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“You are one cheap bastard.”

June 7, 2008, 3:16 PM

Yes, I will quote Zach, one of my coworkers at Food & Water Watch, when he said to me, “You are one cheap bastard.” I’ll take it as a compliment, since frugality is important when one is single and living on one’s own. I say it’s being frugal, but Zach, both parents, Sis, and a host of others, would be more inclined to quote the Car Talk guys and say, “Oh, you mean your cheapskatism?” This was after I explained how I’m loath to run the air conditioning unless I absolutely HAVE TO (like today, where it got up to 100 degrees).

Otherwise, though, Friday was fun. After work, a bunch of us went down to the Sala Thai restaurant just west of Dupont Circle for dinner in order to celebrate with Meg, one of our coworkers who recently took a position with Greenpeace. I had this wonderful vegetarian dish that had eggplant and mushroom in it among other vegetables in a spicy sauce, with rice on the side. Really tasty. Very hot, too. And we had such a wonderful time.

I have to say – I love my FWW coworkers. I could never go out socially with Wal-Mart people in a group like that.

And then after dinner, we headed into the land of Metro, and Marianne got a photo of everyone on the train:

So here we are on Breda 4065. Left to right, you have Meg, Lisa, me, Sascha, and Christina.

So here we are on Breda 4065. Left to right, you have Meg, Lisa, me, Sascha, and Christina. We’re a fun bunch. And then photo #2…

Here, this is Meg's cousin, and Meg. Fun bunch. We'll miss Meg terribly, but I'm sure she's going to do wonderful things for Greenpeace.

Here, this is Meg’s cousin, and Meg. Fun bunch. We’ll miss Meg terribly, but I’m sure she’s going to do wonderful things for Greenpeace.

And yes, I am still “one cheap bastard”, which is definitely a good thing with gas having risen over the $4.00 mark and not showing any signs of giving up…

Web site: Unrelated but funny: A commercial for "Rooooohrrrr Energy Drink". A friend of mine is in this, as the guy who's been awake for 47 days.

Song: "*dingding* Doors opening! Step back to allow customers to exit. When boarding, please move to the center from the car." One of my coworkers was amazed about how well I could imitate that door voice.

Quote: And by the way, I'm all settled back in on my computer again, having given it a bit of an overhaul. Now that I wiped the factory configuration out, it runs SO much better...

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