Thursday, March 31, 2005

April 1st schedule

Friday 5-close (or 5:30 - close) i forget uh o
Saturday 5-9:30 or (5:30-9:30 hmmmm)

Wednesday (5-10)

I'll have to look up where I wrote my schedule down.
i'd like to note in my belt pictures i always pull up my shirt slightly to make sure the belt is seen and especially when my shirt doesnt quite match the belts. dont think i'm a hussy.

Belts from Spring Break

I said I would post these.


This purple one is awesome!

all the pictures

This was me yesterday. Look how cute even though I was sick.

Yes I was hiding a tissue behind my back.

i finally got it to uplaod

belts and more

Wednesday, March 30, 2005


i put some of my belts in a box. rolled them up. they look nice but u can't see what each one is. i need a little bit of a deeper box to store the belts on their side. cuz i have to upll them out now to see which one it is. well some you can sort of tell which belt it is but you can't see all the colors.

Today i'm dressed all kinds of cute how the belt matches my shirts in more ways than the color. i had dave take a picture so i can show.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005


e-mail at 7:40 am
Since many people have suffered due to the Fourbar program, I am extending the deadline to Wed 10 am.

I am hopeful that this amount of time will allow people to attend class today (Tuesday) since we will start cams and this info is importnat for the last test and I would like to see everyone there today!!


I DIDN'T GET THE PROGRAM TO WORK. I WORKED ON IT FOR HOURS. I DID NOT STUDY FOR MY OTHER TEST AT ALL. I FINALLY WENT TO SLEEP TO GET A FEW HOURS AND WAKE UP TO THAT E-MAIL. He's crazy thinking people actually didn't have done what they were going ot hand in by that time of the morning. I guess some people that didn't figure out the program still want to work on it more or something.


i didn't get enough sleep. I'm so tired. I'm sicker today.

Monday, March 28, 2005

e-mails from Mechanisms Professor

This is what i have to deal with

It has been brought to my attention that there is an issue with problem 2 and therefore problem 3 !!

The issue is that when you successfully find the 4 bar for moving through the 3 positions, the resulting 4 bar goes through a branching condition !! This was my mistake in not checking the problem out completely before hand.

For problem 3a, if you enter the info generated the motion will not match the desired positions. This is OK and do not sweat it.

For problem 3b, if would be "nice" to vary point B1 to get the 4 bar to not branch, but you are only required to find 6 other attempts as per the test. If you do not find a "good" non branching mechanism in 6 tries, then just say so and move on!!

These issues are real life to the headaches of mechanisms designers. Not what I wanted, but not a waste of your time either!!! Now you know the hidden issues with what looks like straightforward solutions.



1:47 PM
The Fourbar program is a real pain when dealing with negative numbers and link rotations!!!

To get around this issue, best to set the following types of values for initial conditions:

Min Theta 0 degrees
Max Theta 360 degrees
Delta Theta 5 degrees
Omega 2 rad/sec

This will rotate the linkage in the "wrong" direction, and it will not be limited to just the 3 desired positions, but at least it will move and not give silly error messages!!

All of the previous problems I had run in Fourbar were entirely "Positive" in the data so I had not seen this coming. I did email the book author to say "What Gives"

This should help


I have gotten an answer from the book author, and most of our issues are that we have an older error filled version!!

Even the McGraw Hill website that was supposed to have a better version that I downloaded today is still Rev 2.0.3. Norton gave me the "correct" results on his Rev 4.01 version.

So the short answer is that this problem makes the Fourbar problem have issues that are not going to be fixed before Tuesday 10 am!!

So give my past info a try or 2 , and then write up what you did find if anything, and them MOVE ON !!

Sorry about this!!


8:08 PM with an attached program
The book author just emailed me a version from last night for Fourbar that is supposed to be all OK.

