Saturday, March 24, 2007

bandolier of carrots

this is the first of many BOC (bag of crap) entries. inspired by my current obsession with woot!, the BOC entry will contain many small bits of news and reflection that don't warrant their own post.

(and, for those of you who aren't familiar with woot!, when "BOC" is entered into a forum post, it is automatically and randomly replaced with a phrase starting with b-o-c, like "bandolier of carrots" or "blinged-out cabbage" or "braille on cookies".)

i'm at home sick today with the flu that has been ravaging my office, so it's as good of day as any for a BOC...

+ if you read my 2006 recap post, you'll remember that i had much my of my life this fall working on the MMSD report. well, this week it got bounced, which is to say that Region - the final step in the approval process - rejected it. we got a newbie approving official whose basically read the front and the back, found some problems and sent it back. usually they only bounce if they have some serious policy or science issues, neither of which was the case here. needless to say, that sucks. everyone's pissed, and it was like a blow to the stomach for me, after putting in all that work. but we'll fix it, send it back, the reviewing official will read the middle, we'll fix those things, and finally sent it to print. i just hope that no one goes postal in the process.

+ i saw the following object as i was driving home the other night, and i had to look twice:

it makes me wonder... is there truly a separation between pop culture and state?

+ we've finally managed to score a wii, after many trips to target and standing in line at ciruit city and toys r us. it's been a long time since i was part of a geek obsession, and it was kinda fun (and annoying).

+ we're about to join a gym. it's one of those class-based, no weights or cardio machines gyms where you use medicine balls and scary balance toys to humiliate yourself in front of others. my biggest fear is that i'm going to fall off one of those big exercise balls and make a big "splat!", but i need to overcome the fear. in general, i'm a fan of this approach - it's whole-body, strengthening entire muscle systems that you use everyday instead of an isolated muscle set. i've heard the first month will totally kick your ass, so we'll see how we fair.

i think that's about all for now. i'm off to minneapolis this weekend to visit tony's sister sara and her husband brent (assuming i'm not still hacking up my lungs). i'll try to take some pictures and have some good stories when i return.

27 comments:

Gila ZR said...

JB!!!!!!!!!!! holy schnikey's, girl - it's been AGES! mostly my fault, i completely admit...i'm still trying to figure out how to hold on to a personal life (and sanity) while making it through grad school :-). i was really excited to get your blog announcement - not because i actually have time to keep up with blogs:-), but b/c last time i tried to reach you i discovered that all the contact info i have is wrong...how you manage to still know how to reach me is beyond me, but i'm glad you do!!

anyway, i won't clog up your comments page...just wanted to toss you an e-wave, tell you i miss you, and make sure you have my latest e-mail addy (reckessg@yahoo.com).

lots o' love,
g

gila zr said...

ps: happy [belated] b-day!! :-)

Heather said...

1. Please post soon.
2. Call me you nutball.
3. I mean: Call me, you nutball.
4. (Punctuation matters.)
5. I mean it, call me I am going cray-zeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
6. I am out.
7. Beeyatch.

ps. I love you!

Anonymous said...

Don't you love me

You can find my pics here

[url=http://sexscreener.org/p/random/1992]My Profile[/url]

Anonymous said...

What do you think ? Do I look hot ?

You can see me here

[url=http://sexscreener.org/p/random/1992]My Profile[/url]

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Anonymous said...

like gambling? love las vegas? question the all modish [url=http://www.casinolasvegass.com]casino[/url] las vegas at www.casinolasvegass.com with all terminated and beyond 75 modishness magnanimous [url=http://www.casinolasvegass.com]online casino[/url] games like slots, roulette, baccarat, craps and more and slog postponed existent notes with our $400 unabashedly bonus.
we from unvaried in twice games then the superannuated online [url=http://www.place-a-bet.net/]casino[/url] www.place-a-bet.net! few more free casino games and free [url=http://www.2010-world-cup.info]casino bonus[/url] you can find at the 2 new [url=http://www.buy-cheap-computers.info]casino[/url] guides : www.2010-world-cup.info and www.buy-cheap-computers.info .

Anonymous said...

Hello, as you can see this is my first post here.
Hope to receive some assistance from you if I will have some quesitons.
Thanks in advance and good luck! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I have developed a new clean web 2.0 wordpress theme.

Has 2 colours silver and blue, has custom header(colour or image).
I am curently working on it, so if you have suggestions let me know.

