Thursday, September 30, 2004

Things You Should Not Do As A Senior Design TA

1. Fly like an airplane down the aisle in the seminar room in front of student
2. Walk into the wrong apartment building
3. Grab the provided food then leave
4. Avoid your professor
5. Try to organize things too much, 'cause it will get redone anyway

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Things That Are Less Than Useful

1. Free address labels... for your previous address
2. Needing empty boxes... to hold empty boxes
3. 7 consonants... when you are playing Scrabble
4. Misspelled words... in a crossword puzzle
5. Being ready for an 8 o'clock interview... at 6:30

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Sunday Football Is Better Than Monday Football

1. Multiple games to watch
2. Earlier start times
3. Less hype and stupid graphics
4. Commentators who aren't about to fall over dead from a heart attack
5. There's more football the next day

Monday, September 27, 2004

Desktop Weather Forecasts

1. So your computer connects to your ISP
2. Which connects to a server
3. Which gets the information from another computer
4. Then sends it back to your computer
5. And yet that takes less time than looking out the window

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Fun Little Shops That I Could See Myself Owning Someday

1. A wooden sign shop
2. A shoe shop
3. An art gallery
4. A furniture gallery
5. A bookstore

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Random List Of Good Food

1. Pita pizzas with fresh veggies on top
2. Vegetarian stuffed grape leaves
3. Eggs, pretty much any way you want to cook them
4. BBQ ribs
5. Peanut M&M's (do they count as "food"?)

Friday, September 24, 2004

You Know It Will Be A Bad Day When Your Alarm Goes Off And...

1. You hit the snooze for the seventh time
2. You can't figure out why your pillow is beeping
3. You think "I'll just ignore it and it will go away"
4. You are sure that the sun is setting, not rising
5. You smile, thinking "it's only 4 days until the weekend"

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Blue Can Be A Happy Color

1. Blue bicycle
2. Blue toenail polish
3. Blue jean skirt
4. Blue suede boots with rainbow laces
5. Blue desk

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Nate and I Are Going To Holland And We Are Taking....

1. Wooden shoes
2. A cell phone charger
3. Peanut M&Ms
4. A beehive
5. A red motorcycle
6. Brass knuckles
7. A feather pillow
8. A space suit
9. A sailboat
10. Pet tiger Lily
11. Girlie jeans
12. The weed-smoking robot
13. The weed-smoking robot's girlfriend
14. A set of white wall tires
15. Adopt-A-Highway sign
16. A bushel of apples
17. An applesauce maker
18. Fantastic Four comic books
19. A 2-liter of Coke

**Updated Oct. 9... still missing one...

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Today's Birthdays

1. Melissa Ferrick
2. H.G. Wells
3. Stephen King
4. Fannie Flagg
5. Maddie Valley!!!

Monday, September 20, 2004

A Final Summer Adventure

1. Trip to the beach
2. Building a sand castle
3. Watching the sun set
4. Sand all over the car
5. Ice cream on the way home

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Reasons To Love Fall

1. Sweater weather
2. Football
3. Apple cider
4. Hockey
5. Falling leaves

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Yay For Good Food

1. Fresh peaches
2. BBQ chicken wings
3. Fruit snacks
4. Bananas
5. Ruffles potato chips

Friday, September 17, 2004

Update On The Kitties

1. They grew longer
2. They got fatter
3. They became heavier
4. They sit still less
5. They no longer have claws or the ability to reproduce

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Things Nate And I Almost Forgot For Our Holland Road Trip

1. Pillows
2. Rootbeer
3. Combos
4. Fruitsnacks
5. Frozen 'smores PopTarts

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

I Am Now A Real Teaching Assistant

1. With a desk
2. In the TA lab
3. And a name tag on my desk
4. And office hours during which I sit at my desk
5. Now I just need a key so I can get into the TA lab so I can sit at my desk with my name tag during those office hours

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Yay For Working Out With Gilad

1. Warm up with aerobics
2. Do a little kickboxing
3. Build some muscle with weights
4. Strengthen the abs
5. Stretch and cool down

Monday, September 13, 2004

Top Five Largest Books On My Bookshelf

1. Advanced Engineering Mathematics
2. Calculus
3. Operations Research
4. Manufacturing Engineering and Technology
5. Production and Operations Analysis

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Questioning Song Titles

1. Why Does the Sun Shine
2. Where Have All the Cowboys Gone
3. Who Will Save Your Soul
4. Why Do Fools Fall in Love
5. What's Love Got To Do With It

In researching for this list I came across this. How much fun? I think they win...

Saturday, September 11, 2004

A Message To George W. Bush

1. The tragedy of Sept. 11 was not a personal triumph for you
2. It was not a triumph for our country
3. The fact that it happened was, indeed, a terrible tragedy
4. Do you feel bad at all for using the deaths of all those people for political advantage?
5. I for one am hoping the advantage will not last...

Friday, September 10, 2004

Why Swamp Ophelia *Might* Be The Best Indigo Girls Album Ever

1. The cover art
2. The rocking symphony part of Touch Me Fall
3. The opening bars of Reunion
4. The fact that The Wood Song is totally understandable
5. Mystery

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Dress-Up Day (AKA Thursday Is When I Have To Go To Senior Design Class)

1. Fancy pants
2. Tall shoes
3. Button-up shirt
4. Real earrings
5. Gel-curly hair

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

The People On The Bus Go Up And Down

1. The creepy guy
2. The big guy
3. The blind girl
4. The guy with clown hair
5. The gay boy bus driver

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Green Is A Lovely Color

1. The mold on my bread
2. The stripe on my cup
3. My new larger-sized rotary board
4. The top drawer of my fabric container
5. My most-useful overnight/shoe bag

Monday, September 06, 2004

Labor Day Fun

1. Montgomery Inn BBQ Chicken for lunch
2. Sitting on the porch playing cards
3. Playing with the kitties
4. Not having to go to classes
5. Getting to spend one more night with Becky

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Shopping In Grandville

1. Anybody need a rest area?
2. Yeah, but is the black futon cover really okay?
3. Debating about which fun foreign candy bars to get
4. Losing everyone else
5. Come on, Abby, let's go... seriously... we're leaving... no, we don't need that, we need to leave... there you go... nope, all the way out the door.. now in the car... k good... now back to Holland

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Criteria For A Good Keyboard

1. Proper clackety sounds
2. Good key spacing
3. Large backspace key
4. Slight space between "caps lock" and "a"
5. Locators on the "f" and "j" keys

Friday, September 03, 2004


1. Waking up next to Becky
2. A good workout
3. Productive thesis work
4. Lazy afternoon
5. Evening on the back porch

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Things That Didn't Happen Yesterday

1. "Rabbit rabbit" calls
2. Extensive thesis work
3. Doing the dishes
4. Cleaning the bathroom
5. Packing for the weekend

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Government Pants....

1. Are very green
2. Go well with other green things
3. Are well inspected
4. Can make you look quite spiffy
5. Look nice with governemt shirts and government jackets and associated bling

*Credit to Dave on the list assist for this one