Jamie Reilly joins Philadelphia Woodworks

I really need a hobby. I'll be the first to admit that cognitive science gets super boring sometimes. Ergo, I joined a woodworking cooperative and even made an end grain butcher block cutting board. The nice thing about this shop is that everyone is the size of a small child except for me. I'm not going to lie to you. My cutting board was the best. SAD!


follow up on 'annoying'

This document comes to us by way of Dr. Jonathan E. Peelle from Washington University in St. Louis.  Dr. Peelle writes:

please print, sign, and return to me via fax

The 'fax' component is my favorite add-on. Look at this masterful underscoring.

View the document here.



When people who don't understand computers create documents in MS Word with fields using the underscore _________ --    Then they ask you (i.e., force you) to fill it out, and the underscore moves.   "Just print, sign, scan, and send back to me" --- That's equally annoying.  

I guess in the grand scheme of problems in the world these aren't that big of a deal. Maybe I'm just in a horrible mood?   Oh yeah... and Lord of the Rings... that sucked big time, both the books and the movies.  Yes, I said it. Feel free to comment here__________. 

Many Jamie Reillys -- all of them a hell of a lot more interesting than me.

In the midst of Googling myself, I discovered that there is a NASA astronaut with my name. The manager of Cirque du Soleil is also named Jamie Reilly (see below).  I must say that these two individuals have led far more interesting lives than me. If I could amend Ms. Reilly's quote below and adapt to my own situation, it would have to read, "I realize that I work somewhere where I do exactly the same thing every day."  Of course I am prone to hyperbole, but still... come on...


Talk at Lehigh University tomorrow -- derailed by House of Cards.  This season is terrible, but I can't stop watching. Hour after hour I keep telling myself I'll get to prepping. Now it's time to pay the fiddler.  I sense an all-nighter in the works tonight.


My classical music Spotify station through no fault of my own cycled onto the Lord of the Rings theme song right when a student walked into my office.  Volume was up. Awful.