Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Attack of the Decimalists

I'm gearing up for a post on the Pennsylvania primary and the national primary in general, but I want to note the weird obsession the blogosphere has suddenly developed over decimals.

In a nutshell, Clinton took approximately 54.7% to Obama's 45.3% in the PA primary last night. I say approximately, because the degree of precision matters. Some people are rounding to 55% and 45%, which makes it a 10% win. Others aren't rounding until the end (the right way to do it), and getting a 9.4% surplus, which rounds to a 9% win. This affects whether or not you can say Clinton won by 10% versus won by 9%. Apparently this is a big deal. Myself, I really don't see much of a difference, but others sure do:

Josh Marshall, John Aravosis, Mark Kleinman, John Cole, and Markos all have something to say ... and that's NOT including any of their reader blogs or the bajillinos of comments that have come in. Jeebus.

I'm Baaaaaaaaack!

Hey All! It took a while, but I'm back to blogging!

The main reason for the outage is that on Wednesday of last week I had LASIK surgery performed on my eyes. It was something that's been in the works for several months (and imagined for even longer) and a week ago it finally became reality.

Before the surgery I made the mistake of looking up exactly what would be happening to my eyes and all the million ways things could go wrong, and worked myself up a bit; but it really is an incredibly simple procedure with virtually no pain at all. The results aren't quite the magic that I was expecting - I can't see well enough at night to drive comfortably and daytime is still a bit blurry - but it's only been a week, and they say you should expect the eyes to heal and stabalize for at least 2 weeks, maybe even as long as 3 months. So, here's hoping they continue to heal and I get the perfect vision I've always wanted!

Other than that, there really isn't that much to report. Work as been worse than normal from a stress and workload perspective, and it's gotten so bad recently that I'm seriously considering transferring to a different department. I'm in the final stages of securing an apartment downtown in the Fan district of Richmond; not the most glorious of apartments, but I'm not planning to stay there for much more than a year anyway, and being closer to the Fan and Carytown will more than make up for having only 1 bathroom instead of 2.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The George W Bush Water Treatment Plant

It seems that San Fransisco has come up with a rather novel way to pay tribute to President Bush. They're going to rename a sewage plant in his honor. You know, if it weren't for all that stupid sunshine, I bet I could have a pretty good time in SanFran.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Dancing Walrus

But did they have to choose Michael Jackson?

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

There is Hope for the World

Either that, or this is the stupidest cat ever.

So this is my Problem ...

No single men on the east coast.