Random Notes From a Random Day

Passing a bus on a highway is easy. Trying to pass a bus before you get to a particular exit can be more challenging. The vending machine supply company has caught on. We now have two full rows of chocolate-frosted Hostess Donettes in our vending machine. The one half-row sold out every week. The generic […]

Sausage #2: Arista

Warning: If you’re soft-hearted, or even have half a soul, and don’t want to cry, don’t read any further. Abigail, this means you.

Did I mention I have a hat?

Mandrina thinks my respond to the hat is funny. I’ve sent her text messages in the recent past about it. Rewind a bit: Mandrina and I were invited to join another couple on a trip to Leavenworth for Oktoberfest. I got a little drunk, got a little hung over, but Mandrina laughed at me. The […]

TV Shows: “Fringe”

Do you know what I find most appealing about the “fringe science” TV show “Fringe”? It’s set in Boston! I keep seeing towns I know. Milford, Mass., just got a shout out.

It was funny until I saw the date

Letter to the Red States — I thought it was funny until I saw that it wasn’t written recently (and I appreciated that MSFT got a mention).

Interesting fact #1293

Did you know that there is an odd correlation between individuals who do not have automotive insurance and phone calls from lawyers related to soft-tissue injuries from low speed automotive accidents?

Should we keep him?

Meet Dragon. 167 Dragon is adorable, but I don’t know that I want to keep him. One more cat? Do we really need another?

Who to vote for in 2008

I’ve come up with an easy way to decide whether or not to vote for an incumbent in any congressional election this cycle. Here are a pair of links: House Roll Call Vote on “Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008” Senate Roll Call Vote on “A bill to provide authority for the Federal Government to […]

I did it wrong!

“To help struggling homeowners, the plan requires the government to try renegotiating the bad mortgages it acquires with the aim of lowering borrowers’ monthly payments so they can keep their homes.” Deal reached on financial markets bailout Obviously, I should have gotten a highly suspect mortgage two years ago, rather than actually reading the fine […]

Arrrr, Matey!

That’ll be all, ye scurvy scoundrel!