Experimental post from my HTC hero.
Monday, December 28, 2009
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This is a duck outside the Anchor Inn in Lantana, FL. Picture taken after dark tonight without the high ISO setting on my camera...I think it was on "twilight portrait" mode...whatever that means...I think it means you need a tripod because the shutter's open for 2 seconds. There are 2 ducks in the picture. It's currently my desktop background. It'll fit 16:9 monitors.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
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Saturday, October 31, 2009
Some people like to have their speedometers in kilometers because the race distances are measured in kilometers. Just watch out before you tell your friends that you went on a ride this weekend and averaged 35mph when you mean 35km/h...it could be an interesting material to make fun of you.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Welch's is also donating a minimum of $100,000 to Feeding America. You can only click once per day (per IP)...it would be kinda cool to make a robot do it for you every day.
Monday, October 26, 2009
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Friday, October 9, 2009
I just got a pair of DeSoto "400 Mile" bike shorts. I don't know when I'll have a chance to take them on a really long ride, but for now I'll be amused with the shape of the chamois. Looks like a cock-n-balls. Wouldn't you agree? Sack, shaft, and head. Giggle.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Next, we went to Valparaiso for lunch. Ate at Maria Elenas. I had lasagna and everyone else had ostrich. Naturally, I had to try the flightless bird. Tasted kind of like beef. It was served like a steak would be. You don't want to cook it much more than medium rare or it will get really tough. It was still a little tough prepared as suggested.
We were going to go to the great lakes shore or something to see sandhill cranes or sand dunes or something. We didn't. We came back home then C, Mr. B., & I went through the woods looking for animal tracks so that we could make plaster casts. We stayed out until dark and got two deer prints and a cool double-raccoon-paw mold. She's got to do those for class.
I'm going to wake up in the morning and get breakfast out, have a tour of the town, then head back to Bloomington to watch a lecture on invasive grass.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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Monday, September 14, 2009
Swim: started way behind schedule. Not good for my hunger. It was getting cold outside the water. The Gulf was pretty warm, though. We swam clockwise and Doug told me later that counter-clockwise would have been much faster due to a rip current. I had some people up in my personal space and gave one person a knee in the side. I stayed pretty well on course.
T1: Everything was soaked...my helmet was half full of water. I didn't wear my sunglasses. Forgot to grab granola bar to eat on bike.
Bike: Ended up taking my gel before the turn around instead of near the finish, like I had planned. At times there were wind gusts that made my bike a little hard to handle with the Blackwell 100mm front wheel. There was an insane head wind going down the bridge over the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway on FL-386 on the way out. I had to downshift on the downhill! I didn't get a very strong climb up that bridge either. The roads were all wet and I was trying not to run anything over. I guess I failed at that...found out at the end of the race that I got a flat tire...on the Blackwell...freaking tubular tires...I don't like 'em. It happened near the end of the bike course. I heard the brakes start to rub the rim and wasn't sure why. Now I know. I rode it in to T2 on a low pressure tire.
T2: yummy wet socks for the run. No visor needed. Still left the sunglasses. and a 10 second mess up: left my race number belt on the ground. Had to turn around halfway through transition to go back and get it! What a rookie mistake!
Run: had to eat granola bar on the run...not as easy as on bike. Ran around 7:11 pace for the first few. Guess I got a little faster after the food kicked in. Nobody passed me, but I didn't feel fast. I ran about 10 seconds faster than last year.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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Friday, August 14, 2009
Ouch. I guess I am out of practice. I really need to make more of an effort to speak it. Writing is even becoming not so easy. ¿Back to Spain? I wish.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I RECOMMEND THAT YOU WATCH THIS DOCUMENTARY. It didn't infuriate me as much as Who Killed the Electric Car, partially because there's not just one concentrated beam of blame. I guess if I had to pin down one person to blame for our current situation it would be GHWB. Actually, when I say current situation I mean the deficit as of mid-2008. The current bailout has put us further in the hole. There's some crazy amount we owe, averaging out to around $184,000 PER AMERICAN!!! There's no way that could be paid back in a generation.
I know that we can inflate away much of our real debt. However, there are problems with inflation too. There are a lot of costs involved in adapting to new price levels. Also inflation punishes the people who have been saving. That seems like a bad way to start building a new culture of fiscal responsibility at the micro level.
Personally, I've thought that running trade deficits was a good thing. We give pieces of paper to other countries and they give us goods and services. I guess that I was right in the short term. It's pretty awesome to get real goods in exchange for nominal money. What I didn't think too much about in the past is how sustainable such behavior is. Since America is a pretty rich country, we can afford to just keep sending out pieces of paper overseas for quite a while before we run out of paper to send. However, once we get to the point where we don't have any more paper, we don't have any more real goods to sell to get more paper, we're SOL. Warren Buffet wrote an article titled Squanderville versus Thriftville. Admittedly, I watched the animated version but it's a nice and simple way to explain why we can't keep doing what we're doing.
