Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pet Peeve for Today

You sign into a website requiring usernames & passwords and check off "Remember me!" and it doesn't. Is this a problem with my computer accepting cookies, because it's set to do just that. Remembers me on other sites just fine. Or is it a problem with the code on the website of choice? Don't know, but it's annoying. Remember me or not, but stop tempting me with the shortcut!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tina has a new pen pal!

You know you've made it when you have random prisoners writing you letters! Yes, Tina received one at the office today. It's been a longstanding joke around here, people getting letters from prisoners, thanks to a former sales girl who got a letter from an inmate at a correctional facility in the Virginia mountains about a year ago. Tina's came from a lot closer to home, Lawrenceville Correctional.

Apparently, Calvin has been "incarcerated" for 33 years and needs a home when he gets paroled, since his parents died while he was in prison. Notice how inmates never tell you what they were "incarcerated" for! They also always use the word "incarcerated."

I'm all for second chances, but in this day and age, you can't be too careful. Besides, Tina's fiancee already works at a nearby prison, so she's already got her inmate!


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hottie of the Week!

Phil Keating, reporter. One of the best reasons to watch Fox News. Bill who? Phil's the bomb!



Friday, August 22, 2008

The One! Or not!


How many houses do YOU have?

Oh good lord, I can't believe Obama has released an attack ad just because McCain can't list off the properties he and his wife own. First, his wife is from a rich family, there are a lot of properties. Second, some are condos for other members of the family. Does that count? Do the ones in his wife's name count? The fact that the Obama camp came up with 8 houses, and USA Today said 12, proves that maybe they should check with the McCain staffers, too.

The Power Line blog responded the best:

The truth is that McCain isn't out of touch with "ordinary people" because he's rich, he's out of touch with his own domestic arrangements because he cares little about material things, and for many years has devoted his extraordinary energies not to enjoying his wife's money, but to serving the American people. Given the number of nights he's spent in hotels or on military bases over the last few years, it's no wonder he hasn't seen much of his wife's condos.
If you want to see how in-tune McCain is with America, just check out him grilling out on the deck on his daughter's blog, McCain Bloggette. I don't agree with everything McCain stands for, but I seriously don't trust Obama. I don't think he's come clean on a lot of things, and America is giving him a pass on many of the tough issues. We still don't know who he is. I'm not sure he knows either.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Not the Real Thing

I guess if this is my biggest worry in the world, I'm doing okay, but this is really ticking me off. I drink Diet Coke. That's my drink of choice, for everything. It's what I'll always get out of a machine, and it's what I buy for home. I buy the 16.9 oz 6-pack of Diet Coke bottles for home, usually 3-4 packs at a time. I find there is less waste with the bottles, and if I bought cans I would want to put them in the fridge, and we don't have the fridge space.

So Coke just recently changed their caps on the plastic bottles. I have no clue why. I suppose it was a money issue. But now the ridges on the cap are further apart (see picture below) and they are softer or rounded ridges. So now I can't get a grip on the caps to unscrew them. Even using one of those rubber-gripper thingies doesn't make it much easier, and I certainly don't carry one of those around with me all the time. I guess I'll have to start doing that, since I usually try to take a fresh bottle of Diet Coke with me everywhere.

But that's not the end of the dilemma. I also used to use a FizzKeeper on any unfinished bottles so the Coke will stay fresh. And apparently, when Coke changed the outside of their caps, they changed the inside, because the threads are different, and my FizzKeepers don't fit anymore. So now any unfinished Diet Coke I leave in the bottle goes flat overnight.

It's the stupidest problem... I can't get into my Diet Cokes. Dumb? Yes. A problem? Most definitely, unless I want to change refreshments. Besides the fact I've always though it was dumb that Coke doesn't sell their 20 oz. bottles in 6-packs like Pepsi does.

What the hell were they thinking?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

License & Registration Please!

Do you see something wrong in this picture? Take a close look at the building in the middle. Do you see the bricks down the right side that are slightly darker than the rest of the bricks? That's where an 18-wheeler backed into the building, gouging a huge hole and sending dust flying inside.

And then check out the steel post in the foreground... where a truck just kept on going. Pulled the post, plus a good 3-foot square, 3-foot deep pocket of solid cement, right outta the ground!

Has anyone checked these guys' licenses lately? They all obviously need a remedial driving refresher course. And yes, I worry daily about my car in that parking lot, with delivery truck drivers who either can't see (what the guy who ran into the building said) or just don't pay attention (what the guy who ran over the pole said!)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Diabetic-Coma Sweet!

This seems to be everybody's favorite LOLDog that I've created!
funny pictures
moar funny pictures

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A Recommended Read

This is a great book and a great addition to my local history collection. I finally got it after having it on my Wish List since it was first published.