If you can, please try this new version once to see if all is OK or not.


i think i'd get a 60% right now on the test at the highest


if only i was warned that the reason the test is take-home is because it takes 20 hours or more to complete instead of 80 minute class, i would have started sooner. now this is not good. class is in 7.5 hours. i've done 2 of 5. i skipped 2.. nothing like we've ever done before. he changes how he asks it and the book says that it's too ahrd that way and dont do it that way. well he wants us to do it the hard way. we got 4 e-mails from him today saying how the one problem is impossible and he should have been more careful but to do our best and show what we did and all of our 6 tries. yes 6 tries to the same problem. the program he wants us to use is not very user friendly. it doesnt work right. we have the student edition which means we can't print but he has on the test for us to print our results.

this is definitely the worst class ever. it is my "design" concentration elective. I wish i could drop it. I could and have it show up on my transcript since it's past the drop deadline of March 12. I just dont know what to do. we dont learn a thing in class. The book is so vague. He doesnt give us homework solutions to see what we did wrong. We dont get our homeworks back before the test to know if we did it right or wrong the first time around. The class is early in the morning so i'm tired. He also doenst post his slides on-line so you cant ever refer to drawings.


so i just realized.
10 hours of homework left + less than 10 hours before class != good

Sunday, March 27, 2005

o boy

I only have to be awake 19 hours tomorrow to get my work done (meetings, class, work, study)
o crap i forgot about eating. I also only alloted 4 hours for Mechanisms and it usually takes 6 or so.

update: it's 8:22PM and I still have 10 hours of the stuff i included above. But I've been awake more than 9 hours so now my times are off. But i did spend 30 min eating dinner that I didnt' allot.


I threw up today.  I had to make Timmy pull over to the side fo the road.
Me and timmy went to visit Mike today.  HIs apartment was a lot bigger than I expected.  I took PB's camera but the disk got full after one picture.  This is the first time I've ever experienced  a full disk.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

i type this so i remember.

ok otnight john showed me his website. i do not know the link. i need to learn this. i also forget his sn. jesse and sheila went upstairs and liek an hour and a half later they did not return. they wer ecooking. pb tried to cut me off but sheila got me more booze. i started drinking at chrissy's but she wanted fto go to ski lodge. i had vodka and sprite w/ her.. double on the vodka an dhalf on the sprite. then i had a koolaid. i forget what's in that but i asked her before. then i had somethign that had mellon xsomethign and sour mix. then we left. i dont know how chirssy made that koolaid but she said there was a decent amount of booze in it. then i make my stronger cuz i dpont get drunk quick enough. then i drank vodka and pepsi. 100 proof absolut vodka. then i got another drink ..put over a hsot in the cup then found out my can of pepsi was almost empy. so my drink was 2/3 vodka. it was potent.
i'm leaving at 9:30 am to go to brooklyn. i'm attemping to drink water but i'm 1/30 of the way thorugh the bottle. i started rinkign it about 5 min before this post. i have to finish changing into my pjs sometime before sleep. i hope i remember. i called jcla while drunk ..well before jesse's room. then he put gravester on the phone too. he was sneaky and hopped in the shower before saying bye.
o and i had osmethign w/ amaretto. someone can tell me how much i had later. i was a quicker drinker than normal. my first drink was gone in less than half hour. u can tell by this water and if u konw me how i'm such a slow drinker.

i'm so shaky now. i ddn't get blurry vision at all.


goodnight. i sure had fun tonight. 4 hours i'm leaving for mike's apartment. timmy only went idle 20 min ago. that probably isn't good.

i think it's water drinking time.


work was so slow tonight. i made 16 bucks.
last night wasnt' as fun as i expected. drinks cost too much.
my head hurts from my hair being pulled into a pony-tail.
I did do some cleaning and organizing today. It sure was fun. That's my favorite thing to do. Organizing not cleaning. I always love to just reorganize drawers. It's so fun.

