Don’t go up there – its’ dark!

Bugs & Gossamer
Saw a remark over on a friend’s blog about it being dark out when he leaves work. That’s one of my favorite times of the year! I’ve always loved it when it gets dark around 5:30PM or so (we’re not there yet, but we will be soon).
For me, a person who is usually up till about 2 or 3 AM each night anyway, the fact that it’s dark before 6PM makes the nights seem longer, and I can get more done. Or at least it feels that way. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but I think that at least the perception in my mind of more stuff getting done at least gives me the illusion of it happening.
OK, I’m rambling – but my point is I love it when it’s dark before I leave work. Of course, I have no windows in my office, so it doesn’t really matter what it is during the day. :)
In case you’re wondering why this entry is entitled what it is, it’s a line from a classic Bugs Bunny Cartoon “Hare Raising Hare” in which Bugs goes up a stairwell, runs back down, runs into Gossamer (the big orange monster), and says “Don’t go up there – it’s dark!”. That line has always been funny for me, so when I started thinking about it being dark out, I couldn’t get that line out of my head!

The new $20 bill

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Tomorrow is the date that the Fed will start issuing the newest print of the $20 bill. I’ve always been one that’s into money – for some reason I’ve always gotten excited when a new series of bill came out, even though the date and perhaps the Secretary signatures were the only things changed. So when they started introducing all these security features in the last few designs of the bills, I’ve been really into it. Now we finally get some colour in the bills. It’s not quite as extreme as other countries’ bills, but it’s not the boring old green we’ve always had. There’s a bunch of info on the new bill over at the BEG’s official website here.

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An optimistic store

I was walking out of the Subway near my office today and was actually reading the sign on the door. It said the usual thing about “We’re glad to have the opportunity to serve you”. Pretty standard store stuff.
However, the line after it struck me as funny. “We’ll see you tomorrow”. Pretty optimistic thinking on Subway’s part, isn’t it? :)