Oh my. →
Rep. Vic Snyder.
I recently sent my congressman, Vic Snyder, an e-mail that voiced my concern on a house resolution dealing with the protection of endangered Alaskan wolves. I got the auto-reply, of course. That’s all I expected to hear from him. And then today I got a written response, if not from him, at least from his office. It told me exactly where the resolution was and what the next steps were for it....
Barack's Family Tree.
This is an interesting photo collection of Barack Obama’s family tree. His life kind of seems scattered to me. Maybe that’s because everything I’ve really ever known was right here in Central Arkansas.
I'm ready for football.
Thanks to Nathan for this one. It’s good stuff. Could probably even be used in the classroom to teach metaphors.
I’ve done it every day this week. To the best of my knowledge, that’s the longest I’ve gone since April 2005.
E-mail at work today.
Before, Alltel had said we could wear jeans through Labor Day. I was thinking that I would not want to be the dude that sent out the e-mail telling people they couldn’t wear jeans any more after labor day. Turns out, nobody wanted to be that dude. From: CORP Corporate Communications Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2008 11:04 AM To: CORP Corporate Communications Subject: Dress Code Update...
Cool site. There are four Guy Choates in the U.S. Also of note, more than 99.9% of Americans named Guy are male. No shit. Thanks for the site, Laura.
She was in a state of obesity.
Obesity is the new insanity in the courtroom. See here.
Governor Barkley. I didn’t see this coming. Not to mention, I had no idea he had any Alabama ties.
I went to the dentist for the first time in about five years yesterday. I randomly picked the office from a list, but they were fantastic. The best place I’ve ever been. There was one thing that threw me off, though. After my cleaning and whatnot, the chick was like, “And stick out your tongue.” I did. She snagged it quick and pulled it to the right, then dug with her finger...
I do feel-good dog stories. →
It’s just after 5am. At 3.37am I got a text from the Obama campaign saying he’d chosen Joe Biden as his running mate. I’m too stoked to sleep. Thinking about this year’s debates makes me giddy.
Religion strikes again. →
“This is a very unusual incident. Normally, the crocodiles are very friendly and do not harm people.” Umkay.
It’s the end of an era. The old lady that lived behind my mom’s house since we moved there in 1990 died this week. Even though I didn’t know her very well at all, she filled a role in my life, and I’ll miss her. See her obit here.
Local loaded dude.
So, the NLR dude who bought the Honus Wagner card and owns the sports card shop in my neighborhood…The building his shop is in is now up for lease. I’d say he is probably in over his head, but I also found out he’s building an 18,000sq.ft. house across the lake from us. You gotta think a dude building a house that large is doing okay. (See my post from August 10th.)
I feel like I should’ve gotten in there to “help.”
See my August 11th post. →
I think I just got called a pimply 14-year-old.
I’m filling in for my mom at her tennis lesson this week. I’m going to say a 34% chance I pass out. UPDATE: I survived and enjoyed my time on the court.
The fire alarm went off today at work around 2.15. We evacuated to the parking lot. The the head security guy came around and told everyone to settle in because this was going to take a while. About 78% of me thought we were going to go drink beers at the Buffalo Grill. We didn’t. Back to work at 3.10.
Nothing like a little hometown controversy to shake things up. Janice used to be my youth director.
Scattered, Smothered and Hitched.
Seriously, there’s something I admire about them doing this. At first I thought it had to be a joke, but it’s on a legitimate newspaper’s Web site in Georgia.
People are stupid.
The Google Maps car was driving through Sherwood at the right time. Thanks for this one Arkansas Blog/Dave. Crazy.
With the exception of women, there is nothing on earth so agreeable or necessary...– Edward Jesse, Anecdote of Dogs, a man who obviously has never met Jenny at 5.45am.
Now we’re watching Weeds, after a strong recommendation from Daniel and Jessica. I’m going to say the show has made a lot of middle-classers consider a life of drug dealing. It’s only a matter of time before pot is socially acceptable enough to legalize.
Ashley and I tried to get into the HBO series Carnivale, but after four episodes, Ash wasn’t into it. I abandoned it after six.
Blockbuster Total Access. →
I’ve been doing Blockbuster Total Access for five months now and it’s been great. But today I noticed I’ve gotten 51 movies through the mail, which means I’ve paid an average of $2.33 a movie since the get go. But, I’ve also been able to trade in up to five movies a month at the store, which isn’t included in the 51, so I’ve probably paid more like $2 a...
Tecmo Super Bowl. →
According to this dude, there is only one player remaining from Tecmo Super Bowl that is still active. Jeff Feagles is on the roster for the New York Giants as a punter.