The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: May, 2002

I finally gave Mike the Fish’s tank a good scrubbing, top to bottom. He’s back in, and I think he’s okay. Once again, I’ll keep an eye on him, but at least everything is scum-free.

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I’m eating a really crunchy radish right now. It’s not a burning one, which is good. I’m wondering…who decided, ages ago, that radishes were good to eat? I mean, really, they taste kind of nasty compared to, say, a carrot. I should try to find radish nutritional info. Maybe it’s a safe food to add to the zero calorie pickle diet I mentioned way back in the dump.

When I was a kid I was really into planting radishes in my dad’s garden. I think because they were low maintenance, and barring a accident, would pretty much grow on cue.

Oh, and the ranch dressing here gets two thumbs up. I don’t know what brand these food services use, but I can’t get it in the grocery story, cause I have certainly tried them all.

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I have to add a new site to my list of sites I visit often. And then, because it will be staring me in the face, I’ll actually remember to go. tonypierce.com busblog

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Does Eric Conveys an Emotion ever get old? No. It doesn’t.

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Oh ya! Friend of the Dump “Rick” sent a link to free typewriter fonts. How I love fonts. I love typewriters. On my Mac (a million or so years ago, when it was my only ‘puter) I had a utility that made a typewriter sound for every keystroke. A memory hog, but I loved it.

In college I was the only person who could fall asleep to the sound of my roommate typing.

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Ah, this is the kind of fun news I like to read on a Sunday evening. Yahoo! News – Cheney: Attacks Almost a ‘Certainty’. I would prefer there to not be any attacks, thank you. I don’t have my bomb shelter built.

You know, it did occur to me when I was working in Boston two weeks ago that being in the financial district of a big city made me feel more target-like. I actually looked at the little exit chart to see where stairs were. I don’t normally do that, but I also don’t normally work in a high rise on State Street. I feel quite a bit safer now that I’m in Worcester.

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According to my best sense of time and space, it’s May 18th today. Anyone wanna guess what it’s doing outside right now? I’ll give you a hint:

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Rain, and 48 degrees. Actually, freezing rain and hail. Great fun. I’m sooooo excited. I was going to go pick out some geraniums (maybe two plants) and some pansies but I don’t want to have to have them in the house. I guess I’ll go out next week some time.

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Looks like James Lileks did a redesign. Man, I love this guy. I have a couple of his books on my wish list at Amazon. I already own two, but that just isn’t enough.

Go here, but I warn you, if you aren’t supposed to be surfing the net, do NOT read the Intitute of Official Cheer at work. I pulled something trying not to laugh out loud, and finally sent the URL to all my coworkers so I wouldn’t be the only one laughing.

Oh, and while I’m thinking about it, have you been to the daily probe lately? If not, check out this list of new Star Wars characters…

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Another blogger problem and yesterday’s entry got fried. Oh well. I’m sure it wasn’t Nobel Prize-worthy.

I’m pretty sure I crabbed about how hot it is where I’m sitting in the building, but even as I type this I think the temperature is dropping from maybe 80 or so to something slightly more reasonable. I was feeling ill from the heat, and it was making me sleepy, but I feel better now. Oh, and I also got a good, full night’s sleep, and that helped. I haven’t been sleeping well at ALL lately, and I know that your body will only take that kind of abuse for so long.

Okay, so I’m done my lunch, and I have my huge cup of rootbeer…back to the grind!

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