Friday, September 21, 2007

How bad was it?

Twice during one inning, Astros third base coach Doug Mansolino held Astro players at third base rather than let them score certain runs.

The Cardinals still lost 18-1.

Rooty the Dog is Trilingual

He speaks Dog: "Arf"

He understand English: "Dinner"

And, he understand German:"Sitzen Sie hin" (sit down)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Here's a scary thought

My shampoo and soap leave a soap-scum on the shower walls after I shower -- does that me I have the same soap-scum on me after I shower?

Monday, September 17, 2007

Something to do at work on Monday morning...

Movie Blunders
Note: It's a slideshow, but the photos usually do not contain the blunder being described.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Olden Days

The town that I grew up in was very isolated -- the bus to St. Louis was one foot wider that the lane it traveled on the highway to reach to US 66. Because it was so isolated, I can usually out old people thirty or more years older than myself.

There were still hitching posts along main street when I was in high school.

My grandparents (mother's side) had a phone on the wall, one of those big wooden things that you turned a crank on to get the operator.

My grandparents (father's side) did not have a phone. They did at one time but the lines fell down and the company went out of business. Still today, on their farm, you have to go up a hill to a field where the electric meter is on a pole. You put the reading on a postcard and mail it to the power co-op.

My grandmother (father's side) always rode in the backseat even when just my grandfather was in the car. It was a throw-back to the days when women rode only in the backseats of buggies.

Our family doctor's phone number was 3. City hall was 1. I don't remember who was 2. The phone company was Ozark Central.

The factories and the city sounded noon whistles, I never knew why.

On Good Friday, no one talked between noon and 3:00 PM.

Obituaries were read on the local radio station three times a day ("Chapel of Memories").

Parking at a meter cost 1-cent. The fine was 10-cents.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The speakers are waterproof (No joke).

The iCarta iPod Toilet Paper Holder from, only $99.95.

Not geek enough for you, how about a bulletproof iPod case (below). See the full article about the $1 billion iPod accessory market at Business Week.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Probably not my best idea

My new car has a little camera that shows where you are going when you are backing up. When you go forward, it goes out. I wish it would stay on all the time, I'd like to keep track of where I've been.

Monday, September 10, 2007

How long til...

How long until a woman picks up a single Cheerio off of the kitchen floor? One billionth of a nanosecond!

How long until a man picks up a single Cheerio off of the kitchen floor? Don't know, it's still there! I guess until I feel like a small snack.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Dog Day Afternoon Nap

The picture above is Rooty sleeping amongst his pillows in his living room bed. That's his left leg sticking straight up (I know, it's never looked comfortable to me either).

I said his name and he turned over to look at me, but he didn't quite wake up, and didn't quite open his eyes. He's taking holiday weekend very literally!