Monthly Archives: November 2011

A trip to the mall.

Read any of my blog posts, here or on my other blog, and you might quickly realize that I am basically a walking contradiction. Things like being a technophobic technophile and a safety seeking risk taker. In a nutshell I am a complicated guy who thrives on simplicity. That said, I went to the mall ... Read More

Out of my way!!!

It is amazing how sometimes even the most benign people suddenly grow fangs and sharp claws as soon as they get behind the wheel of a car. I have lived in several parts of the country, and everywhere people have their views of where the worst a most aggressive drivers come from, but my personal ... Read More

Santa moved!

Seeing as the scariest day of the year is approaching, which ironically is supposedly the true start of the giving season, I though it was a good time to share this little anecdote. That and I ran out of other ideas! Face it only the bravest, or most desperate souls actually leave the house on Black ... Read More

Mutant Ninja Squirrels!

It seems there is a rival clan of ninjas in town! They boldly invaded our territory without even bothering to use stealth techniques. They did their dastardly deeds right in front of Lucky, as if offering a challenge. Lucky, master ninja that she is, just placidly looked on, not rising to the bait. But these ninjas seem to have mad skill. ... Read More

Surprise package?

I received the following email this morning: From: xxxxxxxxxxx Subject:  Re: Puppy Adopt… Date: November 20, 2011 12:58:43 AM EST Reply-To: I have both male and female Bulldogs and i live in East McKeesport, PA. with the puppies.I am selling them $650 each including shipping fee. All their papers are current and shots are up to ... Read More

I didn’t eat a live Ostrich

I eat out a lot. Granted these days with my lack of transportation and income, I don’t do it nearly as much as I sometimes manage, but I still make it out once in a while. Don’t get me wrong. I actually like to cook. But there is something rather disheartening in putting effort into making something good, only to have ... Read More

I can Doo it!

I often have thought that I should start my own business. But every business has to have a product of some sort, even if the product is just a service. And I have yet to come up with a product that I love enough, or that is unique enough to make me think: "Yes! That is what ... Read More

Really. It is SO much easier online!

I have to admit I feel a little guilty for finding Verizon Online Support such an constant target for ridicule. Unfortunately they make it far too easy. Truth be told the whole concept of Online Support is so far a failed endeavor for most business I have had dealings with. Or maybe it is just personal incompetence. ... Read More


I was going to write a biting yet hilarious post about the silliness of the whole Daylight Savings Time phenomenon. Well as biting ands hilarious as I can manage any way, which is debatable. The post was going to be called "Maybe if I were a cow …" and was going to point out that ... Read More

Smoke wins again!

I like to think I am a pretty smart guy. I like to think I "get" people. I like to think that I am filled with understanding about what makes people tick; what motivates them to do whatever it is they do. Like I said I like to think that. Unfortunately I couldn’t be more ... Read More