“Mashup or Shutup” – on a scrawny Asian girl’s workout tee.
Wow. Yes, I am stretching the definition of “overheard”, but so what? This shit is geek-funny.
I hear some things that I’d never, ever hear anywhere else in the country. I’ll try to report them as I find them.
Of my many procrastinations, my time-wasters, the KC Chiefs and the NFL have to be in the top five.
But what a waste of time the Chiefs are! I’ve been following them for at least the past five years, and they’ve never failed to disappoint. The latest came today, when they played the dreaded Oakland Raiders.
They lost 20-17, snapping a nine-game winning streak. Yay! Way to go, Herm.
I still remember being astounded by the rental prices when I first graduated from Stanford in 2005. Here I was, frugal grad student extraordinaire, living on campus for 450 bucks a month. Dropping north of four figures a month for the first time in one’s life should be a sign of moving up in the world, of upward mobility. Not so for me. I was scared shitless.
Yet I found a nice little pad in downtown Palo Alto, a little box worth 1200 bucks a month. Ooowwee! And then I started to buy furniture. Like a housewife in Idaho with a small budget, I started to obsess over couch placement and coffee table size. I was turning into a yuppie nightmare version of myself.
So here I am, two and a half years later, bored of living in the same darn place, saying to myself – I should move to the city. Yes, I should increase my commute, pay more for gas, pay for parking and live in smaller space for more money – all in an attempt to shake things up!
What a horrible time to move, eh? Rent prices are up 20% in the past year, gas prices are too. But we soldier on, bankrolled by VC money and unrealistic ideals.
FYI – if you know of a good pad in the city, holler at me 🙂
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