Tuesday, July 31, 2007


so ... pissed ... can't .... stop ... shaking

Today was the day most of us Ph.D. students expected to get raises.

I didn't happen. It happened this time last year.

Now they say it might be Jan 2008.

Where are my anxiety drugs?

Monday, July 30, 2007



Due to a RAID array failure, there appears to be a total loss of the Soccer/CS website and blog.

Those of us here at My Shit hope to see it rebuilt faster, better, and of course, with different hosting.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


I don't get it.

If the "drought" in the ATL continues, we're going to need flood walls.

Monday, July 23, 2007


I need a t-shirt that says:

I think turbos are hot.

(it's a joke ... get it?)

Thursday, July 19, 2007


A morning in the life:

1. Wake up feeling like crud from a terrible nights sleep.
2. Decide to go to the grocery to get bacon for "breakfast" (I'm a Ph.D. student - morning happens around 11am).
3. Go out to the nearly 40 year old truck, turn the key, click. Battery is dead. Can't take my 21 year old car because it is at the shop having the A/C worked on. The 21 year old car also has the jumper cables.
4. Realize the brake lights must have been on all night. Need to fix the brake light switch.
5. Pop the tops off the battery and fill the cells with water knowing this rarely ever does any good.
6. Turn key only to confirm that adding water to the cells rarely does any good.
7. Remember there is a Batteries+ store about a half a mile from the house.
8. Start walking.
9. Walk into the Batteries+ store to find a fine young African American individual with grills threatening the life of the store manager over a battery.
10. Realize there are things about the ATL I will never get used to or particularly like.
11. Give the details of the truck to the Asian kid working the counter who has never heard of a 1968 Dodge D100 Sweptline pickup truck.
12. Help the Asian kid behind the counter pick out a "close enough" vehicle and go find the battery.
13. Pay about $20 more for a battery than I think I should, but since the store is a half a mile from the house, who am I to argue?
14. Walk a half a mile home with a battery that seems to get progressively heavier (stupid variable gravity).
15. Install battery.
16. Start truck.
17. Load old battery into back of truck and drive to Batteries+.
18. Feel happy to see that the fine African American gentleman with grills has not yet followed up on his threats, everyone is alive, and I give the Asian kid my old battery.
19. About an hour after my intended start, drive to the grocery, buy food, drive home.
20. On the way home have some dudes in a Ford pickup honk and give me the thumbs up. I like people that like old cars and trucks. And it makes about the last hours worth of tribulation drift away.
21. Come home, start cooking, remember to go check the brake lights on the truck (they were still on), and decide to write a post.
22. Eat breakfast.

Thursday, July 12, 2007



I asked Alex to marry me. She said "sure." Check out all the details on her blog.


F1? What are you thinking

A report out today in USA Today says F1 and Indy cannot come to a deal and F1 will not be back in the states (at least Indy) for 2008. Stupid stupid stupid stupid ....

Friday, July 06, 2007


"My Fingers Hurt"

I decided it would be a good idea to split the wood from our tree by hand rather than using a hydraulic splitter. I certainly need the workout, and it is cheaper. I split for a few hours on Wednesday and my hands still hurt.



Tuesday, July 03, 2007



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