Thursday, September 27, 2007

It's almost over...

The orange dress will soon be a fleeting memory. The wedding is this weekend. I've been running around all week putting together the last minute items for the day-oh like the dress I picked up last night. Hey-I got it before Saturday, so I think I'm doing well. As much as I grumble about the process of being in this wedding. I do adore the couple. Below are their lovely faces.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Imagine That...

So, I work for this large university and I feel maybe I should take advantage of interesting courses, maybe even complete another degree. Yes, I know most find this weird. Anyway, by complete accident today, I found two courses that just amuse me that they can be completed by students for credit.

1. Chocolate Science--You read correctly. According to the course description, it is the introduction to the business and science of chocolate and "students taste commercial products weekly". Are you kidding me, where do I sign up. OH wait, the course is only offered during the day-do you think my Director would allow me to leave for this class?

2. Wine and Beer in Western Culture--again you read correctly. Now this one does not say there is weekly tasting, but it looks at geographic origins, and production techniques. Again, where do I sign up, but again only during the day.

Argh! I'm going to have to get a night job here at the university so I can take the interesting classes. I reviewed other courses in the Food Science and Technology area, but they are all science based, you have to have chemistry and such-ick!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Weekend of Fun...

I had a lovely weekend filled with the OSU game and a bachelorette party! There really were no pictures taken at the bachelorette party-I feel what happens at those, stays at the party. heeehee-we were mostly good, but realllllly tipsy.

I did take tons of pictures at the game and really enjoyed the commentary from the guy behind us. Some of my favorite quotes from the day...

"Damn-it Todd!"..................."Where's Saine, I just don't understand why he's not playing"................"He's number 3, no, not that number 3, there are two of them, that one plays defense, this one plays offense".................................."Man the Bucks are hit'em hard today!"

I don't know that the humor comes through here, but just imagine these statements and many more repeated over and over throughout the entire game. According to this guy, he should be coaching the team. Too funny!

She's ready to be on the front line-look out Northwestern!

Come on Tres, I'm ready, put me in!

The boys getting pumped before the game

Block O

Tres, over here, Tres!!!

The Northwestern Wildcats-doesn't he look fierce

A sea of scarlet and gray

The band visiting our section, well a couple of them
Yeah, OSU won!

Ok, we kicked some Wildcat ass....58 to 7---GO BUCKS!!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Talk Like a Pirate Day…

I never really know exactly what I will blog about and some days I simply have nothing to say. I’m sure this will come as a shock to most of you, since I am normally so chatty. Today, I just didn’t have a clue what to write about: the first day of classes, having dinner with Ms. T last night, or the fact that autumn is in the air and I love it. I received an email from a friend today and she reminded me today is Talk Like a Pirate Day. So ye maties, get ye-self to the site and check’er out oh events in your local towns today, ARRR! I will enjoy this day after 4:30pm, I don’t think the students will appreciate ye o’l accent and such. Har har har.

A pint to ye pirate in ya. ARRR!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

New Academic Year....

The new year will begin here Wednesday. It will be a whirlwind few days as new students start on campus and the campus comes alive again. This morning we meet up with our class of incoming freshman for the college to send them off to convocation. Convocation was the lovely tradition started where the incoming freshman hear from the President of the University, listen to TBDBITL, and then travel to the stadium to see themselves one by one on the scoreboard video to picture themselves at graduation 4 years from now. I think it's kinda neat.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Remember Where You Were?

September 11, 2001, I was in my apartment getting ready to head to my assistantship for grad school. I was watching the TODAY Show and the show flashed over to the towers, stating that they believed there was a problem, but they of course had no idea the extent of that statement. The next couple of hours passed, I was glued to the tv, anxious to understand what was going on. The images were horrible, but oddly I could not look away. I didn’t want to drive the hour to my assistantship, but finally made myself leave the tv and then rushed to the car and turned on the radio, desperate for information. I drove to the assistantship and they told me to go home, that the university was closing down. September 12 was almost worse then the day before, I guess simply because it moved into my reality. Again, I was driving to my assistantship and along the interstate were military personnel in full gear, armed with machine guns lined up along the road. It was the most unsettling experience. At the time, I thought I can not live in a world where armed guards line the road sides. Thank goodness, that was the only day that this occurred.

Take a moment to remember where you were six years ago today.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Maggie, Work, and Champions

I spent the majority of this past weekend at my parents. I had a nice visit home to see the monster, aka-Maggie. I also worked at my parents store and then was strongly persuaded to attend the local fair with my mother to potentially purchase an animal. This is a marketing tool for the store.

