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November 27, 2002

Over the Top

In lieu of a real entry, my latest Mileage Plus update:

Membership level 100K Premier
Year-to-date Premier ® qualifying miles 102844
Current program balance 245030

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November 18, 2002

Nuclear War

Every time I hear the "leader of the free world" talk about nucular weapons it makes me want to fall out of my chair, roll into a vat of radioactive bile, and drown in horrid death. Homer Simpson prounces it nucular. The President of the United States should not.

New Clear. Repeat after me: New Clear. New Clear.

We do not pronounce the word "clear" "cular" so it completely boggles my mind how this atrocious abomination of mispronunciation could have come about. If we are going to destroy the world in a blaze of thermonuclear glory, I want our leaders to at least pronounce what they are doing correctly.

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November 4, 2002

Dirty Laundry

I do laundry about once every ten days, if that. I consider myself an average person in this regard. I mean, I wear a different change of clothes every day, and sometimes two if I do something athletic. I wash my towels and pillowcases with each load, and a little less often I wash my bedsheets. I separate my whites and colors, so when I do laundry I do two loads. If this is not "average," I'd kind of like to know. I have a roommate, who I think does laundry pretty much on a similar schedule to myself. So we're talking about running the laundry machines once every 5 days or so. Maybe twice a week at most.

In light of this, my neighbors upstairs, whom I've already mentioned, must be either the cleanest people on earth or are harboring about 5 or 6 illegal aliens up there. They do two loads of laundry 5 or 6 times a week. Of course, I wouldn't give half a damn about how often anybody does their laundry if they stayed out of my way. But somehow, these people just know every button to push. They run their washing machine at about 8 in the morning. White noise can't drown out the frequencies of a washing machine, unfortunately.

I mean, what the hell is going on up there? Do they soil their clothes like 5 times a day or something? It's incredible.

Anyhow, I'd like to know: how often do you do laundry? An answer in the form of x loads in y days is sufficient.

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November 2, 2002


One of my friends has asked me not to use their name in the blog. Actually, it's not even their real name but they don't even want me using that. Many of you use the "first initial only" method of indentifying people in your blogs. Personally, I think this looks pretty lame and doesn't really improve the matter of privacy over using the "first name only" method, which is what I use. I don't want to switch to the "first initial only" method, but at the same time, I wish to respect the privacy of my friends in the way they would like.

So I came upon a compromise.

I'm just going to make up names. Nobody who isn't a friend of ours cares what our names are anyway. And if you really can't figure out who I'm talking about, you can just e-mail or call me and ask if you're a friend of mine. Besdies, this will allow me to mangle some nicknames up for people. He heh heh. Oh and the names are not going to be consistent either... I'm just going to make up a name every time so your name may be different from one entry to another.

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