Category Archives: thoughts – instant

life will never be the same

I have graduated from the single-serve coffee pods to a 5-cup coffee maker. I also now have a canister just for coffee. I drank the equivalent of eight cups today. No, they were notallcaffeinatedwhywouldyouthinkthatwhatareyouimplyingIcannotbelieveyouthinkIhaveaproblem

Actually, all but two cups were decaf.


The best pizza in the world is from a little place in Ozark, Alabama, named DiFlippo’s. And tonight, that’s what we had for dinner.

My mom has told me that they might go out of business soon. The current owner is advancing in age, and his children don’t really want to continue the business. So I like to have it whenever I come home if I can.

If I find that they really are going out of business one day, I think I’m going to ask them for the recipe for their sauce.

maybe some time…

The really random thing I eventually want for our living room once we ramp up the process of redoing it (it’s currently like number four on our list) is to eventually get my great-grandmother’s mantle clock fixed. I like clocks in general, and it’s a nice piece of history, so I’d like to get it working again.

it’s so dark

It’s so sad after all the houses in the neighborhood have taken down their Christmas lights. Just another reminder that the holidays are over…

Not to mention that our house is the only one on the block that doesn’t have much outdoor lighting. In a way, it’s kind of nice…you can actually look up and see stars. It’s one of many ways in which the place where we live feels like we’re out in the country when we’re really not.

Not that I’m going out and looking at stars tonight. It’s so cold, too.

another day…another 5 thoughts

  • Why does “Oh, boy” mean good, and “oh, man” mean bad?
  • Why do people call it a “hot water heater”? Wouldn’t the
    water already be hot in this case?
  • I don’t know what’s funnier…that a guy actually called every 867-5309 number out there, or that it didn’t cost him anything to do it.
  • Ooh…pretty…
  • If I could own any fast-food restaurant, I’d pick either a Chick-Fil-A or a Subway. However, doing so would pretty much ensure that I’d weigh 300 pounds one day.

a few random workday thoughts

  • Has there ever been a staunch liberal?
  • Do you suppose that when Tony Giles needs a pick-me-up, he says to himself, “THIS…IS…TONY GILES!”, or “Stand and deliver a ‘Roll Tide’…for me!”? I would, if I were him.
  • One of the things that have run through my mind recently: wondering how much a typical family saves by repairing items with Super Glue than buying new items.
  • Is it just me, or could the lead singer of Five for Fighting and Dave Matthews switch places? No one would notice if they only heard them.
  • Among the items on my desk right now: a Nerf football, a Rubik’s cube, a foam boomerang, and a jar of M&M’s. All have been used today.

random workday thoughts

Another random thought challenge game! Today, while I’m working, I’ll try to put down thoughts that come into my head, of course, updating each time something new happens. Here we go:

  • I don’t know about you, but whenever I hear “Amazing Grace” on bagpipes it always gets a little dusty around my eyes.
  • Sign #142 I’m in the real world now: it seems like around 11:00 in the morning I start thinking about lunch. It used to be that when 11:00 rolled around, I thought about breakfast.
  • A lesson that I’ve learned three times in the past year: just when I think I know Java decently well, I find out I don’t know Java.
  • Okay, so this isn’t producing that many thoughts. That’s because I’m actually doing work. Aren’t ya proud of me?
  • One of work’s cardinal rules: if, at some point during your workday, you do not encounter a feeling of helplessness, your job’s too easy.
  • Okay, so that’s a knee-jerk reaction: today I’ve started about five different projects, and had the opportunity to complete none of them.
  • Three days, sweetheart! I can’t wait to see you!

thoughts at 2:30

  • If Chris Berman’s taking fan-suggested “Bermanisms”, the one at the very top of my list has to be Hee Seop “Lovin’ Her Today” Choi.
  • Every now and then, it’s just good to do yard work, even if it does result in you getting sunburned.
  • I admit that my yellow driving clip-on glasses make me look like a dork, but it’s so much nicer to drive with them on.
  • Getting a birdie is very cool, but making a par “from the tips” is pretty good too, especially when one is not a very long hitter, or a very good golfer for that matter.
  • The only thing worse for me than a long drive home at night is getting disconnected from my girlfriend on three different occasions during the trip for lack of phone service. A note to Cingular – your promise that callers don’t go out of your “nationwide” range only has teeth if your coverage is truly across the entire span of the country.
  • Sometimes I have to remind myself that as bad as things seem to me, someone else always is feeling worse, and for much better reasons than I have.
  • A few days without my precious broadband…it’s like going to the desert after living in the Amazon for the past two years.
  • I think $ale of the Century is the most underrated game show of all time.
  • I currently posess more change than a Vegas slot machine. I’m pretty sure I could at least buy a couple of new CDs with all of it. But it’s pretty sad when your change makes up a noticeable percentage of your life savings.
  • Why am I still up again?