Thursday, August 24, 2006

An observation

Has it become a cultural shorthand for "monster" if we refer to someone by their full name including their middle name. John Mark Karr seems to be the latest example of this. I'm not saying that everybody who uses their middle name is a monster, but has the media picked this up as a way to trigger the "monster" reaction in our minds? If So, I have two more names for you:
Billy Ray Cyrus
George Dubyuh Bush

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

A Dirty Shame

So, this afternoon was spent waiting on two repair people. Both of them were disappointments. The first because he turned down the work. He turned the work down for two reasons. First because my house is too far out of his district. The second because the work was three stories up in the air and he wasn't insured that far up. Both of them were reasonable excuses and he was nice enough to suggest some other people that would be better equipped to take on the work. They will undoubtedly be vastly more expensive, but what's a guy to do. The second workman called an hour before he was to show up to tell me that he couldn't make it because he was too busy at another site. He was nice enough to call, but I'd already left work and hung around home to meet him. I'm only pissed a little bit. I used the afternoon to catch up on some work and a few movies. I finished watching "A Dirty Shame" and I'm still in the process of watching "The English Patient". The first was passable and the second has been fascinating so far. While doing that I've managed to get some work done. Some might say, "How can you get away with leaving work early so often?" I'd counter by saying that I already work more than 40 hours a week, so I feel at liberty to not always spend time in the office. Is that bad? Too bad.

Recently at work I've had to pick up some new technologies lately. The first is Visual Studio. I've got friends that use this tool on a day to day basis, and swear by it. I find it to be clunky and cumbersome in comparison to the corresponding Java based tools. This is of course of no consequence, but I wanted to take the chance to bitch.

It's 12:34 again

I know I've talked about this before, and I will talk about it again. 12:34 is the time that I get back to my car after having lunch with a beautiful girl. It is also the time that I get a text message from the same girl telling me good night. I love 12:34.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Two things that make me happy

Two little things that make me happy.

First and foremost, I am an uncle again. Zakk just called and told me that I now have two nieces. The first is of course Abby and the newest is Charlotte Louise. Charlotte or "Little C" as I will be calling her is 20 inches long and 7 pounds and 6/10ths of an ounce. I will post pictures as soon as I have some.

The second thing that makes me happy is this clip. It of course pales in comparison to the news of my niece's birth, but I'm smiling anyway.