Archive for March, 2010

so, what are they trying to say here?

30 Mar

/totally jerkin!

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Cause good ole days weren’t always good, and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems

29 Mar

Like most road Mondays, I had lunch with the usual pack of travelling co-workers on the way to the office. As we often do, we talked about our project, and how our agency can’t be as efficient as private industry can be at doing certain things, because we have to account for regulations that they […]

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If I make it to 70…

26 Mar

…I hope I look half as good and have half as much apparent energy, chutzpah, and, uh, gonads as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Who am I kidding, she’s probably in better shape than I am right now. I suspect she has a portrait of an old crumbling zombie wearing a tasteful pantsuit hidden in her […]

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I maybe need to get out more

26 Mar

Currently on my mp3 player are a couple of CDs by the now-defunct band Innocent Nixon, who I saw play once upon a time at a now defunct bar in downtown Richmond. One of their tunes is called “Big Big Ugly.” Whenever I hear it, my mind leaps immediately to alien epithets for humans in […]

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friday random ten: “you’d think they’d want to take my money edition”

26 Mar

Funny thing about private independent businesspeople offering a service to the public; you’d think they’d be eager to exchange their efforts for my shiny gold rocks. You don’t make money if you never bother responding to a request for quote. Oh well….maybe ♪Tomorrow Tomorrow♪ etc…. “Kamera” – Wilco “Sitting Still” – R.E.M. “Living” – Julie […]

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I am always a day late – Ada Lovelace Day

25 Mar

As I was distracted all day yesterday by work, potty training, and, uh…Final Fantasy XIII, I completely forgot to make mention of a terribly important and worthy observance, that of Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating the achievements of women in technology and science. Ada Lovelace is widely considered the world’s first computer programmer, based on her […]

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I’ve designated this the quote of the day

23 Mar

…I like paying taxes, with them I buy civilization. Words of wisdom from Surpreme Court Justice (and wearer of a truly fine and impressive moustache) Oliver Wendell Holmes. Think about it, won’t you?

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taking a level in nerd

22 Mar

A few weeks ago, I was surprised to find a moderate performance/bonus award in my pay. In addition to paying a couple of the few remaining bills I have, and taking care of a few necessities, i bought myself a present: Yep, that’s the original art for page 22 of Marvel’s She Hulk #16, signed […]

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I think I’ve already titled a post “this is why”

22 Mar

…but this is as good an explanation as any for why I self-identify as a Democrat rather than something else: Sayeth President Obama as he worked to corral House Democrats to support the health care reform bill: …Something inspired you to get involved, and something inspired you to be a Democrat instead of running as […]

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“this is what change looks like”

22 Mar

That was the pull quote from the President’s message a little after midnight, after the House passed the health care reform bill. This business isn’t quite over yet; the Senate has to pass another piece of fix-it legislation, though (knock on whatever hard surface you have on hand) it doesn’t appear there’ll be a serious […]

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