Sunday, October 31, 2004

Halloween By Any Other Name Is Still Fun

1. Samhain
2. All Soul's Day
3. All Saint's Day
4. All Hallow's Eve
5. November Eve

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Trick Or Treat Fun

1. Playing Farkle
2. Handing out candy
3. Spying on the neighbors who are wearing really funny costumes
4. Making Rice Crispy Treats with sprinkles
5. Eating all the left-over candy

Friday, October 29, 2004

Fun Things To Do In Centerville

1. Lunch with Mom (and Dawn and Holzer and random students) at school
2. Esther Price store
3. Border's
4. Eucher at the Rickert's
5. Trader Joe's

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Perfect Songs

1. Boston and St. Johns - Great Big Sea
2. I Will Take It From Here - Jonatha Brooke
3. Sailing To Philadelphia - Mark Knopfler
4. This Shirt - Mary Chapin Carpenter
5. Danger - The Waifs

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Alternative Titles For Today's Seminar On Chemical-Mechanical Polishing (CMP)

1. Everybody Needs a Little CMP
2. Getting Your Groove On, CMP Style
3. Mirror, Mirror, On the Wafer
4. To Polish or Not To Polish, That is the Experiment
5. I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for CMP

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Favorite NFL Teams (In No Particular Order)

1. Detroit
2. Green Bay
3. New England
4. Indianapolis
5. Whichever Ohio team is sucking less in a given season

Monday, October 25, 2004

A Visit With Amanda

1. Amanda and her boy flew to Detroit
2. The boy ran the Detroit Marathon
3. I met them for lunch on my way back from Holland
4. And it was totally fun
5. Because Amanda is one of the coolest people alive

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Hocus Pocus Is The Best Halloween Movie

1. Bette Midler, Kathy Najimi and Sara Jessica Parker as the witches
2. Billy the zombie guy
3. Binx the talking cat
4. The two "thug" guys and the shoes
5. Thora Birch as the cutest little girl

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Re-Arranging Furniture Is Fun!

1. Little bookshelf to hallway
2. Big bookshelf to living room
3. Shift the futon 2 inches right
4. New drawer for the TV dresser thingy
5. New desk in the bedroom

Friday, October 22, 2004

Happiness At Becky's Place

1. Becky
2. The kitties
3. Becky
4. Clean laundry
5. Becky

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Things To Do While Your Senior Design Students Are Taking An Exam

1. Read a book
2. Talk to Shelly
3. Write the time on the board
4. Plan your weekend
5. Nap

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Happy Tea

1. Green tea
2. Peach tea
3. French vanilla tea
4. Lemon tea
5. Raspberry tea

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Things To Do During Office Hours

1. Listen to music
2. Thesis research
3. Chat with Dennis
4. Homework
5. Play Spider Solitaire

Monday, October 18, 2004

Why It Is Fun To Spend The Weekend On Mackinac

1. Stepping outside of reality for a few days
2. Seeing Tricia and Grandma
3. Visiting the sights
4. Buying and eating fudge
5. 'Cause it's Mackinac!

Sunday, October 17, 2004

So We Went For A Walk And...

1. It started out cloudy
2. Then it rained
3. Then it snowed
4. Then it got sunny
5. Then it was cloudy again

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Things To Do On Mackinac When It Is Cold And Rainy

1. Go shopping at the end of the season sales
2. Drink lots of tea
3. Play trivia pursuit
4. Go out to dinner with the family
5. Go to bed early

Friday, October 15, 2004

Traveling To Mackinac

1. Leave Toledo at 8 am
2. Drive
3. Shop at the outlet malls
4. Drive
5. Make the 4:30 boat with time to spare

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Preparations For A Trip To Mackinac In October

1. Double check the boat schedule
2. Pack lots of warm clothing
3. Grab your best boots
4. Pack the rain gear
5. Check the boat schedule again

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

It's Fall In Toledo

1. Leaves are changing
2. Mornings are cold
3. Sweaters are coming out of hiding
4. Political signs are up
5. All the local news personalities have new hair styles

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Things To Do In Life

1. Finish my thesis
2. Find a job
3. Get my PhD
4. Teach
5. Retire

Monday, October 11, 2004

You Know You Get Up Too Early When...

1. No one else on your buddy list is awake
2. You are ready 20 minutes early for the 7 o'clock bus
3. Waking up at 8 is "sleeping in"
4. It's dark out, even in the summer
5. You have enough time to write and post lists before leaving

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Fun Things To Do On A Saturday Night

1. Re-organize your cd collection
2. Watch Clean Sweep
3. Re-decorate the living room
4. Clear out the storage shed
5. Sort your shoes by color and type

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Sometimes An Artist Puts Out A New CD That Is Even Better Than The One You Thought Would Always Be Your Favorite Because It Is The First One You Heard

1. Mary Chapin Carpenter - Between Here and Gone
2. Lori McKenna - The Kitchen Tapes
3. Dar Williams - The Beauty of the Rain
4. Alanis Morissette - Under Rug Swept
5. Jonatha Brooke - Back in the Circus

Friday, October 08, 2004

Sometimes The Very First CD You Hear From A Particular Artist Remains Your Favorite

1. Indigo Girls - Rites of Passage
2. Nanci Griffith - Little Love Affairs
3. Counting Crows - August and Everything After
4. Kim Richey - Bitter Sweet
5. Melissa Etheridge - Yes I Am

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Annoying Things on TV

1. The tic-tac girl
2. Plastic surgery reality shows
3. Politicians
4. Spouse swapping reality shows
5. Car commercials

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Why We Love Nani

1. That accent
2. That attitude
3. That design skill
4. That hair
5. That smile

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Gilmore Goodness

1. Fox Force Five plus Dave
2. Funfetti cupcakes
3. Ken and Alex
4. Loreli and Rory
5. Lots of laughs

Monday, October 04, 2004

Things That Didn't Go Well Today

1. Late getting up and ready
2. Missed breakfast
3. Lower than expected grade on my exam
4. Accidently stabbed myself with a pencil
5. No good food in the house

Sunday, October 03, 2004

The Andersons

1. Toledo's largest "general" store
2. Complete with full service Tony Packo's
3. Everything from plumbing supplies to car stereo equipment
4. Including a replacement "world's largest tarp"
5. But no Funfetti cake mix

Saturday, October 02, 2004


1. UT vs. Ball State
2. Dad and Dennis and me
3. Sitting in the end zone
4. Watching Toledo score again, and again, and again
5. Leaving early 'cause it got boring...

Friday, October 01, 2004

Good Things About Monday Night Football That Start With "D"

1. Dennis
2. Dave
3. Dessert
4. Dumb commentators
5. Dennis and Dave's dorky dialogue