|Wednesday, May 13th, 2009|
My social networks have a lot of overlap, so apologies if you've already seen this. For those who haven't say hello to Epsilon, due Nov 21st.
|Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008|
|Friday, September 19th, 2008|
* take a picture of yourself right now.
* don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
* post that picture with NO editing.
* post these instructions with your picture.
|Tuesday, July 8th, 2008|
|Thursday, June 12th, 2008|
|At another conference
Had to drag my ass out of bed after 4 hours sleep. I was up 'til 2am installing new seats (from a 2004 Lotus Elise MKII 111s). My seats are pretty thin on padding but the new ones are a little more generous with the foam, and have perforated leather for breathability.
Sad part is: they fucking kill my back. The originals are nearly perfect, and all reports said these would be even better. I can't see the difference in shape, but it puts the pressure in just the wrong place. *sigh* Compound that with loss of time/effort/£/sleep and a horrible commute to the conference and my mood was pretty grim
Was is the operative word: I opened the conference hand out and saw on the first page, in red:
"At any point in the day, customers are welcome to go and try the F1 simulator."
Oh, did i mention that the conference is at the RBS Williams F1 factory/campus? Current Mood: chuffed
|Monday, May 26th, 2008|
|Primarily for Inky Blue
I was only overtaken (unintentionally) once during my road-trip. It was a welcome surprise when I saw a Carver One dash in front of me.
Carver One on TopGear
Might be the weirdest thing I've seen since I've been here.
|Sunday, May 25th, 2008|
|Feel my pain
Honestly, 30+ hrs of this over 4 days. How did I survive? :)
As you can see Deb enjoys the Elise too. She also found it cozy... so cozy that for at least an hour or two a day she was in the passenger seat sound asleep... even at full chat through breath-taking highland scenery.
The drive back down the M6/M42/M40 wasn't as bad as I feared. The timing was lucky, and southbound traffic was light. The weather saved it's worst, giving us enough warning to put the top on in time.
It was the first significant mileage I've logged with the lid on. Even the tediously straight motorways weren't so bad... esp. when I realized the view from my seat, and the roar of the exhaust/wind was a lot like that of LMP cars down the Mulsanne straight.
One Lap of Sarthe (Le Mans)" (he's on the straight 34 seconds into that video... it's 3.1mi long, and saw top speeds of 250mph+ and was probably the most terrifying stretch of straight course in the world until they added a chicane mid way to slow things down a touch.)
|Saturday, May 24th, 2008|
|Comfy, comfy, comfy... not so comfy
After 32+hrs of driving in 4 days, I can report that around the 26th hour, my Elise's driver's seat started to feel "not so comfy." Although it was nothing a pair of biker shorts wouldn't have prevented.
The roads in Scotland were pretty fantastic. Next time I will drive up to John O' Groats.
|Monday, May 19th, 2008|
|Not cut out to be a writer
Like Tom, I'm working on a book chapter too.
I like my output... it's the effort that's killing me.
The last three nights I've gone to sleep after the sun came up, and then getting back at it before 9am... I still have about 30% to go.
This morning I was dreaming I was talking to a bartender. He was telling me to stay, and I thought, "I can't. I've got to get some fucking sleep... wait I am sleeping..."
I'm a lucid dreamer, but that's the first time I felt sleepy while I was sleeping.
|Saturday, January 5th, 2008|
|The joys of being a frequent flyer
So I'm now a United Premier Mileage plus member. To achieve this I had to endure the following in the last year:
4 canceled/massively delayed IAD->PIT flights resulting in me renting a car and driving home.
2 canceled/massively delayed PIT->ORD/IAD flights forcing rescheduling for later dates.
3 full air-sickness bags (two for me, one for deb) on IAD approach last spring.
1 disabled in-flight entertainment console.
4 lost bags (delivered 2 days later.)
My advice: Diazepam. Lots of it.
(Side note: I've only had 1 significant delay in well over 40 flights within Europe.)
|Friday, December 21st, 2007|
adj: Marked by self-indulgence, triviality, or decadence
I'm honestly psyched to try out my new shaving kit and personal Christmas present:
Handmade, super badger, briar wood and nickel handle shaving brush by Muehle-Pinse
Heavy duty, long handle, double edge razor by Merkur
Taylor of Old Bond Street, London triple milled lavender soap in hardwood bowl
|Thursday, November 22nd, 2007|
Can't find a turkey deep fryer for sale anywhere in this damn soggy country.
|Thursday, November 15th, 2007|
|Thursday, November 8th, 2007|
|Thursday, October 25th, 2007|
|Sunday, September 30th, 2007|
|You can kiss the lower part of the canister that is my body
Deb and I are watching the Family Guy: Star Wars episode for the second time (Go watch it now!) Has their ever been better opening music for a movie than Star Wars? Despite being a kids movie, the hair stands up on the back of my neck when I hear that intro.
I got out the calendar and tallied the days we've spent traveling. The total was not high enough to avoid UK taxes, but is still an impressive/
2007: 107 days out of 272 (39%)
last 12 months: ~150 days
|Tuesday, August 28th, 2007|
|Another post for Tom
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Two people who sprinkled flour in a parking lot to mark a trail for their offbeat running club inadvertently caused a bioterrorism scare and now face a felony charge.
The sprinkled powder forced hundreds to evacuate an IKEA furniture store Thursday.
|Thursday, August 23rd, 2007|
|I say, I'm gonna make you squeal like a pig. Weeeee!
Imagine that with an English accent... (it's hard to type the Deliverance banjo lead-in)
Deb will surely post the details, but in summary: we're paddling from the source of the Thames to our house (about 80mi or so) starting tomorrow.