Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Went out Aug 6th evening again. Been a while since i've been to the bars two nights in a row. much nicer night. no babysitting.... a good time was had by all. got my friend's g-friend drunk (she's also my friend) because it was her b-day. had egg sandwiches at 3am thanks to my friend. he's a good man. (don't tell him i said that)
Saturday, August 06, 2005
ps. if you care at all, just found a monster hairball that the car yarfed up in my clean laundry. Unrelated to the cat hair taste on my tongue I assure you.
Sunday, July 17, 2005
For this event according to state rules or whatever there are different blackjack rules than usual so that the charity has an advantage and doesn't lose money. In this case this means that the house wins ties. Sucks if you're playing, but it's all for charity.
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
on a completely different note I've had two different people tell me about joining online dating. i wish them luck. i'm not ready for that myself.
Sunday, June 19, 2005
Monday, June 06, 2005
I doubt that there are many if any regular readers of "A Thousand Monkeys Typing" if there are.... they are much different from the readers of "Integrity" I'm sure. It interesting when words cross (I deliberately use the word cross rather than collide)
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
now I know what you're thinking.... Cannonball run. get somewhere as fast as possible no matter what the cost. It couldn't be further from the truth. Apparently those types of rallys do happen, but they are now on closed courses. This kind of rally is of a different sort. It's not how fast you get somewhere... it's how consistently you travel along the route.
Here's how it works. Two people to a car, a driver and a navigator. You get your instructions 15 minutes before you leave. The instructions state how far you go the turns you take and the average speed you're supposed to be travelling. sounds easy huh? well all the roads are open and have traffic on them. Next most of the roads are dirt roads. As for keeping a constant speed you just flip on the cruise control right? wrong. you're likely making turns and corners that you need to slow down for. Every time you slow down, you're going to have to speed up and make up the time. Also they don't tell you when the checkpoints are. so you could go over a hill and find a checkpoint there where you are timed. Still doesn't sound too hard does it. Now for scoring... you are given one point for every hundredth of minute early or late you arrive to checkpoint. So if you drive too fast and get to a checkpoint a minute early, 100 points. Not it's sounding tougher. Now what would you say if I told you that for this particular rally the winning car over about 5 1/2 hours of driving and 11 checkpoints had a score of 8. That means he was off 8/100ths a minute over almost 6 hours.
All sorts of cars were there. Many Subaru AWDs, a couple trucks, and a 2006 Dodge Charger. There was a BMW Z3 that did the dusty route with the top down and a 1962 Morgan that quit after the 1st leg because it was a little hard on their car.
It was very cool though. Barrelling along country roads at 40 mph on gravel. My job was with my friend to make sure the checkpoints were in the right place and to collect time cards and such.
It was pretty neat. I've treated my Camry better though. I don't think she liked me much for it. Not quite the right tires I guess. I treated her to new windshield wipers for it.
Sunday, May 08, 2005
Sunday, April 24, 2005
So I left for Chicago on Wednesday. It was 80 degrees. I was wearing short sleeves and sandals. I got back today to Michigan... it's snowing! What gives? It was cold in Chicago, luckily there I had left my coat in the back seat of my car. I know Michigan weather is fickle, but this is nuts.
Sunday, April 10, 2005
Here's How to sell your stuff on Amazon.
Ever wonder what font that was? What the Font?
Sunday, March 27, 2005
Saturday, March 19, 2005
Monday, March 07, 2005
Saturday, February 12, 2005
"Come to Las Vegas and get diabetes."
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Monday, January 17, 2005
THat being said... they make a damn good cup of coffee. I really liked the pumpkin spice latte they had over the holidays. Now they have some thing called a chantico... sounds like a new model car or perfume eh? It's like a thick dark chocolate hot chocolate. They call it "Drinking Chocolate" Yummy!!
Sunday, January 09, 2005