My picture for use on your dartboard

Earlier this year the NHL Florida Panthers Hockey Club contacted me and other inaugural season ticket holders about using our photos for promotional purposes. This is the Panthers 12th season and there aren’t that many season ticket holders left from the 1992-1993 season. Indeed, I am one of the oldest remaining season ticket holders of […]

The Big Puta (my trip to the Far East)

Hello:(Last revised and updated 11-12-05) Well, I’m back and here’s the trip report for Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China brought to you by our sponsor: that nasty bitch Hurricane Wilma. I’m sure I don’t need to tell anyone how much I didn’t want to go on this trip — anyone who knows me heard me […]

Hurricane Wilma Damage Report

I’m back from the Far East, but what have I come back to? As you know, Hurricane Wilma pounded into Florida while I was away. We had toyed with the idea of coming home to prepare in advance of the storm, but Wilma kept changing speed and direction, and we weren’t even sure if we […]

More Bad Customer Service (Today: Walgreens)

So, last weekend I use the Internet to renew two Walgreens prescriptions. This should be easy. Normally I use the phone auto-dial system out of privacy concerns, but I decided to be daring. I really don’t care if you all know I take AcipHex. Yes, good ole’ acid-reflux. So much for privacy, eh? 🙂 Anyway, […]

Emoticon Idiots

I have a small peeve. It’s the rampant misuse of the emoticon 😛 Many users use 😛 as an indication of “funny” or perhaps “happy” or to otherwise indicate mirth. The 😛 emoticon signifies a raspberry, which specifically, is what you do when you stick out your tongue and blow air and spittle forward (see: […]

Family Guy

Okay, I’ve stalled long enough. It’s time for a new post, and here it is. Today’s subject ::drum roll:: is the TV show Family Guy. I’m new to the show, actually. I just started watching it this season, by accident. I am loathe to admit I like it, because it’s very lowbrow, but, I like […]

Hurricanes Redux

I am so damn tired of hurricanes. I have been stuck at home all day because of that bitch, Rita. Relatively harmless to us as it turns out (unlike Katrina) but still a nuisance. Frankly, I’d rather be at work. Scary, eh? BTW, if anyone knows a good roofer, I’ve been trying to find once […]

Why Dell Sucks and Blows! Don’t Buy A Dell! (aka Dell Hell)

[This document was sent on our company letterhead via UPS Red. This version has certain phone numbers and order numbers removed for privacy reasons. They are, of course, in the original. It is unedited otherwise.] Wednesday, August 31, 2005 Dell Inc.Michael Dell and Michael GeorgeBusiness Systems DivisionOne Dell WayRound Rock, TX 78768 Dear Sirs: I […]

(Hurricane) Katrina Blows Eric and then New Orleans

OK, I hate Hurricanes. I hated Andrew. I also forgot how much I hated them. I have been reminded. As late as Tuesday evening there was no real inkling there was any sort of problem. Wednesday, we learned we were probably getting a tropical storm. Thursday, they said it might be a hurricane just as […]


(DISCLAIMER: This post has absolutely nothing to do with Masturbation) So, I go to my friend Rob’s blog as I do every few days and I run across this post entitled masturbation-mania! Well, it’s got nothing to do with masturbation at all. However, he observes that by simply using it in a previous post, his […]