Choose your own, not the one you grew up with, or the one people imply or outright say you ought to have. Change your hair, your name, your outlook, your mind. Entertain ideas, and when you have in mind what you want, unabashedly go for it. Your deathbed has but one occupant. Quick, no one is looking. Do it.
It’s what I call them at work, the 3D printed elbows between straight sections on a crash bar prototype. Since my favorite color is orange, I ordered orange plastic. Since they already look like noodles in any color, they’re noodles, even by file name.Continue reading “Noodles!”
Here is the public account of my endeavors from Google Sheets. I make no guarantee of it being up to date, but I’ll try. Continue reading “Workout Tracker”
I ran my first 10k in over a year this morning, 6.2 miles for my fellow Americans and friends from a few other places. Continue reading “10k Morning”
It’s the title of my alarm in the evenings, as seen in Figure 1, an alarm I used to set daily earlier this year. The purpose is to give myself a hard time to step away from screens and analytical tasks, prepare for the next day, and go to bed. Continue reading “Go the Fuck to Sleep. In an hour.”
I came home to find her lying on the couch with only the light in the neighboring room on, her laptop shining bright in the living room. Without my glasses and in the dark, I couldn’t tell she had headphones on, the noise-canceling ones she bought used a few weeks ago. Continue reading “Barrier to Entry”
“I don’t feel good,” I responded to Sera’s inquiry about noodles for dinner. I was momentarily amused by understanding the difference between saying noodles and saying pasta; noodles implies a dish inspired by Asian cuisine, while pasta implies a dish inspired by Italian cuisine. The moment passed, and I was mentally back in the car, slowing to turn at a stop sign. Clutch, brake, turn signal, look, shift, gas and clutch, turn.
Back story: I just returned from a 3 week trip in Western Europe.
I’ve been watching Fight Club a lot lately. It seems an odd thing to say about a movie; it’s not like a series, where the plot changes and characters evolve, but it’s exactly the same, every time. In his 2006 TED talk, Tony Robbins admonishes those who watch the same movie again and again by telling them to, “Get a fucking life.” Fine, Tony, but I’m gonna watch this just a few more times first, just to make sure I don’t have one by your definition.
It still impresses me, as it has for a few decades now, how accurate ship navigators can be without a GPS unit. A thousand miles or more, and somehow they land at the right port. A mere one-tenth of a degree would land the ship far astray.