Otherwise, though, I don't have annoyances about health-related stuff, as I'm not even trained in biology, much less medicine. I'm just a math guy who pretends to be a stats guy.
Speaking of pretending to be a stats guy, looks like I'm going to have Adventures in Stochastic Processes. Sounds like an interesting textbook.
So I'm probably going to be playing a bit of chess. Getting some of my old software to work on Vista. I got Convekta's "Total Chess Training" package to work, but "Chess Combination Encyclopedia" just isn't. Oh well. CT Art 3.0 is enough combinations to work through for now. Not too much, since I can't work on the train (yet), can't get to a chess club, and can't count on having 2 unbroken hours very often to play a real game (G/60 is a pretty good time control, G/45 is the lowest acceptable one). Man, if I were still in the college neighborhood, though, I could. Especially since the place the university chess club meets is right by the gym. Two for one, baby. However, I just noticed that there are a three places that have regular tournaments on Saturdays. Like, once per month each. If I had a car, and I'm planning on getting one this year, that wouldn't be hard to get to. And I wouldn't have to be in a club. So, there you go. I think one tournament per month on average would be good, two would be a lot. The most important thing in chess is to play a lot of rated games.
Great point about Real Simpsons vs most recent episode of Fake Simpsons: http://deadhomersociety.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/compare-contrast-marge-and-other-women/
Doctor today. Getting blood drawn wasn't so bad, but peeling off that bandage sucked. It's still smarting 5 minutes later... I peeled it off because moving my arm started peeling it and that smarted, too.
My 14-year-old sister-in-law's boyfriend just sent me a friend request. I guess I met the kid but, well, FFS, everybody knows you're not in it for the long haul and I'm a bit... distant. I guess I might accept, maybe he wants to message me about attending prestigious colleges and getting the hell out of Hickville. I could certainly offer a perspective on that he could not get anywhere else.
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