Relax. Life's too stressed out.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

New Diagnosis for Overweight

Posted: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 00:00:00 EST

Source: Germaine Savoy has known for years she needed to lose weight and figured she was in for another lecture when she went to see her doctor last week. She wasn't expecting to hear that she had some strange, ominous-sounding syndrome.

Good news for my dad

Posted: 2005-10-28T12:06:04Z

I can now authoritatively tell you how to say "hit the road" grammatically in German: not "schlagen die Straße" but "schlagen gegen die Straße". Gegen = against, and is required when you talk about hitting a thing (as opposed to slugging someone). So "let's hit the road" would be "schlagen wir gegen die Straße."

I doubt very much whether it's idiomatic, but at least it's correct.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Sox still champs

Posted: 2005-10-27T09:28:35Z

Glen Quagmire: Who wants to play drink the beer?
Peter Griffin: Right here.
[drinks beer]
Peter Griffin: What do I win?
Glen Quagmire: Another beer.
Peter Griffin: I'm going for the high score.
Glen Quagmire: Actually, Charlie's got the high score.
Charlie: Hey, your clock wont flush.

Ahoy Matey, er I mean Craigey

Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2005 13:42:04 -0800


Dr. Saddam from Tiger Cafe2 is back from helping the Katrina victims... and is now using Craigslist to help himself.

This week I dared walk the plank again. I tried posting a second "friends only" ad for a regular rollerblading partner. (The first ad introduced me to someone who didn't even own skates, who almost dozed off within five minutes out of her house.)

Go to his site to see her pic for yourself... hope you have some good skates, Dr. S. And I'm sure Craig Newmark is delighted to find out that he's your matchmaker.

Speaking of which, Craig's blog features this picture and the question, "Can you make a 'net router with pinecones.?"

The things you can learn from an ex-con.

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Positive thoughts.

Posted: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 08:54:11 GMT

Source: It's going to be okay.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Merck Withdraws Arthritis Medication

Posted: Fri, 01 Oct 2004 00:00:00 EDT

Source: The blockbuster arthritis drug Vioxx was taken off the market yesterday by Merck & Co. after a study confirmed simmering concerns that it significantly raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. More than 2 million people take Vioxx worldwide, making this the largest voluntary drug recall in...

Sunday, November 06, 2005


Posted: 2005-10-26T10:12:07Z

If it wasn't so warm out today, it would be cooler.

104 Ain't Bad

Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2005 13:23:45 -0800


Let's all give Joi Ito a little link love, now that he's fallen out of the Technorati 100:

Although I didn't conduct this experiment on purpose, it's interesting data. On the other hand, it would be interesting to see how much sheer number of posts vs interesting posts can increase rank and traffic. More posts means more pages to view as well a higher likelihood that someone will link to you.

The discussion in the comments focused on a recent change Technorati announced... that it only counts incoming links from the last six months... so that newer bloggers have a chance. Joi concedes in Comment Five:

Yeah, I think the shorter window of links counted does allow newer blogs to gain rank faster. I think this is a good thing

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Posted: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 07:56:39 GMT

Source: I'm up at 8.30 and it feels odd. I'm shaking so much that the mouse is going all over the place. I don't think this is stress, this is just being awake early. I went to bed at half past ten and I didn't get to sleep until five because that's my usual bed time. Maybe I could get into an early bed time routine if I got the job, but Chris always has late bed times even if he has early shifts and I don't want to miss out on seeing him. Maybe I wouldn't be able to handle full time after all, maybe I should just go for part time. After all, then if it goes okay I could ask for more shifts and that'd be a good thing. If I start full time it'd be harder to go to part time if I change my mind. But I want more than just Saturday shifts or something, because I want more money. I want to work three days a week maybe. If they offer me either just Saturdays or full time, I'll probably pick full time. But I can't exactly say that I'd rather have part time but will accept full time if that's all they're offering me, can I? Maybe I can kind of ask for somewhere in between? Like, three and a half days? 30 hours a week? Is that just hopelessly picky? I'll try and still sound flexible... I don't want to screw this up. I just don't know how much I can handle.

Plus, I'm wondering if I've even got the time right. On the phone, he said "three... no ten-thirty." Well, maybe he said two-thirty because that's closer to three? How will I know? I can't ring him back because I've had enough of phones. Will it be really awful if I turn up five hours early? I mean, he's going to be at work all day anyway?

And I've just remembered that on my CV I lied and said I'd worked for a week in Lucy's friend's friend's shop, and she asked him and he said he'd be my reference. Which is okay except for the fact they'll ask me what I did and I'll have to lie. I'm going to say I didn't use the till or anything, just put stuff on shelves and answered customer questions. That shouldn't be too hard to lie about. But still!

If they ask me why I've not had a real job before... I'm going to say that I never really needed one before and that as I was doing my Open University studies I didn't look that hard for a job. Is that okay? I could also use my OU as an excuse as to why I don't want to do really full-time, even though you can work full time with it. I'll just say I don't want to push myself too hard...

I really want this job. I just also want to be the kind of person who can get up in the morning, and I don't think I can.