plugging the big boys

Wendy’s chili is awesome stuff. If you’ve never tried it, go out sometime and do so. It goes well with their chicken nuggets. If you’re not squeamish about your foods touching, dunk a nugget all the way under and fish it out with your spoon.

get ready to rumble

I have come into a pair of tickets to a Utah Jazz game, on February 19th vs. the Golden State Warriors. Sporting events are not something that suits us, so we’d like to know if anyone would like to buy them, or knows someone who would. This would let us have a nice dinner date… Continue reading get ready to rumble

chicago style fortune

From the Lan Dee Restaurant and Lounge in Lisle, Illinois: You are soon going to change your present line of work.

fortune cookie

Not sure which day I got this cookie: You would prosper in the field of wacky inventions.

rose-colored lenses

Here’s the prescription for my eyeballs: OD: -4.50 x -1.00 x 174 OS: -3.50 x -1.00 x 178

hold the newsreader’s nose squarely, waiter, or friendly milk will countermand my trousers

I have noticed that every person who achieves any kind of fame in the entertainment industry is distinctive in some way. Think about any successful actor, and you’ll realize that there is something, and often more than one something, about them that is unique to them. It seems that the more successful they are, the… Continue reading hold the newsreader’s nose squarely, waiter, or friendly milk will countermand my trousers

eubank’s white coat

Does a really small hail-like substance mixed with rain count as the first snowstorm of the year?

an observation

Have you ever noticed that organizations that thrive on membership no longer reward you for being a loyal long-term customer? It’s all about new signups. First month free. New phone with new account. Half price video rentals for the first month. Once you’re a customer and they have your demographic information for their database, they… Continue reading an observation

broke my ears

Hotel fire alarms are very loud. It’s half past midnight central time, and I just spent about ten minutes standing outside with three fire trucks and a whole lot of other guests. We have been let back in the building, but I am waiting for the elevator madness to end before I go back up… Continue reading broke my ears

spam in real life

As I tap this out on my cell phone (the one named after a fruit), I am in a car on my way into Chicago for dinner and drinks. Don’t worry, I am not the one driving. I just heard a commercial on the radio for a male enhancement cream. I didn’t know spammers could… Continue reading spam in real life

engrish

At work we received two messages from a customer of ours in Spain early this morning. I have removed the actual phone numbers from the two paragraphs quoted below. There was more to the first message, but it was just a list of alternate phone numbers. Si a lo largo del día de hoy tuvieran… Continue reading engrish

better late than never

Last month (July 12-15) we had what might be our final campout for the summer. It was a group campsite, which we shared with several friends and their families. This included my friend Nat and his wife Erin, our friends Joe and Kathleen, Kathy’s brother David, plus my ex-wife and her new husband. As usual… Continue reading better late than never

no ship that’s not crewed by the damned and captained by a man so evil that hell itself spat him back out could possibly have black sails, therefore couldn’t possibly be any other ship than the black pearl

A thought occurred to me today. What if you wanted to ship something to someone that doesn’t want you to know where they live? Let’s say they are paranoid enough that they don’t even want you to know what state they are in. Escrow services have existed for a very long time for financial transactions,… Continue reading no ship that’s not crewed by the damned and captained by a man so evil that hell itself spat him back out could possibly have black sails, therefore couldn’t possibly be any other ship than the black pearl

exciting development

I’m going to link to the slashdot post here instead of the actual article, because news articles have a bad habit of disappearing. clicky here The last paragraph: The researchers say if it all goes well, that it’s possible that antigen-specific DNA vaccines could one day be developed for treatment of related diseases, such as… Continue reading exciting development

bonum commune communitatis

The title above comes from Hot Fuzz. Having (and forgetting most of) an extensive education in the Latin language makes me pay attention whenever someone starts spouting it. While doing a little poking around trying to make sure I had it all spelled right, I came across something written by a man named Mortimer J.… Continue reading bonum commune communitatis

for the greater good

On Wednesday of last week, Kathy and I attended a neighborhood watch meeting. We learned recently that our neighborhood has the second highest crime rate in all of South Jordan. That’s interesting to me, because I’ve only seen the police in the neighborhood about four or five times in the four years we’ve lived here.… Continue reading for the greater good