i don’t want to work. i want to retreat into a mentally ill hermitage.

start making vegetable stock in the pressure cooker. cook rice with it. it’s part of processing the vegetables that come in. it makes sense to get rid of what I have and start again, smaller….

the van gym and shower

I’ve started doing some real math (continuing with my research on branching stochastic processes as models of biological populations responding to climate change) in the mornings, and also doing my personal writing (including this blog)…

i’m back

It’s been a bit. I took a long and lovely winter holiday. Got to hang out with an old friend from California, smoked a lot of pot, and spent a lot of time thinking about…

batteries on credit?

Spent a lot on groceries a few days ago, because I have a friend coming into town soon. And spend 100 bucks today to get the radiator flushed in my car. It was time. I…

kitchen, moisture, and insulation

This Kill A Watt thing is pretty great.  It’s fun being able to collect new kinds of data.  Making a loaf of bread with my bread-maker costs about 3 amp-hours (ah).  That’s absolutely affordable as…

how do auto loans work?

Paid off the last of my credit cards today, and paid my CA friend back for my Stones ticket. I’ve still got a line of credit with paypal that needs paying off, about 2k.  Should…

blah (and a story)

It’s coming on to finals time, and I was slammed with grading and review sessions and grading and test writing and grading. Spent 3 bucks on a cup of tea.  And lost almost 40 because…

day 99

Another zero-dollar day. Today is day 99 of my sobriety.  This is the longest I’ve been without a drink in over a decade. I’ll stop counting days now, and start counting years. I occasionally indulge…