Back in the saddle again

ted | Uncategorized | Monday, September 5th, 2011

Today’s high: 19°C. Going down to 13°C tonight. Partly cloudy with a brisk north wind.

Autumn is in the air, friends. And I can’t wait.

lousy Octember weather

ted | Uncategorized | Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Now that it’s fall, suddenly it turned warm and humid. Exactly the kind of weather I don’t like when running the presses out on the pilot line. Which I plan to be doing most of the day tomorrow. At least doing that is more satisfying than spending all day doing statistics, which I did today.

Big ups to my living-free-or-dying holmes Chris and his lovely wife Sarah. Had an excellent visit with them this weekend. And Dollar Rent-A-Car, you’re on notice.

30 years in the wood and still wet behind the ears

ted | Uncategorized | Friday, August 21st, 2009


A quick fashion quiz

ted | Uncategorized | Thursday, March 12th, 2009

I am not a man who knows much about fashion and I care even less about it. I have a set of about five pairs of various color Dickies and about seven plaid shirts, all of which I mix & match freely for regular work wear. Weekends find me in jeans, a t-shirt and Chuck Taylors most days. On any given day you would mistake me for a vagrant, an engineer (the Dickies and plaid shirts are basically the non-elderly engineer’s uniform, which I’m totally comfortable with) or a mechanic. So I freely admit that I don’t know much about fashion, but I do know this:

Do you often do any of the following, singularly or in combination:

  • Wear any single Harley-Davidson© brand clothing or accessory?
  • Wear non-fancy all-black outfits?
  • Own more than one big puffy jacket?
  • Walk around with your untied Timberland-style boot laces flopping around?
  • Wear sunglasses indoors?

If you answered “yes” to any of these, then you might dress like a douchebag.

But I can also unequivocally say the following: If you ever walk around in public with a bluetooth headset in your ear while you’re not on the phone, then you most definitely are a douchebag.

Just in case you were thinking that we’re getting smarter

ted | Uncategorized | Monday, December 31st, 2007

The internet provides ample evidence to the contrary.

This started out as a semi-interesting read on Canadian Ketchup but descended into your normal HFCS babble. I’m pretty sure anybody with half a brain knows that things made with sugar are “better” for you than the same thing made with HFCS by now. Yeah, shut up, I was reading about Canadian Ketchup. Apparently it’s better than USA Ketchup but not as good as it used to be. Stupid asshole ketchup-eaters. I live in Chicago, keep that crap away from me.

This guy thinks we should change our greeting from “Hello” to “Heaveno”. I don’t read that as “Heaven-o”, I see it as “heave-no”. Y’know, like Worst Buy or Circuit Shitty. Sorta.

You can never go wrong by reading Educate Yourself. Whoa man, dangerous levels of crazy there. No, I won’t even link to it, but here’s the URL: – break out your chembuster, summon up your sylphs & hole up in your orgone generator with a velostat hat.

Happy New Year, here’s hoping that 2008 will bring some sense to the world.

just in case you were wondering

ted | Uncategorized | Monday, December 24th, 2007

Now you can tell.


ted | Uncategorized | Wednesday, September 26th, 2007


Time to flood the market with my Ameros

ted | Uncategorized | Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Way to go, gummint. Now Loonies are worth more than our Washingtons.

our money ain't worth shit!

And they all laughed at me for having a cake-heavy portfolio.

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