Monday, July 31, 2006

Hooray! After much anticipation and angst due to a rescheduling of doctors appointments... I am proud to announce....

We're having A BOY!
This is our first look at the little guy. He's got all of the things we could want at this point 10 fingers, 10 toes, around 13 oz, and no modesty when it came to the sonogram.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Redneck BBQ

Peterson, been camping lately?

Is this what people do after American Inventor?

Monday, July 24, 2006


if you haven't read bldgblog yet, i highly recommend it, it is so choice. today's post talks about bio 3d printers. eat your heart out vollen (no seriously, eat it. then print yourself another one in the grad lab...)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Oh the joys!

So I am officially un-employed! And the weather here couldn't be better.
Monday I layed out on the beach for a few hours, tried to skim board, and came home and had a margaritta.
Tuesday I went swimming in the river and went on a nice long (hot) hike, and came home and had a margaritta while painting.
Today I woke up at 7 am, cause it was so warm, went for a walk and then I bleached my hair and added red! No more working girl hair-do for me.
Tommorrow we are driving up to Portland to get Laura and John and then wandering back down the coast beach surfing.

Seeing as I am getting my vacation pay through today, it's not too bad being unemployed.
Except, for some reason, renting a moving van from here to tucson is 500 bucks more than renting a moving van from tucson to here. Stupid california. So if anyone has a truck they need driven back to tucson, we'd be glad to help out.

You all must be busy with life. Hope your enjoying it.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

adam actually has a project code to write these,

The Polshek Weekly Reader
V 2.34 third edition

Editor-in-chief, Adam "I can draw walks" Mead

"You can lead a horse to water, but if it turns out to be a camel you're in trouble"

It was not what one would have wished for, the heat coming off the field at #3 great lawn welcomed us with illusions of watery oasis' and palm covered ponds, there were neither. Polshek began with a short and quick warm up, they didn’t want to use up what little energy they had left after their walk from the steaming confines of the C train.
Like déjà vu all over again, Polshek awaited the arrival of a woman, any woman would do, does anyone of you know a woman? Steve asked, they all stood in silence, forfeit loomed, but this might get us out of the heat faster, maybe it wouldn't be so bad, after all. From across the field, the team looked on, bad spaghetti western music played, out of the heat, former polshekian Eileen "I could carry a bar" keribar had ridden in on trusted steed (that's what she calls her shoes). Polshek were saved.
This battle would take place between Polshek and arch rival of the ninth floor gruzen sampton, or weekend in the Hampton's, or some bad weekend at Bernie's cast and crew team, who knew, nobody had ever seen these guys on the elevator before, with the exception old old man withers, no way he could play.**
Inning one, Polshek bats first, wham bam, were sweating like pigs man, but we put 2 runs across the plate, a great start. Michael "who has the water" hasset arrives from Calcutta via camel with two larger than life water bottles. John labombard goes up to pet the camels, the camel on the left spit in john's eye.
Steve and our cast of rag tag misfits get thru the inning without a run allowed from the Hampton's crew. (and they were steaming like fresh pig on the griddle over it)
Polshek arrives at the plate for the start of inning two, again, the team pushes another run across the plate. Between innings adam mentions to peter "I didn’t bring a popsicle" broughton that he hear's something ominous in the trees. "ah its nothing adam, don’t worry about it" adam lets it leap from his mind to focus on more important matters, as it is his turn at the plate. Captain my captain Steve "I can rock a ball like a baby" chang tells him "try to draw a walk"…..before heading to the plate, adam desperately tries to draw a walk, in the sand, was Steve talking metaphorically?, was this some type of riddle wrapped in the delusional guise of parable, god I am terrible. I walk to the plate (got that part right) and proceed to hit the ball with my limited might right into the third baseman's mitt, and I am thrown out. But my drawing in the sand lasted for two more innings.
Peter "bring it" brougton was swinging his hair like Farah Fawcett, some one suggested his get his hair highlighted, he then proceeds to respond with a hot shot in the gap, he ran around the bases, and crossed the plate, a homerun, for all to celebrate in, Polshek 4, team weekend at the Hampton's 2 (they had scored some runs I didn’t mention)
As Polshek took the field head bench moral keeper adam ' I can really really draw a walk" mead saw what can only be described as a band of marauding spider monkeys come flying out of the trees, diving in on the unsuspecting teammates to steal what little mojo they possessed. Would this have an adverse effect on the outcome (of course not, uh right?!?!?)
Team weekend at bernies, slowly began to mount a comeback, Polshek fell into fits of dizzy spells, adam was trying to put horse shoes on the camels, Michael was off performing his one man pantomime act, how would he get out of that invisible box????

