Archive for May, 2008

Mile Envy

May 26, 2008

In a recent conversation with Min, my friend and old roomie in LA, it was explained to me that I have mile envy. That is, Min and her husband were the lucky recipients of two tickets to Thailand by her sister, Ho (yes, that’s her name, and she is also my friend and old roomie), to attend said sister’s wedding. (That’s right. I was living with two korean sisters, and unfortunately, nothing kinky ever happened…) This is mile envy. Being envious of a person who has the ability to travel the wolrd due to a seemingly unlimited amount of airline frequent flier miles.

Today, though, I no longer suffer from mile envy. To defeat it, I have acquired a mile patron, much like Ho is to Min, who purchases tickets for me to travel the world with their inexhaustible mileage accounts.

And all I can say is WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!! I’m going to Thailand!

Contrary to your now deviant thoughts, I will not have to prostitute myself out to this patron of mine. Instead, I’ll be “putting out” in other ways, not to be discussed in this blog.

Now… off to make plans!

P.S. I’ll be going November 15 – December 2 if anyone thinks they can make it! People I know, of course!

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April Showers

May 7, 2008

I heard this interesting statistic the other day. (I know it’s May now, but it was April when I heard it, hence the title).

86% of americans shower once a day.
11% shower more than once.

Which category are you in? Of course, the above percentages leave 3% unaccounted for, who obviously must shower less than once per day. This, unfortunately, is my group. Yes, I probably average 0.67 showers per day. That is, I shower twice for every three days. So I miss a day quite frequently, so what? Have you noticed before?

Now before you say “Eeewwww!”, all you uber-clean freaks just try to think of it this way:
…assume my average shower is 10 minutes in duration.
…assume I use a low-flow shower head at 2.5 gallons/min.
…assume my rate above of 0.67 showers/day.

So during an average day, the math looks like this… erm, I SAVE…

10 minutes/shower x 2.5 gallons/minute x 0.67 showers/day = 16.67 gallons/day
….which equates to 117 gallons/week!
….which equates to 6083 gallons/year! (that’s a lot of water!)

So let’s just hold off on the “Ewww…” and the nose twitching in my presence.  I’m doing my part in trying to save the planet, one shower at a time.

T & A

May 6, 2008

So I work for a guy who has two assistants, both named Chris, both girls, well women, and incidentally, both Italian. So it is logical to me to refer to them by their last names. But since their last names are so long (Tomasello and Antonelli) it’s easiest to just type Chris T and Chris A, or when referring to both, Chris T & A. And it is this kind of thing that makes me chuckle.