Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Fourth Of July

I hope yours is as uneventful as possible. Enjoy the time of reflection on the cost of freedoms here in the great United States of America.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Saving Plastic Trees one bag at a time

I bought a gallon of milk today. It was packaged in a handy to carry plastic jug. When I was checking out, the cashier started to put it in a plastic bag. I guess he thought that the plastic jug might leak as I carried it by the handy dandy handle molded into the jug. I told him to forgo the bag and I would handle the jug myself with the handle molded in the jug. I guess he wanted me to cut my fingers off with the plastic bag handles. Instead, I left him holding the bag.

I read somewhere that the country from where we get most of our plastic bags has banned their use in that country.

Ever wonder why they are called t-shirt bags? I know and I ain't tellin!

Ever wonder what happens to the bags that you see floating in the wind? Go here for a in depth analysis of the situation. 108 days at this post. Stick around Kathy's blog, you will find it amusing.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Death and Dying

The other day a man died. Not that that fact in itself is amazing. People die all the time. What made this death noteworthy was that the man wasn't famous or rich or anything that one would associate with important people.

This man was just a quiet man. He spent the 54 years of his too short life helping others. He helped people that most of us would have ignored. He refused to ignore them. He went out of his way to find them.

This man was not a man of great wealth but a man of great heart and compassion. He invited people into his home when they were homeless.

This man was not a man of great culinary skills but a man that enjoyed food. He invited people to enjoy his offerings of food when they had none.

This man was not a man of great oration but a man that spoke simply. He would turn a listening ear to anyone that required one.

The death of this man will not be noticed by many but I have noticed. The world is poorer because of his passing.

Rest in Peace, Greg! Cancer can't get you now!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Team sponsorships to avoid

I was surfing around Blogspot and came across this picture. I am not sure I would want my daughter wearing this shirt.

I know that the company is a bread baker and that they own Mrs. Beard's bread. But still...

Saturday, March 22, 2008

It is Easter!

Tomorrow is the day that Christians celebrate the raising of the Messiah.

I have always been intrigued with the timing of it. I found out that it is based on the equinox and full moon. The 22nd (today) is the earliest it can ever be.

Easter Sunday is the Sunday following the Paschal Full Moon (PFM) date for the year. In June 325 A.D. astronomers approximated astronomical full moon dates for the Christian church, calling them Ecclesiastical Full Moon (EFM) dates. From 326 A.D. the PFM date has always been the EFM date after March 20 (which was the equinox date in 325 A.D.).

I was just interested in that. Sorry that I have nothing funny to say but it is just that.

Spring is springing and I planted a garden this year. Hope it grows well. I have a mole in my yard and it is burrowing all over. I want to get rid of it.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Closing of another Era!!!

It is with great sadness that I announce that another one of my favorite bloggers is closing his doors. I have read with great enjoyment of his expereinces of retail work. Tim announce the other day that he has quit the retail work world for something...anything else. Please pop over to his blog and read through some of his stuff and then check out his other blogs on cartooning. Tim has been a great source of laughter as I look at myself (the customer) through the eyes of the retail clerk. Here is a link to his page in case you can not find it on the sidebar.

Tim you are going to be missed. Good luck!!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

High Wire Act!!!

It is not often that I direct you to another blogger other than the ones on the side bar. However, there is a really cool blog that I think you should check out. Go through his archives and spend some time just enjoying the visit. You will not be disappointed.

Get yourself over to Bent Objects. I am sure you will be hooked as I am. I check it out at least once a day to see the new ideas he has come up with.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Crossword puzzle words.

BLAMESTORMING Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.

SEAGULL MANAGER A manager, who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and then leaves.

ASSMOSIS The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.

SALMON DAY The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.

CUBE FARM An office filled with cubicles

PRAIRIE DOGGING When someone yells or drops something loudly in a
cube farm, and people’s heads pop up over the walls to see what’s going on.

Surreptitiously passing gas while passing through a Cube Farm.

MOUSE POTATO The on-line, wired generation’s answer to the couch potato.

SITCOM Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What Yuppies get into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids.

STRESS PUPPY A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny.

SWIPEOUT An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.

XEROX SUBSIDY Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one’s workplace.

IRRITAINMENT Entertainment and media spectacles that are Annoying but you find yourself unable to stop watching them. The Brittney Spears meltdown was a prime example - Michael Jackson, another…but soon they develop into...

TURNOFFABILITY Entertainment and media spectacles that are Annoying to the point that you turn off the media device at the sound or glimpse of the spectacle. O.J. Simpson is one...Rosanne Barr...Rosie O'Donnell...Jessie Jackson

PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.

ADMINISPHERE The rarefied organizational layers beginning just above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve.

404 Someone who’s clueless. >From the World Wide Web error Message “404 Not Found,” meaning that the requested site could not be located.

GENERICA Features of the American landscape that are exactly the same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, and subdivisions.

OHNOSECOND That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you’ve just made a BIG mistake. (Like after hitting send on an
e-mail by mistake)

WOOFS Well-Off Older Folks.

Stolen from another blog and added to.

Monday, December 31, 2007

What happens when you rattle rusty chains in the Dark?

I promise that I will get my chains repaired and I will be on the postings right after the New Year!

Anyway, Happy New Year!!