September 17th, 2003 § One comment § permalink
Only-in-Washington pickup lines. Finally, someone has combined my love of political geekery with my weakness for terrible pickup lines. Here’s an example: “In full compliance with federal information statutes, I am required to disclose that I’ve fallen FOIA.” Get it? “Fallen FOIA?”
Clearly I need to get out more.
September 17th, 2003 § Three comments § permalink
Liz posted this drinking game as a comment, but I’m reposting it, with some formatting changes, because it’s so thoroughly awesome. (And yes, I’ve been too damn busy to post anything. Four classes plus 20 hours a week of research equals a busy, busy Jeff. Hey, I think that’s two drinks right there!)
Christie’s suggestion that Jeff post drink recipes as a sort of penance for making us read passages on urban planning got me thinking, and when he went two weeks without posting anything at all, I knew something had to be done. So, following in the grand tradition of the SF Bay Guardian‘s Jon Carroll drinking game and the annual State of the Union drinking game, here’s what I’ve come up with so far (with the help of Brian, my devoted partner in crime, of course). I hope other devoted readers of pinchy.org will add their own suggestions. (I wanted to include “Posts current music anyone’s ever heard of,” but then I realized I might be one with weird tastes, so someone else will have to decide if that’s appropriate.)
- Mentions living in Berkeley: 2 drinks
- Reminds us that he is now in graduate school: 2 drinks
- Quotes from a book on urban planning: 1 drink
- Uses ostentatious flourishes: 2 drinks
- Posts current reading not related in any way to urban planning: finish your drink
- Jeff’s dad posts a punny comment: 1 drink
- Mentions drinking with his housemates: toast, 1 drink
- Refers to XML or RSS feeds as if anyone cares: 1 drink
Any other suggestions?
August 5th, 2003 § Five comments § permalink
This idea came to me out of nowhere while I was standing in the deli section at Berkeley Bowl:
Berkeley = 0.5(Marin) + 0.3(Palo Alto) + 0.2(Sunnyvale)
The individual weights might be wrong, but I think I’m on to something here.
July 27th, 2003 § Comments off § permalink
I’m opening a prestigious new university in East Palo Alto. It’s called “Stanfard.”
Sure, the tuition at Stanfard is high, but you’ll be studying with all those Norbel laureates.
July 22nd, 2003 § Five comments § permalink
Today is my twenty-fifth birthday. I am old, old, old. A quarter of a century old. Man, that is old.
Now that I’m not in my early twenties any more, I need to find ways to preserve my rapidly-dwindling youthful vigor for as long as possible. My ideas so far:
- Sleep in a vat of formaldehyde
- Read fewer books about city planning and more issues of Teen People
- Part my hair behind
- Dare to eat a peach
the blood of newborn babies carrot juice
Any other suggestions?
July 12th, 2003 § Comments off § permalink
Some of the fruits available at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market:
July 11th, 2003 § Four comments § permalink
I would write about all the interesting things I’ve been doing, but I’m too busy doing them. Here’s one recommendation, though: 826 Valencia in San Francisco is the city’s only independently owned and operated pirate supply store. Also, they offer free writing classes and tutoring for kids. It is a strange and wonderful place. Go there.
And for those of you who rely upon me for your amusement: If I ever open a fitness center with a religious theme, it will be called Pontius Pilates.
April 4th, 2003 § Two comments § permalink
If I ever open a furniture store, I’m going to call it “The Ottoman Empire.”
March 10th, 2003 § Two comments § permalink
August Strindberg & helium. Utter genius. This is why Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web.
February 5th, 2003 § Five comments § permalink
After three weeks of daily cappuccinos while I was in the UK, I decided when I got back that I might as well continue the habit. I’m now the proud owner of a Guido Bergna stovetop espresso maker, purchased from EspressoPeople. Now I can
feed my sick, sick addiction twenty-four hours a day enjoy delicious coffee in the privacy of my own home.
Just for clarification, though:
Don’t be fooled by the grounds that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jeffy from the block
Used to buy espresso, now I have a pot
No matter how I brew, I know my barista