Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Goal-iest Thing I Accomplished Today!

Around 6 years ago I went to a motivation workshop at work and we had to draw a long term goal for ourselves on a note card. I drew this:It is hard to make out via the scan, but this goal card is the goal to earn a Master's degree. In the bottom right I have drawn myself stressed, but in a good academic sort of way. In the upper right there is a lecturer.

I have had this card posted at my desk ever since, it has followed me through 4 jobs, buying my home, meeting and marrying my partner, and meeting so many wonderful friends.

Today my thesis project was approved! I am DONE. I have met my goal. My work is off to be bound.

I am a Master.

The sick thing I want to draw a new card about me working for a PhD!


I am so thrilled to be done.

I hope that you keep your goals posted somewhere and that you can work towards being done too!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Contradiction-iest Things I Saw Today

I drove by this house in Nordeast Minneapolis a couple weeks ago. I feel like they are sending a mixed message of hopefulness and reactionary-ness:

PS: I loved their homemade sign! Homemade signs say so much more to me than a factory pressed official sign. It says "I am so much behind this idea that I took the time to make a sign myself." I suppose it could also mean "I am to shy (or cheap) to approach the campaign for a sign."

You know, the way that I drew the picture it looks almost like they are asking Obama to stay out of their yard. Ha! I don't think that is what they meant, but I could be wrong!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The [fill in the prefix]est All Stars!

Just quickly-

Yesterday I ran into not one, not two, but THREE of the people I have highlighted in this blog.

Here's the rundown:

First I saw "The Sharped Dressed Man" and he was wearing a pastel turquoise suit. It was a very Easter-style ensemble.

Then I saw "Pen Neck Guy". He only had 3 pens in his stretched out tee-shirt collar though.

Finally I saw "Shiny car guy", he was out with the weed whacker right near his car.

In other news, our new tree is not doing so great. We have been taking turns watering it, but it has been so so hot.

I am almost done with my master's thesis...that is where my blogging time has been going, so you better watch out for more drawings. I have some already done and a list of topics!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Humbugiest Things I saw today

We got our new license plates in the mail today. I laughed our loud and beamed with pride when I saw them:

Bah ha ha ha ha!!!

Meanwhile, did you know there are actually more than 10,000 lakes in MN?

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Sickest thing I saw today.

I left my liberal nest in Minneapolis for my home suburb of Eagan on the 4th of July.

Eagan is a nice middle to upper-middle class 2nd ring suburb that is home to offices of several major companies, including the headquarters of West Publishing, Old Country Buffet, U-Line shipping products and Northwest Airlines plus outposts of Coca Cola, Tastee Bread, Unisys, EcoLab, and every big box chain store one could name.

Guess which company had the most American flags out for the holiday:

Why it was the world's largest defense contractor Lockheed Martin.