January 3rd, 2008

Loon

Arrrgh ...

So, there I was, trying to sleep ...

But my brain was churning, and it had seemed to set itself one of those "problems" ... now, these usually deal with some strange minutia of programming or something, or having to sort of hundreds of files or the like, but tonight it was all about formatting a quote:
Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside a dog, it's too dark to read.
                              - Groucho Marx
Number one, how hard is that to format? Number two, I doubt that this would elicit all the hubbub that it was going on in my dream (I had people protesting because of my supposedly trying to read inside a dog). Plus, where was I going to put this? It's hardly "on topic" for my big page of quotes (on my LJ profile) and it probably wouldn't have worked for my profile page over on LibraryThing, but here I am, up at 5am, and back at the computer.

I just hope my subconscious is happy with the quote showing up here, dammit.

Now there's just the matter of the elephant ...


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Loon

Not that you were wondering or anything ...

I recently have had some phone calls from old friends with whom I've been out of touch with for quite a while. Obviously, one of the main topics of conversation has been my new work situation, and the fact that, after 13 years of working from home, I now have a substantial (1-1.5 hour) commute. The subject of "just how far this was" came up and I was somewhat stumped (I mean, I knew it was 4 blocks to the subway, etc., but the mileage was a whole different question). Google maps says that the driving distance is 17 miles, but that adds a lot of distance getting to and from the expressway. From this it looks like it's about 10 miles "as the crow flies", but that's not exactly it either (given that it's a walk-train-train-bus-walk journey), but here's the map with home and work on it ...





I realize that there is a whole lot of "not giving a rats ass" hovering on the other end of this post, but I figured y'all were just itching for a big graphic on your F.L. ... oooh, SHINY!

heh ...


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