November 28th, 2006

Moa: The King of Destruction

News that doesn't have a funny description

A South African man tries to get out of work with a note from his gynaecologist. The note, of course, said that he was pregnant and needed the week off. How stupid do you have to be to fail to understand how that works? Now, if Arnold Schwarzenegger needed a week off from being governor, maybe....

Family buys camcorder from Best Buy, but gets pasta sauce instead. And they probably can't get a refund once they've opened the sauce.

Doe! An antlered female deer. I thought it would be a nice followup to yesterday's deer hunting story, even if this deer also got shot.

Men in China arrested for impersonating monks. It's hard to imagine why anyone would want to pretend to be a monk... selling cheap crap is easy enough for ordinary guys on the street, and they'd be less noticeable.

Portuguese man drives into a subway tunnel. Keep driving, man! If you go under 150 mph, you get crushed!

Minimum-security jail inmates knit clothes for charity. Now that's something productive to do with their time.
Moa: The King of Destruction

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Today's Bridge: I partnered with Mike, and the two of us tend to bid more aggressively and more accurately than most other partnerships. After two pathetically weak hands, one of which we managed to set by a trick, we scored a game (with overtricks to make slam, but there was no way to bid them and I think the opponents threw away the top diamonds), got set in a game when our king got finessed on the opening lead, and picked up the last game. Then we played one final hand where we had game in hearts locked, but they bid game in spades, and doubling was automatic for me. I think they took three tricks. Steve just wanted to play the last hand, which is admirable, but sometimes, you just have to hope for a chance to set. Hilariously enough, WE pulled trump in that hand. And I covered Mike's good jack with my queen so I could lead the ten to pull the board's nine.

Today's Ookami: I found the hidden room easily enough, and I'm ashamed I never found it before. Beating the boss was almost harder the second time around, but I made it work and got to the city after a bit of exploring for additional Stray Beads and other goodies. I can't decide what attribute to build up next... ink? Health? Not money, I expect... it'll be a long time until my wallet's full. Probably ink. I had to use an Inkfinity Stone to get to one of the secrets, and there are more and more times when I need to use my brush rapid-fire recently.

Today's Work: I started on a very labor-intensive part of my project just as the funding came through for the next one, so instead of taking the training I need, I'm going to spend the rest of the week investigating it and trying to figure out what the hell it is.

Today's House: Only a surprise if you let yourself be misled by the promos. Still, as much as everyone's saying it's going downhill, I still enjoy watching it. Like The Simpsons. I also watched the bonuses on the second DVD, including the bloopers and the montage of Lupus references in the first season. And in tonight's episode, House revealed the truth: it's never Lupus. But we knew that.

And we opened the care package of anime from home. My only guess is that Mom switched the pile of good anime with the pile of crap and sent the wrong one home. Apparently, there's more at home, but this box is going back, or in the garbage. Or to charity or something, because those kids need more anime.