Monthly Archives: January 2002

So dumb…

Last night I was really out of it at times. I didn’t feel particularly tired, but perhaps I was mentally fatigued. My first annoying blunder of the night was packing up my laptop and leaving work without my power adaptor. However, that little misstep completely pales next to what I did after I got home.

At just after 7 PM I was starting to get hungry so I decided to pop in a DiGiorno cheese pizza. After the oven and pizza baking stone were ready to go I popped in the pizza and then decided to take out the garbage. I stopped by my desk, grabbed my keys and locked my apartment door behind me. When I came back from my short trip down the hall to the garbage can and pulled out my keys I realized to my horror that I had grabbed my work keys. I was now locked out of the apartment with a pizza in the oven and my wife and our other set of keys clear across town at her parents.

Dumber still, I spent the next half hour stewing and trying to figure out a way to get back in without going to the maintenance guys. In the end, when it was clear that Mary was probably not going to be getting home anytime soon, I went to them and they let me back in with no problem whatsoever. For some reason I had visions of having to pay $50 fines and it being a big hastle which wasn’t the case at all. The pizza was pretty well burned by the time I got to it though so I had to settle for chili instead. Sad.

Gonzaga hits crossroads is a

Gonzaga hits crossroads is a great article about the GU basketball team and the University as a whole in today’s edition of USA-Today.

The article also spends quite a bit of time on the impact of the recent leukemia diagnosis of Father Tony Lehmann, Gonzaga’s beloved alumni chaplain and longtime fixture on the bench during basketball games. Father Tony’s illness has a lot of resonance for me because of my dad’s own battle with and eventual defeat at the hands of cancer. In fact now that I think about it, it’s just a few days past exactly two years since my father was first diagnosed with colon cancer. While there are many valuable lessons about life to be learned in situations like these, I wish they didn’t have to come at the expense of those we love.

Cursed Sub?

Navy sub, transport ship collide in Oman.

Sub involved in Hawaii incident, USS Greeneville, clips vessel in Oman; no injuries. [USA Today : Front Page]

I hadn’t heard the story of the Greeneville grounding shortly after coming out of drydock for $2,000,000 repairs and the new captain losing his command over that incident. Now add this collision and you’ve got a series of very strange coincidences. Hopefully no one will lose their job this time around.