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the food turned out amazing. the turkey was so juicy and tender we could cut it with a fork. check out this turkey magnificence, and the rest of the spread:





i have a lot to be thankful for this year. most notably, my dream job starting in january, finally getting out of school, great friends, and someone who matches me pretty perfectly in every way. i'm very lucky.

i'm excited that we still have an entire weekend to relax. em and i have a party to go to that one of her coworkers is throwing tomorrow night. should be fun. but that's all we're doing for the rest of the weekend. we got the house decorated for christmas today. all that's left to do is decorate the tree. we might do that tomorrow. we'll see.

oh, and hook 'em horns! we beat a&m, so as long as nothing goes wrong in the big 12 championship, we might get a shot at the national championship. quite exciting. colt mccoy had quite a game, so hopefully he'll get the heisman he deserved last year.

and now, i'm going to go relax in bed. :)
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i turned in my thesis to my committee yesterday. my advisor looked at it earlier this week and said it looked good, so hopefully my committee will think the same thing. my defense will be on november 24 at 12:30. it was a big problem to get a room reserved for a 2.5 hour chunk on a tuesday, so i'm in a giant lecture hall where we hold department seminars. i've given talks there before so i'm used to the room, but it's going to be weird to be in this huge room with just my committee after the general public leaves.

in other news, i think my second interview at lpi went well. i was there for 5 and a half hours. i got along great with the other group members and they seem to be my flavor of crazy, so i think i'd fit well with them. they said they'd let me know midweek next week. the woman who would be my boss and whom i'd be working with most closely has already called my advisor, so they're checking my references. i take that as a good sign. she wouldn't waste her time or my advisor's if they weren't interested. so now i get to wait. i really want this job. it would be absolutely perfect.

i'm now making my powerpoint for my defense so i can practice it over the next few days and have a pratice talk at school maybe on tuesday. it's almost done and looking good. i have pretty pictures and nice plots.

tonight em and i are going to see ludo. i need to call the venue and see if they allow cameras. it's a smaller venue (with super cheap tickets!) so they might, and i can see how beefy handles concert conditions.

lastly, hook 'em horns! we're killing baylor right now, and i'd love to see texas jump back up to #2 in the bcs. #3 is a horrible place to be.
georion23: (longhorns)
longhorns beat oklahoma state 36-10!!! freshman quarterback colt mccoy beat the previous record held by vince young of most touchdown passes in a season, with two games left in the regular season. he's only three td passes away from beating the ncaa record of touchdown passes by a freshman. freaking amazing. we might be ranked #3 in the country tomorrow since #5 louisville upset #3 west virginia. as long as we beat kansas state next week, we'll be playing nebraska for the big 12 title. and then we'll see about bsc games. hook 'em horns!!!

whew

Oct. 29th, 2006 02:19 pm
georion23: (longhorns)
longhorns squeak by tech after being down 21-0 in the first quarter to win it 35-31!. that was one crazy game. i was thinking we weren't going to win it after that first quarter. but we managed to turn it around, which is good because usc LOST to UNRANKED oregon state (!!!) so they dropped in the polls and we're now #4. go beavers! sfa even won against southeastern louisiana. awesome. we play sam houston next week, then nicholls state, and then play northwestern state for chief caddo, the largest trophy in college football. nebraska lost to unranked oklahoma state, so ut is in a nice position to win the big 12 championship, as long as we don't lose to texas a&m at thanksgiving. woo! hook 'em horns!!!
georion23: (longhorns)
longhorns beat nebraska! that was one scary game. only won by 2 points. the field goal kicker missed two field goals and had an extra point blocked so we were down by 1 point and they had the ball with about two minutes to go. and we fumbled them and got the ball. ended up needing a field goal and so we put in little ryan bailey from anderson high school in austin, who was going to be kicking his first-ever field goal. and he made it for the game-winning score! so awesome. hell of a game. hook 'em horns!!!
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the longorns beat the sooners 28-10 in the red river rivalry game!!!

i like how the stadium is divided exactly in half between texas and ou fans. good fun. hook 'em horns!


nfl draft

Apr. 29th, 2006 02:20 pm
georion23: (winky)
i'm happy with the nfl draft. reggie bush did not go first and he did not go to houston. the texans picked up mario williams, a defensive end from north carolina state. kick ass. the texans' offense is fine if they had some decent blocking so hopefully williams will help push this season in the right direction. reggie bush went second pick to new orleans and i have traditionally hated the saints, so that works out quite nicely. and vince young! went to tennessee! so fun! vince is from houston and the tennessee titans used to be the houston oilers. and he's not with the saints so i don't have to start rooting for them. if vince didn't go to houston, i'd like him to go to tennessee. and matt leinart. hahahaha. usc bastard quarterback, mr heisman trophy winner who LOST to ut in the rose bowl. went TENTH!! to arizona! hehe! arizona sucks! this is great. so, good decisions by all in the nfl draft. i approve.
georion23: (south park)
weee! todd told me there was an apple store in the chandler mall so i went down there today with my busted ipod and they replaced it! for free! i have a new pod! woohoo! in celebration i am drinking one of those cute little 12oz bottles of REGULAR dr pepper. i am out of control. excellent...

