Dec 31, 2001
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Dec 27, 2001
My friend Jay called me last night and told me he's working on the This Old House house. Cool! Now I can find out if the pressure-treated southern yellow pine roof is, in fact, pressure-treated or if Norm just jumps on it a few times before he heads over to Dunkin' Donuts. These are the things we need to know. Dunkin's rocks Manchester.
Dec 24, 2001
Last night I dreamed that Major League Baseball wanted me to play for one of their teams but they were only offering $27,000 a year. I was struggling with the decision and asking various people for advice. I've never played baseball but I wasn't too worried about that. I was, however, concerned that I couldn't find my shoes anywhere and I wondered if I'd be able to find a good plastic glove. Before I woke up I decided I would ask for $37,000 and just go for it if they accepted.
Dec 22, 2001
Dec 19, 2001
HTTP Ads launch! "HTTP Ads is a new way for website operators to make money selling ads. It turns ad buys into impulse items by giving webmasters the power to accept credit card payment for ad space, automating the whole process. No merchant account necessary, and it just takes a few minutes to setup." Cool. Genius Labs will have to check into this.
Dec 18, 2001
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Dec 14, 2001
Last night we stayed just outside Memphis. I couldn’t post due to a bunk phone line. Note to self: December is monsoon season in Arkansas. Tonight we’re in Asheville, NC at a Best Western and there’s a Star Trek marathon on TNN. Nice! The cats are seasoned passengers now. They sleep, they snack—they stretch out completely while we drive hundreds of miles. Tomorrow we ride.
Dec 12, 2001
We made it to Amarillo today. The people here are actual Texans. When I told the lady at the convenience store that we were driving from LA to Boston she said, "Y’all come back and see us when you come back through." Nice, I’m invited back to the "Toot ‘n Totum" if I ever return. Good to know.
Dec 11, 2001
We left LA at 10 am and made it to this Flagstaff Days Inn in time for Frasier. One cat puked in the car. The other one freaked. We had to stop several times, but I think we've developed a system. The good news is that the cats are having a blast in this room and we're drinking wine! Note to self: Arizona is not warm. The news reports deaths caused by weather and cars careen off the highway due to ice—it is not safe! Pass this on to future generations.
Dec 10, 2001
Dec 9, 2001
Dec 8, 2001
We finally found some wines that we really like! "The Organic Wine Works wines are not only produced from organically grown grapes, but are organically processed as well. We are one of two vintners that produces an organic, unsulfited wine that is nationally distributed and the first winery to release 100% certified organically processed wines in the United States." And they've all got "vegan" printed on the label. Not all wines are vegan for various reasons. We're going to have to have this stuff shipped by the box to New England!
Dec 7, 2001
Soon we will all be able to breath under water with little effort and almost no expense thanks to a secret new innovation from the enigmatic crew at 0sil8 Heavy Industries. I won't need that because I can hold my breath for several minutes under water. Nevertheless, Genius Labs has invested millions in the endevour.
Dec 6, 2001
Dec 5, 2001
"My name Dr. Timothy Steve, working with African Development Bank. There is in my position $21 Million Dollars that has been in my custody for many year. I want this money to be take out to you." Why do I always get spam about how people want to give me millions of dollars? I get this once a week in different variations. Meanwhile, Livia gets all the junk mail for nekkid girls? I wanna switch.
The evacuation is underway. As usual, we are leaving all furniture, television, kitchen stuff, etc. in the apartment for other humans to do with as they please. We gotta stop doing this. We are shipping the "cherishables" by way of cardboard box—I wonder what will survive. Nice!
Dec 3, 2001
Dec 2, 2001
Dean Kamen's new invention, also known as IT or Ginger is actually called Segway and it is a human transporter that employs the latest advances in gyros, tilt sensors, and high-performance motors. Okay fine, it's a scooter. Good Morning America will feature it tomorrow or you can head over to Metafilter and have a laugh at all the underwhelmed comments like "Add two more wheels, a roof, some seats, and a steering wheel and you'd have a half-assed golf cart."
The North American Air Defense Command reported to the Federal Aviation Administration last night that some kind of space debris had broken up in the atmosphere over the midwest. Brilliant "fireworks" were spotted from Texas to Nebraska. NORAD was not specific as to what the debris formerly was.
Dec 1, 2001
Dean Kamen Set to Unveil Mysterious 'IT' Invention Will it be a water powered portable insulin pump with wheels? Perhaps. We'll have to wait until Monday to find out for sure.