gsh: (Short Hair)
2015-06-09 10:00 pm

I love working for the government at times.

So, I got a notice today about my appeal of the furlough from 2013, which was that a telecon is being scheduled for July 7th. I love the pace of how this legal process is moving! Since I had to go to the stupid web site to download the pdf, I had to check the "forgot username" button to get my username, and when I clicked the "forgot password" (who remembers the password from 2 years ago when you haven't been to the site since then?) I got EMAILED my password in the clear! Sheesh! No wonder the chinese now have all my PII from hacking OPM!
gsh: (Short Hair)
2015-03-20 09:58 am

identifying people

You know you have a strange social circle, when you are having lunch with someone, and they are trying to describe a friend of a friend, and offer "You know, the she's the one with blue hair", and you think a minute and offer "That doesn't narrow it down nearly enough", at which the friend replies "Yea, you are right."
gsh: (Short Hair)
2015-03-10 02:45 pm

stupid college kids

I find myself conflicted over the two University of Oklahoma students who got expelled. Yes, they said some awful things, but being expelled from a state school seems like a potential violation of their first amendment rights. I may not agree with what they say, etc. Beside, racists are some of the people most in need of learning.
gsh: (Short Hair)
2015-03-05 02:00 pm

i welcome our new robot overlords

We've been getting robot phone calls for about three week reminding us of "Lily's" appointment. Since no Lily lives here, I tried a few times to press various buttons in an attempt to speak to a human, but no luck.
Today, the doc's office called, wanting to know why Lily didn't show up. I had a very pleasant conversation with the Doc's office, explaining that there is no Lily here, and I found out that the doc's office is in Iowa, and it was -22 last night. Brrrr!
gsh: (Short Hair)
2014-11-24 05:12 pm
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POI performance

I've been taking a poi spinning class for the last 12 weeks. The class was a 'performance' class, where you could choose to perform the routine in public. I decided to try, and the event went well. I was rather frantic before the performance, but it went well. Here is a link that I think will work, please let me know if it doesn't.
gsh: (Short Hair)
2014-11-23 11:36 am
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I've been taking a 12 week class on poi spinning (not brave enough to do fire yet) and this afternoon is the performance. First time I've been in a performance since I had a bit part in the high school play. Boy am I nervious! A sample of our practice is located Unfortunately the camera angle sucks, and I'm not directly visible, but if you squint you can see my reflection in the mirror.
gsh: (Short Hair)
2014-11-09 08:56 pm
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1 0K

I got off my butt today and ran the 10K across the Bay Bridge. Lovely views.

gsh: (Short Hair)
2014-10-23 10:49 am
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Joys of dog ownership

I don't know which gave me more joy this morning, the puppy barking at 7am, or finding out that the puppy was digging up my flower bed (again). She shouldn't look so cute when she tracks the dirt into the laundry room. *prance* *prance*

gsh: (Short Hair)
2014-07-23 11:32 am

dinner on CalTech Campus

So I don't know if the most interesting part of the evening was having dinner with someone who drives a Mars rover, or meeting Ed Stone.
gsh: (Short Hair)
2014-06-30 06:50 pm

Hobby Lobby

Am I the only one who things the uproar about the Hobby Lobby case is overblown? It seems that Kennedy is basically holding up a neon sign saying "apply the same let the insurance company pay for the cost of womens contraception compromize" that fully religious organizations have. I mean Obama can direct HHS to do that in a week, and then the women get full coverage for the items in conflict with no addtional burden. Or is it that I've actually read the 90 page opinion, and haven';t been paying attention to the yammering in the news?
gsh: (Short Hair)
2013-12-01 12:58 am

Hunger games

Just finished Hunger Games II, loved it, but part of the final battle was confusing. Who is able to talk about it in the comments so not to give away spoilers?
gsh: (Short Hair)
2013-10-12 11:47 pm

New furball

Meet the new furball. Named "Sleepy" by the rescue society, probably not going to keep that name. Although it seems to fit.

gsh: (Short Hair)
2013-06-30 03:15 pm
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two flowers

I planted some bulbs a few years ago. I don't remember what they are. But I think they are pretty.

gsh: (Short Hair)
2013-06-17 11:16 am

credit card

Gee, looks like I get to spend lots of time dealing with the credit card fraud division of my credit union. And to the person who bought two thousand bucks worth of stuff on my credit card, fuck you very much.
gsh: (Short Hair)
2013-05-05 08:21 am

To help Reedrover have a more pleasant day.

A baby goat. Playing on a pig.

gsh: (Short Hair)
2013-03-24 06:47 pm


The Tune Up Tri
1.5 Mile Run, 4 Mile Bike, 250 Yard Swim

Place Div/Tot Bib Name S Age Rank Run T1 Rank Bike T2 Rank Swim Finish Penalty Rank Time
131 8/10 170 Greg Hennessy M 50 125 17:20 1:32 141 21:48 1:27 142 10:55 53:01 131 53:01
gsh: (Short Hair)
2013-03-24 10:57 am
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Finished 131 out of 158, 8th out of 10 in my age group. Won't have the offical time till sometime later in the day.
gsh: (Short Hair)
2013-01-31 09:54 pm

Mystery object


Guess what this is!