Just like watching Kilowatt Ours moved me to start buying renewable energy credits (I get about 450KWh/month from Sterling Planet), this documentary has moved me to contact my elected officials and demand that they take positions to attenuate this pending crisis. I know that my generation is set up to pay into the social security system and not receive nearly that same level of benefits back. In a few decades, we'll be forced to be way more productive or the government will think that it wants to raise the tax rate to pay for even just the service on our debt (although maybe they should take a look at where we are on the Laffer curve first). If you think that our situation is bad, imagine what life will be like for my children and grandchildren. We can't keep spending this much without making enough to cover our standard of living and start paying down what we owe. This is true on a personal level and a national one too.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
I love checking out funny Tshirts on websites. They're normally so expensive, especially after shipping that I never feel willing to shell out the dough for them. Anyway, here's some links to fun T sites, all sure to waste at least a little bit of your time:
Crack Smokin' T Shirts
The Big Rooster
6 Dollar Shirts
Hopefully there's at least one you haven't seen before.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
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Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
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Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Por el título, supongas que voy a recontar algo muy caliente que pasó entre nosotros. Debes conocerme mejor que eso. Sino hablo de un calor que estaba durmiendo en un lugar muy hondo de mi ser. Despertó el calor. Pone un fuego bajo mi corazón y hace que palpita más rápidamente. Este sentido envuelve a mi pecho y a veces me dejan las palabras. Pues ya lo sabes por la manera como escribo ahorita. Lo raro es que no puedo organizar mis sentimientos ni describirlos. Sólo sé que me hace feliz. Vale la pena. Ojalá que podamos juntarnos por un poco de tiempo, por lo menos.
Pienso que la falta de contacto físico va a ser la parte más difícil.
Lo siento, pero tuve que escribir algo. Si lo anterior no tiene sentido o hay castellano equivocado tengo que confesar que tengo sueño. Buenas noches.
Monday, July 6, 2009
You'd better watch out for this biohazard...
I don't know what the top line says. Vstup means enter and I assume zakázán means don't even think about. They were just growing these plants in the ground. How cute to be so scared of GM plants.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
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Monday, June 29, 2009
The way this works is that I give Dan a book. He plugs it into a magic machine and spits out other books that are similar in writing style. The first book is the one that I asked him to plug in. The totaldiff measures how dissimilar any book is to the one that I ask him to plug in. Naturally, the first book should have 0 difference from itself. The lower the totaldiff numbers for the other books, the more like the original book they are.
If you like Tom Robbins's Jitterbug Perfume, then try reading some other books on this list!
author genre title totaldiff
1. Tom Robbins Literary Fiction Jitterbug Perfume 0
2. John Updike Literary Fiction Terrorist .8802958
3. Tom Robbins Literary Fiction Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates 1.097272
4. Gary Shteyngart Fiction Absurdistan: A Novel 1.117625
5. Ian McEwan Fiction Saturday 1.135522
6. Salman Rushdie Literary Fiction The Moor's Last Sigh 1.228756
7. Tom Robbins Literary Fiction Another Roadside Attraction 1.264306
8. Jonathan Raban Fiction Waxwings 1.266642
9. Barbara Chase-Riboud Historical Fiction Hottentot Venus: A Novel 1.310913
10. Herman Melville Fiction Classics Billy Budd, Sailor & Other Stories 1.376428
11. Peter Mayle Literary Fiction A Good Year 1.381948
12. Dean Koontz Suspense The Taking 1.391685
13. Miriam Decosta-Willis Erotica Erotique Noire/Black Erotica 1.409069
14. Dean Koontz Fiction By the Light of the Moon 1.414718
15. Kurt Andersen Fiction Heyday: A Novel 1.429005
16. Diana Gabaldon Fiction The Outlandish Companion 1.436414
17. Peter Mayle Fiction Chasing Cezanne: A Novel 1.452523
18. George MacDonald Fraser Historical Fiction Flashman on the March 1.520791
19. Nancy Reisman Fiction The First Desire 1.540411
20. Frederick Zugibe M.D. True Crime Dissecting Death: Secrets of a Medical Examiner 1.541348
p.s. sorry the columns don't line up quite right.
p.p.s. I just bought Terrorist by John Updike on Half.com and it will be the next book I read.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Pick Your Artist: Something Corporate
Are you male or female: Not what it seems
Describe yourself: Looks Like Chaplin
How do you feel about yourself: Ruthless
Describe where you currently live: I woke up in a car
If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Cavanaugh Park
Your best friends are: Babies of the 80s
Your favorite color is: She paints me blue
You Know: Miss America
What's the weather like: Hurricane
If your life were a TV show, what would it be called? Globes & Maps
What is the best advice you have to give: Fall.
If you could change your name, what would it be: Straw Dog