Folding, spindeling, and mutilating lauguage for fun since Aug, 2004
Thursday, 07 August 2008

You really DO think we're stupid, don't you?

Or did your high-priced marketing experts miss the fact that if you are selling over-sugared deep-fried confections as an actual meal...and you are featuring your coffee...

...just a thought here...

...maybe focusing an ad around the phrase "helping you clean up after an all-night blow-out" isn't the most savvy marketing decision ever.

Hint:  I write good copy and I work cheap.  Call me.  And yes, my grammar and spelling ARE better when I am getting paid.

Thursday, 07 August 2008 09:52:02 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [1] |  |  |  | #
Tuesday, 04 March 2008


I've been developing detailed descriptions of how to do the Kung fu techniques that I teach my students.  I write them down into study guides to help their parents double-check and be sure that they are doing it right.

I created two study guides this weekend while I was up visiting my folks, working in the car to use my time wisely.

Then I got home and Rocky found that the server had crashed.  So he (being the efficient, hard-working guy that he is) restored from the last back-up.

And when I connected my computer to the network it auto-synced (Rocky is efficient and hard-working, did I mention that?  And thoughtfully set my computer up to auto-sync everytime I connect and disconnect to the network.  It has saved me numerous days worth of work over the years).

Naturally, when my computer synced THIS found that the two study guides I created over the weekend had been "deleted" from the "synced" that action on my computer.


I would like to say, for the record, however, that I am NOT complaining about having a competent, hard-working, thoughtful computer genius who thinks ahead and takes great pains to set things up so that I can have all of my work backed up and updated continuously without having to lift an extra finger to do so.

That would be dumb.  All of these things have added up to saving me many times more work than the few pages I lost.

Mostly, I'm grumpy because my dishwasher is broken, my car has been in the shop three times in the last week (to the tun of a couple of grand), my dog is obsessed with eating my headscarves, and now my computer ate my homework!

Oh, and I got a nose-bleed at kung Fu tonight.



Tuesday, 04 March 2008 22:23:46 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [4] |  | #
Wednesday, 09 May 2007

I'm going to try something new here, If you want to participate, there are a few rules.  If you don't want to participate, you can just follow along.  If nobody participates, I won't try this again.

I will ask a question.  You get one chance to answer it on this thread.  One.  Nobody can argue with it on this thread.  This thread is only for stating your thesis in answer to the question based on your experience, any research you do, and your personal thought process.  Each comment is a sort of mini-post on the part of the person posting it.  Do not respond to another person's comment.  Just make your own.  In one week, I will open up a discussion thread on this topic.  Take your time.  Make it your best effort you can put into it over the week.  Then you can get your fight on if you would like, when I post the discussion thread.

Question:  What definative measure should be used to determine "personhood" in society?  By what measure(s) should personhood be legally acknowledged by society, and by what measure should it be removed?  Do you have any theological, philosophical,historical, legal or medical support for your assertion? Does your definition necessitate any caveats, modifications or accomedations for certain states of being?  You don't have to address them here, but simply identifying them will help for clarity.

Reminder:  No multiple comments. No comments on other people's comments.  No argueing.  There will be time for that later.  Stay focused. Don't get distracted.  Bring your own personal knowledge, perspective and expertise to the table.I reserve the right to delete frivelous posts, multiple posts, posts that are obviously intended to disrupt or subvert the intent of the exercise, and also trolls and such.  Not that I expect anything of the sort, but you know how it is.  Other than that, only participate if you think this will be fun!


Wednesday, 09 May 2007 06:13:56 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [3] | #
Saturday, 10 March 2007

I'm always happy to help out a friend when they ask that question...but I like it even better when they also offer $$$$.  And when it puts me in touch with a business that might need to hire me in the doesn't get any better than that.  :-)

Saturday, 10 March 2007 11:23:53 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [2] | #
Tuesday, 09 January 2007

Ever get depressed about the future?  Ever find yourself sighing and muttering dispiritedly about "kids these days?"

I've got the cure:  Go here and read some of the entries at this blog.

Ben at EclecticsAnonymous did a profile on this smart, thoughtful, tough-minded young lady.  You can read that too.

Read "Say 'HI' to Freckles"

I'm adding her to my blogroll as well.  Please go read.  You will be glad you did.

Tuesday, 09 January 2007 08:49:42 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] |  | #
Friday, 15 December 2006
Also, avoid alliteration altogether.
Friday, 15 December 2006 10:41:24 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] | #
Sunday, 23 July 2006
A cult of two so far, anyone else want to join?
Sunday, 23 July 2006 21:03:33 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [4] |  | #
Friday, 18 November 2005
The new olympic sport.
Friday, 18 November 2005 09:01:49 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] | #
Friday, 04 November 2005
An assignment.
Friday, 04 November 2005 11:43:59 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [1] | #
Friday, 07 October 2005
OR: I think Sue might wish me serious bodily harm. Or: I think Sue is trying to get back at me for all the situations I've gotten her into over the years.
Friday, 07 October 2005 14:27:40 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [4] |  | #
Thursday, 22 September 2005
Parachuting Lobsters indeed.
Thursday, 22 September 2005 21:43:10 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [3] | #
Friday, 27 August 2004
This one has everything, folks...pseudo-science! Folklore! Tropical Adventure! Monkey analogies!
Friday, 27 August 2004 12:05:45 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [2] |  |  | #
Thursday, 26 August 2004
Alternative title: "All's well that ends weird."
Thursday, 26 August 2004 10:36:05 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [1] | #
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