Went to "The Fish Market" last night, where our service was absolutely horrible (with the exception of an overachiever busboy, who got the lion's share of the tip). The food was excellent though. As we sat down, I found myself looking at the emergency exit door, labelled with a bright, flaming red notice on the cross-bar that said "ALARMED EMERGENCY EXIT" and behind that (slightly obscured by the bar itself, but still quite clear) a larger sign saying "Do not touch the bar when door is open, or alarm will WRAAAAAANG!" (sic)
Near the end of our meal, I observed over my wife's shoulder a couple of small girls, racing down the wooden floor of the restaurant, thumping as loud as possible. The thumping was loud and unsettling, but not nearly so much as the alarm door, as the first girl slammed into the oddly-labelled cross-bar, terrifying herself with the noise.
San Diego Gas and Electric bill arrived, surprisingly less than expected (still fairly high, but only $30-40 more than Austin TX, and it is the middle of the summer, after all). I dunno what all the fuss is about. :)
Advogato as Message Board (I know that's stolen, but I liked it)
hacker: It's not bullets, either. It's the blood-loss, or the massive brain trauma, or the gaping, sucking wound in the chest cavity. The worst thing about the Brazill case is how the kid got the gun.
footrot: If she looks anything like Shannon Elizabeth, I can't wait to see the webcast (try to keep yourself out of the picture).
ldunbar: My experience of Windows ME so far (with the Sony VAIO laptop I purchased a month or two ago) is that it is the most unstable, configuration-sensitive OS I've used in several years. M$ should be ashamed of themselves for releasing it. I immediately installed Linux on a second partition. Bleh.