Thursday, May 25, 2006

For those in Illinois

I just wanted people to know (if you could even avoid the TV ads, that is) about Illinois' new organ and tissue donor registry. I just updated me info today. All you need is your Driver's License or State ID.

According to the website:

A new law, effective Jan. 1, 2006, created a new Organ/Tissue Donor Registry making a person’s wishes to be a donor legally binding. Additional witnesses or family consent is no longer required for donation to occur.

If you are listed in the old registry, family consent is still required for donation to occur. To ensure that your decision to be an organ/tissue donor is honored, you must join the new registry!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

I am currently 1,062,803,582 seconds old...

This Birthday Calculator is too fun! Put in your birthdate and it gives you all sorts of neat facts.

According to the page:

  • My date of conception was on or about 27 December 1971 which was a Monday.
  • I am 4.81409001956947 years old, in dog years.
  • The number of candles on my next birthday cake (which will be lit in 118 days) will boil 3.89 US ounces of water
  • The moon was waxing gibbous when I was born.

    Cool. Much better than those fake birthday newspapers you can buy at the Fair.

  • Sunday, May 14, 2006

    Stupid weather...

    What the hell is up with all the cold weather lately? It's May for crying out loud, not March! I am currently in my computer room, huddled next to my space heater because I refuse to turn the heat back on.

    I've been watching anime (Furuba, anyone?) all weekend, in between finishing up (or avoiding finishing) my final project for my Museum Informatics class. Right now I really wish my place had a kotatsu. Must be a great place to do homework. I usually live on the floor anyway, since I like to spread everything I'm working on in a horseshoe around me.

    And then later I'd take a trip to the local onsen and soak, followed by a good meal. Ahhh....

    But that will have to wait until later. Back to school work in my chilly home.

    Thursday, May 11, 2006

    I also fucking love my job

    You know what's even better than being paid to play...uh, I mean test game consoles and portable DVD players all day today?

    Choosing to watch Office Space for the test DVD.

    I totally fucking LOVE The Onion

    Best (and scariest) Onion article ever!

    New 'Anti-Abortion Pill' Kills Mother, Leaves Fetus Alive

    Frighteningly enough, I'm sure that there are many rabid right-wingers out there that would think a "last morning ever" pill (named UR-86, figure it out yourself) would be useful. Scary shit, man.

    Wednesday, May 10, 2006

    I'm so proud of my monkey!

    One of my monkeys (read: student workers) is the 500,001st graduate from the UIUC. Very cool. Okay, a random honor, but cool nonetheless.

    UIUC article

    News Gazette (local paper)

    And what does Mark get for this honor? A free mug. Heh.

    Wednesday, May 03, 2006

    Cuidado: Vomito de Gato


    I really, really could use one of these signs, especially for early mornings when the "hurka hurka hurka" noise wakes me up, and I have to groggily file away the information that I need to be veeeerry careful stepping out of bed when I get up.

    hmm...think I'll add this to my summer craft list...