Laura's Blog

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Knitting Lace

I'm knitting lace... it sounds more scary than it is... here is a neat site that helped me figure it out :)

Scattered day

I knit an Ipod cozy... pictures to follow shortly.

Going to play a couple of songs tonight with some awesome people... but first going to go to the yarn store... 30% off at the periwinkle sheep!

Oooo check it out... the albany poets profile of my godfather

Thursday, December 22, 2005

My tonsils hate me

I have tonsilitis and I have to work all weekend, including christmas eve, at the tavern. Talk about a freaking lump of coal in my stocking. My parents are freaking out at me. If I end up dead it's either my tonsils or my parents that killed me.

On the bright side, we have our secret santa for our knitting group, here is a picture from our knitting blog

It's blurry, but it's last holiday season at the wine bar!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Just what you wanted

Just what you wanted to read... another quiz...

Your Personality Is

Idealist (NF)

You are a passionate, caring, and unique person.
You are good at expressing yourself and sharing your ideals.

You are the most compassionate of all types and connect with others easily.
Your heart tends to rule you. You can't make decisions without considering feelings.

You seek out other empathetic people to befriend.
Truth and authenticity matters in your friendships.

In love, you give everything you have to relationships. You fall in love easily.

At work, you crave personal expression and meaning in your career.

With others, you communicate well. You can spend all night talking with someone.

As far as your looks go, you've likely taken the time to develop your own personal style.

On weekends, you like to be with others. Charity work is also a favorite pastime of yours.

Tres funny

Especially very funny because I'm sick and can't talk.

Your Seduction Style: Sweet Talker
Your seduction technique can be summed up with "charm"You know that if you have the chance to talk to someone...Well, you won't be talking for long! ;-)
You're great at telling potential lovers what they want to hear.Partially, because you're a great reflective listener and good at complementing.The other part of your formula? Focusing your conversation completely on the other person.
Your "sweet talking" ways have taken you far in romance - and in life.You can finess your way through any difficult situation, with a smile on your face.Speeding tickets, job interviews... bring it on! You truly live a *charmed life*

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

I was dead at the time!

I was on the moon with Steve!

Oh what happened today, it's my grandfather's 81st birthday and he had eye surgery today (happy freaking birthday), his wife's mother died today, and my aunt nan has an infection from her plastic surgery. Oh and new york city is on crack.

I can't talk... I have tonsilitus... but I still have to work christmas eve.
Hopefully the anti-biotics will have kicked in by then. I am going to go to the store and buy juice.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Mercury is in retrograde

Public service announcement from your favorite Gemini named Laura: Mercury is in retrograde. It means it appears to spin backwards on it's axis. It messes up communication, technology and travel. Never get into a relationship, burn a bridge, change jobs or make any other important decisions when mercury is in retrograde. It begins to come out of retrograde during the end of December and finally is all better on our Ukrainian Christmas, January 7th. (my Christmas (mercury in retrograde



Ugh. I've totally been goofing off too hard-core the past few days. Today I rest- tonight I work. Sunday I am going to a cool punk/rock/Jewish concert... in vermont.
Went to see "No Outlet" (an awesome blues band) at Red Square on Broadway last night with Melissa (they played at her wedding) It was cool- woohoo!
Let's see, other news... David Poe added me to his top 8 on myspace because I was wearing a wonderwoman constume (see picture at left)


Monday, December 12, 2005


This semester has had 3 weeks of finals. Ack.
It's tres strange, I'm not sure if I did super well, but I think that I did well.
We shall see, off to finish the 523 final today.
The picture below, of my uncle's work, is highlighted on his companies' page, cool eh?

Friday, December 09, 2005

First real snow

It's snowing the first real snow outside. Everyone is making a big deal out of it. My sister got her car wedged under a tractor trailer on 787 last year and is refusing to drive to work, so I am driving her in... Let's see ... no real other news. My children's book for IST571 is almost finished... so all I really have to do is write another paper and do my IST523 final... but we haven't recieved it yet, bleh. Anyway, I'm off to risk my life bringing crossgates another employee.


Thursday, December 08, 2005


My children's book for 571 is almost finished, thank the lord. Unfortunately, if my friend Keith can't figure out how to fix the technical aspects of it I am going to have a freak out attack. ::waits impatiently::


Sunday, December 04, 2005


Your 1920's Name is:
Dixie Mozelle

Saturday, December 03, 2005


Here is a neat picture from my uncle's work. Looks like the bridge is going to nowhere... spooky!

Oi Vey.

I don't want to go to work. I have a cold :(
But atleast tomorrow I get to go to see walk the line! woohoo.

Here is a picture that looks like it's from little house on the prairie. But I like it:

Friday, December 02, 2005

Pete and Pete!

Pete & Pete. So, your younger brother has a tattoo
and you don't, what could be worse? At leaste
your names aren't Eugene.

What's Your 90's Nickelodeon Show?
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Oh great...

It finally happened.
After weeks of being astounded that I have not gotten sick yet this semester- while everyone around me has had a the plague- after months of patting my immune system on the back. I woke up sick.
Like bird flu sick.
Like can't write my final papers because my brain is turning into snot sick.
Shoot me.


Thursday, December 01, 2005

Techno Savvy

I edited the HTML of my template and changed my "links" all by myself! Woohoo! I keep getting smarter.

Me Knitting Posted by Picasa

Social Bookmarking

Here is the site that I used to keep all my links for the project.

mmmm delicious.

I hate this stupid Blog thing

I cannot post my picture in my profile (though I can post it in entries) without it having a url? It made me download this stupid "hello" software... anybody know WTF this is? Should i delete it because it's absolutely ridiculous?



ISP or IST (or whatever my program is called now) 523

Rock! I just made a blog...
I'm not going to lie to you people, this isn't for entertainment value...

Here is stuff about my final project:

Q: Blog your project experience, and reflection on the use of social software in completing the final project.

A: My project experience has been pretty great. My group rocks- we have used social software a little but we have met in person more often than not.
We have used flash drives to link to each other's computers when we were working in a lab together. Saving material on our unix accounts has also allowed us to access our information from anywhere.
The use of SSI has allowed us to work on our individual parts of our web page.
Perhaps if we lived farther away from each other or couldn't agree on a central meeting time we would have been more dependent on the social computing. It is interesting to learn about and for future classes- if I have a large group project- I might consider setting up a wiki. PB wiki sounded especially neat.

Well. I am off to make a social bookmarking site. I'll be back to let you know my progess.