28 February 2013

Creatively Frozen

On Monday, we had a "blizzard" in Lubbock.  Work was closed due to driving conditions being dangerous, which for our drivers they were, and the next day work began at 10h30.  Now for the past 3 hours I have been trying to post a picture from that day but for some reason my phone will not post.  Instead I will be sharing a link with you to show the depth of our pain (advance apologies to Canadian readers or NE/NW readers):

Please excuse the language but it was the better choice visually.

This was towards the NW (likely) due to the amount of snow and open space.  It did not stop snowing until about 13h00 and it was pretty nasty out.  It was the powdery kind of snow that blows up in your face with a slight breeze - unfortunately for us it was almost gale force winds.  OK it was only ~35mph winds but give us some slack we aren't used to this type of weather; especially as on Sunday we had 70F day.  Yes, you read that correctly we had 70F weather the day before a blizzard.  Visibility was not "great" and it was just plain icy outside.  Needless to say I enjoyed our 3 day weekend :)

Speaking of weekend, this past weekend was pretty fun.  Saturday I went to a jazz concert and had wonderful weather all day.  Sunday I had lunch with several friends at a local Indian place and the weather was wonderful.  I also watched the Oscars and I have to say Mr. McFarlane, as cute as you are - poor show.  I want to be friends with Jennifer Lawrence after watching that show.  Then Monday - BAM!  BLIZZARD!  As I spent a few hours, both on Saturday and Sunday, in the lab I didn't mind the snow day but I had cabin fever by the end of the day.  Yeah I could never live up north.  There you have it, blizzard, awesome weather, and the Oscars sum up a decent weekend.

15 February 2013

Panem 'Stache

Happy Post-Valentine's Day!  I think there should be a post-Valentine day celebration for those of us who are not part of the happy couples or are just tired of being bombarded with marketed love.

Mustache PartySpeaking of love and fake love, right now I real-love the Hunger Games trilogy!  I am obsessed and cannot wait for the next movie.  I saw the first movie and then I decided to read the books.  I couldn't put them down!!!!  I've read all three and no spoilers because they were wonderful.  I rarely read fiction but these just grabbed me and wouldn't let go.  My favorite part?  Apparently female hair is not frowned upon and having hair on our legs (I'm assuming our armpits too) is no longer unseemly.   WHAT!?!?!  No more shaving or ripping hair out?  Sign me up!  Well not for the starving or sending children to die but the hair thing sounds good to me.  'Stache you have been redeemed and we may be moving to Panem!  Hoorah for facial hair staying where it is and leg hair being normal again!  

Have a good weekend everyone!

04 February 2013


Superbowl is done and finally onto the real sports!  NBA FINALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Yes my Spurs are doing well and I am so excited!  Perhaps they'll take another championship home?  Fingers crossed!

Recently my co-workers and I were talking about the most popular social networking sites and turned out that FB is obsolete and Instagram is on the way out.  Remember that lament on aging?  Which is the new one?  Tumblr!  According to age groups between the ages of 13 to 20.  It's OK, just another blogging site and the follow method is different.  I have to say I kind of like reader because it's easy and I know it but this site gives a quick visual synopsis.  Like I said, it's OK.  So if you want to be hip and cool, keep up with your teenager, then apparently it's Tumblr you want.   Going back to FB and Instagram, did you know that Instagram was bought out by FB?  Just think about it...

FB + i (instagram) = FBI


As for the past few weeks.  I've been busy.  Work mainly.  I had these really awesome blog post ideas but as I was in the shower when I thought of them, they are now part of the debris formerly called brain cells.  I watched 5 minutes of the Vampire Diaries, some cells didn't make it through.  Sorry.  Let's hope I start writing some of the good things down.  Have a great week!