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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Well it’s about time I blogged again. Here we go:
Last week I went to Little Rock, AR for a Product Innovation Engineering Leadership program. On the 2nd day I got to talk about Cleanwaste (where I work) and do a product demonstration to be used as a case study for the session. I cracked a couple good poop jokes: Cleanwaste is #1 in the #2 business. When you work in the human waste industry business is always crappy. Budumdumching. Ironically, the hotel we were staying at smelled like sewer the entire time I was there. It was a really nice hotel to so I’m not sure what was going on with that. I definitely ate catfish while I was there, probably the first time since Grandma Tucker made it last. It was great. (okay so I ate catfish twice while I was there, with hush puppies.) I liked Little Rock, well, what part I saw of it anyway. Seemed decent enough. Turns out no one I know lives there but one of my favorite friends, Aubrey, grew up 30 minutes north in a town called Toad Suck. (Yes, I just wanted to but that hillbilly named town in my entry.)
The program I attended is run by Doug Hall of American Inventor fame… see the clip here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdUMy9HzdWo&feature=related For the record this is NOT a Cleanwaste product. Simon Cowell (of American Idol) has called Doug hall the most annoying man in America. Doug is the guy in the clip that puts his head down on his desk and says no like 10 times in response to the product that is being presented. Doug is actually enthusiastic about some of the products Cleanwaste is coming out with.
It’s actually turned into winter here in Bozeman. I think it’s about 2 degrees today..still snowing with 40mph winds expected all afternoon. Driving home last night was a bit scary. Visibility was low and I had a hard time seeing my exit. I’m just glad my car is starting. I must admit I miss having a SUV.
JJ, Cody, Dean and I went and saw Harry Potter last night. I didn’t get it. Seemed like a bunch of people and events shoved into a 2 hr movie with no resolution…who ends a movie with a elf dying? Really. I know there’s a part 2 coming out but you can still end part 1 so it can feel somewhat complete. If you haven’t seen it wait for the 2nd part to come out, rent part 1 on DVD and then see part 2 in theaters. Then it will be like seeing one entirely completed film.
Tielle is flying here today. She will be spending Thanksgiving with us. So exciting! I bought a 22lb turkey and we will probably eat turkey all week and on into December. I am looking forward to making turkey curry with the leftovers. Thankfully Dean has volunteered to take out all the turkey guts. I probably would have just gotten a ham had I known that you had to clean out the turkey innards. I think on Thursday we will eat all day and have a Tetris tournament using Cody’s projector. I think Thanksgiving is going to feel a lot like Christmas because we already have a tree up, lights around the windows, fireplace (that works and we use daily) and we’re making mom’s wassail. The only thing that will be missing is gifts…
By the way you will all be getting the Pee Wee Unisex Urine bag from me for Christmas. Your gift to me can be using the bags and rating it on ease of use and functionality. HO HO HO!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
So my schedule at work recently changed—Mon and Wed are 8-5. Tues and Thurs are 7:30-5:30. Friday is 8-3. I really love this new schedule except for the Tues/Thurs 7:30-5:30 part. Today is my second time having to do the 10 hr day thing and it’s already a loooong day and it’s only 10:34. Please help. In other exciting news I am now the proud owner of 4 giant paperclips. I just measured them with my recently acquired tape measure and they (my 4 paperclips) are 4inches long. Look how far science in manufacturing has brought us.
So, I had a birthday. It was on Saturday. Thanks to everyone for all the lovely cards with lovely checks inside of them. It was exactly what I wished for, how did you know? Am I that transparent or was it a dead giveaway when you asked JJ what I want and she told you money? J But really thanks. I was able to put this money toward getting TL up here for Thanksgiving!! Which we are all really excited about.
I also have to say how tickled I was by Grandma and Grandpa Sherwood’s birthday card. I got a full page of information about Uncle Monte’s new violin assistant. I wonder if Monte’s assistant has any idea that my family is trying to set me up with him? When mom called I reminded her that I was dating someone and then I promptly asked if this assistant made any money. She didn’t know so I quickly reverted back to my original argument of being taken. She said that I’m not married so all is fair in love and war. Shocking mother, shocking.
By the way, if you are reading this and you are my family member and you have not become a facebook fan of my music page---shame on you. All you have to do is click a button. I will consider your fan-dom or lack of fan-dom as a measurement of how much you love me---or not. This is serious. I have specifically kept my lyrics family friendly. You’re welcome mom.
Speaking of music. I’m am really glad Cody is my roommate, he is really good at this recording business. He makes me sound good. I guess that goes for Jewelyn as well because she is chamazing on the piano.
Work has been pretty busy and demanding…stressful some may say but I haven’t felt overly stressed…just busy. JJ and Cody can attest to how late I’ve been working. Things will only get busier because we are moving the entire company in 2 weeks. Phew.
I did buy an exercise bike last week. I’m proud to say that I have used it twice. I’m saving up for a treadmill and then a flat screen tv to make my workout “room” complete. The resistance on the bike is insane. I can only get up to like level 4 before I start looking around for the trolls that I’m sure are there holding onto my pedals to keep me from peddling. Sneaky little suckers.
I went to fhe for the first time in forever. My friend Jon has moved back into town and they were carving pumpkins and he wanted me to go. He bought me a pumpkin which was thoughtful. I carved out a Cyclops, with a wide grin and a long scar on his cheek. Jon carved out an outhouse. I think the most impressive carving I saw was a pumpkin with a pumpkin in its mouth. It was pretty cute. I think this is what people call irony.
I happened upon a very cute—my new favorite—Korean tv show called Playful Kiss. It is absolutely hilarious and the man guy character is b-e-a-utiful. I told JJ that I have never been attracted to any oriental human before and she told me that Korean people are the most beautiful people on earth. I think I might just agree. Anyway, the show has a very cute storyline. It is subtitled which surprisingly hasn’t bothered me.
I’m bored of writing now.