Sunday, July 27, 2008

My affairs are slightly more ordered now.

It would seem that my last post is insufficient. Even though I've had like five viewers since I wrote it, nobody's written anything (or stayed longer than thirty seconds). I don't blame them. It was just something I slammed into my keyboard after eating the rest of a bag of M&Ms I had purchase on a plane yesterday morning.

I better explain that a bit better. I flew from Washington D.C. to my metropolis of primary residence yesterday. On the whole, it was an enjoyable experience. I got to spend a few hours in Ronald Reagan National Airport, which is beautiful. Honestly my favorite airport in the world. I had a chance to buy and read The Wall Street Journal, which I missed after being away from home so long. I got to listen to the entire soundtrack of Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. It's a beautiful soundtrack, even though the lyrics of Calling to the Night don't make a whole lot of sense. I can forgive it though, seeing as how it was probably written in Japanese. I got to eat a few good donuts. Even though I had a crappy Coach class seat, rather than my preferred First class seat, it was an aisle seat and I sat next to a comparatively attractive woman who didn't bug me or fart or anything. I got to read a little from A History of Modern Computing.

In the end, I like walking around other cities wearing a suit and looking important. Travel is one of my favorite things in the whole world. I know that a whole lot of those TSA witches can be annoying, but when seen as part of the big picture it's not that big of a deal.

Travel is fun.

18 comments:

lost in translation said...

Hey. Artie. Sorry I haven't looked up your blog in a while. It hadn't changed in about 2 weeks so I was just going to ingnore it for a couple days and be pleasantly suprised by change. Glad you're having fun.


Can you tell me something? I'm kind of lost in the world of computers, electronics, cars, etc. I don't know what a cc means. Like in cars or energy or something. All I know is that I was just surfing around and I saw the terms '50cc' and '150cc' and was bewildered. But I figured you knew, so I thought I'd ask you. If you could tell me, that'd be great. :)

RT (Panzer Time!) said...

"cc" is short for "cubic centimeter." It's equivalent to a milliliter. When it comes to cars, that figure refers to the total volume of the cylinders.

Yeah, I used to get mixed up with it too. But not since seventh grade science. Don't you remember? We spent a big ole long time doing units.

thanks bunches! said...

Yeah. mmhmm. I paid attention in seventh grade science. Right.

No. Honestly I suck at units. I think I knew that it meant cubic centimeter, but I wasn't sure in relation to what. Thanks!

So something like 120ccs will have more engine power than 50ccs?

RT (Panzer Time!) said...

Well, in manner of speaking, yes. ccs are generally just used to classify motorcycle engines. There's quite a few other factors involved than just cylinder volume.

melee said...

Ok! Thanks! (this is a related subject)People in the UK are so lucky. I want to live there.

RT (Panzer Time!) said...

Why? Metric system?

melee said...

No. I just fell in love with scooters, and the only thing you have to do in the UK is be 17, take a 6 hour course, and run in to the DMV to get an amendment. Plus, it is cool and rainy in England. Especially London. I'm having nostalgic homesickness for a place I've never been.

I wanna go!

RT (Panzer Time!) said...

Problem with England is all of the government intrusion. Surveillance cameras everywhere, and not the kind used for security. No guns. Taxes here, taxes there. Plus all the publicans... ew.

But the rainy bit. I get that. My favorite part of the year 'round here is when it's drizzly and sprinkly all day and everything turns into a sopping mess.

Blub said...

My favorite time of year is when it's cold outside and no one want to go outside... therefore making me one of the few people walking the streets.

The rain that I love the most is when it rains too hard to see or hear well. Heavy rains are the best.

And you know what else is awesome? When it's raining but the sun is still shining? AWESOME!

RT (Panzer Time!) said...

It bugs me when that happens. It's not right.

Anonymous said...

Sorry. I totally agree with blub on all counts of rain and cold.

Hey! You know what's really awesome? Getting caught in the rain with the dogs about a half mile out. I was soaked when I got back in, but I felt so good!!!
Poor dogs. They don't like rain.

RT (Panzer Time!) said...

What exactly do you do with your dogs when it gets hot out like this?

mle said...

I walk them from 6-7. I mean, it's not that much cooler, but it's not so bad when you get used to it. I walk them somewhere from a mile to a mile and a half. It's calming.

Directly to the dogs we do nothing. Shaving is right out. We would kill them. They have hair similar to polar bears: it keeps them warm in winter, but reflects light away in summer. Pretty cool, I think.

RT (Panzer Time!) said...

Oh. Our dog can't really walk anywhere on her knee, so we usually just bring her inside. But since she can't be inside constantly, we have a big fan and a bowl of ice water outside for her.

mle said...

She's spoiled (no offense). What's that about her knee?

RT (Panzer Time!) said...

If your dog was as old as ours you'd spoil her too.

Well, a couple years back she tore her ACL in her back left leg. So she got a knee replacement. Really expensive. Now she's been hobbling around and crying a lot the last few days, and we think she blew out one of her front knees. She's probably not going to live much longer.

mle said...

I'm sorry. Really am. We used to have a samoyed, Snowball, who was 16. That is dang old for a sammy. First she got cataracts, then she went blind. Then she got arthritis. She would lay either by the radio (loved Delilah) to hear people's voices or by her dish (once she found it). We eventually had to put her down. It was just too sad.

RT (Panzer Time!) said...

Aw, it's the way of all living things. You know, mortality. No big deal.