Friday, June 27, 2008

Spring Cleaning Delayed

I decided that now would be a good a time as ever to clean out my desk drawers at work. I've just moved desks and we have these rolling mini filing cabinets. For backstory purposes - when I was a consultant, I had a folder for each client. In that folder I would a Google map from the airport to customer site, a copy of the contract, notes, and then all receipts for when I was on site. Hotels, airfare, rental cars, restaurants, Starbucks, etc...

It has been almost three years since I was a full time consultant, so today is the day that I finally broke down and started to go through the folders and throw stuff out.

Not a good idea - because now I know how many times in a 3 year period that I went to -


  • Chilis
  • Starbucks (so many venti cafe mochas....)
  • Outback
  • Chipotle
  • Harveys in Mississippi (delicious sweet tea)
  • Sophie's Thai Kitchen in Davis, CA

The list goes on and on and on and on....you get the picture. In honour of desk cleaning day - here are the top 5 coolest receipts I found -

  1. LCBO #417 (Waterloo, ON) - Jan 4 2004. Bought a bottle of wine, two Singhas, two Kingfishers, and two Baltikas.
  2. Sophie's Thai Kitchen (Davis, CA) - Nov 30, 2004. Had a Singha and a massaman chicken curry.
  3. Do-Drop-Inn (Hatrona, PA) - Feb 4, 2004. Seriously - the Do Drop Inn. Awesome!!!
  4. Tiki Lounge (Pittsuburgh, PA) - Feb 3, 2004 - I remember going there with Jason S from Lancaster. Good times.
  5. Primanti Brothers (The Strip - Pittsburgh, PA) - Feb 3, 2004. This is where we ended up. They are famous for this sandwich which consists of grilled meat, a vinegar-based cole slaw, tomato slices, and French fries between two pieces of Italian bread (thanks Wikipedia for the reminder).

Well, that is it for late spring cleaning. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Giving product management a bad name

I am a product manager.

This is an example of when product managers make bad decisions.

Don't parents spend hours teaching their kids not to eat LEGO bricks? How on Earth could this get past consumer safety?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Did you know?

Did you know that the future of the European Union is being decided today in Ireland?

Well, if you were reading CNN.com - you wouldn't for sure. You would know that Hulk Hogan's ex-wife is dating a teen. Also - one of the star's of "Grey's Anatomy" doesn't want to be considered for an Emmy because she thinks the show wasn't that good this past season.

Awesome headlines. If you went over to the Irish Independent's website, you could read about today's vote on the Lisbon Referendum. Ireland is the last EU member state to decide on the treaty, and the only one to have a public vote on signing the treaty. If the referendum passes, it will create a strong, federal EU body - and it has the potential to reshape Europe in ways never before possible.

Of course this isn't as important as Hulk Hogan or the fact that $188,000 was thrown in the trash by mistake.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Boycott is over

Costco has decided not to appeal their case against the three-tier distribution system in Washington state (thanks BrewBlog).

What does this mean for you? Nothing.

What does this mean for me? It ends my single person boycott of Costco. Who says one man can't make a difference? I'm like the Michael Knight of defending the three-tier distribution model.

For more info on the three-tier distribution model, check out this wikipedia entry.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Why pride is a sin.

From - CNN.com....

Stephanie Torgerson, 32, of Pataskala, Ohio, said she simply can't put her three boys in her husband's Mazda 626. The 1-year-old needs a car seat, the 5-year-old needs a booster chair and she doesn't feel comfortable wedging her 8-year-old between the two. Sure, she could probably get better mileage in a minivan, but she doesn't like the stigma.

"I don't want to be labeled as a soccer mom," she said.


That is a great lesson you are teaching your kids. Better to spend extra money on gas and use up a valuable resource than to be labeled "soccer mom".

Great job lady.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Got away from the eyes a bit

A creative writing teacher in high school once told me to carry a little notebook around so that I wouldn't forget ideas I came up with. That was great advice then, and great advice now - but of course I still forget the notebook. I've actually purchased probably over a hundred little notebooks over the years, losing them at random locations.

I remembered today that I need a new little notebook because I came up with an idea on the way to boxing, forgot it on the way home, and only (and luckily) remembered it now.

So, on to the point of this entry....

