tip back some brass monkey in honor of MCA. Nothin else.
MOAR OT: Whatcha all working on/doing this afternoon?
I'm bumpin the greatest hits right now. RIP That Funky Money
Wanigan's Deli in bay city. #7. if you don't know what I'm talking about, you haven't lived!
falling asleep at my desk due to lack of sleep from Avengers
Up late at the midnight showing or just couldn't sleep like a kid on Christmas Eve?
Arguing about the proper definition of "academic disengagement" with colleagues from other research universities. Feeling a little smug because of U-M's recognized stature in the world. #sorrynotsorry
Credit and financial analyses - I need to regularly check in here so I don't go mad.
The best thing to do on a Friday! As someone who works in the Auto industry... it's so much paperwork. You have no idea how obnoxious getting anything done on a car is.
BSME 2009 from Michigan, I work for a tier 1 (and sometimes tier 2) auto supplier outside Chicago (not where the company is headquartered) as a product engineer. I work with OEMs to design components that they want and then work within the plant/manufacturing side to get them made.
I've only been at the job since August and I deal mostly with OEMs. It's a fun industry though, and definitely a fun time to be in it. Politics aside, before the economy went boom in 2008 (right before I graduated... wasn't that awesome) Americans bought 16M cars a year like clockwork. After the April numbers came in it seems like 14.5-15M is on the table for 2012... which is pretty sweet for the industry. Tons of new cars are coming out all the time, pretty much the whole mid-size (D) and compact (C) segments are new. The sub-compact (B) segment just came to the States... it's a great time to be a car nerd.
Setting up an Oracle JDBC datasource on an Apache Tomcat server, since you asked
Nice! You're a nerd after my my own heart
for real. Developing a forecast of my employer's NCAA revenue for the next fiscal year.
Crafting a report informing a nuclear power plant how to load their latest batch of fuel. And then finishing opening up my pool so I can float around drinking in it until October/November.
Finishing up my honeymoon in Hawaii =) is it sad that I'm still checking mgoblog multiple times a day?
Pretty sad, but completely understandable. You have an addiction and we are your enablers.
I was trying to follow the MLB playoffs on my honeymoon in Greece in 2004 with no laptop/smartphone. I was upset at the lack of info until I realized the Yankees were collapsing against Boston. Let's just say I'll always remember that playoff year, though I deny it happened since I was out of the USA.
Going to talladega race track meeting some NASCAR drivers.
Updating a water network with GPS I collected yesterday. Not as exciting as it sounds. Laid off the Swiss Cake rolls and Coke this week because I had Waffle House for lunch. I was going to make a comment about your #2 activity until I realized your kid was involved. The first sentence still makes me laugh (yes, I am a ten year old). My daughter's molars are coming in so I'm sure I'll have a pitiful little girl waiting for me at home. I actually enjoy her wanting comfort since she's become so independent recently. Happy weekend all!
I'll be doing MCAT stuff from now until I pass out around 2 tonight. Probably going to grab some delicious tacobell in a bit to break things up though.
Since you mentioned it, I think I'm going to posbang my own thread. I've never done it before and it sounds fun . . .
[Edit: I was right - it was very enjoyable.]
I've been posbangin my own thread for years ;) Sorry, we are in the midst of a high risk pregnancy and I haven't, well, you know, for a while.
*Insert Kate Upton GIF here for 74polSKA*
I can't as I'm on my phone at the moment.
Good luck to you both, kind sir!
Thanks. Our daughter was 7+ weeks early, so it's not completely uncharted water but any reassurance is welcome.
I wonder if anyone has made a second account, gotten it to 100 points, and then used the secondary account to posbang themselves all the time.
This sounds a lot like a dutch rudder from "Zack and Miri Make a Porno"
and if you dont know what a dutch rudder is...I warned you.
Quail Hollow as in Charlotte? A mere stone's throw from where my grandparents used to live.
I don't think this is going to be a productive afternoon. Check back next week when I've actually started my job. I did put the screen windows up this morning. That probably earned me my evening drink(s) later on.
Yes sir. Charlotte is a great city.
It had to be done.
not a thing...just graduated, grad school starts in July, so couldn't get an internship. I will also be checking the mgoboard about once every 10 minutes to alleviate the boredom.
Glad somebody is curious...
I am finishing up some statistics on the relative contribution of various planning areas with our service region of the company to the backlogged jobs in the design queue. It's not terribly interesting unless you plan to attend a meeting where they will be asking your group why it takes you so long to design work for electric distribution systems.
Yes, I admit...I have an Excel problem.
Taking the kids to Kalahari Water Park in "ohio", going to relax all weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Watching my students take a stats exam.
