Welcome to my blog...It's more of an occasional-random-quirky-thought blog or a check-out-this-cool-link blog than one of those this-is-what-i-had-for-breakfast-today-and-these-are-my-feelings-about-life blogs and it's definitely not one of those awful i'm-useful-and-have-important-things-to-say-and-i'm-contributing-to-society blogs. Enjoy.
Thursday, January 27, 2005
Woohoo... starting to get excited! They've released the title crawl for Episode III.
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Okay... so I should lighten up a little. I just want to point out that Tompkins made another (brief) appearance in a Teen Girl Squad cartoon. That Tompkins is such a renegade. Click on the exclamation point at the end for a Tompkins Easter Egg.
Friday, January 07, 2005
Today my Grandmother Isabel Peter (Zubricki) passed away. She was my last surviving grandparent and she will be missed dearly.
Before I say a few words, I thought I'd give my cousin Denise's words from the funeral:
Gramma showed her great love for all of us in her cooking. She put her heart into preparing great feasts for her family. She took great pride in pleasing us with her feasts of love. Whether it was an intimate visit or a large family gathering – we always felt at home at Gramma’s place.
And my sister's speech:
My sister's comments are very true. Because I was sick over the holidays, I only got to see Grandma for 15 minutes and I was shocked to see how frail she looked as my mother was spoonfeeding her applesauce.
All my life she had been such a strong woman. The head of a large household, she had to deal with the families of her 5 children -- and trust me when I say that we're all a little nuts -- but my memories of Grandma were of a strong, commanding woman who would tell it as it is, and who wouldn't put up with any of our shit.
I remember trips to Grandma's house very fondly... food. Lots of food... and good food too. If I'm out at a restaurant and they server cabbage rolls, I'll try them, but I have yet to eat a cabbage roll that even comes close to the ones Grandma made. Rounding out the top 5 Grandma foods would have to be her homemade soups, her crepes, her cherry pies, and the holiday spread with turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy.
If I had to pick just one Grandma memory that makes me laugh whenever I think of it: Every Christmas we'd get an envelope with some cash from Grandma... and one year I remember it was a little bit more money than normal... I went to her to say thank you, and she said “Well, don't expect that much next year... Grandma just had a good night at Bingo”. Goodbye Grandma.
Thursday, January 06, 2005
So it's the new year, and after being really sick over the break, I'm finally feeling better and settling in to our new lab in our cool new building. It's a fantastic work area, and I anticipate huge increases in my productivity.
But I just have to say that the new water-free urinals really kind of freak me out.