Monday, March 31, 2008

Air Conditioning Already?

I am on the bus right now and am pretty cold and a pretty nice day...why? The stupid air conditioner is on..and it's only March! Why do public places absolutely insist on freezing you to death when it's not even hot out? Maybe it's just me but i hate airconditioning unless it is really hot out. It is uh nicer to have the wndows open and actually enjoy the nice weather..what do you think? Over the course of the entire summer last year I think I used the air conditioning in my apartment less than 10 days. Anyway sorry for the rant but i would like to enjoy a 60 degree day air condition free.

Spring

How great is it that spring is funally here? I love that it's staying light out longer, that the sun is actually coming out and of course that it is warmer. The onther great part about spring is the school is almost over (for this semester anyways). I only have one project left in BID, and a project and a final in PUI. Then i will have a couple weeks off until the summer session...this is going to be intresting...first time I ever took classes in the summer, hopefully al will go well and I will still find lots of time to be outside, my only issue will be convincing my fellow CMU group members that outside on a nice day is better than group meetngs... :-)

Only 4 more days left until I go to Italy..I can't believe that it is almost here.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Wow

I just made a cross between a Chi Tea Latte and a Hot Chocolate. It is pretty good so I thought I would share.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Sun

What a great day! It was only supposed to be 50 but it ended up being somewhere around 60. To make things even better Gernelle brought me Spice Island for lunch today...mmmmm. I will miss her but at least I will get to see her in Italy (only 9 days away!!) Tonigt I want to try and finish my PUI so I can go meet some of the new MHCI students for next year at dinner. I hope they are as cool as this years students since I will be with them all next year. I think I may have to take out my porch furniture today...wait am I trying to procrastinate again..this sounds like a trap.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Weekend

This weekend was pretty good. I got to go to one of my favorite restaurants twice! Spice Island Teahouse :-) I could eat there every day check it out if you ever around Atwood Street in Oakland, it may look shady from the outide but trust me when I say if you go inside you will not be disapointed. We went to Charlie Merdock's again but this time with more MHCIers. It was a great time we even got Gernelle up on the stage doing i'm a little tea pot for her birthday haha. Got to drive to my parents and ack yesterday with the top down (with the heat on high and my coat on of curse) that was nice I can't wait for warm weather. Easter dinner was pretty good I just wish that it wasn't as rushed as it was...damn you PUI! Angela made a surprise appearance which made me really happy. All and all it was a good weekend.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Jamaica

Check out my Jamaican pizza from Camille's. You know Gem and Gerrnelle will be home sick after seeing this. Nothing like tradtional food from the islands. :-)

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Spring Break

Well this spring break was a lot better than I thought it would be. I was never board once and had plenty to do each night...I'm not sure how much relaxing or sleeping I did, but that's OK who needs that anyways? I got to go to Matrix for the first time in probably around 2 years, it was great, I really miss that place. One of the best parts about the break was that I was not in the lab or I did not look at schoolwork once :-) (although I am not going to like myself this week because of that). Last night was reading all night, tonight will be working on a small presentation with Jaanus, and starting my programming assignment...then tomorrow...back to school. Only 18 days left till CHI!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Great Weekend


This weekend was pretty good.  It is finally spring break and HER came to visit.  On Friday we decided to go to Charley Merdock's with Gernelle and Diana.  It was great, Daryl was even there from The Office and played a few songs.  After that we went to Eat n' Park and I had Grilled Stickies alamode.  Saturday we had breakfast with Megan and Justin at Kings in "the ville".  Then went and played with Nikki a little, she is one crazy dog when you fist walk into the house.  Then Saturday night, Erin came out with us!  We had Margarita's at Mad Mex and then went to Town Tavern for some dancing and then somehow ended up at Eat 'n Park again (this time I had a chicken quesadilla.  Even though I have to go to work tomorrow, I don't even care, once I get home I will not have anything to worry about with school!  :-)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Zzzzzzzzz.....

Last night I got home at 4 AM(!) after working on my groups wine website since about 4:30 PM the day before.  Wow, am I tired, I got up at 6:30 to start with my PPG work before I have to go in to class and give a presentation.  Thank God I have an espresso machine at home!  I think I will also be stopping to get a Red Bull before class...mmm...Red Bull...  I think what I am trying to say here is F.U. CMU!

On a positive note only a few more hours to go until it is officially Spring Break!

Party hard at work during our group meeting

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Crazy Time

Wow, this week has been pretty crazy with BID and PUI and not to mention work! I took my PUI midterm yesterday and it turned out to be not as bad as I thought it would be. Now all I have to do it get this BID wine project done and I should be all set for SPRINGBREAK next week! Here is a link to one of our BID pages:
http://nick_ferrara.home.comcast.net/~nick_ferrara/winelist.html
any thoughts?

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Random

OK so I haven't had a real post here in a while so here is the rundown of what's going on right now.
Last night I went to my brother's girlfriend's surprise birthday party.  There were so many people there, I guess about 40 people all packed in to two little rooms in his house.  There were almost two wrecks that night that involved my car because he lives on the South Side Slopes and his street was very icy and is of course very steep.  First as I was parking I got stuck on ice and could not reverse, someone had to come move their car, then after I parked the same thing happened to someone else only my car was the parked one this time!  I did not get to stay that long though because I had to come back here to work on BID...
On a good note I got done with PUI a lot earlier than I thought on Thursday night.  Now all I have to do is comment the code and turn it in.
Spring break is coming up on Friday and I will not have to worry about school for 1 who week, I can't wait!  HER is coming to visit the first weekend of break as well.  That should be fun I have not sean him in a while.
Finally, I am pretty impressed with myself because I have stuck with doing cardio along with the lifting that I usually do.  I am actually starting to like cardio now believe it or not.  Me and Lauren are supposed to do the Cathedral steps sometime this week.  That should be interesting, she is a hard core runner and will probably be at the top before I even get halfway there.  O well it will be nice to actually move for a change while I am running than staying in some stationary place on a machine...can't wait until it gets warm!  66 on Monday...sorry I do not have the Celsius conversion for that!

That's about it for now.

Peace.