Archive for March, 2006

All thumbs

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Funniest movie review I've read in a long while came from William Gibson's blog today: Just back from V FOR VENDETTA. More thumbs up than a Chernobyl pianist. Superb. Splendid. Heartening. Go see. Works for me; I'm there, dude!

Don’t bother sending subscription cards to them.

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Kathryn was browsing magazines at Barnes and Noble tonight. As she reached to shelve a magazine she said "pardon me" to an old man that was also browsing magazines. The old man said to her, "Do you ever wonder if there are any groups that have NO magazines?" ...

Hurricane Iris keeps on blowin’

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

The toddler adventures continue. Iris was enjoying a fine slice of deli ham, and her nose started to run, as it had been pretty much all day. Sitting in another room, I hear Kathryn in the kitchen saying "Iris, wipe your nose. Iris, wipe your nose!" ...

The self-cleaning ecosystem

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Our after-dinner treat tonight was discovering that Iris had left a massive turd on the dining room floor. Our response: Step 1: Take Iris to the bathroom to get her cleaned up. Step 2: Go back to the dining room to take the turd off the.. hey, the turd's gone, and ...

The Wintergreen Ice Monster

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Behold, the vaguely Cthulhu-esque monstrosity, entombed in ice near one of the snowmaking nozzles at Wintergreen Ski Resort, witnessed during an excursion there with Chris and Steve this past Wednesday:

Kathryn’s birthday dinner

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

To celebrate Kathryn's birthday, I whipped up an international plethora tonight: Greek salad + egg curry + carrot cake with cream cheese icing + Moscato d'Asti + mochi ice cream = Crazy Delicious! It was a yuppie food orgy. Bring me my cornucopia of earthly delights. YUMMM!!! It was kind of ...

Why can’t our signs be this poetic?

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

I'd be more compelled to comply with U.S. signage if they were this pleasant to read! Imagine: haiku speed limit signs. Road safety unfurls like the beautiful lotus petals.

What not to put on your resume

Friday, March 10th, 2006

Funny resume/interview stories that Josh found on TotalFark a while back: This guy's a team player: I was going to post snippits from resumes I've recieved, but I decided against it. The best I've ever gotten: Burger King * Ringing register * Flipping burgers * Doing what my manager told me to do And I'm not ...

Jon figures out the secret of government contracting

Friday, March 10th, 2006

Jon: So what does EAGLE really stand for? Dave: I'm having trouble googling for it... Dave: it's a big Department of Homeland Security-wide IT contract, methinks. Jon: Extremely Agile Gubmint Looting Exercise

Ctrl-Alt-BURN

Friday, March 10th, 2006

That look is Bill Gates' reaction to a hilarious dig by the inventor of control-alt-delete, who at a gathering at the twentieth anniversary of the IBM PC said this: I may have invented control-alt-delete, but Bill (Gates) made it famous. Here is a great video of this moment.