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December 25th, 2009


11:59 pm - Merry Christmas and
Happy Yule, and belated Hannukah and Solstice! Or as some people say, Happy non-denominational mid-Winter holiday!
Current Mood: tiredtired

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February 18th, 2008


09:03 pm - Association for Women in Computing Scholarship - Deadline 04/01/08
The Ann Arbor, MI Chapter of the Association for Women in Computing is accepting applications for our scholarship to be awarded for Fall Term 2008.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • * Available to women students (full or part-time) participating in an institution accredited for higher education in the state of Michigan pursuing a career in a computer or technology-related field
OR
  • Women pursuing certification to change their career or enhance their current career in a computer or technology-related field (e.g. PMP Certification, MS Professional certification, and Network Professional certification, among others).
  • US Citizenship / Permanent Residency are required.
  • Each applicant must submit essays to answer the following 3 questions (1 essay per question, 300-600 words per essay). To qualify for the 2008 scholarships, essays must be received by April 1, 2008
  1.  Describe your most fulfilling computer-related project or experience. Incoming freshman only, if you haven't done a computer-related school project, you may write about one you've completed on your own, for example, designing your own website or writing your own computer program.
  2.  What intrigued you most about your chosen course of study?
  3. How would you encourage other women to join this field?


Note: for candidates enrolled in an institution accredited for higher education a minimum of two semesters of course work should be remaining after receipt of the scholarship.

To download the application, go to: http://www.awc-aa.org/gala/scholarship.php
If you have questions about the application, email: students@awc-aa.org

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October 24th, 2007


05:44 pm - Project Warm Up America event at Michael's in Ann Arbor Nov 10
Michael's in Ann Arbor has scheduled their yarn event to join squares into afghans for Project Warmup America:

Its going to be November 10 from 1-4.

3655 Washtenaw Avenue
Arborland
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 975-6774

http://www.warmupamerica.org/patterns.html
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

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October 23rd, 2007


06:09 pm - If you want to help those affected by the fires in Southern California
Here's a link to The Red Cross

http://www.redcross.org/news/ds/profiles/disaster_profile_CAWildfires.html

There's a link to donate on that page, and you can designate where to put your donation.

Edited to add:

Or you can just go directly to this link to donate:

http://www.sdarc.org/donate.
Current Mood: anxiousanxious

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October 21st, 2007


08:16 pm
I had a real lucky day at the dollar store a few weeks ago - the one I go to has a cooler so they have hashbrowns and other frozen stuff. I was lucky enough to get there when hey had 1 lb packs of Jennie O ground turkey, Sargento cheese, and 15.4 oz cans of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup.

Here's the original recipie:

Hash Brown Casserole
like Cracker Barrel's®
Rich, cheesy baked potato casserole.


Prep. Time: 0:45
Serves: 8

10.25 oz. can condensed cream of chicken soup
8 oz. Colby cheese - grated
1/2 cup melted butter OR margarine
1 sm. onion - minced
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 lb. bag frozen shredded hash browns

-Spray a 13" X 9" X 2" baking pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
-In a bowl, combine soup, cheese, butter, onion, salt, and pepper.
-Gently fold the potatoes into the mixture and pour into prepared pan.
-Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes, until heated through and top is browned.

http://recipes.robbiehaf.com/C/73.htm

Here's my variation on it:

1 15.4 oz. can condensed cream of mushroom soup
8 oz. Cheddar cheese - shredded
1/2 cup melted butter OR margarine
1 tsp dried minced onion
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 lb. bag frozen shredded hash browns
1 lb. ground turkey

-Brown the turkey, drain it and set aside.
-Spray a 13" X 9" X 2" baking pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
-In a bowl, combine soup, cheese, butter, onion, turkey, salt, and pepper.
-Gently fold the potatoes into the mixture and pour into prepared pan.
-Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes, until heated through and top is browned.

It turned out well, so I'll definitely make it again. Plus, it only cost me $6 and I'll get 5 or 6 meals from this one dish.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

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12:58 am - Short Update
Its 1am and I can't sleep. I've got some sort of viral thing that hopefully is getting better.

