Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Creatures of Habit

I've used this restroom many times when leaving Chicago via Midway. It's immediately to the right of the security checkpoint, or directly on the other side of the "expert traveler" security guantlet.

As I was standing in front of the urinal a few minutes ago, I realized something. That very urinal - the one furthest from the short urinal - was the only one I'd ever patronized within that restroom.

I can't explain it. I don't have that kind of loyalty to my doctor. Then again, that urinal doesn't have rude, spiteful staff.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

One Year

One year ago today, around this time, a little girl started a very important journey. She only had to travel about a foot, but it was very hard work. When she finally arrived, and I saw my baby girl for the first time, I cried and cried. I'd never before felt those emotions so strongly.

Once she started moving, my daughter's trip that day only took a couple of hours. My own journey had already taken over 29 years. Although I had a significant head start, from that point forward, we've been moving down the road together.

Happy birthday, Gretchen.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sunday, February 07, 2010

This has potential

With slight modifications, your odds of surviving a zombie apocalypse increase greatly.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

North Korean-flagged Libyan ship hijacked off Yemen by Somali pirates

AFP article, via Yahoo! News.

This is like the Demolition Derby Championship of rogue states. You've got pirates, terrorists and the country that spends a good portion of its meager resources doing THIS. At this rate, I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out that the ship was transporting genetically-modified radioactive Nazi vampires.