Old man withers came up to the plate, with bat in hand, two replacement hips in tow, no way this guy beats us, oh right, he does, he hits a another base runner home and weekend in the Hampton's takes the lead 5-4. Polshek walks to the plate like a bunch of whirling dervishes, they've very little left. No one can hit the ball, Lyle is our last hope, he hits a blooper over old man withers head, no way this guy catches it, he as to be his teams Achilles heal, but be damned, he has a bionic Achilles heal to go along with his other medical miracles keeping that body operational, he catches the ball, and wins the games, again.

Polshek buries itself in chicken wings and beer, and Mac Aleer's Pub, John Labombard almost is seen drinking a Beer.

Fun Fact: The Polshek team lost a combined 34 pounds in water during the game

adam mead

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006


and you thought you could escape THIS!

Monday, July 10, 2006


Saturday, July 08, 2006

>Subject: Thermodynamics of Hell by Mr. Paul Masoni, a former undergraduate

>Thought you'd enjoy the rationale of some students!
>The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington
>chemistry mid-term exam. The answer by one student was so "profound" that
>professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of
>course, why
>we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.
>Here is the "Bonus Question" on the exam:
>Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Most of
>the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools
>it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.
>One student, however, wrote the following:
>First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we
>to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which
>they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets
>Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving.
>As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different
>religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state
>that if you
>are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell.
>Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not
>belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls will go to
>With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls
>Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the
>volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the
>temperature and
>pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand
>proportionately as souls are added.
>This gives two possibilities:
>1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls
>Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all
>breaks loose.
>2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in
>then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over. So
>which is it?
>If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa (a girlfriend of mine
>during my Freshman year) that, "it will be a cold day in Hell before I
>sleep with
>you", and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night,
>number 2 must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has
>already frozen over.
>The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it
>that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore,
>only Heaven thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains
>why, last night, Teresa kept shouting "Oh my God."

Friday, July 07, 2006

the sadest and happiest parts about leaving the office

1. all the free coffee, cookies and tequilla in the kitchen.
2. making faces at the cute lesbian that sits across from me all day.
3. not getting the giant paycheck...seriously sad.
4. missing out on emails from consultants like this:

maybe, even just maybe, always works with me.
got you palm piloted.
and speaking of piloting, i will be captaining a tandem, in one of the kilts, a hundred miles along connecticut river tomorrow.
trust you will find some combination of beer and boats that works as well.
your fan,

1. Not having to sit..and sit...and sit somemore.
2. Knowing that again I can dye my hair any color, wear any color and freely be a freak again!
3. Being able to leave something that just wasn't working for me.
4. Not having to send off emails like this any more:

Until the set for the building permit has been completed, printed, issued, archived and properly recovered from…please do not change drawing file names, locations, plot styles, pen weights or any other format or organizational layout unless first checking with either Libby or myself. I understand that you want the organization to be set up in your particular method, however, there are reasons for the current set up that make the progress of our work faster and easier.

Also, many of the files are cross referenced to other files, and by changing a name, location or even moving the actual drawing layers within the file to another location; you are thus affecting all of the drawings that are referencing that first drawing. I know it is confusing and if you want I can explain better. And lastly, please see me next time you want to print something from these files. There is a set up that automatically prints the file for you without having to select the printer, window, pen setting, etc and does not change. Somehow when you print, you are changing these to settings as well as the lineweights.

Monday, July 03, 2006

stay in LA

Hey everyone, is the heat getting to you all so you can't get up the energy to post anything? Well I can solve that. If anyone is looking for a getaway in August, I'm going to be in Europe for three weeks, so my room will be empty. I know how much everyone loves LA, but if nothing else it's a change of scenery. My cousin/roommate will be there, he is a cool guy and would be helpful in letting you know where to go for stuff. Anyway, if anyone is interested, I'm leaving August 7th and back on the 28th. I guess let me know on here or email me,

Happy 4th of July!