silly spam… why would *I*, the jolly green giant want human growth hormone?

Found out today that my accumulated sick time doesn’t accumulate. my 99.9123 hours left has been nullified, and I lost 3 days of my vacation time as a result. what it boils down to is that they stole over two weeks of paid time off from me, in case I have to do any hospital time. Also, they’ve told me that I have to use my vacation time before next June, because it no longer accumulates too, it resets.

I’m going to see if they can give me my 240 hours of vacation partially in pay, then… because there’s no way that I’ll just throw money away… or, if they like, I’ll just take a week off every month for the next six months. Somehow, I don’t think that they’ll let that happen. Same thing happened to Kev, and he’s got more time built up than I do!

After all is said and done, from now on I’ll get three personal days, three weeks vacation, and three sick days a year. Since I’m salaried, they don’t count any day that I’m in for at least four hours off of my time…. so I foresee a lot of 2-6 workdays in my future, too. ; P

I bet my dad would’ve made one of these for me as a kid.

Dang. Scientists in Australia are testing a new jet (called a scramjet) that may allow air travel at eight times the speed of sound. That would theoretically allow you travel around the world in about 5 hours.

Coming soon: New hackable kids toys. Can you imagine hacking the Instant Messaging stream and making the toys swear? Or saying things like “There’s a monster in your closet. I saw it. I’m your pal.” Oh, I can see so many cool and evil uses for those.

You thought telemarketers are annoying? How about commuter-quizzers? – Motorists on a busy interstate were flagged down at random to participate in a marketing survey about attitudes on a proposed high-speed railway to be built along the highway. Needless to say many of those “selected” were rather off-put by the tactics of the marketing company, and quite a few expressed their doubts about the legality of the operation.

Misc keywords that linked to my site, lately-

  • Dogpile belushi a lot of donuts little chocolate donuts
  • AltaVista baloo
  • Google leopard print desktop wallpaper
  • Google mexican spanish dictonary software
  • Google thermasilk commercials
  • Yahoo private posted sex thumbnails
  • Yahoo menses period pics
  • Yahoo guy surfing peg leg picture
  • Google comic books were stored in a cedar chest
  • Yahoo pics of mares in estrus
  • Google juego de la oca -television -tv
  • Google scottobear (hey! neat!)
  • Google scottobear newt (yay!)
  • Google sasquatch call sound bfro video
  • Google smoking monkeys vending machines

I’ve got nice pot of earl gray tea.

I’m going to hit the sack fairly early tonight… catch up with my battery charging. I’m going to read a little bit before bed, though. I hope that tonight I get a full line of snooze in.

Nighty night, dear journal.

GRASP is short for Gravity Research for Advanced Space Propulsion. A Russian scientist has apparently managed to create an anti-gravity device. Potentially, this could be used to create a weapon that could vaporize objects hundreds of kilometers away with a beam of 1000 g’s of force. It sounds pretty far out to me, but for some reason, both NASA and Boeing are taking it seriously.

NASA’s attempts to replicate the research have so far failed because they lacked his “unique formula.”

Who was the MJ-12 researcher who squished himself with symbols he carved after researching the Roswell craft?

A map plotting the HQs of 676 active hate groups in the US. You can click on a state and get a detailed run-down of what groups are in each city.

Wednesday night, plan on going out for Chinese, Thai, or Italian with mom and the bro.

It’ll have to be sometime after 8pm, because I have to work until then. Either they can meet me at work, or wait an additional hour for me to get home.

Jenjen’s getting married? last I’d heard, she wasn’t even dating anyone. I’ve got to get the skinny on *that* tidbit. John? sakes.

late-night tv

weird.. I can’t sleep, turn on the TV, and see ana voog talking to an ex boyfriend Chris (who was not talking to her because she’d been nude on cam), and LiveJournal is getting a mention… sally jessy raphael. the topic was “boyfriend, I’m a stripper, deal with it”…

sort of odd to catch both ana and a LJ mention at 2:45 in the morning. out of left field. I poke my nose in ana’s journal and it turns out that it was a set up… It was ana that pointed me to LiveJournal way back a few years ago… well, she handled herself much better than when she was on vibe a few years back. Creepy psych guy making snap judgments, and Ana telling him that he’s making cruel and misinformed judgments. (I agree with ana on that one.)

“El Dorado” discovered in Peruvian Amazon, explorers claim

Hmmm.. they’ll discover Belgium, next.

back to bed! nigh nigh, dear journal!