Month: September 2010 (page 1 of 7)


CALL OFF THE BOYCOTT! I am happy to report that the manager at the Chinese grocery refunded my $10 this morning. That was nice.

Star Wars in 3-D

George Lucas, you are officially dead to me.

Runners Round Table

Runners Round Table episode 100 isn’t live on the blog yet, but you can go to the Talkshoe page to hear me and JayDub talk about our Sydney WWFoR event!

So frustrated.

So frustrated. I feel like my pre-verbal nephew who can’t enunciate what he feels and is reduced to caveman-like outbursts of rage. DAH! DAH DAH DAH!

  • I tried to buy an international calling card at the Chinese grocery near my house tonight. I spent like 10 minutes reading fine print on stupid posters and flipping through brochures and finally found the one I wanted. I spent $10 on it, walked back to my house, and realised it was for recharging mobiles, NOT using with a landline. I ran back over, expecting them to exchange it. They refused. Policy of no exchange on phone cards. “But I was here 2 minutes ago! This isn’t what I thought it was! I didn’t scratch the PIN off! I SHOP HERE ALL THE TIME!” They told me I could come back and see the manager tomorrow. I said I needed the card for a call at 6am in the morning. No go. I finally threw it on the counter and told them I’d never shop there again. Tomorrow I’ll stop in just long enough to tell the manager the same.
  • Okay, so having wasted $10, how am I going to connect to the RRT show tomorrow at 6am? I could ring on the landline, but obviously it’s the principle of the thing now. So I just spent a goddamn HOUR trying various ways of doing it via VOIP. I tried the stupid ShoePhone. I tried using Google Talk. I tried it with telephone. I couldn’t get any of them to work. At best, I’d get choppy audio that sounded like it was coming through a fan. I’m going to have to suck it up and pay to ring in.
  • I used to have several cron jobs that did useful things at this site, like processing Moblog posts (emailed images from my iPhone) and updating my podcast download stats and posting my Google Reader items. Sometime in the past few months, Quadrahosting changed something and they all stopped working. I spent a couple fruitless hours with the Snook trying to fix them. No go.
  • Earlier this week I spent $60+ on Moneywell for my Mac and our iPhones. It’s personal finance software that’s meant to sync to your phones. Yet the first evening, we couldn’t get the sync to work at all. One phone would work; one wouldn’t. Sometimes neither. Then today suddenly without changing anything, they’re both working. Until they stop.

WHY DOES EVERYTHING SUCK? If supposedly smart techie people like me can’t figure this crap out, how the heck is the rest of the world?

Evan Dando was so dreamy.

The Lemonheads to tour Australia with It’s a Shame About Ray. My inner 16-year-old just went SQUEEEEEEEEE!

Penny Flooring

Wow. Using pennies for flooring is a thing? I actually kind of like it. Nickels look nice too but, man, you’re getting more expensive…

Korean food!

Cooking Korean Food with Maangchi. Awesome! Just found this Korean food blog courtesy of Eva‘s Google Reader.

Runners Round Table

In case you missed it in the podcast, me and JayDub will be special guests on the next episode of The Runners Round Table! We’ll be talking about our Sydney WWFoR Get-Together. If you’re planning to run with us, please let me know…

Geek Girl Runner Episode 010

Geek Girl Runner Episode 010
We’ve hit double digits folks! Episode 10 of the GGR podcast includes an ode to my Mom, my Blackmore’s Half-Marathon race report, a training update, emails and shout-outs (including a race report from John Minter, as read by Special Guest Star Snook), a little bit more about sports bras, and information about the Sydney get-together for the Worldwide Festival of Races. I hope you like it!

Show links:
My half-marathon race report
Photos of my 13.1 medal from Dan Clark and me on the race course
Running the Golden Years – Dan Clark’s podcast
Corso La Meta – home of JayDub’s B-HAG Running podcast
Run4Fun 10K on November 10
Lululemon Sports Bras including the Ta Ta Tamer
Sydney WWFoR Unofficial Get-Together
Worldwide Festival of Races
Runners Round Table podcast

Thanks as usual to Nick Arthur for the use of his song “Little Donut Party”!

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