Archive for October, 2005

One Last Whack at the Dead, Incompetent Horse

Friday, October 21st, 2005

Death in streets took a back seat to dinner.

Disastros No More

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

I didn’t think they’d do it after the way they choked the other night, but the Houston Astros have defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 2 in the NLCS and are headed for a World Series matchup with the Chicago White Sox. Congratulations, Astros!

Wilma, Wilma, Go Away

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

I guess I have become hypersensitive to reports of hurricanes in or near the Gulf of Mexico. Wilma seemed to go from tropical storm to category 5 hurricane in the blink of an eye. She is now the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever. There will be no cute “Dear Wilma” letter this time. I want no [...]

What a Revoltin’ Development

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Yeah, I’m talking about the Disastros. That’s all I have to say.

Sue’s Blog is Back

Monday, October 17th, 2005

A Blog Named Sue has returned. Sue’s weblog was lost when my hosting provider, Cubesoft, suffered a hard drive failure. It couldn’t have happened at a worse time, either. We were sitting in traffic near Bellville, Texas, creeping along with the other Rita evacuees, when Leigh Ann called:

“The weblogs were down all morning. Now they’re [...]

Oops!

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Sending out fake invoices is a common ploy among spamsters. They think you’re going to say to yourself “Oh dear, someone has sent me an invoice. This must be a very important email and I should look at it immediately!” Nothing could be further from the truth. Putting “invoice” in your subject line is like [...]

New iPods!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

You’ve probably already heard the news. It’s all over the Internet, so I won’t bother with the details. The gist of it is that Apple released its new video iPods today. Here’s my assessment after having read the news and looked at the specs: I want one. I used to think that I wouldn’t want [...]

Feeling Blue?

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Ever wanted to shave your head and put on blue greasepaint? Here’s your chance. Sorry, ladies, this opportunity is for men only.

Bad Day Out

Monday, October 10th, 2005

This is sad: the warehouse storing Aardman props and sets from Nick Park’s first three short films was destroyed by fire. Wendy and I have been fans of the Wallace and Gromit films since the early days. I first saw “Grand Day Out” at an animation festival in Boston in 1990, and I was enthralled. [...]

Here comes the storm, do de do too…

Monday, October 10th, 2005

…and I say, it’s all right…

Update, little darling:

Aquarium

Friday, October 7th, 2005

Wendy cleaned out the aquarium last weekend, an all-day job. She took out all the decorations and carefully dipped out the fish. Then she siphoned out the water, scooped out all the gravel, and we carried it out onto the lawn where she scrubbed it clean. Then she put it all back together again.
The water [...]

What Do You Want.. Wicker?

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

The last time David Letterman was consistently funny was about 1987. But sometimes he (or his writers) really hit the mark. Here’s his Top Ten list about the new Supreme Court nominee (via Houston Democrats):
Top Ten Signs Your Supreme Court Pick Isn’t Qualified
10. “Lost 10 grand yesterday in the ‘case’ of Jets vs. Ravens”
9. “Spends [...]