Monday, December 15th, 2008
In preparation for my trip home, it’s nice to see that it actually getting cold here. Of course, cold is a relative term, but I feel that I’ve lost my sense of relativity or something like that. It’s about as cold as it will ever really get here, and looks like it will rain for the next few days. Crap, I just started talking about the weather. I’ve still got some South Dakota in me
Anyway, despite the certainty that I will freeze my ass off at home, I’m looking forward to it. The bad news is that I’ll probably be bringing my work computer, not my personal one. This means that actual work will be done. It’s ok though, I’m pretty excited about the project I’ll be working on, and I’m one vacation day short anyway. I think I can squeeze a day or two of work in there somewhere.
Completely separate train of thought: Looking back at some of my posts I ran through some quick numbers on saving money riding a motorcycle to work vs a car. As you may or may not recall, I was slightly disappointed in the amount of money I would be saving. I have an amendment to that post however. I stop at starbucks ~85% of working days and get some crack, er, coffee. Turns out that crap is spendy and I spend somewhere in the range of $100/month on it. So considering I have virtually no self control, and there are 4 within easy reach on the way to work, riding a motorcycle (or some self control) would actually save another hundred bucks a month. That is ridiculous.