Thursday, March 24, 2005


Last night I could not fall asleep. It was like I was hopped up on caffeine, but i didn't have any in me. Then this morning I woke up before my alarm. Well the correct alarm anyway. So I woke up late. But not too late. I just didn't get lunch. Then I was soo wide awake in class it was crazy. I only got 4 hours of sleep. Now I've been busy all day. Before I went to the vendor show at the commons, i was getting all stressed out about not having enough time for things. THe vendor show had some good corn dogs. I ate three. I got a few little bags of doritos. Timmy got a lot. His roommate got 52. I'm at work study now. I have so much work to do.


Friday 5-9:30
Saturday 5:30-9:30

Wednesday, March 23, 2005


well pat just got off aim to finish his homework but i'm still talking to jesse and sheila. this is insane.
i'm still awake. i'm insane.



this is the 2nd week in a row that i brought chrissy's belt to class to give it back to her. i hope she doesnt think i've kept it too long. she has not been at the last two classes. today she is in california for a job interview.

well i started this post liek 20 min ago but have been doing other things so i guess i will just post it
My laptop hates me and is so slow.

I have so much work to do.

I'm so stupid. I didn't call to get my work schedule.
I ate 2.1 tater tots for dinner.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005


if i can remember correctly from 5 min ago since semagic took so long to open and if i can do math while paying attention, if i can pull and A in Econ and Psych and Bs in the rest that's a 3.42. i wont consider any of the more likely options right now. want to have some kind of hope.

updated grades again

Saturday, March 19, 2005

i got my tax return yesterday. it was only 46 bucks. Last year and the year before it was in the 300s.


I called pizza hut to ask for sunday off. to be nice i told themi could work friday (originally i said i couldn't).

I still feel weird that I threw away all of my Chesterfield's work shirts. very weird.

While I'm talking about work, I hope that my security clearance goes through in time.

Friday, March 18, 2005

i'm a loser

i took pictures of all my scrapbook pages. i also had dave take pictures of me in my new belts and in the other side of my reversible belt. Now I have (3 + 2 +1 +2 + 2 + 5)* = 15 (and it just took me 15 minutes to figure that out). i have more here at home that i never wear so they dont count. If you count the one i never gave back to Chrissy then i have 16. haha.

i'll be posting pictures of my scrapbok pages and my belts later.

btw i ate 50 raviolis for dinner a half hour ago.

* pink, black, black w/ eyelets, brown w/ eyelets, brown,
blue reversible, rainbow w/ eyelets,
rainbow, shades of pink,
black scarf-like,
blues scarf-like, white w/ eyelets
striped black, blue w/ green, red, and yellow stripes, white w/ stripes
65 pages
only one more date then i'm done. but all these pics aren't cut apart yet
new total = 63 scrapbook pages
it's about 1/4 of all the scrapbooking i've ever done

Thursday, March 17, 2005

i took pictures of all my recent scrapbook pages. i'll post them when i get back to school
53 scrapbook pages. i'm running low on glue. i want to know what glue other people use. i started doing less extra stuff on the later pages i've been working on.

fun times

39 total scrapbook pages. that's almost a full's pretty thick. go me.

more progress

26 scrapbook pages


18 scrapbook pages done


i went through my closet and drawers last night. i am giving 99 articles of clothing to goodwill. i threw away 4 swim suits, 4 old work shirts, and one jumper thing.

now i have to organize my drawers and condense similiar items so that a drawer is empty. then when i come home in may i can put stuff away.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

13 total pages done. too bad the eyelet setter is loud even though it's only a small hammer.
9 scrapbook pages down*

*pictures glued on but no journaling on the pages


I didn't know any of these answers...well i think i knew 3 of the 40.

