Okay, Mr. Dishwasher, I’m looking at you next

Whoever had the water heater in the “Which of Andy’s appliances fails next” pool is a winner!

I was sick over the three-day weekend, which means I didn’t even get to visit at Fanime, and ended up working from home today. Then Jenny came upstairs and said “I don’t want to bother you, but there’s a funny sound coming from the laundry room.” After stepping into a pool of water, I quickly figured out what was wrong.

One quick shutoff valve turning and some not so quick mopping and drying of the linoleum later, and the room is mostly dry… although the fan is going to run overnight to make sure the nooks and crannies underneath the washer and dryer get dried off. This, people, is why it is building code to have a pan and drain underneath all new water heaters. This one was 20 years old and so it didn’t have it.

So in retrospect, spending an hour in a damp room exerting myself may not have been the best thing to do when getting over a cold…

Bite sized for your annoyance

Okay, after magaliiiii (oh dear, I started to type @magaliiiii there) pointed out, many of us are doing the “Here’s the tweets I did in the last 24 hours” posts here in lieu of real content.

I started doing this because not many people were following me on Twitter. I suppose I can stop now, but then I’ll have to actually post real posts here instead of just relying on a constant string of 140 character blurbs to fill my LJ history…

In all fairness, this is probably a good thing. Twitter is good for what it is, but there are many times I’ve felt very constrained by the 140 character limit. Crafting elegant turn of phrase is hard when that number is very steadily counting down to 0…

Tip of the iceberg

I’ve been watching my Dark Angel DVDs again in the background while I do other things, and I noticed quite a few actors that later went on to do the new Battlestar Galactica. I just kept seeing more and more, and I realized that the seven that I recognized were only the tip of the iceberg of actors that worked on both shows.

Thoughts in 140 characters

  • 20:11 Going to get the cavity filled tomorrow morning. I hope I can properly breathe out of my nose this time. #
  • 20:22 I always see people wearing scrubs in El Pollo Loco. That’s gotta be a good endorsement of the healthiness of the product. #

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Thoughts in 140 characters

  • 15:23 So many new faces in teh tweeter. Now there’s even more chance that tweets will disappear before I can read them. #
  • 20:42 I get to deal with dim sum during Passover on Saturday. This shall be interesting. #

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