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Thursday, June 16th, 2005
10:34 am
Hot Car
Not hot as in sweet or pimped out, but hot as in stolen. My sister just bought a new car and had her old one sitting in front of our mechanics (2 blocks away from the house). When my parents walked past the shop this morning the car wasn't there. And it wasn't in the garage either. The mechanic wasn't at work yet.... so they were starting to go into panick mode, and with good reason. They went back at 9:30 when he gets in. The car is gone. Stolen.

It's a rust bucket 1990 Accord with 136,000 miles on it, although still highly realiable, it's not exactly "pimp my ride" material. I'm assuming it'll get chopped up for parts. Poor baby, we really loved that car :( Now we have to deal with the messy paperwork that goes with it.

Current Mood: shocked
Tuesday, June 7th, 2005
3:47 pm
Crazy week
Last week was pretty crazy. We went to Cleveland for Memorial Day weekend to see The Killers (suprisingly very good live) and to see Oakland play ball so badly that they could kill someone. Either way I got to see a band that is apparently getting $400 for 4 tickets on EBAY, and I got to cross another ballpark off my list of ballparks I've seen. My goal is to get to all of them. Right now I've been to 2, and I'll be going to Toronto at some point this summer, so that will make 3. THere are approximately 9 others within driving distance (2 New York, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, 2 Chicago) and a few others that we know people near (St. Louis, Kansas City). The only real hard ones are the west coast teams, and the southern teams.

Then I came back to work Monday, figuring a nice slow, lazy week. And I found out Wednesday that there was no EE to go witness EMI testing for my lights. And since they are mine, I have to go. So I scramble to get ready, book a flight, hotel and rent a car, and I'm off to Boston unexpectedly. Good news is everything passed. Bad news is I was in the lab for close to 15 hours a day and I didn't get to see or do anything in boston (including visit Krista:( ) But I thought it was a neat place and I want to try to come back next year.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2005
11:34 am
From Slashdot today :)

LED's for the forces of good, not evil....
And MIT folk with WAY too much time on their hands...

Geek Alert

"Some MIT students built this USB controlled disco dance floor for their dorm lounge. It was built in a week, has 1536 LEDs, 20,000 hand-soldered connections, and is capable of displaying 12-bit color. Check out videos and photos." You can even send the floor an email, though it might not write back.
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005
7:06 pm
Need help before I go crazy.
Job... hate it....

7:00 and still at work. Likely will be here till 9:00.... all alone.

Don't join the real world people, stay in school as long as possible, who cares about massive amounts of debt it'll cause to go another 3-4 years. It's better than the years you'll take off your life by becoming the oldest 24 year old on the planet. I feel like I'm 40.

Current Mood: cranky
7:41 am

You are a Tomboy Girl!

Instead of flirting, you tend to pal around with the guys you crush on.
And why not? You can hold your own in sports, video games, and gross out contests.
Just make sure and suprise them with a touch of girlishness every once and a while.
Then you'll be treated like the hottie you are - not like one of the guys.

What Kind of Girl Are You? Take This Quiz :-)

Find the Love of Your Life
(and More Love Quizzes) at Your New Romance.

Thursday, February 10th, 2005
7:41 am
A whole 4 days has past since New England won the superbowl..... again, and Krista hasn't said a peep yet. There wasn't even a riot in Boston. Is winning getting old for y'all? :)

Really though, as much as I hate to admit it, it's a really amazing thing to accomplish, especially in the age of the salary cap.
Saturday, January 22nd, 2005
10:15 pm
The Trews
Went to see The Trews again last night. $12.00 how can you beat that?? I only caught half of their set the first time and was really impressed with what I saw, so it was nice to get the whole thing this time. THey are really great live, I'm glad that Canada is still putting out good bands to replace the one's that no longer exist, like Econoline Crush and The Watchmen.

Anyway, I enjoyed myself, except that it was in "Smoking Joes Concert Garden" and it was their first show there. It's a place across from the new convention center on Rainbow Blvd. in Niagara Falls. It's an atrium, entirely made of glass, and entirely unheated. Only problem, it was -4 outside yeaterday. I can't say I've experienced a show in my hat, mittens, winter coat before... but now I can add that to my list of experiences. Besides that we went to the casino before that for the buffet and to put my $20 in the video poker machine. Good food and mmmm video poker lol :)
9:47 pm
8-bit nintendo :)

What Video Game Character Are You? I am Mario.I am Mario.

