Friday, November 9, 2007

Toastest with the Mostest

I had a similar experience concerning toaster vs. toaster oven.

I, myself, was born and raised in a toaster family- four slots, extra wide (plenty of room for a bagel)... However, right before coming to Stanford, my grandma gave me her old toaster oven to suffice all my toasting needs.

I quickly became accustomed to the beloved "toasted cheese bread" with my soups and found great pleasure from the delightful "ding" on completion. After the sad passing of the oven, (thankfully on the last day of school last year) I was confronted with an important decision: do I now buy a toaster or a toaster oven?

I purposely avoided the question all summer while living with my parents, but post-wedding, I found myself back at school without the convenience of quick toast. I had to make a decision... I promptly headed off to Target (with gift cards a-plenty), still completely undecided... toast? toaster oven? toast?! toaster oven?!! Beads of sweat formed on my brow as I walked down the appliance aisle. And then I saw it:

The Toastation!

It was just what I had been looking for! A toaster and toaster oven in one! Genius! My decision was made, and I've never looked back since...

Probably the most exciting perk is being able to see your toast as it's toasting, through the glass door.

Thanks Toastation!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Consider my foot placed securely in my mouth

Well, friends, it seems I've spoken too soon. I paid dearly for my earlier comment via a ruthless fluid mechanics midterm this morning. I only hope that it was enough to appease the wrath of the Stanford gods until I have turned in my last midterm of the quarter tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


I've been a bit MIA due to a midterm I will be taking in less than 30 minutes and another one tomorrow morning. However, I'm pretty sure my brain is incapable of any further knowledge absorption, so I thought I should reassure my 5 (5 now!) readers that I'm indeed still breathing. It's funny how grueling mid-terms/finals always are and amazingly enough, I've managed to survive them all. Hopefully this will be no exception.

I have some exciting news. Probably not for anyone, but myself, but due to the fact that
P(of this ever happening | me) << 1,
I thought that because this being the first and probably last time it will ever occur, it would be fitting to make it a once-in-a-lifetime holiday that I should rejoice in with all of you.
I got 100% on my CFD midterm last week! Can you believe it? I thought they didn't make those anymore!! It has been a long time since I've even seen that on a homework assignment, let alone a midterm! Just so you all don't think I'm too special, I might add that it was a pretty easy test and I think a lot of people must have done really well... (I know of at least one other person who did as well) BUT, needless to say, the number still stands. For me, this is an achievement I will never forget, for when I take on a midterm, I don't see it as me against all these other poor sleep-deprived souls trying to scribble out equations on severely small desks... no, it is me against the system... against all those people who care about grades and not learning. This, my friends, is the ONE time I took out not only Stanford, but "the man" on a midterm. I can now rest at ease.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Cell Battery Life Query

I feel the need for a survey. My old phone battery was AWESOME. I would charge it a couple of times a week and it would only take 10 or 15 minutes to become full again. My NEW battery needs charging every 24 hours (or more frequently if I talk on it long) and it takes 2 or 3 hours to become full. Is this normal?

Thursday, November 1, 2007

I just HAVE to share!

I've been trying not to post more than once a day, but I MUST share this fabulous piece of my family.

Is it wrong...?

that I, for some reason, have a strong desire to keep my emptied jam jar? Just looking at it makes me want to be crafty...

and what if I need it?

I guess technically I'm too late...

But it's not MY fault I was doing homework all night! (Okay, you're right it is...)

I wanted to make sure to wish you all a HAPPY HALLOWEEN anyway :)

[caption: Charlotte, my roomy and I carved these while Char was in town. I think they're all somewhat descriptive of each of us... Charlotte is happy, roomy is artful, and I'm a pirate!]