Still reading The Virgin in the Garden. Still quite interesting.
I like passiveaggressivenotes.com .
Listening to The Rolling Stones these days.
Watched some Futurama last night with Teh Wife. Good times.
Squatted 405#x5 yesterday. I was good for more (either sets or reps), but I just wanted to hit that mark and leave. I have had a cold for the last couple weeks, so I've been taking it a little easy. Seriously, this is an annoying cold. 90% of the time, no symptoms, but occasional sneezing fits and occasional breathing difficulties (this is bad at night).
We're considering getting a car sometime. We've been car-free for almost a year, but occasionally miss having one. We rent cars for trips and subscribe to a car-sharing service, but sometimes having a car would be nice. Hanging out with people for an afternoon gets cumbersome if you pay for the car by the hour, but they may be far enough away that cabbing it both ways is also prohibitive. Having to rent also encourages us to shorten the length of trips, which is also not ideal. So we ran the numbers and decided that it may, in the future, be worthwhile to get a car. Used, old, good enough to survive for a few years. Like the car I used to have, except I won't wreck this one. Anyway. We've saved money so far by not having a car, and would save money by not having a car, but sometimes you want to get stuff done and having a car makes it easier.
They just gave me a cake. Woo. I guess this delays lunch.
Am considering buying an old edition of the textbook for one of my classes. He does not grade the homework, so slight differences there are irrelevant. The book has probably not been thoroughly reorganized, so the sections probably correspond well to each other. The list price is exorbitant. ($200, but amazon offers for $165, used on amazon for $138).
Speaking of which, am mildly annoyed that the instructor for one of the courses does not have midterm dates nailed down more than a couple weeks in advance. I intend to be there every week, of course, and would only miss for something very important, but it would be nice to know ahead of time if something were coming up whether I'd absolutely have to be back on Monday or if I could skip one day.
Teh Wife has informed me that there are people who deny the germ theory of disease. I am shocked and amazed. I still do not completely comprehend. I can comprehend weak versions of this that say, if you're truly healthy, the germs won't cause disease (they're mostly wrong and partly right, emphasis on mostly wrong). Anyway. I believe in the germ theory. I like vaccines. They don't cause autism. I'm actually somewhat skeptical of the HPV vaccine because one of the people who worked on it believes the cost/benefit ratio for it isn't good enough in the Western world.
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