Monday, November 19, 2007

Random Thoughts...

1) I drive a hybrid. It had a recall on a little electrical component. That component is under the battery though so the dealership is having a hard time figuring out how to get the 450 pound (204 kg) battery with no handles out. In the meantime I have a loaner. It's funny, I sorta forgot you have to turn the key and HOLD it until the engine starts in a "normal" car. In mine I just turn the key real quick and let go just to tell the car "I'm ready to drive now" then it starts and stops the engine whenever it feels like it.

On a related note, when I first bought the hybrid every time the engine would shut down I would cuss and throw it into neutral. That was long habit from years of driving clunkers where the engine would die all the time and had to be restarted in neutral.

2) I cheated on my diet this weekend. I had hash browns with breakfast. :(

I have not had any potato since July. I rediscovered the fact that a potato is the most astounding and wonderful of foods! Oh and when you shred it up and fry it in butter it is the very nectar of the gods! Mmmmm, crunchy on the outside, warm and gooey on the inside and just brimming with starchy goodness! Now I feel like a heroin junkie jonesing for another fix! I keep flashing back to that golden brown crispy succulence.

Oh look! There is my dog Toby! He died when I was in 6th grade! It's good to see you boy! What? Charlize Theron called, she has read my blog and can't wait to marry me? Wow! Sandra Bullock is going to fight her for me? Oh man this is so cool! That must be why I am so sweaty and shaking?

Oh crap, the potato withdrawal hallucinations have already started!


Anonymous said...

Just in case anyone tries to read that last comment, it's an ad... don't bother getting out your translational computers (yes... I know... a bunch of geeks have never heard of a dictionary that's a BOOK)

Rob said...

Thanks Erika!

I deleted that bad boy ad! Most of the blog sites have the skewed text you have to key in before you post. Since it is so easy to delete a post I figured why make people jump through that hoop?

I'll have you know I use quite regularly! And BOOKS? You forget my fascination with history! Sure I have heard of those! It stands for Bio Optical Organized Knowledge Storage.

It was a very cool concept! They used analog indexes in both the front and back of BOOKS which contained analog pointers to page frame addresses so you could randomly access desired data without having to do sequential reads from the file header to the end-of-file marker thus eliminating full data scans resulting in a vast reduction in required I/O for a given data fetch! It greatest flaw though was it was always a single-threaded process. Latch wait times for multiple BOOKS scans could run into minutes or even hours.

Still, it was absolutely brilliant stuff even if it is deeply obsolete.

Sauntering Soul said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I am a pretty big fan of potatoes and don't think I could ban them from my diet (which may be a hint as to why my butt is so large). I just had a bowl of homemade potato soup for lunch in fact.

Rob said...

>>why my butt is so large<<

You say that like it is a bad thing!? :)

Stephanie said...

crunchy on the outside, warm and gooey on the inside and just brimming with starchy goodness

Ha ha! No diet is worth giving up starches for! Especially with Thanksgiving coming up!!

Tanya said...

I agree that potatoes are awesome, but fortunately I am not an addict.

I want to drive a hybrid now, just because it sounds like an interesting experience.

Andie said...

I'm another fan of the potato. in fact, i love hash browns... especially cooked at waffle house- smothered & covered. ;)

i'm a huge fan of the baked potato... and I don't think potatoes are bad. I think the stuff we put all over them are what make them bad. LOL like cheese, sour cream, bacon, etc.

I'm a big believer that things that come from the earth are good for you.