the list of all the college bowl games is posted.

been having a lot of fun the last few days )

tomorrow is my geology of mars final. i studied while waiting for my appt at the apple store, and i'll go over to casa de zack et al. to study with jorge later. and then tomorrow night from 5 till 8 liz and i are holding the review for our students' final, which is on tuesday. john's really nice: he knows i'm not a morning person so rather than me having to be there at 7:30am when their final starts, he said i could show up around 8:30.

this weekend should be fun. the meeting about the student-led instrument is on saturday. jorge is principal investigator and i am project manager so the two of us will also be meeting sunday. i think sarah and i are going to try to see pride and prejudice this weekend. and i'll start on my shopping. i got my brother one of his presents today. i don't even know what to get most of the people i'm buying something for. guess i'll figure out something.

to do this weekend/next week )

time to go clean kep's litterbox, register for classes, put songs on my new pod, and study for mars. woo.

recap: i finally have a new pod, yay football, been having lots of fun, tomorrow is the mars final, lots to do, time to get at it. weee...
georion23: (winky)
i had the best day. kristen called and woke me up shortly before 11am, which was good as ut was playing colorado in the big 12 championship game starting at 11. ut kicked some major ass. it was 42-3 going into halftime. that included 23 seconds in which we scored 14 points. three plays: ut touchdown, ut interception, ut touchdown. incredible. then zack called and we decided to go to chili's to watch the rest of the game. it turned into a major ordeal getting there because of an art fair taking up all the streets of downtown tempe, but we got to see the 4th quarter, up until the usc/ucla game started. ut won 70-3 and are now the big 12 champions. it was awesome. the next game they play will be against usc in the rose bowl. trojans are going down! hook 'em horns!

zack and i were walking back to my house and we passed a yard sale and they were selling a pretty decent propane grill for $25. so we walked to my apt and got my car and went back and i bought it. we had an interesting time getting it into my car and zack had to sit in the back and hang onto it while i drove with the back open. good times. hehe i bought a grill. so exciting. been wanting one for awhile.

then zack and i sat at my house grading papers for awhile and i got all mine done except for one student who just emailed me his an hour ago. sarah called and said she had a surprise and was going to abduct zack and me for awhile. the surprise was a place in guadalupe that advertised 'texas bbq' but they were closed by the time we got there. she was hungry so we walked back downtown and over to island's so she could get a burger. then over to margarita rocks for a bit to say hi to everyone. then to border's (yay books woo) and finally over to the movie theater where we saw aeon flux. it was actually pretty decent. much better than i was expecting. after the movie, zack, sarah, and i came back to my house and watched some squirrel songs and foamy's rants online and twister on tv. they just left so i'll head off to bed in a few.

tomorrow will be busy working on my geology of mars project. i'm glad i finished grading today so i can concentrate on my project and not worry about anything else. zack and sarah are coming over tomorrow evening and we're going to make chili, so i'll have to go to the store tomorrow sometime to get meat. yum. maybe i'll make brownies too.

last night was good. i gathered all my data for my mars project, pretty much got the introduction done, and finished my references list. decided i was hungry and would call todd when i went to go get food. that turned into me driving around talking to him for two hours before i actually got some taco bell (all that was open by then). it was so nice to talk to him. i haven't seen him since february and hadn't talked to him since he called me on the 4th of july. i'd really missed talking to him. can't wait to see him. he's wonderful. yay todd.

i need to be productive tomorrow so i'm going to sleep now.

recap: longhorns are awesome, had lots of fun with zack and sarah today, i bought a grill, got my papers graded, need to work on my project tomorrow, had a good night last night, i love todd, going to bed. woo. 'night all.

yes!

Nov. 25th, 2005 04:20 pm
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longhorns won! 40-29. crazy game. i was afraid we'd lose for awhile there. the aggies gave us quite a run, especially considering they're unranked and the 'horns are #2 in the country. still undefeated though and on our way to the rose bowl.

sfa did not do so well in football this year. they ended the season last in the conference with only 1 conference win and a 5-6 record overall. sigh.

arizona state is tied with arizona 20-20 in the 4th quarter. i do enjoy asu football. it's fun because i'm so close to the stadium i can hear the fireworks they shoot off when asu scores. just heard more fireworks. looks like it's 23-20 asu with 6 seconds left. LOTS more fireworks. shaking my apt. i guess we won. yay! woo sun devils.

my kitchen is clean now. i think i used half the dishes and utensils i own making food for thanksgiving and made all of my appliances dirty. everything's clean and put away now. much better.

i decided it was christmas time now so i went to get out some decorations. found a little tree that has lights on it and some candles but chris had told me he had a box of my decorations at his apt. turns out it's the box that has all my ornaments and another tree and lights and stuff in it. damnit. i wonder how much it would cost for him to send it to me. my little naked tree is looking a little pathetic. i found (okay, kepler found) a little toy mousie in a closet when i was getting out my decorations and he's been chasing it around the house all afternoon. so cute.

sweet!! james just called and i'm going to get paid for helping him out at a stargazing event tomorrow night. it's going to be the two of us with his 8" and 11" telescopes and 69 PEOPLE. insane. should be fun though! and it's money! woohoo!

