I forget something new every day

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

I never noticed before how close the words “buffet and “bugger” are if you are typing.   That’s pretty handy. Keyboards must have been designed that way on purpose.

I am conversational

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Me:  The letter is supposed to end up here in Omaha. USPS Customer Service rep:  You all are in Omaha?  It says it might be heading for Bellevue. Me: That’s sort of a suburb of Omaha.  Is there a sorting facility there or something? USPS CSR:  Wait–where is Omaha? It says here “NE.” Me: That […]

Not currently in Denmark

Monday, December 9th, 2013

I just saw this. What kind of world do we live in where it takes a threat to the entire planet to get famous people to pose naked with dead fish? When I was a kid, people were much more caring. Why, all it would take is a mugging or a minor flood and the street […]

Fructus pie fugit

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Just in case the weaker among you think I don’t understand your pain: I was at a grocery store yesterday. The Hostess stuff was pretty much all gone, and right next to the nearly-bare shelves a dude from Little Debbie’s was PACKING their shelves with product. I mean that he was there for at least […]

netdudian slip

Monday, March 26th, 2012

  I was just about to type F.O. into something I was writing* and my mind wandered and I typed “cuckoo” instead. I now hereby announce and lay claim to the term “netdudian slip,” which is the opposite of a Freudian slip.       *It was in context, hilarious, and in sign language.  Absolutely […]

Where do you FIND this stuff?

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

I read a LOT. I use an RSS reader (Right now, I use Vienna on my Mac.  It’s good.) and get somewhere over 2000 stories a day in there.  Because I follow a bunch of shopping feeds, and shopping feeds just crank out posts, about half of that number is completely irrelevant on any given day, […]

15 Books – The Facebook thing

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

This is one of those things that people tag other people to do on Facebook:  “Name 15 books That Influenced You.”  I got tagged, but I’m not really a chain-lettery person, so this gives me a great excuse for a blog post.  I’m not going to take to long to think about it, and I […]

Nobody asked about my guitar rig.

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Since I’m probably going to be writing a bunch of stuff about guitar gear, I thought I would start with what I use right now.  As long as it is, this is mostly just an overview of what’s where, what isn’t, and why.  Seriously.  I can nerd right out on this stuff. I’ve played bass […]

Hey! Look over here!

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

No! Not here! Here!