Friday, September 30, 2005

here we go again

Is anyone else growing weary of the expression "It's like déjà vu all over again" ?? It was funny the first 300 times, but now it's just getting old.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Agent 86, Maxwell Smart, (aka Don Adams) is dead, 40 years and one week after NBC's premier (9/18/1965) of Get Smart. The shoe phone has been turned off, and the cone of silence has been lowered.

Friday, September 23, 2005

pet peeve #1

People who carelessly block the passage of other people - in the supermarket aisles, in the hallway or the stairwell, at the bottom of the escalator ...

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Q. What do you call a woman who refuses to sign her kids' "Sex Ed" permission slip?

A. "Grandma."

Sunday, September 18, 2005

minimum wage

With all the baby boomers reaching retirement age, and many having no pension and little or no retirement savings, the competition for low paying jobs will become fierce. Retirees will be competing against teenagers for minimum wage jobs. And guess who will be hired.

"That's soooooo unfair."

Saturday, September 17, 2005

modern cars

When today's cars become prohibitively expensive to repair in ten years, what will people of "lesser means" drive?

Friday, September 16, 2005


Before offshoring, the CEO made up to 500 times the salary of his lowest paid worker.

Now that his lowest paid worker is in India, he makes 2000 times that salary.

Thursday, September 15, 2005


So Britney gave birth this morning. Now THAT'S big, important news.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

cell phones

Some of today's cell phones have cameras, (still and full motion,) video games, web access, text messaging, e-mail, address books, calculators, calendars, voice recorders, downloadable ringtones and screen savers, walkie-talkies, MP3 players, Global Positioning, and what have you.

Tomorrow's phones will start your car, record your daytime soaps, monitor your house, your baby, and your blood pressure, and cook your supper.

The other day, a friend said, "Call me!"

Now if I can only figure out how to make a call ...

Monday, September 12, 2005


"Ophelia, you're breaking my heart
You're shaking my confidence daily
Whoa, Ophelia, I'm down on my knees
I'm begging you please ..."
... to stay away from North Carolina.

Saturday, September 10, 2005


So, gas is three dollars a gallon in the US. Of course, Europeans have been paying the equivalent of over five dollars a gallon for years, but everything's closer together in Europe, so it really doesn't matter.

Friday, September 09, 2005


You know the expression, "When one door closes, another one opens"?
That could explain why it is always so drafty in here.

Thursday, September 08, 2005


OK, I have no duplicates in any of my columns, no duplicates in any of my rows, and no duplicates in any of my grids. I can hardly wait until tomorrow to see how I did.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005


Bob Denver passed away. Gilligan's Island. Now that was one show of which I could never get enough. Bob was one of the best actors ever. He and Jim Baccus, who played Mr Howell. Jim's portrayal of the drunk pilot in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World sealed it for me. It doesn't get any better than Bob Denver and Jim Baccus.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

resource reductions

Is it just me, or does it seem counterintuitive to expect the remaining employees to be able to do the same amount of work, at the same rate of productivity, after the boss cans most of the experienced staff?

Sunday, September 04, 2005

the 40 year old virgin

Is it just me, or was The 40 Year Old Virgin not all it was hyped to be? The movie critic in our local paper said to bring your kids to see this movie. Right. That's what I would do.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

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Is it just me, or does it seem counterintuitive to shoot at the people who are trying to help you?

Is it just me, or does it seem counterproductive to pull emergency personnel off rescue missions to put them on law enforcement matters?

Friday, September 02, 2005

what did you expect?

I wanted to choose a background color that truly reflected my feelings,
but all they had was black.