I went to an arts high school (like Fame, but without lunchtime dancing) and studied video production and writing. While I enjoyed both, video production always was my favourite. The program I was in was comprehensive, so I had to be dragged out of the editing bay every so often to attend other classes. Writing is fun - but to be honest, I'm an emotional coward and I find my writing to be missing something. You're probably wondering why I waited until three years into writing this blog, that now I admit this - but hey, I'm not perfect - I just want to be loved. ANYWAYS - I tried my hand at different types of writing - short stories, play writing, poetry (not a lot), etc... Play writing was something I had never thought of doing - but I ended up being apparently good at it. Enough that I received straight superiors at the 1993 Florida District X Thespian Festival. Straight fucking superiors man! The next spring I went to the state festival and only got straight excellents, which was bullshit.

The only reason I'm bringing this up because I've spent a couple hours a day over the last week writing an installation manual and a user's guide for a new product we have coming out at work. Not glamourous work by any stretch of the imagination. I keep thinking to mysefl "Fuck - I gotg straight superiors at the District X Thespian Festival" and here I am writing a bloody instruction manual. Damnit."

Anyway - I won't be on the NY Times Bestseller's List with these manuals, but at least I'm technically published. Hooray!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

This is where the BlackBerry 9000 series comes from. Probably.

My BlackBerry Curve is making out with an iPhone.

Even though we're in the 21st century, this kind of inter-manufacturer relationship can still make people stop and stare - and then puke. Seriously devices, get a room - and yes, I know my kitchen technically is a room - that's not the point. No one wants to see you doing what you're doing. Also, even though you both have 2 mega pixel cameras, that does not mean you need to take photos of your private time activities and post them directly to Facebook. I wish I had of bought a skin for my Curve now, because lord knows where that iPhone has been. Maybe there's some Purel lying around somewhere.

How long do you batteries last for anyways? "That's what she said!".

STOP THAT!!

I don't care, BlackBerry Curve, if you do have the Facebook application loaded - no one (other than maybe some deranged Apple/RIM fanboys) want to see you necking. You both disgust me. Have you no shame? And iPhone - stop playing tracks off your "In The Mood" playlist. You are ruining Michael Buble for me.

Friday, April 18, 2008

This is Sports Center

For your Friday viewing pleasure, this is SPORTS CENTER!











Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Having Arrived

I have arrived. Today, as I pulled into my driveway, my status as homeowner transcended from "I have a house where I've only hung four photos" to "Homeowner who orders giant bag of soil". Yes, I have a giant bag of soil in my driveway - courtesy of the fine folks at Greenhorizons. Just as a side note - their website is http://www.justsodit.com/. How awesome is that?

Anyway - now that I have a giant bag of soil, my neighbours know that I'm serious about putting some flowers in the flower beds. I might even buy some grass seed. Who knows? Maybe I'm planning on growing corn. I've always wanted to brew my own beer, so I could grow my own hops (where does one acquire hop seeds) and then brew some cerveza mas fina in my garage.

The sky's the limit when you have a giant bag of soil.

I cannot contain my excitement over this. My wife doesn't understand - to her it is just a bag of soil. To me, it is a statement. What that statement is, well, I have no idea.

It is so heavy, I cannot pull it from its current resting place in front of the garage. Thank goodness the garage is so full of shit that I'd never have a hoping chance in hell of actually getting a car in there. Yet another side note, I left three bags of leaves and two bags of grass clippings in the garage over the winter and the squirrels of the Squirrel Empire decided to eat or steal the bags. Now there are just three mounds of leaves and two mounds of grass clippings. I'm wondering how long I can get away without actually re-bagging them? Is there a by-law for this?

Wait, I'm losing focus - I need to get back to the giant bag of soil. Looking at the bag of soil, I can kind of understand what the monkeys in "2001 - A Space Odyssey" felt like when the monolith first appeared. They turned bones into tools and I'm going to turn that giant bag of soil into some flowers, corn, tomatos, jalapeno peppers, and a pumpkin. Watch out farmers of Ontario - there's a new kid in town.

