Any idiot can drive fast in a straight line

Friday, June 14, 2002

Personally, I always thought that vegetarian food was more healthy for you. In a browsing spree, I ended up at the Jimmy John's website. I used to get their #6 (basic veggie sub) all of the time, but switched to the #5 (the Vito, an Italian sub comprised of salami, capicola, provolone, veggies and vinaigrette) after my first taste. The site has nutritional information. The Vito weighs in at 24 grams of fat and 562 calories. The veggie weighs in at 35 (!) grams of fat and 671 calories. When I first started eating at Jimmy John's my freshman year (4 years ago, sigh), I always got the Gargantuan. 46 grams of fat and 892 calories. Ooops.

Thursday, June 13, 2002

And again. LiveJournal should not be used for such dirty, dirty histrionics.

Please, make it stop. If these girls had nuts, I would headbutt them there.

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Even better? Valid XHTML 1.0! Ok, I have ping-ponged between HTML 4.01 Transitional and XHTML 1.0 Strict about 4 times now. Basically, I couldn't have the page be both valid XML and be parsed by PHP. Well, just adding a

header("Content-type: text/xml");
helped it get through the validator. The page works in Mozilla, but IE 6 shows it as raw XML! Forget it, I am going to stick with HTML.

Did you know that you still need to pay parking meters after 10 PM? Did you know that there are handicapped meters? (I bet you know where I am going with this one). Laura is sick and last night she asked if I could bring her some sorbet. I parked on South University (in Ann Arbor) about three blocks from her apartment and right between an ice cream shop (Stucchi's) and a store (Village Corner). I got the sorbet, dropped it off, visited for about 15 minutes and went back to my car. In my door handle I was greeted with a $75 fine!

I am pretty sure I will be able to appeal this ticket.

  1. I am still not sure if you have to pay a meter after 10 PM. Most university meters are only checked until 6 PM.
  2. I had no idea that handicap-only meters exist.
  3. Since I didn't think I had to put money in the meter, I didn't see that this was a handicap-only meter.
  4. I was getting ice cream for my sick girlfriend!

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

And, once again, Valid HTML 4.01! and Valid CSS!.

The new design should be live for everyone now. Old versus New, what do you think? It does not work in Netscape 4, but that was expected given the large amount of CSS involved.

Point of the following story: We gambled and won!

Eric's sister decided to go to Joe Vision last night to see game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Since Eric is leaving for Alaska on the 18th, we have been trying to hang out as much as possible. The two of us decided to meet his sister and her friends down in Detroit.

Since we left just after I got home from work, I was starving. We both thought of what quick and cheap restaurants were on the way from Ann Arbor to downtown Detroit. One restaurant shone above the rest: White Castle! There is a White Castle at Telegraph road just off 96. Obviously, you can't go to White Castle without getting burgers, but we also caved into the novelty of Chicken Rings. They are tasty and easy to eat; the perfect food.

While there, this fairly large female bus driver asked us both "How do you keep your feet so purdy?". I said something about how my feet weren't 'purdy' and that they were also burnt from being out in the sun all day yesterday. She didn't care, as she continued to comment on our toes and heels. Foot fetish in a White Castle, I know.

Back to food: between the two of us, we had 8 burgers, 9 chicken rings, 2 orders of fries and a couple Cokes. During the first period at the Joe, my stomach was in a raging battle against said food items. I won, if only for the fact that I didn't have to poop at JLA. That is a decisive win against White Castle.