May 22nd, 2007

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Flossing

If I’m not whimpering, then I’m not flossing thoroughly enough.

If I don’t floss thoroughly enough, in the long run I’ll whimper even worse.

Because my hands hurt, I can’t floss without a FlossAid. It is necessary to keep a supply because they gradually crack and then one day *snap*. You can feel and see this process happening—the device gets less springy and you can see hairline cracks forming near the ‘spool’.

I’m going to replace my not-entirely-in-one-piece Sonicare (Philips) toothbrush with one of those Oral-B (Braun) toothbrushes that can start a pot of coffee for you and walk the dog even before you have awakened. Except I’ll have mine prepare morning tea instead of coffee.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

This claim is exaggerated: I don’t like long talks, because I am too distractable

You Communicate Like a Woman

You empathize, talk things out, and express your emotions freely.
You're a good listener, and you're non-judgmental with your advice.
Communication is how you connect with people.
You're always up for a long talk, no matter how difficult the subject matter is.


Make the talks less long, please; or, rather, let the talks be extended over weeks and months, including periods of unconscious contemplation.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Via some screw-up …

Via some screw-up I ended up with my new checks printed in Español and with a Southwestern theme. It would be mildly funny for me to be using Southwestern-themed Spanish-language checks, so I think I’ll just go with it. Though better than Español would be Esperanto, which at least I know somewhat.

The checks have Southwestern theme. I think I’m going to write some checks for negative dólares to the border vigilante groups.