This morning during my morning commute I had an encounter with a Borg cube.  I hadn't realized I had somehow drifted into the Star Trek universe, but I guess sometimes these things just happen.

Apparently, the early form of the Borg cube is a large tan Ford Expedition, with a license plate reading "THE BORG".   It was satisfying to note as I passed this precursor to the universe's most dangerous opponent, that at the wheel was a "Borg Queen."   I was expecting a typical done, the type of geek you might expect to drive a vehicle with such a license plate. About the only thing that would have made me laugh more, would have been the same license plate on a HUMMER.

I guess it's possible that the license plate doesn't refer to Trek at all.  It could be someone's last name: Theborg.  It's not completely out of the question.  But I kind of doubt it. 
This morning during my morning commute I had an encounter with a Borg cube.  I hadn't realized I had somehow drifted into the Star Trek universe, but I guess sometimes these things just happen.

Apparently, the early form of the Borg cube is a large tan Ford Expedition, with a license plate reading "THE BORG".   It was satisfying to note as I passed this precursor to the universe's most dangerous opponent, that at the wheel was a "Borg Queen."   I was expecting a typical done, the type of geek you might expect to drive a vehicle with such a license plate. About the only thing that would have made me laugh more, would have been the same license plate on a HUMMER.

I guess it's possible that the license plate doesn't refer to Trek at all.  It could be someone's last name: Theborg.  It's not completely out of the question.  But I kind of doubt it. 
Last time I checked, styrofoam cups were not supposed to be sufficiently porous so that coffee can slowly seep through the side of the cup.  Or did I miss a change in the laws of physics somewhere?  I'm pretty sure when you put beverages in a cup, its supposed to leave the cup by going over the brim.   That is the general concept behind cup, no?  This isn't a joke dribble cup either.  This is an ordinary, off the stack cup.  And this isn't the first time I've seen this.  

Yes, I know the obvious answer is to drink my coffee faster, and stop worrying.  Or get a ceramic mug.   Or perhaps be more worried; could the coffee be so caustic that its eating through the cup?  Gah.  This is the problem with me BC (that's Before Coffee)  I can't actually formulate a useful plan.  At least the process of seeping through the cup cools off the liquid, so that it's not burning to hold the cup.  That would suck.
Last time I checked, styrofoam cups were not supposed to be sufficiently porous so that coffee can slowly seep through the side of the cup.  Or did I miss a change in the laws of physics somewhere?  I'm pretty sure when you put beverages in a cup, its supposed to leave the cup by going over the brim.   That is the general concept behind cup, no?  This isn't a joke dribble cup either.  This is an ordinary, off the stack cup.  And this isn't the first time I've seen this.  

Yes, I know the obvious answer is to drink my coffee faster, and stop worrying.  Or get a ceramic mug.   Or perhaps be more worried; could the coffee be so caustic that its eating through the cup?  Gah.  This is the problem with me BC (that's Before Coffee)  I can't actually formulate a useful plan.  At least the process of seeping through the cup cools off the liquid, so that it's not burning to hold the cup.  That would suck.
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( Feb. 12th, 2007 09:43 pm)

This has been the weekend of strange mail.

First, we got a letter from my wife's anesthesiologist, informing us that our bill was past due 60 days.  Which is impossible, since my son isn't yet 60 days old, and therefore can't be 60 days overdue.

Next I got a letter from my home-owner's insurance letting me know that I have to fill out this survey and return it within the allotted time, or risk having my policy canceled.   The due date:  February 29th 2007.   I'm still debating whether that means I have infinite time or not.  I'm tempted to photocopy that one for posterity's sake.

On the writing front, finally some movement.  Barely met my daily goal for the past few days, but it is moving forward.   I think that's about all I can ask for right about now.

temporus: (crow)
( Feb. 12th, 2007 09:43 pm)

This has been the weekend of strange mail.

First, we got a letter from my wife's anesthesiologist, informing us that our bill was past due 60 days.  Which is impossible, since my son isn't yet 60 days old, and therefore can't be 60 days overdue.

Next I got a letter from my home-owner's insurance letting me know that I have to fill out this survey and return it within the allotted time, or risk having my policy canceled.   The due date:  February 29th 2007.   I'm still debating whether that means I have infinite time or not.  I'm tempted to photocopy that one for posterity's sake.

On the writing front, finally some movement.  Barely met my daily goal for the past few days, but it is moving forward.   I think that's about all I can ask for right about now.

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