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June 27, 2003

Do not call goes national.

DoNotCall.gov - registered and hopefully you'll never get a telemarketing call again. And if you do, they can be fined $11,000. (Odd number though...)

June 25, 2003

American Apology T-Shirt.

Good times. Only $16. All cotton.


Yes, an Octodog.

Great pickup line from my friend Tommy Natt.

If you were on TV, I'd tell Tivo to give me a season pass.

Tom wanted me to mention his new venture as well.

IM Conversation between Steve and I.

(09:31) Schwa: did you get [Apple's] Soundtrack installed?
(09:35) Steve: not yet
(09:35) Steve: wife said that if i did i'd be up here inteh office for houras on end making music
(09:35) Steve: i've gotta finish painting hte hallway
(09:35) Steve: i think i'll install it next week
(09:36) Schwa: gotcha.
(09:36) Schwa: except....
(09:36) Schwa: if you made some "music to paint by" your painting would be much more productive. That, my friend, is how the mind of a master procrastinator works.

Yes, that is just a small glimpse into my fascinating brain.

Goodie boxes?

This is odd. Amazon is selling / giving away these Goodie Boxes with mysterious, random, and hence, unknown contents. It's $9.99 but you get a $10 rebate back, so basically, you get paid $.01 to take one. If anyone orders one too, let me know what's in yours!

June 24, 2003


bruce.jpg Glory Days! Bruce at Fenway! Now this is cool. It's like when the Beatles went to Shea Stadium. I hope I can get two pairs of tickets. One pair to use to go see the show and one pair to save unused for 40 years. I wonder if ebay will be around in 40 years? Hey wait a minute, tickets for current concerts are huge on ebay. Too bad it's unethical and in some cases illegal to resell tickets for more than their face value. Hey Joshua, if I get two pairs we can go on a double date!

June 23, 2003

Gilda's in the New York Times!

A photo and everything!

June 18, 2003

The Game Of Mintonette.

Ths History of Volleyball.
In 1895 ,William G. Morgan, an instructor at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Holyoke, Mass., decided to blend elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball to create a game for his classes of businessmen which would demand less physical contact than basketball. He created the game of Volleyball (at that time called mintonette). Morgan borrowed the net from tennis, and raised it 6 feet 6 inches above the floor, just above the average man's head. During a demonstration game, someone remarked to Morgan that the players seemed to be volleying the ball back and forth over the net, and perhaps "volleyball" would be a more descriptive name for the sport.
Good call.

June 17, 2003

Mmm... Fast Food!

jay_brewer.jpg Fast Food Fever.

June 13, 2003

Simpson's Season Three!

I haven't seen this anywhere cheaper than this!

Clueless Man Falls Off Segway

It's true! (Or look here!)

June 5, 2003

Good luck bees!

bees.jpg Yesterday, while at our house, my brother and the guys who are redoing our floors noticed that there was a huge nest / swarm / convention of bees in our apple tree in our backyard. We were told that it's very good luck to have that happen to you, in the floor-guy's culture. Nice! I asked him if it was bad luck to have it removed, since we had a new member of the family arriving shortly. He said it wasn't. This is the before picture. Count the bees... win a prize!

Baby Needs A Name!

The Baby Names Survey.
Survey says: -25% of respondents don't like their name -33% of respondents would like to change their name -50% of respondents use a nickname
Personal Naming Service: 6 Names $24.95 (Yeah, personal.) Baby Name Finder. (Don't choose a name, find one) Kabalarian Name Analysis. (Maybe You should just assign a number) Top Five Male Names for Births in 2001, By State. (Don't pick Jacob) Most Popular Names For Babies In 2002. (Joshua is #3!) Choosing The Perfect Baby Name. (Use vowels) Baby Names From Around The World. (In Teutonic, Adelbert means Mentally Brilliant)

June 4, 2003

Boy. 7lb 14oz. 19" 10:37p - No name yet.

June 2, 2003


June 1, 2003

Alas, no.

Still nothing. 4cm for those measuring.