Using the smoker tomorrow for beef/pork ribs, wings, salmon. So taking care of the prep work today. Beer of choice will be Sierra Nevada southern hemisphere fresh hop IPA, delicious.
OT: The Friday "What are you up to?" Posbang Thread
trying to figure out what school I should apply to for my PhD; I have seven, and I fell like I need an eighth. Also figuring out if I should simply leave work early in order to get a workout in before I hang out with my wife all day long.
Listening to Rebecca black it's Friday like every other American.
I have today off. So I just woke up. Going to relax and hang out for the day. I could really get used to this 'no work on Fridays' deal.
Presentations all day as the CEO, President, VP, and other VIPs came to AA from VA.
What company do you work for? My company is headquartered in VA and bought out a company with an office in AA maybe a year ago or so. It would be pretty funny if it were yours.
Give your name too so the new boss can fire your sorry ass for posting on a blog instead of working.
That's what's great about this "internet" thing, his username isn't his actual name, and the chances he's the only Michigan fan at his office in AA are pretty slim. Plus he could be accessing the site on his phone. So ya...
This morning has been dominated by a mysterious string of trouble orders that somehow keep getting directed to my department, where we sit here, look up the work, and then have the sad duty of informing customers that they need to call our lovely 800 number one more time. I also had to dig for the old specs on an installation we haven't approved in ages so I could help a customer maintenance their meter box. You can tell when they've been training new people in Customer Care - the number of strange requests or misdirected calls spikes.
This afternoon should be pretty quiet, which is good because two days of training this week set me behind on the volumes of data mining that I get paid well to do, so assuming that there are no emergencies arising from customer calls, I should be all caught up for the week before I leave today. I also need to compile a list of questions and concerns about some alterations to the order taking process here and present them downtown first thing on Monday.
The weekend will be spent outside, nursing beers and grilling things. Feel free to stop by. Don't ask me about work though.
Two paragraphs dedicated to work and only one for beer and grilling? You've gotta get your priorities straight!
And Mitch Albom thinks that one about beer and grilling is awfully short.
To be fair to the "beer and grilling" portion, there is a generous supply of the following in the basement refrigerator:
- Old Speckled Hen
- Angry Orchard Hard Cider
I also have an assortment of Argentinian wines graciously donated by my father because there was no room in the cellar. I might open a bottle or two as well.
I am going to experiment with my burger recipes this weekend, and my wife is probably mentally preparing for the possibility that one batch may contain diced jalepeno just for kicks...literally. I also have some ribs marinating in the kitchen refrigerator which I might have to cook tonight before I listen to another evening of "the place smells like Lea & Perrins".
I'm getting ready to watch some Euro 2012 and can't wait for it to start. The team I am most excited about seeing is Argentina and Messi....When are they playing again? j/k Profit, I couldn't resist.
Actually looking to get out of here early and play some golf this afternoon. Looks like it is going to be a sunny weekend here in Yarmouth so lots to get done either at the house or the cottage. Have a great weekend guys!
Bastard. I was hoping that would fade into the black hole of misstatements.
I have to say your willingness to laugh at your own expense is very refreshing. On this blog where things are often quite polarized at times I can always count on you for a good laugh. You are on my favorite posters just so you know. Have a great weekend!
Thanks! Same to you.
(I always try to make fun of myself before someone else to can get to it first. I figure I'm human, I f- up like everyone else, say and do stupid things - might as well embrace it! Its always nice to remember that someone on the other end of the blog/phone/email is a person too.)
making a 4 hour drive to get back home for my sister's graduation party.
Just finishing up this half day of school(10 minutes left) before I get to go home/go out with friends and relax. Unfortunately I still have an entire week to go after this one:(
I wonder what Herm is doing right now.
My guess: Probably downing a few prunes as he settles into his ancient armchair with the newspaper in one hand, his bi-focals in the other.
(Sorry Herm! I couldn't resist. You're probably training for an ultra marathon or something while I sit here on my a--.)
For a weekend vacation
Are you taking a train? Does it leave at midnight?
Taking it easy tonight with a few Labatt Blues. Heading down to Foxwoods tomorrow for Belmont Stakes gambling and a comedy show with Jim Norton and Dave Attell among others. I may have to skip most of that though to watch Game 7 in the hotel. Sunday will be spent desperately trying to recover my gambling losses from Saturday.
The Women's Football Academy is tomorrow so that's where I'll be. Last time I went, it was really easy to hang with the players at lunch - I sat with Taylor Lewan and Patrick Omameh. Hopefully, it will be the same deal this time.
I'll try to get some good pics and post them on photobucket.
Oops double post. I'm trying to say I'm jealous and hope you have a wonderful time with the team.
It's payday, I'm taking a 1/2 day of vacation, Bday party and BBQ with friends and a sleep in Saturday with the wife. God Bless America!
Disney world, eating at rainforest cafe at animal kingdom. We left St. Louis where it was beautiful and it's been raining the past two days here in Orlando. Hopefully, todays looking better.
and if anyone else is here I'm wearing my worst state ever shirt
I'm working to get a 24-hour vet clinic in Ann Arbor open and running smoothly by next Friday.
Good luck! What is the name of your business? Maybe you'll see some MGoPatrons soon!
Emergency Veterinary Hospital of Ann Arbor. I didn't know how appropriate it would be to create a full-blown advertisement on the board but at least we are run by big Michigan fans (sadly, MSU generally owns the veterinary world in this state).
This is the perfect advertisement. Brian would frown on anything more (unless you are a paying sponsor of the blog) but maybe this will generate a bit of business.
Trying to discuss plan drawings for a permit application with a large public works authority. The client gave me the task today but the folks I need to contact are out all day. I'll stop worrying about it and move on to hydraulic modelling. After that, painting the new drywall in the kitchen with a few Hoegaardens.
anyone have any Mad Men predictions for this weekend? I'm really interested in where they try to take this for the season finale.
Driving down 23 I saw a truck with a trailer pulled to the side of the road. About 100 feet behind them, there was a large pontoon boat sitting right on the highway. Apparently someone didn't tie it down well. I would have paid good money to see that go down.
Somewhat reminds me of the mattress I seen laying in the road on the high level bridge in Toledo earlier this week.
I'm sitting in Physics 240 lecture not paying attention like usual.
about this village built in china that is an exact copy of one is austria, because obviously...
I am putting the final touches on the course I have been working on for three months. Next week is the pilot with a bunch of experts in the field. Should be interesting.
Later this evening, I am going out for the first time since I moved to Northern Virgina. Nothing special, just a gathering of gym staff and members. However, I am curious to see what the smoking hot trainers look like outside of the gym.
This has been moving fast! I saw it yesterday when it only had 302 views. It's so good though, and the creators indicated that there's more to come.
I want to see Easy Reader and Spider-man in a rap off.
(Can you rap through thought bubbles?)
WHO WANTS A MOUSTACHE RIDE?!!?!?!?!
Prometheus at the IMAX!
Great call! I'm really excited to see this flick.
Also, my boy Straaaaaaaaang is in it.
For those of you in New York or the Tri-State Area, the annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is tomorrow and Sunday in Madison Sq Park from 9 to 10. In a city where there is amazing food from all different cultures and region, I've always felt there could be better/more BBQ spots. Been looking forward to this event for a while.
Why does the main guy get so annoyed when Leeroy asks for some more "devout shoulders"?