I'm not a huge fan of yard art, at least not in other people's yards, but I think one of those laser turrets from Star Wars would look pretty neat in mine. You know which ones I'm talking about. The ones shooting at Luke Skywalker when he's zipping down the trench to bomb the Death Star. Heck, it might even be a good crime deterrent if it was functional. I'm sure my neighbors and HOA would probably get worked up over it but since they're the same people who park RVs in front of my Ouse I wouldn't sweat it too much.
Hey, help me out with this. I saw this guy wearing a felt fedora today and, personally, I couldn't help thinking it looked kinda out of fashion. Then again, the guy was solidly middle aged so maybe that's the key variable. Me, the only kind of headgear I feel comfortable in is a baseball cap or a beanie, if its cold enough to justify. Guess my question is, is the fedora out of style or am I just missing something...
Man, there are very few things better in life than getting home from work on a Friday evening and taking off your shoes. Its nothing but magnified by the fact that its the kick-off to a three day weekend.
I've been reading through this the past few days and its slightly demoralizing reading. With that said, opportunity can also come through chaos so maybe things aren't quite as bad as this document makes it seem. via Office of the Director of National Intelligence
I've been watching this over the last few evenings and its been bringing back some good memories. I think I was a freshman or sophomore in college when this flick hit theaters and Nintendo released their N64 game. The cool thing about it was the entire hall I lived on was clustered around the handful of game systems that we had. Unfortunately, I wasn't one of the lucky ones that had one of those consoles but such is life. Anyways, the memory that stuck in my head was one of the entire wall, probably a solid hundred feet of it, being covered ceiling to floor in brackets for the Goldeneye tournament some enterprising guys set up. Yeah, I signed up but needless to say I was eliminated in fairly short order. With that said it was probably a good thing I died out early on since the guys that made it to the tail end of the bracket ended up having to go at it for two or three days straight. I still have no idea how they managed but I guess that's neither here nor there at this point.
Call me crazy but there's something intensely annoying about people playing video clips of their children. Actually, that's not the truly annoying part. What's bothersome is doing that at such a loud volume that it echoes off the walls while you're trying to focus and get a report written. With that said, I vacated the area and went for a walk. Had no desire to be a tool and steal the guy's joy
Had a bit of an irritatingly impromptu meeting this afternoon. Some grad student at UTSA randomly dropped by to chat. And yeah, I was the lucky guy who got to talk with her. The thing that irritated me about it wasn't the fact that she was curious about the daily routine of an urban planner was. Talking about my profession and what It entails is actually one of the few things I really don't mind talking about at all. What got me was that this chick had done absolutely no research and had virtually no idea what we do. I found this disturbing on more than one level. One, she's starting graduate school so at some point she's going to have to get used to doing her homework. The other thing that really annoyed me was that the conversation took MUCH longer than it probably should have and I primarily attribute that to the fact that I got into that mode of conversation where it was way too freewheeling. Oh, and the utter ignorance of the field she's shelling out large amounts of money to study wasn't inspiring either. The one thing I've noticed about that though is that just because you have an advanced degree in a certain field doesn't mean you're an expert. Well, at least not until you've gotten a few years of practical experience under your belt. Guess the main thing I'm trying to get at is that if you're going to drop in on someone unannounced then at least have the courtesy to do a minimal amount of preparation beforehand. Ignorance and laziness aren't an attractive combination.
I was looking at this and I noticed there's no separation between the sidewalk and road. Not the perfect design but at least one is there. Better than nothing I suppose. Outside of that it's still a cool photo if I say so myself.