Thursday, March 23, 2006

Elephants on Parade!

Ok, so far I've been pretty lucky flying out of Colorado every week. You'd think it being a mountainous and somewhat snowy area that there would be lots of airport delays, etc. Stangely there haven't been except for Sunday. I was irritated with United anyway because they have just the right combo of being a service that you absolutely need and no interest in actually serving you. As a side note, their website was broken, I was getting a DNS error, I called their support line to report it (because I'm that sort of dork) and they told me it was my problem. I rechecked a few things, made sure I didn't have some wacky DNS entries, etc and said that I had checked and was quite sure it was problem with their website. The support guy said that DNS stood for Detect Network Service and that meant it was my problem. I, ahem, quite sponteously called him an idiot and asked to speak to his manager. I know, I know, I shouldn't abuse support people but he was asking for it!!!!

Anyway, back to the story, so I was many hours delayed wouldn't get into New York until about 1 AM. Kind of sucked but what can you do? Well, it I hadn't had been dealyed I wouldn't have seen a line of ele[phants going through a tollbooth (made the requisite jokes) and into the midtown tunnel. It was one of those moments you just have to sit back and say, "heh, strange."

Odd Tests...


Yea, I know, I haven't posted anything in ages and this is all I come up with??? Oh well, anyway my family has been sending around these online tests and I thought they were sort of interesting:

What kind of car are you? http://www.tomorrowland.us/sportscar/

As much as I desperately wanted to be a Honda Element I turned out to be a Lamborghini Murcielago. The description was "You're not subtle, but you don't want to be. Fast, loud, and dramatic, you want people to notice you, and then get out of the way. In a world full of sheep, you're a raging bull." Fairly accurate if you ask me ;)

Are you a nerd? http://www.okcupid.com/tests/take

This one came from my father (who, ahem, was). I turned out to be a "Modern, Cool Nerd" described as the sort of person who is fun to hang with but useful when trying to figure out how your computer works or when you need help in a trivia game :) All in all I think quite complementary!