Some things are cool; some aren't

Why does New Jersey have more toxic waste dumps and California have more lawyers?

New Jersey had first choice.

One of the outputs of /usr/bin/fortune -m lawyer

I've been living with my own private storm cloud over my head for the past few months, and it finally broke: I've officially been served with a lawsuit from that accident from a year and a half ago. Since I haven't talked to the lawyer from my insurance company yet, I won't go into any more details here. Write me if you want details.

Other than that, it's been an interesting week, as evidenced by the fact that it's before noon on a Saturday, and I'm at work. Mostly right now, John and I are testing out our dilution refrigerator unit to see how cold we can get. According to John, we should be able to get down to a few millikelvin. But back to Tuesday for now....

I had to go to the DMV because some asswipe stole the registration sticker off of my car, and I got a "fix it" ticket. The annoying thing about this isn't the hassle of having to pay a couple of processing fees, it's having to waste a few hours of my time going down to the DMV to pick up a replacement. *sigh* I suppose it could have been worse; they could have taken my car.

In the lab, I've been flying solo, since Manyam went up to Santa Barbara to do some of our micro-fabrication work. He'll be back on Monday. Since John is busy during the week doing Chair work, I was all by my lonesome self most of the week. In a way it was good, because I got a lot of work done, but in a way, it was bad, because there wasn't anybody to talk to most of the time. I guess I am a social person. :)

On Thursday, I watched the women's figure skating free program, and was absolutely amazed by the performances of Sara Hughes and Sasha Cohen (who is a friend's cousin, BTW). Comparatively, I was unimpressed with Michelle Kwan and Irina Slutskaya, who were supposed to walk away with the whole thing. It's a lot more fun to watch the nonconservative performances of people with nothing to lose, and everything to win. But, I suppose I'm not too surprised that the Russians are complaining. :/ Incidentally, it was Thursday I was served with the lawsuit.

So, I didn't sleep well going into Friday, and as a result, I was in a so-so mood pretty much all day long. My roommate Eric got home about the same time I did, and he immediately got himself a drink, and then suggested we go out to dinner. It turns out that his day was even worse than mine. So, we went out for Ethiopian, a first for me. The food was wonderful. Too bad the place is in El Cajon; a little far away to make my frequent dining list.

Well, I need to go check up on how the refrigerator is doing.

Brian Naberhuis
Last modified: Sat Feb 23 11:51:52 PST 2002