Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

Finland, here I come…


I booked my flight to Finland for this summer. I'm looking forward to it!




I am going to lose at least five more pounds before the end of June.

Who are the ad wizards who came up with that one?!


Wow. Hasbro has created the Oozinator, a water gun that shoots white milky gobs of ooze. My first thought is how did this make it past the managers, board of directors, QA, focus groups, and lawyers? But then again, I am not a toy manufacturer. Maybe there will be a huge market for this toy.

You just need to watch the video to see what I am talking about. Or you can purchase one for yourself.

P.S. Bonus points if you can tell me where my post title is from (without using Google)

Nyquil is my new best friend


I will know that I am over my cold when my ears unplug themselves.  Maybe that will happen tomorrow? *fingers crossed*



Like approximately 123.5% of the world population I also made a New Year's resolution to lose weight.

I started the Atkins diet sometime in January. Since starting my diet I have lost 20 pounds.

I checked today and my current BMI of 23.6 is now in the "normal" range. w00t!

Laptops at 41,000 feet


So this is my first flight in years with a laptop.

I am sitting here on the plane writing my blog entry. If I had more e-mails to respond to I would, but as I am flying down to meet my new co-workers I don’t really have many messages in my inbox yet. No big grandiose proclamations or insights.

I just wanted to write a post from 41,000 feet.

Leather Belt


I bought a new leather belt last night. Since the belt is new it squeaks when I move around. I keep thinking that Trinity from The Matrix movie is trying to sneak up behind me.

I hope the belt breaks itself in soon. I can’t stand the suspense.

Home Improvements


Today I replaced the broken garbage disposal at my place. My roommate Bill offered to pay for it so I only had to donate my time. I think it was a fair trade and he seems to agree.

My day job is mostly mental so getting out real tools (cue Tim Allen, “Argh argh argh”) and making a mess of things can be therapeutic. It is also nice to work on a project that I can start and finish in the same day.