Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008.12.29 Monday

Kelc and I thought about going to Arlington today, but decided the trip would be pretty uneventful and would just spend gas. We're going to go sometime soon.

Instead I got to play Ace Combat for a good chunk of the day.

We also went to Applebee's and Dairy Queen.

2008.12.28 Sunday

Kevin was being a bugger today, and got the wheels in motion for a large sized teeter-totter.

This thing, if it all works out, is going to be a bit on the extreme side.

Hanging out at the lakehouse was pretty fun and relaxing too.

2008.12.27 Saturday

Went to Houston to hang out with my mom's mom. Great food. Puts me to sleep every time.

2008.12.26 Friday

Civil-Lore Cranium Clue.... and Rubik's Revenge.

Also got my oil changed.

2008.12.25 Thursday

Merry X-mas.

My family opened some gifts. I received some rather exciting things.

I'm not going to spoil the surprise.

2008.12.24 Wednesday

Kelc's family had their gift opening this evening. I got way more than I should have from their family.


I was able to give everybody something too, so it isn't completely awkward :-P

Then we watched House Bunny. Very seasonal.

2008.12.23 Tuesday

X-mas almost here. That means shopping gets fun and crazy.

2008.12.22 Monday

Today we woke up mega early to catch the flight home. Completely lucked out on that.

On the plane I sat next to a mom and son that had UT gear on. WORD.

2008.12.21 Sunday

More time in SanFran.

Today was kinda rainy and foggy. The Golden Gate Bridge looked amazing in the weather.

We went around some small towns and more shopping.

Then we went to see "Santaland Diaries" at a weird theatre... "Off Market Street".

Kelc and I had to run through the rain to get the car. A little water never hurt anybody.

2008.12.20 Saturday

Drove around SanFran today. Super windy road. Fisherman's Wharf. Shopping.

2008.12.19 Friday


What a day. Woke up at 6 to catch a flight, barely made it because of holiday-security-fun.

Made it to San Jose airport, drove to our hotel in Southern San Francisco.

We went to an asian restaurant for lunch, but that was a mistake. We didnt understand what anybody was saying... and it was no panda express :-P I'm sure the food was good, but just not something we were used to. We walked across the street to Ed's Diner where I was able to get a grilled-cheese sandwich. Yum.

Next we used some of the transportation to make our way around the town to site-see and shop.
Cable cars are awesome and scary.

We are all exhausted.

2008.12.18 Thursday

Secret project work-day. Took a good handful of hours, but I feel like the results we pretty darn good.

I was going to be packing for a NY trip, but that got canceled.

Last minute change.... now we're going to San Francisco. Woo!

2008.12.17 Wednesday

I wrote some thank-you cards today. Thanks again to everybody who made it to my graduation ceremony and meal.

A NY trip is in the works...

2008.12.16 Tuesday

Not sure, but I think I spent most of the day cleaning my room or just messing around.

2008.12.15 Monday

Kelc went and bought more puzzles. Fun...

2008.12.14 Sunday

Today Kelc and I spent the whole day finishing one of those impossible puzzles.

It was a photo-mosaic puzzle. Think about that for a sec.

2008.12.13 Saturday

I took my last test today; I am done with everything for school. Feels so weird.

I also got some x-mas shopping done. Fun.

My brain feels tired.

Kelc came home from Kevin's meet, and then we went to a white elephant celebration at Taylor and Andrea's - my prize is the best.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

2008.12.12 Friday

Ah yes. Today is the day I get to spend studying. I saved it up all week.

It took me forever to get to campus; I parked all the way out near the baseball stadium because PTS felt like charging 10 bucks to park in a closer lot. Heck no I'm not paying the same price as a garage fee.

For lunch, Chris and I went to the union and got some pasta. Pretty good, minus the roll.

