Thursday, June 17, 2010

The World Cup of FOOD! (Inspired by 538.com)

So, I saw a tweet from Nate Silver of 538.com about who would win the World Cup if it were about food... and thus this stupid project was born.

Here are my choices as to who would advance:

Grp A: #MEX
Grp A: #FRA
Grp B: #GRE
Grp B: #ARG
Grp C: #ALG
Grp C: #USA
Grp D: #GHA
Grp D: #SER
Grp E: #JAP
Grp E: #CAM
Grp F: #ITA
Grp F: #PAR
Grp G: #BRA
Grp G: #CIV
Grp H: #CHI
Grp H: #SPA

Then, seeding the round of 16:

#FRA 1
#JAP 2
#MEX 3
#PAR 4
#GRE 5
#ALG 6
#GHA 7
#ITA 8
#BRA 9
#CHI 10
#SPA 11
#ARG 12
#CAM 13
#SER 14
#CIV 15
#USA 16

Round of 16 results:

#FRA vs #USA = #FRA
#JAP vs #CIV = #JAP
#MEX vs #SER = #MEX
#PAR vs #CAM = #CAM
#GRE vs #ARG = #ARG
#ALG vs #SPA = #ALG
#GHA vs #CHI = #CHI
#ITA vs #BRA = #ITA

Quarterfinal Results:


#FRA vs #ITA = #FRA
#JAP vs #CHI = #JAP
#MEX vs #ALG = #MEX
#CAM vs #ARG #CAM

Onto the Semifinals:

#FRA vs #CAM = #FRA
#JAP vs #MEX = #JAP

The fight for third:

#CAM vs #MEX = #CAM

And, for the World Cup of Food:

#FRA vs #JAP = #JAP

Your choices may be different...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ugh. Ouch.

Two big projects happened this weekend, and one of them is finished (not the one I wanted, but whatever).

I put up about 1/3 of a new shower in the basement, and got stuck because of the plumbing part, which is kicking my ass. I think at this point it may be easier simply to hire someone to come in and fix it.

The second project was a little more visible, though: 3 coats of primer and 3 coats of paint on my front room in 12 hours. Thank the gods I got quick-drying stuff. I haven't pulled down the tape yet, but it already looks amazing and light and much bigger than before. I celebrated by hooking up my projector and xbox (finally!) and chilling for an hour or so.

I haven't yet pulled up the carpet -- I think that's going to have to wait until my next bonus or something like that. But for now, I'm happy.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Oh, hey, hi there. I own a home.

I didn't realize that being a homeowner meant that I no longer have any free time that isn't spent working on the fucking house.

This week is really the first week I'm in the house, but I'm not really out of the apartment yet, either. I've had LOTS of help from everyone, including a gigantic help-out from Cheryl doing a lot of painting as long as I do the prep work. And there is a TON of fiddly, annoying, pissant little work, which is the kind of work I hate. But while it's not getting done as fast as I'd like, it is getting done. I think I may be able to see the end of the tunnel.

July projects are all going to be outdoor projects, so I don't have to try and live in a mess of a house for a while.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

I REALLY HATE WRITER'S BLOCK

The fact that it's taken me two weeks to write that much should tell you how backed up I am, creatively...