Sunday, April 29, 2007

Antwerp, Belgium

Today John, Tom, and I decided to go to Antwerp. I am not sure if any of us had ever been to Belgium so it was a fun adventure. The city has some really nice architecture and the train station was no exception. Here is a picture of the three of us still inside. It looks a bit like Grand Central Station in NYC but smaller and with darker stone.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Keukenhof Flower Gardens

Holland is quite famous for its tulips yet for only a few weeks out of the year the huge flower gardens are open with its impressive display of 7 million flowers! It was obviously hard to capture on film but here are a few of my favorite shots.
This is me in a canopy of whisteria. They smell so good!
This is a never ending row of various tulips. They were quite impressive.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Only in Holland

These types of things just make me laugh!

Translation problem.

Warning signs
Someone really wearing wooden shoes!
And a vending machine restaurant! This just kills me! You can eat ultra fast food like this where you stick coins in to get the burger or sausage that has been sitting in its cubby for who knows how long. Or you can sit for hours on end to get a decent meal. Such a dicotomy of choices.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Wisconsin Spring

I arrived back in Wisconsin after a short trip to Washington DC. I was so thankful to have missed the snow storm but it was so sad that the flowers were suffering.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Putting things in Perspective

Most of my work related blog posts are from my business trips where I get to visit people and places that are far more exciting than just my routine and everyday life. This is actually where I work on a daily basis. I have a normal desk with a computer and phone.
However, the little office area where I work is being temporarily used to store the computers that are planned to go to our test sites. It kind of reminds me of working in a warehouse.
These are my co-workers Jen and Dan. Both are fun to work with.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

My old life

I guess it is kind of exciting to see the fruits of your labor even if they come about after you are already gone. One of the projects I used to work on at GE was mentioned in a prominant radiology newsletter called Aunt Minnie. I worked with that hospital too.

My ultimate project that I initiated but did not complete before I left was mentioned in a magazine called Health Imaging and IT. You will see a picture as well as an article of the project. It was actually the image of the year for the Society of Nuclear Medicine! Exciting.