jillithian: (Wedding Day)
So, Monday was my first Supply Chain Management class. It was also my first elective for the major, thus I was surrounded by Operations Management undergrad students. Most of whom are white males from Minnesota.

This is a huge change from all of the other classes I've taken this time around where 75 to 80% of the students are from India, with another 15 - 20% being from Nepal (I'm usually hanging out with the Nepalese). And one of those Nepalese is in the Supply Chain class with me - Jenius.

Side Note: Last night one Nepalese girl, Sama, let me try some "traditional Nepalese food": dried apricots (with the pits still in them) coated with sugar and some kind of hot, spicy stuff with a kick. Oh, it was so good...

But anyway, so the first class has about 40 people in it and we all have to go around and introduce ourselves. As I said before, most of the people are white males from Minnesota. So, in their introductions, at least 20 of them all said that either "I'm in Ops Management and I like sports/hockey" or "I'm in Ops Management and I like hunting and/or fishing." You can't make that shit up. Then, after they hit the first white Minnesotan girl (who also likes fishing), they come across a second white Minnesotan girl, dressed in all black with dyed black hair and multiple facial piercings. Her response? "Hi, I'm [name], I'm in Ops Management and I've been a professional Michael Jackson impersonator for the past seven years."

You can't make that shit up, either.




In other news, I've been feeling the financial crunch lately. What with holiday spending, the trip to Hawaii and paying for tuition and books ($2000 a semester), I've been feeling very poor. My wonderful husband keeps offering to help pay for school, but I'm stubborn and prideful and really want to be able to do it myself. I know, I don't deserve him. This summer I have to give Darlene back to [livejournal.com profile] viksin (or her sister) so if I want to be a biker babe for the second year in a row, I'll need to buy a bike, too. Unless my first review here gives me a multi-thousand dollar raise, that ain't happenin'. So Tim get's a wild hair up his butt. We're at a poker party last weekend at [livejournal.com profile] motogeek's and Puzi is there and tells us that he might be willing to sell the "alien" bike (which I think is another small Honda Rebel like Darlene) for pretty cheap (like $650, cheap). I don't know if it was the "Guzzi Juice" or the fact that he won first place in the first two tournaments, but Tim decides that if I like the alien bike, he'll buy it for me.

Yes, I am a lucky woman. :)
jillithian: (vomitus girl)
First:

I am nerdier than 72% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to find out!

(stolen from [livejournal.com profile] cogshiftingman - I think I lost out on the periodic elements questions)

Second:
It's 87 degrees out on a Friday with little work to do and less interest in doing it. I get a call from [livejournal.com profile] viksin and am FREE!!! She was up here in Cloud getting her car checked up and routinely maintained and wanted to hang out! I got the afternoon off from my boss and we proceeded to eat yummy food at Jules (the avocado and portobelo mushroom sandwich with sauerkraut was a little too avant garde for us), bs about everything, came home and teased Tim, then went to the car place and teased them, then went to Caribou and had a second large serving of caffeine. My head is actually a little throbby as I don't normally consume that much caffeine in one afternoon. I think we had a snarky good time and enjoyed talking about as many politically incorrect things as we could think of.

I think shortly I will go have a date with Darlene. She looks a little lonely out in the garage...
jillithian: (vomitus girl)
I've been putting off a lot of things lately that I shouldn't have and they're starting to bite me in the butt.

I should really call my aunt back to let her know we'd love to go to her house for Thanksgiving. The 4-ish hour drive (one-way) to her house in Deer River is a little ick-ish, but it'd be nice to see my grandma.

i should really pick up the box of contacts I have at the optomitrist's office that's been there for over a week.

I put off ordering tickets to Body World for today so they sold out and I missed getting to hang out with Ms. [livejournal.com profile] jo_mommday. (Luckily we also got an invite to [livejournal.com profile] thetim's place so we hung out with him all day instead. It was fun!)

I kept putting off repaying [livejournal.com profile] superna for the Spamalot tickets for next summer. Luckily she remembered and we evened up last night during poker.

[livejournal.com profile] viksin finally remembered the shirt she borrowed, oh, last year, and then we both forgot after she left Janna's last night. DOH!

I should really do some laundry as the pile of not clean is getting taller and the pile of clean and match-able is getting smaller.

Our kennel project is only part-way done and we haven't touched it in about a month and it is getting colder out.

Our nephew Craig will be ten on Thursday and his birthday gathering for the family is on Sunday and we don't have a gift for him yet...

And christmas cards and gifts for everyone are yet to be decided... ack!

I should go to bed, yet, too. :) Snuggle up to my wonderful husband and a purr-cat...
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Arrived home absolutely exhausted after our adventures yestrday.

I must say I thoroughly enjoy intelligent conversation. Of which much was had at the Monkey House of [livejournal.com profile] viksin and [livejournal.com profile] princeaeneas. :)
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Amanda and I had a grand old time looking at the homes on the Historic Homes tour here in Cloud.

Bishop Busch sure was a rich man back in the day. His house was gigantic. It now holds the offices of the St. Cloud Arch Diocese and the past four bishops (not including our current) all lived in the apartment on the third floor across from the chapel room. One thirty-something fellow who is completely gutting and renovating one of the houses on the tour was practically giddy when an elderly lady disclosed she had boarded there one summer in 1938. It had been college apartments for quite a few years recently and the house is currently studs and floors now.

After the tour, Amanda and I had lunch at Jules Bistro next to the Paramount. She had the veggie wrap and I had the veggie sandwich. I think [livejournal.com profile] viksin would really like the place. It's much different from the last time I was there, Halloween 2000, when it was "The Garden on St. Germain". I think it was the last night I saw my roommate Andrea before my friends and I left all of her stuff in her boyfriend's driveway on New Years Day.

I couldn't imagine what Amanda's sister is going through at the moment. Married for less than a year. Divorced two weeks ago, pregnant for three months and now married to baby's daddy but she hasn't offically told Amanda or her mom yet that she's married again. All at the age of 21. Holy balls.
jillithian: (*lick* Cute Overload)
Point #1: I was within 10 feet of Mr. Kevin Smith. And within 15 minutes he was talking about the first time he made a woman come vaginally and it was when he was filming Mall Rats.

Point #2: Ms. [livejournal.com profile] viksin is fun and I am ever so glad she came to visit and invited me to go see Mr. Smith and to come dancing with us at the Press.

Point #3: Mr. Dewey and Ms. Kelly have been engaged for a week now and they are ever so happy. It is good.

Point #4: Sometimes people just need to get drunk and make out with random persons at the bar. At times it is needed and is good.

Point #5: Ms. Kelly is a wonderful person. And not just because she was our sober cab from the bar.

Point #6: Sometimes it is good for two old friends to get drunk and discuss various things while sitting in my stairwell. And sometimes it is even better for me to serve guest drunk with water and ibuprofen and then leave the immediate vicinity in order for these old friends to continue their discussion uninterrupted and uninhibited.

Point #7: Jill loves her friends. All of them. In good times and in bad times and in drunk times and in sober times. And even when Jill is drunk, too.
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ouch. that hour was hell.

Yessir, hour 21 of KVSC's trivia weekend, we got a whopping 35 points.


Ouch.

Because I'm going to know that that recording was of JRR Tolkein reading the language of Mordor. Or the name of the deputy director of Indiana's DNR from 1992 when their website only goes back to 1996.

I just hope [livejournal.com profile] superna, [livejournal.com profile] viksin, or [livejournal.com profile] princeaeneas wake up soon as I think we need a fresh person to recharge our zeal.

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