Annoying get-rich-quick schemes

[Begin rant] I got an email yesterday, the content of which goes as follows: In 2011,  July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. This apparently happens  once every 823 years!  This is called ‘money bags’.  So send this on to 5 and money will arrive in 5 days. Based on Chinese Feng Shui, […]

Yet another customer service rant

We got a notice from Avalon Communities (which owns/manages our townhouse) that they are improving their website to provide additional value to customers.  The downside is that for the time being, all automatic rent payments have been canceled and we have to send our checks to the central rental office somewhere in Florida I think.  […]

American Express annoyances

Yesterday, I got a call on the new home phone line from American Express, offering me, an excellent customer and small business owner, a pre-approved Small Business Owners American Express Card. First, I have no idea how they got the phone number.  I added it to the Do Not Call registry less than five minutes after I was […]

Don’t skimp on the important stuff!

Thinking about the toilet paper in the restrooms at the office, I am reminded that there are some things that we shouldn’t be cheap about. Toilet paper is one of them.

You shouldn’t read this

I’m a pretty mellow, easy-going guy. It takes a lot to get me really agitated and even more to get me down right pissed off. One thing that almost always does the trick are stories of censorship. Apparently, a school board in West Virginia is trying to ban Pat Conroy’s books so that high school […]

Workout #64 (Cardio)

Up at 4:30 AM and into the gym by 5:50 AM. When I got to the gym, I noticed they had installed 9 new treadmills where the elliptical machines used to be and pushed the ellipticals back a row. The ellipticals used to be right by the windows and had a great view. This was […]

Pull over

About a month ago, I complained about all of the people running stop signs in my neighborhood. This morning, I was sitting in the front yard, reading, and I noticed that two local police cars were pulled into some trees at the end of my street, by the park. I was curious and so I […]