WTF

A random thought

I might be a computer programmer, but I’m no math whiz. As soon as I hear about a train leaving Chicago at 60MPH and another leaving Detroit at 50MPH, my eyes gloss over.

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It’s a sad day

I am going to have to get used to waking up each morning in a world where Robin Williams is dead and Larry King is still alive. Doesn’t seem right.

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This magically appeared

Like most offices we have a restroom at work. This appeared without prompting or warning next to the soap on the sink  the other day: Yes, it’s a real product. In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s made by the people who make “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter”.  

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Why?

Why are eggs cooked in butter so delicious and yummy, but the same eggs cooked in olive oil are nasty enough to make me want to throw up?

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Am I old or just sensible?

I heard some controversy about Miley Cyrus “twerking” last night on some irrelevant awards show I’ve never seen. I don’t know what twerking is. Do I want to know what it is? Probably not. [Looks up “twerking” on the interwebs. Finds Wikipedia entry.] Yep, I was right. This is not something I needed to know.…

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Word processing and piano superstars

I use Linux at work. The window manager I use has a handy search function. I simply type the name of the program I want to use and a list of matches comes up. My preferred word processor is a part of the Free LibreOffice suite. It’s called “Writer”, so every time I need to…

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Is it wrong…

…that I read this: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/mantis_shrimp and my first thought was to wonder how they’d taste dipped in butter or cocktail sauce? I think I’ve been watching too much Andrew Zimmern.

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Jehova Witnessed what kind of piracy?

Sheri and I are thinking about taking a trip to Singapore some time next year. Since I don’t chew gum, I didn’t think there would be any issues with personal habits. And then I had a memory that alcohol was forbidden there. It’s not that I have to drink while on vacation, but sampling the…

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Color Math

I’ve been doing my own laundry for more than twenty years. I’m pretty good at separating colors and whites, darks and lights, and so on. I do, however, usually wash my socks and underwear together. Despite all this and all the information out there about such things, you’d think I would have realized this before…

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I don’t think this is a coincidence.

This is the Pizza Hut logo: This is the toilet seat cover dispenser in the men’s room at work: I haven’t eaten Pizza Hut food for years. It’s one of the few foods that always messes up my stomach, so I avoid it. I don’t think the similarity in a certain shape is a coincidence.…

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