Archives for: July 2009

Housework report

July 18th, 2009
So, with 18 tasks lined up for the final week of non-workdom, how did I do? Well, the results aren't bad: 14 of the 18 tasks are done, 2 more are half-done, and I added a few more to the list. For example, "research ceiling storage options for the g… more »

It's a joke, right?

July 15th, 2009
Sometimes, you see something and you just cannot believe that it's not a joke. You keep watching, because you're certain that there's a punchline coming. For example, this commercial, for a "limited edition Michael Jackson lithograph." It starts off… more »

Resume oddness

July 14th, 2009
Actually, it's a oddness. Here's the story: I received a box of paperwork (and swag!) for the new job. I spent a chunk of time this morning filling out various forms, and then decided that I should probably shut down the automatic job se… more »

Yet another unexplained thing about my house

July 8th, 2009
Last night, I noticed that the outlets in the upstairs bathrooms weren't working. "Ah," I thought, "We must have tripped a circuit breaker!" Except that the lights and fans worked, so that didn't seem likely. But, lacking any better explanat… more »

Things that should not be

July 2nd, 2009
Universal has won a four-studio bidding war to pick up the film rights to the classic Atari video game "Asteroids." There are so many things wrong with that sentence. Four studios, in a bidding war, for Asteroids? The game where you spin, shoot,… more »