Doing the work/lunch thing now, but tonight we're set to go see Brave and probably Rock of Ages tonight at the drive-in. Probably going to visit my dad at a Relay for Life event afterwards.
OT: Weekly Friday "What are you doing?" Posbang Thread
over throwing the government of a small carribean island nation over the weekend then inviting all of MGOBLOG nation down for a big beach party next weekend. I'll keep you posted........
Ready for Germany v Greece. Go Deutschland!
Should be an exciting match with the added drama of the Euro debt crisis and austerity measures in the background for both countries.
I have a slew of financial and credit analyses to complete today - sometimes they suck, sometimes not so bad - just depends on how complete the files are.
This weekend I'm attending a bachelor party in Windsor for a high school friend who is making the worst decision of his life this July. So, we'll try to send him off properly.
My deepest condolences to your friend. Enjoy the wake in windsor
I made sure I spent several hours doing it. I also, moved my desk phone and when it wasn't working, I was made aware that I hade put the cable "in the wrong hole" (pun intended.) Waiting for 5pm.
At least it is that simple in your office. The software that our telecommunications group uses has each phone statically assigned to a cubicle, so you can't simply move it. If you do, it will go right to voicemail once you plug it in unless you specifically request that the calls are forwarded to that node or until the IT ticket to get the phone reassigned goes through. Yes, this is quite dumb.
Im working my ass off to make a stage gate. Good times. Had to take a few to check the blog. After I'm done, drinks. I visited the Appalacian Brewing Company (ABC) this week. I swear the mantra of the brewery must be, "we don't want to offend anyone's palate" and so the beer was completely lacking distinction. Do Not Attempt.
And I'm going over paint codes and colors. I can't decide what to paint my damn 71 Chevy c10. Started out thinking flat black and then well I've been all over the place. Wife likes the root beer color with a white top. I was thinking of a brown pearl with a platinum silver top. Just can't get over the idea of paying someone to paint my truck brown.
I've always been partial to primer gray with bondo accents.
That's the way it looks now. It's at the shop waiting on me to figure out a color but I'm horrible at making descions when there are so many damn options.
No brown and silver. Thats reserved for cheech and chong. Roll with the white top. Sounds slick.
And telling my kids for the 8th business day in a row, that it is not my summer vacation...keep getting asked "where you going Mom?" uhh....WORK! Quit reminding me!
Working. Thinking about beer and hoping we don't get a hurricane from that omninous blob in the Gulf of Mexico. I deep fried bacon last night too, which is about the most awesome thing I've done in my life so far. Happy Friday!
Volunteering to help the Michigan Farm Bureau put on an event then going to my buddy's wedding!!
Leaving work early to buy a used truck. Anyone have any heads up on mechanical issues for a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Z71 ext cab with 135,000 miles? I know, it's not a Ford/Dodge/Toyota/Nissan (haters gonna hate). I have a Ford now but it's a standard cab. I tried ratchet strapping the car seat in the bed but someone showed up at my house with an Alabama hat for me to wear ; ) Trying to dwindle my fleet by selling car and truck for ext cab truck. Still gets 20 mpg highway with a 5.3 V8. If any of you MGoGearheads don't have one, I got an OBD code reader and Torque for my Android phone. It's amazing the real time info you can get for $30.
I'm here for the posbang...
I have yet to bill a damn hour yet today, gotta slog through to get home, my dad's up visiting from Ohio. Gonna try to get some landscaping done, cross things off the wife's do-to list. I thought about writing a diary on here today after I saw CRex's epic stories, I have a few funny ones I think would entertain some people on here, even though they come from a Buckeye fan.
In case you haven't noticed, the exploits of Buckeye fans - like the one that inspired my sig - are always prime entertainment :P
Just finished reserving a stump grinder rental for tommorrow. Oh what joy. I am a little excited to use it though.
Be sure to let me know how that works out for you because I have just been doing rock salt and charcoal burning, with a steady combo of digging and chopping with an axe.
Sure will. I would have done that method in the past but with the toddler running my life I just don't have the time or energy anymore. I do enjoy swinging an axe, it's much fun.
Are we actually griding stumps or will there be a "Fargo" reenactment involved? Just curious.
Nothing to see here, move along people.
Getting ready for a garage sale and not looking forward to dragging all of the junk out of the house just to drag most of it back in the house afterwards. Yay.
Enjoying (i.e. reading, drinking, smoking weed, playing with my dog) my first full week of not teaching during summer vacation!
Out early as usual. In laws are in town gonna catch my tigers tomorrow. First time at pnc since i moved here this winter. Then lots of drinking with father in law. Finding a girl whos dad is a wolverine season ticket holder... Blind luck!
That sounds like a pretty solid vacation, although I would substitute more drinking for weed.
Im interviewing to be a pilot at an airline.
The guy buying my car is a pilot for Jet Blue. From the sounds of it, its a pretty neat profession.
Are you a former Air Force guy?
Nope I taught a bunch of them
Greetings from NOLA! Here for work. Hope y'all are well! PS--one hurricane contains four shots of rum. I found this out after my third one Wednesday afternoon. Yes, afternoon. Also, my colleague texted me that her daughter was at a scholarship dinner and upon being asked what finally convinced her to pick Michigan replied that her mom's colleague did. (Me!) That text made me cry. I'm going to her open house tomorrow! Have a good weekend you guys!
At Mr. B's Bistro is wonderful!
Working out a hydraulic simulation software and then trying to continue getting back into running shape after work.
Running in the summer is rough. Good luck, stay hydrated.
either find a path with water fountains or bring some. I did both monday, 87 degrees is not a good way to run 6.5 miles. Luckily tomorrow morning's 8 miles should be cooler.
Yeah, this heat is rough. I'm finding the best time to run is before 6am which is lot easier this time of the year when the birds start singing at 5am.
Good call. Plus, lot less traffic, both people and automotive at that hour. Even muggers aren't up that early.
Gonna meet my mom for dinner after work. Hosting a bbq tomorrow afternoon. Softball doubleheader on Sunday morning which should lead into a proper Sunday Funday at the bar that sponsors our team.
I will be selling chicken and biscuits to the elderly this evening. It's okay to be jealous.
Wife had the day off, so I scooted early and we just got to the cottage. Very nice weather here in northern Mich. Quick PSA - anyone heading north on 75; there are a lot of state troopers out (not entirely sure why this weekend)
Having a few friends over for some BBQ chicken, beer, maybe a cigar or two later on. Gorgeous day for it here in Royal Oak!
Trying to figure out where to take my husband tonight for dinner. Yesterday he "defended"/presented his thesis and is essentially done with his degree, minus some annoying paperwork issues.
This weekend may include a stop in at the MGoGetHired group on linkedin to find him a job.
Hanging' with my kid who's home sick with a fever, so we've been chilling with Shawn the Sheep on Netflix.
You guys, should I get a second bachelors degree in nursing?
It'll give us endless stories for the board.
To make it to the party in time. Hard to define a new product when you spend your whole day chasing action item crap.
Kids at a concert, wife working volunteer shift at the hospital, so just ordered pizza, beer fridge is full of cold ones, and will retreat to the man cave to listen to loud rawk music while I can. Put some Black Keys on, too. I built a nice system and just don't get to use as much as I would like to.