I hope my Dell XPS 420 doesn't try to push my out an airlock.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

...By The Pale Moon Light

A new post on Brew Blog is saying that our friends at Molson Coors are planning on releasing a new member to their "Blue Moon" line - a pale ale named appropriately enought - "Pale Moon". If you look at the label, you'll see that like it's big brother, Pale Moon is brewed in Toronto, Canada - about a 50 minute drive up the 401 from where I live.
Blue Moon, as I've ranted before, is only available in the states. In Canda, Rickards (which is part of Moslon Coors) sells a brew named "Rickards White" - which is identical in every flavour and colour to blue moon - even down to the fact you serve it with an orange slice.
I did write an angry (but sometimes comedic) letter to Molson asking why we couldn't get Blue Moon here. Maybe Rickards White was their answer to it. Now with Pale Moon - I'm starting to wonder if this renamed brand synergy is heading the opposite way. Rickards has other brews here - including Rickards Pale. Only a taste test will prove it - but I'm willing to bet that they're pretty similar.
I'm not complaining - I've got my Belgium style wheat beer and the States will get what is an amazingly good pale ale - all sides win! Still - why can't we get "Winter Moon" here?

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Breakfast was the never the same

Rest in peace Herb Peterson.

You made our breakfasts better and our hangovers less severe.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Another Concrete Turtle Accident

I have to admit something. Even though I make frequent references to having "stream of consciousness" episodes like those in James Joyce's "Ulysses", I've never actually read the book. I barely got through the first paragraph of it's wikipedia entry. This makes me a horrible person on multiple levels - first and foremost that it makes me a literary poser.

That being said - I had the most wicked stream of consciousness conversation today. The topic started with the weather and meandered through fixing the bathroom door at work, why a co-worker has so many Polish chocolates, how and when our company recognizes revenue on software sales, the series finale of Jericho, broken XBOX 360s, how awesome Resident Evil 4 on the Wii is, and finally to how many grams are in a pound.

How many grams are in a pound? Well, according to Google it is 453.59237, which is 15.9 oz if you're counting. One of my fellow Americans in Canada was wondering because he was having difficulty ordering deli meat and cheese. Seriously.

My spiritual advisor Michal taught me the easiest way for us backwards imperial measurment using Americans to understand the metric system - just thing of it in terms of things you know - NEVER try to convert them. For example, instead of trying to figure out was 15C converts to - just go outside when it is 15C and then that is what it feels like. Keep doing that and you'll quickly understand the difference between 20C and 30C and that -15C is fucking freezing.

The same goes for cold cuts. I went to the deli and ordered 500 grams of rare roast beef and bought eight whole wheat buns. I proceeded to make sandwiches for lunch and then figured out that a whole wheat bun requires 100 grams of deli meat to make a decent sandwich. This conclusion was reached because I had three whole wheat buns left. A regular loaf of bread requires 50 grams of deli meat - so now, depending on my bakery purchase, I know how many grams of deli meat to purchase. Problem solved - I'm now a proud metric system user. Hooooray Canada once again!

Can anyone believe Penn got voted off "Dancing With The Stars"? Poor professional dancer Kim is never going to win the trophy.

Links of interest

Friday, March 21, 2008

Better late than never


Picture 382
Originally uploaded by bmsox622
Bryan finally decided to post pictures from LAST year's Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. The pictures are from the night we went to the Concordia Club.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Do the test

My friend Heather forwarded this - do the test.

Friday, March 14, 2008

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Nebraska

My brother sent me a link to "Stuff White People Like". Don't let the name freak you out - it is a satirical blog poking fun at mainstream (white) culture. Sadly, I know a lot of people many of the entries could apply to - myself included. For instance -

I kind of hate myself a little after reading some of these. Oh well. I was able to cheer up when I took a stroll through this Flickr set of tacos. There are two things in the world that can completely turn my frown upside down - puppies and tacos.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I don't like that blue dude.

Having been raised in the economic powerhouse that is the U.S., I was always of the opinion that people are more happy when they have more things to choose from. Take a walk down any isle in your local supermarket and you can find more than fifty different types of cereals. Personally, if it is not Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch or some type of bran flake (hooray regularity), then I'm not interested - this is off topic though.

