Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Morning And Books Of All Kinds

Hello all!

Well, there hasn’t been much going on lately. This morning I awoke, and found out that I had theatre tickets that were gifted to me, and I totally did not get to use them. In my defense, I am very busy (that being said, you would think there would be more to post right?) with school and work. From Russia with Love has as well. The tickets were for a play about the civil war, and From Russia with Love had a movie shoot to attend this weekend, and I have work, so that did not happen. Sorry Mom, but life just gets in the way some times. Fun takes a back seat in priorities unfortunately.

Any way, work is going fine for the time being. I actually finished the audit last night, so that is out of the way for today. That means I am going to study Thermodynamics, which is in some dire need of my attention. So today I am going to leave you with an interesting thing I found on Yahoo News. There is some publisher (I think) that is giving awards to the books this year with the most unusual titles. The article can be found here. These are some of my favorites:

1. I was Tortured by the Pygmy Love Queen
2. Go Ahead, Woman, Do Your Worst
3. How to Write a How to Write Book
4. Cheese Problems Solved
5. If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs
6. Are Women Human? And other International Dialogues
7. Drawing and Painting the Undead

That will do it for me tonight folks, to the (text) books I go!


Friday, February 22, 2008


Good evening everyone.

Today has been dull. So dull in fact, I don’t think I am even going to bother with the checklist. Just the one class, off to the bank, then home to take care of a few things (the dogs, tuition payment etc.) then to here at work where I sit, staring at the screen without a lot to do. Not that I don’t have anything mind you, I just finished it all for the time being. We are working on a massive audit project, and it’s not my turn on that yet. That torch will be passed to me at about 9:30 tonight, and I will complete as much as I can (as much as I can stand anyway). Then I imagine it will be to the books to get some studying done, mostly for Thermodynamics. Other things are pretty tame; or non existent really. There’s not much ‘adventuring’ to blog about when I am at work till midnight, then go home and go to bed. I think if they make a Biography of me one day it will be called: Indiana T and the Uninteresting Blog.

Well, and the other subject that I have been bombarded with lately in life: Babies, Babies, Babies! (not my own thank you). So, here you are; my lighter side of that (click to enlarge for easy viewing):


Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Long Day, Eve of the Eclipse, and Other Stories

Good evening every one,

The past couple of days have been a little odd to say the least. “How did Tuesday go?” you are probably asking. Well, that was interesting. I went to bed Monday night about 8pm or so, thinking I was going to get a good nights sleep, and be ready for work at 6am. Well, I awoke about 10:30pm and was unable to return to sleep until about 2:30 am. So, I worked from 6am to 10am, had class from 10:30 to 11:30, and returned to work from 1pm to 9:30. after the second shift ended, I even stayed a little while longer to complete all of my homework. All of that on 5 hours of sleep. And I emerged successful. Hoora!

Lets get the checklist out of the way:

Quantum Mechanics and Relativity- We are moving away from the cool stuff now, and returning to the seemingly dull. More specifically the Bohr Theory of the atom, and some atomic structure stuff, energy states (and changes of) of the electron, etc. It’s not quite as interesting as the Relativity stuff, but that is not a surprise considering I have yet to take a class that I “thoroughly” enjoy, so to speak. Always the ‘rose with the thorn’.

Thermodynamics- Dull, dull and dull. Did I mention that this class is dull? I hope so, because the study of thermodynamics apparently requires the mind to be ‘numbed’. The professor is achieving this goal with a staggering amount of success. Ughh.

Theoretical Electromagnetism- This seems to be getting better, because this class is a bit of a follow up to the Physics 2220 course which also dealt on the subject lightly, and we are approaching material I did well on in the previous course. That gives me a bit of hope.

Last night was a lunar eclipse. For those of you who have never seen one, the moon turns orange. It’s really an amazing sight. And did I get to see it? No. The professor even let us out of class early to go up to the physics observatory to view the eclipse through the telescope. I had to wait for the second elevatior, because the first ride was full. The ones that went up first came right back down with the bad news. The cloud cover was so thick that you could not even see the moon, let alone the color change. Now I have to wait years for the next one, and hope for no clouds again. So for those of you who missed it this is what a lunar eclipse is supposed to be like:

This is what was visible:

Bummer huh?

Work is going fine I guess. We had our first staff meeting since the bad news of downsizing hit, and I was a little worried about the position that I have, and what would be left of what I do. We got the answer today. The news is good, sort of. Basically there wont be as many of us on staff here at the Lead Desk, so the number of those shifts will be taken down, which means that I will have more phone time (bad). And as far as the phone time is concerned, I will no longer be able to make my own hours (also bad). However, when I am on the Lead Desk, there is going to be more to do. For example staffing numbers and data entry. The former task may not mean as much to those of you who are not employed here, but I assure you it is tedious. But there are other tedious and annoying aspects to the job that are going the way of the Dodo. And I like them less. So as far as duties are concerned, I am trading unliked tediousness for some new stuff I might not mind. I don’t know how well that will go, but we will see. Time heals all wounds.


Monday, February 18, 2008

Whining of Mediocre Proportions, and Links of Grand

Hey every one.

I’m not going to lie, I am taking a break from homework to do this post. I have been doing this assignment for the better part of 2 days, and am not out of the woods yet. These woods that I speak of are more assignments, all due Wednesday, and I have not finished the first. The good news is that the other two are significantly shorter, and should not impose more than a couple of hours. That is bad news however, because tomorrow I have work from 6am to 10am, class from 10:30am to 11:30am, and then back to work from 1pm to 9:30pm. The doubt in completing the assignments lies not in the amount of time I have, which is sufficient, but how tired I will be.

That’s enough pissing and moaning for today.

On the plus side- The trailer for the next Indiana Jones movie has hit the web! And it looks freakin’ sweet! You can see it on the IMDB, with this link. The word around the camp fire is that this one is going to be about aliens. I don’t know how much stock to put into that, being an internet rumor and all. It will however be a follow up to the first one, and then some it looks like. I trust them not to ruin this. They better not.

Oh, and I finally cleaned my room for the first time this semester! It would seem that the carpet is green. I will alert the anthropologists of my discovery.

And well, last night From Russia with Love and I ate dinner and watched a movie. That’s about all we do these days, because there is just not enough expendable energy for recreation. One or both of us are usually on the brink of a nap by time we see each other during our 2 hours of free time a day. In conclusion: my day to day life is just not that interesting.

That’s it for me today folks. Back to the HW. I think I will leave you all with a quote that I found. I do not remember who said it, but here it goes anyway:

“Make the most of your self, because that’s all you are going to be.” - ???