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November 8th, 2005
myth debunking

Alright, here’s a quickie.

Did you know George Washington’s teeth were never actually made of wood?

I was disturbed by this knowledge, and almost lost a $2 bet.

Anyway, so here’s the question. Where did the myth come from? Anybody know? (I might even give out a prize or something… doodoodoo.)

posted in: question of the day — @ 2:14 pm

November 2nd, 2005
the walmart war room

I’m sorry, but this is just damn entertaining. Wal-Mart has a war room. And it’s packed with political consultants.

Apparently they’re the targets of two watch groups, Wal-Mart Watch and Wake Up Wal-Mart, and now there’s a film about to air Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price.

I don’t know why, but I’m highly disturbed by this whole debacle. Did you know that on average, Wal-Mart’s fulltime employees only make 17,500 a year? That’s ridiculous.

Personally, Wal-Mart bugs me. The staff tend to be rude, annoyed that they are there and that you are there, and the other shoppers are as well. Screaming children, crowded aisles and slow cashiers doesn’t make for a fun experience… but the low prices on cleaning supplies and Diet Coke and bottled water. Sigh. It’s a tough call.

So, who shops at Wal-Mart? And why?

posted in: crapola,question of the day — @ 9:33 am

October 26th, 2005
wired on vodka…

So here’s a question that I have.

When it comes to, shall we say, exaggerating the truth, do you think it’s OK if it’s about a matter inconsequential to you? But you don’t know how important it is to the other person. Or, that being said, do you think it makes it more important because you lied about it?

I have this theory that people only lie about something because it’s incredibly important to them—important in a bad way or a good way. Basically, because it’s something that they can’t get their mind off of, and therefore they think others feel the same way.

Some say that they honestly believe that it’s just not that important… but then, why lie?

posted in: question of the day — @ 10:23 pm

September 30th, 2005
i am cold

It’s freezing and I’m very cold. It’s 59º, and I know you’re thinking.. “that’s not cold, what’s your problem?” It is too. Especially today. I don’t know why in particular, but the coworker thinks it’s because I’m not wearing socks. Sure, OK. Maybe.

After a fruitless (on her part) argument about turning on the heat, it is on and I am ensconced in a blanket and I am still cold. Grrr.

Now, it’s quite possible it’s because the window is also open. I like fresh air and there is a fly that is in the office that I haven’t been able to annihilate. Damn fly.

The coworker just shut the window again. The fly is still in here, I am still cold and now there is no fresh air.

She says that it’s stupid to have the heat on and the window open… but a) we don’t pay the gas bill and b) the fly won’t die.

Am I the only one who puts on the heat and opens the window? (I do it in the car too.)

posted in: question of the day — @ 12:35 pm

September 20th, 2005
cereal wars

When I was a kid, I loved Kix cereal. And Lucky Charms. There’s probably five or six other brands that I loved, but those were the two that I adored the most. If you think about it, they couldn’t be more different. Kix is air popped and corn based—and that’s it. Lucky Charms is some sort of regular cereal pieces, but mainly it was all about the sugar marshmallow charms.

My sister used to go through the entire box of Lucky Charms and siphon out the marshmallows… I think that’s why I ended up sticking with the Kix most of the time.

Why am I talking about cereal, you ask? No reason. ‘Cept I woke up with my first alarm (I require a couple), and therefore had time for breakfast here at home, and I had cereal. I haven’t had cereal in ages, but about a week ago I was in the grocery store and I saw Honey Bunches of Oats. And that was way more appealing to me than Kix or Lucky Charms.

In case you wondered (which I’m sure you didn’t but you’re reading this, so shut up), Honey Bunches of Oats is grub. The best. And now my crazy cat is drinking the milk from the bottom of the bowl, so I must run.

BUT, question of the day (because you know I’m all about reader participation): What cereal do you eat? Is it different from what you ate as a kid?

September 12th, 2005
crunchy or smooth?

One of my favorite things to have for breakfast is peanut butter and banana toast. It’s one of my dad’s favorite things to eat and he’s been feeding it to my sister and I since we were babies—well, the peanut butter at least. He eats peanut butter right off the spoon, and when my sister was a baby, he fed it to her that way. Apparently I was a little less enthralled by that concept, so I stuck to the toast.

Moving along. Anyway, so last night I had a discussion with a good friend of mine regarding which was better: creamy peanut butter or crunchy. Mind you, he also refrigerates his ketchup. Sigh. Fortunately we came to the decision that if we ever decided to hook up, we’d buy two bottles of ketchup. One for the fridge, one for the pantry. (Compromise—the bedrock of our relationship. :P) I don’t remember how we got to peanut butter, but he’s a crunchy fan and I prefer smooth.

Fortunately, our kids (if again) will eat non-refrigerated ketchup and creamy peanut butter. Why, you ask?

‘Cause momma’s always right.

Seeing as how the ketchup question sparked such a debate (yeah right, all of you loonies refrigerate—:P)…. what say you? Creamy or crunchy?

August 31st, 2005
to refrigerate, or not to refrigerate. that is the question.

So my darling friend had stayed over the other night. I had left for work rather early, so left him sleeping with a note that said, “Stay as long as you like, and help yourself to anything you want to eat.” I have, a) no idea how long he stayed, and b) no idea about what he ate. No matter, I don’t care. But…

I tend to eat egg white omelettes in the morning. They’re yummy and I need the protein (vegetarian). Alright, so this morning the omelette is made, I’m munching on a piece of toast and starting to read my email. (I get lovely emails in the morning.) Anyway, so I reach behind me into a shelf for the ketchup and zoots alors it is not there! So I ponder this for a moment. Oh yes, last night we used it and the last time I saw it was over by the big chair. I check. Nope, not there. I try desperately to remember if I had even put it away. I don’t think I did.

Hmmm.

There is one last place. A place where ketchup should never be, but where I often find it in other people’s homes. The refrigerator. Sure enough, it’s sitting on the top shelf. First of all, yech. It does not say to refrigerate it on the package people, therefore it should not be refrigerated. On top of that, cold ketchup? Icky. Very, very icky. And extra sour, too.

Gag.

POLL: Do you refrigerate your ketchup?

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