December 23, 2002

Work, work, work

or lack thereof. Turns out my unemployment benefits are up at the end of January, which wouldn't be a problem except it's turning out to be rather more difficult to get good-paying work than I'd thought it would be. This isn't a good thing.

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December 21, 2002

Ho, ho, ho!

Merry Solstice!

Well, this is the evening when we roll out the presents and see what's come to help wear away at the winter days. The kids got a bunch of toys, as is typical (Peregrine got a gameboy advance, which has so far turned out to be less interesting than the giant robot). Me, though...

I got a blowtorch.

Not just any blowtorch, mind, but a small hand-held jobbie, perfect for Creme Brulee, Bananas Foster, and other dishes that involve sugar and flame. Cool!

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December 09, 2002

Can you say bullshit, boys and girls?

As I was flipping through the channels tonight, I came across one of the Administration's talking heads on some talk show on MSNBC. He was going on about how Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, and how he was lying about it in the big disclosure and all. But when asked about the evidence, well, he couldn't say because it was seeeeeeecret.

Yeah, right.

Doesn't anyone else remember the Gulf of Tonkin?

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December 05, 2002

Google isn't always your friend...

Important safety tip:

When working on a long-running but not-yet-done project, especially one that you can't devote your full attention to due to things like having to eat and all, don't go google to see what's out on the web. It can be awfully depressing.

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