For anyone who doesn't know, Highway 58 (Virginia's longest road) runs from the coast at Virginia Beach all the way across the southern edge of the state to Cumberland Gap in the mountains, and it has defined just about all the stages of my life; from living in Clarksville for 20 years and knowing personally about Prestwould Plantation (wrote articles about it, toured it, sent cousins to see it) and Buffalo Springs (photographed it, stole lithia water from it, drive by it all the time) to getting a speeding ticket in Patrick County, shopping in Meadows of Dan, hitting the interstate in Hillsville, having family from Hyltons and probably being related to the Carters of the Carter Family Fold, to interviewing for a job at Berry Hill Plantation and working in South Hill. With the exception of my time spent in Indianapolis, my life has centered around this road, even when going to college in West Virginia and living in Western PA.

Joe Tennis, the author, is going to be at the local library in September and I plan to go and hear what he has to say. He learned things about local history I hadn't read anywhere else, so I'm curious to find out who he talked to. Will keep you posted. In the meantime, check out the book.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

My Problems with Obama

I've been trying to put into words the problems I have with Barrack Obama. But then I read a column by Washington Post syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, and he said it pretty damn well. From his Audacity of Vanity column:

Americans are beginning to notice Obama's elevated opinion of himself. There's nothing new about narcissism in politics. Every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president. Nonetheless, has there ever been a presidential nominee with a wider gap between his estimation of himself and the sum total of his lifetime achievements?

Obama is a three-year senator without a single important legislative achievement to his name, a former Illinois state senator who voted "present" nearly 130 times. As president of the Harvard Law Review, as law professor and as legislator, has he ever produced a single notable piece of scholarship? Written a single memorable article? His most memorable work is a biography of his favorite subject: himself....

For the first few months of the campaign, the question about Obama was: Who is he? The question now is: Who does he think he is?
That sums up my main problem. And I have another question... if you knew you were going to do something historic (like becoming the first half-black president, yes, lets not forget he's only HALF black), wouldn't you wait until AFTER that to write your autobiography? And even if you're not that historic, but just think you are, who writes their autobiography in there 40s? (I may have started on mine, but I certainly don't plan to publish it for at least another 20-30 years. I mean, I hope there's more cool things to come, ya know?!)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Even the Idiots at Microsoft Use Macs!


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

On This Day in 1997

A journal entry from Tuesday, August 5, 1997:

Hello to all intelligent life out there. And I don't mean outer space! I mean right here on earth. I was pretty blah all weekend. I just spent lots of money today. I bought tickets to 2 Colts games! The opener against New England on Sept. 7 and then our one stint at Monday Night Football on Oct. 9th. Agaist the Bills, which is Josh's team! Ha! I told Mom to make sure and tell Josh I'd be at that game! Pretty cool!

I'm still a Colts fan! And this was before Peyton Manning.

Oooh La La!

Isn't it bee-ooo-tee-ful!?!? Gorgeous even. We're talking, give Matthew McConaughey a run for his money! Sleeker, better abs, nicer edges! Major Wish List Alert (the iMac, not McConaughey).

Say what?

Yeah, we've all always had a hard time with Def Leppard lyrics! The thing with Def Leppard is, even once you know what the correct lyrics are, you're still saying WTF???


Monday, August 4, 2008

Too early for a glitch...

I only in the past few days decided to move my journal part of my website to blogger, because I've got some other blogs here. And now I can't upload a picture to my photo blog. Problem with me? The picture? Blogger? Okay, nothing to get upset about, but it is irksome! Especially when I've vowed to add a picture a day, and dammit, I actually had a picture for today! Typical of my life, I guess.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Journal Entry from this Day in 1991

I thought it would be interesting sometimes to write up some entries from my journals over the years. Apparently, I don't write much on August 1st coz I could only find 2 entries in 20 years of journals!

Watching the national news for the first time in ages. God, they're telling stuff I didn't even know happened. Like this girl scout bus going off an embankment in Cal. 4 girls were killed. Yesterday at work was so boring. I was so looking forward to seeing Angelo. He just brightens up my whole day! So Alisa and Surajue ended up on the elevator with me and we left the building at the same time so they were looking for him. Of course, they couldn't miss him. I introduced them... We went to Chinatown to a Chinese restaurant. It was a great place! I paid! I was treating him! Then we did our fave pasttime - shopping! I actually bought a biker jacket!! It's so cool! We also went back to Revolver Records and I got some posters (again!) and we roamed and took our time. We finally decided on a movie... So Ang and I came back to the dorm and we sat out in the courtyard and just talked for about 2 hours. When we were saying goodbye out front last night, there was this homeless guy watching us, smiling! ... I'm really considering coming back to NYC after graduation! I would love to work at Sassy Magazine.
Ha, that whole NYC thing didn't work out, did it? I still love it there. I've been back several times. Who knows? I might still get a job there one day. I'm open to it.

Hollywood Dog

I'm having way too much fun with I Has a Hot Dog! It's a site where you can post funny captions to doggy pictures. They have kitty pix, too, but those just don't interest me as much. Dogs are so damn funny! I've submitted a few, but don't have any on the site yet. This is one I just did today. Check out the live feed of the blog at the right! You know I only choose the BEST blogs and sites to link to.


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