Saturday, June 28, 2008

Tonite's Agenda - a lot of TiVo catch up

Tonite's Agenda - a lot of TiVo catch up and a very nice Argentinian red.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Spotted: another self-important jackass.

Spotted: another self-important jackass. We are on a taxi way @ ORD and the crew has clearly announced that everyone not only needs to remain seated but keep seat belts fastened. Yet this woman decides to stand up and read her magazine. She was also the one who popped up just after take off while we were still climbing (and therefore still supposed to be seated). Love it when people are in public, shared space and believe the rules don't apply to them.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Thought: People Living in the Past, Present & Future

Thought: at any given moment the world's population is living in a bell curve continuum of existence, with most people living near the present and the rest distributed between ~50 100 years in the past and ~50 100 years in the future.

Exhibit A - Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson and her Happy Days era pearl necklace and antebellum world view, whom I just saw on CNN looking and sounding incredibly dated.

Image Source: Walker Report

Exhibit B - Jim Holt and Mid American Credit Union in Witchita, KS.

Jim Holt, president of Mid American Credit Union, and Kristen Spear, a young executive at the company, differed on the importance of hose.
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Sample quote from the story:

When Mr. Holt attended a dress-for-success seminar that year, he got advice that caused him to loosen the reins on women's boots and mules. But not bare legs. The rule, "nylon hose and dress shoes are to be worn at all times," applied even to business-casual contexts. "We're not New York or San Francisco," Mr. Holt says, wearing ironed khaki slacks, an ironed golf shirt, and crisply creased socks. "We're the Midwest."

I would suggest that final quote be finished with "We're 17th Century reactionaries" rather than "We're the Midwest".

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Friday, June 06, 2008

Paying $4.59 / gallon @ Lawrence & Marine

Cost $47 to fill the Yaris' tank. Good thing I'm still getting 33mpg and only drive 80 miles per week.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

People wonder why YouTube is so popular?

Crap TV Ad - Tori & Dean, Home Sweet Hollywood

People wonder why YouTube is so popular when crap like this (Tori & Dean, Home Sweet Hollywood) is on TV?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Spotted: Another Inconsiderate Jackass.

Spotted: Another Inconsiderate Jackass. This one blaring generic and sappy R&B during crosstown gridlock from his Hawk-from-Spenser-for-hire-white Escalade. You don't look cool, guy. You look like a high school geek in a rented car getting all girly excited for prom.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Witnessing history? Democratic Nominee Obama

Witnessing history? I am taking a quick break @ the office for a late dinner just in time to see Barack Obama take the stage in St. Paul, MN to U2's "Beautiful Day".