My friend and co-worker Clay has a friend named Me…

My friend and co-worker Clay has a friend named Merrill visiting from Atlanta for three weeks and Clay was telling me this morning that they went to Friendly’s (restaurant chain) last week and they were treated quite shabbily. So Merrill filled out a job application and she’s now employed there, with the sole intention of [...]

Saw both Spiderman and Star Warsin the last three …

Saw both Spiderman and Star Warsin the last three days. My capsule reviews:
Spiderman: just fun to watch. Nothing too deep, but lots of action and lots of cool effects. I was much more interested and entertained by first half of the movie when Peter Parker was just discovering who he was and what he could [...]

So, I had to take my girlfriend to the emergency r…

So, I had to take my girlfriend to the emergency room on Monday (she’s ok) and I use the term “emergency” loosely. We got there at 2:30pm and they didn’t see her until 8:30. We sat waiting, worried and frustrated, for six hours. Some emergency room. After the examination we waited another hour and a [...]

Ocean’s Eleven was actually a pretty darn good mov…

Ocean’s Eleven was actually a pretty darn good movie. George Clooney and Julia Roberts spoken parts were pretty minimal, so no damage done there, and it features a good, and in some cases quite amusing, cast of relative unknowns. Take it for what it is – a decent caper with some great parts. Not a [...]

According to Ask Jeeves, toothpaste was invented o…

According to Ask Jeeves, toothpaste was invented over 5,000 years ago, and one of main ingredients of toothpaste, from that time 5,000 years ago until the early 1900s, was urine. Yes, pee. In your toothpaste. Apparantly it was a fine (and never-ending) source of amonia, which, as we know, is a wonderful cleaning substance. I [...]

Sunday was a busy day. Got up early, as usual, and…

Sunday was a busy day. Got up early, as usual, and hit the gym at 8:30 – much better in the morning, when there’s no one there and I don’t have to wait for machines. One thing I hate is waiting. For anything. Except death, I guess. I’m happy to wait a while for that. [...]

It’s Friday night, er, Saturday morning now. About…

It’s Friday night, er, Saturday morning now. About 12:10 I guess. My girlfriend has long since gone to bed. The Red Sox are in Seattle and losing 6-2 in the 5th. Why am I up? Because I have some random thoughts:
- We watched Ali tonight. I was kind of upset I missed it on the [...]