Sunday, February 27, 2005

Another Radiohead test...

The How Well Do You Know Radiohead Test

My results:

OK Computer
You know 14 things about Radiohead! Hurrah!

You know quite a lot, but you could know so much more. True love lives in haunted attics, you know.
  • Compared to users who took the test and are male and in your age group:
    • 100% had lower knowledge of RH scores.
  • With respect to knowledge of RH, users aged 30 to 34 scored highest.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Nothing beats a free three-course meal...

Especially when you get to meet County Executive Charlie Dooley (who, coincidentally, is a former McDonnell-Douglas employee...guess I know my future profession after retirement from Boeing).

This took place at the Japanese American Citizens League St. Louis Chapter Inaugural Dinner. I was graciously invited by my friend and co-worker, Steve Mitori, who is the Vice President of Membership. I sat at a table with a couple whose last name was Nigro (and, in case you were wondering, they were white).

Also, Steve and I are looking into plans to travel to Seattle and Vancouver later this year. Get in now if you're interested.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

I love the EIP.

14 days of bonus pay! Enough to make black man say..."Wahoo!"

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

A snippet from Boeing News Now.

Boeing ranks No. 1 in a poll by Minority Engineer magazine that asked readers what company they would most like to work for or what company they believe would provide a positive working environment for members of minority groups. "The poll results show that our efforts to attract and retain the best employees in the world are clearly working," said Joan Robinson-Berry, Boeing director of Technical Work Force Excellence. "To be the employer of choice, we must continue to appeal to a diverse range of talent."

Monday, February 21, 2005

One way to inflate my ego...

Earlier today, one of my teachers, Prof. Ron Loui, told me that I have charisma. Personally, I have my doubts about that statement, but he is a far smarter man than I can ever hope to be, so...

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Tech (read: geek) update

In case you haven't already heard, there's a Napster hack that lets you burn a lot of albums for 10 bucks a month. Here's a source.

A chick from CNET thinks that IE 7 will kill Firefox. I'm inclined to agree.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Straight from the OK Cupid! Politics Test.

You are a

Social Moderate
(55% permissive)

and an...

Economic Conservative
(61% permissive)

You are best described as a:


You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Once again, I'm not original.

For the last week, I've been walking around calling myself THE SHOCKER. A friend of mine, Joe, flashed me the hand signal at work without even knowing what I had been up to. He then explained that he had heard about it (completely unconnected to my escapades) from this link. Apparently, people are making money off this whole the article and a link within show. So the question is...can I still go around proliferating THE SHOCKER?

Sunday, February 06, 2005

My style has a name.

Last night a girl that I met commented that I had the "alternative brother" look going on.

I would say that's a fairly apt description of the style that I'm going for.

No one is safe from...


Saturday, February 05, 2005

It's better to be lucky than good.

I was sure my days without having ever been issued a traffic ticket were over on Friday. I was on I-70 East driving back to work from my orthodontist appointment, when I found myself stuck in the left lane behind an ancient minivan with visible exhaust fumes. The discharge from the car was so bad that I had to turn on the air recycling option on my air conditioner, thereby closing the outside vents. Fed up, I zipped by the minivan on the right as soon as space cleared up. As I returned back to the left lane, I reached the peak of a mini-hill, while traveling at somewhere between 70 and 75 mph (in a 60). On the other side, a police officer stood next to his car on the emergency lane to the left of the regular lanes with a speed-detecting device (I think it was a laser gun, but I couldn't really tell). As soon as I saw him, I then it was probably too late to try to slow down anyway. I thought I had been caught, as the gun seemed to be pointed right at me. I maintained my speed, maybe slowing down to about 70 even, as I passed by him while eyeing my rearview mirror and expecting him to hop in his car and turn on the lights. To my great relief, he didn't make a move, and I went on my merry way...though not in as much haste as I previously was.

Even though I drive on the fast side, I would say I'm a pretty observant driver, and can spot most cops trying to catch speeders. When this fails, though, I tend to get lucky. When I'm going really fast, there always seems to be someone else occupying the cops...and they get pulled over minutes before I drive by. The other time that I was basically caught speeding, the police officer stuck her hand out of the window of her car, which was sitting in the median, and made a motion as if she was firing a gun at was kinda scary, but kinda awesome. But I'm sure this post has just jinxed all my luck...