Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy Engineers Week!!

...My Husband is an Engineer

As his wife, I apparently should have know this week was Engineer's week.

I did not. I might have been busy with other items on my plate this week, but I don’t think that gave me a reprieve from not knowing that this is

National Engineer's Week!!

The error of my ways was discovered yesterday when hubby mentioned having a cookout at work Friday. I asked what the occasion was . . . .

National Engineer's Week!!

Eeeegads! I did not know. And you should have seen the look of shock!

So, today, still being a part of

National Engineer's Week

….as it is, DH sends me an email.

The subject line reads:

“Obama knows, do you?”

In it a link, this link
A link to a letter from the White House signed by President Obama, warmly greeting Engineers for.

Engineer's Week.

I guess I dropped the ball, or gear, or something on this one, but, the week is not over. The day is not over. So to make up for this oversight (not that moving the contents out of room and down the stairs makes up for that – LOL {yes, he occasionally reads this blog!}) I would like to share:

I love my engineer!! I am impressed at the way he can do any kind of math, including fractions, without hyperventilating. I love the way he is my repairman at the house and at the shop and can wash dishes too! I love the way he can cook dinner and how he has to know the exact time the noodles started boiling or the bread baking (while I am always guessing)! There is much more, but the day is not long enough (that is why there is a week). :)

Happy Engineers Week !

So everyone, hug your Engineer and wish them a happy week! Don't have an engineer? Hug your computer, or microwave or your car, because without Engineers, we would not have them!

And, in honor of the week:

  • Normal people ... believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it.Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.

  • An engineer was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess."He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket.The frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for one week." The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket.The frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with you and do ANYTHING you want." Again the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter? I've told you I'm a beautiful princess, that I'll stay with you for a week and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?" The engineer said, "Look I'm an engineer. I don't have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog, now that's cool."

And . . .

Why Engineers Don't Write Recipe Books

Chocolate Chip Cookies:


1. 1. 532.35 cm3 Gluten
2. 4.9 cm3 HaGCO3
3. 4/9 cm3 refined halite
4. 236.6 cm3 partially hydrogenated tallow triglyceride
5. 177.45 cm3 crystalline C12H22011
6. 177.45 cm3 unrefined C12H22011
7. 4.9 cm3 methyl ether or protocatechuic aldehyde
8. Two calcium carbonate-encapsulated avian albumen-coated protein
9. 473.2 cm3 theobroma cacao
10. 236.6 cm3 de-encapsulated legume meats (sieve size #10)

To a 2-L jacketed round reactor vessel (reactor #1) with an overall heat transfer coefficient of about 100 Btu/F-ft2-hr, add ingredients one, two and three with constant agitation. In a second 2-L reactor vessel with a radial flow impeller operating at 100 rpm, add ingredients four, five, six, and seven until the mixture is homogenous. To reactor #2, add ingredient eight, followed by three equal volumes of the homogenous mixture in reactor #1. Additionally, add ingredient nine and ten slowly, with constant agitation. Care must be taken at this point in the reaction to control any temperature rise that may be the result of an exothermic reaction. Using a screw extrude attached to a #4 nodulizer, place the mixture piece-meal on a 316SS sheet (300 x 600 mm). Heat in a 460K oven for a period of time that is in agreement with Frank & Johnston's first order rate expression (see JACOS, 21, 55), or until golden brown. Once the reaction is complete, place the sheet on a 25C heat-transfer table, allowing the product to come to equilibrium.


Jan said...

The recipe is priceless Imerie. Laughed out loud there.

Happy Engineers week for sure. I will go and find me one and give them a hug.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Loved this. My dauhter's boyfriend is in engineering at Purdue. And my good friend's husband is actually a ... choo choo engineer!

Anonymous said...

lmerie, you had me laughing with this post! Love the jokes and the recipe! Happy Engieer's Week to your guy!

Merrie said...

That is hilarious! Love it and I really do appreciate Engineers so much more now. If I had one, I'd sure hug him and love him!

Jane In The Jungle said...

LOVE the frog, LOL!!

Louise said...

This is hilarious!!

I'm married to a Veteran and always forget to acknowledge on a NATIONAL HOLIDAY, so I think you can be cut some slack.

In the old days before children when had a "real job," I worked the automotive industry. I was a program manager, overseeing projects from quote to production. We used to to say, "The comes a time in every program when you have to shoot the engineers and get to production!" But really, I loved the engineers!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Yep. Loved the frog joke. My daughter will not understand it. She always wants the Princess to be kissed in the end! ;)

Susie said...

Oh my gosh!!! That is so funny!!!! I loved the recipe and the talking frog is priceless:-)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Hi! Found you from another blog-so funny! My brother-in-law is an engineer. They are comming over tonight. I think I'll make him a card-this could impress him!!! :)
Love your blog!