Thursday, April 27, 2006

Name the 75 bands

The idea is to name the 75 bands represented in this picture. Our lab has figured out about 20 right now. I htink they are the easy ones. Have fun!

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Yesterday I learned the women who died in Thursday's tornadoes was the housekeeper for our apartment complex. I never knew her name, but I did talk to her when I saw her. I even helped her get a dining room table and chairs to her car that Tacia's roommate's didn't want anymore. I can't claim that I really knew her, but I know she has done a lot for me that I probably don't even realize.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Well we had some excitement tonight. We finally get a good storm and I don't get to see any of it because I spent the whole time in the "basement" of the GymNest. We were down there from about 8:00 until 9:30. I was with my landlord, so he kept me updated on the status of my apartment.
The all-clear siren went out at 9:55 or so. I happened to be driving right by the siren on my block when it sounded.

It sounds like downtown IC was hit pretty hard. Apparently classes at the UI are cancelled tomorrow. That is the first time I have ever heard of that happening. I wonder if the university is totally closed. Maybe I won't have to work tomorrow!!!

I really hope no one was hurt. I am sure there were a lot of students downtown because it is Thursday night. I am sad that our favorite Dairy Queen was pretty much wiped out.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Super Nintendo!!!

I have in my possesion a Super Nintentdo Entertainment System (SNES). I also possess three games: Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, and Super Mario All*Stars. It arrived today and even though I taught at the Gym Nest until 8:30 tonight, my thumb is already sore from playing. I never had a SNES when I was a kid, so I am not very good at the games. Tacia did a lot better than me in the 5 minutes she played. I still want Donkey Kong and Tetris, and maybe even Pac Man, but I think I will wait a little while. When I go home for Easter I am going to get our Nintendo 64. It's funny how similar they made the N64 Mario Kart to the Super Mario Kart. I wish I had my N64 right now. I didn't realize how much I missed it until tonight. I love having a little free time to play stuff like this again. Josh and I think a Nintendo party is in order!

I really need to go to bed if I am going to be awake for 8:30am lab meeting.

There you go Lex. A real post about something happening in my life. Is that what you wanted?


A girl in my lab showed me this site. Instead of using your regular search engine use this one. It donates one cent to a charity every time you search with it. I have mine set for UI Dance Marathon. All you need to do is type in University of Iowa Dance Marathon at the bottom, click "Verify" and select the correct one. You can even add the search bar to your browser.

GoodSearch : Welcome to GoodSearch, a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates money to your favorite charity or school each time you search the web.

Also if anyone is interested in joining The Preemie Project with, let me know. You can donate supplies or I can teach you how to crochet and possibly knit. I have a link to their website in the sidebar under "Links". I dreamt that I could knit last night, so I am hoping I still can.