First off, all updates on the Spencer Gifts campaign will now be posted to http://wearingracism.blogspot.com going forward. So if you want to sign in anonymously and call me an overdramatic cunt as someone already has, please do so on that web site instead. :-)
So we're on day 24 (I think) of rain, just 5 more til we break the record. I'm almost excited about it because I'll forever remember this as my one month visit where it rained every fucking day.
I watched About Schmidt yesterday. I thought it was a funny movie, not the antagonizing bore that one critic described it as. My favorite line, "when I die and everyone who knows me dies, no one will even know I ever existed." So that has inpired me to leave some sort of a mark on the world before I leave. If I can't come up with anything good, I'll have to tackle one of those stupid stunts in the Guinness Book of World Records.
I've been working from my laptop here this whole visit home and it's starting to cause me some pain. Back when I worked for a start-up, we had monthly visits from an ergonomics expert. What I learned from him was that the monitor should be centered at eye level and your keyboard positioned so that your forearm and wrists slope down. If you have your hands bent back to form a V with your hand and forearm, you're going to get carpal tunnel in a big way. Now if you use a laptop, there's no way to have the monitor centered at eye level and your arms sloping down, unless you have really strange proportions. I'm very fearful of carpal tunnel so I've got my seat adjusted high but now my neck hurts from looking down and my shoulders hurt from having my arms hoisted up on my desk a bit. I sure wish I had a docking station and 2nd monitor and keyboard.