Don't Shake the Flask

Because you don't know if it'll explode

Month: February, 2008


Booking Through Thursday: But, enough about books

Okay, even I can’t read ALL the time, so I’m guessing that you folks might voluntarily shut the covers from time to time as well…What else do you do with your leisure to pass the time? Walk the dog? Knit? Run marathons? Construct grandfather clocks? Collect eggshells?

Well, there’s always writing. I like making up my own stories.

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The Thursday Threesome: Red Light, Green Light

Onesome: Red– candles for Valentine’s Day? Are you decorating this year? Planning? Scheming? Deferring?

It’s a marketing ploy, people. Don’t do it!

Twosome: Light, Green–? …or would that be ‘teal’? What color is your kitchen area? What color should it be?

Er, I’m not sure what kind of color I should call it. Maybe if you average everything out, it will be beige.

Threesome: Light– up the place and save energy with these newer CFL/twisty bulbs? Have you tried any yet? How are they working out?

No. But then again, I’m not sure I’m home long enough for it to make a difference.


They’re predicting another winter storm tonight. Which is okay if you’re the kind of person who stays home all day. But damn it, I have things to do in lab. I do not like floundering in the white stuff on foot.

Addendum: You know, it could be worse. Like the tornadoes in this article. Which is interesting, because I was talking to my mom last night–she had the television on in the background and I could hear the tornado warnings spouted by the newscasters even though the telephone connection sounded bad.

Semi-Random Grumblings

*Some people have freakin’ annoying laughs. The kind of laugh that when you hear it, you know exactly who it is. I sure hope my laugh isn’t that distinctive. At least I don’t laugh very often.

*Tall people really do have an advantage in the snow. They can move their legs at the same rate that I do and still go faster because they have a larger stride. If I even attempt to keep up, I’d probably trip on a clump of snow or fall on ice. Mostly, this means that tall people don’t have to be in the cold weather as long. Bah.

*Dig the New Breed. It’s not completely obsolete–I TA’d a class that had a TLC component. But I think it would be absolutely cool if someone a class on historical lab techniques. Yeah, it wouldn’t be that too practical, but it would be interesting.

Odds and Ends

*So I mentioned last week that the university was closed due to excessive snow. Which made me curious as to when the university was last closed. Turns out it was about twelve years ago when there was flooding due to too much snow melting at the same time. And before that, the university closed because a volcano erupted. You know, come to think of it, snow isn’t much of a comparison to a mountain blowing its top off.

*In a previous post, I noted an article that seemed to be non-existent. Well, now it’s finally online.

*I’m feeling a bit blah about blogging. Of course, whenever someone talks about not blogging, there’s always a flurry of blog posts right after that one.

What Spoon?

The Submachines. (via Metafilter) These games are absolutely creepy–on a psychological level–so count me in as a new fan of this point-and-click flash game series. They aren’t mind-bogglingly hard, but the world building definitely makes up for any easy puzzles. Highly recommended, just for the story concept alone.