Monthly archives: January, 2005

Boys and their toys

    I was watching a car auction on the speed network while I was baking some CC cookies (mmmmm). Wow, I didn’t see a car go for less than a 100 grand. Remind me not to go to any car auctions, that place was jumping. The auctioneers earn their keep there, they extract every penny …

Peter Pan and Rick James

    I went to Outback today to use up some gift cards I received for Christmas (thanks Rick!). They were playing the usual 80’s and 90’s music that always seems to get played in places like that. Suddenly a song came on that I don’t think I’ve ever heard in a commercial place. “My House” …

Happiness is…

… big rag wool socks. At least when its 13 degrees outside. I know some of the people reading this have it much colder tonight, but I happen to know that they don’t have to walk the dog. Speaking of which, I now have a new image of coldness. Previously when I imagined cold, I’d …

Social security thoughts…

    I really don’t understand the resistance to the so called privatization of social security. The only thing I can figure is that the people who hate this aren’t listening to what they are saying. I have a hard time imagining anything more offensive and patronizing than telling people that not only are they too …

WOOWHEE!

    Turns out my tires suck in the snow. I was coming down the exit ramp onto 495 from 95 and I started to go sideways. I was in no way connected to the road. Luckily I was only going about 10 MPH, so it was easily corrected but it gave me a bit of …

I think the worst is over…

    OK, I got the “I think you’re nuts” opinion from Rick tonight, that should do it for the people not exactly thrilled with my decision. With the exception of Mom and Rick, everyone has been really supportive, thanks guys! I know mom’s just worried, and Rick is about as practical as they come, so …

I may never come out of the shower…

    I moved a boombox from the exercise area into my bathroom and used my Airport Express to play my mp3s while I showered. I loaded up my schlock pop playlist. It’s all ABBA, Duran Duran, Dion, Pink, Madonna, etc. Man that was great! You should have heard me singing, “You’re just like a pill, …

Apple never ceases to amaze me…

    What does any sane person do at 2AM when they’re a little drowsy? Upgrade the operating system on their file server of course! Seriously, I have no idea what possessed me to do that at that hour, but I’m glad I did. My FrankenMac performs quite a bit better with OS 10.3 than it …

Banking…

    Well, I got the inevitable phone call from my mom… “You should think about going into something that makes money, maybe banking…” It isn’t as though I haven’t thought of that, but I can’t really make it a goal either. Going after the money is what I was doing with the econ degree, and …