Friday, October 5, 2012

Alaska Nanooks Hockey Blog: Game Day - Nanooks vs Cougars

Alaska Nanooks Hockey Blog: Game Day - Nanooks vs Cougars

Sunday, March 11, 2012

11 Fun Facts about ME:

1. I love water.
2. I think my fiance is super goofy and love all of his addictions (though you won't hear me tell him that)
3. My top favorite color seems to change with the school I'm in.
4. I seriously miss living near a large body of water.
5. I can't wait to be done with school. 
6. I'm intrigued that so many people have been moved by the 30 minute KONY2012 video, yet few people had heard of the Invisible Children organization before then - both those who are for and against it. 
7. I can't wait to have babies, but understand that I need to be financially stable first.
8. Quilting is a passion that I want to work on more and more and more.
9. I want out of Fairbanks, but I want to make my significant other happy too. 
10. Mornings are my favorite time of day and I don't mind going to bed a bit earlier to enjoy the morning.
11. I will never remember every fact about every movie or be able to quote them, but I still don't like watching movies more than once.

11 more questions
1. Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla - Monica says Chocolate
2. What is your profession and is it what you always wanted to do? student it's what I was told to do. Monica wants to continue to do it for ever.
3. Where is your dream vacation locale? Near warm water.  Monica says Ireland and Greece
4. Favorite food: ice cream. Monica says falafel
5. Favorite quote? "C'est la vie."  Monica: "Never forget what you are because the world will not.  Make it your strength and that way it can never be your weakness."
6. First thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "diet." BLAH. :( (for both of us)
7. Do you have a bucket list? If so, what's 1 thing on it? Yes, currently skydiving;  Monica - no.
8. What is your favorite color? which one? Monica - grey.
9. Last movie that you saw? Safehouse Monica bridesmaids
10. One pet peeve you have is...? people that don't wash their hands well; unnecessary repetition
11. One thing that makes you smile is...? my lover; Monica says her baby

11 Questions if you want to answer questions. By Monica
1. What's your favorite book? Blue Dahlias; Monica says: A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin
2. If you could have dinner with 6 people who would they be?
Monica says: 
Joan of Arc
Sara Ramirez 
Hillary Clinton 
Martin Luther King 
And a translator.
3. If you were given $200 on top of your regular budget what would you spend it on?
upgrades for computer
4. If you were given $200 that you had to give away who would you give it to?
 Alternative Spring Break
5. What was your favorite children's book when you were growing up?
Horten Hatches the Egg
6. What's your favorite blog or website?
7. What's your favorite restaurant and item off the menu?
Tubby's - prime rib
8. What is your favorite day of the year?
Any day off of school
9. What was your favorite celebration of 2011? (think- wedding, party, shower, etc.)
Celebration from approval of the non-discrimination policy
10. What is your favorite sport to participate in or watch?
11. What is your dream car---that you would really have to drive around town?
 one that runs.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

You had big shoes to fill...

But you failed to do it.

Every two years a new person comes in. And the last two times, it was fabulous.

The first guy was fabulous. He was funny and kind and took the suggestions of those who had been around much longer than him. He took the time to know the members and would talk to them and even reply to our emails.

The second person was even more awesome than the first. She was sweet and made us sweets. She invited us to her house for dinners. She knew the game of hockey and when/when not to play. She was always understanding and willing to help. She always knew when someone wasn't feeling so hot but she always knew what to stay.

You? You're a jerk. You don't communicate whatsoever. You don't listen to the advice of me. Which perhaps it's because I'm female? I see you'll listen to men. Perhaps it is because I'm a woodwind. I see you talking to the brass and rhythm section. I don't care the reason. I find you to be rude. You take songs waaaaaaayyyyyy too fast. You don't tell the woodwinds what song is up. You dont make copies of originals, which is a horrible director move. You haven't made a conscious effort to learn the rules of hockey. You're not very energetic and incredibly cocky. All around an ass.

Sincerely a senior who isn't coming back next year, not as long as you are in charge.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Push-ups day 9 & 10

Day 10:
Set 1: 18
Set 2: 22
Set 3: 16
Set 4: 16
Set 5: 25

I missed posting Day 9:
SET 1: 16
SET 2: 21
SET 3: 15
SET 4: 15
SET 5: 21

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Besides the fact that I'm set to graduate in May, my overwhelmed feelings are of the present.
I know I was somewhat cocky during winter break about my four science courses this semester.  Truth is, I'm completely freaking out.  Most specifically, O Chem is going to be incredibly challenging.  My posts might become a little less frequent, since I'll be focusing on getting through these courses.

We dived right back into material on Friday and I don't recognize all of the terms that Dr. Green was discussing.  I guess the nice thing is how all of the students in the course say how awesome Dr. Green is. So, I need to go chat with him, like every day.  I don't think just reading the book is going to catch me up on the game.

My evolution course is being taught by a woman from Prague.  Her accent is incredibly heavy, so I will have to pay 100% attention to try to learn everything.  I really would like to get an A this time around.  I also would love to get an A in my intro to bio course.  Both of these will help my GPA so much.

My intro to conservation biology course only has 10 students in it.  We have a 20 minute presentation later in the semester.  I think that sounds like fun because we get to research an organism that has a recovery plan in store.  I'm hoping to pick something that is related to the marine systems.

I think part of my other feelings come from that my wedding planning.  Since these four courses are going to be taking over my life, I have to put a lot of my planning on hold.

Exercise: Push-ups (8) Sit-ups (5)

These push-ups aren't getting any easier.  At all. But it's so rewarding to finish each day, even though I want to give up while I'm doing them.  

Push ups day 8:
Set 1: 14
Set 2: 19
Set 3: 14
Set 4: 14
Set 5: 19

Sit-ups day 5:
Set 1: 15
Set 2: 17
Set 3: 14
Set 4: 14
Set 5: 35

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Push-ups (7) Sit-ups (4)

Pushups Day 7:
Set 1: 12
Set 2: 17
Set 3: 13
Set 4: 13
Set 5: 17

Sit-ups day 4:
Set 1: 14
Set 2: 17
Set 3: 12
Set 4: 12
Set 5: 30 (30 is 15% of 200 :] )