Monthly archives: September, 2006

One more day to go…

I only have to make it through tomorrow and I’m free! I will be happily unemployed starting Oct. 1! I plan on doing the rest of my packing, cleaning, and visiting people over the next week. Things will be a little complicated because I’ve lost my wallet and I have all of 35 bucks in …

15,000 people…

… that’s how many applied for the 400 jobs available with the new Wal Mart that opened in Chicago. 15 thousand people! Anyone that voted to require higher wages paid by employers (and therefore reduce the number of people hired) should be shot. Luckily for the people of Chicago, the Aldermen couldn’t override Daley’s veto …

One more week to go!!

The last week of work, I can hardly believe it… My motivation is at an all time low, only one week to go, I’ve made my goal of $500 in spiffs for the month, and I am only showing up physically, I am already gone mentally. It’s hard to believe, but I was at the …

Headline manipulation

I have a google alert system that sends me an email whenever Yemen is mentioned in the news. There were several in my inbox this morning. The first one had the headline “Suicide bomber foiled in Yemen”, it was written by an Arab news source (can’t remember if it was from Yemen or a neighboring …

Digital camera tests

I’m still amazed that people actually like these things’ picture quality so much. As soon as the light level drops, the picture quality goes to hell. I guess they’re fine for web use and snap shots, but give me 35mm any day! On a more positive note, the video quality (at its highest setting) is …

Most popular page on my site

Believe it or not, my most popular page on my website is my essay on demand curves. I’ve gotten over 50 hits in the last two days. Most of them are from two different IP address, one in India and one in England. I wonder if whole classes are using it, it sure looks like …

Nothing like good contacts…

A friend of Rick’s friend came to the party that he threw. She’s (to me) a grandmotherly lady with quite a bit of traveling experience, she learned her Arabic in Morocco. She was with the State department I think… Anyway, she and I had a nice conversation at the party. She admitted that she had …

Last spending spree taking place…

I’ve decided not to get a new computer, I think… It’s just too much money, and my current computer works just fine. That’s the rational side of me talking of course, it sure would be easier to take a laptop though, and I could use it on the plane ride too… It would also make …

Keeping the weight off…mostly

Just weighed myself for the first time in 3 or 4 months and I’m at 210. It’s actually exactly what I thought I’d be. Not bad considering I’ve been eating whatever I want and not doing any exercising to speak of. I have put on 5 pounds from my low of 205, but its still …

Steve Irwin died

I was never much of a fan, but I admired his courage. The way he died reminded me of a friend of the family. Mike lived next door to my grandmother and had health problems his whole life. Circulation problems, respiratory problems, heat attacks, and even diabetes. He lived into his early 70’s when he …