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    20 Years in a Row!


    2012 - 06.18

    I’ve got a good friend who no longer lives in the area and I haven’t seen her in a while.  Today is her birthday, and if I’ve done the math correctly this is 20 years in a row that I’ve wished her happy birthday on her birthday.  Sometimes it’s the little things that matter.

    Now in truth I could be wrong, it might be 21 years or maybe only 19… but we’ll go with the round number, because we all lie at least to ourselves about our ages.  Myself I always need to double and triple check the math whenever I try to remember how old I am, because the answer I get doesn’t match how old I seem to think I am.

    Teabagged?


    2012 - 06.07

    This was one of those hazing rituals that I never went through myself, until now.  I don’t really see what the deal is.  If I understand it correctly, most people don’t even get teeth removed before hand.  Sure a teabag in your mouth isn’t perhaps the best flavour, but there are worse options.

    I think I’ve now gone through 8 tea bags after the wisdom tooth extraction, which they recommend you use instead of gauze to aid in the formation of blood clots and healing in general.  At except for the one that I apparently chewed on too much, or was otherwise defective it went well.  Unfortunately that one kind of exploded in my mouth, very unpleasant, much spitting ensued.  Unfortunately it happened while I was still forbidden from actually rinsing my mouth out.

    I suppose your milage may vary, but really I don’t see what the big deal is.

    “Waiting Sucks”, True Blood Season 5


    2012 - 06.06

    Just a reminder that True Blood season 5 starts on June 10th, so you have very little time to catch up, order HBO or find a friend who will let you visit them every Sunday night for 12 weeks…

    We are currently accepting applications…

    Now this is just cool: QR “Art”?


    2012 - 06.03

    I think I found this one because of a tweet, but it could have been Facebook.  Regardless I thought these were kinda cool, and if nothing else some interesting out of the box thinking.

    In Seoul, retailer uses 3D QR codes and the sun to deliver discounts only during its quiet times

    You can read the article for more details, but essentially it’s a combination sundial, modern art, QR code.

    I’m actually most impressed by the fact that it only works for an hour a day.  I suppose though that might not have been the hard part, not knowing enough about how sensitive QR codes are and such, it seems impressive, but it might have been harder to make a sculpture that worked for a longer period of time.  When you don’t know enough about something, you don’t know if it’s actually hard, or just seems like it should have been.

    Regardless it’s kinda neat.

     

    Wisdom-less soon…


    2012 - 05.25

    Went to the dentist yesterday, and everything was good.  So instead of resting on their laurels they decided that it was time to send me to get my wisdom teeth removed.  I’ve got 3 left, so first thing Monday morning they’ll be yanking my brain out through my mouth because it’s all connected to my teeth, or something like that.

    Disposable Clothing on the way?


    2012 - 05.24

    I was reading this article today about the fees that some airlines are charging for checked bags, or in some cases carry-ons.

    It’s not like I’m a frequent flyer or anything, but as these fees continue to rise it does open up some other possibilities.  It’s not uncommon in some science fiction stories to feature disposable clothing, or paper clothing.

    As far as I know no one is currently serving this market, or otherwise renting clothing or anything like that.  Now the baggage fees aren’t probably quite to the point that people would seriously consider it, but still it looks as though we might get there sooner rather than later.

    Might serve as writing prompt for someone who’s writing something in a near future era…

    Cancelled


    2012 - 05.16

    Lots of shows that one or both of us watched at various times this year have been cancelled, although on rare occasions those decisions are reversed, it doesn’t seem likely in these cases.  Maybe next year we’ll do a better job of ignoring the new shows and watch less television…

    Here’s a list of some of the shows:

    • Unforgettable
    • NYC 22
    • A Gifted Man
    • Missing
    • Prime Suspect
    • The Firm
    • Awake
    • Harry’s Law
    • Terra Nova
    • Alcatraz
    • The Finder
    • The Secret Circle
    • Ringer

    Of those I think the one’s we’d ask to have saved if we could would be: Awake, Terra Nova, Alcatraz and The Finder.  Karin would likely observe that it’s no surprise that Fox cancelled shows she liked…

    That’s why we have Canada


    2012 - 03.25

    I don’t want to live in a country where no one ever says anything that offends anyone, that’s why we have Canada.” – Bill Maher

    Made me laugh.  Which he then followed up with a bit about Mitt Romney being the “least interesting man in the world” a counterpoint to Dos Equis advertising campaign featuring “the most interesting man in the world”.  The quote is at about the 2:12 mark of the video:

    Word of the Day


    2012 - 02.21

    One of the items that we received for Christmas this year was a Word of the Day 2012 Desk Calendar (this year featuring 366 words).  Since I just opened it today, we’re a little behind.  So I’m going to highlight some of the words which have already appeared on noteworthy dates:

    Jan 1: autodidact

    Jan 2: inchoate

    Jan 3: fop (totally inappropriate choice for this day)

    Jan 7: evanescent

    Jan 26: lapideous

    Feb 1: balustrade

    Feb 14: bevy

    Feb 18: carnivorous

    Feb 21: felicity

    All links above are to dictionary.com.  Since it’s open now, you may see further references to the calendar…

    Grocery Shopping


    2012 - 02.19
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    Grocery Shopping, a set by Random Synapses on Flickr.

    We did some Grocery Shopping at Save-On-Foods a couple of days ago, here are some pictures (by Karin) of some of the assorted “unusual meats” that they had in their freezer section.