Saturday, January 25, 2003
Friday, January 24, 2003
Today I went over and checked out the new, improved Coffman Union. (Well, it is the OLD Coffman - they didn't build a new building...) I had Chick-Fil-A for lunch, looked around the building - even checked out the bowling alley (no, I didn't bowl). I even talked about network security with the head of dining services (well he happened to be running the cash register, and we'd talked before). Seemed crowded, and a few things weren't up and running yet (the new bookstore doesn't open till March), but it is nice to see it back in service!
Thursday, January 23, 2003
Wednesday, January 22, 2003
Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Monday, January 20, 2003
I start my medical technology class on Wednesday... that is if my flight doesn't get cancelled. I'm coming in on a wild turkey.
It's Immunohematology... contains quite a bit about blood banking & antigen-antibody stuff... 4 hr. lab on wed. afternoons.
I'm kinda scared & excited at the same time. Love, Nancy
As someone who was born on Thanksgiving, I'm glad to see turkeys such a lively subject; and glad to see that my rendition seems (to me) close to Matt's pictures. And wild turkeys are in the news
Comeback of the wild turkey is worth celebrating as well as history: At one time, the turkey and the bald eagle were each considered as the national symbol of America. Benjamin Franklin was one of those who argued passionately on behalf of the turkey. Franklin felt the turkey, although "vain and silly", was a better choice than the bald eagle, whom he felt was "a coward".
BTW, speaking of Murray Jr. High, Joel was speaking to Tim Chase after church, a science teacher at Murray, and he was going on about how wonderful MATT was and how he was afraid they were going to lose him as he was sure to have higher ambitions.
Another BTW, Norris was supposed to come home today, but his Northwest flight out of Gatwick was canceled (just as ours was) and he is staying overnight at the Hilton (just as we had to). He said there were three other CSOM students there. We are all disappointed, especially as he is supposed to start three classes tomorrow. I have e-mailed one professor who wrote a nice letter back and Norris should be able to make his 5:45 pm class. But he's supposed to start springboard diving at 8:00 tomorrow morning... anyone want to volunteer to go in his place?
I was driving home from Maria's parents one night before we were married, and a flock of about 8-9 turkey's was wandering across the road. I was able to stop in time, however, they just took their jolly time in crossing the street. Finally I honked. The turkey's acted very startled, and began running back and forth in the road. After they got their bearings again they hurried into the brush. Could these be those same mysterious turkeys?
Mom and dad were over at our townhouse last night, and we watched a really good movie. We watched Disney's "The Rookie" with Dennis Quaid. For those of you who don't know, "The Rookie" is about a 36 yr old high school baseball coach and science teacher who, beyond all odds, lives out his dream to pitch in the major leagues. The movie was heartwarming and fun, and best of all, it was based on a true story! It was also cool to watch the making of the movie where they interviewed the man that the movie is based on, and talked to those who were there when it happened.
It's nice to see such a positive movie in this day and age, one that focuses on the good things in life. Out of a possible 10 stars, I give it an 8
Picture of the day - in Ascii graphics.
Sunday, after church we went to Wendy's for lunch, then dropped Liv off at the library to study, while we went shopping.
On the way home, when we were driving by the St. Paul Campus, we saw three wild turkeys sauntering across the street by the frat houses.
Here's my rendition of one of them:
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| ' O/_____/________/____\O
,' / /__________+__________\
/ / / (#############) \
/ / |[**](#############)[**]|
/ .' \_______________________/
/ | |_""__|_,-----,_|__""_|
.' / | | '-----' | |
' / '-' '-'
/ / .--.
| ,' /} p \
,' .' `~)-) / /}
/ ' ( . \ /` }
/ / `. \ . /`}.' }
/ / \ \:....____-'""-.__ . / ' }-;'
/ / -.._ `--. \/ '.',i
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' | '. -=-' _,;
/ / `-,_ _________.'`
Note: I borrowed drawings by "APC" and "JGS" that I found at
Linkname: Ascii Art Dictionary (Andreas Freise)
URL: http://www.ascii-art.de/. For the wild turkey, I started
with JGS's picture of a domestic turkey and altered it.
Sunday, January 19, 2003
Hi. I am back in London. The train ride was uneventful. Some tubes are closed for weekend repairs, so it is really hard getting around here.
I have opted to just rest today instead of seeing more things. I have seen enough of London for this trip. Oxford was really nice.