shadow dances with motion sensor lights

My desk and computer are to the left of my door, but my door is at such an angle that I can make the light bulb turn on even when I’m just sitting at my desk typing. But sometimes I can position myself so that I can successfully hide from the motion sensor light. So sometimes, just for the heck of it, I will test the motion sensor by positioning myself a certain way and see how far I can stretch out my right leg before it starts to trip the motion sensor. If I didn’t have other things to do, this alone would provide me with hours of entertainment. read more

feedback is not just an eight-minute song by the grateful dead

I just want to write something I believe in and believe should be out there in cyberspace someplace. But I’ve realized that publishing in a vacuum is fun for only so long. What I’m saying is that I want to hear from you, gentle reader. There are at least two of you stopping by every hour. I know I have dozens of people tapping my RSS and XML feeds. What draws you here? What keeps you coming back? What resonates with you? Do you have something to add to what I’m saying? I may take your comments to heart, or I may completely ignore you, but at least I’ll have more information than before. read more

he might even scare away miss piggy

So my co-worker has this frog that says "Ribbit," and then emits this cartoonish, hysterical, and yes, somewhat maniacal laughter that can be heard across the room.  I think it just lasts thirty seconds, but it seems a lot longer because it just keeps on going and going and going.  Upon hearing this laughter, my first reaction was, "Okay, what kind of mind would conjure up the notion of a frog laughing so hard that it would sound like a screeching monkey?"  My second reaction was, "Bartender, I'll have what the amphibian is having." read more