Sunday, July 27, 2008

Updates From Where I Am

  1. I weighed in at 205.5 lbs today. That's the least I've weighed in a long time. The most I've ever weighed is 217 lbs.
  2. I played half a basketball league game today. My ankle is not 100% yet. However, it's pretty good. I had 3 points. We won. I didn't reinjure the ankle. It was a good game.
  3. This weekend I finished the initial memorization of all my abbreviations from my abbreviation project. I also wrote a few small python scripts to produce config files from the master abbreviations list and to keep the abbreviation study file up to date. The config files are for three applications that can do abbrviation expansion, emacs, pidgin, and irssi. I plan on making a web page describing the project and making the scripts and abbreviation list available.
  4. I shot a 75 today in disc golf at McClain. I started really poorly and then had a decent run of good play. The thing I'm happiest about is getting pars on the two par 4 holes. I don't think I've ever done that in a round before. On 13, my first two shots were just outstanding. My lowest rounds at McClain are now 65, 71, 75, and 75 again.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Farm Disc Golf


I was in the San Angelo area this weekend for a family reunion and my grandfather's 90th birthday party.

I brought my discs and my brothers and I played farm disc golf. Instead of baskets, we played telephone poles, trees, and fence posts. Click on the picture above for more farm disc golf pictures.

Monday, July 14, 2008

My Brother, Clint, Wins Golf Tournament For Second Straight Year

He's now the two time defending champion of Kerrville's Firecracker open.

Here's the story.

Congrats, Clint!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

65 At McClain

CoryS shot a 64 yesterday at McClain. I came back today with a 65. If I hadn't have blown up on hole 17, I would have beat Cory's score!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

100 New Sayings For the Future

In another life, I invented the words "woot" and "booya". Don't believe me? Read this FAQ entry.

These two words proved to be very popular and wildly successful. Recently, I've returned to experimenting with sounds, words, and meanings. I hope to add to the richness of the English language.

What follows are the best of the new sayings that I've come up with. Feel free to incorporate them in your daily conversations. It's inevitable that about 70% of these will catch on and enter common usage.
  1. Don't throw a fish down that well.
  2. He sweats like a clown.
  3. You lie like Noam Chomsky.
  4. Your head is a watermelon.
  5. A recently kissed shark will sometimes bite your head off.
  6. Small things are sometimes tiny.
  7. The rooster crows for you.
  8. I will dance in your empty grave.
  9. Yo soy mas grande del mundo por la vaca!
  10. You have to get up pretty early in the morning to see the sunrise.
  11. Fools devour wise words like potato chips.
  12. Nacho cheese isn't just for nachos.
  13. He's invisible, like a thundercloud.
  14. Stupid always wins.
  15. Evil is not good.
  16. Chew your food like you mean it.
  17. A Christmas tree is no substitute for a square meal.
  18. Your face is not my face.
  19. The biggest monkey is not always the smartest.
  20. Smile or I'll tell you a joke.
  21. Lightening makes thunder and thunder is a sound.
  22. When painting a fence, don't forget to paint the gate.
  23. A whale can't climb a mountain.
  24. Mi casa es where I live.
  25. An acorn can feed an army.
  26. Worms eat the dead.
  27. When you live in a house, rain hits your roof.
  28. Snakes don't have any limbs.
  29. Too many people wear sweaters.
  30. Clear is not a color.
  31. Bridges are built to be crossed more than once.
  32. A river is no place for a party.
  33. When you dance with the devil, you dance to his music.
  34. Children are small humans.
  35. What do you know about the impossible?
  36. You can't cheat reality.
  37. Nobody likes a whiner.
  38. Punch me in the face again and you'll see what you get.
  39. Think like an Egyptian.
  40. Science isn't your pet.
  41. Do the math first.
  42. The clocks are against you.
  43. They don't serve salsa at nice places like this.
  44. I'll beat you like an octopus.
  45. Danger is no concern of mine.
  46. It isn't your birthday.
  47. I hope you topple
  48. Lions don't eat ice cream.
  49. Mushrooms inhabit your mind.
  50. My dog sometimes gets out of the yard.
  51. When the wind blows, the trees tremble.
  52. I'm not going ask more than five times.
  53. Dark nights are common.
  54. My turtle has come out of its shell.
  55. Tornadoes mean business.
  56. Believe in Santa and you'll get presents.
  57. Hurricanes don't sneak up on people anymore.
  58. Ants work together.
  59. I don't believe in magic spiders.
  60. Scoreboards keep track of the score.
  61. "Murder" is such an ugly word.
  62. The World will hear of this!
  63. Do you think you can hide under a turnip?
  64. Farmers don't drive on the wrong side of the road.
  65. Australia is a long ways away.
  66. I'll step on your credit cards.
  67. How many kittens must die?
  68. Right is right.
  69. I don't remember people without faces.
  70. Step on that stone and you'll fall on your face.
  71. Open both eyes next time.
  72. My guess is better than your guess.
  73. Stop talking about rabbits.
  74. Don't try to put eyeglasses on a duck.
  75. Lose that grin.
  76. A barn is no place for a newborn.
  77. I'm not asking for slices of cheese.
  78. I'll make your river flow backwards.
  79. The future is unpredictable.
  80. I can't remember how many times I punched that gnome.
  81. My snake isn't amused.
  82. We don't want to wake the dragon, do we?
  83. Don't tell me about your apples.
  84. Children can't build skyscrapers.
  85. You're playing with a chessboard of fear.
  86. Crystals make poor pillows.
  87. A stadium is no place to take a nap.
  88. Don't walk like I walk.
  89. Let the leprechaun think whatever he wants to think.
  90. Why do you get to pick the colors of the rainbow?
  91. A unicorn can only count to one.
  92. What do you do with eighty cans of beans?
  93. Rain doesn't fall into the sky.
  94. Butterflies like flowers don't they?
  95. As we speak so also we hear.
  96. My mind doesn't have room for that nonsense.
  97. When you run out of rope, keep climbing.
  98. Tell your boss to talk to my boss.
  99. John Wayne didn't wear tights.
  100. Your soul is in jeopardy.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


For some reason, MattS from work thinks I look like the guy above from this music video. I don't really see it. I'm always fully clothed when I play my keytar.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Ochocorn Picture


At work today, for some unknown reason somebody mentioned the fabled eight horned unicorn, the "ochocorn".

Well, it just so happens that I have a picture of this creature. I took it at my grandparent's farm some time ago.

This image is undoctored. I uploaded it straight from my camera to Flickr. The picture didn't pass "Go" and it didn't collect $200.

I feel honored to have seen this ochocorn. Not even the great Noam Chomsky claims to have seen one (but who would believe him if he made such a claim anyway?)!