My flag football team got smashed tonight 40-18. I was feeling really out of it and woke up with this sharp pain in my neck this morning so I can’t turn my head. Needless to say, I played very poorly. I got a couple of sacks and broke up some passes, but I also let their not super-fast QB get around the corner a couple of times and on one my whole team just gave up and he went 40 yards for an untouched touchdown.… read more “Flag football creamage”
Gametime! I’m going to get some snacks and watch it on my couch. So much better than sitting in stands where you can’t see anything. I may go meet Fletch and some other friends at a bar on Ravenna at halftime though.
I watched the end of a great football game last week between Texas Tech and Oklahoma State University, which OSU won by a hair at the end. But after the game was when the real fireworks started: Gundy, head coach of OSU, came to do his post-game press conference and instead of celebrating his win on national television, he absolutely tore the head off of a columnist who had wrote a negative article about Gundy’s former starting quarterback whom he had just benched the previous week.… read more “Gundy’s Rage”
My bill from the University of Washington Medical Center just came.
Numbing shot: $155.85
Tetanus shot: $15.50
3 hours of waiting in the emergency room:
What the fuck? That room cost $300 an hour?!!?! I am in the wrong business!
The total bill came to $1,044.35
My bicycle cost $100. Helmet $30.… read more “The High Cost of Chin Repairs”
… unless we change the way we currently motivate our best minds.
The world is flushing trillions of dollars down the toilet in the way it currently is trying to find a cure for deadly diseases. The incentive system is all wrong. Researchers and scientists have no pressure on them to cure a disease, all their motivation actually leans the other way.… read more “AIDs, Cancer will never be cured…”
For the last twenty years, the human species space program has languished. NASA is full of plodding, uncreative bureacrats. Our primary use of space now is for cell phone and television satellites. Our advances in outer space have slowed to a trickle of what they once were. Is this a problem? Consider the following:
For as long as man has existed, we’ve had all of our eggs in one basket: Earth.… read more “Why has man sat still for so long?”
I just finished reading Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Great book and a fast read, I highly recommend it.
The story is about a young boy who has the greatest mind of any human alive, perhaps in history. Napoleon, Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar rolled up into one; except without their failings. Mankind had been attacked by an alien species that tried to colonize our planet twice and the boy is supposed to be the only hope for man to survive a true invasion.… read more “Ender’s Game”
Perhaps I should have the Joel version of Walden Pond (Thoreau’s book about spending time alone) or Into the Wild (the dumbass hipster who went to have his own adventure in the wilderness and got eaten by a bear).
Just take some time off and do my own thing without anyone else. My job can be almost entirely devoid of human interaction if I want it to be.… read more “Walden Pond/ Into the Wild”
Nothing is more frustrating to me than people who are unreliable and don’t do what they’ve said they’d do. My grandpa probably had a part in instilling this feeling in me, as well as the anger I had towards my parents when they didn’t follow through on their promises. I will stroll through hell’s heat or the arctic’s cold to ensure that I deliver on my word.… read more “Reliability”