Ah, Thursday

Thursday is my longest workday of the week. It’s also lately turning into my busy day. Today I went to the eye doctor to pick up my glasses and new contacts — I get to go back next Thursday after wearing the contacts for a week, to make sure they fit right.

I also went to have some new pants hemmed, which meant a trip to Creative Costuming. I got to go to Disney-MGM Studios and drive backstage, behind the Tower of Terror. Very cool. The backstage studio lot tram ride actually takes people around some of our backstage areas, so on my way in and out of costuming, I had to wait for a tramload of guests to go by.

School started here this week, which is very weird to me (I’m used to school starting the day after Labor Day). But it must be an all-south thing, because attendance at the parks took a big dip this week. After having my pants hemmed, I went to ride the Tower of Terror and the ride was pretty much a walk-on. Two weeks ago, it’d be a 30-minute wait.


I’ve had to keep this under my hat for a while, but now it’s “out there”.

Scott has been emailing back and forth with Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame) for a couple of months, with Adams offering various pieces of comic strip advice. A couple of weeks ago, Adams made a proposal: to run a sort of reality show in his own blog, where he offers the advice publicly and shows some of the discussions. Here’s the first installment.


Yes, the basicinstructions.net site is pretty much crashed again, just like what happened when he made the front page of Digg briefly. Our tech support guy at our hosting site initially tried to say it was the size of the comics (roughly 100k) that was slowing things down, stating that an 89k image was “almost a meg!” Fortunately, he decided that something else was the problem, so the issue has been “escalated” to higher-up support. Doesn’t help right now, but it’s … something.

Best comment so far (for me) on the Dilbert blog: Maybe that bald dude shouldn’t have married an angry lesbian…