Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Oddities...

Every city I've ever lived in has had it's quirks. D.C. was like a political disneyland filled with self-important, John Grisham-reading, pseudo-intellectuals who "knew people on the Hill." New Orleans was the complete opposite of D.C. where most people thought you worked just so you could buy beer and pay your bills (in that order) and they were damn sure Elvis was still alive. Now Dallas, which I thought was just going to be a bland, run-of-the-mill city, is turning out to be just as quirky as the other two. I never realized how many dry cleaners and donut shops could thrive in one area! I think that Dallas (or at least the North Dallas suburbs) must have the highest concentration of strip malls and churches (and churches within strip malls) of any major suburban area in the entire country. It's freakish how many I pass on my way to work each day.

This is a running narrative of what I see on my drive to work:

Gas station, church, strip mall (with donut shop and dry cleaners of course!), Starbucks.
Gas station, church, strip mall (with donut shop and dry cleaners of course!), Starbucks.
Gas station, church, strip mall (with donut shop and dry cleaners of course!), Starbucks.
Gas station, church, strip mall (with donut shop and dry cleaners of course!), Starbucks.
...you get the point.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Quote of the Day

Found this nifty quote on Refdesk:

"There are seven sins in the world: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle." - Mahandas Gandhi

Lord knows I'll never write something this deep.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Funky Slacks

My slacks smell funky.

I left them in the washer all night and they -along with the other clothes- turned into a wretched and damp clothesball.

I thought a "Fresh Scent" dryer sheet would do the trick, but I was wrong.

Now I'm stuck with smelly slacks all day.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Personal Achievement #365,301

My new high score at Text Twist is 207,700! Ha!
Now I can take my bleary-eyed self to bed.
It's nice when you achieve your goals.