Archive for October, 2006

How to make yourself feel like a complete blogger

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Sue gets taken off the Blogger Bums list with her post How to Make Yourself Feel Like a Complete Idiot. Still on the list: Chris and Jackie. (Summer, who was nominated as winner of the Blogger Bums competition, is disqualified because I only expect adults and near-adults to blog on a regular basis.)

Phone service restored

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

When I got back from Huntsville this morning, my replacement VOIP “modem” was waiting for me. After fiddling around with the old modem for over a month, I finally called Vonage on Monday, and had them send me a new one. Well, it wasn’t that easy, I had to go through the service guy’s rigamarole [...]

Who hasn’t blogged in a while?

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Leigh Ann was saying tonight that Sue hasn’t blogged in a while. She’s not the only one. Here’s who hasn’t blogged in a while, starting with the most delinquent:
Jackie, last post August 24
Sue, last post September 24
Chris, last post October 3


Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Leigh Ann called me up yesterday and said “We’re going bowling tomorrow after work; you want to go with us?” I used to bowl all the time in high school, but I hadn’t bowled in twenty years. I took her up on it anyway. I couldn’t remember which foot to step off with, or how [...]

But the population of my town is only about 57,000

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Somewhere in the USA today, our 300 millionth citizen was born. Happy birthday.

Once a thug, always a thug

Monday, October 16th, 2006

University of Miami football analyst and former player Lamar Thomas was fired today for remarks he made during the brawl between Miami and Florida International University football teams Saturday night. As the fight raged, Thomas made some idiotic remarks.
“Now, that’s what I’m talking about,” Thomas said as the brawl raged out of control. “You [...]

Disgusting, just plain disgusting

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

If you tuned in to CBS at 11 AM CDT this morning, you saw one of the worst performances ever by an Auburn football team. Why do we always seem to play our worst football against Arkansas? You’ve got to congratulate those hogs, though, they outplayed us on both sides of the ball. Number 2? [...]

Stat of the day

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

Interesting stat posted over at Will Collier’s From the Bleachers weblog:
Total offensive touchdowns over the last 8 games vs. SEC opponents:
Auburn: 26
Florida: 26
Vanderbilt: 26 (!)
Georgia: 22
LSU: 22
South Carolina: 21
Arkansas: 20
Tennessee: 17
Kentucky: 16
Ole Miss: 10
Mississippi State: 9
Alabama: 8

Information you can use: dismantling atomic weapons

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Did you wake up this morning to find an atomic weapon on your lawn? Perhaps you arrived at work to find that the office prankster left an A-bomb in your desk drawer? What to do, what to do? Well, despair no more: Wired has published instructions on how to dismantle that pesky atomic device. One [...]