Tag: general

  • eunuchs

    Today on my way to work I saw a late-model Thunderbird convertible. Nice looking car. Its license plate said VIKING. My brain had to go and spoil it by imagining the guy has a friend with a Jaguar convertible and a license plate that reads EMACSKING.

  • lather, rinse, repeat

    I have sleep apnea. It’s never been officially diagnosed, but my wife knows all about it and tells me so. At one point, I dealt with this problem by tying a tennis ball into the rear of a sleeveless t-shirt. This makes it very uncomfortable to sleep on my back, which is the only time…

  • why don’t we fry them up now and serve them with chips

    Today is Ben’s first day of kindergarten. This will be the first time he’s been in close proximity with so many kids at the same time. It is also the first time he will be spending any significant amount of time away from everyone in his immediate family. I’m sure that every parent has trepidations…

  • repeat the ultimatum in an even firmer voice and add the words “or else”

    Yesterday my wife bought both a Will Ferrell movie and a Jack Black movie. Is the ice spreading beyond the ninth circle?

  • other than that, mrs. lincoln, how was the play?

    Two fortune cookies, smith’s chinese: Opportunity awaits you next Monday. On Friday your creative side will shine forth with exceptional ideas.

  • double hi brand

    Fortune cookie today from smith’s chinese: The best way to get rid of an enemy is to make him a friend.

  • the microwave cordon bleu hobby kit

    Fortune cookies today, smith’s chinese: Your investments of time now will lead to success later. Be generous and the favor will be returned within the week.

  • carmen san diego was hiding in Arches

    The picture in my last post was taken in Arches National Park, on the trail to Delicate Arch. Round trip, that’s a three mile hike, and with my body so far out of shape, I’m surprised I could do it. Everybody except Kathy and the two youngest kids made it to the arch. Kathy took…

  • want to go back to sleep

    It’s a tired morning. I stayed up late watching disc 1 from season 1 of My Name is Earl. I don’t think my wife agrees with me, but I find this to be a very funny show, and I would like to rent the rest of the season. Initially, our daughter who has school obligations…

  • camp on, camp off

    It’s been quite an adventure getting to our first campout of the year, which kicks off May 12th and goes about 10 days. I picked up our trailer from the dealer yesterday. Most of it was warranty work, but I did have them do a few things that don’t fall under that, so it cost…

  • trailer update

    About two weeks ago, I dropped our trailer off at the dealership so they could finish all the warranty work and take care of a few things we wanted done outside warranty. When I dropped it off, I walked around making sure I had gotten everything undone. On the way home, I stopped at Walmart…

  • sensory input

    I read a thought provoking article recently. I would love to have the belt described on the first page of the article, which uses a series of cellphone vibrator motors situated around the belt, with one always vibrating – whichever one points North. Of course, I’d want a refined consumer version – one that can…

  • oh, i think you do, trebek

    SIX fortune cookies. Another new girl at the Smith’s chinese counter. I got to pay 50 cents for these, though. Now is the time to call loved ones at a distance. Share your news. You will bring sunshine into someone’s life. A friend or partner will soon be calling on you for help. You will…

  • fastest knobs in the west

    It’s only 3 months late… Debian 4.0 released today

  • a new plunge

    The realities of software packaging have bumped up against my ideals. I will be installing CentOS 4.4 on a machine at work because OpenNMS is very slow to release Debian packages of new versions.

  • what’s that flower you have on

    Yesterday was a beautiful spring day. Just after you turn north at Knudsen’s Corner on I-215, there’s a spot where the northbound lanes are some 20-30 feet higher than the southbound lanes. In good weather, you get a breathtaking view of the valley, especially if you’re in a tall vehicle and can easily see over…

  • a long wok off a short pier

    We had dinner at Wok King tonight. Fortune cookies all around. Three of them made their way into my hands: Me: Rely on your own good judgement to lead you to success. Kathy: You have a potential urge and the ability for accomplishment. Ben: Now is the time to go ahead and pursue that love…

  • lemonade with no trailer connection

    Late one summer morning a couple of years ago, we drove to a family party. On the way, we passed a lemonade stand in our neighborhood. The pair of preteen girls running it looked bored out of their minds. Later that day, when it was a whole lot warmer, we passed the same lemonade stand.…

  • for toon

    two fortune cookies. two days ago. two item combo from Smith’s on 8th and 9th. Creating is the greatest proof of being alive. Your dreams are never silly; depend on them to guide you.

  • jasmine

    A fortune cookie from the Jasmine China Bistro and Sushi Bar: You will inherit an unexpected sum of money within the year. This is particularly interesting when taken in context with the one my wife got: Do not overspend at the moment. Frugality is important.