Congratulations! You're 97 proof, with specific scores in beer (40) , wine (66), and liquor (78).
All're getting into the harder stuff. A good martini, a Mai Tai or straight shots of hard liquor is what you're into.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

You scored higher than 7% on proof

You scored higher than 87% on beer index

You scored higher than 88% on wine index

You scored higher than 92% on liquor index
Link: The Alcohol Knowledge Test written by hoppersplit on Ok Cupid
it is nice to be home. i have a lot that i want to do.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

today = longest day ever. stupid back up at pepboys for inspection. 6 hours after we get there we leave. 4.5 hours after we get there they finally start looking at his car. so we got to my house at 11:30pm instead of 7pm at the latest.

Monday, March 14, 2005

rent and stuff

pb's dad decided he's going to charge pb and his brother rent when pb comes home in the summer.
the closet is cleaned out now. the door is removed and is leaning inside it. we're gonna get shelves later and it'll be nice and neat and a lot of storage in there vs all over his room. don't worry i took pictures. we need some boxes to store some of this stuff better.... ooooo there are 2 empty boxes in the car. i just remembered that.

this post won't post. i've been trying for 5 minutes so far.
I've come to the conclusion live journal is down.


i hope i'm not all cleaned out before i get home. I just cleaned out pb's closet. filled about 8 garbage bags and filled 2 boxes and threw away 4 boxes of stuff too. I dont konw how it all fit in there. I carried half of it down to the kitchen and the kitchen is full.

Sunday, March 13, 2005


I was just napping on the couch for at least an hour an da half. I t hink it was longer. At one point PB woke me up to get up and come back over. I was leaning on him. Then when his dad went to sleep he let me have the whole couch to myself and he sat on the chair. The last time I woke up was from Justin yelling at PB for eating or drinking something because he said they didn't buy any for him since he didn't go food shopping with them today. But the think he was yelling at him for drinking was something that it was my idea to drink earlier.

It's so cold in here.

Well there goes the rest of my dinner... Justin just came and asked for the Cheetos and even after PB said no he still took them.
This girl that work's at Pat's that we always see there remembers us. Yesterday she said she hadn't seen us in awhile. Today she asked me if I always pay. I tried to take some sneeky pictures of her but she was far away so I dont know if they worked out too well.

food and stuff

i need to come up with foods i want to eat so my dad can go grocery shopping. I can't think of anything now. I just keep thinking anything is better than the dining hall.

pb's brother just answered the phone with "yo what's up dawg!" pb told me to write that.

We need to do a laod of laundry cuz pb doenst have any clean shirts. even tho laundry at my house is so much cooler than here. the steps to the basement are super scary.

Saturday, March 12, 2005


I left a few things at school. Nothing major thought. Mike wanted more kitchen chairs at his apartment but i dotn konw how he would get them from home in the next week. But besides that I forgot about them right before we were leaving. Plus we're probably going to his apartment for Easter now. I have to remember to call work and tell them nto to schedule me.
in Philly now.

PB played poker tonight and lost 10 bucks.

Watching Roseanne now.

Stopped at Wawa on the way home from poker.

Ate at Pat's for Dinner. I think next time i'm not even getting a cheesesteak. The chef salad and french fries are better and i get too full.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

new belts

I got this one awhile ago at the mall with Chrissy but didn't have any pictures of until today. I wore it.

This white one I just got today but it didnt' fit through the beltloops on these pants so it doesnt look as nice as it is.

This one could be used 4 different ways. One of those ways is a belt. I wish someone else took these pictures so the aim wouldnt be off. I look fat in this one!

An A is practically impossible in Mechanisms, EMD, and PD2

grades and stuff

I'm practically straight B in all my classes right now. I think 2 will be As tho. Since we only had one test so far in engineering econ and psych nobody gets a perfect.

belts can sure make an outfit nice. and now i have pictures of my other new belt. I'll be posting pictures later.

i did a bunch of cleaning up the past half hour. it's nice. i still have to do homework. Maybe I should do that first to get it out of the way.

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

not fat

my gut is gone. 2 days w/ nonstop homework and very much lack of food did it.
i slept 13 hours last night.  i fell asleep a few minutes after i got back from working on MSL at the union

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

i think this quiz was designed for someone younger

You scored as Doug.



