August 7th, 2001


Imagine if Captain Kangaroo had turned into an alcoholic lunatic

I just got my latest pay stub... Here are some statistics on my income that I thought were kind of interesting:

Regular pay makes up 78% of my total, Overtime 16%, Holiday Pay 2%, and Vacation 1.5%.

So far this year 28% has been witheld for taxes before I ever saw it, and 9.3% was put into my 401k plan (again before I even saw it).

The tax break down works like this:

14% Federal witholdings
6.2% FICA
1.5% Medicare
6.8% State taxes


Update: Also, I just broke 150 hours of PTO (vacation) time. Sweet :)

Hey that's cool, this atlas has mileage in it!

Couldn't get a hold of dhonma to go down to Powell's with me. He emailed me a phone number that he was supposed to be at, but he wasn't there. So I went with out him. No big deal, I just wanted to get out of the house. Went down and met anilnaik, which was quite fun as usual.

We basically planned our roadtrip out a bit. Got out the big atlases and figured out which roads we want to take and where. Planned out a rough idea of what places we want to see along the way. We figure that it should work out to about $400 - $500 per person for this trip. And that's estimating pretty high... That's also allocating quite a bit for our alcohol budget. :)

It was go night down at Powell's which was kind of neat. I've never seen Go played outside a computer, or in the movies. It's quite a cool game, although I haven't played in quite a while. I learned after watching the movie Pi. Never got any good, but I do understand the rules. So that was neat to see.

I can't remember what else I was going to say... something about Powell's, oh well. Anyway, time for bed!