Dancing spring chickens, or Harold’s adventure in the oven

This spring is so busy! I mean usually spring is pretty busy anyway but this year, holy crap! We’ve got end of the semester projects and finals, research grant deadlines, moving to a new place, European vacation planning, half marathons, triathlons and several other things I’m sure I’m forgetting. It’s during busy times like this that I’m glad we can take the time to enjoy naming a chicken and making him dance before lathering him up in butter, stuffing some garlic in his butt and tossing him in the oven for his nap on a bed of veggies. He ended up being delicious by the way.

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Amanda dancing with the delicious Harold

During our chicken downtime lately I’ve been spending a lot of time coding. I have one last project to finish up for my embedded systems class. We have a full color touchscreen to interface with the microcontroller and we have to make a video game with it. During my late nights coding Amanda has been training for her triathlons and enjoyed a girl’s night in with Lisa one night which consisted of plenty of Budlight lime and I can only assume hair braiding and pillow fights. (That’s what girls do right?)

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The aftermath of the girl’s night in

I was working very hard on the microcontroller project last week when we thought the due date was last Friday. Turns out none of my friend group listened when the professor said everyone could have a 1 week extension on the project so once we found that out we took a a couple days off which was nice because Amanda had her Beaver Dam triathlon on the nastiest coldest wettest day. Here she is looking super speedy 🙂

wpid-20150425_080810.jpg Indy was there with me to cheer Amanda on. Indy’s reaction and thought process every time Amanda passed us went something like this

OMG THERE’S MY OTHER HUMAN I MISSED YOU SOOOO MUCH I THOUGHT YOU WERE NEVER COMING BACK COME HERE AND PET ME AND LOVE ME WAIT WAIT WAAAIIITT WHERE ARE YOU GOING COME BACK PLLAEEASESE! STEVE, WE HAVE TO FOLLOW HER, LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO… Omg she’s never coming back ever ever…

repeat this 6 times with extended periods of sulking and you have Indy’s triathlon experience.

wpid-20150425_105734.jpgAmanda ran across the finish line with Indy though which both of them really enjoyed. I think Indy about pulled Amanda off her feet when I gave her the leash but I’ll let her tell you more about the race.

Afterward warming up and getting dry but beer was calling our name so we went back out in the cold and rain for Brewgaloo in downtown Raleigh. Local beer brewers had booths lined all up and down Fayetteville Street where you could get pints or small taster pours. I’m pretty sure we really enjoyed ourselves but the details are a little hazy to be honest 😉

wpid-20150425_184425.jpgThat’s about all for now. Hope your week is off to a great start!

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