I like to jump around, and would lead a fairly serene and aimless existence if it weren't for my friends always getting into trouble. I love to help out, even when it puts me at risk. I seem to make friends with people who just can't stay out of trouble. What Video Game Character Are You?
Wednesday, January 19th, 2005
8:36 pm
That icon
That's love right there :)

Current Mood: giggly
Tuesday, January 18th, 2005
9:42 am
strange dream
I had a dream about Peyton Manning last night...

No comments from the peanut gallery Krista :-P

And for the perverts in the crowd... there was no loss of clothing involved.... unfortunately ;-)

Current Mood: happy
8:09 am
Motivation Test
Your Strongest Source of Motivation

Intellectualism: Your desire to learn more
Your strongest motivator is what you should consider first when looking at any job or career path. For example, if Family is your key motivator, you should consider a job that allows you scheduling flexibility. But if you are motivated by Creativity, a desk job will only make you unhappy. When pondering a career path, your motivators will lead you to a happy and healthy life, while succumbing to outside "obligations" can often lead to unhappiness.

Your Weakest Source of Motivation

Travel: Opportunity to embark on adventures
It is important to realize your weakest motivator, as jobs that focus on this factor will likely be ill-suited to your personality. For instance, if your weakest motivator is Philanthropy, you will probably not enjoy working at a nonprofit organization, since you will gain little from their primary motivator and will have little in common with other employees.
Tuesday, January 4th, 2005
7:34 am

In the year 2005 I resolve to:

Loose at least seven jobs.

Get your resolution here

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004
3:33 pm
Happy Holidays!
Merry Christmas Everyone!

I probably won't post on here between now and then so I hope you all have a good vacation, safe travel, and a happy and healthy New Year!

Current Mood: happy
Tuesday, December 21st, 2004
7:45 am
It's a Christmas Miracle!
There IS a Santa Clause Virginia! (Insert other Christmas Cliche's here)

Down and out Miami Dolphins pull off win agains ever imposing World Champions!

Biggest win of the season. Although it's not tough to pick the biggest win out of 3 but WooHoo!

Current Mood: shocked
Thursday, December 16th, 2004
4:11 pm
Long Day
It sure has been a long day. But the good thing is that it was a good day, a MUCH better day than yesterday.

I got a lot accomplished here today, alot od manufacturing problems were fixed, and I'm well on my way to shipping this unit. All I need is the extra parts to come in, and nothing major to go wrong, and we'll be allg ood.

:) When work goes smoothly it makes me (: Smile :)

Current Mood: accomplished
Wednesday, December 15th, 2004
11:58 am
D1 Hockey Baby.... Time to get our asses kicked!
I think it's great, we haven't had real competion in years in D3. I think that the jump to D1 is going to be hard, but it'll bring name recognition and eventually $$$ into the school, and maybe push for other sports to go D1, or even just start up as D3, *cough*football*cough* Anyway bring on the D1 ass whoopings!

A quiick look at who we're playing is pretty exciting... Canisius.... Bring on the Daisies! RIT hockey in Buffalo too!

Sacred Heart
Holy Cross

From the Rocester D&C

RIT's men's hockey team skates into the Division I big leagues

What's at stake?
A Division I hockey program at RIT could give the school more national notoriety and help attract students. The move could also attract future conference and NCAA playoff games to Rochester's Blue Cross Arena.

Tom Batzold
Sports Editor

(December 15, 2004) — At long last, Rochester is getting a Division I college sports team.

Rochester Institute of Technology will announce today that it will upgrade its respected Division III hockey program to Division I, the NCAA's highest level of competition.

"Tomorrow is going to be an exciting day for the RIT family and the Rochester community,'' said RIT spokesman Bob Finnerty on Tuesday.

RIT President Albert Simone and athletic director Lou Spiotti have declined comment until today's 10 a.m. news conference at Gordon Field House, which will include representatives from the nine-team Atlantic Hockey Association.

RIT will enter the AHA over a three-year period:

2005-06: RIT will play a mostly Division I schedule but none of the games will count in the AHA conference schedule.

2006-07: RIT will become a member of the AHA but the Tigers will not be eligible for conference playoffs.

2007-08: RIT will be a full-fledged member of the conference, including playoffs.

There are no plans to elevate any other athletic programs — including women's hockey — to Division I status. That means RIT will not be able to offer athletic scholarships.

Still, the addition of any Division I program to this area will be historic. Rochester is the second-largest metropolitan area without any Division I programs, behind only Fort Lauderdale, Fla. And Fort Lauderdale is a mere 20 minutes from Miami, which has national college powerhouses in football and baseball.

