Monthly archives: October, 2009

My iPod, and an app question

My first purchase as an Apple employee was an iPod touch. A 32GB one to be exact. I am beyond happy with it. Not only does it make sitting on the train much easier, it’s really helping me out at work. No really! I constantly use the calculator, and I jot down various notes that …

MS stuff

I’m happy to report that I am doing quite well at work. It wasn’t obvious that I’d be able to do it at all really, but everything has been fine. As a matter of fact, I have gotten to the point where I am hardly sitting down at all during the course of my day. …

Economics vs politics

I recently caught up with a friend of mine that I had originally met in Yemen. She’s the rare breed of person that really enjoys my econ writings and she’s encouraging me to keep at it. She’s also encouraging me to apply to the State department, but more on that later… Here’s the thing, I …

Food!

All I had left in my larder was saltines and salad dressing, so food shopping was in my future. The problem was that I was also ravenously hungry and nothing spells a really expensive trip than going food shopping on an empty stomach, so I decided to check out some of the local restaurants. Purely …

More insurance BS

I informed my insurance company of my new address. I didn’t expect any problems, I stayed inside the state after all. Well, today I got a letter informing me that I have moved outside of their coverage area. What is their coverage area? According to the letter they sent me, it is, “… (the state …

I don’t read fiction… um… well…

For the longest time, I’ve been telling people that I’ve essentially given up on fiction. And it’s mostly true, the vast majority of movies do not interest me in the slightest, and the idea of picking up a novel rarely seems like a worthwhile thing. It has been nonfiction for me for quite a while. …