Monthly Archives: October 2006

Anyone planning a trip soon?

I love our new kitchen, but our savings are pretty well tapped at this point, so it seems unlikely that we’ll be able to use our timeshare points.

For that reason, I would like to offer them to our friends. If you’re thinking about taking a trip before the end of the year, let me know and I may be able to transfer points to you. I would like to recoup a little cash, but not a huge amount… For a friend I’d probably ask for a bit less than a cheap-ish hotel stay, and the rooms are usually much nicer.

Anyway, send me a comment if you think you might be in a position to use them. If you’re not sure where you’re going I can give you some ideas and options…

Taxes done!

Yes, I know, it’s the wrong time of year for it, but I was waiting on some investment paperwork and filed a six-month extension, and would you look at that, six months has gone by. Anyway, I’m getting a fair amount back, so that’s cool.

I also cleared out some space in the garage and moved things around so we have room for 2 cars again. And made cookies. woo hoo!

Interview at the Y

Interview at the Y went really well, and I am quite hopeful. Quick version: the job is on the User Database team (UDB is the thing that stores all the “user data” stored along with a user’s Yahoo account, including customization and settings for most or all of Yahoo’s various features (properties). People I already know on this team are Edgar W. (former AV) and Greg H (former SGI). They seem impressed with my abilities and background. Something like 2 or 3 other candidates need to also be interviewed, but I’m pretty confident we’ll be moving on to the Price Is Right phase soon.
More info, behind the magic curtain

Truck vs. House

Truck vs. House (not ours!)

Luckily, this is NOT, repeat NOT a picture of my house. The following is known about the accident:

  • Driver fled the scene, truck presumed stolen
  • Initial impact was not at angle shown, driver probably turned trying to pull out
  • In order to hit the house, driver had to make it over a curb, bushes, sidewalk, more bushes, and another curb.
  • Gas main had to be shut off (probably why house windows are open)
  • This unlucky homeowner has the unit closest to the street. Our unit is furthest from the street (and not even attached to the same building.)

I had an interesting day, but thankfully not as interesting as the day this homeowner (or the stupid driver) is having. Seeing this when I got home (and the fire truck, police car and PG&E van) was actually the second-most interesting thing for me today.

The #1 most interesting thing to happen to me today… will have to wait for the next post (which will be friend-locked).


We adopted Godzilla at a recent gaming/scifi con and brought him home.

Doesn’t he look like he’s about to tell a joke?
“You know I had a gig in Osaka last week, and I really killed. Brought down the house, you could say!”
“So I was standing outside in Tokyo the other day… ‘cuz you know, can’t fit into most buildings?”
“Fear me! Rar!… Eh? Nothing? …. Ah well, it was worth a try. Good night, drive safe, tip your waitstaff!”