I just realized today that when I move into an apartment, I will not be able to have a grill on the patio. This annoys me, I was looking forward to buying a nice gas grill and having people over to grill and watch big sports games in HD or something. I guess a George Foreman will have to work...
Eleni and I went to a Dbacks game on Friday. They lost. But their stadium is way way better than the Metrodome.
We went bar golfing after with some people from Intel. It was fun. There are 9 different bars on a list, and each bar has a drink that the bar is known for; if you have one of those drinks, you shoot par; if you get 2, you get -1; if you skip a drink, you get +1. Well, I only went to the first 5 bars, meaning I drank a Long Island, Tequila Sunrise, a smoothie, a shot, and a margarita. That was the drunkest I've been since last winter break some night when I threw up and passed out on Teresa's bed. This time I had to have Eleni pull my car over to throw up and passed out on her bed. When I am displacing my caretaker's from their beds, this is a sign that I've had too much to drink. No more getting that drunk for a while.
By the way, Mill Avenue (which contains the bar strip near the ASU campus) completely blows away any bar scene in Minneapolis. Plus, it's accessible year-round without needing to walk in below freezing weather. It'll probably get a bit chilly in Nov-Jan, but should be fine. If anyone comes to visit, I shall definitely show this to you.
My Xbox 360 got the red ring of death. This annoys me. Luckily, Microsoft is letting me ship/repair for free. Unluckily, this happens only a couple days before Madden comes out. Lame.
I might make another post with crazy things that have happened at Intel. A couple weeks ago, some shower head broke open and was kicking out 1000-1500 gallons per minute. One emergency response team (ERT) member got a picture of it coming down the stairs, it looks like a waterfall! Also, I still need a picture, but apparently on Thurs or Fri, another ERT member got a picture of a freaking RATTLESNAKE in the subfab. This is the level right under where I am always working (our tools are in the fab, but have bottom components down below in the subfab). Anyways, they managed to get a picture, but didn't manage to CATCH IT. So basically, I don't think I'll be visiting the subfab any time soon.
I got my Oakley's last week. I feel so much cooler driving around with them, rather than squinting.
Eleni and I are going to the Grand Canyon next weekend. I heard that Paul Bunyan was dragging his axe one day and then that made the Grand Canyon.
I'm sort of in the planning stages of a snowboarding trip in the beginning of December with a couple guys I work with. Pretty pumped.
Because of my start date, I have pro-rated about 10 days off (my weeks are 3-4 days). I'm taking one off for the Grand Canyon, and probably 3 off for the snowboarding trip, so that still leaves 6 days... enough to take off 2 more 3-day weeks. I love it. The group leader told me that they're not strict on vacation time either as long as it's covered, we're supposed to get 5 weeks a year but he said if we go over it's not really a big deal. Which is pretty sweet. I'm so not used to taking time off, but getting paid for it is pretty awesome :)