July 29, 2008

previous post is a lie

I don't have anywhere to live once I move, oh faithful readers. But I do have some good leads.
I think the name of this generation should be the Carpal Tunnel Syndromes (which would be a good name for a rock band). I've been doing data analysis for 2.5 straight weeks, and my wrists hurt. A lot. Have you tried to buy a mousepad lately? They're really hard to find. And there's like 2 choices. I assume that's due to laser mouses instead of the rollerball kind. Anyway, in spite of my sweet wrist-rest mousepad, this is painful.
You should all read The Overachievers. Even if you aren't one. And then you should talk about it with people.


July 9, 2008

Hooray! House!

I have a place to live in the fall. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera.
Maryland is really pretty, if humid. So, there's trees everywhere, and hills too. Big trees. This is quite lovely. Except for the roads. These roads, you see, don't run north-south and east-west. The direction you start out is probably not the direction you'll be going in about 5 minutes. These roads definitely don't intersect at right angles. And don't even think about missing your turn, going another mile, and looping back around to where you should be. That might land you in Pennsylvania. Now in the OK, you can see where you're going for a good way off. You know: Oh, there's the gas station over yonder a piece (or: I can see the gas station; it's in the distance). And by seeing destination, you can usually get there. Now in Maryland, you probably aren't going to see your target, for all the trees. But if you do, the road you think leads in that direction does not. This is really my way of saying that I got lost a lot for the first 2 or 3 days.
Also, I really like being able to get the Washington Post. This makes me quite cheerful