Sunday, September 28, 2008

43 cars, 400 miles, 1068 left turns.

I attended the Camping World RV 400 NASCAR event today.  I have a minor sunburn on my right arm and my right ear, and tinitis in both ears.  But I saw some decent racing.  I thought Carl Edwards was going to win near the end of the race, but he got into the wall on the last turn and didn't quite make it past number 48, Jimmie Johnson.  I also learned that listening to Dale Jr. chew out his spotters on the radio adds some entertainment value.  Three chicken tenders for eight bucks can be a bargain, if it's the only low carb, low sodium, protein option available.  Smoking, drinking, extended standing, and exuberant pumping of one's fist in the air when one's favorite driver is doing well is allowed in the stands.  Free parking is not free. . . if it takes a quarter tank of gas and an hour of stop and go bumper to bumper nonsense to get out of there.  On the other hand, I had a pretty good time. 

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Mister Professor

I spent the day giving an exam and grading it.  I've been teaching a Cisco networking class at DeVry University for the past four weeks.  It's kind of rewarding to know that the lectures I've been giving have actually contributed to some people's knowledge.  On the other hand, not everyone did well.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Olive Cafe

I called the only number I could find for a Mediterranean restaurant in Lees Summit.  There was an answer, but she said she's been out of business for years.  I asked where I should go instead, and she told me Olive Cafe.  It's inside a Palestinian grocery store at 95th and James A. Reed.  A bunch of us network folks went out there.  I wrote a review on Google.  It was good.  I'm glad there's a Mediterranean lunch option here.  I can get my Falafel fix without driving all the way to Westport.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Blog neglect

I've really been ignoring my blog.  Here's something unique, though.  In honor of the first tests from the large Hadron supercollider, here is a rap video on the topic.  I suppose the test was a success in that it didn't create a black hole and suck up the earth, moon, and the rest of the solar system.  Maybe if they get the lead to collide just right, it will destroy France, America's best critic.