Monday, November 07, 2011

most used airports

Why? Because I know no one cares. To be clear, these numbers are for the end of 2011 and include travel that hasn't happened yet. Why do I tell you this? Because I know you don't care.
  1. Seattle - 87 trips
  2. Cleveland - 58 trips
  3. NYC JFK - 33 trips
  4. Chicago ORD - 22 trips
  5. Hong Kong (Lantau Island) - 16 trips
  6. Los Angeles LAX - 9
Another detail for those who cared to notice (meaning, none of you). There's an odd number of trips to/from Seattle. That's from the one time that I had a connection here on my way home from Japan.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

this sandwich tastes like death

Feedback to Microsoft Dining Services:


I ordered the special ex-Yugoslavian sandwich (in cafĂ© 86) figuring it would be good to try something new. I like it when there are new things at the cafeteria, but this time it was a big mistake. The sandwich is dripping in grease – both from the cheese as well as the seemingly deep fried super salty sausage. The sausage would be fine in moderation, but there is a generous portion of it. Sorry about rambling. Here’s a more orderly list of feedback.

The good:

  • Variety! I like the introduction of new items
  • Generous portion of meat/sausage
  • Onions were nice and fresh and tasty
  • It’s super filling. I walked in hungry since I skipped lunch this morning. I ate half of this sandwich and I’m full.

The bad

  • Sausage was too salty and greasy… and I love salt. It’s right below the threshold of what I can tolerate. But given the generous portion of sausage, it’s too much. I decided I needed a break from the sandwich so I can process the salt and grease. I’m using that break to write this email. This email is getting long because I am still recovering and my taste buds aren’t quite ready for more.
  • Overall grease level is super high – the cheese melts into more grease. See attached photos. The grease has soaked through the pita, soaked through the paper tray, and soaked through a bunch of napkins. I can feel it soaking through my fingers and back out through my pores while clogging my arteries and stopping my heart along the way. After writing this, maybe I shouldn’t finish this. I don’t want to die sitting here.
  • Visual appeal – lacks color. Brown sausage, pita, and white cheese and onions isn’t very visually stimulating. Some tomatoes or greens would make it seem more appetizing, although I don’t know if that’s straying too far from the ex-Yugoslavian recipe. For better or worse, the grease makes it glisten.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

fantasy football

I was going to write about how awesome my Fantasy Football draft was halfway through the season, but after taking a look again, it wasn't all that great. After all, the only players still on the team are my picks from rounds 1, 2, 4, 6, and 9. That's 5 players our of 14 picked and only three of them (Vick, Johnson, and Pittsburgh) regularly start.

Thankfully, picking up Calvin Johnson in the 2nd round helps to cover up a lot of mistakes. Calvin Johnson has +23 points over the next highest scoring WR/TE and about double (or more) the production of all but the top 10 receivers. Calvin Johnson is like having an two or three WRs filling a single roster slot. Thank you.

I also did a good job with pickups throughout the season.
  • Antonio Brown is ranked 14th in points scored among WR/TE
  • Rob Gronkowski is ranked 10th in points scored among WR/TE
  • Darren Sproles is ranked 6th in points scored among RB
  • Dan Bailey is ranked 4th in points scored by K
Right now I'm 5-3 with hopefully some better luck the rest of the season. Wish me luck.