June 27, 2008

I Just Realized

Apparently, the migration script Pixy used to move Rocket Jones over to Minx from Movable Type removed some punctuation. 

Honest, I do know what an apostrophe is!

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June 24, 2008

From a forum I frequent:

Some people hear voices in their heads.
Writers take dictation.

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June 21, 2008

Two Out, Man on Third, Bottom of the Ninth...

Pitcher throws a wild pitch that's only partially blocked by the catcher.  Ball goes almost to the backstop and the man on third breaks for home.  Pitcher covers the plate, catcher slides on his knees, spins and throws.  Ball, pitcher and runner arrive simultaneously.  Slide, plate blocked, pitcher tags, falls...

Out.  Game over.  Our guys win.

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June 17, 2008

And...

Behold the lovely ampersand.

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June 16, 2008

Cue World's Smallest Violin

On a forum I frequent, someone started a thread about how bad things are with the economy in the tank.  Why, the poor dear even noticed that there were less people at the oil-change place when he took his car in to be serviced!

Asshat.

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The Spam, It Gets Tiresome

Just sayin'.

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June 14, 2008

I'm Probably Not Welcome There Anymore

Daughter Robyn and husband Henry are in town for the weekend for a family occasion.  Tonight they wanted to go to IKEA. 

Part of the fun of IKEA is the Swedish names that the designers give everything.  I assume they're real Swedish and not just made-up pseudo-English, although some of the smaller items seem kinda contrived.  Myself, I love to go through and make up my own names.

In the kid's furniture section I loudly announced that this particular series was call "Preestbate", and was my favorite until I saw "Shakmee".

I got plenty of dirty looks, and a few snickers hidden behind hands.

Fookemm.

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June 09, 2008

Life is Too Short to Use Cheap Paper

So now you've gotten your hands on a Fisher Space Pen or Pilot G-2, right?  That's only half the battle, because it's not just what you write with, it's what you write *on*.

My favorite paper for everyday use is Hewlett-Packard 32# Premium Choice Laserjet paper.  Yep, 32 pound, compared to that shitty 20# recycled crap you snag from the copier room.  It's smoooooooth and heavy enough to be noticed.  Bright white too, although I prefer a cream or off-white paper.

You can get this stuff at Office Depot and places like that.  I recently saw half-reams on sale for $4.00, and when it rang up for $3.00 I went back for more.  Normal price is about $17.00 a ream, which sounds like a lot until you remember that this is 500 sheets of quality writing paper.  I suppose you could feed it through your printer or copier too.  If you insist.

The HP 28# paper is almost as good.  Almost.

Here's another goody for you, because I'm a nice guy.  If you go to the website for the Mohawk Paper Company, you can order free samples.  Five sheets of up to five different types of paper, including Strathmore!  Did I mention free?  As in nada, zip, zilch.  Not even postage due.  It's not a one-time offer either, you can go back later for more (not the same day though ya oinker).  I ordered a swatchbook from them and it's chock full of interesting and excellent papers.  It's free dammit.  Go try some and see what I'm talking about.

Oh, they're big-time green too, which is a great thing.

Pamper yourself in little ways, that's part of what Lifetoys is about.

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The Bestest Cheap Pen You Can Buy

Seriously, try the Pilot G-2 and see if it doesn't make your ballpoint feel like you're scratching wood with a rusty nail.

They're about a buck each at any office supply store or the stationery aisle of your favorite mega-chain.  For that price, how could you *not* try one?

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That's Not Supposed To Happen

Gettin' hammered with spam here on the new Minx platform.  It's easier to delete than on Movable Type, so between that and the Dalai Llama, I've got that going for me.

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June 04, 2008

How to Ask Questions the Smart Way

Worth reading, especially if you've ever visited a user forum looking for help.

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Cloning Hair as a Cure for Baldness

So now they can clone one's own hair in order to cure baldness.  Why stop there?  I predict that in the near future, you'll notice more werewolves attending Halloween parties.

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