June 24th, 2002


time to drop some pounds

If you continue maintaining healthy habits, you'll want to plan for a maximum life expectancy of 94 years or more.

Your "ideal" weight for maximum longevity is: 178 lbs.

The three biggest positive factors that you have going for you are:
1. Age of parents
2. Diet
3. Age of grandparents

The two biggest negative factors that you have going for you are:
1. Gender
2. Weight

check your life expectancy here

(no subject)

i just found out that the company who sold me my solar power lied about several things:

1 - the 120 watt panels they installed only produce 75-80 watts each, so i don't make enough with the "1000" watt system they sold me to cross the threshold of 800 watts and get my rebate from Tucson Electric.

2 - Tucson Electric has told them repeatedly about this. I just spent a half hour on the phone with the guy in charge of testing the systems.

3 - they never submitted the rebate application they claimed to have sent two months ago

4 - Tucson Electric does not purchase any extra power at the end of the year at wholesale prices (power i produce in the winter does apply to my summer usage). they get it free.

it's not quite as bad as it sounds, although i wish i had discovered this while i was still employed. a couple more panels will push me above the rebate threshold, and everything after that qualifies for additional reimbursements. once i get the ten panels i plan on, i will still be virtually energy independent. the thing is, a couple of months ago, when i should have found this out, i could easily have bought two more panels. now, at 650 a pop, i have to wait at least until next year's tax return.

i wish they had put all those lies in writing...

(no subject)

good news.

i thought i was going to have to quit donating blood since the blood bank is too far away to bike to (and more importantly from), but as it happens the mobile one is going to be downtown tomorrow, so at 7 AM i'll be bleeding in a bag. :)