Winter work is nearly over. The show is winding down. We have eaten too much and listened to Maynard Ferguson at full blast - "Hey Jude" makes me want to watch The Royal Tenenbaums over and over again. Tomorrow is the co-op pizza party and hopefully my first job offer. Then Friday I'll board the ferry and head across the sound and back to our little wrinkle of reality.
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Sunday, February 24, 2002
It was a superlative weekend on the slopes again. Great fun and wonderful food at McCoy's, with two wonderful days on the hill. Spent Saturday at Stowe, with great snow and balmy temps. Sunday was a full day at Okemos, where the sun shone down all day on Gram, Nick, and I as we skiied in shirts and fleece. After wearing ourselves down on Saturday we looked for bumps and jumps on Sunday, going big as much as possible. Lunch was a great soup outside in the sun, and the ride home flew along with classic rock on the radio.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2002
It's so easy to get wrapped up in the Olympic routine - sport absorbs everything else, and it's fun. The weather was almost cold this morning and work was a little bit disjointed for reasons that you can't put to words. But, the days roll by. Highlight: signing up for a spring break cruise with 4 classmates.
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Monday, February 18, 2002
The Great American Race and the Olympics all in one day. I'm not sure, but I think I am a bigger Christy Witty fan than I am a Ward Burton fan - but until Witty wins with the Cat logo plastered all over herself, I think NASCAR will have something going for it. More of the Winter Games for me! Whheeeeeeee!! And so you see that this makes a child out of me.
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Saturday, February 16, 2002
What a fun Saturday it was as four Webbies wandered the very warm Winter Carnival in Newport RI before heading back to Gram's place for steak and twice-baked potatos. Then we drove to Providence to watch a very exciting Hockey East tilt between Providence College and U-Maine, which came back late from an 0-2 deficit to tie the score at 3 and salvage a tie. As if that wasn't enough exciting hockey, I was home in time to catch USA v Russia in the Olympic qualifying round.
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Friday, February 15, 2002
It's the end of the days known as Week 1 of Salt Lake. My 40 hours of engineering vaporized so very quickly as I immersed myself in finite element analysis and the heavy modeling associated. Tonight was a relaxed afternoon with a Steinbeck on the couch while Maynard Ferguson played on the stereo before dinner out in Mystic at the Voodoo Grill. Later in the evening there was Olympics - most notably the kickoff of the men's hockey final round.
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Thursday, February 14, 2002
So much excitement late into the night by way of the Olympics has led to some drowsiness at work. People are fired up about the Games of Winter, but I am starting to get pretty fired up for the weekend. This week has truly flown by in stronger, higher, faster fashion.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2002
The games roll on. We'll miss Picabo in the years to come, and I would give anything to see Timothy Goebel get the marks he deserved, but this stuff is just rocking the casbah. I just want that huge poster of the speedskater on the side of one of the Salt Lake City office buildings, too. How neat is the atmosphere there? In unrelated news, how corrupt are online businesses? I suppose it is too much for a consumer to ask just to order something with a credit card and pay once and get something promptly in the mail. Arrrrggghh.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2002
Oh my what was that? I'm not a purveyor of ice skating knowledge, but there was something seriously amiss last evening. At least times don't lie: bring on luge, skiing, and speedskating. Have to love the crowd at the Olympic Oval doing the wave in sync with the skaters in the men's 5000m. Maybe the Daytona 500 fans ought to give that a whirl. In other news, winter is winding down and I've been FEA-ing up a storm. No matter what anybody says, making little squares turn colors in scientific patterns isn't that great.
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Monday, February 11, 2002
Blogging from work - now lunch means something. What a great weekend. It was bland as all get-out (lime jell-o was Sunday's high point) but I got so much accomplished, got over a week of "sour stomach," and headed into our T-3 week at EB rested and relaxed.
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Sunday, February 10, 2002
Thank goodness for the Olympics and Nascar's Daytona 500. While I enjoy team sports - I really do - here are a pair of events that have fans on their feet by the millions and billions. Every fan has someone to cheer for, be it Rusty Wallace or Team USA, a favorite aspect of the competition, and a unique attitude towards the events. There will be Air Force fly-overs, celebrity national anthems, crazy festivals, and beer tents in the park...it's the Super Bowl every day, and your team made it.
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