Subscribe to

Archive for September, 2009

I am thankful for silence

Today my favorite obnoxious electrician asked me “How do you put up with this guy?” The guy in question was my partner in crime. And it was a joke. But I answered it with the truth. “It is easy to tolerate him when I get credit for all his work.” And that was no joke. […]

Talking about nothing

Today I wanted to write more on what I wrote about yesterday. But I don’t know that I will be able to to. I fought with a headache all day and I need to be going to bed. Not the best state to be in when one tries to explain rather dry economic data. Most […]

Assumptions make a fool out of you

Yesterday I dug into some economic source data for the first time in a long time. The initial impetus came from the need to revisit the post where I predicted what the nominal return on a 5 year treasury bond would be in a year’s time. Since the year was up last week, I figured […]

Defeated or Tired?

Today I received an e-mail telling me about the opinions of a man so high up in the hierarchy he is not even in the same universe as me. Bottom line: He would approve the core of my project. But he wanted 40% of the project cut out. I told myself that this would not […]

Today my brother told me the equivalent of “good thing you don’t have to deal with what I have to deal with”. He was referencing yesterday’s post where I expounded on what miserable person I was being. Its a true enough statement. One thing I have found out in the course of my life is […]

An innocent victim

Today I was struggling with anger again. I almost had myself fooled into thinking I was getting over my angry spell. Today my boss thanked me and told me how easy I made his life. He does this a lot. Today I ran my boss down in the presence of other people on more then […]

Winning the approval of the irrelevant

Today I went through four hours of solid questioning without a break. And it took place in the presence of my boss. You might think that I got into trouble or something. But the truth is more mundane. Some adult who happens to be a licensed engineer woke up to the fact that I was […]

Worthless Thoughts

Today I spent a good part of the day thinking about how a I would design a computer game. Like most of the things that I think about, I have a general framework that resides in my mind of how I would design a computer game. I might go for weeks or months with out […]

Failing the Test

Today I failed an intelligence test. Or at least that is how I felt. It all started when my boss gave me the job of installing a used motor starter in place of some controls that got burned up due to misswiring on the part of the installers. I was happy to have the job. […]

Ramblings of a tired human

Today I am so tired I can’t even really write. I have a head full of thoughts as usual. But I lack the will and the ability to discipline them even to the limited extent that I normally do. This lack of sleep has other effects that are even worse then not being to write. […]

Next »