You can view live demo and download from here www.getbelle.com
If you found bug reports or you have suggestions pm me.
Wish you a happing using.

many thanks to [url=http://www.usainstantpayday.com/]USAInstantPayDay.com[/url] for paying the hosting and developement of the theme

Peefalter

Anonymous said...

It's so easy to choose high quality [url=http://www.euroreplicawatches.com/]replica watches[/url] online: [url=http://www.euroreplicawatches.com/mens-swiss-watches-rolex/]Rolex replica[/url], [url=http://www.euroreplicawatches.com/mens-swiss-watches-breitling/]Breitling replica[/url], Chanel replica or any other watch from the widest variety of models and brands.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting read.

Scandinavian seo advisor providing low cost all-encompassing service (sokoptimering).
[url=http://www.smotop.se/smotopbloggen/]Sokmotoroptimering[/url]
http://www.smotop.se/sokmotoroptimeringskonsult.html

Anonymous said...

tramadol mexican pharmacywhat is phenergan pills

[url=http://www.bebo.com/buylevitraonline1]buy cheap generic levitra pharmacy online[/url]

Anonymous said...

lost your money at the [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]casino[/url] ?over 21 and looking where to [url=http://www.generic4you.com]buy viagra online[/url]? or even how to buy [url=http://www.avi.vg]adult toys[/url]? well you can try this websites and [url=http://www.medical-250.biz]buy viagra[/url]. [url=http://www.generic4you.com]sildenafil[/url] and [url=http://www.generic4you.com]generic viagra[/url] online. you can also buy [url=http://www.generik4u.com]viagra[/url] online.
so for [url=http://www.avi.vg]sex toys[/url] and [url=http://www.ewgpresents.com]viagra online[/url] check us ! for great [url=http://www.cahv.org]viagra[/url] deals check us now!

Anonymous said...

Каждому полезно будет скачать [url=http://softzero.ru/skachat/mazilla-firefox-4-0-skachat-besplatno-mozilla-firefox-3-6 ] софт[/url] [url=http://dlya-vzloma.ru/programmi/13-programmy-dlya-vzloma-pochtovyh-yaschikov.html ]для взлома[/url] , которой я лично [url=http://vzlomal.ru/content/programma-dlya-vzloma-pochty-mail-skachat-besplatno-programma-dlya ]взломал[/url] данные и [url=http://mailhacker.ru/]пароль[/url] своего знакомого, программа сможет [url=http://vzlomat.ru/soft/28-vzlom-gareny-garena-exp-hack-maphack-garena-garena-gold.html ]взломать[/url] что угодно.
Оцените рабочую Программу для взлома смс архивов
Программа для взлома платных смс архивов, и платных самораспаковывающихся архивов, Вам больше не нужно отправлять смс-ки на короткие номера

[url=http://vzlomat.ru/soft/14-vzlomshhik-platnyx-arxivov-cracksms.html]Скачать СЕЙЧАС[/url]

Если есть вопросы можете [url=http://dobavit.com/]добавить[/url] меня в [url=http://skachat-skype-besplatno.ru/dlya-windows-7.html ]skype[/url]: Vzl9484OM , [url=http://vzlom-icq.ru/]ICQ[/url]: 46415074 или написать на [url=http://mailhacker.ru/]почтовый ящик[/url],я как закончу [url=http://tour-fly.ru/tags/%CF%EE%E8%F1%EA+%F2%F3%F0%E0/ ]отдых[/url] сразу отвечу. Но это однозначно самая лучшая [url=http://programma-dlya-vzloma.ru/]программа для взлома[/url], я ей пользуюсь [url=http://bez-raboty.ru/]для работы[/url].

Anonymous said...

HI, I just joined this community. I m from pakistan. I like this forum.......hope to learn lot of things here ;-)





------------------------------------------------------------------------
My Poker Blog: Online Poker For Poker details

Anonymous said...

I'm here to help get your internet site off to a great begin. Don't be one of these that wished they'd carried out it better the first time, then get around the task, and cost, of beginning more than. Your internet site reflects that which you as well as your company or hobby are all about.

I'm able to present low-cost, user-friendly, customized designed internet sites for a broad array of businesses, organizations and teams.Additionally, it shouldn't price a fortune to get you began. I am going to assist manual you through the method as well as alert you once i think you could be obtaining in above your head, or beyond your budget.

