Dumb Things I Have Done Lately

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Wash and Go

On the drive to ork this morning, was stopped behind a school bus at a light. Had my travel mug in my right hand. There was some remnant of cicada guts on the windshield, so I blipped the windshield washers to clean it off (or at least smear it around into a more translucent paste). Except I was holding the coffee mug in my right hand, which is the side with the wiper controls. So I ended up flashing my brights at the school bus at the light.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Smartwater. Dumb Thing.

I use an empty smartwater bottle as my water bottle at work, because I like the design. Apparently, I left it in the kitchen to fill it up and forgot it.

This one is my fault, but that kitchen has become a gaping maw, stealing lunches and insulated lunchbags with impunity.

Virgingia Is for Lovers.

Paying some bills. Besides my usual subtraction errors (math is hard), I just put my state of residence as "Virgingia."

Oops, I Did It Again. Again.

Deleted my index.html page again. Again.

I am assuming it was more wacky hijinks involving the command line, a space, and/or a *

Friday, May 21, 2004

Safe at Second...But at What Cost?

Kickball game yesterday. Bunted to get on base. On the next play, I was heading to second -- they'd fielded the ball and it looked like it was going to be close, so I decided to slide. There was a nice, rough, bare patch right in front of the base.


Left Shin Raspberry

I probably would have made it staying vertical.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Falling Apart

Wednesday, left my shampoo in the locker room. It wasn't there the next time I looked.

I left my cell phone in an office bathroom last Thursday. I realized I'd left it there or at my desk. Security ended up calling "My House" and left me a message. It could have ended badly, since my friend Paul had locked himself out of his place and was trying to call me, but it all turned out okay.

Finally, I tweaked my upper back doing deadlifts yesterday.

Friday, May 07, 2004

Listen. Understand.

First kickball game was yesterday. We got trounced, but most of the team is new to post-elementary kickball, so no big deal. I flied out in my only at bat, also not a big deal.

The dumb thing was playing right center field, and running into the right shortstop while we were going for a fly ball. After he had called "I got it."

Also, we didn't make the play.

Monday, May 03, 2004

Losing Face

Went up to Baltimore on Saturday to watch the 2004 running of the Kinetic Sculpture Race. The weather was really nice -- sunny, breezy. Was out most of the day, following along on my skates. Unfortunately, I neglected to apply sunscreen, so my nose and forehead are a little fried right now.