February 2009

I learned the coolest, most pointless trick today!  You can add bacon to any website!  Why would you want to do this?  Because bacon makes everything better.  For example, click Here to see my college website with some pig fat laying across it, or perhaps the News would be a little more pleasant with some tasty protein draped across it.  All you have to do is type http://bacolicio.us/ and then add the full website right after it (including the http://www).   I think I should add this to our website link at the bottom of our work emails.  🙂


Woohoo, the day everyone in the class was waiting for – ring day!  Man, I love this class!



Here’s the ‘rough draft’ of a keychain(?) I’m making.  I’m really not sure what i’m going to do with it, but thought it was kinda cute.


Here is the work station we anneal and solder at.  I’m amazed I haven’t caught my hair or clothes on fire yet.  I did catch some napkins on fire the other day, but luckily put it out before anyone saw.


The only bad part of this class…I have to wait outside in the cold for the el.  Then I have to transfer to the red line and wait outside in the cold.  Then when I get off the el I have to walk in the cold 4 blocks home.  Ahhh I am so ready for spring!!  I’m ‘this close’ to buying those glasses with the built in lights to treat seasonal affective disorder.

Have you seen the preview yet for the Watchmen movie?  I love comic book movies – Batman, Spiderman, Sin City, 300 – so I’m pretty excited for it.  In fact, I already have my ticket to see it in the Navy Pier IMAX theater March 6th,  the weekend it comes out.  Dorky? Well kinda.  But we have a pretty big group going now, so it should be a pretty good time.  I picked up the book the other weekend, not really registering that it is in comic book form (duh!) and I couldn’t put it down!  I think I’m going to pick up Swamp Thing next….  I have a pretty wide range in taste when it comes to books.  Just don’t give me anything sad!  Have you read anything good lately?  Any suggestions?


I just got back from a quick little trip to Charlotte, NC to see my best friend Kailey and her sister Bess this last weekend.  So glad I went!  I love having girls’ nights, so a whole girls’ weekend couldn’t have been better.  We went out for a really great dinner – where we realized none of us know how to act in public.  🙂  We also went to a bar for some live music.  Strange thing is, I’m pretty sure the band was lip synching.  A couple times during the night, this girl kept grabbing our table and dancing with her eyes closed and arm on her forehead.  We didn’t bother her though, she musta just needed the support.  There was also a pair of middle aged women that wore matching sleeveless glittery argyle sweater dresses.  #1. Who ever designed these should be fired from their job immediately.  #2. What would possess you to wear matching outfits out unless you are 5?   Needless to say, we were pretty entertained.