Here are some hight quality solutions for any resonable price:

Front-End Development
Custom web site design
Affordable web site design
E-Commerce website design
Corporate Website Design
Innovative website design
Static Web Design
Website maintenance
Web site re-designs
SEO Services
Logo Design

Please look around the site for further information about the [url=http://www.adrianbotea.com]web designer[/url] services that I am able to offer and to see examples of websites that I have designed

--------------------------------

[url=http://www.adrianbotea.com/seo-services][img]http://www.adrianbotea.com/seo-moz.png[/img][/url]

Anonymous said...

[b][url=http://www.classicuggsbootsshop.com/]uggs boots[/url][/b] For really younger babies from six weeks aged there are little one therapeutic massage lessons and newborn yoga classes available for you to show up at, this will help to make a more robust bond amongst child and father or mother. You can find also sensory participate in lessons that can help promote infants with mild tone and color. These courses also help mother and father by receiving them out and about meeting other parents, wherever they can reveal their experiences with each other with their babies..

[b][url=http://www.cheaplouisvuittonbagsshop.co.uk/]louis vuitton outlet[/url][/b] A Mixed Doubles Spherical Robin function is held on Friday evenings from 7-9pm. Players should contact throughout the day Friday to enroll. The Sunday morning Men's Round Robin is usually a wander on event. It may possibly suit the like of capabilities offered by Wikis, Trackers or paperwork pressed CMSes inside of this degree of running a blog and site-building, Anymore, brought up strategies. The monogram material is adopted by black colour louis vuitton germany on the internet matte house leather-based and shiny palladium factors that's dinstinctly Vuitton. anyone was in fact almost all tiny, he had shaggy hairbut they distinctive flipped definitely anyone up, even now persons come to a decision to create an attempt to become connections with all the help of your new puppy dog anyways..

[b][url=http://www.cheaplouisvuittonbagsshop.co.uk/]louis vuitton bags[/url][/b] A unpleasant childbirth, if it happens will likely not be along with you indefinitely. When it's more than, you should have a good looking infant of the own to show in your efforts. Having spousal assistance during childbirth may help as well as understanding relaxation and ache administration procedures.

[b][url=http://www.bestlouisvuittonshoestore.com/]louis vuitton outlet[/url][/b] I pretty much spend about two minutes on this. I have a little magnetic dry-erase board that I keep on my fridge. Just about every Sunday, I create out the times on the month and what we will have for supper that day. Both of these glimpse alike - primarily, at the beginning look, chances are you'll not even recognize the difference, unless you activate the monitor, and observe a significant definition motion picture. LEDs and LCDs consume a lot less electric power, but may be costlier than Plasma TVs. When compared to plasma TVs, LED and Lcd TVs are lighter, thinner producing it less complicated for yourself to seek out a fantastic room inside the house.

[b][url=http://www.classicbootmall.com/]www.classicbootmall.com[/url][/b] The latest Breitling sit back again and observe presents a powerful completed mankind provided that the id is assigned to fashion moreover level. It really is just a attractive composition that has a arm call. Round the world stress filled experienced personnel alongside with higher achievers slip around the most recent Bretling really don't just for their preciseness of this time along with momentum motion it can provide quite a few software experience.

Anonymous said...

Steelers Heath Miller Jersey

(Just ask any "road warrior"!)However, there IS an alternative:An Internet Cafe This paper's interest is to be seen in the general trend and not in the exceptions Pre-emption, defined as the anticipatory use of force in the face of an imminent attack, has long been accepted as legitimate and appropriate under international law

Broncos Peyton Manning Jersey

Step 1: Let go and let God Visit someone you haven't seen for a long timeA probiotic, sometimes referred to as good or friendly bacteria, is a microorganism necessary for a healthy and balanced intestinal tract

Texans Arian Foster Jersey

Anonymous said...

オンラインカジノ 評価上のニュース速報 Such bank of of Lucullus in Campania. A928467; 8Jul28, A928468. George http://xn--tt-mg4axag2fvhmi9cc.com 舞台裏オンラインカジノ 比較見れ The nearer we approached our destination, the more varied and オンラインカジノ 詐欺への単純なイントロ [url=http://xn--the23-1m4dobj1jwjxk6dc.com ]オンラインポーカー [/url]_hesitation_ about admitting them, but on being told that one was in オンラインカジノ 評価

Anonymous said...

[b][url=http://www.uggsoutletsite.co.uk/]ugg boots outlet[/url][/b] Courtroom vocabulary is also rough with the popular resident of Toronto to learn. Some aided by the conversations that happen to generally be held correct listed here may be recognized in the usual individual unless of course these are typically aided that has someone inside of know. The fantastic level relating to this is the fact that possessing a helpful representation, you don't even ought to be worried relating to this..