What I've come to believe, and what many researchers have written lately, is that choice doesn't always equal happiness. It took my almost a week to pick out my new Dell XPS 420 - and I wasn't happy doing it. Too many choices. It makes you appreciate Apple's product line up - three laptop models, two desktop models - done. I'm not considering the accessory and add-on product market - that is rat king of over thinking what you need to make your iPod listening experience better. Shit, I have three pairs of headsets for my iPod now. That could qualify me as a major asshole - if it wasn't for the fact I really like myself. Good Alex. (pets self on back)

I'm not some Communist (shhhh) who thinks everyone should wear size 9 shoes. My point is that with all this choice comes the tedium of picking something, the post cognitivie dissonance of regretting that choice and then tons and tons of waste created by the design, production, transportation and sale of the products that in the end, you probably didn't need in the first place. My advertising professor in college said "...advertising is the art of convincing you to buy something you don't want and can't afford in order to impress someone you don't care about." Apple - Do I really need to buy my wife a pink iPod nano? The answer is no - mainly because she hates pink. I don't believe in not purchasing anything - there's wackos out there who buy used underware at thrift stores to prove how anti-consumerist they are. That is nuts. We need consumerism - it is the backbone of our economy. I'm just living by buying what I need (oooooh 52" plasma) and what I can afford (oooooh need to save for vacation and not buy aforementioned television).

Review - Bud Light Chelada
Speaking of choices - this morning, I shared a can of Anheuser-Busch's "Chelada" beverage with my buddy Hranka. This 24 ounce can contains a mixture of Bud Light, Clamato (the core ingrediant in the national drink of Canada - the Caeser), salt and lime. Apparently, this is a popular beverage mixture in Mexico. I've never been to Mexico - so I can't verify this. It's popular enough in Florida to get shelf space in the Publix near my parent's house, so I decided to bring a can back to Waterloo for a taste test. Now to be fair, I've only recently started drinking caesers and Clamato, to say the least, is an aquired taste. This being said - the Bud Light Chelada is not as bad as you think it would be. The first taste is Clamato and Bud Light - with a Seven-Up, fizzy after taste. I would drink it again if offered, but for now I'll stick the straight up normal caeser.

Monday, February 04, 2008

I'm sure it happens to everyone

"What does this win mean...." has become my primary creative outlet over the last year. Even though I grew up surrounded by artists and creative people, I would never call myself an artist - unless I wanted to be pretentious - which can be more often than not. Still, as most humas do, I feel an urge to express my inner thoughts and feelings in a medium other than Microsoft PowerPoint.


Unfortunately, I've always felt that my entries here were shallow and pedestrian. Today, that point was confirmed by some Slovenian girl named Tina Puksic who described my blog as follows -

"This one is totally pop, mainstream, part of the herd….but he manages to be very interesting at times.


The silver lining to this is that my blog was listed as one of her "Favorite Expat Blogs". I did like the part about "...manages to be very interesting at times..." also. This is the kind of feedback I've been yearning for. The typical feedback I've been getting (all from my mom and the odd co-worked) has been that they really like my blog.


I appreciate it, but really - what is it that makes "you" like it? It can't be the multiple posts on how some cereals here are different. Most of the readers (that I know about) comment that they like to see how an American views life in Canada. I've never really made a decision on if that was the main topic for this thing. KatieAlender.com covers sewing and writing, ChrisDiclerico.com covered life as a web designer in Dubai. What does "What Does This Win Mean...." cover?

The other day, my mom asked me where "What Does This Win Mean..." come from? It is a sound clip that Neil Rogers plays on his WQAM show in Miami of a Hank Goldberg and Bryan Cox interview. There's special meaning in the clip for me is Bryan Cox's reply to Hank's question - "What does this win mean to the team?". Cox responds "..it means we can take our heads out of our asses and start playing football the way we're capable of playing..." This isn't a football, or even a sports reference for me. This is an affirmation that if we all could take our collective heads out of our collective asses (myself included) that we could accomplish anything.




Thursday, January 31, 2008

Did P. Diddy Buy All the Cristal in Arizona?

[Picture a training montage]

My mom is in training for a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training event at the San Diego Marathon this June. The goal is to raise money for research to fight leukemia and other blood cancers. My dad is has gone two rounds with non-hodgkind lymphoma. For those who know my dad, if he's going to let anything kill him - it wouldn't be cancer. More than likely it will involve some sort of Marxist revolution. Who knows? Anyway - for more information (and hopefully you'd like to make a donation), please check out the event page.


