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By gzt (Tue Oct 13, 2009 at 10:38:11 AM EST) gzt, thrice, california, crowns, dmv, postal service, pizza, pushups (all tags)
I've been poking through R's books. I've also been burning CDs onto my computer. Mine at the moment, but I'll dig into hers. I glanced in one of her boxes and it seemed like she had a lot of Thrice. ? I picked up and started reading Troilus and Criseyde (translated). I've actually read Shakespeare's play, but that was long ago. I got it at a library booksale for like a quarter. It was in terrible condition, so I think I got rid of it afterwards.


I have been urged to just get some damn Drano and fix the shower drain. It's slow and poking around didn't turn up any clogs, so it's deeper down. I had concerns about the environment, but the environmentalist of the bunch said to just get some damn Drano. Still, I'm open to alternatives. Lye, you know, is dangerous stuff.

Finished off the stupid little project that would show nothing. I delayed working on it because, it it sort of looked like it wouldn't show nothing at first, it would take a lot of work to show nothing. It showed nothing resoundingly on the first shot. The standardized regression coefficient was -0.004. ie 0. I then looked at the correlation matrix for all the variables, the ones we were thinking about investigating were all thoroughly uncorrelated. Nothing over 0.04. So, gosh, that only took like half an hour.

I got teh internets working at home. The AT&T guy came and turned on the phones and such and teh internets began working quite quickly.

Let me just say that we have some rather excellent friends. And we're getting married in like 5 days and these excellent friends are being most excellent.

I watched The Office last night. Good times. I also watched some Blackadder.

I feel like I've gotten three colds in a row or something. I had a cold like a couple weeks ago, then it seemed to morph into a mild sinus infection, and now it's presenting with an entirely different set of symptoms: possibly a different sickness. Nothing too bad. Just annoying. Triggers my asthma. Stress is making me weak.

I got my parallettes out. I'm going to work up to a handstand pushup. Just you watch. My press isn't strong enough yet and I'm not good enough with handstands. I'll put my feet up on the fireplace mantle or something. Progression is done by increasing height of feet, changing volume, etc. This is only until I get back into the gym with regularity.

I don't like those pizzas that are like thin crust with a half-dozen toppings that exude liquids. Like, most places around here have a "deluxe" that is chunky sausage, green pepper, onion, mushrooms, and maybe another couple ingredients. And they cut it into squares. It turns into a square of soggy crust, a layer of toppings wanting to fall off, and a layer of cheese wanting to slide off. I'm more of a pizza minimalist. Things can usually be done in two toppings, and if you have more, they should be low-profile toppings. I don't want a big footprint in the pizza. On the so-called "stuffed" Chicago-style pizzas, large amounts of bulky toppings are not so problematic in terms of footprint, but become difficult when you consider the fluids released. A so-called "deluxe" would simply be a soggy mess in this scenario.

I need to give the mattress place a call, see if they have any more granularity to their delivery schedule than just "Thursday". We're busy people. If they don't, I can take morning and I will see if R can take afternoon. I can't take the whole day, I want to save some vacation time and I don't want to have to have everything that needs doing done by tomorrow.

I'm having trouble with my mail. I'll call my old place, see if they have it. Specifically, I am having trouble with my car registration. I sent a note to the DMV following up on this. And I ordered some fine linen handkerchiefs. The postal service has a truly funky message on the package confirmation and it hasn't been updated since October 8th. ... Whatte the swyve.

Crowns place: I have no idea when they plan on getting this stuff to us. They still haven't charged my credit card, so that doesn't inspire confidence. 5 days, dudes. And since they're in California, I have to wait for them to open.

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Draino by lm (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Oct 13, 2009 at 07:38:13 PM EST
The problem with Draino is that it probably won't fix the problem and leave caustic chemicals in the drain for the plumber to deal with.

Do you have a snake?


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You know what, I'll get one. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Oct 14, 2009 at 09:10:45 AM EST
They're just like $20 and terribly useful. I mean, a bottle of drano or whatever is like $5. It pays for itself.

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Get one with a shielded tube by lm (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Oct 14, 2009 at 05:03:33 PM EST
Then it can also be used on a toilet if need be without scratching the snot out of the porcelain.

A snake is probably the one specialty tool that I've used most often. They are pretty amazing. The only two times that come to mind when they've failed me are a case of roots when the local plumber's power snake failed and they referred me to the big boys and when my wife and her friend dumped a pan of melted wax down the kitchen sink and it hardened in the trap.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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