i track the value of my portfolio daily (because i don’t have enough to be bitter about already) and i’ve noticed a very interesting trend, my portfolio can rise in dollars a day but almost always drops in hundreds…
after returning home from seeing the dark night, natalie needed some schooling on two-face so i turned to the ever handy wikipedia. there is almost always something in wikipedia entries that makes me smile and this time i found it in the preamble ensuring i had landed on the right page:
this article is about the dc comics villain. for the nigerian musician, see 2face idibia. for the brazilian soap opera, see duas caras. for craniofacial duplication, see diprosopus.
you know i clicked on the craniofacial duplication link (right after duas caras of course)…
our attempt to teach our children to speak spanish by having in home, native spanish language child care since they were babies has been on so successful. both our children have great spanish comprehension but neither speak it much.
except logan has a collection of words like the following which she only knows in spanish:
in case it isn’t obvious, she knows these words in spanish because she has never, or seldom heard them in english…
i’m going to do you a favor today. instead of wasting time with my drivel, go read something worth while over at the field negro.
you can thank me later.
this is what you like to hear when your customer is commenting on your application’s diagnostic messages:
not quite that, but pleasantly rude nonetheless!”
i’m not impressed that someone is busy or important because they always have to cancel or reschedule meetings.
i’m disappointed they aren’t capable of the rather simple task of managing their calendar.
a professional photographer came to our apartment yesterday because the landlord is getting ready to rent the place after we leave. on his way out he said:
“i rather like your glasses. they quite suit you.”
i rather like the source and content of this remark and since my inbox isn’t overflowing with praise so i might as well echo the little bit i get myself.
last month the gym i belong to began a promotion and gave away two weeks free trial memberships. it was like january second in the u.s. when all the ‘lose weight’ resolution lemmings flock to the gym. well, we’re to the end of the promotion and just like the end of january the migratory lemmings have come and gone.
all gone but one that is. one incredibly large woman started coming during the promotion and long after her tribe came and went she has kept coming. she comes every day, works her tail off, turns a frightening array of colors, leaves and comes back the next day to do it again.
truth is, i’m highly motivated by this woman. she’s obviously pushing herself hard and according to the book i just finished, the hate directed at a fat person is nothing compared to the hate directed at a fat person exercising.
i’d really like to tell her that i think its awesome she has made the cut when everyone else washed out but unfortunately my most sincere compliments always come off insulting (just ask the relatively small group of people who still put up with me). so i’ll just give her props here and hope someone else closer to her recognizes all the efforts she’s putting in.
my gangster image might take a hit if i acknowledged how much of this book i could relate to. but then again, if you’ve read anything else on this site you already know my nerd cred exists in buckets where my gangster cred exists in a thimble. on the comforting side, wao won the 2008 pulitzer prize for fiction so my people are obviously now in control of pulitzer. from the author: he tried to give magic a chance, tried to put together a decent deck, but it just wasn’t his thing. lost everything to an eleven-year-old punk and found himself not really caring. first sign that his age was coming to a close. when the latest nerdery was no longer compelling, when you preferred the old to the new.
watch these videos in order, the first is from new zealand travel and business, the second is 100% truth.
100% pure new zeland
last night, and i couldn’t make this up, carolina made dinner from a recipe in a kids book about rationing in england during world war ii.
the verdict, you’d have to be starving to eat it.