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tried a tactic that never worked

I'm not a basketball fan. Never have been. Maybe it is because I can't dribble and I'm bitter about it. Who knows? I'm not a psychologist. I'm not Dr. Phil. The part about basketball that I really don't like is that the playoffs seem to take about eight months to complete. That is way longer than any process to decided the two finalists should take. This is very similar to the presidential primaries. Holy shit, will November ever get here quick enough.

Yesterday was Florida's primaries. I voted. I voted absentee a couple weeks ago - it was just a oddity that I was actually in Florida for the election. I'm technically a Floridian still - at least for voting purposes. To be even more specific, I'm a absentee resident of Palm Beach County (hooray hanging chads) - so that groups me in with the worst voters in the United States. So I absentee voted for Obama. Hillary won. It doesn't count anyways because Florida jumped the primary line and the national party won't count the delegate's votes. It is stupid. Stupid, stupid, fucking stupid. I could have changed parties and voted for McCain, at least my vote would have counted.

Anyway. Here's a video of a ghost -


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tagged!

From my author friend Katie.....

1) Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews?

"How Stella Got Her Grove Back" - mainly because I know a girl who wrote her thesis on it and she divorced a friend of mine after six weeks of marriage. I'm Irish - we wrote the book on grudges.

2) If you could bring three characters to life for a social event (afternoon tea, a night of clubbing, perhaps a world cruise), who would they be and what would the event be?

Ok - here are the three characters I'd bring to life for a night of wings and beer at Morty's Pub in Waterloo: Hermonine Granger from "Harry Potter", Jose Arcadio from "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and Raskolnikov from "Crime and Punishment". I think Arcadio would stick us with the bill.

3) (Borrowing shamelessly from the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde): you are told you can’t die until you read the most boring novel on the planet. While this immortality is great for awhile, eventually you realise it’s past time to die. Which book would you expect to get you a nice grave? Any book by Pat Buchanan.

4) Come on, we’ve all been there. Which book have you pretended, or at least hinted, that you’ve read, when in fact you’ve been nowhere near it?

Ayn Rand's 'The Fountainhead'. I've been after trying to finish it since 1992.

5) You’re interviewing for the post of Official Book Advisor to some VIP (who’s not a big reader). What’s the first book you’d recommend and why? (If you feel like you’d have to know the person, go ahead and personalise the VIP).

I would recommend reading "Chuck Klosterman IV". It is all about being (or knowing who is) advanced.

6) A good fairy comes and grants you one wish: you will have perfect reading comprehension in the foreign language of your choice. Which language do you go with?

I agree with Katie - Latin all the way.

7) A mischievous fairy comes and says that you must choose one book that you will reread once a year for the rest of your life (you can read other books as well). Which book would you pick?

The Phantom Toll Booth. That book still freaks me out.

8) I know that the book blogging community, and its various challenges, have pushed my reading borders. What’s one bookish thing you ‘discovered’ from book blogging (maybe a new genre, or author, or new appreciation for cover art-anything)? 

I discovered the awesome writing power of Katie Schmidt. Althought I already knew she was awesome and I have letters written by her that I'm waiting to sell on Ebay once her book hits the top of the NY Times best sellers list.

9) That good fairy is back for one final visit. Now, she’s granting you your dream library! Describe it. I'd like a library with one of those ladders that has wheels and you can move it along the shelves to find that one specific volume that solves a crime.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly

I'm starting to mess around with Visual Studio 2008 Express and the .NET Framework 3.5 at home. Really, I should kick my own ass for saying that's what I do at home. Geek. Geek. Anyway - Microsoft gives you an option of downloading an ISO image and burning a DVD of all the installers - and I've got a working DVD writer now, so I figured it was time to head on down to FutureShop and buy some blank DVDs.

For those of you in the lower 48, FutureShop is a Canadian electronics store chain - similar to BestBuy. BestBuy actually owns FutureShop - so their sales are always the same and there's really not much competition going on. There are no Circuit Citys (Cities?) here - just "The Source by Circuit City" - which used to be Radio Shacks.

