twilight33: (walking)
Quack quack. )

What, you expected some normal flowers & foo-foo Mother's Day report from me?


May. 1st, 2007 08:49 pm
twilight33: (school)
Turned in the last assignment of the semester today )

Any guess what my opinion of this one was?
twilight33: (busy)
It's amusing to me how often my old high school angst theme songs come to mind when I'm working on grad school deadlines.

It's entirely too nice of a day outside to be stuck inside cursing at 23 pages of technical writing that I have to submit by 8 tonight for peer review. I even have a fever blister from the stress of falling so far behind last week due to work going ballistic & both our schedules being upturned. I haven't had one of these pop up since the insanity of a Texas trip then a conference over two consecutive weekends back in October.

Oh wait, I keep forgetting about the 2 day conference starting Thursday afternoon. Agh! The final draft of the preliminary behemoth I'm cursing at now is due next Monday, but there's some project for another class I haven't even looked at due on Saturday.

More Diet Pepsi...


Mar. 16th, 2007 12:20 pm
twilight33: (Husky blend)
An impromptu potluck just made my day significantly brighter. It was looking rather ugly there for a while with an urgent email from my professor asking just where our group project (due last Saturday) was. Let me tell you how much I can't stand group projects...
twilight33: (UNT eagle)
Go Mean Green, just behind 1 point with 8 minutes to go in the first half!

Kieran & I are wearing the North Texas green and I got a really cute picture of him this morning showing some school spirit but wasn't able to upload it before the preschool/work morning madness.

Edit: 58-73 final, oh well. Not exactly surprising with a 15th vs 2nd lineup.
twilight33: (genealogy)
I left a message with EBSCO with a question for midterm project, and the Texas vendor representative who returned my call has the same unusual French-Canadian last name as my great-grandma.

I've never encountered anyone else (outside of genealogy forums) with the name before, although there aren't that many French-Canadians running around on the west coast compared to the east either. At least I learned I've been pronouncing it wrong all these years in my head.
twilight33: (Suzzallo)
I keep having strange dreams about bicycles (including where I tossed one in a fit of rage into a lake or something similar, another one that was badly rusted and difficult to steer) and finally decided to look it up.


To dream that you are riding a bicycle, signifies your desires to attain a balance in your life. You need to balance work and pleasure in order to succeed in your current undertakings. If you have difficulties riding the bicycle, then it suggests that you are experiencing anxieties about making it on your own.

To see a bicycle in your dream, indicates that you need to devote time to leisurely pursuits and recreation.

Feh, plenty of time for all that crap when I'm allowed to have some semblance of life after classes are DONE in December right?

Now, to continue midterms...
twilight33: (UNT eagle)
Scaphoid (Navicular)
Trapezium (greater Multangular)
Trapezoid (lesser Multangular)

The 8 carpal, or wrist bones.

I can tell I'm supposed to go into medical librarianship, for after catching up on backlogged reading about thesauri and indexing languages...

All I cared about was learning exactly what the mnemonic "Never lower Tillie's panties: mother might come home" stood for.


Mar. 2nd, 2007 08:09 am
twilight33: (walking)
Walking returns!
It makes no sense to me how we can go from this much snow at home to a trace at Kieran's preschool 2 miles away to completely dry pavement 2 more miles away.

At least we had fun )

Let me tell you how strange it was to go from that to a land where people were saying how cold it was and you're able to run around without a jacket in the same day.

Time to go in pursuit of campus parking, woohoo!
twilight33: (OMG)
.. is that I and my family can get safely to & from the airport tomorrow morning. DFW already had the repeat of hundreds of flights canceled over the weekend, same as just before I went in January when we also had ice/snow everywhere, and there is no need for a repeat at SEA.

Guess I should pack or something, but I'm distracted by the new French guy's voice in the guild...


Feb. 12th, 2007 07:25 pm
twilight33: (Kieran)
If I thought MeSH was a PITA that was nothing compared to UMLS & now CPT. I can tell this has all gotten to me because I wish I could flip through this but alas, too pricy & no library nearby has it.

After much griping and angsting (and asking him what are/how to explain ISA hierarchies and APIs) over the past few days, my husband finally asked what on earth I was doing with so much coding in school. I explained how I have to do 3 reviews of healthcare-related vocabularies/coding systems for an assignment due tomorrow.

