Progress Costs

“Costs” not being content with mere noun-dom, but taking on verb connotations as well in this case. As the days tick by and I lie in my underwear watching UFC on my computer it strikes me that such activities are terribly inefficient at actually preparing all my shit to be moved across town & country.  My solution: get off my ass and make a list.  Several days later check it between 2 and 3 times. Several days later: start ticking shit off the list.  Today was a banner day in Crossing-Shit-Off-The-List:

  1. Purchased a rear-hatch bike rack for my truck.  So now I can strap my swanky bike to it and move back to somewhere where I can go camping with it and… stuff.
  2. Purchased a trailer hitch for my truck (to tow a trailer with all my crap in it). Should be installed on Monday barring any delivery misfortunes. Boethius knew what he was talkin’ bout with them misfortunes.
  3. Reserved a 6’x12′ trailer for the trip on Nov 1st.
  4. Verbally informed the apartment company that I’m moving out; I have to submit a written notice tomorrow.
  5. Brought home 10 big boxes I was given at work to start packing.
  6. Invented my “Take one thing to the garbage every day” Rule that will hopefully allow me to get rid of some junk.
  7. Got confirmation yesterday that Rock Chalk will take some of my furniture off my hands to go in her new house.  Apparently her puppy gets a bit overzealous in eating things like furniture.  Also, Rock Chalk runs marathons now, FYI. Cal, you should totally challenge her to a footrace through the Adirondacks.

And that’s a pretty good list for a day and a half.  I need to get my furniture listed on cragslist so various loons can come look at it while I wish they would leave my house, but worst case scenario I chop all my stuff up with a giant axe and then throw it out the third story window.  It could be worse, case in point I feel like a carefree jaybird compared to what Ronni is going through moving to New York.  Say lah vee.

27 thoughts on “Progress Costs

  1. “Make as much money as possible with as little effort as possible. And whenever feasible, try to take advantage of people.” ah yes, the downfall of civilization. new york newwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrk

  2. KKA2 vs ATjunkJUNK… flop TT. RIVER K! turn was a T though. fucking joke. might not even make final table… would have had 30k when 1st is 19k. BULL. SHIT.

  3. AMERICAN EXPRESS BUSINESS, YOU ARE ON NOTICE AS FUCKING LIARS. direct from their commercial… “no limits on the amount of points you can earn”…. then not 4 seconds later, “earn up to 100,000 points in your first year”. fucker fuckers, THAT IS A LIMIT. does it sound good to say their aren’t limits? might that get you more business? does it matter if it’s true? mother fuckers, yes.

  4. AMERICAN EXPRESS BUSINESS, YOU ARE ON NOTICE AS FUCKING LIARS. direct from their commercial… “no limits on the amount of points you can earn”…. then not 4 seconds later, “earn up to 100,000 points in your first year”. fucker fuckers, THAT IS A LIMIT. does it sound good to say their aren’t limits? might that get you more business? does it matter if it’s true? mother fuckers, yes.

  5. cal, call me right before you go in for the LSATs and i’ll plant some logic bombs in your brain. HOLLLLLLLLLLARIT

  6. and vonage, still raping consumers… their new ads “one smart decision amoung many many stupid ones”… they are implying their customers only make stupid decisions… but arrogantly claim that the decision to pay for their “solution” to an arbitrary problem is in some way not stupid just because they say so. it’s a fucking insulting joke. fuck vonage. fuck american express.

  7. similar to cal vibes, i’m also dialed into method man…. uncontrolable urge to check his website i’ve never visited before… then i check his tour schedule and he play madison tomorrow night which is as close as the tour gets to me. intruiging.

  8. hello? sorry if i offended anyone related to the ad agencies behind those advertisements. but seriously… stop. in a ST:TNG episode, data goes to join picard and troi’s mom for dinner to liven up their evening with his robotic genius…. and what is his story? “so i took the square root of pi, and multiplied it by 9 to the 3rd power to calculate the distance between some system and some crab nebulas”…. come the fuck on. yeah, lets just use those “hard math words” “square root” and “pi” and “to the 3rd power” and lump them all together… hey, what do those mean? uh… does anyone know? does it matter? FUCKING YES! BAH. it’s a fucking constant. he might as well said, 7. 7 is how i calculated the distance between point A and point B. i used 7.

  9. new you tube trend: dudes videotaped from shoulders up pretending to masturbate (or actually masturbating… doesn’t really matter)… and they just moan “OPRAH! OPRAH! OPRAH!” if enough people do it, it will have a profound effect on society.

  10. hmmm… or is that supposed to show data’s range, that he has noticed if he uses those terms people are more impressed, and that the end result of after dinner conversation is to impress one another…. then the writing is sorta brilliant i guess, in that even picard is nodding appovingly, which says either picard really was impressed by data’s trivial calculation, or that even someone like picard will act impressed even when he really isn’t in such a situation, which all the more reaffirms data assumption, and will further influence his decision to use such terms arbitrarily and unneccessarily complicatedlyish. i’d rather think the writers were just idiots, but i’m not sure.

  11. stamos might have ended his career on conan. dude took like 20 shots to the face. unless he was just jobbing for conan….

  12. if i wrote that scene i would have said “i calculated the distance by utilizing a unique harmonic property in the region regarding the derivative of the rate of change of subspace partical distortion patterns and took the cube root of the integral times our original projection to get the actual calculation.” i don’t know if subspace partical distortion patterns even exist… of if their rates of change change or if there even is one… but at least i’m making shit up about fake shit than about fundamental mathematical operators and constants. bah.

  13. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. scroll down to “crab nebula”… now it’s on this guy… can he possibly be being serious by adding the word “COMPLICATED” to this already joke of a joke of a joke? wow. i am at a loss.

  14. cal cal cal…. last day of study…. i say you spend it eating the things that make you feel good, do the things that make you feel useful, and dance. never stop dancing. then go in tomorrow and tell the first person that you meet that you’re mike d. GEE, i don’t know… he might be….. HOLLLLLLLLLLARIT

  15. i won the 430 20 ploiter. and the guy that got 2nd is the guy i think is the best competition i got at that game. BOOM! i totally feel like cal full of oats on the day his 150+ LSAT certified results papers arrive. and then me and cal are one step closer.

  16. i really am mike d, so i can pull that prank all i want. 0 consequences…. the square root of pi time’s 0 to the 9th power consequences. i’m blessed.

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