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By gzt (Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 12:50:31 PM EST) gzt, google, research, sleep mask (all tags)
I was just glancing through my spam filter. Some of the senders have great names, like ARCHIBALD CERVANTES. I really hope nobody actually has that name, because they'd totally pop up on google now.

Seriously: AWESOME.

Okay. I bought a sleep mask and it came last night. I don't know if it helped much. I'm willing to try it for a week or two. It did keep things dark and it didn't bug me, so it's not preventing me from sleeping.

I couldn't find my transit card this morning. This is disturbing because this is how it works: I take it out of my coat pocket, hold it over the smart card reader thing to get through the turnstile, I put it back in my coat pocket. The end. It stays in my coat pocket. This leaves a few options: I took it out of my coat pocket, it fell out of my coat pocket, or it was stolen out of my coat pocket. #1 is very unlikely, but maybe I did? #2 is quite possible. #3 is fairly unlikely. The possibility of #1 will drive me crazy. Odds are I'll find the thing around the house or something. BUT: if I decide to get a replacement, I'll buy a 7-day pass in the interim because it'll take at least that long, those bastards.

Dammit! Okay. Now that I finally figured out what they actually want to use this crap for, I can actually make this bloody thing tell them what they want.

Tomorrow is my last day in this building. I'm getting moved back to the HQ. Hot damn. This means I'll occasionally have human contact. Downsides: no automatic flushing, more people to share the restroom, more people in general, more traffic by my desk so less wasting time, will probably have to dress better.

xx's earlier work was more pristine.

I've had a slight tingling below my left shoulder blade for a little while. Suggests a pinched nerve or something. Bah. Inconvenient.

Have some sort of performance discussion today.

I ordered some stuff a little while ago and was having it shipped to me at work. The site said that the stuff usually ships the next business day, so I thought nothing of it. It hasn't arrived yet, so I just sent off an e-mail asking if they could ship it to my home address instead of my work address if it hasn't been shipped yet. This just in: they're still waiting on the chalk and they changed the shipping address, so we're all good. 

Stretching and flexibility: You don't need to be all that flexible, really. You just need to be able to hit the positions you need for your sport. If you don't have a sport, consider finding one and at least pretending to stay in shape for it. No, don't pick long-distance running. Marathoners! Bah! I don't have much against middle-distance runners and sprinters are pretty cool.

Bone density: I should think, however, that this would suggest that explosive lifts, like the snatch and clean and jerk, if done heavy, would work. Scientific research will have to be done. The write-up also specifically indicates that heavy resistance exercise wasn't used in the studies. So, make of it what you will.

Dammit. I accidentally typed "google.comk" into the location bar and now it pops up whenever I try to go to google. I am so pissed that I made it so I only have to click a button to go to google. THERE.

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Archibald Cervantes | 6 comments (6 topical, 0 hidden)
what floor eh? [nt] by barooo (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 01:32:01 PM EST

man, i need a beefy taco now.
The one that belongs to my department. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 02:06:00 PM EST
That should be less cryptic than it sounds.

Really, the one thing I'm worried about is how I'm going to gain weight without a McDonald's in the basement and cheap milk across the street.

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Yeah by barooo (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 02:53:23 PM EST
After I typed that I remembered that you people do more or less have a floor.

On weight gaining, there's a buffet place down the street (Market Creations, in the prudential building), $6.98 a pound.  They usually have at least 2-3 proteins (turkey and gravy every day, tuna salad, a couple fish and meat dishes, and some carbs and such).  It's not mcdonald's cheap, a proper 70's big portion will set you back $10+, my record was one particularly hungry day I spent $13.48.  There's also a subway in the basement and a hot dog place, but ordering multiple sandwiches feels wrong in a way that a 2 pound carryout container does not.  or maybe I mean right.

You could also hit the salad bar in the ol' cafeteria and get a pound or two of tuna and smother it in olive oil.  They also have whole milk, but only in 8 ounce cartons.

man, i need a beefy taco now.
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I'm sure I'll figure it out. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 03:43:09 PM EST
One Subway sandwihc is like 1000 calories and that, with milk, is enough for a 70s big meal, really. I'm just shooting for 5K a day once I really get going after Christmas. If things get more drastic, though, I'll reconsider.

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Archibald Cervantes by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 02:05:20 PM EST
It certainly does pop up on google now.

Archibald Cervantes! by gzt (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 03:27:15 PM EST
Well, it's silly to try to google bomb the poor fellow, but, yes, GOOGLE KNOWS YOU NOW, ARCHIBALD.

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