RIT is a perennial Division III hockey power, with two national championships and eight Final Four appearances since 1982.

The Tigers currently average more than 1,000 fans for home games at 2,100-seat Ritter Arena.

If RIT outgrows the Ritter Arena or needs a bigger facility to host an in-season tournament, the Atlantic Hockey conference tournament or NCAA playoff games, it could easily play at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial.

AHA and NCAA hockey officials visited the Blue Cross Arena on Dec. 3 and came away impressed, according to arena general manager Jeff Calkins.

There were discussions about possibly making the 11,215-seat arena the permanent home for the Atlantic Hockey postseason tournament.

"They all agreed we have the perfect facility for D-I hockey,'' Calkins said. "It also should help us (Rochester) having a host school that can push for NCAA tournament games down the road.''

The decision to make the jump to Division I represents a change in philosophy for Simone. When he was asked about the possibility in 1999, he answered, "Division I college sports violate the integrity of the university and undermine the academic mission of the university.''

In recent years, however, various students, alumni and area hockey fans have lobbied Simone to make the upgrade.

"I was a little bit hesitant at first because I really believe in the values of Division III athletics,'' said senior Todd Spevak, a senior who majors in information technology and also runs on the track team.

"Yet it's important for the university to move forward to become more nationally known. Division I men's hockey is absolutely the best sport to do it.''

RIT has about 90,000 alumni, including about 30,000 living in the Rochester area.

"It'll be good for the community, too — quality hockey for a reasonable price,'' said Spevak, who is from Hyde Park, Dutchess County.

"Rochester deserves a Division I team. And someday, it will be a proud moment to see that RIT logo at center ice for an NCAA game on national TV."

The school also has significantly upgraded its athletic facilities in the past few years, most recently opening the $25 million, multipurpose Gordon Field House, which seats 8,000, in September.

The Atlantic Hockey Association was founded on June 30, 2003, and includes nine teams: American International, Army, Bentley, Canisius, Connecticut, Holy Cross, Mercyhurst, Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart.

However, Quinnipiac was accepted in August into the ECAC Hockey League and will leave Atlantic Hockey next year.

To replace Quinnipiac, the conference has been courting the Air Force Academy.

Also includes reporting by staff writer Jim Mandelaro.
7:40 am
RIT Hockey
Looks like RIT hockey is moving to either D2 or D1....


RIT will host a news conference at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 15 in the
Gordon Field House and Activities Center. At this time, there will be a major
announcement regarding the future of RIT men's hockey and its conference
affiliation. RIT and hockey officials will be on hand to answer questions from
the media.

RIT students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend the event.

The news conference will also be carried live on closed circuit TV on campus,
cable 6. WITR radio, 89.7-FM, will broadcast the first 20 minutes of the news
conference live. At noon, WITR, the voice of RIT hockey, plans to rebroadcast
the news conference in its entirety.

The news conference will also be played back with streaming video on the
University News Services website at approximately 2 p.m. Visit http://www.rit.edu/news
for the video and other RIT news update.

Current Mood: sleepy
Tuesday, December 14th, 2004
4:33 pm
It's snooking outside again. In case you think I'm crazy (you no longer have to just think, you can KNOW) snook is my word for snow.

It's a pretty snook though, big fluffy flakes. It's pretty until I have to drive, then it's not pretty anymore.

But anyway, while it was snowing outside I was inside, getting my ass kicked by work. It sucks, nothing is on schedule and I'm tired of fixing one problem just to have another 3 grow in it's place. I guess this comes with the territory. I guess it's good that I see this NOW so if I want to get off of this territory and on to something different I can.

I'm thinking about going back to school. Not sure how realistic that is at this point. But at least it keeps me with something to look forward too.

I'm going to attempt to get home now. Hopefully the roads aren't bad and the drivers aren't bad either.

Current Mood: discontent
Wednesday, December 8th, 2004
12:17 pm
You scored as Drunk Cat. Put down the bottle, Cheech. Sign up for some AA classes and drink a glass of water. Bars are ok once in a while, but you shouldn't be sleeping at them.


Drunk Cat


Couch Potato Cat


Pissed at the World Cat


Love Machine Cat


Derranged Cat


Ninja Cat


Nerd Cat


Which Absurd Cat are you?
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12:15 pm
all my interests is love
Funny that these two came up first

khalil greene is love
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david carr is love
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