Isn't she just the most adorable cat

Look at that face

Sale ring at fair

Mom with elephant ear, she might shoot me for this pic

Grand Champion Steer

My parents getting their picture taken for buying the steer to go in the local paper--my parents celebs.

Not to panic kids-I thought I had killed my camera, but alas it only had a tremendous amount of dust on the lids and is working just dandy now. Thank goodness, what would you do without all my pics. heehee

Friday, September 07, 2007


I have been utilizing online dating websites to pursue men, use them for a bit, and then throw them back (or be thrown back myself). In reality, I would love to find a husband and begin roots, I’m ready to accept adulthood-I mean look at me last month I accepted my age. I’m growing as a person-scary, very scary. I have to tell you throwing them back is not fun, but be thrown back is even less fun. I use the fish reference because one of the sites is, in all seriousness, called plentyoffish. So I recently was thrown back by one that I was at least interested in myself, so that kind of sucks, but no need to dwell there are other fish. I had kind of decided not to really surf the dating sites for a couple of months, let some new blood join the ranks of online dating than then go fishing again. I was all content to deal with my move, get life in order, and then see what new dating opportunities were out there. I would love to meet a man the old fashion way: you know run my cart into his at the grocery, have a cup of coffee and have my future husband sit down at the table next to me, or stumble home with a guy from the pub (ok-this one might not be such a good idea). However, the online dating has worked for a few of my friends-so why can’t it work for me.

So-this is what leads to my rant about dating. I got an email today from a dating site, I had paid for a subscription to a few months ago, which is how I met said recent guy who throw me back. At some point, I must have asked this one who emailed today if he was interested in me. I’m just getting a response now??? Interesting? What does this mean and what should I do, these are my questions. Why did he take so long to reply? Do I pay to subscribe again to see what he said? Oh yeah, this is a problem, I have to pay to be a member again to see what he said. Oh and the kicker---------------wait for it-------wait—-----------his name…Christopher. Oh no, no I’m not kidding!

Please any ideas, suggestions, greatly appreciated.

Have a great weekend kids!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Labor Day Weekend II

The weekend continued with Saturday evening at the Gallery Hop in the Short North and pub action at Byrne’s. The Hop was crazy busy, the only time I’ve seen it like that before was the Holiday Hop. There was even a mini parade-normally I'm not a parade kinda girl, but this one was amusing. Byrne’s provided much needed refreshments and live Irish music. Oh, I love the Irish music, but sadly the band did not play the Fields of Athen Rye-even when Ms. M wrote the request on a $1 bill. They band was very nice about it stating it was a wonderful song, but they simply did not play it. Crap! We stumbled back to my new place and crashed. Sunday morning we were up again and headed to the Greek Festival. Good food, dancing, and music were the highlights. Ms. M, Ms. H, and I had a wonderful weekend and are hoping Ms. M returns asap for a visit, but understand her studies and I guess her family need a bit of attention also.

The dogs walking in the parade were "keep'n it real"

A Drag Queen or two might have made their way down High Street

The Columbus Gay Flag Crop did their thing

Even the local CW Star got into parade mode...can't remember her name, guess I'll have to watch more tv

Sunday...Greek Fest...

food and....


Cheers to Ms. M and her visit!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Fun Filled Labor Day Weekend

The long weekend began with the delightful Ms. M arriving from the D.C. area to explore the wonders of this city for a few days. Friday evening’s dinner set an interesting tone for the weekend. Ms. M had just begun to enjoy a cheese burger at Champps when suddenly she discovered the kitchen had not removed the paper from the cheese slice on the burger. She had a wonderful sense of humor about the situation and the manager offered the table free desserts. Yummy cheesecake was enjoyed by all and a cosmo by Ms. M.

Saturday the OSU football team kicked off their 2007-2008 season with a home opener against the Youngstown State Penguins. Ms. M and I enjoyed the entire game, our seats happen to be behind a couple of large pillars, but the crowd was excited, we were shaded from the sun, and the OSU boys brought us to victory, so all was well.
Saturday morning breakfast at Panara before the game...Ms. M, Ms. H, and me

Getting ready for the game to begin

I told you they were playing against the penquins

OSU takes the field for the first time on the new turf, notice the bright red end zone
Script Ohio-4 of them, it was alumni band day---there was one in each end zone and one on each side of the field--try to see through the pillars

OSU on offence, I can't get over how red the end zones are

Run Brutus run

I really was there, I wasn't photo shopped in---I promise

See, the final score...OSU 38-Youngstown 6--GO BUCKS!