Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Do you cook?

I just saw these nifty Star Wars Oven mitts and damn me if I don't want them now.

Feeling those AOL blues

Naw ... not really.

I just am suddenly reminded of the company and how they were constantly under capacity while trying to expand. So when I get an "Over capacity" message from Twitter, it reminds me of that time. Now we just have to wait as High-speed providers, cell networks, etc. eventually reach the same mark and it finally drives prices down.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

A Response to 10 Things You Don't Know About Women

A Response to 10 Things You Don't Know About Women by Alyssa Milano

Just to put up my responses....

1. This is not necessarily a bad thing ... and I know men who are that way also.

2. I never did get the reason why the one asking for a date thought they didn't have to pick up the tab.

3. I tend to prefer classic porn over just average smut. It's not that I prefer untrimmed bushes, it's just more often than not, I like a story with my porn.

4. Women tend to focus on the details, while men tend to focus on the bigger picture. Women also tend to paymore attention to social convention than men do. Most social conventions probably exist because of a woman.

5. An eyelash curler probably has been used as a torture device at some point, as well as bras, waxing, high-heels and other fashion ideas.

6. Not true, there are plenty of things that temper her hormonal induced emotion cycle.

7. I think it's weird too, that's probably why I never got into watching sports.

8. The only thing I hate more than lame pick-up lines, is when they work.

9. Actually, men and women both have selective hearing, just as in #4, women expect to think every detail of a conversation is important, men tend to remember the general gist of it, and the highlights, probably the reason that sports is covered in the same fashion.

10. In reality:
circular Saw - had since long before Tabitha Babbit, though she could be said to have industrialized it.
signal flare - Was an invention of her husband, though Martha Coston did perfect it in 1859.
space suit - Since When??
bulletproof vest - the Ballistic Polymer fiber that makes up the modern vest was created by Stephanie Kwolek in 1971.
windshield wiper - True, invented by Mary Anderson in 1903.

Don't worry about it, myths often overtake fact. Most people still think Edison invented the light-bulb.

Monday, April 19, 2010


So I was actually sleeping last friday night/saturday morning for a change when Screeech...BANG! I look out the window and some idiot has buried himself in the fence. By the time I tossed on my boots and got outside he'd driven off. So I called the cops and about 15-20 minutes later the cops roll up. Now what this picture fails to show is my neighbor's yard. The idiot had plowed through the front of his fence then out through the side of it, hitting a cement filled steel post, spinning his car across the street and into my fence. I found pieces of my neighbor's fence in the driveway on the other side of the yard. Well, once the police showed, we found a piece of the bumper with a YALE parking sticker on it.  So ... turns out that they got the person. Here's the kicker ... not his car; it was a friend's? car. a 1985 Mercedes.

So after talking to the home insurance, I'll be calling his directly first to see if they want to take care of it quickly without a hassle or if I'll have to process it through home owner's insurance , pay out up to $250 as a deductible and hope they get it back from the car insurance. So several poles, a bunch of fencing, cement to fix the poles in the ground, seed to reseed the lawn, etc. And that's the reason I don't lend my car to others. I'm guessing he was doing at least double the speed limit with triple being more likely.

On the positive note, I've met more neighbors who want to talk about the damage than I've met in a long while. The neighborhood is slowly getting back to neighbors rather than strangers. It takes a little effort, but maybe we'll get it there again.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Damned Drivers

I almost became a Rorschach inkblot yesterday that is if you replace inkblot between folded paper with bloodstain between folded automobile. A 10 ton truck decided to enter my lane ... whilst I was still in it. Have you ever noticed that it's more difficult to find the horn on the spokes of the steering wheel when you have little time to do it? I just have. It's been bad weather and / or stupid people for the last few weeks. Add that to a lower reaction time due to non-consistent sleep patterns, and it's an accident waiting to happen. I'll be blogging more later.