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I like to quote funny or insightful things that people say around me, and collect them here. I hope you enjoy it!

Seth: I think it’s always a good idea to learn as much as you can about whatever tools you happen to have. Then when somebody’s says, “Nice laptop,” or whatever, you can show them the little button on the bottom that releases the battery, and the tiny door with the memory behind it, and eventually they go to sleep. That way they won’t notice when you take their stuff.

Seth: The thing about mountain biking is, when you’re on the street, it feels like you’re riding a bus… it takes forever to get anywhere, and you sweat a lot.

Me: I think this morning seems more recent than this morning was… which is a very roundabout way of me saying that it’s later than I thought it was.

Phoenix (age 2): I see that noise!

Me: … I realize they are in reverse-alphabetical order. Would that be lacitebahpla order?

Seth: Typical hijacker. No respect for the laws of physics.

Seth: You have lots of voices.
Me: I hear them in my head.

A Guy at Work (considering something that might be illegal): It’s better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.

Seth: I feel like my grandma.

Me: 1/2 mile vs. 3/2 miles.
Seth: I hope my bike supports improper fractions…
(shortly after…)
Seth: I think I’ll go buy a bike chain. The current one has elongated such that the links are (193 / 16) / 12 inches long.

Dave: The only conclusions you can draw are that any of your conclusions may be the right conclusion, the wrong conclusion, or not even a conclusion.

Jay: I’ve been wrong twice.
(Several months later…)
Me: But you said you’ve only been wrong twice.
Jay: Oh, I’ve been wrong since I said that.

Me: I’m trying to confuse my body.

Michael C.: I’m terminally helpless, and thinking about that cheers me up a bit.

Trish: It’s like frozen snow!

Me: I’m very close to my brain.

Pete: You say that only because you’re so used to being in your own brain.

Mark: Judge yourself not by what you do not have, cannot do or have not done. Judge yourself instead by the quality of the decisions you choose to make every moment of every day. In so doing realize that you have the power to be the person you want to be.

Trish, noticing cars on the road: They must be going somewhere.

Trish: I’m a button!

Me: I am severely salinated.

Trish: Good thing I’m not sick in a non-ill way.

Jason: Sorry, I used to be a school teacher; I keep talking until a bell rings.

Jason: I like to apologize a lot, because I’m British and that’s what we do. The biggest apology I’d like to make is for leaving your country when you tried to kick us out. If we’d stayed maybe you wouldn’t have done this to yourselves.


Well, hello there! My name is Tyrel Haveman. I am a Software Engineer at Attachmate Corp. in Bellingham, Washington. I recently (June 2006) graduated from Western Washington University, where I got my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

I am interested primarily in software development, science, and my fiancée. I spend the majority of my free time with the latter, however, and that’s just fine by me.

My blog is about pretty much whatever I can think to write about, which usually isn’t much. But usually the entries won’t be extremely boring (“I woke up and had breakfast. Then I went to work. I ate lunch five minutes late, but it was good.”). I try to keep them interesting to at least one person other than me. meh.


Hi. I don't have anything else to say at the moment. You shall hear from me sooner or later, though. 🙂