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December 6th, 2008

Small Update

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Okay, I'm bad about updating this. I'm also bad about calling my folks and letting them know what's going on with me. So sue me.

Things are crazy busy trying to get data to finish my dissertation. Never mind the pesky writing I'll still have to do. Right now that's pretty much absorbing my life right now. Haven't really been going out too much. I haven't been going to the gym at all lately, which blows. I knew the gym has always been the way I released stress, but I didn't know how much so until I didn't go for a few months (or more).

As for the dissertation ... it goes. Not nearly as fast as I'd like it. Unfortunately, I'm still trying to understand the quirks of the experiment and simultaneously appease my adviser, who seems to have moving goal posts for my work. Which isn't an entirely accurate way to characterize my adviser, but he's often like a kid with ADHD with his "advising." But oddly enough, he still has 1 over reaching goal he wants me to accomplish: melting a quarter with a plasma ... never mind that isn't really the purpose of my research, but its his way of phrasing it. And I think it's actually how he thinks about my research in his head. *sigh*

Anywho ... back to work

August 28th, 2008

The Chicago eagle is moving down the block??? Am I that outta the loop? I read about it at ruffsstuffblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/goodbyehello-chicago-eagle.html

PS - please let them get an outdoor patio

July 10th, 2008

updating da phone to OS 2.0 ... SUPER MONKEY BALL here I come!!!!!!!1

July 8th, 2008

Missing from Gay Days

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I knew something was missing when we were in Orlando for gay days at Disney! And here it is =)

June 16th, 2008

"Versatility is one of your outstanding traits."
And who am I to argue with a fortune cookie???

June 4th, 2008

Yeah, I don't like a lot of what Sullivan says, but I have been agreeing with him more and more lately.

From a reader of Sullivan's:

My grandfather, 86 years old and a veteran of WWII, just gave me a call. He was calling all of his grandchildren to let them know what an important night this was in the history of our country.

Grandpa drove a truck for over 50 years, and he told the story of how he drove with a team of drivers, 2 white (including him), and 4 black. When they stopped at the truck stops, the black drivers had to use seperate restrooms and showers, and had to eat in a small room in the back of the kitchen. Grandpa and his co-driver would eat in the back with the rest of the team, and while they didn't speak of it at the time, they knew it was wrong yet felt powerless to change it, and believed that it would never change.

Tonight, he told me, we have come full-circle. Many people, especially the younger generation who supported Obama, will never fully realize the historical import of what happened tonight. But he wanted his grandchildren to know this story that he had never told us, and it was the second time in my 33 years that I have heard my grandpa cry.

May 7th, 2008

Musings ...

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Obama = Autobots

Hilary (or Hank as one of my officemates calls her) = Decepticons

and McCain = the gobots????

Sounds about right to me =)

May 1st, 2008

New Filter :-}

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I added a kinky filter for those on my friends list who might be interested in some of my kinkier posts/pics. I've already included the folks who I think would be interested in some way shape or form.

If you want to be added, let me know. Peace Out, Girl Scouts!

April 13th, 2008

Birfday licks

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Happy birfday to my cubby, matt (vianegativa)!

Love ya babe *licks*

April 10th, 2008

Lazy pup ...

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IM at work brings my productivity to a dead halt!

3:04:00 PM Matt Jones: *pokes*
3:04:43 PM Travis Gray: and stop poking me!
3:04:53 PM Travis Gray: i'll fry you with my dragon breath!
3:05:45 PM Travis Gray: barbeque cubby!!!!
3:07:13 PM Matt Jones: BBQ cubby = DEAD CUBBY
3:07:58 PM Travis Gray: fricasseed cubby???
3:08:08 PM Travis Gray: lightly browned cubby?
3:08:46 PM Matt Jones: NoOoOOOOOO!
3:09:39 PM Travis Gray: awwwww, okay. baked cubby? it'll be healthier for the dragon :)
3:10:30 PM Matt Jones: Why do you so desire to eat me?
3:10:33 PM Matt Jones: :-)
3:10:48 PM Travis Gray: ummmm, i just like gnawing on you in general
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