Archive for the ‘Unpopular’ Category

Professional Look of the Day?

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Here is the professional look of the day as modeled by Alice Wheat on the Caltraincycle.

Looking good Alice

Want this look? Here’s how!

1) go grey

2) put your hair in a pony tail with a rubber band

3) take your ponytail down. but not quite.

4) watch your confidence intervals sky rocket and by sky rocket I mean nose dive.

In related news: Ma Sweet gets mad when I put ugly photos of myself on the internet.


Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

I wrote this blog post at work quietly as a secret and then emailed it to myself to post later and now it is later. Ok here it is:

People in my office are quiet. And by quiet I mean soft-spoken and polite and more introverted than extroverted. There is a foosball table in the “break room” which at first I thought could not be real because having a foosball table in the “break room” always happens in the movies but sure enough people play foosball on their break times and their lunch times and their afternoon times instead of drinking a third cup of coffee. I have also started playing foosball which is awkward because it is mostly wrist action and has nothing to do with strength/hand-eye coordination/flexibility/athleticism/smarts/wits or large hands. I like to emote and by emote I mean share my feelings all the time and this includes during foosball matches and while one player scores a goal and happily slides a point over on their score-point abacus when I score a goal I will point at the goal and start clapping my hands and yelling YAAAAAAAYYY I WIN! The opposite is true also when I don’t do well like when I let a goal in or miss the ball or just lose. I sigh and probably frown and apologize. I think at one point I even said: “Sad face.” I’m like a robot trying to interact with my new foreign and emotionally introverted space family.

The good news is I have made good friends with the graphics person. I don’t think graphics person is an official title but she does the graphics and so I will call her GFX Friend. Within the first 15 seconds of meeting GFX friend I came to the alarming and equally thrilling realization that she is, somehow, someway, Adam Bedient’s long lost sibling. The sense of humor, the comedic timing, the facial expressions, even the appearance is similar. It’s eerie, partly because how did she end up in San Jose?? But I have embraced it and so of course has she because that’s what Bedient would do. So now we are friends and she is probably 10 years older than me and also lived in New York and we talk about New York times or Adobe Illustrator line weights or one day during lunch she walked into my cubcycle and said Excuse me I need to smell your lunch and bent down and smelled my lunch and many people would find this probably gross or a violation of personal space but I took this as a sign of friendship and belonging and almost hugged her.

Ok it is 5:01pm. I am typing this in my gmail account because I refuse to use HoBaB on my network’s internet history because feelings blogs have no place in transportation planning factories. I have to get back to analyzing a Travel Survey from Hawaii. So far 81% of people surveyed drive alone as their mode of choice. Uh oh! You know what that means? TRAFFIC! I’m going to recommend a million miles of bike lanes. It’ll be great.

Oh no

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Has anyone visited Peter lately? Apparently things are going downhill at Dartmouth Community College. I’m trying to keep his confidence intervals up but all he wants to do is eat raw cake mix and watch the weather channel.

Pop Quiz

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

What is wrong in this photo?

Sunday’s Confidence Intervals

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Sunday:  2 views for HoBaB.  Thank you Tennessee.


Facebook Chat of the Day

Monday, January 25th, 2010


I’m watching The Bachelor.

I could shoot myself in the face.


I’m about to read about sidewalks. want to trade?




Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Status of the day?



ps i just spent 7 minutes photoshopping out those names.  prioritizing final exams and blogging is hard.  know what’s easy?  setting off fire alarms.


Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Remember when I said I went to the American Planning Association Meet ‘n Greet and hid behind the cheese platter the whole time and ate pineapple cubes off of a wooden skewer?  Good.  Now it’s on the internet.

That was fast

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

The problem with Oct 1 is that it falls very early in the academic year so that you need to be in hyper friendship making mode so one of your new classmates can throw you a party and give you attention, or, at the very least, acknowledge the occasion instead of saying, why are you so dressed up today and you’re like, oh well it’s my birthday, and everyone is like OMG happy birthday why didn’t you tell us when really you’d been whispering “oct 1 memememe” for the past two weeks months.  This is stressful, particularly in these circumstances when friendship has strangely taken a backseat to other things like reading books, affording food, and not getting hit by traffic on colonial streets.    Fortunately, it falls on a Thursday so I can spend my entire afternoon learning about Transit Oriented Development, which, really, is the best present of all.  Thanks mom & dad.

I’m Making Friends?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Tonight my program had an impromptu happy hour.  I heard about it via text message whilst back-to-school shopping with K.Bear.  I biked over.  I’m not sure how much to divulge here.  Internet sharing makes me nervous.  I am not the oldest student in the program.  Nor am I the youngest.  Three people hail from Hyde Park and two people have heard of my hometown. One of them kept calling me “dude.”  He has a pool in his building.  I asked if we had to be friends for me to use the pool.  He gave me the building passcode.  Friendship win?