Feb 26, 2008

Boris the Spider

Is my new favorite song. Robyn and I heard it yesterday as we were driving to the Greatest Store Evar! Second best store for Groceries. Here it is!

Feb 20, 2008

I sometimes wish...

That I had been born in the heyday of Command line, Terminal computing.  I find myself a little more at home there.  I do like my GUIs, don't get me wrong, but there's something about checking arp tables, restarting services, or installing things from the command line that I just love.

It could be that every time I do it...people think I'm a magician.  "Whoa, how'd you do that?!!!" Me: "I just did, that's how!"

That, or if I could have been around during the Age of exploration.  Knowing that I was one of the first people to see new lands (well, at least by non-indigenous people) would have been awesome.

Yeah, that or the Future.  I mean, Captain Picard is just a kick ass guy!  Maybe I could freeze myself and wake up in the 24th Century.  Maybe I could give Wesley some pointers...

Did anyone ever talk to him?  All I can ever remember anyone saying to him is "Shut up Wesley!"

Feb 14, 2008


Went to Wegman's last night to do the weekly shopping. Since we do most of our shopping at the Greenstar Co-Op, it was pretty light night. We also had dinner there, since Mondays the fridge looks more like a vast wasteland than the cornucopia it is during the rest of the week. Since we only had a few items, we decided to use the express lanes for quickness. We found one lane empty and began to place our less than ten items on the belt. The cashier looked...about 12, which means she is probably 16 or 22.

I'm fishing in my pocket for the Money. The total comes to $15.21. I handed the nice lady a Twenty. As she is about to close the register I pull out the required change and say "I actually have the 21 cents." I was expecting a reply along the lines of "Ok, not a problem" or "I hate having tons of change too...here's a five spot."

Did I get that? No. The next sentence that was uddered quite frankly scared me.

"umm...I don't know how to do that..."

What? You don't know how to do simple addition? Isn't that required? When I worked at Friendly's eons ago, I had to pass a simple math Test before I could work the register. Nothing outrageous. Just simple addition and subtraction.

The bill is $22.37. What is the change from $30? From $40?

Have things gotten that bad that people can't do simple math problems without consulting a calculator or pen and paper Cell phone?

Ok, I'm off to consult my PDA for my current schedule.

How can you not love this??

Happy Valentine's Day!

Awesome.  It made me laugh.  Hopefully you'll laugh too.