Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pre-Halloween Random Thoughts

  1. Preliminary evidence would suggest that for Nebraska to win I must watch the game from the Long Beach Hooters.
  2. This theory will be further tested this weekend. Details to follow.
  3. Oktoberfest had a vague resemblance to many a wedding reception I've attended. Could it be the chicken dance?
  4. Strangely apropos song lyric on a random drive home: "What a sweet addiction that I'm caught up in." Bonus points if you can name the artist.
  5. Annual performance appraisal time has arrived.
  6. I hate annual performance appraisal time.
  7. Annual performance appraisal time makes me wonder whether it's my poor management or their innate poor performance. (Not everybody...calm down!)
  8. I've also begin to wonder what makes a person a good manager, which led to wondering what make a person good and then, of course, to wonder what constitutes the makings of a good man.
  9. Turns out that item #2 on eHow's "How to be a Good Man" it reads a good man never second guesses himself.
  10. Shoot!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Random Thoughts - Road Trip Edition

  1. I haven't seen this many stars in the sky in a long, long time.
  2. I think it's been just about as long since I spent this much time in the Mountain Time zone.
  3. I failed to note last week that I've lived in Los Angeles for 5 years now.
  4. El Paso looks a lot like Los Angeles - the difference being space.
  5. Kerry Collins still plays football!!!
  6. The desert southwest isn't so much different than the Sandhills of Nebraska.
  7. Coolest place I've eaten, maybe ever - Adobe Deli somewhere near Deming, NM.
  8. Random images from Adobe Deli:


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Some More Random Thoughts

  1. Irony: the Technicolor offices in Universal City are black.
  2. It's 3.4 miles from Honda of North Hollywood to Universal Studios.
  3. There's a Roger Dunn golf store, an antique luggage store and one really goofy intersection (for a pedestrian) along the 3.4 miles of Lankershim Blvd that I walked (twice).
  4. There was a man with a small red flag at the Tom Bradley International terminal at LAX. In further proof of Eddie Izzard's premise about empires and flags, the man waved the flag around, said a few things in Mandarin and - poof! - a dozen people and more than two dozen bags zipped out the door.
  5. Of all the many sunburns I've had in my red-headed life, I've never had a sunburn on just my elbows - until now.
  6. I have a bag of duck feet in my refrigerator.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Random Thoughts

  1. Ah, random notions on a Tuesday. It's been awhile.
  2. So...Beauty and the Beast on Blu-ray arrived in the mail today. Yeah, Beauty and the Beast! I'm man enough to admit it.
  3. Had lunch today and no one to help eat my fries...how sad.
  4. The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not. - Mark Twain
  5. One Monday it's 113, the next it's 60 and raining. What is this, Nebraska?
  6. Yesterday I read two articles: "The End of Men" by Hanna Rosin in The Atlantic and "The Decadence of Election 2010" by Peter Morici. Neither will help me get up in the morning.
  7. Of course, that's why I have an alarm clock.