New Photos

I'm pleased to announce a new set of pictures on my portfolio page on dactyl. The general theme is "People", which is really self-explanatory. I think some of the portraits turned out pretty well.

To get to the pictures you can either start at the first page on dactyl and click your way to my page and then my photography page or you can just jump.

Let me know what you think of the pictures. I still intend to take pictures of everyone in the department at some point, I'm just not sure when.

  

Oil Change

I took my car in to get the oil changed on Friday... with coupon it should have been like $21.95.

Instead, I picked the car up 9 hours later and paid $470.

Brakes are expensive when you need to buy new pads and new rotors.

The good news is that my car is suddenly stopping much more quickly than I've come to expect. The braking is a lot smoother too.

  

Driving and Daydreaming

It's about a 2 hour and 45 minute drive for me on Monday mornings once you add in time for me to stop by McDonalds and get my Sausage McMuffin with Egg, return the movies to blockbuster, and get gas.

Anyway, the drive seemed pretty fast this week. Largely because I spent the entire time imagining that I travel the world and win huge amounts of money gambling. I started out in Vegas (or course bringing along all of my friends) then hit Monte Carlo, headed down to South Africa, over to Sydney, up to Hong Kong and then home. First class travel all the way for myself and my companions and a net take of around $7.5M.

Now I just need to figure out how to turn imagination into reality so I can win at a casino.

  

There was this girl...

Four of us went out for lunch a few minutes ago, all dressed to the nines and with every woman's eyes following us up the road.

Just as we were about to turn the corner, this little blond piece of eye candy walked by and I just have to related the rant that went through the group.

Man, did you see that girl, she had her look honed!
She's the kind of girl who would marry you, spend all your money, and you'd just say "Fuck it, I can make more."

Good times.

  

Driving

there's nothing quite so obnoxious to me as a car that doesn't have good wiper blades. The blades on my car sighed their last sigh a week or so ago but I was too lazy to change them. On my 4-state drive this morning though I also ran out of wiper fluid so I couldn't even look out through the smeared spattered salt on the windshield.

luckily it's an easy problem to fix.