I spent most of the evening in the library working on my 'cheat sheet'. Ended up not going to a get-together, :-\ At least I'll be more available once this test is over.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

2008.12.11 Thursday

Today, was exceptionally uncoordinated. First, a lunch with Rudy fell through, and then a dinner. Maybe tomorrow will work out.

Speaking of lunch... redemption! Crawfish Etoufee all the way. Yums.

I've been studying for the acoustics final since then for the most part. Going really slow, probably because I have so many distractions (and the shuffle on winamp is picking a ton of bad songs today).

2008.12.10 Wednesday

The day sure does seem a lot shorter when you wake up at 2pm.

I spent most of today cleaning my room and other portions of the house. Of course, my brother was bombarding me, trying to force me to watch The Dark Knight with him. Sure, it might be an awesome movie, and yeah I still haven't seen it. But you know what, I want to wait on watching it some more. Why? Because I can. And because if it's so awesome, I should at least try to enjoy it with Kelc.

Until next time.

2008.12.09 Tuesday

Went in to work today, and actually got a lot done. It kinda felt like I was quitting, but at the same time I felt like I was dedicating the next few years of my life. I ended the part-time relationship, and full time should start up Jan 19th.

I had tortellini for dinner. The whole package. All 1200 calories and 45g of carbs and 20g of protein.

2008.12.08 Monday


Happy half-birthday to me.

Not much happening today. Technically today is the first "dead-day" for studying, but I can hardly will myself to pick up my books, let alone study them.

This week will probably be easy, but fly by.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

2008.12.07 Sunday

Woke up late. Guess I really did need that sleep. Off to Starbucks for some caffeine.

I spent most of the day with Kelc's family, helping them with various tasks. X-mas pictures was an interesting challenge.

The Steelers played a pretty sweet game too. Within a very short time frame, they went from 7 points down, to seven points up. Go #1 defense.

2008.12.06 Saturday


Ray and Marisa, Trey, and Riyaz all made it to the ceremony. A handful went afterwards to get some MEAT at Rudy's BBQ. Speaking of Rudy's, where is Rudy!? He was supposed to come out, and I also forgot to call him up. Bummer. At least he should be in Austin for a while, so I can get some quality time with the big guy.

I took a ton of pictures throughout the day; thanks everbody for sticking around and dealing with all the holdup.


I was supposed to go out, but I ended up falling asleep because I didn't get much sleep. When I think about it, I haven't been sleeping much for about an entire week. School will do that.

2008.12.05 Friday

Last school class day. Woo-hoo. Only had to take two tests that were both slightly misleading and difficult at parts. Oh well, good to be done.

My Aunt came in to town with Robert, and we went out to Reale's for food. Excellent Italian food at a reasonable price. We also split a bottle of wine, so I got semi-tipsy. Reale's is one of the more memorable places for me to go in Austin; I spent a lot of good dinner-times with close friends here, and discussed matters of utmost importance :-) Also, Kelc doesn't like Italian, so I had to take this opportunity to get it.

I ended up staying up late until Kelc made it home. I wonder why I can't sleep.

Friday, December 5, 2008

2008.12.04 Thursday

The good - I didn't go to work today.
The bad - I spent the whole day studying.

I feel pretty accomplished after reviewing a ton of material. I don't think there is any way for me to go over everything, but I put a huge dent in it. Tomorrow afternoon is going to feel so amazing. I will be done with classes as an undergrad, and done with 2/3 of the courses I'm taking.

I'm going to bed early to get a tad more sleep so my brain doesn't wig-out on the tests. And hopefully that extra sleep will let me study on the bus to school and right before each test.

Part of me just wants to start tackling other projects already, but I must contain my desires for just a bit longer.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

2008.12.03 Wednesday

Last school-hump day. Yay! Classes were awesome; I feel like my mind was raped with review material for the upcoming finals. Two finals on Friday, both in just 50 minute segments. I'm probably going to be brain dead after the tests, but oh wait... I'm still going to have another class to go to after that. At least then I'll be done with classes.

