About once a month I do the update here before I go to bed pass out. This is the one of those for May, apparently.
Last night, Jim and I went to the Swinging For The Fences lecture at the Mill City Museum. It was a good lecture, and I bought the book. We’d stopped by the Sporty before heading down, and stopped back again on the way home. It was the latter that killed me (and caused me to write this earlier than usual, but not much).
It looked at first like a boring night, and I was figuring I’d get home early. But ’round about midnight, there was an influx of folks I knew and wanted to talk to. One of ’em was a gal, natch. Spent the rest of the night talking near her. Didn’t really expect to get lucky or anything, but it’s nice to talk to the cute chick, especially when I’m not planning anything. The problem struck around the tenth (?) beer or so, when I quit remembering that I’m twice her age and ended the night by making a clumsy and drunken pass at her at bar close.
You’d think that over twenty years of spending time in bars might give a guy a clue as to how to behave after a bunch of beers. Apparently you would be mistaken to think so.
Sheesh. I’m too old for this shit.
- The Rayming products Mac Pack 1 looked like a decent GPS solution for Mac until they redesigned their site, leaving nothing but 404s behind. What I really want is a standalone GPS that I can use with my Mac, but can also use to gather data without carrying around a computer. I’m starting to think no such animal exists. And if it does, it’s probably sold by a company who can’t even show their products on the web. Feh.
- Looking for bargains around the University of MN? The Daily offers Ten for $10, ten different places that offer a chance to get out without spending too much. [daily]
- This site full of Optical Illusions and Visual Phenomena is pretty fascinating. Somewhere between the eyes and the brain, funny things happen, and he explains some of the funniness. I spent more than an hour looking through it.
- I’ve mentioned the Smart Car here before. The latest? Smart Car Seeks Small Niche, and apparently that niche isn’t going to include me. At least not until 2007. Bogus.