Vital Statistics

Aches & pains: sciatica, temperature sensitivity, left hip
Current reading: Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
Recent listening: The Chess Story, Eric Clapton, The Yardbirds, Beckology, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Steve Miller Band, Traffic, Boz Scaggs, The Rolling Stones
Recent viewing: CSI, God in America, Sin City, V is for Vendetta, CommandoTheremin: An Electronic OdysseySecrets Beneath the Ice (Nova), Real Time with Bill Maher, Japan’s Killer Quake (Nova), BBS: The Documentary
Recent playing: DropZap, Words with Friends, WSOP Hold ‘Em Legend HD
Recently accomplished: Couch acquisition, Troop 820 collections, mowed lawn, new couch prep
Imperative To Do: Clean garage, clean gutters, new shelves for stereo, bank trip, bark dust, doctor appointments

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2510
Van odometer: 154057
Weight lost (in pounds): 4
Aches & pains: numbness in left leg at times, stye (left eye), sore throat and cough
Current reading: My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk, Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy
Recent listening: Down by the Old Mainstream by Golden SmogAccelerate by R.E.M.Science FridayCoverville, DrugMusic
Recent viewing: The Daily  Show, The Colbert Report, Numb3rs, Meet the Press, Patriots at Chargers, 60 Minutes, Nashville, Made, Dan in Real Life, Presidential Debate
Recent playing: Chain FactorGlueFO
Recently accomplished: Cancelled gym membership, mowed lawn, paid bills, stored air conditioner for the winter, mailed packages
Imperative To Do: Get rid of office junk, freecycle, activate new Tivo, oil change for van, clean garage, office organization, get rid of MacRenewal Macs, trim bushes, pull blackberries

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2500
Van odometer: 154003
Weight lost (in pounds): 0
Aches & pains: left shin (scab gone), lower back, all my muscles
Current reading: My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk, Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy
Recent listening: The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Box)News from Lake WobegonScience FridayCoverville, DrugMusic
Recent viewing: Olympics, Democratic National Convention, Republican National Convention, The O’Reilly Factor
Recent playing: Chain Factor, Spaceward Ho!
Recently accomplished: Upgraded DSL, cleaned cat boxes, setup VPN access for work, office cleaning, office moving, office remodeling, cardboard recycling
Imperative To Do: Craigslist items for Thomas/Graham, install Tina’s bike computer, get rid of office junk, freecycle, activate new Tivo, oil change for van, weeds, clean garage, moss

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CPBS: Trace Elements

What if scientists liked country music? This video has the answer.

Warning: contains adult language and themes.

 

If you liked that, you should check out their earlier work on π.

1975 Sears Christmas Catalog


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Originally uploaded by Wishbook

When I was 9, there were few things more exciting than the arrival of the Sears Christmas catalog. I bought my microscope and my chemistry set out of that catalog. I wanted to get the electronics set but never did.

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2236
Weight lost (in pounds): 44
Hours of sleep last night: 10
Hours billed last week: 40
Aches & pains: sciatic
Current reading:: The Book of Totally Useless Information by Don Voorhees, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Recent listening: NPR Story of the Day, Science Friday
Recent viewing: Nature: The Cheetah Orphans, Nova: Intelligent Design on Trial, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Numb3rs, High Stakes Poker
Recent playing: foosball, Guitar Hero III (Wii)
Recently accomplished: cleaned and lubed bike, cardboard recycling, groceries, cat boxes, installed rear fender
Imperative To Do: RMA old Tivo drive, sift through inbox, post office, freecycle gorilla shelf parts, sunglasses

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 1932
Weight lost: 36 lbs.
South Beach days in the last week: none
Hours of sleep last night: 8.5
Hours billed last week: 40
Aches & pains: none
Current reading:: 2107 Curious Word Origins, Says & Expressions by Charles Earle Funk, The Book of Totally Useless Information by Don Voorhees, Death By Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Recent listening: This American Life, News from Lake Wobegon, Coverville, DrugMusic, NPR Story of the Day, Science Friday
Recent viewing: My Name Is Earl, Heroes, World Series of Poker, Countdown
Recent playing: Guitar Hero II (XBox 360)
Recently accomplished: Trimmed shrubs, paid bills, rescheduled birthday party
Imperative To Do: RMA old Tivo drive, sift through inbox, post office, finish garage, freecycle gorilla shelf parts, sunglasses, update resume

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: n/a
Weight lost: 53 lbs.
Hours of sleep last night: 7
Hours billed last week: 41
Total mice caught: 13
Current reading: 2107 Curious Word Origins, Says & Expressions by Charles Earle Funk, The Book of Totally Useless Information by Don Voorhees, The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
Recent listening: Coverville, DrugMusic, NPR Story of the Day, Science Friday
Recent viewing: Sportscenter, Kingdom Hospital, High Stakes Poker, Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report
Recent playing: Donut Games, Elebits
Recently accomplished: Fixed Thomas’ email, helped Tina finish her Cub Scout movie, help Thomas get video on his iPod, fixed DVD player (with Dust Off), test run for Cub Scout movie on projector
Imperative To Do: RMA old Tivo drive, hair cut, fix bathroom sink, buy front bike fender, taxes, move music to new drive, taxes, install CD burner in Thomas’ computer, backup everyone’s computer

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 680 miles
Weight lost: 53 lbs.
Hours of sleep last night: 6
Hours billed last week: 40
Total mice caught: 12
Current reading: 2107 Curious Word Origins, Says & Expressions by Charles Earle Funk, The Book of Totally Useless Information by Don Voorhees, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Recent listening: Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull, KBOO Bike Show, NPR Story of the Day, Science Friday
Recent viewing: NBA Rookie Challenge, All-Star Saturday Night, All-Star Game, Daytona 500, The Daily Show, Countdown, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Medium, Battlestar Galactica
Recent playing: Donut Games, Elebits, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
Recently accomplished: Cleaned and lubed bike, office cleaning, recycling, installed longer Ethernet cable for Tivo
Imperative To Do: RMA old Tivo drive, pay bills, hair cut, fix bathroom sink, clean office, rebait and move traps