Thursday, October 23, 2008

no 16th floor?

short floors

At 160 Elgin there is no button in the elevator to get the 16th floor. I find this very intriguing. I have in fact heard of the secret real world way to get there, but i'm going to forget about it and hope that the real way is something like is done in being john malkovich.

If you ever have to go to 160 Elgin, i encourage you to go the the 16th floor. It may shock and appall you!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

don't wok this way

I've always had issues with this wok. Basically when it dries or is dried, it always develops rust spots. Right before use i always have to reclean it to wipe off the spots, but this seems weird and leaves me feeling unsettled.

I've "tried" seasoning it, but i don't think it worked, or i did it horribly wrong. So the question is - do i throw it out and get a new one, or can this thing be fixed??

Monday, October 13, 2008

new look n feel

I spruced up ye old uberor this morning... its not the prettiest, but it is a little modern. If you read this by rss, maybe you'd like to followthru and tell me what you think. Bonus points to anyone that recognizes the new crown molding i installed.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

mice - part 2

So as i was finishing writing of that previous post what do you think happened?

Out of the corner of my eye the little guy ran under my keyboard!!! YES right in front of me!!! I blurted some very unmasculine sounds and then settled. "Did that really just happen?". I investigated, and low and behold the guy was under my keyboard.

I promptly flipped it over, grabbed a nearby mug, and enveloped the little guy. He was slower than expected, and pretty cute, but not so cute that i didn't let him go in the backyard, into what is likely a much harsher climate than inside with my two cats.

Poor mouse... the world is a harsh tough place at times. I hope he makes it out there.


I guess theres mice in my house. I found Winston this morning with a mouse in his mouth. Then he played around with it for a bit, but it looked pretty healthy. I went to get mouse catching instruments. When i came back the mouse was gone!!! I think it went in to the vent, we have old school floor vents that have big square holes, possibly big enough for mice. I'll likely through some humane traps in there and see what i find, any pointers are most appreciated.

My fear is that Winston incurred enough damage to the mouse that its now going to rot in the vent - that would not be cool.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

live maps has quite the resolution

Check out the neighbourhood at microsoft's live maps. The resolution is crazy kickass!!! When i close in on my house, i can see my old tenants car in the driveway!!!

The same address at google maps.

Has microsoft finally surpassed google at something?? At least with google you can do "bank and gladstone", but the resolution at live maps trumps that i think.

Friday, October 3, 2008

my coffee maker has a "come drink me" beep!!

I made some coffee with our new cuisinart coffee maker this morning. There are several awesome things about this coffee maker:

  1. it pours well

  2. the breaker flipped when i turned the microwave on which is on the same circuit as the coffee maker, at the same time the coffee maker was brewing. I moved the coffee maker over to another circuit, and it picked up right where it left off, brewing, with the correct time.

  3. 2 hours after it first beeped to tell me it was done brewing, it beeped again, and turned off the heater... i took this to read "come drink whats left of me!!!". There is an auto-shutoff mode, but i guess this is the default behaviour, and i love it.

  4. Its white, and reasonably sexy.

  5. There is no fifth thing.

My coffee maker is smarter than me, this is great (or scary)!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I really don't like seeing election signs everywhere... but i'm torn because i'd likely forget about the election if i didn't see them everywhere. And i'm pretty sure i should care about the election, and vote and stuff. But i'm pretty self involved lately, so that would be out of character.

I'm afraid i have no solution to this problem. Luckily i have few other problems right now. I'm a little sick, and the fridge delivery guy scratched up the floor. Other than that, everything's great.