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Reality Check: Coming up with Reasons why Life Sucks

Life is incredible right now. To keep myself grounded, let’s review why life sucks:
* My favorite and most used cardigan (no, not the one most seen by others) developed a hole in the elbow. Replacing this cardigan will require serious research. Patched!

* I lost my phone over the weekend, and it was a bit of a hassle to replace.

* My coffee situation is precarious; I’m nearly out of good beans, but I’m not likely to be near a good bean buying opportunity for a couple days. I haven’t figured out the optimal rationing solution. (RP, ignore this item for the sake of entertaining the people) YM bought me some so so solid coffee from Europe!

* I’m out of eggs from the chickens of one of my friends. Farmer’s Market eggs bought!

* My car needs gas. Gassed!

I guess that’s it.

Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* Aida lives up to the hype. (Courtesy: The Met)

* NCAA allows the home basketball team to choose which type of ball will be used, creating a slightly unusual homecourt advantage factor. (Courtesy: The New York Times)

* Some universities and colleges, and states in a passive way, consider cutting science, engineering, and healthcare programs a wise move when faced with budgetary issues. (Courtesy: The New York Times)

* Rollovers as Business Start-Ups (ROBS) seem like a great way to to shelter money. (Courtesy: Brainstorming with ZS)

Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* A chicken’s first eggs have a harder shell than usual. (Courtesy: ZS)

* The recidivism rate for a anti-aggressive driving course in VA is 0.04 percent, up from 0.0 percent in the mid-2000s. (Courtesy: AVH).

* A box of Edison wax cylinders were discovered and identified recently, including the only known recording of Bismark. (Courtesy: NYT and Ron Cowen)

* There is a series of endurance races for sub-$500 cars called the 24 Hours of LeMONS. I am considering making it my follow up to the Jason at the Derby demolition-derby adventure. (Courtesy: AJ)