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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] supergee and [livejournal.com profile] cjsmith!!
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] krasota!!!
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] phinnia!!!

Pimpin'

Feb. 11th, 2010 08:20 pm
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(And because I'm feeling like being a comment whore.)

Only 3 days left before Valentine's Day. Share the love at [livejournal.com profile] 021410 today! :-)
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Toni and I got back from vacation in Massachusetts over a week ago. It was nice. Hung out with B and M and their kids. B and I ran around a couple of days - to Gloucester and Rockport, down to Cambridge. Otherwise, didn't do much. Decided after driving out there in one day, especially considering we stop a lot more these days, we're getting too old to make that drive in one day, so we left for home a day early and stopped overnight in Buffalo, NY.

Last Thursday, the first morning we were home, I awoke with a sore throat, serious PND, and very stuffy sinuses and nasal passages. Worked both Thursday and Friday mornings in the lab (and was annoyed that meetings I had scheduled were postponed by the other attendees - I could have stayed home and rested). By Saturday afternoon I had a very persistent and productive cough. I'd had an allergist follow-up in Indy on Friday and the nurse practitioner thought it may have been a severe allergy attack, a "Welcome home to Indiana". Monday afternoon, our new local doc decided it could have been that in part, but was definitely also an infectious strain of bronchitis, so he put me on a carpet bomber antibiotic. I went in on Tuesday for my rescheduled meetings with other students. Wednesday I stayed home and planned to rest, and took Toni to the doctor because she had caught it from me and gone from nothing to bronchitis in less than 48 hours. Met with my advisor yesterday morning (who told me her husband caught something similar in between trips out to the Great Plains for work on VORTEX2), but I'm not planning on going back in until I feel better. Not before Monday, anyway. I've made an appointment with a local allergist as well. Not that I don't like the one I have in Indy, but if I like this local guy, it means I won't have to drive all the way down there anymore, and even if I don't switch to him, I'm frustrated to the point where I want another brain working on WTF is up with my allergies, sinuses, and in particular, my Eustachian tubes.

I have to do some calculations and literature review for work by next Thursday, but otherwise I just need to get a draft of my AMS journal article to my advisor before I leave for WRF training in mid-July. I've made all those travel arrangements. My office mate C and I are arriving late in the afternoon on Saturday, July 11. Free day on Sunday the 12th, during which I think I may head down to the Colorado Irish Festival, at least late in the afternoon to see Eileen Ivers. The WRF class at NCAR is Monday through Friday, and then I have another free day Saturday the 18th before flying home the next morning. I'll be away for Toni's and my 17th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 17, so we'll celebrate sometime ASAP after I get home. We've already talked about it, and we move holidays all the time. The specific date is not a huge deal for us.

It looks like I may take one class in the fall, along with my TA and research duties. There is a proposal writing class on Monday afternoons, and since my advisor is having a hard time fitting my project into her current proposal, she thinks whether or not I end up being covered by her proposal, submitting one of my own will be a good experience. I agree with this comment.
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A best friend of mine started responding similarly to "Good Morning" greetings back in high school. He'd add, "Are telling me it is a good morning? You're wrong! Are you asking me to have a good morning? What if I don't want to?" etc. So, one day when I was getting ready to leave for a band competition around 4:30am in the school parking lot, and he was there dropping off a fellow band member, I said to him, "Pre-dawn, M." He thought for a brief second before smiling and responding in kind. :-)
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] supergee! You never miss these, and you provide plenty of amusement and food for thought with the links you share. :-)

Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] cjsmith! I hope your new academic experience is everything you want it to be, and the rest of your life is enjoyable as well!
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Want move to be over now.

Very tired.

So thankful for Toni's parents coming up yesterday and packing almost all the rest of our books and media, and for my friend M, his wife D (and their 2-year-old M) for helping us load up 3 vehicles and bringing them up to the new place today.

Toni and I made one trip in our two cars this morning. Before we got back we learned we had a house showing at 4pm today. They got to see the house with boxes everywhere and in general disarray when we went up for the second trip.

Tomorrow we need to finalize packing, make sure the stuff the movers are taking on Monday is ready for them, and make another trip to the new place with stuff we don't want the movers to take. Toni and I are both running on almost empty, holding each other up somewhat, along with the help we've gotten from in-laws and friends.
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] gremlin44!!!

I hope it's a good one!
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] fimbrethil!!
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] krasota!!
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] gremlin44!!!

Looking forward to seeing y'all next weekend! :-)
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] saoba!!
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] windsea!!!
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] geekchick!!!

I hope you have a good day, and get everything you want. :-)

Sorry we won't be there for the shindig tomorrow.
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Belated: [livejournal.com profile] anotheranon. I may not comment much, but your posts often amuse me.

Today: [livejournal.com profile] quietshell. It was good to see you pop up on LJ recently and learn things seem to be going well.

Tomorrow (since I may forget with homework and such): [livejournal.com profile] mactavish. I hope you're rested from your Oregon trip (*envy*). :-)
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I hope you have a wonderful day! :-)

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