Thursday, September 30, 2010

Self portrait (6)

today i wanted a picture of a phone, and since i didnt post a self portrait for a while, that was the easiest thing to do... :)
from today on, it is forbidden to text while driving in Massachusetts (i looked up how to write this, im glad that most people say just Mass, as i cannot spell nor pronounce this word. another funny thing: people from the Shire (New Hampshire) think Mass people cannot drive and therefore call them Massholes in traffic). here they dont use the term SMS (short message service), so in the beginning, when i said to a us colleague, ah, i will sms u, he had no clue what i was talking about. here they "text", which now you cannot do anymore while driving. teenagers also cannot call, but above 21, calling is still allowed. so there comes the trouble, critics say; how to prove that you were texting?! maybe you were dialing! in netherlands both is forbidden, which would solve this problem, and is more safe anyways, i think....
on my shirt: thats an MIT shirt. however, i am not working at MIT. so am i allowed to wear this?! i think so, as when i look in the mirror, it just says tim!! and when do i see it but in the mirror? but... i wore it now 3 times, and 3 times someone on the street or at work said something about MIT (ah, great, MIT. u from MIT? nice! MIT!), and each time i have no clue what they are talking about... :)