Archive for January, 2010

Post Weekend Update

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

The etiquette dinner was really good.  I learned quite a lot. Here is a tidbit: don’t buy thank you cards on the outside, because what are you going to write on the inside then? I found that interesting.

After the etiquette dinner I met up with some friends at the typical beer and pizza joint.  It looked like it was going to be an early night but instead it turned out that I went with Cameron to a bar to hear a band. We ended up running into some other triathlon people that rarely come out so we ended up partying it up with them.

Nick & Sunshine listening to the Green Room ROckers at the Riverside Sports Bar and Music Center

Nick & Sunshine listening to the Green Room ROckers at the Riverside Sports Bar and Music Center

Saturday was the Michael Jackson party.  It was a pretty good time.  I think I succeeded in my costume. There was also a slight variation to the game Pin the Tail on the Donkey.  All in good fun!

Whodathunk! A white Michael Jackson

Whodathunk! A white Michael Jackson

Kids these days! I swear!

Kids these days! I swear!

Old Man Winter Update.

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Yeah I suck at this lately. I guess I have gotten out of habit. Hopefully that will change.
Brief Recap:
NYE went to campus bars. Had a really good time. Didn’t see ball drop. Didn’t even watch any NYE TV. Ahh so refreshing.
School started. Blah. I’m taking a financial engineering class. And doing research. So far the class has been really lame. I’m not really sure that financial people know what the hell they are doing.
I saw Avatar. It was ok. Nothing special to me really. Cool though.

I was sick. For a long time. Just had a sore throat and congestion and generally felt like crap. It was the same thing that I had the week of finals. I’m still trying to kick things. The sore throat has lessened but is still there mostly just in the morning.
This weekend was nice and warm. So I figured I should check out the single speed PJ scored for me. I put the thing back together and found that the headset was cracked and the ball bearings were falling out so I took it to the local bike shop for them to install a new headset. Of course fate would have it that I would get the bike back when a) the temperatures were 20 degrees lower than what they were on the day that I busted the bike out and b) there would be snow on the ground. Go back to sleep Old Man Winter. I was enjoying the Spring-like weather.
I can’t think of much else to say. Um I did wreck my bike for the first time this semester on road the other day. It’s weird because it has only been on the way back that I wreck. I’m not sure why that is. I broke my dang fender (that wasn’t really doing it’s job anyway) and now need to get a replacement.
Ah I do have an engagement this weekend. I’m heading to a “Michael Jackson – Back from the Dead” party. I’ll have to dress up for that! Should be a good time.
Oh and I am going to a formal dinner to teach about etiquette Friday night. That’ll be an experience. I couldn’t pass it up for some sweet eats at the Purdue Memorial Union for $10!

Rocking the pink tie for Christmas!

Rocking the pink tie for Christmas!

I had to get a picture with these people in it at the bar on NYE.

I had to get a picture with these people in it at the bar on NYE.

The new girlfriend dressed up in my awesome gift at the Triathlon Club white elephant gift exchange.

The new girlfriend dressed up in my awesome gift at the Triathlon Club white elephant gift exchange.