I give them props

Is it wrong to envy Microsoft… BECAUSE they have cool Mac equipment? Now honestly, the MBU has always done great work. Everyone who has used both knows that Word for Mac is better than word for Windows. But our team finally got a new intel mini this week for reproducing bugs, and they’ve got 64 of ’em 😛

Music for the moment is Snow Patrol – Final Straw. Like many of you I downloaded the song “Run” off iTunes when it was free. Like some of you, I then lied when a girl said she liked the band and said I was totally into them, then went to buy the album that evening. Girl is gone, but the music still rocks 🙂

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Creative day

Today was a good day. First, a friend of mine ran out of gas last night so she stayed at my apartment to figure out the car problem later. In the morning, we walked to the gas station and asked for a gas can so we could take it back and start her car. The gas can was, in a word, stupid. The spout leaked when you tried to pour it and we got more on the ground than in her car. But after constructing a rudimentary funnel by cutting off the top part of a plastic bottle at an angle it made a perfect extension to the spout. In hindsight, the formulation of the idea never had it’s usual progression. I was clueless thinking about how I could syphon the gas with some rubber tubing and suddenly I had the great idea of constructing a funnel. It reminded me of the movie “Bishop’s Wife” where Cary Grant told the little girl that angles put good ideas in people’s heads.

The second bit of creativity probably had nothing to do with angels. I made a pizza tonight with red onion, KC bbq sauce, spicy red sauce, Pecans and a little bit of fresh rosemary I’m growing on my deck. It was quite delicious, though more rosemary and less bbq would have been a better balance of flavors.

The album for today is: Creative Kings – Riot on an Empty street. It’s very chill; It makes me want to buy a record player so I can listen to it in front of a fire with friends. There, in the flickering light, I sip herbal tea and contemplate what they think about time travel, salvation, and memories. We have nothing but fond memories, lively debate, and completely original hypotheses that verge on absurd, but contain enough truth to merit discussion. Furthermore, we have no apprehension that this blissful moment will slip from our grasp because this night will last halfway to eternity; the other half being the rosy dawn, when we prepare a fine breakfast and retreat to an isolated meadow to waste the day watching clouds pass. What I’m trying to say here is, I recommend this album.

I didn’t know if you wanted to
But I came to pick you up
You didn’t even hesitate
And now you and me are on our way
I think I’ve bought everything we need
Don’t look back, don’t think of the
All the places we should’ve been
It’s a good thing that you came along with me

LOL

Internet jargon: LOL meaning “Lots of Laughs” or “Laugh Out Loud” is the same as saying, “I acknowledge that you have made a joke but I found it utterly boring to the point of offense. If you continue speaking to me I will rip out my ears and eat them. Furthermore, I will close the chat window or browser page which delivered the articulation of your offensive buffoonery and discontinue further textual exchanges with you. I am sure that this intervention of communication will be more insulting than the bit about me eating my ears off.”

Also, I’ve been thinking about posting my current favorite music, because I have pretty good taste in music (I think.) This post is brought to you by Travis – Last Train. It’s a good song, by a good band. Mix in moderation with a lonely evening for best results.

01:02:03 4/5/06!

Good morning everyone, I’m posting this (near enough) to a special time. It’s one o’two and three seconds on the fifth of April in 2006! I still think we should represent dates as 05/04/06 or even 06/04/05 because then we’re either going least significant to least significant, or reverse, but whatever. Happy consecutive times!