Monday, December 29, 2008

Sumocat got a Sumocat...

...decal, that is. Need to think about the best spot for it.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

SketchMap: Costco in Chantilly

Friday, December 26, 2008

Comfortable at the computer

Homer moreso than me.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Pre-Christmas

Spending the evening with many members of Tanya's extended family,
part of which will be spent around this tree. Enjoy the holiday.

Thanks for the wafers, Susan

Thought I blogged this yesterday but didn't see it so here you go now.
Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Going to see Dark Knight on IMAX

On a double date tonight at the Udvar Hazy air & space museum, but
we're not looking at planes -- we've come to see the Bat.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Here I Am: Bertucci's @ Tyson's Corner

Tanya's aunt's family is in town. Staying in a big McMansion for two
weeks so we're helping them live it up with brick oven pizzas.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pandora needs to put me on the payroll

Or at least leave a comment for me. Seriously, you implemented 2 of my
ideas. The least you could do is send me a shout-out. ;)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Inappropriate office party gift

I'm not sure if I should be glad I passed on the office party gift
exchange or upset that I missed the reaction to this gift. I think
better that I skipped and therefore cannot be accused of contributing
a CD with EXPLICIT lyrics and cover art. O_o

Waiting for harm to befall me

Enjoying too much good news and festivity today. Pretty sure something bad must happen to even it out. Hopefully it's just me biting my tongue or falling on my ass.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Here I Am: Booth Feeds

I am at
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.919136,+-77.225955

Booth Feeds carries darn near every type of animal feed you'll need,
including elephant feed.

Here I Am: Crate & Barrel

I am at
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.919136,+-77.225955

Friday, December 12, 2008

Anytown USA... if your town is tiny

Here I Am: between MD and VA

I am at
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.274600,+-77.541847

Here I Am: Dutch Country Farmers Market

I am at
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.111907,+-76.933780

Picked up some goodies, including a bit of poundcake. Will determine
it's quality soon.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bring me the head of Optimus Prime!

Kittens like to break stuff.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Closer shot of iPod vending machine

iPod vending machine at Macy's

First dusting of the season

Friday, December 05, 2008

Monday, December 01, 2008

Define "uh-oh moment"

"When you have the secretary of the treasury and the chairman of the Fed say, 'If we don't act boldly, we could be in a depression greater than the Great Depression,' that's an 'uh-oh' moment," [Bush] said. -- Maybe it's just me, but if I was warned of mass unemployment and povertymy reaction would probably not be the same as when I realize I left my wallet at home. At the very least, I  wouldn't tell everyone my reaction to people losing their jobs was "uh-oh".

In other words...

"I think I was unprepared for war," Bush told ABC News' Charlie Gibson [...] "In other words, I didn't campaign and say, 'Please vote for me, I'll be able to handle an attack,'" he said. "In other words, I didn't anticipate war." -- Yes, he is literally using other words, but technically, "in other words" should preface a clarification or simplification of a preceding statement. In other words, use it to summarize a complex message, not as a crutch while you fumble for words.

Cyber Monday: great deal on high-speed router

I may have to upgrade my router to this Gigabit 802.11n-draft Linksys model from Newegg. Quite a deep discount and no shipping charge. I can figure out how to take advantage of the increased speed later.