How to hold an Umbrella

There is the question, I do not have the answer.

This morning was a torrential downpour with no wind surprisingly. Since the rain was falling straight down, I thought I wouldn’t have a problem staying dry. I was wrong. By the time I reached the bus stop, the back of my pants from the knee down were soaked through.

I believe I am holding the umbrella correctly. I use a medium-sized umbrella. I hold it at below-chest height about five inches away from my body.  My estimate is the umbrella provides a two foot radius of protection. I am of an average build, so no portions of my body are sticking out.

Yet, for no apparent reason, my pants are usually soaked through.  I need enlightenment. Google has failed in providing me with the answer.


MUNI Misadventures #1

Today’s bus ride to work was probably the most uncomfortable one in my lifetime so far.

The bus I take has a limited schedule; the last bus to hit my bus stop is at 8:45am. If I miss that one, I would have to walk another mile to get to BART. So, I leave early thinking I can catch an earlier one. Two blocks before I get to the bus stop, the sky opened up on me. Water cascaded down; I was soaked by the time I made it to the stop. Luckily, there was an open dry space near a fence I could stand on as long as I stood ramrod straight.
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Red Bull Gives You Wings

Lately, I’ve been feeling energy-less around 2 to 3pm at work. I needed a pick me up. I don’t drink coffee because I don’t like the bitter taste and for some weird reason, coffee makes me sleepy.

I decided to go with energy drinks. Most of them are sweet and cold, which fits my tastes more than coffee. There is only one energy drink whose name I know. Red Bull. The company behind Red Bull always has commercials depicting cartoon characters getting wings after taking a sip. I was looking for that same affect which the drink delivered.
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Oil Tanker Spill on 101

Wow. nothing like an oil tanker spill on 101 to back up traffic.  Good thing a coworker told me about it before I left work.  Turns out they closed the exits on 101 N from woodside road to whipple road, causing huge amounts of traffic from there on south.  I ended up taking central expressway and 280.  280 was pretty jam packed near the woodside road area, since thats where all the cars are doing their detour.  I have not seen so many cars on highway 84 for the past 3 years.  Just a “Wow”.


Wacky, Wacky Weather

The weather has been pretty wacky these last few days in San Francisco.  The tempature was in the 40s on Friday. There was almost non-stop rain and a high potential of flash floods in the surrounding area.  This morning, there was a hail storm just around six but by the time I walked out the door, the sun was out and there was nary a cloud in the sky. Wacky.


Technology peon

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Perhaps I don’t need a PDA.  Paper planner will suffice but tasks that I can’t finish, I would need to rewrite and push out another week.  Maybe my PDA is just a fancy electronic Post-It noteWater Sports Product?
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