Monday, October 30, 2006

The old ones are the good ones.

Thanks to a couple of friends of mine, I've recently changed the focus of my movie seeing to target more classical films. Though today's movies are good by today's standards and some are downright riviting its impossible to compare the in your face delivery of today's films with the suaveness of early filmmaking. I like both types but I've seen so many modern films that it is a goal of mine to broaden my horizons.

Does anyone know of cool theatres in San Francisco or would anyone like to attend a showing of something ineresting this week while I'm in Chicago?

Sunday, October 29, 2006

On Sleeping

I can't. In the past five nights I:
  1. 1. Went to sleep at 10pm, woke up at 4am.
  2. 2. Slept okay.
  3. 3. Went to sleep at 1am, woke up at 7am.
  4. 4. Went to sleep at 1:20am, woke up at: 1:54, 2:45, 4:10, 5:24, 6:11, 7:12, 7:34, 7:55
  5. 5. Went to sleep at 10pm woke up at 4am . . . after taking vicodin even.

On Bangkok

I spent a weekend in Bangkok recently. I stayed at The Lebua in the State Tower. Pretty nice place and awfully cheap. I would have to say the weekend was marred by the people we ran into in the city. To me it felt like everyone was out for a scam. There were few legitimate people I ran into and a large number of people trying to scam. It seems that people have been so abused there that instead of trying to earn a living honestly and with good work that they have to connive. I'm sure at some point the earnest hardworking people in Bangkok died off when tourists and a poor economy failed to give them the pay they deserved.

On the other hand, the food in Thailand was excellent. Though I was surprized. I will admit we used "The Good Book," (A Lonely Planet guide). The places we ate at ranged from pretty good to amazing but there was nothing aside fromm some gianormous prawns that I haven't had in the US. Some would say it is because I went to touristy places but it was simliar in Taiwan.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Shamu Day '06

Today was a good day for a swim and we decided that it would be fun to bring Shamu along with us. This is in front of the data center I'm working at in Taiwan.

Update! Shamu Day 2007!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

blogging about blogging.

Wow, September was a very active month for me, blogging-wise. It was also pretty fun. October is turning out to be better than September was even. I've been to Thailand and I am going to Tokyo this weekend. Then I'm leaving Taiwan for good and heading to San Francisco for a week. Finally I'll reach home where I'll take up residence for a week then head back to SF to find a place to live.

Exciting!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

lots of traveling

In about 130 weeks of working at Google, I've been out of Illinois at least 59 weeks.

Neat.