I’ve learned through trials and tribulations that the laptop is nothing more than a device that says to you how very busy and important I am. While it is portable and brings joy to millions of users around the world, the advent of the portable electronic notebook computer is frequently a giant stop sign to those around me. It says, “Oh look, E.J. is writing again. I should leave him alone.” If I actually have time to do it, I can pull up a spreadsheet and appear to be doing a bunch of work that I’m ...
I sat here reflecting on the year just passed and realizing how much went on that I never bargained for. I went from no job to small job to big job to great job, from heartbreak to heart felt, from a single voice to thousands, from no connection to anything to a connection with so many. This was the year I decided I didn’t care what anyone thought about me anymore. I decided to go ahead and take the plunge with everything that has gone on in my life, to suck the marrow out of it ...
This warmed my heart. Thanks for the link, Erik.
This Santa has just the ticket for cheer
Wed Dec 21, 8:33 AM ET
LONDON (Reuters) - A “Parking Ticket Santa Claus” has been spreading cash as well as Christmas cheer around the English city of Birmingham, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
The mystery Santa has placed Christmas cards containing 30 pounds ($53) on the windscreens of drivers who have received parking tickets, the Daily Telegraph said.
“Don’t let this ticket spoil your Christmas,” declares a note in each card. “Here’s #30 to pay it off. Merry Christmas - Parking Ticket Santa.”
Fourteen drivers are believed ...
I am constantly amazed at how people in my city talk about the “spirit of Christmas”, of “holiday cheer” and all that “peace on earth goodwill towards mankind” gobbledygook when, at the end of it, I have evidence they don’t even believe in it.
Should I really be so shocked that I drove to Sam’s Club yesterday on a work-related errand only to see the horns come popping out of people’s heads? The bloated, self-indulgent masses corpulating and posturing themselves as defenders of their sovereign right to the last item on the shelf or the parking space that ...
I got a message from DANGERDOOM today with this puzzling and slightly incomplete blind item inside of it –
HAVE YOU BEEN TO A STORE AND BEEN TOLD THEY WILL NOT SELL YOU A DANGERDOOM CD BECAUSE DISNEY IS PREVENTING THE SALE OF CDS?
THAT IS WHAT WE ARE HEARING. THE MOUSE IS TRYING TO STOP THE MOUSE IN THE MASK?!?!?!?!
Not exactly sure why that would be happening unless Disney is getting crazy about “the mouse” and any overt reference to its main mouse, Mickey. But what the eff does Mickey Mouse have to do with DANGERDOOM? Someone out there ...
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I wanted to write a short thank you to a couple of people who really went above and beyond this year in their holiday gift-giving. An anonymous donor (at least anonymous for now) purchased the HP Pavilion laptop I am currently typing this from for me. I am deeply grateful for this gift, and it is already being put to great use. It will be a gift that I will treasure for a long time to come, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Equally special and generous, was the gift from Bruce Garrett who ...
I just got through doing this deal because, like a bunch of you, I’m an idiot for playing poker online. This site called Your Poker Cash will bankroll you $50 when you sign up for a new, first-time players account at Party Poker.
Now, of course, they don’t just give you the money and let you cash it out. You have to take the money and play with it online at PartyPoker. However, if you build on your $50, you can do pretty good. They will let you cash out your winnings after you’ve played 500 ...
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