September 3rd, 2011

#2911: Saturday, and I'm sleepy

I'm always sleepy. WTF.

...except, that is, when I ought to be. I couldn't sleep last night again and didn't fall asleep until after the sun began to rise.

At least it's cooler today than it was yesterday; but the projected high is still 90 and there's no f-ing way I'm going to do anything very strenuous outside.

Cutting the grass will wait until Monday or Tuesday, depending on how much rain we get (if any) and when. But Monday's projected high is in the sixties.

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Justice does happen, sometimes, if only by accident. Congratulations, New London! Your greed has cost you! In your attempt to get more property tax out of a parcel of land, you've turned it into a tax-free wasteland!

I can't help pointing and laughing at that. Kelo v New London was a travesty and a horrid perversion of the concept of eminent domain.

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Obama wants to be re-elected and the EPA is making that more difficult for him; so now we see him telling the EPA, "Hey, G, cool it for a year or two, you know what I'm sayin'?"

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Shamelessly stolen from Wonderduck:



I mean, it's Yuki. What else can I do?

#2912: So much for my perfect score.



I lost a game of Freecell.

I was playing along, clicking cards into the free cells; and then the game popped up the dialogue that gives you the choice between "lose the game" and "go back to the game and hit 'undo' a lot". Since the "lose the game" was right under my mouse pointer and I was still clicking, guess what happened?

Argh.

8993/8994 is not 99%; it's 99.988881476539915499221703357794%, damn it. And anyway, I restarted the same game and won it handily.

So my statistics are fucked now. I might as well get a new computer....

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(I had thought, facetiously, that after I hit 10,000 games I'd get a new machine. *sigh*)

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Incidentally, new brain bucket:



...for the princely sum of $50, as part of...something else...I'm going to discuss in a day or two.

Not exactly the design I would have chosen, but a brand-new helmet runs $100-$150 for a decent basic helmet; and it goes up from there, all the way to $YEECH! And technically a full-face helmet is safer than the modular helmet I wanted to buy...so I spend less and get a safer helmet to boot, one that's basically new. How can I go wrong?

Yes it fits very well. I'll look kind of weird riding the Suzuki with that thing on, but WTF it's a motorcycle, right? I don't care how it looks. Maybe it'll make people notice me: "OMG that's so hilarious, that big fancy helmet and he's on that little dirt bike!" Heh.

The other thing is, the piston rings arrived today. That was fast! So when I re-adjust the carb, I'm going to take 15 more minutes or so and install the new piston rings. Heh.

Anyway, after I've got a job I'll look into getting the helmet vinyl wrapped, maybe with pictures of Yuki Nagato a la the Japanese itasha:



("Itasha" is a typical Japanese condensed compound word; it combines the first syllable of "itai", "it hurts", and one word for "car". The result is a neologism meaning "painful car".)

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Anyway, having gotten maybe 6 hours of sleep and then spent my afternoon hanging out at Og's place, watching him and Partner put a fuel pump in Exploder 1.0 (which is to be the Oglet's Exploder once it's fixed) I'm pretty worn out. Maybe if I go to bed now I'll sleep tonight and be able to go to church in the morning.

Ha! I am a humorist! *sigh*