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Blah for 2005.11


The most important thing to remember at Thanksgiving is to pace yourself.

Unfortunately, I did not remember this during appetizers and didn’t have enough room left over for extra helpings at dinner. Oh well, at least there’s more leftovers.


This morning I had a dream that my alarm clock had a login, and that I didn’t have permissions to hit snooze or turn it off. (Actually, it didn’t really have a login since permissions for it were handled under Windows Authentication.)

... I’m definately looking forward to having this Thursday and Friday off of work.


Very funny: The 50 Most Embarrassing Ways to Die. One of my favorites:

Getting shot by someone in the A-Team: These guys couldn’t hit a goddamn thing. They’d hang out the back of that sweet van and unload thousands of rounds without ever hitting anyone. If that is any representation of the ability of our armed forces in Vietnam, it is no wonder we lost. If you get shot by Hannibal, Face, Murdock, or BA, you are either extremely unlucky or the fattest evil henchmen who ever lived. In any case, we can be certain that the “A” does not stand for “Aim”.


Our hope is that we’ll live long enough to reach the point where medical technology can grant us immortality, but that we’ll still be young enough at the time to enjoy youthful immortality and not nursing-home immortality.


Bad joke overheard: The best way to clear a minefield is to build a school next to it.


What are we doing with all this water?
What water?
The water we filled in the bathtub for the hurricane.
Um... make a koi pond?


Aftermath (noun):
The period of time after a devastating event, such as a hurricane, where daily activities continue to greatly suffer as civic utilities, such as water and electricity, are slowly brought back online in pockets at a time.
Example: You can return to work because the company brought in generators and gas to power computers, lights, and phones (but not air conditioning); but everyone must return to the one building with the generators and be cramped into hot conference rooms or any other flat surface to work.
Example: You can return to work because power has been restored to the building, but water and sewage has not so you cannot use the bathrooms nor have anything to drink.
Example: You can return to work as all systems are working there, but not all traffic intersections between home and work have had power restored so getting to and from work (especially with a time change which brings night an hour earlier during rush hour) takes three times as long and can be an exercise in survival.