Friday, December 31, 2004

A Happy New Year's Party

1. Christmas present exchanges
2. Holding baby Lillian
3. Working on a jigsaw puzzle
4. Watching a bad Ellen movie
5. Drinking sparkling grape juice out of plastic wine glasses

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Comments On My "Makeover" Experience

1. Having your eyebrows waxed is somewhat painful, although it could be worse
2. A freckle is not a stray smudge of mascara
3. Not rubbing your eyes when you have makeup on is a good thing to remember
4. Diagrams are helpful
5. It will never look as good as when she finished with you

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Massive Dust Bunnies, In Other Words

1. Massive bustdunnies
2. Massive bundusties
3. Massive bundunnies
4. Massive bustdusties
5. Massive dunbusties

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

The "Taste Profile" Of Coffee

1. Aroma
2. Brightness
3. Body
4. Finish
5. Gross (okay, maybe this one is just me)

Monday, December 27, 2004

Michele Phrases

1. "P.S."
2. "Didn't drink a stitch"
3. "But-ton" (button)
4. "Ruf" (roof)
5. "Dork-butt"

Sunday, December 26, 2004

Favorite Christmas Books

1. A Little House Christmas
2. The Polar Express
3. The Snow Goose
4. The Tomten and the Fox
5. Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening

Saturday, December 25, 2004

May Everyone Wake Up On Christmas Morning With...

1. People who they love
2. Warm food to eat
3. Joy in their hearts
4. Smiles on their faces
5. Contentment in their lives

Friday, December 24, 2004

It's Christmas Eve

1. Dinner and presents with the Rickerts
2. Packing up and heading over to my family
3. New pajamas with my family
4. Christmas story reading with my family
5. Getting yelled at by Becky, Maddie, Binnie and Aaron 'cause I am way too excited to sleep

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Advisories Regarding Traveling With Cats

1. Don't give your cats food right before traveling
2. When your cats throw up in their carrier because you fed them right before traveling, don't get distracted and drive off the road
3. When your cats start eating the other's vomit, don't stick your fingers in the carrier to try and stop them
4. When you get your hand stuck in the carrier because you tried to stop them from eating each other's vomit, don't panic
5. When you finally get to your destination, calmly work on extracting your hand from the carrier, and let the cats out as soon as possible

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Waiting For Snow

1. Listening to the TV weather guy discuss the "slingshot" effect
2. Looking out the window
3. Making one last trip to the store
4. Hearing more about how it will "slingshot"
5. Making another last trip to the store 'cause it is six hours later and it still hasn't started to snow yet

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Bad Mergers Of Mint and Chocolate

1. Mint M&Ms
2. Chocolate mint cake
3. Generic versions of York peppermint patties
4. Chocolate mint flavored coffee
5. Mint chocolate jelly beans

Monday, December 20, 2004

Good Mergers Of Chocolate And Mint

1. Andes chocolate mints
2. Thin Mint cookies
3. York peppermint patties
4. Mint-flavored gourmet hot chocolate
5. Bryer's mint chocolate chip ice cream

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Fascinating Kangaroo Facts

1. Four US uiversities have kangaroos for mascots
2. Kangaroos burn less energy the faster they hop
3. About 280 companies have registered U.S. trademarks that picture kangaroos
4. Macropods are the only large mammals that hop
5. Females outnumber males five to one in mature kangaroo populations

Learn more about kangaroos

Saturday, December 18, 2004

It's Good To Be Done

1. Last test taken
2. Last homework completed
3. Last project finished
4. Last report turned in
5. Last semester of classes over

Friday, December 17, 2004

Favorite Board Games

1. Trivial Pursuit
2. Scrabble
3. Cranium
4. Huggermugger
5. Sorry

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Life's Too Short To...

1. Read bad blogs
2. Eat bad chocolate
3. Stay angry with loved ones
4. Spend time with annoying people
5. Worry about what other people think of you

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

A Happy List (In No Particular Order)

1. Yay for being in Holland
2. Yay for seeing the kitties
3. Yay for Christmas time
4. Yay for being with Becky
5. Yay for my life

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Julie Andrews' Movies That I Have Seen

1. Sound of Music
2. Mary Poppins
3. Victor/Victoria
4. The Princess Diaries
5. Shrek II

Monday, December 13, 2004

Good Things

1. Impressing your professor
2. Getting an A in your scary math class
3. Being done with Design of Experiments lectures
4. Finishing another semester
5. Being ahead of your thesis finishing schedule

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Really Good Turkey Dinner

1. Oven-roasted turkey
2. Homemade cranberry sauce
3. Wild rice stuffing
4. Green been casserol
5. Latkas made by Aaron

Saturday, December 11, 2004

The End Of Senior Design

1. The displays are down
2. The projects are (mostly) complete
3. The presentations are finished
4. The grading is (almost) done
5. The class is over

Friday, December 10, 2004

"P" Animals

1. Panda bears
2. Penguins
3. Parrots
4. Pigs
5. Pythons

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Senior Design Practice Session Notes

1. Yes, we will have enough microphones
2. Yes, you have to be dressed up
3. Yes, we will have food during intermission
4. No, you cannot do gymnastics on stage during your presentation
5. No, you behavior during the practice sessions will not reflect on your grade

Wednesday, December 08, 2004


1. 16 days until Christmas
2. 9 days until the semester is really over
3. 7 days until I see Becky
4. 2 days until the Senior Design Expo
5. 4 hours until my last class!!!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

A List Of Words Resulting From Watching Jeopardy With Nate And Dave

1. Globule
2. Nepotism
3. Grapple, the fruit
4. Splendour (the British way)
5. Mental speed bump

Monday, December 06, 2004

Things To Do At Gilmore Girl Goodness Night When There Is No Gilmore Girls On

1. Watch Keen Eddie on DVD
2. Play Scrabble
3. Frost your own cupcakes
4. Play a calm version of Calvinball
5. Hang around and chat

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Things I Should Probably Do In Life

1. Learn C/C++ programming
2. Volunteer/charity work
3. Work on my faith/spirituality
4. Read more non-fiction/classic books
5. Stop using slashes/shorthand notation

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Craziness At Kohl's

1. Early Bird Sale
2. Full parking lot
3. Crowded store
4. 12 bras tried on
5. No luck

Friday, December 03, 2004

Potato Soup Making Lessons

1. Don't under cook the potatoes, even if you are hungry
2. Don't burn the roux
3. It will make more than you anticipate
4. Adding cheese is always good
5. Have bacon bits (and more cheese) to garnish with

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Things That Have Been Annoyingly Slow Today

1. My laptop
2. Thesis work
3. The sun coming out
4. Time
5. My brain

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Rabbit Rabbit List

1. Rabbit Rabbit, Mom
2. Rabbit Rabbit, Geoff
3. Rabbit Rabbit, Binnie
4. Rabbit Rabbit, Maddie
5. Rabbit Rabbit, Tricia