12/30/07 02:45 - 33ºF - ID#42684
In terms of a yearly retrospective: The way I lived 2007 was, although technically competent, only about 2 alarms in the chili competition that is life.
Allow me to make a comparison to a burrito. I think the best way to eat one is to make it as hot as you can possibly stand for the entire duration of the burrito. You can't necessarily go for the hottest sauce/pepper, because if you overtemp you can't finish. You have to find the proper combination for heat and time.
And thats all that changes or moves anthing, heat and time.
Let 2008 be about the balance. Heat and Time.
can you tell I'm hungry? it's sandwich time
12/16/07 11:31 - 17ºF - ID#42550
I used to think I could do this job standing on my head but lately a lot of its been sitting on my ass.
We haven't had a solid busy week in our area in a while and I think its starting to wear on everyone.
Its probably only wearing on my and now I'm starting to climb the walls.
For a while I was on a big "Your Mom" trip and after a Hall-of-Fame career of impeccably timed material I feel I'm through with the art form. But lately I've had to reap what was sown (sowned, sowed, fuck) and everyone else at work is trying their hand at your mom.
(Goddamn, I can't stop.)
Anyways this was a forced journal, I'm not really feeling it as I sit here in soggy socks & pants from digging my truck out. I was out there for at least an hour and it would have been longer if it wasn't for the kindness of passersby.
The only thing I'm enthusiastic about is the prospect of busting balls at work and spreading some pseudo-misery.
12/04/07 12:26 - 27ºF - ID#42388
the classic AllIWantForChristmasIsMyTwoFrontTeeth:
Paul if this is too much mp3age I'll put it on gather instead.
11/27/07 10:49 - 30ºF - ID#42313
I'm slow tired
I went through Abbey Road and like half the White Album.
In other news, whats up dudes?
11/17/07 11:59 - 32ºF - ID#42182
in (drunken?) memory of teeshirts fallen
rest in peace Strip Mining Prevents Forest Fires!
rest in peache blue shirt that smelled like Florida mangroves even after I washed you 3 tiems!
Truly, you were all beefy-T;s in my heart
11/11/07 10:03 - 45ºF - ID#42085
When I tell people about it their response is usually cool and reserved, like I'm some retarded boy-man who still eats Flintstones vitamins and has velcro shoes and launches model rockets to the detriment of his social standing.
Except for the dudes in my lab, they all think its awesome. We spent a long time looking/geeking-out at the Estes catalog.
We launched the camera rocket a bunch of times. I still haven't gotten the film developed, but I hope at least one picture comes out good.
It is super fun to launch, kind of like throwing rocks into a lake or river.
If you don't understand why its fun to throw(launch) rocks(rockets) in water(air) then maybe we shouldn't hang out.
I ending up buying another one to build, just so I could up my balsa wood & decal cred.
Three stages of raw Made In China power, this bastard goes half a mile - straight up your ASS
10/28/07 11:46 - 42ºF - ID#41851
Ships in a bottle and model making are way out of my patience/attention span. RC stuff is cool too, I even had a business idea based on RC helicopters once, but thats too much money and time.
So I settled on model rocketry.
Its so wholesome and evokes such a naive dorky wonderment that its like being a kid again.
The rocket kits are so sandlot. I remember putting them together as a kid: the balsa wood and glue and putting the body tube in a door frame to get a straight line to put the fins on.
So I walked into a hobby shop yesterday and asked for "the rocket with the camera." Now they have a digital version, but I opted for the film one just to keep the feeling authentic. (The film included had a 'process by' date of 2006)
After the guy got if off the shelf I realized it was a ready-to-fly rocket . On one had that kinda sucks because I wanted to glue it together and put the decals on and stuff, but on the other hand that baby is ready to fly right now. The launcher stand and dorky launcher battery pack were also included.
So basically what I'm saying is that on Monday at high noon, that fucker is flying high. The package says 250 ft high.
Theres a little old abandoned air strip across the street from our facility so I figure we can go over there.
This will be the theme song:
Its possible that none of the pictures come out but it should be fun anyways. I bought extra engines and I'm going to keep launching it until ite breaks.
10/15/07 12:15 - 50ºF - ID#41655
only in America
It felt exceedingly good to run up to the Knife's Edge aka the Hog's Back aka that really big hill up there. I wish there was some more mountainous terrain around here.
found some cans near the car in the woods
The other day I purchased some cereals from Wegmans.
I thought they were just normal shredded wheat knockoffs but they were in fact Maple & Brown Sugar (NaturallyandArtificallyFlavored)
Holy shit they were so mapley they blew my mind. I haven't been able to get enough since.
I'll probably have to stop eating them when I get the diabeetus.
My theory: the extra 0.5oz is super Industrial grade Maple extract. Probably from Canada.
09/24/07 12:14 - 60ºF - ID#41280
vacation in Indian Summer
So the remaining eight days need to be used before the end of the year.
These are on top of the traditional US holidays plus [A] the first day of hunting season in Michigan (17Nov) and [B] a whole stinking week at Christmas-time.
So I took off nearly every other Friday from now to January, plus many of the Thursdays preceding.
Not to get into a work discussion but instead: WOO how does it feel to have so much free time? It feels great.
It feels great cause its pretty goddamn beautiful out and theres a lot of cool stuff to do when you have a lot of time.
Truly autumn is a bejeweled finger on the freak 6-finger hands of the calendar.
ALSO NOTE, DC & NY PEEPS:
So I know a guy who works for Meneral Gotors and he was saying how there is a mini-fleet of 100 or so fuel-cell vehicles that are out in the field right about now.
NY & DC dudes and dudettes alike can supposedly sign up for a 'test drive' at this here page.
I, I mean, my friend doesn't know any details about this dealy, but maybe it would be cool to hear about.
So you should try it out and then write about it.
09/17/07 12:54 - 48ºF - ID#41145
A guy I work with was out a few days last week with kidney stones. This prompted us to to look on Wikipedia (they call it Peteypedia at work because I always use it to settle bets) .
So theres a really ugly picture of a kidney stone on the page but the big thing that got me was they say that you should produce 2 to 2.5 liters of urination a day as an indication of a healthy piss system.
So thats like 70+ fluid ounces or more than a rectangular carton of orange juice a day.
I thought about trying to collect and measure my 'throughput' this weekend but then I realized how fucking stupid that was.
Instead, I'm just going to drink a lot of water and hope for no kidney stones. FOR THE NEXT 30 YEARS
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