Hi again! :) It's been a super busy week again, so sorry for the lack of posts. But it's actually been a super-fun week as opposed to all those super-busy-with-work weeks :)
So I flew home from San Francisco last Friday night and met my friend Susan at 2am at my place and we drove out to Detroit for the FIRST regional out there!! I was super-bummed that I couldn't make it out there for Friday (since WildStang won every round we were in!) but that was ok. It was nice being in 80 degree weather in SF on Friday :) Anyway, we watched the regional all day and I worked on strategy for Dan. We picked a couple of awesome teams in the "draft" since we were the #1 seed, but we ended up losing in the tournament part because of some oversights between rounds (stuff being unplugged or not set..). Oh well...we learned a lot for the Northwestern Regional which is this coming week!!! Anyway, if driving to detroit and doing FIRST all day wasn't enough, Susan and I went out to dinner and drove all the way back to Chicago! Such a crazy but totally fun day!! And great as always to hang out with Susan. Kinda funny since I just hung out with Eliza-Beth the other day :) (If you don't know the Twomey-Lerch story, ask me sometime!)
This week was super fun as well. I ended up going to work in Libertyville on Monday to participate in an open house for our design group. Our designer is over in China, so he asked if we could step in for him. So that was fun, but I got this random t-shirt with a devil on it for participating...don't ask :) But being in Libertyville meant that I could meet Stacie for dinner!! (a theme that will repeat itself over the week) :) We went to Firkin which is the most awesome restaurant in the suburbs. They have this amazing vegan chimichanga! :)
Other highlights if the week include green beer with stacie on St. Patricks day and getting to meet our new CEO on Friday at our Motorola Labs tech fair! He was cool and seemed to like our work, so that was super cool as well :) And then when I was hanging out with my friend Jenny and some of her friends at a movie on Friday night, I ran into an old friend from like preschool onwards who just happened to be in the same show!! He did FIRST in high school too, so he's coming to the regional next week!! I haven't seen this guy in years, and now I'll see him twice in one week! Crazy!
It's been snowing all week! :( (And it's even snowing right now as I write this!!) Man, what a difference from the 80+ weather out in california. I keep debating what I should do with my life. If CA is the place for me. It would be hard to find a company as diverse at Motorola in the things they work on (without going to the Evil Empire) so right now I'm just thinking. One thing that's great about motorola is that one day you could be working on devices for the home, the next year on something for cell phones, the next on things for the car, or things for police men, etc. We do a lot, and the different areas are pretty exciting. Oh well...we'll see what this year brings!!
So Tuesday is the big "valentines day" with Ethel!! :) Man, I am SOOOOOOOO excited! :) I really really hope it goes well!! We're going up to the Milwaukee Art Museum and then hanging out, talking a lot, going out to dinner. We'll see how it goes...but man, Ethel is super-cool...and she's gonna be Miss Wisconsin someday! :)
OK...I should go clean...that's going to be an all day project since I've been coming and going to CA so much lately I have stuff all over!! And I get to hang my new pictures that I got with stacie at IKEA yesterday!! Fun fun :) Have a great weekend everyone!!!!