On Monday Check-in

@Stina Happy birthday! I've heard a lot of good things about Quivey's but haven't made it there yet!

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:28 pm 0

On That Thing, That Thing, That 1 Thing

@zeytin like @garli, I have mine bundled with my car insurance. It saves me about $4/month. I have a local agency but they go through Erie.

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm 0

On Lost Luggage

In 2000, the summer before my senior year of high school, my orchestra went on a trip to Austria. There were 54 of us including chaperones. We were supposed to go O'Hare->Newark->Zurich on Continental. Massive thunderstorms delayed the flight to Newark and so we sat on the tarmac at O'Hare for 3 hours before the got us off the plane. The only way to get us to Zurich for the drive to Innsbruck was to put us all on a Kuwait Airways flight to Amsterdam, then fly us over in three flights in ten hours to Zurich. So we run over to the terminal where they are holding the Kuwait flight for us. my friend Melissa goes up to check her bag first and for some reason it takes 15 minutes. So, because we've kept this flight waiting for over an hour already, they say, ok just bring all of your bags and cellos over here, we'll tag them and load them on. Side note: I played upright bass, and we had packed up two super carefully in huge boxes for three of us to trade off and play. I can't remember if Continental was responsible for them after the cancelled flight or if we were. So we get on the flight and it is ah-mazing. the best airplane food, super nice seats, and NINTENDO! We get to Amsterdam, all make it over to Zurich on the fancy SwissAir flight. We all get our luggage, and the cellos and the keyboards off the baggage claim. What isn't there? My friend Melissa's bag, the only one that was checked. nor the basses. She was just a size smaller than me so she borrowed my costume and the chaperones bought her some jeans and underwear and a few shirts. Her suitcase showed up five days later, half way into the trip. The basses showed up back at the high school two months later, shockingly in the same shape in which we sent them off. We played four shows, and another act in one of them was an Austrian "dixeland" band and we borrowed their very tiny bass and took turns playing. It was a fantastic trip otherwise!

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 12:43 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@andnowlights I just saw this pop up on facebook: http://www.buzzfeed.com/krystieyandoli/which-10-things-i-hate-about-you-character-are-you?bffb Sigh indeed. One of those movies I had on tape and need to re-buy on dvd or something.

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 3:29 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@Stina that would be dangerous. I'm a 3 minute walk to Ian's at work and to Glass Nickel at home. I'm eating more pizza at the age of 30 than I ever would have guessed, though Ian's has a great salad bar and this killer white balsamic dressing that I would pay money to find out the recipe for. So it evens out.

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:18 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@Heather Funk@facebook well the name is dinosaur themed: http://babcockhalldairystore.wisc.edu/shop/fantastic-jurassic/ If you ever find yourself in Madison, get some Babcock Hall ice cream!

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:04 am 0

On Monday Check-in

I didn't do an estimate but I think I did pretty well. Friday the dude picked up a few groceries and we made chicken tomato alfredo pizza for dinner. My share was $12. Saturday morning I took the dog on a nice walk and then applied for a job, free! Then we rode our bikes to campus and went to a few parts of the science open house, and got free Babcock Hall dinosaur themed ice cream at the geology museum (win). Then we checked out the botany dept greenhouses and saw venus flytraps which were cool but weren't trapping anything. Then we went to get a certain seasonal beer that just came out at a bar, but it ended up being a pitcher and a split salad, burger and fries. no regrets, $19 my share. Biked home, stopped for a 6 pack on sale! $6! Walked the dog, watched the Badgers lose :( Sunday morning I went and got us Taco Bell breakfast. Also no regrets there. $6. Grabbed some more groceries to make lunches - I made a lemon greek orzo recipe from the Budget Bytes cookbook, though I can't figure out what makes it greek. Tasty though. anyways, $22. Spent the afternoon sewing and watching A League of Their Own, after my 21 year old intern told me on Friday that she'd never even HEARD of it. $65. I'm happy with that.

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 10:30 am 2

On Friday Estimate

@Heather Funk@facebook smoosh the nose of that rescued boston for me!

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 1:44 pm 1

On Coworkers Who Steal Your Lunch

@Heather Funk@facebook omg unlimited Coke Zero? That is amazing. And yes, bad.

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 12:07 pm 1

On No But Really, Do 1 Thing

Welp my one thing from last week was to make a list of all of the tasks I've done at work ever, and send it to my hiring assistant friend along with my resume for her to shape into something better. I did start it and get pretty far, but a) I've been having a hard time finding focus for it and b) I have had a hard time doing my job as it should be done for over a year because my work environment just plain sucks and so I am having a hard time remembering every little thing I should be listing. So, I am re-upping my One Thing. I need to get this done because there's some decent job apps I want to finish by the end of the weekend.

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 3:45 pm 0