The Secret World of Alex Mack


Ren & Stimpy


Are You Afraid of the Dark?


Rocko's Modern Life


Legends of the Hidden Temple


Clarissa Explains It All




The Adventures of Pete and Pete




Double Dare


Which Old School Nickelodeon Show Are You?
created with


my last post was short becuase the professor started talking to me and dave. We got out of class over half hour early. So he just talked to us for that half hour. Nobody else was in here. He told us our presentation was good.
presentation done.
i slept through 40 minutes of mechanisms today. wait i probably slept through 60 minutes of it.

Sunday, March 6, 2005

i did not give my 2 weeks notice. I came home from work ontime. so i got home at 8:15. I've been working on EMD ever since. I still have to finish 1, 2 and most of 5.

Saturday, March 5, 2005

double sigh

i made dave sick. now he's not super duper brainy at getting homework done. now i have to work really hard on these impossible problems. and i'm still sick so it sucks. i spent liek 4 hours tonight working on emd. umm yea that didn't work out so good.
so 6 total provlems for EMD. been working on the first one for an hr and a half. and haven't even finished part A yet. there's abc and msot problems have more than one part
tomorrow I work all day
Monday i work 4-9ish
i also have Mechanisms that will take about 3 hours at least
also a presentation i have to give Tuesday.
today sure sucks. this weekend sure sucks. i could do homework all day an not get it done. Not fun...

Friday, March 4, 2005

here we go again

version 2

is it prettier than or is it?

which version do you like better?

This is what I do in class.

my new belts

This belt i got a few weeks ago. (i still need to take me in one of my other ones)


i don't think listening to music through headphones around your neck is a good idea. but aparently that other kid in this classroom right now thinks so.

I called work before class today. I'm not going to waitress tonight. I'm just going to hostess. I knew they'd be hurting for people and i figured I could still do a little. My nose is very red and raw looking now though. I dont know how customers will like that.

I got out of my last class an hour early so i spent all of that time until now (50 minutes) catching up on LJ reading. Now i am all caught up and have nothing to do in my next class. maybe i should just turn in my homework and leave.

I'm going to upload some pictures and post them on here.

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

so i've spent the last 45 minutes reading my first livejournal posts. it's quite interesting. i wish i was more specific at times. i didn't say enough for me to konw what i'm talking about now.
and one tissue box done with. about an inch left in this one. i think i need more. ok i know i need more. i wanted to get more tonight but we took too long at outback.
my computer hates me so i can't seem to upload pictures.


test 1 was ok but there were at least 3 questions on there that we never talked about
time between 2 tests i napped instead of studying
test 2 was insane. she spent 20 minutes passing out the test and was insane about seating and would be different at times. soemtimes every other seat sometimes every 2 seats. then the test was insane itself
i had to wait for the shuttle for 20 min to return to barh
we cleaned off the frog to go to outback. it took half hour to clean it off/shovel it out.
dave slipped on ice in the parking lot on his way back from the test; he skinned his knee, hurt his ankle, and hurt his arm.

take the WHAT BAD BOOK ARE YOU test.

and go to not as good as reading a good book, but way better than a bad one.

PD2 test wasnt' so bad. I feel awful cuz of this cold. Let's hope all goes well tonight w/ MSL test.
today is going to be horrible.  i just know it

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

i hate when group members are stupid. one girl says she's computer illiterate. this was her reasoning for not being able to handle using a generic font and no background. she wants to type it w/ a background and stuff. i would say her reasoning is flawed. she was trying to ask me how to make it w/ no backgroun dand only black font. i said when you open powerpoint that's how it is.
who made me sick? i wanna know so i can yell at them. I'm assuming it was more than one person but i can't say for sure. Tons of people are sick.

Time for another coldeeze
i'm setting up outlook calendar. it sure is nice. except outlook keeps freezing. that isnt' nice.