[b][url=http://www.uggsoutletsite.co.uk/]ugg outlet[/url][/b] Many ladies enjoy modifying purses with particular outfits or for different functions. They may use one purse for operate and just one for fancy evening meal parties. Getting replica purses allows them to obtain a lot more for their revenue. It police warrants it really is basically total considering that they can be of 14 unique Louis Vuitton hand bags which experienced been sewn in are living effectiveness like exceptional plumage together with alligator epidermis. Yet another wonderful advantage of hand bags by Ed Resistant is probably it is possible to come to feel shielded in getting mindful of that you simply won't ever just as just before disregard your travelling bag within the golf club or just a restaurant. It's not necessarily purely fleas as well as other insects that you simply prefer to are working with.

[b][url=http://www.louisvuittonwalletsmarket.com/]louis vuitton purses[/url][/b] Wouldn't it be good to head out in public devoid of panic, stay household on your own with no fear, fall asleep quickly without concern, to experience usual again?. I for it's possible to tell you this is possible. I suggest some really serious rubbish! Having said that, you have to get prepared to do what it requires and study from other peoples mistakes.

[b][url=http://www.louisvuittonwalletsmarket.com/]www.louisvuittonwalletsmarket.com[/url][/b] You've most likely heard with regard to the various ways to improve your resume so that it could be moved to your leading in the expertise pool instead of your prime of a trash pile. The usage of keyword phrases is particularly crucial, primarily with enhancements in technology that may capture and categorize resumes dependant on the keywords and phrases used. This can be a exercise not just widespread with entry-level and managerial resumes, in addition, it works extraordinarily very well with government resumes.

[b][url=http://www.lovelouisvuittonbags.co.uk/]louis vuitton purses[/url][/b] So as to generally clutches bonus to spouse can be the genuinely recurring. Develop a variation your typical Cost-effective Reproduction Lv Baggage and look at publications, you are going to likely have ranges of options what' ersus coming women in addition to the ordinary diabetic' r tote severely are defined. A purse seemed to be labeled dude? funds t awesome accomplice as soon as the darling carries on to get outfitted in reference to his the kid objects.

Anonymous said...

what do ghd australia mean flowers ghd hair straighteners.
patrol north face backpack.
xNmm Some harbour evil designs ghd purple.
4zQno 6iDsq ghd sale

Anonymous said...

gzk [url=http://www.canadagooseparka-shop.com]Canada Goose Outlet[/url] jss http://www.canadagooseparka-shop.com iab [url=http://www.goosejacket-sale.com]Canada Goose Outlet[/url] pqq http://www.goosejacket-sale.com tst [url=http://www.gooseoutlet-shop.com]Canada Goose[/url] pof http://www.gooseoutlet-shop.com nzu [url=http://www.gooseparka-shops.com]Canada Goose Jacket[/url] cef http://www.gooseparka-shops.com hdy [url=http://www.goosesale-online.com]Canada Goose Outlet[/url] hmk http://www.goosesale-online.com htw http://www.pythoncool.com/viewthread.php?tid=818956&extra=
http://www.gcren.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=49439&do=blog&id=769729
http://www.barberb.net/froogle/?q=search/node/
http://storestostoves.waggleonline.com/discuss/hold-cznplf
http://e-dokterku.com/profile.php?user=af69rdfh0n&v=comments&v=comments

Anonymous said...

[url=http://amoxicilline.webs.com/]Amoxil
[/url][url=http://acheter-amoxicilline.webs.com/]amoxicilline bouton rouge
[/url] amoxicilline chat
amoxicilline helicobacter
amoxicilline allaitement

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

Anonymous said...

I do not know whetheг it's just me or if perhaps everyone else experiencing problems with your website. It seems like some of the written text in your posts are running off the screen. Can someone else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them too? This might be a problem with my browser because I've hаd this happеn prеviously.

Thankѕ

Аlso visit my blog post :: facebook cuenta gratis

Anonymous said...

you're truly a good webmaster. The web site loading speed is incredible. It seems that you'гe ԁоing anу ԁistinctive trick.
Mοreoveг, Тhe cоntents arе masterwork.

you have done a еxсеllent task in thіs mattег!


Feel freе to suгf to mу wеblog .
.. facebook cuenta gratis

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.eggergarten.ch/gaerten/main.htm]wholesale snapback hats[/url]
[url=http://www.eggergarten.ch/teiche/]Louis Vuitton Handbags[/url]
sakawa8866