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Tires, treads, mufflers and ruts (February 7, 2001)
I'm going through my semi-annual rut. It's been going on for about two weeks now, this generalized sense of self-deprecation, feeling unimportant and not wanting to be alone and failing in the process of getting people motivated to do things or motivating myself to be with people who do call. I'll get out of it sometime soon, I think. I'll try to refrain from speculating as to causes, mostly because speculation usually tends to make it worse. Mostly a function of having too much free time and not enough to do.
I tried to patch up my bike's rear tire inner tube last night, didn't find any punctures. Will go biking again on Saturday, first major ride since 1999. Will hurt.
My car's muffler needs fixing tomorrow. There's $200 I don't expect to see again.
Spent a few hours at a tool manufacturer's training room today, looking at power tools I can't afford but am lusting after. I have my eye on one of 'em miter saws.