Mon 17 Sep 2007
Today I was thinking about how much I love the internets. For one thing, they have allowed me to regularly make high-stakes bets on trivia that can be instantly verified. “NO, mushrooms do not contain vitamins! Wanna make a bet? I’ll let your dog lick my entire face if they have vitamins.” We rush to the computer and do a search. It makes conversation just that much more entertaining.
I no longer have to troll all the big stores in town to get enough boxes to move. No more begging surly liquor store clerks and damp produce managers. We just set up an rss feed to alert us via email whenever anybody posts free boxes to craigslist or freecycle.
I get surprise books in the mail since we joined paperback swap. Dr. G orders them for me but the effect is the same.
Yesterday an old coworker and I sent a flurry of IMs back and forth containing youtube clips related to rodents, which I consider an extremely valuable use of time.