i love the concept of freecycle.
i love that i was able to pass along a fully functional nineteen inch crt with a few clicks of a mouse instead of adding it to a landfill.
i’m undecided on how i feel about my first ‘customer’ pulling a pick up truck down my driveway sporting a confederate flag front plate and the slogan “heritage not hatred”.
a coworker brought in a movie and asked me to watch it but said i was not ever to divulge where the movie came from and if their identity was somehow compromised that i was not let anyone know they thought the movie was funny.
i’m about half way through ******* and i can completely understand their lending conditions now…
i think the story of the two kidnapped boys in missouri makes it clear that we should be leaving the arabs alone and instead profile 40+ year old, single, pizza store managers.
its amazing how many attempts are made daily at hacking my server. last week, an ironic entry showed up in the logfile that sums up what i think of it all:
Failed logins from:
184.108.40.206 (jerkface.org): 10 times
to appreciate the following you need to know that the first time i visited the captain’s house we enjoyed the echo of gunfire coming from the farm behind his house where his neighbor has set up a firing range.
me: i’m exhausted. we’ve had vomiting kids for the past two weeks
the captain: wow, sounds like a good time… if it makes you feel better
we’ve had a vomiting dog for a couple weeks now? plus we had the bonus of blood
me: do you let him inside?
the captain: ya, pretty much an inside dog
me: blood vomit can’t be good
the captain: ya, and pets aren’t on insurance so… i shoulda been a vet
me: get your neighbors to shoot him, problem solved
the captain: hell no, i’ve gotta get some kind of return on my investment
me: that was just my bitterness at losing the credit card challenge coming through
the captain: lol, very nice…
the captain: and the sleep deprivation i’m sure
the captain: so are you going to have your neighbors shoot your kids, problem solved…
three observations on the state of the union.
1) on the ridiculous argument we’re fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them over here being a success since we haven’t had any terrorist attacks in the united states. i think everyone who wishes us harm is pretty happy with the more than three thousand deaths and however many injuries have been inflicted upon us no matter where it occurs.
2) if this self proclaimed war time president, who has screwed up national intelligence and the war on terror beyond reason, turns his attention to domestic issues – we’re all doomed.
3) its become fashionable to interleave individual american’s stories in to national speeches but never before have i seen it done so poorly, all at once, in the end and with no connection to anything else that was said. was there a checkbox someone needed to mark that said – three feel good stories?
its probably a good thing that my much more sensitive wife was around when i started talking about all the fun that could be had commenting on the name change of the “american association on mental retardation” to the “american association on intellectual and developmental disabilities”…
we don’t practice corporal punishment in our house and as a result i’ve come to the conclusion that corporal punishment isn’t for the benefit of the child, its a necessary release for the parent.
i’m so anal i actually get satisfaction from peeling the last self adhesive stamp or address label from its wax paper backing because i can then throw the empty sheet away.
its ironic that cnn asks “why is our society so messed up” but then can’t stop playing the “mean girls” and “hold your wee for a wii” stories all day long.
i’m certainly glad we’re not involved in an intractable war oversees or something like that.
by the way, if you weren’t already disturbed by all the fixtures, furniture, comforters, blankets, pillows, sheets and carpet in a hotel room you should know that yesterday’s 3am vomiting spell began in a hotel and didn’t stop until 8am when we checked out.
i’d wager each of those surfaces to one degree or another fell victim to wrath of ethan’s upset stomach.
the past two vacations we’ve relaxed the rules on what ethan could eat. the past two vacations ethan has woken up at 3am vomiting. either we are going to have to maintain a regular diet or stop taking ethan on vacation…