Miscellaneous stories that don't really fit in any existing category.

...And my car won't start.

Well, today's shaping up to be a great day. I wake up feeling slightly feverish (I still feel overly warm and slightly dizzy), but finally get going and get to my car - which won't start. The starter turns, the lights light up, but the engine doesn't catch.

Fortunately my Dad's still around, se we decide to try jumping the car. So we hook the cables up, and try again. Not overly surprisingly, we get the same results: starter turns, engine doesn't.


Car will be towed shortly, hopefully I'll find out what's wrong and get it back today. Hopefully.

So it looks like I'll be working from home today.


Home From Washington (DC)

Well, I'm back. And both flights were delayed. The flight down was delayed by snow, the flight back was delayed because the captain wasn't there. Or something. Apparently no one informed the captain that he was supposed to be the captain of our flight. Or... something. I'm a little hazy on the details, other than knowing that we wound up boarding some 5-10 minutes after we were scheduled to depart.

But, I'm home. Pepper (my cat) is glad to see me. Or at least glad to see my empty suitcase, one of the two. I think based on the purring he was just glad to see me. The scratches on my shoulder mean something, too. He's cute. Where are the band-aids?


Off To Washington (DC)

Well, I'm off to Washington DC this afternoon. Heading to the airport at 1, flight leaves at 3:05. Sounds like fun? Well, no, not really - it's for a training course for a product I really dislike.

Oh well.

At least I'll get a good chance to rest this evening, with nothing else to do. Assuming my flight isn't delayed due to the snow.


Nescio quid dicas

Someone pointed to this handly Latin phrase guide in the Earth edition of the H2G2. Some of the better ones:

Raptus regaliter
Royally screwed
Ut si!
As if!
Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione
I'm not interested in your dopey religious cult
Fac me cocleario vomere!
Gag me with a spoon!
Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabris, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.
I have a catapult. Give me all of your money, or I will fling an enormous rock at your head.

God is still speaking,

I am, technically, a Congregationalist, and as such, I belong to a church that is itself a member of the United Church of Christ which is currently running a campaign called "God is still speaking," (complete with the comma), which you can currently see an annoying flash ad for in place of what had been a very nice webpage, or you can go directly to the God is still speaking, page, which displays the ad in an embedded video whether you want it to or


All I Want For Christmas...

Well, I said I'd post a Christmas list, so here it is - my half-hearted attempt at a Christmas list.


So Lazy...


  • Get new Christmas lights for outdoors.
  • Put up Christmas lights.
  • Clean Room.
  • Finish new design for main site, creating an actual blog page for this blog (and not just the forum interface).


  • Got Vericide, my Undead Warlock, to Level 20.



Flat Tire

Not much point in this, but...

I got a flat tire tonight. It sucked.

Now I'm going to need to go get it replaced. It's a nice gash in the tire.

So I'm probably going to be up early (for me :)) calling mechanics and seeing what they can do. If I can, I'm going to send it in for a tuneup at the same time.

Update: Looks like I'm going to have wind up replacing both front tires on Friday. Get the engine tuned up too. Yay?



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