Today was a better day. I actually had some energy, though I was still freezing! A good friend got me some groceries earlier so I didn't have to go out. So tomorrow, or technically later today, I'll make another pot of chicken soup. I might also try a casserole recipe that I found for cheesy hashbrowns.

I spent time today crocheting afghan squares and watching clips of old General Hospital episodes from the late 80s and mid 90s (when it used to be good).
Current Mood: tiredtired

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October 10th, 2007


10:57 pm - Oh look its a Meme!
YOU'RE ON MY FRIENDS LIST, I WANNA KNOW YOU...I want to know 26 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, never liked each other, or if we already know everything about each other. You're on my list, so let me know who I am friends with.

REPLY IN A COMMENT, THEN RE-POST THE EMPTY QUESTIONS AS A JOURNAL POST.




1. Can you cook?


2. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator?


3. What talent do you wish you had?


4. Favorite place?


5. Favorite vegetable?


6. What was the last book you read?


7. Are you Dirty or Clean?


8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings?


9. Worst Habit?


HERE COMES THE FUN ... ... ...


1. Do we know each other outside of Live Journal?


2. What's your philosophy on life?


3. Negative or Optimistic?


4. What was your dream growing up?


5. Worst thing to ever happen to you?


6. Would you give me money or a slap in the face?


7. Tell me one weird fact about you:


8. Would you have my back or kick me when I'm down?


9. Do you Trust me?


10. Have you ever kept anything from me?


11. What do you think of me as a Person?


12. Do you think I'm sane or insane?


13. Would you cry for me if I died?


14. Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?


15. If you could change anything about me, would you?


16. How do you fall asleep?


17. Would you come over to yell at me or just call?


18. Would you go on a blind date if I set you up?


19. If I only had one day to live would you be honest or lie?


20. A million bucks.. what would you do with it?


21. What is your worst fear?


22. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?


23. How many times did you curse at me while filling out this thing?


24. Can you sing or dance?


25. In one word, how would you describe me? Be honest....


26. Will you re-post this so I can fill it out?
Current Location: in front of my PC
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
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September 27th, 2007


05:00 pm - Excel 2007 Multiplication Bug
See Excel can't multiply

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04:50 pm - Microsoft Offering XP As Alternative For Vista PCs
Finally!

From Infopackets:

Microsoft Offering XP As Alternative For Vista PCs
Current Mood: blahblah

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02:37 pm - Women in Computers and Information Technology Luncheon 10/6/07
Mentors are needed for the following event at Washtenaw Community College

Women in Computers and Information Technology Luncheon.

If you can attend, you will be able to talk in an informal setting with fellow professionals and students in Computer Science, Engineering, the School of Information, and others.

The registration site is here:

www.wccnet.edu/wicit

Click on the Professional registration link in the upper left hand corner.

The Lunch is from 11-2pm.



Come for the free lunch…leave with information and contacts necessary

for success in the computer and information technology field!

Learn about:

• the computer and information technology industry

• opportunities for furthering your education

• common pitfalls students make in completing scholarship

applications

• how to put you scholarship application ahead of the competition

Meet

• professional women currently succeeding in the IT field

• women IT students from regional colleges and universities

• companies who will be sharing what they look for in

candidates and accepting resumes

Saturday,

October 6

Washtenaw Community College

Morris Lawrence Building

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch, Keynote, and Networking

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Scholarship Bootcamp

Keynote Jennifer Marsman will share her personal successstory as an IT professional. Ms. Marsman is currently a Developer Evangelist in Microsoft’s Developer and PlatformEvangelism group. She has on file two patents for work in search and data mining algorithms.

The Scholarship Bootcamp will be led by the Association of Women in Computing Scholarship Committee.

This is your chance to find out where your current education plan will really lead you!

RSVP to wccnet.edu/events/wicit no later than

1:08 p.m. on Friday, September 28.

ENTER TO WIN FREE MICROSOFT PRODUCTS

· Zune Player

· Software

· Games

Must be present to win.

For more information contact Victoria Bennett, email vbennett@wccnet.edu
Current Location: work
Current Mood: coldcold

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