Archive for August, 2004

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While I often complain about the cold weather in San Francisco, I remembered again why I actually really like the mild temperatures after spending 2 days in the sweltering heat.

If you’re planning do some outdoor activities in hot weather, be sure to drink plenty of liquids. You might THINK you’ve had enough water, but most likely you didn’t. You definitely know that you didn’t have enough liquid once you get dizzy and start to feel nauseus. It’s tough to watch people go through this since you can’t do too much to help them except have them spray them with water.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Here is yet another addition of “What we can all learn from watching the Amazing Race.”

1)You can’t expect to drive long distance on a spare tire; one bump and you’ve got a flat without a spare for your spare.
2)It’s not over until it’s over.
3)When off-roading, try to take the flattest possible route and keep your momentum.
4)If you’re stuck in mud or sand, continuous revving will not get you out.

And last but not least:
5)Play your own game and don’t follow others.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Is it okay to date your co-worker’s siblings? I think the answer is no unless you plan on leaving your job some time soon. My reasoning is that if the siblings are reasonably close, they’re going to talk about the relationship, then, your co-worker will know more about you than you’d like them to.

I only thought of this because one of my friends recently met his co-worker’s sister and thought that she was cute. The co-worker said that it’d be okay to ask her out, but I still think that it’d be a weird situation.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Does anybody know the secret to motivating oneself? I mean, I do put in the effort often but I wonder what really drives a person to achieve greatness. I’ve been watching the Olympics recently and it’s amazing how the athletes push their bodies. They train for hours and hours for years and years. If I wore hats, I’d tip my hat to them.

My recent trip to Half Dome made me realize that I can tackle the uphill battle even though my body is telling me to quit. While the soreness of the hike is long gone, the memory of that adventure remain. I just hope it shows up when I’m facing challenges in my life.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Friday is here!

Scarf Girl signing off.

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Yay, I didn’t fall off the side of the mountain! The product of 17 miles of hiking, plus 12 hours of 23 minutes, a 4,800 foot ascent, is very tired feet. Let me be among many to say that hiking Half Dome is no picnic.

Scarf Girl, kicking up her feet.

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I realized just how underfunded my high school was today when I went back after so many years to play in a volleyball tournament. One of my teammates grew up on the East Coast, and while he went to a public school as well, he was appalled at the condition of our school.

To me, my school’s condition was “normal.” It wasn’t the Hyatt, but it certainly wasn’t like a run down bus station either. It was relatively clean, the roof didn’t leak, and the doors actually closed evenly.

I noticed some improvements to the school over when I visited today, and it’s definitely better than before. The gym floor is pretty run down though, and I could hardly see the lines on the court. What can I do to help? Probably nothing unless I win the lotto and dump a lot money into fixing up the school. Oh well, I suppose my usual contribution doesn’t hurt. Maybe I should increase the amount a bit next time.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Here is the 6th installment of “What we can all learn from watching the Amazing Race.”

1) If you’re out of money while traveling and have no other resources, beg the tourists! They come by the busload.
2) Countries often have more than one regional aiport. Make sure you go to the right one or you may miss your flight.
3) Flight delays aren’t always bad.
4) If you’re looking for a needle in a haystack, have a system. Haphazardly digging around will get you nowhere.

And last but not least:
5) Even if you push through the pain, sometimes the pain just takes over and you have to quit.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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You know, it’s one thing when somebody rants to their co-worker about their job, but it’s a whole different story when somebody does this in front of a customer. While I completely understand the misery of working with sucky people, but to do this while ringing up a sale is pretty unprofessional.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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So I stirred up a response about one of my blog entrys from the other day:

RP writes:
Sure, you can outsource some functions, but not others. There’s a limit. For example, you can outsource cooking if your SO can’t cook (going to a restaurant). You can outsource singing if your SO can’t sing (watching VH1, buying a CD). You can outsource expressing your love in written form if you’re not a good writer (hallmark cards). But these are all “non-core” functions. the “core” functions of your relationship CAN’T be outsourced, or else your SO is dead weight. You can’t outsource sex, affection, intimacy, or physical presence because they’re all core SO functions. Outsourcing those would be like ford outsourcing all car manufacturing
to toyota. What would be the point of ford, then?

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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