October 18, 2002 - Friday
Embracing a Concept
Dilbert is my favorite comic strip.
Actually itís the only one I read. I use the internet for my daily paper
and the Dilbert site is the first place I visit when doing my morning
browsing. The managers at work read the strip as well and itís interesting
to see how differently they interpret things . To them, itís a manual for how
things ought to be done.
Complaining about work is an American
tradition and I embrace the concept. I took the day off so I could ruminate
and fine tune all my gripes and grievances into one long memorized
soliloquy. Jane Goodall writes about ďcircular thoughtĒ and how it can
inhibit personal growth. Thatís what I was doing in bed at three this
morning. Thinking circularly. Since I was having so much fun, I decided to
stay home and really get into it.
"The Dragon Fly"
My entry in the SDSU
Physical Plant Pinewood Derby
Next week we're having a Pinewood Derby race at work so I
spent a little time completing my car. Unlike the Cub Scout race, this
version has no rules other than that the car has to stay on the track.
Weight and friction are usually the deciding factor in these events and
studies show that the heavier the car, the faster it goes. This one weighs
in at just under 16 ounces. I didn't have much time so I'm already
planning the 2003 entry. Till then I'll be researching compressed air
containers and trigger mechanisms.
It's 6:00 PM and tonight is the last
Descanso Town Hall movie for the Fall season.
We only had four movies this season though, I have to admit, that's fine
with me. As a volunteer I'm obliged to be there but Eric is starting to
show repeats and Gene Autry movies are a lot a like as it is.
Catherine is out and about so I'll be meeting her at the
hall at 7:30. I'd really like to take a nap while the movies running but
folding chairs are a little uncomfortable and I'd feel a little self
conscious dozing on the floor. I might try to transfer one of my recorded
books to an MP3 player and hang out in my truck.