Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Personal Space

Everyone's personal space is a little different don't you think? A lot of it has to do with culture, but at some point it comes down to what each individual is comfortable with. Some people need a few feet around them, others don't break a sweat when people encroach their space to less than a foot. Yet some, like these guys, take it to the extreme.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Does $50 = $55.71? Only in the world of FAIL!

Uh, what? Someone hasn't figured out the math yet. Maybe Target dollars are worth more.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Desde la patria

Mi amigo Mac visito a mi patria nativa hace un mes. Hoy nos llego la tarjeta postal que nos mando el 7 de Mayo desde Merida, Yucatan. Ha de ser un nuevo record. Solo se tardo un mes (31 dias en este caso) en llegar. Que bueno que no me mando algo con fecha de caducidad. :)

Mac, gracias por la tarjeta.

10K = 6.2 miles

Tara ran the 10K this morning. Check out her musings about the race here.

Mowing the lawn

Uh...I have a lawn I have to mow. Do you? It's rained often this spring and the lawn has been growing like crazy. I also have neighbors that seem to enjoy mowing their lawns. They do it way too often in my opinion. That makes it so I have to mow mine more often than I would like lest they start thinking about reporting me to the HOA.

Anyway, today's mow wasn't too bad as far as grass clipped goes. I only collected 1 1/2 bags of grass. A couple of weeks ago I had 5. However, this mow did drain what little energy I have to being with due to the humidity. I was sweating so bad that I looked like I had jumped in a pool, and that was just trying to start the mower.

So I took a nap. Did you have a nap today?

Friday, June 06, 2008

New office furniture

I didn't want to go back to the dungeon, so I decided I'd need to get some desks for the current office, formerly known as the dining room. I found a great deal on some decent looking office furniture. Here are some pictures.

The Credenza

The Desk

The lateral file

Odds are this is the only time the tops of each will be this clean. In a few weeks I'm sure my paper sprawl will have overtaken the tops.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

An old favorite.

Fox Spotting

Mr. Fox was just spotted in the back yard. When he realized he was being watched, he decided to show off a bit. He got a bit of a run and jumped right over the fence. Show off!

I wonder if I can do that...

All you social bugs...here's what not to do.

Are you on facebook? Yelp? Were you lazy enough in your quest for friends that you let the site find them for you by scanning your email address book? I hope not. Here's an excellent explanation of why you shouldn't allow this. Please read http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001128.html. If you haven't allowed it, good for you! If you have...please change your password and security questions.

That is all.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Turtle Time

Big J and I went on a bike ride early this morning. There is a nice paved bike trail at the edge of the neighborhood that goes on for miles. Today's ride was probably 8 miles round trip. On the way back we saw a couple of turtles along the trail. Big J decided to pose with them. The first one was HUGE! I spotted it walking along the trail and we were still about 40 yards away riding towards it. I wasn't sure what it was at first until we got closer, but as you can see from the picture, it's a big one. The thing is so big you'd think it was a lawn ornament.

The second turtle we saw was close to where we were going to get off the trail. This one was a more normal size turtle. It was standing in the middle of the trail taking in some sun. The turtle decided to hide in its shell when it saw me stop next to it. Big J rode right by it and didn't see it. I had to call him back. This time he decided to pick it up and pose with it since it was a smaller turtle. That's the front of the turtle. He's a shy guy is all.

The bike ride was fun. The trail was a bit wet in areas and Big J managed to wipe out three times. Luckily he wasn't going too fast either of those times and didn't get hurt. The third wipeout did look bad but he turned out to be ok. He misjudged a turn and went off the paved trail edge causing his bike to slip from under him and slam him onto the trail. He made up for the wipeout by riding through the puddles as fast as he could. He came home with a muddy stripe along the back of his shirt.