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…

application deadline blues

Spent no dollars today.  And I sold an old bike rack for a car via craigslist for 10 bucks. I need to find the time to post more stuff to craigslist.  Especially hydroponic equipment.  Won’t…

desk idea

Spent 3 bucks on a cup of green tea at work, but skipped lunch, so it balances out. Didn’t buy a pizza this weekend, but bought two books; one on van conversions and one on…

cold showers

I’m pretty hooked on hot showers.  I got in the shower after working out this evening, and the water hadn’t quite gotten warm yet.  I didn’t like it. I’ve done cold showers before, like in…

the rolling fucking stones

Old friend of mine in LA got tickets to the Stones in May of next year, and invited me to come along.  I just dropped almost 300 on plane tickets.  This was more than I…

working late, tired

Working late today.  Staying on campus because I’m the faculty sponsor for the campus chapter of AWM (Association of Women in Mathematics), and some of the officers organized a “derivative bee” together with the AMS…