Monthly Archives: January 2007

12,459 ways to waste time and be unproductive

I noticed a feature in Google Reader today that shows all my usage stats. This one line in particular is sort of scary:

” From your 166 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 12,459 items, starred 43 items, and shared 0 items.”

12,459 items? I wonder how many of those I clicked on “Mark all as read”. For my sanities sake I hope it was maybe 11,000 of those.

If you click on the image you can see what the top 20 feeds are that I read. If you care for some odd reason.

Google Reader Stats

the patriots

Sunday afternoon, I was outside for the 900th time trying to convince Charlie how much better it is to go to the bathroom outside, instead if under the dining room table. I was carrying a nice steaming bag of crap to the back of my house to throw it in the trash, and one of my neighbors was heading towards her car.

She says: "Getting ready to watch the game tonight?"

Me…being me..quickly think, game? what game is she talking about? I figured she must be referring to the patriots game that allegedly was on at some point in time. I actually thought the game was already over, since Aimee had mentioned something about it earlier…but anyway..

I say: "Haha…no not really…I am not much of a football fan.."

She say: "Well! you better not watch it then!"

what does that even mean? if she hadn't said that, would I have run in the house and forced myself to sit through the game?

The Ergopod!

I wonder if I can get my work to buy me this.. The ErgoPod

Leonardo DiCaprio

I gained some respect for the young fella that is Leonardo DiCaprio after watching The Departed, but this article really amuses me

Haha, Titanic made him want to quit acting. That is…until he looked at the balance of his bank account again 


Last tuesday we adopted a puppy from an animal shelter in CT. He really enjoys going to the bathroom. We named him Charlie, and he is a Beagle/Jack Russell Terrier mix. As of today he is a little over 9 1/2 weeks old.


If you want to see more fun pictures of little charlie, click here

A better use for my truck project

I saw this post on about making a coffee table out of a engine block, and it dawned on me how much cheaper (and still useful) it would have been to do that project instead of my '84 blazer project I had worked on for years.

Come to think of it. The engine block is still in my parents garage.

So are the pistons, the crank shaft, the cam shaft, and the heads.

Maybe I could make the coffee table out of the engine block. Drink coasters out of the pistons, end tables out of the heads.

Now what could I do with the crank shaft and the cam shaft? hmmm…. 

At one point, I had Aimee sold on using some old Sun E3000's my work had as end tables for our bedroom, but that was when we had an apartment. I am assuming the situation is differant now. I think it would be pretty funny to put all the remaining parts of the truck inside our house.