May 2006 Archives
May 26, 2006
Edit: I found a plugin called Text Control that lets me turn off auto text formatting. What kind of software requires the installation of additional software in order to remove a feature?
May 25, 2006
Towel Day is celebrated every May 25 as a tribute to the late author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams.
Yes, I wore a towel skirt to work today.
May 19, 2006
Yesterday, as the head honcho was walking through the office, he noticed that a coworker's cubicle was completely empty except for his desk, chair, computer, monitor, mouse, and keyboard. The top dawg tried to encourage my coworker to bring in some personal items to express his individuality and make it more apparent that the cubicle belonged to an actual employee. Comparisons were drawn between the spartan cubicle and my cubicle and another coworker's nicely decorated cubicle.
A group of us overheard the discussion and came to the rescue by donating decorations. I contributed some leis, a couple of Lego mechas and a box of facial tissues.
All of my decorations were returned today, even though I said he could keep them. Yes, even the box of kleenex ... which I got from the supply cabinet. Doesn't the big boss man know that some people don't need any flair to express their individuality?
May 14, 2006
In previous years, my brothers and I have taken my mom out for lunch and dinner on Mother's Day. I can't easily do that from 2700 miles away, so for Mother's Day this year I got her a rose plant from FTD. Roses aren't supposed to grow in pots, but I guess rose cultivators have figured out a way to produce roses that fare well in cramped growing conditions.
When the rose plant arrived yesterday, my mom was a bit disappointed that it looked wilted. Hopeful that it wasn't completely dead yet, she watered it, and today it was healthily in full bloom.
In a couple of weeks, the rose plant will be moved to the garden. My mom's not really into gardening, so my brothers will most likely end up taking care of the plant for her... buahaha. Now that's what I call a gift that keeps giving.
May 12, 2006
Someone told me last night he had learned that Montréal was the captial of Canada all throughout elementary school. He was quite shocked to find that it wasn't the case. I hope his teachers were mistaken because Montréal was the only Canadian city that appeared on their classroom maps or something silly like that.
As a refresher, here are the provinces and territories of Canada, along with their capitals.
Capital of Canada: Ottawa, Ontario
British Columbia: Victoria
New Brunswick: Fredericton
Newfoundland: St. John's
Nova Scotia: Halifax
Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown
Quebec: Quebec City
Northwest Territories: Yellowknife
May 7, 2006
This is one of the many reasons why I feel right at home in San Francisco.
May 4, 2006
Now you can dress up the heir to your estate as a hobo to thwart abduction attempts by con artists who want a slice of your fortune. $98 at J.Crew
This must be the ugliest jacket I've ever seen in my life.
May 1, 2006
Hooray, the last of my tax returns have been filed and I won't have to think about it again until next year! Time to celebrate!