Monday, October 30, 2006

Thank you, Captain Obvious

I don't claim to be a great writer. I think I could manage to do a little better than this bit of journalism that was part of the October E-newsletter from the Association of Former Students.

From the paragraph about the women's soccer team recently clinching another Big 12 title:

"Texas A&M has now won nine Big 12 championships -- ¬ómore than anyone else in the conference's 10-year history."

Profound stuff. Nevermind that this is the eleventh season of the Big 12.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Nerd relaxation

It was a rough day at the office yesterday. I got home last night and after cooking dinner I decide to kick back and try to relax. What I decided to do was to hang out in the hammock on the back porch and mark the errata in my copy of Alton Brown's I'm Just Here For More Food. Correcting errors in a cookbook helped me unwind. Sometimes I scare myself with the level of nerdiness.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Thirty year limited warranty

Pictures of Ana are on the camera and will find their way here soon. Cute is on the way, folks, I promise. Until then, read about me getting old.

I handled the birthday fine with a minimum of flipping out. Being 30 ain't so bad... its better than being 29 because now I don't have to worry about turning 30. So all was well, almost.

Thursday morning, two days after the big event, I wake with a terrible headache the likes of which I had never had. After Aleve didn't help the pain I called the doctor. I am redirected to the local ER because the doc's office is installing a new CT machine and they want a picture of my head since this is the first big headache. Lovely. Five hours waiting in a noisy lobby with WAY too many healthy people I finally got drugs to help and the picture of my head shows I have a brain that appears to be normal. Yippee!

I called mom to tell her the story this weekend and she says, "Yeah, I started having migranes at 30 too." Thanks, mom, for the fantastic genes and not buying a longer warranty when I was born. I really could have done without this for another 10 years. At least now the good drugs are in the medicine cabinet instead of the ER.