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Hold on. Angry rant incoming. Is there some ridiculous conspiracy going on to make this city impossible to drive through? I can’t get anywhere without sitting in a ridiculous amount of traffic. During the day, the various rush hours make driving unbearable. Ok, fine, so the goal is to avoid rush hour right? Drive later, after rush hour is over? NO. Because every night they close down all the freeways to 1-2 lanes and bring everything to crushing stand still. Oh, you want to take the 405? Half the lanes are closed and you probably cant find an open on ramp anyway. The 110? No, the section through the tunnels is narrowed to 1 lane so it will take you forever to get through. The 134? Forget it, they narrow it to 2 lanes while they… OK, I’ve never actually even seen anyone working, but they are definitely diligently practicing their cone placement and removal every night. I now hate the color red because it signifies brake lights and the color of the freeway on google traffic maps. Additionally, all this sitting around with my car running on the freeway means I need to get gas all the time since my MPGs are worthless. And every time I fill gas I get angry… Oh it’s $3.839 per gallon. Wait… 9? This has annoyed me since I was a kid. I can’t pay in thousandths of pennies. None of us can… Why are they allowed to post prices in decimal levels that we can’t pay in? Can I bill my clients that way? Are they keeping track of the extra pennies I give them every day because of that fraction that I can’t pay in? Do the extra pennies roll over and am I getting credits? Am I going to get a free stick of gum one day? Please post your prices in amounts that currency exists in. Oh and surprise, they closed my exit to work this morning. Let’s enjoy the convenient detour. End Rant.
(Reproduced from my Facebook page from a few days ago. Easily my longest rant ever.)
Musical interlude aside, seriously, it has been a while since I have been on here. I just redid the theme, should look a bit more updated!
Also, have a set of posts planned and coming up. Should be amusing to say the least. Hope you guys enjoy.
I think for the first time in years I have no actual Halloween related plans this Halloween weekend. Pretty odd. I will, however, be intently watching the USC v. Stanford game. 🙂
In more professional related news, I’m keeping an eye on the VS Tech v. Twitter case. Wondering how it will impact Twitter, it at all… (read more about it here).
Well I might just consider this
If you don’t let me down
If you can keep me happy
Well you can stick around
Now I don’t care for sycofants
They drive me round the bend
But if you can’t control yourself
Then let’s just keep good friends
If you haven’t heard about the controversy, Kim Kardashian was featured on the April cover of the Turkish print of Cosmo magazine. You can read/see more about this here:
Though I do find it offensive that a Turkish entity is using an Armenian for the purpose of profit (selling magazines in this case), I am not offended by Kim Kardashian being on the cover of the April issue of the Turkish Cosmo. Why? I feel like this is a sign of triumph over the Genocide. 96 years ago on April 24, 1915 the Turkish government tried to wipe out the Armenian people and now here we are on the covers of their magazines. It is almost a tribute to our resilience. Hell, I wish Armenians were on the covers of all Turkish magazines this month.
Hello February! The shortest month with the most deadlines. Yay?
So this morning a sand truck lost control on the 101, went thru the median, came back, jack-knifed, and landed on a minivan. Needless to say it is still there, causing MAJOR traffic. I hate traffic. I want to work walking distance from where I live. Traffic has to be one of the most frustrating things city dwellers have to deal with.
Love the city, hate the traffic. Anyone have a helicopter they want to loan me?
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
This quote so clearly states how I am trying to live my life. Starting each day as the new day that it is, forgetting the ridiculousness from the days before that shouldn’t have impacted me to begin with.
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year. May 2011 bring you happiness and health!
I hope everyone is having a pleasant 1.1.11. I’m starting off the new year by backing up my laptop! Something I meant to do all of 2010…
If you’ve been looking to do the same, here is a post on Lifehacker that walks you through using one utility.