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One point wax, no reverse, no automatic!
Posted 05 Feb 2002

When I was in middle school, we played a lot of ping-pong during gym. Only, some of the rules the other kids made up, were a bit.... different.


Maybe if I cuss 'em out, they'll come...
Posted 03 Feb 2002

Well, maybe they will.


My HMO Checked
Posted 16 Dec 2001

When I first heard "Song 2" by Blur, I thought hte opening lyrics were:

I got my head checked,
My HMO checked,

It wasn't easy-
But nothing is...

I thought this was a pretty humorous jibe at how difficult it is to deal with medical insurance companies, and especially HMOs, and I was rather disappointed when I found out what the real lyrics were. I still think the HMO version is better :). If you're not familiar with the song, you can listen to the clip in question by clicking here.


MacArthur's Park is Melting in the Dark?
Posted 16 Oct 2001

MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipie again
Oh, no!

This song makes absolutely no sense.
As someone else asked, how can a park "melt"? And what does leaving a cake out in the rain have to do with anything?

I don't think that I can take it, because it took so long to bake it, and I'll never have that recipie again??


Posted 16 Oct 2001

Today was the first day of the year during which one can see smoke coming out of one of the smokestacks of the University Power Plant. I live across the street from it, so I keep track of these things. What you can see coming out isn't actually smoke -- it's probably just water vapor. In a way, it is too bad that smokestacks don't actually smoke anymore - the smoke looked cool. But on the other hand, it is probably just as well that they don't, as breathing is generally more important than watching smoking smokestacks. I'm excited just to be able to see anything; I didn't expect to. Maybe once the weather gets even colder, you'll be able to see exhaust gases from the other smokestack, too! :)


I can't have it activated through my supervisor because I don't work for Sprint PCS.
Posted 03 Oct 2001

It's true, I don't work for Sprint PCS. I don't even file reports with them.


Bored on IRC
Posted 28 Jun 2001

It can get pretty boring in IRC sometimes, especially when nobody is around in the channel, and you're trying to put off going to work or doing other such productive tasks.


The Cablecles
Posted 22 Mar 2001

This is the story about my abortive attempts to get a cable modem working, and some related items like asking people out. This was originally going to be written in something like the style of Netdiablo's "CHRONICles", but I kind of drifted.


Chemistry Advertisements
Posted "A Long Time Ago"

DuPont - Sixpack of Molecules

Sartomer - It's Not Just Another UV/EB Formulation... It's Your Baby!
(After all, who are YOU going to count on for monomer and oligomer support?)

Clariant - Dream Team
It's, uhh... "Exactly Your Chemistry." :)

Union Carbide - "It Tastes Great... And It's Water Soluble!"


And Now... The Bomb Squad!
Posted 08 Feb 2001

One might think that a public high school would evacuate the building if something made them feel compelled to call the police and bomb squad to the school. But at my school, one would be mistaken. Read and see all about the day the bomb squad came to Kalamazoo Central High School.