Happy Nerd Alert! 1

This is why you should not give nerds like me a new computer like the one that showed up on my doorstep two days early today. Because we will do shit like this: The good news is, by running a benchmark test that compares the same stuff on both computers, the new one is 5x ...

Sliced and Diced 3

Surgery went well, the most painful part of it being getting up at 5am to be at the surgery center at quarter to six. Mercifully, since they just sedated me instead of using full anesthesia, I was out of the surgery center by 9am. The doctor found that the accessory navicular bone that he was ...

Technology: Off The “Dead To Me” List

It was officially corrupted data, so I had to erase my hard drive. Boo. But thanks to Super Duper, I was able to get back to where I was on Thursday when my last automatic backup ran. And it took about 3 seconds to redownload the email I’d received since then, and I hadn’t done ...

Oh, Darn!

The office park where the 24 Hour Fitness I go to is located is having its power shut off overnight tonight into tomorrow morning, so 24HF is closed until 8am. Since I have to be at work at 8, this means I can’t work out tomorrow morning. Let me tell you, I am just so ...

Ice Ice Baby

When I was looking for an apartment, I was super-excited when I found mine. The main thing it was missing was a hookup for the icemaker in my fridge. This is a ridiculous convenience, but one I’d gotten very, very used to. The ability to have a giant pile of ice just sitting there, awaiting ...

The Little Victories 1

I love Chinese food. It took me two and a half years to find a good Chinese food place at my old apartment. So when I moved, I was sad, because all that effort was going out the window. I was digging through the near-last of the boxes (I don’t think I’ll get to the ...

The FDA Answers My Childhood Prayers 1

Why couldn’t this warning have just been in place since 1981?

Drumroll Please 1

Annnnd the big news is: I’m moving! After five goddamn months of trying to get away from “GO STEELERS! *clap clap clap* WOOOOOOO! *clap clap clap*”, I finally found a place that is a) nice and b) not completely insanely priced (for California…for anywhere else except NYC, I’d be buying at least a condo). I’m ...