Isn’t he cute…

September 29, 2009 at 8:02 pm (Fun Stuff, Pets) (, , , , )

Phoenix

More pictures can be seen here.

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Siblings!

September 25, 2009 at 9:39 pm (Fun Stuff)

Here is my dog and one of her brothers.

Saskia (my dog)

Cooper (her brother)

Saskia looks just like their dad; Cooper looks just like their mom.

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Yeppers…

September 25, 2009 at 11:14 am (knee surgery, Life) (, )

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Restaurants

September 25, 2009 at 10:22 am (Fun Stuff, Restaurant Reviews) (, , )

Zoe’s Kitchen

It’s alright.  I like that all the sandwiches are on pitas instead of bread. But, their “famous” chicken salad was really kinda gross…

That’s a Wrap

From the outside, That’s a Wrap looks kinda trashy, and the food has lame names, but it tastes really good.  I recommend the Turkey Club.

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It’s Fall!!!!!!!

September 22, 2009 at 9:10 am (Fun Stuff) (, , , )

And it’s only 57F this morning (of course it’s supposed to be 75 this afternoon…….)!!!!!!!!

Come on winter

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Today

September 20, 2009 at 9:43 am (Fall 2009, Fun Stuff, School) (, , , )

I still don’t like school.  I still don’t like my advisor.  But I think I’ve figured out how I can still graduate this summer.  I just have to do about 20-24 credits per semester (yikes!).  In other words, I have 3 papers I should be writing right now instead of posting to my blog.

And now for your viewing pleasure…. Kristin Chenoweth’s A Girl in 14G and the Cow Song.

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Dear Mr. Pecan Man,

September 19, 2009 at 3:10 pm (Fun Stuff, Restaurant Reviews) (, )

Dear Mr. Pecan Man,

This morning I purchased a bag of your pecans.  I am writing to inform you that I will probably not be buying them in the future.  There was no problem with the product, in fact the cinnamon sugar pecans are simply excellent.  So excellent that I have eaten nothing but cinnamon sugar pecans all day………

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If anyone else wants excellent pecans, check out Summer Place Pecans.

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School…

September 16, 2009 at 3:44 pm (Fall 2009, Issues, Life, School) (, , , )

This semester I transferred from a 2 year community college to a 4 year college so I could finish my BA.

My dad is a professor there, he is also a PhD student there. My mom got her Masters there. I’ve essentially grown up on campus. However, my advisor is super new and knows none of this. But because of this I have a full tuition waiver, which is a pretty big deal.

Well, since starting, I’ve done nothing but fight with my advisor over everything. First it was taking an intro to college class (I am a senior with a 4.0 gpa… I think I know how to be a successful student)… Then she said that even though I have all the necessary English credits I have to take an English placement test. Same with math. And while neither of those tests are a big deal, it’s an afternoon that could be better spent on something more meaningful.

Now its my senior internship. I know its supposed to be done in my last semester (i.e. next semester). Well my internship took 2 years to process the necessary clearances, schedules, and other stuff like that. And I was cleared specifically for the fall/winter. So it’s not like I can just say “oh hey I want to do an internship in 4 months.” On top of that I am having major knee surgery 2 or 3 days after this internship ends. I won’t be able to work in the field again before I am supposed graduate. I even went so far as to take this to the Exceptions Committee they said that it is an academic issue and so would be up to my advisor who hates me and so said no thereby making it nearly impossible to graduate this year. They will still give me the credit for my current internship but it won’t meet the requirement to graduate.

I guess on Monday I will request a new advisor, because I can’t keep fighting like this. I usually like school, but she has made me dread going to school; I can’t even open my email without worrying that she will have sent some new way to make my life hard. I know I should be grateful that I am getting a free education, but sometimes it just doesn’t seem worth it. I never really wanted to go to this school, I hate telling people where I go to school because I’m not particularly proud of going there. But with the tuition waiver and the fact that its the only program I know of where I can customize my degree to what I want, it really is the only option.

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Restaurant Review

September 14, 2009 at 10:14 am (Life, Restaurant Reviews) (, , )

Last week, I went to the Thai Elephant again (twice…).  Chicken curry and fried tofu excellent as ever, chicken satay just ok (I didn’t particularly like the peanut sauce it came with).

Then on the day I didn’t have left over curry for lunch, I went to Red Brick Pizza.  I think its a little chain, but they make excellent pizza!!! Crispy crust with not too much sauce… just the way I like it!  And the service is really quick.

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Attention Arizona Readers

September 13, 2009 at 10:21 pm (Fun Stuff) ()

I have tickets available for this Saturday’s Diamondbacks game against the Colorado Rockies.  Good seats at a discounted price.  Send me an email if you are seriously interested.

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