serendipitous reflections

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Don't ask me how that got there

This morning I'm walking around the office, standing back where I adjust patients, and I have this weird feeling in my right foot. It felt like I had a big wrinkle in my sock that was rubbing the bottom of my foot raw. After a few patients I had a break and went to my office to fix my sock. When I took my shoe off I felt something inside my sock -- a 1/2 inch shard of plastic poking my foot. I can't figure if it was in there from the wash or if maybe I stepped on something taking out the trash and didn't notice or if gremlins slipped it into my sock when I wasn't watching, but it was just weird to find.


Monday, May 21, 2007

t-shirt for Tiff

I found a good t-shirt for Tiff... Abominable Penguin although I think she'd also like the Chimp My Ride shirt or the Karma shirt. Of course, I also like the Darth Vader Ping Pong shirt, partially because the Storm Trooper is scoring on Vader (and, of course, because they're playing ping pong, and that's just funny in itself).


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Mythbusters air field

Jeni has me addicted to Mythbusters, and sometimes they use an old airport to test some of their myths. I had little downtime and used Google Maps and found the airstrip. Amazing what you can see with the satellite view on those maps.

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Dating myself

Some of the new ladies at work were talking about watching something on VH1, so I chimed in that today is Martha Quinn's birthday. Their response was a bunch of blank stares, like I was speaking in tongues. I started to explain, then decided to just let it go.


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Squirrels beware

Apparently squirrels don't stand much luck around us. It's not like we set out to do them harm, but harm seems to come after them around us. We've claimed two squirrels in our time, the latest was found dead, just simply dead, in our back yard last night. Oddest thing, because you usually associate a dead squirrel with some circumstance -- the wrong power line, a car -- but never really time and natural causes. But sure enough, this one was that way. And of course, the trash men had come earlier that day, so I trekked down to the woods at the end of the street and gave him an appropriate burial.

The other squirrel was an unfortunate grilling incident, which I will argue was just a bad decision by the squirrel and not a case of me not paying attention. 'Nuff said about that one... bad memories.


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

...instead of working

I had a little down time yesterday at work and did some poking around The Fabulist! website. I'd been sent to this site before, but never really spent much time there, but I'm glad I did. There are tons of references to new music, including the occasional mp3 to download. You can also listen to the music on the Hype Machine, which is a pretty good variation of music styles. I also poked around some of the t-shirt sites that were advertising on The Fabulist! site. I thought this Rubik's cube shirt was cool, but really liked the Papa Smurf "Big Papa" shirt. Also, you just can't beat a good pirate t-shirt. And these shirts were just visually different (I like the bird dropping the guy into the pocket). Also, if you are enjoying the music, check out a free download of The Majestic Twelve's entire album, Schizophrenology! (They're apparently not fans of the current political scene...)

And that's how I wasted my time yesterday ... instead of working.

(OK ... truth be told, this took about 5-10 minutes, but it beats shuffling insurance paperwork around.)

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Monday, May 07, 2007

Jack Bauer kill count

Jeni and I were rewatching Day 1 of 24 and were talking about how funny it would be to go back and count how many people Jack Bauer has killed. And then it occurred to me that if I had this thought, someone else has probably made a website and gone to the extreme. And sure enough, here it is ... BauerCount!


Friday, May 04, 2007

Judge sues dry cleaners for $65 million

If there was ever a judge who deserved to be disbarred, it's this guy...