So I'm there at FutureShop, looking at blank DVD-R's. I see a 25 pack of Memorex DVDs for $21.99. Two rows down - there is a 50 pack of the same Memorex DVDs for $19.99. 25 more DVDs for $2 less. I am bad at math, but I know something isn't adding up here. At the same time, a FutureShop associate was stocking some nearby shelves. I got her attention and asked about the difference in price and if there was something different between the DVDs that couldn't be seen with the naked eye.

"No, they're the same - that's just the sale price on the 50 pack." she responded.

I was still confused. "I'm not trying to start trouble or anything, but wouldn't it make sense to put the 25 pack on sale also. Who is going to buy the 25 packs if they cost more than the 50 packs?"

Now she was confused. "Well," as she thought for a couple minutes ", this is just the way they do it - it's the sale price. It's a good deal."

Yes, it is a good deal - and like anyone who passed college algebra (after three tries), I bought the 50 pack. Still - I'd like to know why. It doesn't make sense to me and it's been three days and I still can't get the thought out of my head.

Off to hopefully cleanse the thought from my psyche - for now, here is - Where are they now - stars of WKRP.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Something else, also terrible

New footage of the Cloverfield monster!

I don't care what Bryan says - "One Crazy Summer" is far superior to "Better Off Dead".

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hell, I like you.

It has been almost two weeks since I started using my new Dell with Microsoft Vista Premium. In the two weeks, I have had four system halts (for lack of a better explanation - the system just stopped working) and two blue screens of death. Now, to be fair - I've been trying to do a large amount of different tasks at once. I've had Media Center open, I've been importing a clip from a VCR and I've tried playing around with the Windows SideShow LCD on the case all at the same time - and well, I recommend not doing that.

Tonight, at the request of Quack, Pat, and Lenker - I learned how to import video into this thing. The first clip is a "bump" ad we made for Fazoli's. They really didn't like it and we lost their advertising contract after we aired this.






The second clip is the opening to "17 News" - the once a week news magazine we produced in college. Well, I produced it. Pat hosted it. Lenker and Quack prank called the studio.



I'll work on finding some more classic clips. There's a tape of that preacher here too. If only I had the tape of the homecoming parade or the dating show.

The XPS itself is a great machine - but I can't help feeling that it is crippled by Vista. The overhead involved with the Aero interface and the constant "System Needs Your Attention" messages really seem to bog down the overall flow of what should be an amazingly powerful beast of a machine.

I was tempted to downgrade to XP. The disc is sitting right behind me on the bookshelf between "Naked" by David Sedaris and a copy of "The Wedding MC Guide" that we never gave to the MC of our wedding.

I'm not going to do it. I'm going to stick with Vista and ride this thing out. Why? Maybe I'm into some form of Microsoft S&M? All I need to remember is - the safe word is "XP".

[Update] - Completely forgot that today is my fourth year anniversary of moving to Canada. Happy anniversary to me!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

F**king Vista Isn't That Bad

I'm a computer geek. People know this. What people might not know is that I'm also a raving luddite. This is the reason that I've eeked along with my Dell Dimension 4100 for the last seven years.

Unfortunately it recently stopped turning on, so I was forced to go to Dell and buy a new computer. "Forced" might be a strong word. We use Dell at work and their products have always been good to me, even when I have spilled a beer on them or dropped them. That being said, I decided to purchase a Dell XPS 420, which so far is an amazing (yet soul-less) machine.

Unfortunately, it came preinstalled with Windows Vista.

But why should that be unfortunate? Sure, I've only been using Vista for a day and half, but it really isn't that bad. I'm typing this, watching "Family Guy" on TV Tropolis using Windows Media Centre (I'm in Canada, it is 'Centre' here) and copying a shit load of photos from a portable drive. I think Adobe Photoshop Elements is running too.

Yes. It is running. I better go catch it.

So back to this Vista bashing. I might eat my words, but I want to give it a chance. I've read a lot on the interweb about it, and I've yet to find a positive review of it - other than from Microsoft. Maybe it will suck and I'll just load Windows XP. Then I'll have to load drivers and I'll be in this cold office all weekend instead of cleaning out the garage. Hmmmmm.....maybe this is a good weekend to load Windows XP after all.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Your mom goes to college

I like seeing people get upset at technology - mainly because I'm a wanna-be luddite.



Go David Lynch!

"..this table is made of formica..." I still have no fucking idea what happened in Fire Walk With Me.