Paired sample t-tests, ho!
Seeing patients until 5PM
Probably will hit Annapolis with the wife, doggy if it doesn't rain. 50 cent oysters at McGarvey's until 8PM!
Raw or steamed? How do you prefer?'
Just be careful with the wife and the dog around... I hear oysters are great aphrodisiacs.
Raw. They are delicious. HepA risk be damned.
My dog has been fixed so no worries, and heck, my wife wants a kid anyways, hahaha.
Just bullcrapped my way into a Chick-Fil-A convention for execs and scored some free (quality) food. A suit and a few neologisms will get you a long way. Apparently neither the long hippie-type hair nor the fact that I'm 15 years younger than everyone else tipped them off...
I'm sure Truett Cathy would appreciate the ingenuity. Free food is always good.
Wrapped up my patient follow-up and email early for the week, so I'm going to get some non-work tasks done at work, while refreshing mgoblog every 5.
I imagine a section of the newspaper and the lovely extra tall, throne-like toilet in the handicapped stall will feature prominently in my afternoon
Dude, speakin' of which... we have a 1-person bathroom at work that I like to use to crap in (am I the only one who doesn't like crapping in the bathrooms with multiple stalls and urinals? In college it didn't matter, but I don't want my co-workers to hear my farty noises, you know?), and every time I've checked so far this afternoon, it's been occupied. I'm approaching the breaking point (the point at which I say, "Ah screw it, I'm using the 'other' bathroom").
I go in anonymity. Benefits of working for a huge company that occupies dozens of floors in my building... I crash other floors and use their bathroom. The group that sits on the floor below mine travels frequently and there is rarely more than half a dozen people on the entire floor, so their facilities are like my own personal 3 stall, 3 urinal bathroom.
I always feel like I'm gonna get the evil eye from someone when I use the handicapped stall and then walk my perfectly healthy ass out of it. I only use it in emergencies. But the deep-down truth is that it's mainly because I'm too short for the tall toilet to be comfortable. My feet barely touch the damn floor.
I am currently not studying for my income tax law final. I should be though.
Nah, just bag it. If you're not sure, just answer that its a taxable gain. Also, don't fret - you'll never understand the tax code. No one else does.
I also have a Tax Law final to study for, in addition to an Equity final. But instead I'm enjoying the sun and catching up on some magazines I've let pile up.
Is everyone on MGoBlog a lawyer or in law school?
Only the ones who are spending their Fridays on threads like this, rather than making a productive and positive contribution to society.
No there are some MGoDoctors as well.
I'm just dictating right now, then need to return patient phonecalls.
Watching "The Killing" on Netflix before I move back home for the summer, as Finals are DONE!
Nothing. What a great feeling.
"It's Friday night, what are you drinking?" thread.
And just to be fair, you're gonna negbang that thread as well, right?
I didn't want to be the one to call him out. I don't think I've negged a thread and then participated in the festivities therein before. But it seems kind of interesting nonetheless.
Congrats, alumnus. Welcome to the ranks.
I am about to go record some brain signals from a monkey while he sits there and plays with a robot.
It's so cool that you get to record their material. When will it be available on iTunes?
Also, I'm looking into buying the British TV series Sherlock with Benedict Cumberpatch. Has anyone seen it?
What would you like to know about it before buying it?
How rewatchable is it?
I watched season 1 on PBS and enjoyed it a lot so I bought it. If you've never seen any episodes, I might recommend renting it just to see how you like it.
Each season is only three episodes long with each episode running about 90 minutes. I really like episodes 1.1 and 1.3, and I rewatch them pretty regularly. I've only watched 1.2 a couple of times. Season 2 starts on PBS on Sunday and should come out on DVD later this month.
Actually on site finishing up some odds and ends for a renovation construction project. Then a healthy dose of Jack for the weekend.
this thread would devolve into reading about a buncha college students freshly done with school hanging out with scantly clad women on their porches drinking beer...then i would have to punch myself in the face for being stuck in front of this computer for 2.5 more hours.
i mentally checked out around noon but have a phone call with a client at three and then its going to be hiding daily show episodes in the corner of screen until i leave. question - how many people really actually LIKE their job?
I've always been a car nerd. I can trace it to when I was 13 years old and my dad said "JeepinBen, I've got to get a new car soon, can you research cars for me on the internet?" Awesome. Anyway, I graduated 2009 when the economy really really sucked and got a job, but it was a shitty job. Lived in lansing (sucked) worked at a startup with good coworkers and a terrible, terrible boss. Company owner, micromanaged everything, no trust, treated employees like crap, underpaid, under appreciated, etc. Well I left that last August to work for an Auto Supplier outside Chicago and I love it. I love cars so I love the industry and my new bosses are great people and great to work for. I'm fairly compensated, appreciated, and the corporate culture just fosters great things. It's amazing what going from a terribly run startup to a Fortune 500 company can do.
