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Friday, October 15, 2021

no beerlympics
The reunion weekend rolls on, with a big dinner tonight at Leverocks on St. Pete Beach. (I had seafood for lunch, so I’m wondering what I should get tonight at this seafood joint.)

There’ll be about 25 of us, plus kiddies. And I’ll pretty much know most of them, excluding some spouses. It’ll be fun to catch up. I know it’s been at least a couple of years since I’ve seen many of them, and in some cases, more like five-plus.

I can’t imagine this being a late night. Most everyone is married, and anyone who’s not won’t be the partying type. For that matter, I’m not sure I’m up for much either. I’m coming into the office tomorrow to wrap up a bunch of things, so the smart move would be to go to dinner, have a couple of hours of fun, then come home, wind down and hit the sheets.

Not that I’m known for making the smart move.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 10/15/2004 05:37pm
Category: College Years
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Love your java, but not the caffeine rush that comes with it? Never fear, science is here: Researchers at Emory University are developing bacteria that would eat the caffeine out of coffee plants, leading to “naturally” decaffeinated beans.

There’s some level of irony in Emory doing this, since it owes it’s university status to one of the world’s biggest caffeine fixes: Coca-Cola.

I guess those bacteria bugs will have the permanent shakes due to this bioengineering. Bad enough being a lower life form, but to be perpetually wired, too…

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 10/15/2004 05:24pm
Category: Food, Science
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Consider this headline:

Baby boomers: Act now, save bones

When I skimmed it, the first thing that came to my mind regarding the use of “bones” was as slang for money. Why? Using the action verb “save” led me to that line of thinking. Also, it seems like most baby-boomer news items relate to financial issues at some point, so that probably did it too.

Turns out, the article is about osteoporosis. Go figure.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 10/15/2004 09:53am
Category: Media
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Saw this plate on the way into work this morning:

Very inspiring. Of course, it’s not necessarily specific as to which god, but I’ll assume it refers to the Judeo-Christian variety.

Maybe the plate didn’t look exactly like this one, which I recreated through ACME License Maker; but it’s actually pretty close, aside from the letter colors.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 10/15/2004 09:43am
Category: General
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Coming into the office this morning, I ran into the corporate big boss, not once, but twice: First in the bathroom, and minutes later, catching the elevators upstairs.

Good omen or bad?

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 10/15/2004 09:35am
Category: General
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