Jeff’s Birthday

Well, almost a month later, I post the pictures. Horrible, I know! 🙁

Anyways, March 4th was Jeff’s birthday, so Tasha and I surprised him at dinner. Karen wasn’t feeling well and couldn’t come, so it was just the 3 of us and one of his close friends and fellow black belts (but I know she can whoop his butt!) at On The Border

– peeps

The Paper Bag Tragedy!

We just got back from running some errands. One of the errands was a trip to the liquor store. We picked up a bottle of Crown Royal for some friends and a bottle of 1800 Reposado Tequila for us. The liquor store did the usual of putting the bottles in a brown paper bag.

When we got home and were emptying the car, I was holding the paper bag in one hand and getting the other stuff we bought out of the Forester with the other. As I was grabbing our new rug, the paper bag began to tear. I tried to position my foot below the bottles to help break the impact, but could not position it in time. The bottle of Crown Royal was unscathed thanks to the cardboard box packaging and the purple felt bag, but the $30 bottle of 1800 Reposado fell to an all too early death. 🙁

Looks like I am margarita-less until next weekend! 👿

Shenanigans at Bennigan’s

We just got back from the St. Patty’s day celebration at Bennigan’s. It was a hoppin’ little joint but they ran out of green beer just before we got there 🙁 , so it was just plain ol’ light beer for me…

I figured Bennigan’s would have some sort of celebration for St. Patty’s day and that is why we went, but i never imagined a DJ and dance floor playing the infamous P—- Control by Prince…

Sign in…are you serious????

I find it really irritating that ALMOST every newspaper that has a website requires you to sign up and login just to read a damn story! What is the point really? Is it to get my email address and sell it to the highest bidder? Probably not, as most have a privacy policy. Is it to send me emails about current events? Nope, as I don’t get any emails from the online papers I have signed up for. Is there some online newspaper contest to see who can have the most subscriptions? Possibly…but stupid nonetheless!

Some of you are probably thinking, “What is the big deal, just sign up.”

Well, I’ll tell you why. My contact information is none of their business and not integral to them providing information. Maybe someone just sent me a link to an interesting story and I have no further interest in EVER reading that paper again, other than to read the link I was sent. Do I really need to sign up on a news site for the Nowhere Chronicle of Small Frickin’ Town, Iowa? All it really does is make me ignore the link altogether and the website misses out on possible ad revenue from me possibly clicking on an interesting ad I see on the page displaying the article. Or maybe they miss out on me seeing a link to another interesting story and actually becoming interested in a particular columnist or area of the country and becoming a regular reader.

So again I ask what is gained by making me sign up? If anyone has the answer, please tell me.

This has been a brewing peeve of mine for a while now but this post stems from a simple google search looking for St. Patrick’s Day events in Denton. It brings up a couple links from the Denton Record Chronicle with some possibilities, so I click and get the idiotic crap page asking me to sign up. NO!

Hell, it would even be better if they all used one service to consolidate logins for all papers. How am I supposed to remember if I signed up for your stupid website 4 years ago? I could have been with some other ISPs email address that I can no longer access and can’t remember the password either, but just know I have signed up at least 2 times before on this stupid site! ARGGHH!!!!

EDIT: I must edit to mention the fact that once I was able to retrieve my temporary password (as I actually did have a login from who knows when), but I could not login to the member area to change it because of the crappy programming on the site and the broken contact page to yell at them about this problem with a link to this rant!!!

– peeps

Blockbuster glitch or courtesy for former employees?

When we signed up for Blockbuster Online, there was a limit of 3 movies out at a time. According to their FAQ and my account settings, the package we have is still a limit of 3 out at one time. However, we have 4 movies sitting next to the TV right now, with another one getting here tomorrow, I presume.

I imagine this is a glitch in their system or maybe a spring break bonus for current members so they can keep their kids busy during this off period for the kiddos. Hell, it could even be that they are finally righting their wrongs of years ago when I worked long, hard hours for a measly wage (and free movie rentals) for Wayne Huizenga and his Blockbuster Empire.

If this is a new feature for my account level, we are almost always guaranteed to have an unwatched movie sitting at my house with the rate that we watch movies.

If this is a glitch, we will be back to waiting a day or two with no Blockbuster movies to watch….

– peeps

What are your grammar skills?

Commonly Confused Words Test

More proof regarding my previous post.

Either that or proof that not enough people have taken the test.

Philip’s Score

  • Advanced
  • You scored 93% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 87% Advanced, and 66% Expert!

Compared to users who took the test and are and in your age group:

  • 100% had lower Beginner scores.
  • 100% had lower Intermediate scores.
  • 100% had lower Advanced scores.
  • 100% had lower Expert scores.

Tasha’s Score

  • Advanced
  • You scored 80% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 87% Advanced, and 61% Expert!

Compared to users who took the test and are and in your age group:

  • 100% had lower Beginner scores.
  • 100% had lower Intermediate scores.
  • 100% had lower Advanced scores.
  • 100% had lower Expert scores.
– peeps