25 August 2005

It's Official, I'm a Nerd!

For The Record:
A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia. -- A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one. -- A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in all Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.
The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No-longer. Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful. Congratulations!
Pure Nerd
73 % Nerd, 17% Geek, 21% Dork
My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 75% on nerdiness
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You scored higher than 10% on geekosity
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You scored higher than 20% on dork points

The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test
Thanks to Sarah for this.

24 August 2005

Ten Hours Ago

I had this really good idea for a blog posting ten hours ago while I was cutting the lawn. Instead you are getting this posting instead.

17 August 2005

Conspiracy Theory, Part 0001H

I was thinking the other day about a story my dad told me. We had been driving through Michigan somewhere and a deer ran out in front of the car and we hit it at 70mph, the car was damaged but drivable. My father put in an insurance claim on the damage, and the insurance company raised his rates. My father kept track of how much the rate change cost him, and sure enough, when he had paid enough in higher rates to match the amount he claimed, amazingly, his rates went back down.

Then I thought, I wonder how long gas prices will stay up? The answer is obvious, fuel prices will stay up until the bigshots in the energy industry make all the money back they lost in the Enron scandal. Congratulations America, you paid for the Enron scandal once by having your retirement plans lose money, or for some people wiped out completely... and now, you are paying for it again, at the pump.

I'm not a big conspiracy theorist, nor do I believe most of them. I would have no problem believing this one. Someone smarter than me should do the math, figure out what the top 30 or so Enron investors lost, find out what they own in Energy interests now, and figure out how much time it will take for them to make back the money they lost, plus interest of course. I am fairly confident that within a few months of them getting their money back, fuel prices will go back down.

The upside is great, no messy bad accounting practices, no peons losing thier pensions, no faces on television or in court. just a bunch of suits who have the energy market cornered getting their money back, and THEN graciously and through hard work return us to a state of normal fuel costs. I wish I had thought of it, instead of paying for it.

13 August 2005

Great, Now My Blog is Mobile

As if my blog wasn't already a tremendous waste of time and bandwidth, now it can be a waste of money. I can now post to my blog from my phone, maybe i should get unlimited text and pictures for my phone, I wonder what that runs per month?

07 August 2005

Cowtown Jamborama

Yes folks it's that time of year, time for Cowtown Jamborama. Omaha's very own swing dance extravaganza. At the very least the web site is funny. Check it out and come dancing with us.

I just got back from an organizational meeting for Cowtown, and I ended up volunteering for stuff I had no idea I planned on volunteering for. It was a good meeting, relatively short considering all the motormouths in the meeting. On the bright side, I did manage to volunteer my roommate for a few things, and if you believe me that I didn't know I was going to volunteer, wait until he finds out. :-)

06 August 2005


It's much too nice to be inside posting. Thanks.

01 August 2005

Killer Frisbees

Ouch! Of all the stupid things that I do, I managed to hurt myself bending over to pick up a frisbee. I pulled my butt muscles, er, lower back, way lower back. I kind of got it stretched back out shortly there after dancing, but by mid-afternoon I couldn't even bend over.

So I came home and took a muscle relaxer and some pain killers. Oops, I took migraine medicine earlier in the day. Can you say "do not attempt to operate heavy machinery"? I know I made a posting yesterday at some point, but I am afraid to see what it says. Hey, I know, next time I mix medicines, why don't I just throw in a big swig of nyquil and a couple beers.

The moral of the story is "if you don't want to post stupid things, just leave the frisbee on the ground."