Monday, March 30, 2009

Sort of a new job

So I started working at the place I'm at now back in 2002. At the time I was still in school so I was a co-op employee. Well in 2004 (I think), I decided to switch teams to see what else was out there. Plus I didn't really like who I was "working for" and the opportunity for me to switch arose, so I took it. Well it's been almost 4-5 years since I joined that team and another opportunity arose for me to switch back to the team I started on. I jumped on it since it will give me much more time in the lab (and as a chemist I like that) and the opportunity to work on more of my own projects rather than helping out everyone else. Today I pretty much spent the day switching offices, but I'm really excited to jump back into the lab. Let's just hope that the grass really is greener on the other side.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I've been neglecting...

...neglecting this blog anyway. I've been so busy updating my photo blog that I haven't really been posting much over here.

I did find something cool the other day though. It's called Once abarn a time and it's this company that uses wood from old barns to make furniture. I'm really not into the country look for decorating a house, but there's some cool stuff that I think would work in certain spaces.

I love this trunk

Friday, March 20, 2009

Welcome Spring!

Normally I'm not one to complain about the Michigan winters, and figure if it's going to be cold, it might as well snow. Well for some reason this has felt like the longest Winter EVER and I'm just glad it's finally starting to get warm-ish outside.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New Lens!

So I decided to go ahead and buy the lens I had picked out before I even bought my new camera, lol. I had a little award money come my way at work so it went toward the purchase of this lens. I got the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro and I can't wait to get it and start using it!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

you UGLI baby

So yesterday we picked up some Ugli Babies at the grocery store. These things are practically all juice! They were pretty yummy. Although from the looks of the outside I expected some really crazy, exotic inside, but not really...just kind of looks like an orange.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

chocolate eggs

Just a few things I'm enjoying right now :o)

Friday, March 06, 2009

stupid cold...

...or whatever it is I have, I can't stop sneezing!! It's like 65 degrees outside right now and I feel like complete crap! So much for enjoying this nice weather!

The good news is that I'm FINALLY done with the 2-week class I was taking at work. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, but I'm so glad it's finished.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

made just for me

So awhile back, Rachel posted on her blog about this purse she found on Etsy from seller daphnenen. It was totally cute, but there was no way I was spending $75 or whatever it was. So I emailed a link to the purse to my mom and asked if she would be able to make something similar. The pics from the website weren't all that great but she figured she'd be able to come up with something similar.

So I was over my parents house and all of a sudden, my mom comes upstairs with this crappy old vinyl bag filled with crappy old curlers. The bag was very similar to the shape and style of the purse I had sent her. So she ripped apart the crappy old purse and used it as a pattern for a new one. We made some minor changes, bought some fun fabric, and voila...a purse for me! I'm so excited! There's multiple pockets on the inside and I also had her add some pockets to the backside of the purse. We've already discussed changing up the pattern for another purse. Why didn't I think of asking my mom to make purses for me earlier on?!?! Now I just need to learn how to sew....

Sunday, March 01, 2009


So last night we headed out for a fun-filled evening of Whirlyball. This was only our second time partaking in this particular activity, but it is SO MUCH FUN! Once again I walked away with a few battle wounds and I seem to be getting more sore as the day goes on, but it was so worth it.

We started out at Ken's house (the birthday boy) and was picked up by a limo bus. The Whirlyball venue is almost an hour away and since everyone was going to be drinking, it made limos are just fun! We played Whirlyball for about 3 hours (which FLEW by).

There's me waving my scoop in the air!

Once we were done there, we headed over to Bar Louie for some drinks and food. I had their loaded tots, SO GOOD, and we hung out for a few more hours.

me and Jill

Jim and Ken...Jim was feeling pretty good by this point in the evening

Then the limo picked us all back up and took us back to Ken's house. I then had to drive us home...don't worry, I was totally fine by then. Apparently Jim had a little more to drink than I thought he did, because he wasn't feeling so hot this morning. Sucks for him! We had a good night though.