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July 2nd, 2010

The guys at Dreamhost (my favorite web hosting company) are consistently hilarious in their monthly customer newsletters. Not sure how they do it.

One Million Domains

This month we hit a crucial milestone in the history of DreamHost!

We now host one MILLION domains.

Please imagine me petting a hairless cat now.

One Million!

You, our most handsome/beautiful (circle one) customer, are the reason for our continued success.

You could have thrown your domain on any number of servers across this great Internet of ours, and you've chosen to throw it at us.

And we, quite willingly, have been throwing domains up on the Internet since way back in 1997.

With your help we hope to continue throwing up for many years to come.

It just makes me laugh. And want to pet a hairless cat. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!

January 5th, 2010

So off the wall, quirky and just an enjoyable sound. :-)

November 12th, 2009

time to de-ass the area!


New favorite quote from Mythbusters... "If this explodes while we're here, it'll be time to de-ass the area pronto!" (ie, "get our butts outa here")

October 7th, 2009

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This is SO cute and SO "out there" -- just PERFECT for the ultimate Star Wars fan who has a tiny wittle kid this winter!!!!

ThinkGeek :: Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

The intestinal lining DEFINITELY makes it for me.

September 11th, 2009

I've always considered my sense of humor to be simultaneously quite amusing and quite inferior to that of a true comedian. I just don't think I'm a funny person -- and yet I constantly amuse myself.
Today I remembered all the goofy things my dad used to say and do, and realized that much of my sense of humor comes from him -- either by genetics or observation. Even the types of movies I enjoy is much due to his tastes. Sci-if and humorous spoofy stuff. I've always had a special place in my heart for movies or TV series that could be serious and yet also don't take themselves too seriously.
That's my dad to a "T". Whenever he would joke with us kids, there was a twinkle in his eyes. He would say his joke or act funny, and we would say, "Awww, Dad!" because his jokes were a little lame or he was acting too goofy in front of our friends. But we would still laugh. And he would always grin and laugh at himself, like he knew he was "too goofy". We all loved it, though.
Thus, I have greatly enjoyed shows like "Xena: Warrior Princess", "Stargate SG-1", even "Hercules" and "Andromeda". Movies like "The Princess Bride" and "Tremors" and "Evolution" and "Galaxy Quest".
So today, this is both my personal mantra and my advice to the world:
  • Be serious, but don't take yourself too seriously.

  • Exercise your sense of humor, no matter how goofy or lame it may be.

  • And always, always laugh at your own jokes.

That about sums it up.

August 19th, 2009

Japanese McDonald's ads

I really don't like McDonald's and try not to eat there... but I thought the difference in the cultural approach here was hilarious!

Oh, and don't forget the version with the male model!

How funny is that?

Ronald McDonald never looked so good! LOL

August 17th, 2009

Cayenne in coffee!!!

A big THANK YOU to It's a Grind for inventing the Aztec Mocha, which inspires me to try putting CAYENNE PEPPER in my own coffee at home.


And spicy!

Two kinds of heat in your throat! W00t!

(of course, the chocolate and cinnamon I put in there with it helps moderate the taste! ...not sure that I'd try plain coffee with cayenne... heh)

I'm not the only one, am I?

Do you ever start a day with a LONG to do list?

I figured you might, at least on occasion.

Well, do you ever get a decent start in the morning, and you check off one or two items, and then suddenly life hits you and you find yourself doing three or four other things not even on your list?

Yeah, I knew it had to happen to other people. So far so good.

But here's the real question: After an hour goes by, and you've made no progress on your to do list because of these unexpected items (helping your son put stickers on his Lego creations, answering a phone call from a relative, making lunch for your husband and breakfast for your kids, answering emergency emails from clients)...

Do you ever just want to ADD those items to your to do list, just so you can have the satisfaction of checking them off?

Just so you can look at the list of "finished items" and KNOW WHERE-IS-WALDO YOUR TIME WENT???!!!


Yeah, me too.

August 12th, 2009

something from childhood

Here's a movie I haven't thought of for a long time! A blast from the past...

I remember thinking it was very creative and fun, I so enjoyed the fantastical element of the guy turning into a fish, and the animation was very cool for its time.

Now I just need to find it and rent it! I think the kids might enjoy it...

July 31st, 2009

Intuit, don't be evil!

Well, I guess it's too late for Intuit. This happened a few months ago, but it's been this long since I did my electronic finance update.

Apparently, my Quicken 2006 software (premier business version, no less) is simply USELESS now. It's one thing to say, "Oh, by the way, your online services are being discontinued" but what they really mean is, "You cannot use this offline financial software for anything useful ANYMORE because your transaction downloads will NO LONGER IMPORT into Quicken."

Come on, Intuit! I bought this software fully expecting that SOMEDAY I might have to upgrade -- either when it wouldn't run on my operating system anymore (that one I could blame on Microsoft) or when some new Quicken version had some super-cool new features that I really, really wanted.

But no. That's not how it happened. Instead, a couple of years of use and now it simply stops working for me. Wow. That just seems wrong.

I'm posting because this seems to big to just ignore -- and yet, I'm not a whiner, so I'll just leave it with, "Yeah, what HE said," and link to this article (and all its attending commentary) on how much Intuit sucks.

Off I go, to create a manually updated spreadsheet for the financial items most important for me to track. *sigh*

(Heh-heh. P.S. I'd be upset or irritated instead of simply disappointed, except for one thing: This actually saves me from doing a bunch of data entry work related to my transaction downloads that I used to do each month. So... despite my vehement disagreement with their "evil corporate decision", I think Intuit might have done me a favor... *grin*)
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