Productive day

After being busy with other things the past couple of months, time for me to start whittling down the list of x-ray equipment I need to get tested by the end of the year. Spend a couple of months doing pretty much nothing except testing, then take the next couple of months to work on other projects. I do this maybe 4 or 5 times throughout the year to break up the monotony of doing all the annual surveys. With all the side projects I keep coming up for me to do, I find this works out better for me instead of spacing out all the testing evenly through the year. The breaks between equipment testing give me some time to work on projects and research. Makes getting back to testing easier too, after taking a break.

Stick figures

Go check out the Stick Figure Death Theatre site. There are some hilariously funny animations of stick figures getting disposed of in all sorts of ways. Some are Flash movies, others are animated GIFs. Some are a riot to watch, others are rather cheesy. But all in all, it’s an amusing place to check out if you have time to kill.

How Old is Your Inner Child?

My inner child is ten years old today

My inner child is ten years old!

The adult world is pretty irrelevant to me. Whether
I’m off on my bicycle (or pony) exploring, lost
in a good book, or giggling with my best
friend, I live in a world apart, one full of
adventure and wonder and other stuff adults
don’t understand.

How Old is Your Inner Child?
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My wife is always complaining that I do silly things and never act my age. 🙂
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Observations of drivers

Ok, show of hands, who really likes driving?
Me, I hate driving. Especially city driving. Well, at the very least, it’s not very high on my list of preferred activities.
Why is it that some people turn into ignorant inconsiderate boobs when the seal themselves into their cars/SUVs/trucks?
After driving around here for a while, I’ve decided that while the roads are decidedly better than they were in Detroit, the drivers are not.
A few things I’ve observed in my four years of driving around here. Some of these are probably not unique to here, but I’ve noticed them more than other places.
1. Most people don’t use turn signals. Apparently, this area has a large population of people who become telepathic once they get into their cars. So instead of using turn signals, they just transmit their thoughts to other drivers around them. Or else they think everyone else becomes telepathic in their cars, and should be able to read their mind to find out when they’re turning.

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Lazy Sundays, Rainy Sundays

Spent a lazy sunday afternoon watching another one of my favourite Audrey Hepburn movies, Roman Holiday. I like these lazy afternoons. I’ve got an Excel programming project I really should be working on, but nothing beats a good Audrey Hepburn movie.
It’s been a pretty rainy weekend, because of Tropical Depression Henri. But at least it’s been nice and relatively cool. In a few more days, we’ll see what Hurricane Irene has in store for the area.