Thursday, February 24, 2005

A-Team Resurection has decided they want to form a new A-Team. They placed an ad in the LA Craigslist and waited for results. You can monitor their progress here.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Working Order

I've been putting it off for several months now, but I've finally fixed the most messed up parts of my vehice. I have replaced the wiper motor, so I now have functional windshield wipers; something that I would recommend all Seattle drivers to have. My rear brakes were also squeaking badly, so I opened them up only to learn that excess brake dust was building up inside. I probably have 10,000 miles left minimum before I need to replace them, unless I do a ton of 4x4 off roading in the near future. They still squeak though, so I might take some WD40 to them to fix the squeak. I tweaked my suspension a little so I will have a much smoother ride when hauling 500+ kilogram loads in the back. There are quite a few things that I still need to do, but I now have the more important/annoying ones out of the way.
My current vehicle maintenance to do list:

Get/install a rear-view mirror
Fix rear, passenger window latch
Get/install an emergency brake (I've never had one)
Replace sound system with one that works better while listening to AM radio

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Your opinion wanted

I want to buy a shirt from Since they have many very cool shirts to choose from which one do you think I should buy and why?

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Students & Snow

It's official, students have too much free time on their hands.

Student volonteers help create the 55-foot snow scupture of a pirate ship. You can read the entire article here

I'm not sure there's enough snow in a 50 mile radius of my house to make such a structure

Friday, February 11, 2005

Super Bowl ticket

A guy named Jon receives a free ticket to the Super Bowl from his
company. Unfortunately, when Jon arrives at the stadium he realizes
the seat is in the last row in the corner of the stadium - he's closer
to the Goodyear blimp than the field.

About halfway through the first quarter, Jon notices an empty seat 10
rows off the field, right on the 50 yard line. He decides to take a
chance and makes his way through the stadium and around the security
guards to the empty seat. As he sits down, he asks the gentleman
sitting next to him, "Excuse me, is anyone sitting here?" The man
says no.

Now, very excited to be in such a great seat for the game, Jon again
inquires of the man next to him, "This is incredible! Who in their
right mind would have a seat like this at the SuperBowl and not use it?"

The man replies, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me, I was
supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away. This is the
first Super Bowl we haven't been together at since we got married in

"Well, that's really sad," says Jon, "but still, couldn't you find
someone to take the seat? A relative or close friend?"

"No," the man replies, "they're all at the funeral."

Too much to do, too little time

If you haven't noticed, I haven't posted a new topic for a while. I will hopefully remedy the situation later tonight. If not, I'll just have to dig up an old email worth reading again.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

English is a hard to learn

If English is not your first language, it is one of the hardest to learn. There are many pronunciations for the same letter combinations, that getting a firm grasp takes years, even for a native speaker. Here’s why:

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish furniture.

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert..

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not object to the object.

11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

13) They were too close to the door to close it.

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail

18) After a number of injections my jaw got number.

19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France(Surprise!). Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.

Quicksand works slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea or is it a pig. And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?

If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend. If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it? Is it an odd, or an end?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out, and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

One more: Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick"?