After some slight blog-blackmailing, it's good to see that RayRay started up his blog. It asks a very good question though; What is the deal with toothpaste? Dentists recommend it like it's comparable to drinking water, just part of life. What did people do before toothpaste? Why is it that animals don't bother with toothpaste when brushing their teeth? This flouride stuff, who determined that would be good to slather all over m
y pearly-yellows?

Oh well, back to some studying. *sigh* at least I can see that finish-line, sorta.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

2008.12.02 Tuesday

Probably one of my last few "work days" of 2008. The final month of 2008 is upon us, and time is just sprinting by.

School is winding down, holidays are ramping up, and the economy is in turmoil. Good times.

I went to work, had a mini-meeting, then a pretty cool and boring teleconference. Oh, and I got a clear-cut assignment that I feel like I can actually do without being ambiguous.

When I got home today, I cooked some tortellini (remind me to go buy some more soon) and then got crackin' on studying. My brain is starting to hate me for focusing so much energy for such long periods of time. Oh well.

Ray needs to start blogging pretty soon. Having one follower is nice, but having two would be grand. I originally intended this blog to be a recepticle for my thoughts and ideas, as well as a type of journal of projects that I have going on. Maybe a full-time job will be less stressful than school+part-time, and I'll actually get some projects finished. Oh, and if you are reading this, you should totally start blogging too.

This kitty agrees with me.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

2008.12.01 Monday

Yay another Monday. It's pretty sad that this could be my last school-based Monday.

Woke up early to see Kelcey off to her car. Then back to snoozing :-D Woke up rather energetic for school, very strange. I'm not a morning person, even if I happen to get a good amount of sleep the night before.

School was normal; my mind drifted off in a couple classes. Things are starting to wind down; lectures are getting shorter to do the teacher and TA evaluations.

I feel like I did a lot in the evening time, but I don't really recall what it was. Oh well.

Monday, December 1, 2008

2008.11.30 Sunday

Sunday had a rough beginning. Kelc and I finally woke up around noon; the sun was beating on my face. We picked up the house from the b-day party and headed home.

There we ate some leftovers from ThxGvng, made a no-bake cheesecake, and watched the Steeler's game.

Later on, we started a new, hard Disney puzzle. Tigger this time. Hunger struck again, Taco C here we come!

Then I studied for an online quiz while watching Saw II. For a sequel, it was actually rather good.

2008.11.29 Saturday

Kelc and I spent most of the day putting together a 1000-piece Mickey Mouse puzzle. Tedious to say the least.

Later we went to one of Kelc's friend's party, but just for a bit. Kelc was also hosting a b-day party for Matt at her house, so we couldnt stay long. The b-day party was pretty crazy, lots of good fun and staying up late. We actually stayed awake till soemthing like 5:30am.


2008.11.28 Friday

Not too much happened today. Black Friday was a bust for me. Kelc and I went to Walmart and Target. I came back empty handed and Kelc just got a couple things that were probably slightly under normal price anyways.

Kelc and I got to experience a very personal show by none other than Joe. He's putting out an EP soon, and is wrapping up his first semester of college. Very proud of that kiddo.

2008.11.27 Thursday

Happy Thxgiving Everybody.

Woke up very much late. Lunch was being served at my house. Lots of food all around for everybody. Pretty good, the only problem was that my stomach was still full from Fogo. Kelc and I just laid back most of the day, played some XB360.

In the evening, my dad, sis, bro and I left to the UT-A&M game. Well done Texas, we'll see how the BCS turns out later.

2008.11.26 Wednesday

Woke up and had to go to school. Bleh. Kelc is in town relaxing and I have the pleasure of going to school all day. Plus, a lab in the evening...fun.

Later on I went to Fogo de Chao with Justin, Habibi, and Travis for Habibi's B-day. So much meat, not enough room in the stomach. I feel like we did pretty well though.