Sunday, April 30, 2006

Daddy Needs a New Pair of Shoes

I went to Las Vegas for Travis and Kim's wedding. (yay!) The ceremony was at The Venetian at 4:00; I was supposed to be there at 3:30. I was staying at the much-more-affordable Frontier hotel, which is at most a 10-minute cab ride away. Around 2:30, I hopped in the shower to freshen up. I put on my slacks, my nicely-pressed shirt, a sharp tie and my jacket. To be honest, Mister P. was looking good. I went to put on my dress shoes only to discover that I had only packed one of them.


I had to be at a wedding in 40 minutes and only had one shoe. Fortunately, there was a Nordstrom's a block away. I threw on my trusty Pumas and hurried off to the store. Let me tell you, it's tough to rush around Las Vegas in a suit without breaking a sweat. I hurried into the shoe department and said "I need to be at a wedding in a half-hour and I don't have any shoes." The first thing I did was have the sales-lady take a picture of me in my Puma's (which is actually not a bad look.) She then quickly brought me 3 pairs in my size to choose from. Only one pair was my style (i.e. boring) so I put them on and said "I don't have time to be too picky, so these should be just fine. How much are they?" "Three hundred ninety-five dollars."

Oh. Well I suppose I wasn't in that much of a hurry.

I had the nice sales-lady bring me back some more shoes and I chose a far more reasonable pair. I caught a cab and made it to the wedding pretty much right on time.

One caveat: I did not own a pair of dress shoes (well, not ones that aren't scuffed to death anyway) so it wasn't a complete waste of money.


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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Bad Kitty

What happens when you leave your laptop out? Insert bad joke here _______________.
"She was just looking for the mouse."
"Cats are supposed to jump on the top of your lap, not your laptop."


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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Best Lube Evar

I went to get an oil change today, and brought my laptop with me thinking I could work offline typing up some emails and working on other random projects. When I opened the screen, I got a pop-up message:

"None of your trusted networks could be located. Would you like to join 'Wireless Nework ezlube50'?"

Why, yes indeed I would! One click, I'm online. Bravo to Macintosh for giving me something I didn't even know I was looking for. So instead of doing any work, I was able to play World of Warcraft for 45 minutes. I think I might get my oil changed once a month now.


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Thursday, April 20, 2006

No Comment

I switched back to the old way of doing comments. The one that worked. So all of your witty, insightful responses posted in the old format are gone. But know that I will cherish them in my heart forever.


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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

With friends like these...

I had dinner with some friends immediately after work Monday, and didn't have time to go home to change clothes. I showed up in my typical work attire: moderate jeans and one of a dozen light-blue, button down dress shirts. The first thing my friends said when they saw me was "you go to work in that shirt?" and pointed out the hole forming just above the pocket and the frayed collar, which of course I had never noticed. They told me I had to throw out the shirt.

After dinner, my friend asked "so, you're going to throw out that shirt tonight, right?" I lied. "Yes." He then reached out, grabbed hold of the pocket and ripped it off the shirt. "Good." I never realized fashion was so cut-throat.


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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Class of '91

Quick... what's the country's oldest Engineering school? Nope, not M.I.T. It's Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. And if you didn't know that, you probably didn't fully appreciate today's Doonesbury:

Who would have thought my alma mater would actually make it into pop culture?!


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Monday, April 10, 2006

Let's Make A Deal

I watch a lot of crap on TV. The latest show which I am embarrassed to say i enjoy is the pathetic Deal Or No Deal. There are no questions to answer. No stunts to perform. People just pick random numbers and try to win $1,000,000. It has Howie Mandel for cyring out loud. Yet there is something oddly addictive about watching people scream out which suitcase should be opened.

It won't last very long. But give it a look. If anyone can explain to me why it's good, please let me know. Because I don't get it. Yet I can't look away.


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