okay, going back to making nighttime ir themis mosaic. weee...

recap: longhorns won, i love football, kitchen's clean, it's christmas, need my decorations, get money for showing people stars tomorrow, time for more fun with work. woo.
georion23: (winky)
thanksgiving was interesting. had a good time at todd's. my pie and potatoes were a huge hit. todd doesn't even like chocolate pie and he wanted to me to make one weekly and bring it to geology of mars. hehe. going to eat myself some leftovers in a few minutes. yum. we watched the cowyboys play, and it was a good game, but they decided to miss a 34-yard field goal so they ended up losing in overtime. bummer. we played foosball, which was great fun. had some not so great conversations with a couple members of my family. really not looking forward to having to deal with hostility over christmas. i won't be staying at my house if i'm not welcome.

i guess this year i am most thankful for my friends. don't think i could have made it through this semester with something resembling sanity without them. they're all wonderful people and i love them very much.

i'd like to take this opportunity to say that i love my cousin erin. she's one of my favorite people on the planet.

wish some of my football-watching friends were in town so we could watch this ut/a&m game together. instead i am watching with kepler. ut is not doing so well. they should be slaughtering a&m and it's 15-14 a&m in the 2nd quarter. this is crap. we are NOT going to lose this game damnit. they aren't even ranked and ut is #2 in the freaking country! come on longhorns, get your game going!

so, this weekend:
-grade papers
-finish nighttime ir themis mosaic
-finish visible themis mosaic
-write up planetary geology paper
-make powerpoint presentation
-clean my kitchen
-clean kep's litterbox

for now, i think i will get some leftovers.
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i was really domestic today. went over and collected kristen and we went to the store. was going to make chili since it's starting to be cold at night, but they didn't have my seasoning, so my mom is going to send me some next week. decided to make a chicken-broccoli-rice-cheese casserole thing instead and kristen, jeff, adam, and i all had it for dinner. and i made a practice chocolate pie. it tasted good and looked okay. i made a few mistakes but know what i need to do so my pie for thanksgiving will be better. not bad for my first pie ever. i ate a lot. really full now.

last night i was laying in bed and was going to finish watching south park and then go to sleep. apparently i was more tired than i thought because i woke up holding the remote with the tv on at about 8am. turned off the tv and managed to go back to sleep for a few more hours. i'm still pretty tired. should go to bed early tonight.

more discovery channel fun for my wild and crazy saturday evening. first was fireballs from space (meteor showers, comets, and asteroids) and now i've got pompeii of the east (eruption of mt tambora in indonesia). good times. this volcano show is pretty cool. they're linking the 1815 eruption of this huge volcano with global weather problems in 1816, which may have contributed to mary shelley writing 'frankenstein.' interesting how everything is connected.

no one i cared about (that would possibly be on tv) played football today. no ut, tx a&m, asu, or ucla. sigh. oh well. watched 'so i married an axe murderer' with kristen and stayed in the kitchen for the majority of the day instead. sfa lost 41-21 to northwestern louisiana, losing chief caddo, the largest trophy in college football. bummer. arizona is playing on fox tomorrow so the cowboys won't be on. it's okay. erin and i may go to the batting cages for awhile.

i can't wait till happy feet comes out in nov 2006. it looks so cute! i love penguins. they're super.

tomorrow i must work on my project for planetary geology and i should also get some work done on my geology of mars project. should be good. i'm looking forward to it. they're both really cool projects. yay mars woo!

back to watching volcanoes on discovery channel. weee

recap: been domestic today, need sleep, discovery channel is fun, football is crappy this weekend, happy feet is going to be great, yay working on mars projects tomorrow woo.

ahhh

Nov. 18th, 2005 02:07 pm
georion23: (winky)
i so love laying on my couch. it's been a long day. resting and vegging out in front of the tv for a couple hours is so nice. i love pirates of the caribbean. i'd take a nap but i don't think i'd wake up for a long time and i've got things to do tonight.

football was a lot of fun yesterday. we played girls against boys. i scored two touchdowns and got a safety. good times.

liz and i did our presentation on "volcanoes, meteorites, and mars" at mitchell elementary school in phoenix this morning. we apparently did a good job because they loved us and wanted us back. it was good fun. most of them were really into it, so that was nice. i'm tired now. i didn't get as much sleep as i wanted to and it's exhausting being enthusiastic for that long.

i need to figure out what i need to get grocery-wise so i can make my practice chocolate pie this weekend. i hope it turns out okay. mmmm chocolate pie. yum.

my grandma is at the dr now finding out what the deal is with this mass on her esophagus. my mom is supposed to call me when they know something. i hope she'll be okay.

this weekend will be about pie-making, batting cages, and working on projects for planetary geology and geology of mars.

so excited. dinner with kristen and then harry potter! and then off to the fiesta at casa de teresa/naomi/brittany. weeee!

random image of the day: on the streets of new york city

back to watching pirates for me

summary: i love my couch, football is awesome, our presentation went well, gonna make pie, wondering about my grandma, busy weekend coming, fun night ahead. woo.

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