Thursday, May 27, 2010

Guitar piece of the day

Guitar tab here.  Enjoy.

Performance

We have the occasional meeting around here to discuss fret over panic about the performance of our application.

I’d like to get invited to one of these some day.  I’d show up ten minutes late.  And then walk out, and back in again.  Three times.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Conversation of the day

J [arriving at his desk]: Oh, man.  Do you guys smell that?  It smells like... sewage!

R: Uh... actually... I think it smells kinda good.

J: No way.  It smells awful.  Truly horrible.

D [rolling his chair into the aisle]: I think it's my lunch.

R: Yeah, J, maybe you're sitting too far away.

J: [rolling into the aisle]:  Oh yeah, uh, that must be it.  From over here it smells good.

Me: Next event, the 1500 meter backpedal.

Getting Rogered

I believe this is called “Getting Rogered”.

A Toronto woman says the billing practices of Rogers Wireless Inc. led to her husband discovering her extramarital affair.

In 2007, Gabriella Nagy had a cellphone account with Rogers which sent the monthly bill to her home address in her maiden name. Her husband was the account holder for the family's cable TV service at the same address. Around June 4, 2007, he called Rogers to add internet and home phone.

The following month, Rogers mailed a “global” invoice for all of its services to the matrimonial home that included an itemized bill for Nagy's cellular service, according to the statement of claim filed in Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

When Nagy’s husband opened the Rogers invoice, he saw several hour-long phone calls to a single phone number.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Honest Scrap award

Honest Scrap Award[1]

Emily blessed me with a meme.  I have to share ten things about myself, then pass it on.

1. After high school, I went to theatre school.  Dropped out after three years because I got a job at a professional theatre.  Did that for a couple of years, starved for a while, then went to computer school.  That's worked out ok so far.

2. I worked at two radio stations while in university.  I would do the overnight shift on Saturday night/early Sunday morning, then zip to the other station for the rest of the day.  This was while I was young and stupid.  Still, that was three very fun years of my life.

3. I lived in Montreal when I was young, but I can't stand the Canadiens.  Hoping to see Sid the Kid knock them out tomorrow night.

4. I met my wife in June, got engaged three weeks later, and got married ten months after that.  Nineteen (19!) years ago today.

5. I hate it when people loose their mind and misspell the word lose.

6. I also "hate" it when people throw quotes around "everything".

7. I can't eat sweet things.

8. Single malt scotch and I are fond of each other.

9. Curling is the best sport in the world.  If you disagree, you've never tried it.

10. I can't think of 10 people to pass this on to.

"Disney vacation" is an oxymoron

Disney 2

We spent a hot, humid week at Disney in Florida this past week.  The temperature was over 30 every day, and was into the low 40s early in the week.  Even so, it was a fantastic time.  We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and enjoyed the pool every day.  It is impossible to stay at a Disney resort and leave disappointed.

Disney 3

We flew out of Buffalo, which allowed us to bypass the pain in the ass that is the Toronto airport.  I would do that again in a minute.

A few things I noted during the trip:

  • "Miss Western New York" must not be a difficult competition to win.
  • Supersizing anything is a bad idea.
  • Tattoo studios are not hurting for work.  The tattooed crowd was the majority.
  • No tattoo ever looks good.  Ever.  Especially, as they say, with the encroachment of time.