May 25 2010

Call of Jury Duty

Well, today my beautiful bride and I did our civic duty and showed up for Jury Duty. The more times I get to have jury duty the more I realize it is a snapshot of humanity. We had mams and dads, grandparents and single folks. Big hair, short hair, and even a mullet. Dress clothes, t-shirts with advertising, and even a leather jacket complete with HD patches. Yes, my friends, jury duty does mirror society…and 30% of society needs to bathe more.

May 20 2010

Interesting way to crowdsource

Love this idea.

Using the local “Craigslist” site to post a shot of two guys who stole from a business.  The image appears to be from a security camera.  LOVE this idea!

May 6 2010

What NOT to get Mom for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, so if you haven’t picked up a card or gift for that mother, here’s a few ideas to stay away from.

– The entire Discography of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention (probably because she already has it).
– A monogrammed box of dryer sheets.
– A card addressed to “That lady that makes pizza with hotdogs”.
– A subscription to the Poo of the month club.
– A muumuu fit for a queen.
– A sweater for the cat made out of her favorite pair of pants.
– Donkey Kong-a-thon.
– Scissors to take jogging.
– A poke in the eye.
– A cake that reads, “Good luck in prison, Carl”.
– A carton of cigarettes in dirty tube socks.

May 5 2010

Questions to keep conversations going…..

Lots of stuff going on and some announcements to make soon.  Very very good announcements.   Until then, here’s a few items to interject when the conversation has stopped or not even started:

– If an ambulance is on its way to save someone, and it runs someone over, does it stop to help them?

– Why is Grape Nuts cereal called that, when it contains neither grapes, nor nuts?

– Can you buy an entire chess set in a pawn shop?

– Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but people don’t point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is?

– Can blind people see their dreams?

– Where in the nursery rhyme does it say humpty dumpty is an egg?

– Why does Donald Duck wear a towel when he comes out of the shower, when he doesn’t usually wear any pants?

– Why isn’t there a special name for the tops of your feet?

May 5 2010

Google Voice, I think I love you.

If you don’t have a Google Voice account, get one if you can.

I was a member of Grand Central before Google bought them and I enjoyed the ability to have voicemails stored online.  Google Voice transcribes (mostly successfully) received voicemails and texts them to you.  I’ve also enjoyed the call screening feature where you can hear the call and then choose to accept it or let it follow to voicemail.  But the BEST feature I used on some spam phone calls I’ve been receiving.  I found the number in my account in the “received calls” list and then checked “Block”.  Now if they call, it will tell them the phone number is no longer in service.  I don’t even get bothered by them anymore.  Love that feature!