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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Lab

On my way into work today I was in the right lane, driving about 60 in a 55, maybe two lengths behind a green compact. There are three reasons I wasn’t passing the green compact:

I had to exit in a few hundred yards. This is the spot I was pulled over for speeding last […]

Hey Purdue, read this!

I am just so pissed off at the state of education in this country. You’re expected to spend four years in school – if you’re lucky – and spend tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars for an education that focuses almost entirely on rote memorization. What’s worse, frequently it isn’t even memorization of […]

What Happens to a Dream Deferred?

My mom just called me – twice in a row – and woke me up from a dream in which a multinational corporation was selling a fruit juice that turned people into sex-crazed zombies I had to kill with a katana. Maybe I should start from the beginning.

It was a cross between Snow […]

The Sean Terrill Health Plan

My dinner consisted of five beers, chips with guacamole, and buffalo wings.

This, incidentally, was my reward for losing 10 pounds in six weeks.

Who let the dogs out?

My roommate/landlord, Norm, has five dogs right now.

JR is some kind of big mutt. He’s very affectionate and (this is the part I’m really learning to appreciate) he rarely barks. He’s also learned how to climb the fence by hooking his paws through the chain link, so he spends most of the day on […]

Generic Update

I bought a bike and I’ve started riding in to work. It’s amazing how easy a good road bike makes things.

But like any hobby, the best part about cycling is all the little ancillary toys: cycling shoes, cycling computer, cycling tools…

The majority of the interns at the Lab started this Monday, […]


It’s amazing how ambiguous things become clear when you look at them through the lens of your own ideals.

I just assumed this was tongue in cheek, but no, hard as it is to believe, it’s ironically funny.

Monday is going to be the most […]

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

OK, so I had some really weird dreams Wednesday night. I guess they could actually be normal dreams for me, it’s just that I almost never remember my dreams, so remembering three in the same night is off the charts.

The first one is that I was on Jeopardy! and after the first round all […]