Ozma "At Work”

December 31, 2006

2006_12_21 ryen, dan, kenn working – Google Video

“Coffee shop girl! Not a song by Ozma!”

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December 31, 2006


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Know Not

December 30, 2006

People who believe in the conspiracy theories about how a plane “couldn’t cause a building like the World Trade Center to fall” obviously haven’t studied construction.

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Two down, four to go

December 22, 2006

I know (or have a rough feeling) what I’ll be recieving for two of my classes gradewise. Both fairly good. Sadly, I have umpteen more credits unknown that could throw a gnarled monkeywrench into the cogs.

My GPA last semester was a 3.76 I think between this semester and last, I might average a 3.00, if that gives you any indication how rough this past four months have been to me. This will probably be my first semester with a GPA under 3.00 since first semester freshman year. But who knows, maybe I’ll luck out and my profs just wont want to grade my finals. Or some other miracle, like the yooper rapture occurs.

Check out Wikipedia’s Yooper dialect entry. Pretty good stuff.


December 21, 2006

I’m in Midland. For those who care, quick rundown of the drive…

  1. Nearly got pulled over for speeding on M28 in the UP. Cop was hiding in the snowmobile trail. Turned his lights on, pulled out behind me, and then turned around and went after another dude.
  2. Nearly hit a bear. Yeah, not a deer, a BEAR. Decent sized fellow. Scampered in to the woods after I swerved to miss him.
  3. Nearly got pulled over, part two. Going 80ish to pass a guy on one of the few passing lanes, and a cop breezed by me. Was going after someone else I suppose.
  4. Nearly got pulled over, part three; the oddest of them all. On M77 (I believe) there is a single gas station in, literally, the midst of nothing. It’s just there. The only thing for 10 miles that’s lit up. Anyway, it was about 6pm or so, already completely dark and I’m driving by at the yooper speed limit (64mph), and there’s a state trooper filling up his SUV cruiser. He’s in uniform seemingly, but has a Red Wings sweatshirt on. He waves to me; a kind of “How you doin?” wave. This strikes me as odd, since he can’t really see if I wave back. I get about a quarter mile down, and all of a sudden I see his lights go on. There is nobody for 5 miles in front or behind me, so the trooper has to be coming for me, right? Nope. Nothing happens. So perplexed.

Now I’m here with Jill, and happy as a pig in mud.

T Minus

December 20, 2006

8 hours to go before it hurts. 14 hours before I’m out of that chamber and flying down the barrel of US41, aimed straight at the heart of the Lower Peninsula.

Statics is gonna suck. Materials and Methods is gonna suck. The ride down is gonna be tiring (not to mention that the car isnt fixed yet, everywhere up here is booked through the year). Why am I not asleep yet?

Winding Down

December 16, 2006

I have to get some things done. Car still isn’t completely fixed, and the lights aren’t mounted yet. I have 2 days open that I could try to get that done; Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday I take my last finals for the semester and hit the road at about 3pm. Meaning I’ll get home late.

I’m really trying to get some time available to do some Flock work, but I simply don’t ever have the time. It’s been spent on studying lately. I feel really bad about it, since the work is all support work. Bad support looks bad for the company. Therefore, I am making Flock look bad on that end. That’s not good. The folks at Flock work hard to bring you an awesome browser, and they deserve to look as good as they deserve. I have to work something out where I can get more than 30 minutes to reply to feedback per week. I can’t wait for break, I suppose.

On the agenda for break:

  • Relax. Unravel my brain a bit
  • Hang out with family. I get to see them so very rarely, and I love hanging out with them.
  • Work. Flock work. I have to catch up on requests. My goal is to clear the queue by the end of break.
  • Gaming. Goal here is to beat Guild Wars: Nightfall
  • Hobbies. I really want to get my hands on some woodworking projects. Maybe make a nice table, or even a pipe.
  • Chess. I like chess. I also suck at chess.

Coming on down the line: Lackey Inaction Figures!