Kieran, who was calmly eating dinner, overheard me saying 'healthcare' and picked up from my tone that I was less than thrilled about it. He loudly announced "I DON'T CARE EITHER!" How right he is.

Also, today's Death Cab For Cutie lyrics interpretation from him insists that soul meets potty.
twilight33: (UNT eagle)
In the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), we have a basic controlled vocabulary hierarchy structure that is painfully boring and has over 24,000 terms.

Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena (I) caught my eye as being somewhat more interesting to browse through, and under that we have Social Sciences, Education & Human Activities.

Any guesses how your human activities categories are classified as far as NLM descriptors goes?
Quick, name your favorite from the list below )
twilight33: (Default)
In the span of exactly one hour I...

  • Parked at the University Bookstore (north campus)
  • Got gravel tossed in both my eyes by a northbound bus on 15th
  • Reeled into Odegaard's restroom to rip contacts out, clean, and reinsert
  • Looked like utter crap as a result of fiery red eyes
  • Hoofed it over to the Health Sciences building (south campus)
  • Located library, found textbook faster than I've ever found anything at Suzzallo, checked out
  • Hoofed it back up many stairs to the Bookstore
  • Spent 10 minutes searching for a weasel-free youth small long sleeved shirt for Kieran
  • Received cell phone call while browsing for weasel-free long sleeved shirt
  • Refrained from a loud stream of expletives with the news my textbook was just delivered at home
  • Bought Kieran's weasel-free long sleeved shirt & got back in the car

I would have taken the time to hoof it over to a book drop but figured I'd seriously mess with someone's mind wondering why I had a textbook checked out for less than an hour from Health Sciences & returned at central campus, plus I wanted to go home and have pizza.
twilight33: (moon)
9 years ago around this time, I was packing to leave California for good.

Exactly 4 years ago today, I began the journey to finishing my BA although I was too mortified at the time to be up front about it. I didn't even tell my mom until she saw my admission certificate on the fridge...

Today on my MS journey, I followed instinct to turn in my first draft of my major database project just after 6 Central although the actual deadline is 10 Central.

With 10 minutes til then, I clicked on my class site to find...

Error 404--Not Found
From RFC 2068 Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1:
10.4.5 404 Not Found
The server has not found anything matching the Request-URI. No indication is given of whether the condition is temporary or permanent.

If the server does not wish to make this information available to the client, the status code 403 (Forbidden) can be used instead. The 410 (Gone) status code SHOULD be used if the server knows, through some internally configurable mechanism, that an old resource is permanently unavailable and has no forwarding address.

With 7 minutes to go it just corrected itself, but I like sparing myself major heart attacks.
twilight33: (UNT eagle)
I just tried to stick the coffee machine in the fridge.

Not the carafe, which might make sense if there was some left over (like that ever happens), but I picked up the whole thing and was momentarily perplexed as to why it wouldn't fit in there.

Can you tell it was a major deliverables deadline for one of my classes tonight?


Jan. 23rd, 2007 12:33 am
twilight33: (Default)
Well ok, not exactly, but I opened up my luggage to find a TSA inspection notice in there. Memo to self: bringing home 3 bottles of jalapeno BBQ sauce, 1 bottle of salsa, 2 chili seasoning kits and over 1 lb of Creole seasoning may be overkill.

Kieran loved the pinto from Pilot Point (I now have printed proof his great-great-great-great grandfather had 1 horse and 1 buggy there that he paid $3.22 in taxes for in 1877) and a bigger UNT football, the kid's caught on fast that when I'm gone for a bit that means there are presents for him in my bags when I get back.

Kieran also has a fever and laryngitis and stayed home from preschool today. I find myself thankful that I made a mistake with my vacation request so that tomorrow is both noted on my boss' calendar and approved for me being out, I think we all need it.

It is so wonderful to just breathe the moist air here again.
twilight33: (UNT eagle)
This is my life this semester )

Any questions?
twilight33: (moon)
It's been a long and crappy day.

Then I came home to this on the doorstep )

I'm out of the appropriate alcohol and need to get some soon to whip up my old orgasmic hot cocoa recipe. Any takers?


twilight33: (Default)

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