Restroom Protocol

There are certain unwritten rules that I follow when using a public restroom, and I’d like to share them with you for debate/information…

1. Avoid eye contact with any person whose fly is open
2. Do not initiate conversation with anyone engaged in any act of human waste removal (although I may respond to someone who addresses me while I am urinating, provided that eye contact is avoided)
3. Whenever possible, maintain a 1-urinal “buffer zone” between fellow restroom occupants
4. Always use soap
5. Maintain a distance of at least 4 inches from the urinal, but do not exceed 8 inches
6. Do not, under any circumstances, engage in conversation with someone who is occupying a stall, or engage in conversation while occupying a stall

I would thank you to observe these rules any time we are in a public restroom together…

It Is Apparent

Clearly, I have some themes/plugins for Firefox that are memory hogs. I was cursing at my computer a few hours ago because the web was slow AF, but when I run my browser in ‘safe mode,’ ’tis smooth sailin.It’s also apparent to me that eventually Google will make encyclopedias obsolete. Check that — Google will make human knowledge obsolete. Why remember anything, when you can do a keyword search for any little thing?


A Short(er) List of Thoughts for the Day

1. If the Packers hire Wade Phillips to be the next head coach, I will weep.

2. I’ve been sick for about two weeks now; I should probably make time to go to the doctor.

3. Sometimes I wonder if everyone at work everywhere is a little afraid that they might be screwing something up every day.

4. Process, process, process, read news, web search, process, process, process, read, process, read, search, process, process…

5. This weather is insane: freezing-ass December, and now it’s like it’s March.

6. I did not watch a single college bowl game for the first time in years, and apparently missed some good ones.

7. Really wanted to post pictures last night, really pissed that I forgot USB wasn’t working on my laptop.

8. I don’t want to have to get a new laptop.

Some Projections and a Quick Rant

It was about 9:30 pm yesterday when I found out that the ‘season premiere’ of Scrubs was on that night. Twice, apparently. Err, it was two episodes.

Now– I will whole-heartedly defend the New Order in network television scheduling. People don’t watch re-runs because there’s plenty more to see all over the dial, and you end up with these unconventional schedules whereby the network can essentially put on twice as many shows, each of them for half a ‘season,’ more or less.

That’s all well and good and makes sense if you would just publicize when you’re going to re-arrange things. Or, for chrissakes, give people a week after the holiday season to settle in and wait for the all the football to end. Did YOU know that Scrubs was going to be on again last night? Now I have to try to get it by some other means.

Anyway, outside of that, you can expect to see some photos from the New Year gala in their very own gallery later today (possibly in the evening).

Also, please send thoughts and prayers in the direction of Michelle’s family, as some of its members have been less than healthy of late…

This from the we-can-all-be-geeks file.