Monthly archives: August, 2009

The move

Everything went very smoothly, well almost everything. Kelly, Pat, mom and Rick helped me move into the new place. Thank God they were there. There was no way on earth I could have gotten my bed out of Rick’s place and up into my new place without their help. So all my stuff is now …

I have to wait another week

My training has been postponed for a week due to the launch of the new operating system by Apple. They just don’t have the time to deal with a new person.. SIGH But it’s not all bad. I can get stuff done this week. I already have a new phone, and I used it to …

My new job

Yes, I am no longer unemployed. At long last, I was hired by Apple computer. Once I understood that I was not going to be able to do the teaching overseas thing, working at Apple became my next goal. The trouble was that as soon as I figured this out, the economy tanked and Apple …

The best sentence I read today

“In other words, I’m not in favor of business. I’m in favor of competition.” That’s from Megan McArdle, a really good blogger from the Atlantic. She has a knack for explaining things from a libertarian point of view very well. I highly recommend checking her blog out.

I used to hate shaving

I have always been thankful that I don’t need to shave that often. For a large part of my life, I would only need to shave once a week, nowadyas it’s every third day. Seeing guys that needed to shave twice a day to look decent made me even more aware of how lucky I …

The difference between democrats and republicans

A friend took one of those silly facebook myers-briggs tests and was horrified to find that some prominent republicans shared her personality type. I would be honored if I were to be compared to Thomas Jefferson, but Cheney is on that list too, so I can understand the consternation. But really, I’m surprised more people …

Just for the record, I do think things are screwed up

I have posted many times before on how screwed up the medical industry is. Insurance companies are sheltered from competition, providers can’t tell you how much anything costs, and there is an enormous amount of confusion about costs in medicine. it should be much more straightforward. If people are unaware what things cost, how will …