September 9th, 2002

Weekend Update, with Dennis Miller

I wasn't in the most fabulous mood Friday and I actually don't remember all that much about it. I think Tandra went out that evening and I just played PS2.

Did homework most of the day. Read History. Sucked.

Some football, some going to the store, some building furniture and rearranging all the bathroom crap. We have so much bathroom shit, it's amazing. We got rid of a boxload of it and that was like a quarter of the total.

Interesting stuff I've found today:

  • LifeGem Memorials (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) announced in August that, using available technology, it can turn a loved one's cremated ashes into a diamond by pressing and heating the ashes to 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit. A chemistry professor cited by The New York Times agreed that the plan was sound; carbon from the ashes converts to graphite, which can be pressurized into a diamond. LifeGem prices start at $4,000 for a quarter-carat. [New York Times, 8-22-02]

  • Blue Man Group's tribute to September 11th: I really liked this.
Since I left work Friday, there have been 90 posts on my friends page. jeez.



I think the crop circle season is slowing down. I might have to stop posting daily if I run out, at least until next season or something.

Uffington White Horse, nr Woolstone, Oxfordshire. Reported 23rd June.
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the average lifespan of a transmission is 13 months

Wait, that can't be right.

Can it?

Of course not.

So why was my transmission fucking up this weekend and why did it leave me stranded at lunch today? Why did my fiancee have to user her car to push my car out of the street? Why is my car at the fucking transmission shop, the same shop it was at thirteen months ago, the shop I paid $1000 to replace my transmission, thirteen months ago? The shop that warranties their work for six months?


I'm not putting $1000 a year into transmissions, that's for goddamned sure.

Maybe I can get an older ZX3 to keep me going until I can afford an SVT.

Or maybe he'll say "I'll fix it for $700" and I'll go for it because it will be the practical and smart thing to do.

Or, maybe in a few months, Tandra's transmission will go out, since it's the same kind of transmission in the same engine in the same kind of car. I'm DAMN sure not putting $2000 a year into trannys.

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Can anyone explain to me the meaning of the following sentence (think Mr. T)?

"You behind the eight-ball now, foo!"
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