Had a good meeting with a new client this morning, rocked an interview this afternoon for new work, and now ... I'll probably have a smoke and a pancake.
For BF3 vids, I found this one pure inspiration (I use Xbox though, so I can't join ya)
And he's staying at my place, which needed a thorough cleaning before it was remotely suitable, so I've been doing housework all day. Good news: pricy dinner with free booze tonight plus hopefully some groceries.
Gonna watch some softball after I finish up and wolf down some McDonalds.
I'm going to assume the McDonalds and the pricy dinner with free booze are unrelated.
Are you telling me this snackwrap and McChicken aren't gourmet dishes?
Snackwraps and McChicken? Hell no.
McGriddles however, a fine meal by any standard.
I thought a good meal meant eating McDonalds tailgate style with plenty of Mad Dog 20/20 and Natty Light...
Now I have to plan some snobby outing with, like, "forks" or "waiters". Thanks a lot, a2_electricboogaloo.
Sporks are acceptable if that makes you feel any better.
Regarding BF3 videos: watch this (and the other episodes... I believe there are 6 total) and try not to laugh too loudly:
I think episode #4 is my favorite.
Edit: Be ware of NSFW language. Just so you all know.
That's awesome. FWIW, I've logged some serious hours and I'm still that pilot.
Same here, man. I suck at flying the choppers. I've managed to get halfway-decent with the jets, but pretty much the only points I've accumulated in choppers have been from passenger bonuses. Ha!
Now I'm sitting here all depressed that there's no Chick-fil-A anywhere near me.
Hey man, I wouldn't worry too much about it. The prospect of Chick-fil-a is good and all, but the cravings seem to only manifest themselves on Sundays. Coincidentally, Chick-fil-a is closed on Sundays.
GET READY FOR FUN!
Making 100, 200, and 400 nanometer particle size liposomes for drug detox research!
Talking to attorneys!
Best Friday Ever!!
Except for the part about the nano-whatsis, lipo-thingies.
I'm on a call right now and my boss can't keep on topic...that's how I found myself here. Good thread.
Working from home, on a conference call WHILE beating Oregon in the national championship game on my new PS3
Getting ready to shock the world!
True statement, but it's Friday so really I'm just watching Colbert Report episodes, reading MGoBlog, and straight West Coasting it. Ah the joys of having your own office.
My friend gets his Maryland Bar Exam results today. So either we are having a wicked celebration or I am consoling him with drinks.
Either way: drinking. Sounds about right to me.
And trying to get the fuck out of Cleveland, OH
Hey, it's not that bad here. Where else can you enjoy the luxurious shores of Lake Erie?
You should work for the Cleveland tourism department, they could use your insight.
"At least we're not Detroit!"
Those videos never get old.
I miss the food;
Crop in the Warehouse district had killer fois gras
Three Birds in Lakewood had killer fois gras
Melt in Lakewood had killer bar food (before Drive-Ins, Dives/ManVFood made it insanely busy)
Good hungarian food in a restaurant in Shaker Square (forgot the name)
Great beer at Winking Lizard
Lola had great fries (meh everything else)
Gotta figure out why a bowling alley collapsed. Fishy deal.
Sports law take home exam: 15 pages on whether the NCAA is violating antitrust law by using former student-atletes' name and likeness for profit. It's actually a pending case right now that could restrict universities from using old players' jerseys (Michigan selling number 2 Woodson jerseys, for instance).
Only 1-2 more hours and it will be time for the weekend: getting situated after a recent move, prepping for an MPP, and a few tasty microbrews.
Can you really do an MPP with no hands? I suppose it would help if I had the slightest clue what an MPP is?
I had only one objective for this afternoon (or my life, really) -- to get over the 900-point threshold at MGoBlog, opening up a world of wondrous riches and endless opportunities. Kids, it just goes to show, DREAMS CAN COME TRUE!
that is all.
We will be at our new location. South U and S.State this comming August :)
In the Union?
I am starting to order inspections for properties that are in foreclosure to make sure the borrowers havent fled yet, have to love Fannie Mae and FHA guidelines.
I wanted to go home since the second i punched in this morning.
An MPP, in this case, is a Master of Public Policy - possible even if you're hands free.
Good luck with that!
Then it'll be no problem to hang out on MGoBlog all day, what with the associates doing all your work for you.