Vita Brevis [Ars Longa]

InnerVoice: That is latin for "Life is Short, Art is Long". 

Me: Yeah, I know, I'm a little behind on my personal projects.
InnerVoice: Try waaaaay behind. There are at least ten tabs open at home and five tabs open at work 
Me: I'll get to it. They are not going anywhere.
InnerVoice: BTW, those unread emails with some tutorial links isn't gonna master itself, you know.
Me: Hmmm..... 
InnerVoice: Are you even listening to me?
Me: Barely. I'm still thinking about my first Hapkido class tomorrow. 
InnerVoice: Well, there goes the Wednesday nights.
Me: BTW, I agreed to present a brief tutorial on Git at the SLLUG meeting next Wednesday (Nov 17). 
InnerVoice: What? Are you crazy?
Me: Well how else am I going to make a good first impression?
InnerVoice: You do realize, you've never been to one of those meetings, right?
Me: Yeah, but they seem like nice people. I'm sure I'll be fine. 
InnerVoice: *Shakes Head* Hopeless, utterly hopeless.
Me: *Grinning with glee*

It's awesome when life gets busy.

Bad day all around

I went to a Beans and Brews in American Fork to get some work done. It was a total disaster:

  • I decided to try dirty Chai (Chai w/ espresso ) which tasted terrible.
  • I got no work done, thanks to the noisy coffee grinder and their horrible excuse for a music.
  • My netbook was having too many problems and I gave up trying to get any work done on it. Time to buy a decent laptop.

On my way back from this defeated attempt to work at a coffee shop, I was stopped by a cop for speeding.

  • I got my first speeding ticket in Utah County. 
  • I realized that I'm about as useful as a concrete parachute when I'm stopped by a police officer. I really need to work on my communication skills. 

Got back home and checked my email to find out, I've ruined my chances of going to an Aikido seminar. 

  • My less than tactful communication with my Aikido teacher barred both Yoshi and I from attending an Aikido Seminar in December.
  • I might have angered him and created more political discomfort.

I don't think I can salvage this day.

I'll just go back to my corner and produce some more code that the world doesn't need.

Cows and Bulls Game

A typical Saturday evening conversation between me and my inner voice. 

Setting: Salt Lake Roasting Co., after an intense Aikido training. 

Me: I'm bored. 
Inner Voice: Go take a nap.
Me: Meh! I think I'm gonna do some Python coding. 
Inner Voice: What are you going to code? 
Me: Remember the Cows and Bulls word game that I used to play when I was little.
Inner Voice: What? That sounds kinda lame. Work on something productive.
Me: Screw you, Inner Voice!!
Inner Voice: I don't like you very much. 
Me: Oh yeah, well the feeling is mutual. 

So I fired up Vim and coded up the Cows and Bulls game :)

It is text-based right now and still in its primitive stage. I'll probably add more features when I get into a fight with my Inner Voice again. 

Happy for a friend

My buddy just told me that his wife is 11 weeks pregnant.

An exchange we had over the phone: 

Anand: If we have a boy, we'll start receiving applications from potential brides. Would you guys be interested in pre-applying? 
Me: Well if we have a girl, I'm sure she can kidnap your boy without any trouble, saving us the trouble of application fees. 

I'm freakin' excited for Anand and Abirami. 

Brain Spill

Brain spill is a dumping ground for my incoherent thoughts and incomplete ideas. It'll be training ground to practice my writing skills.