January 6th, 2005


Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.

So the bedroom is all done and painted and much prettier. I should have mentioned that the previous post pre-painting pictures were BEFORE I bought the house. So the stuff that was in the room isn't ours. That was more just to show the decor. Angie did take some after pictures that show some of the progress and the finished product. She had a little dust on the lens, ignore that. Overall I think it looks way better. I'm much happier.


If you're gonna fight a war, debilitating flatulence is by far the funniest way to win it.

The other day I was cleaning out my closet and I found a bunch of old college textbooks. For whatever reason I had kept them, even though the last time they've seen daylight had to be 2001. On a whim I decided to check half.com to see if I could sell any of them. Out of the four I had only one was selling for more than $3.

The only book worth anything was this old Linux textbook written in 1997. I listed the book at $15 (the lowest price) thinking I'd never hear back on it, especially considering there about a dozen other copies for sale. Today I got an email saying that the item had sold! Fine by me, it's $15 I didn't have yesterday.

I'm still a little confused why of all the textbooks the only one worth anything was an old Linux book. I can't think of many computer books at all that are worth anything after a couple of years. They become out of date so fast, especially a Linux book. It's an eight (8!!!) year old book!

The squirrel really is the T-Rex of the rodentia kingdom

My mailordercomics.com order arrived today, and part of that order was Superman #212. It's been an interesting story arc to say the least. In this issue Superman finally finds Lois after thinking she'd been dead. Apparently they "hook up" as Lois is looking pretty hot, nakedly wrapped in Superman cloak. Despite the logistics of how they have sex (The only way he could bang regular chicks is with a kryptonite condom. That would kill him.) she's looking pretty hot in that picture. I <3 Jim Lee.