Ramblings of Silver Blue


Archive for January, 2006

31 Jan

Terms and Conditions

Care for some legalese?

31 Jan

I mean, come on!

People didn’t have a clue that Sir Elton was gay BEFORE he came out? Even if you ignore the glasses, costomes, wigs… if you listened to one of his hits, you’d have had no doubt. After all, what straight man would sing “Hold me closer Tony Danza”?

31 Jan

Music of the Night

Haunting – Carly Simon There’s always someone haunting someone – haunting someone Like an echo in the wind leaves, unreconciled – Waiting to be picked up and bounced down again on Listeners ears There’s always someone haunting someone – haunting someone And you know who I am Though I never leave my name or number […]

31 Jan

You ask, I answer.

Deb asks: You know your father has cheated on your mother. Your mother doesn’t know it and your father has no idea that you know. Do you tell your mother? I take the oath of “above all, do no harm” and apply it to most things in my life. This would be one of them. […]

31 Jan

In all the craziness…

…my SQL server decided to weird out. All better now, it seems. Yay Dreamhost! The Associated Press reports McDonald’s, with more than 31,000 restaurants worldwide and $20.5 billion in sales, did not return calls. But Sibilski, who follows the chain, said McDonald’s is expanding its use of call centers for taking orders, to ensure accuracy. […]

31 Jan

The Tuesday Ten™

Ethical dilemmas: 1. If you were forced to choose between killing your spouse (if you have one) or one of your parents (assume there will be no legal ramifications to this), who would it be? 2. If you were guaranteed to receive $1,000 for drowning a puppy (assume there is no legal ramifications), would you […]

30 Jan

Another long and winding rant.

Stupid people should be barred from self-checkout lines. Tink and I went by Ghettoworld Wal-Mart this evening, one that normally isn’t Ghetto, to pick up groceries since I wanted to cook at home. By the time we gathered everything together, we figured, hey, We’ve 11 items. Let’s go through the self-checkout. We have no coupons […]

30 Jan

Music of the Night

Twilight Time as performed by The Platters Heavenly shades of night are falling, it’s twilight time Out of the mist your voice is calling, ’tis twilight time When purple-colored curtains mark the end of day I’ll hear you, my dear, at twilight time Deepening shadows gather splendor as day is done Fingers of night will […]

30 Jan

Mysterious Motives

Taken from the Portfolio, 1/31/06 edition, page 6 Mysterious Motives by Tom Robotham Editorial Last week, after I learned that the state Senate had endorsed the idea of writing a ban on same-sex marriage into the Virginia Constitution, I immediately thought of an observation Thomas Jefferson made back in 1782: “It does me no injury,” […]

30 Jan

Chew on this

forwarded from Tink Never believe a fortune teller who begins her predictions for your future, “According to my crystal meth….” (Fanny Bright) Also, why is it that if a person is loaned a laptop from reserves, they have to ask a million different questions about why this is in the case and why that is […]

30 Jan

Stop and think

The man came home from work late again, tired and irritated, to find his 5 year old son waiting for him at the door. “Daddy, may I ask you a question?” “Yeah, sure, what is it?” replied the man. “Daddy, how much money do you make an hour?” “That’s none of your business! What makes […]

29 Jan

Deep Thought Soundtrack

My “Deep Thought” soundtrack (posted last week) is now offline. It was: 1. Pat Benatar – Don’t Walk Away (4:40) 2. Madonna – Frozen (6:12) 3. George Michael – Jesus to a Child (6:50) 4. Sting – Fields of Gold (3:38) 5. Eiffel 65 – King of Lullaby (4:41) 6. Donna Summer – Only the […]

29 Jan

Gather round…

….kiddies. It’s been a hell of a day, of a weekend, of a week, of a month, and most importantly, not a really good way to begin a year. Time is short for all of us – I think we all can agree on that one. One thing I’ve decided I’m going to do this […]

29 Jan

The weekends end too fast

Who was it that decided that five on, two off was equitable? 4 and 3 sound much more tolerable. I laugh when I read magazines of several decades ago when they say that efficiency will drive the average work week down to 30 hours a week and pay will skyrocket. Shows just how wrong things […]

28 Jan

Well…

…that was exciting. Did a lot of travelling today, din’t get half done what I wanted to, and found out that what I’m told and what is told to other people are two opposite things. Best not to blog in this frame of mind.

28 Jan

I guess…

…that some hosting companies think that they’re the shit and can do with their clients whatever they want and disguise it all under the veils of “TOS”. From everything I’ve read, and heard, it would be a long, cold, snowy day in hell before qwk.net ever got any of my business. I’ve worked with three […]

27 Jan

Yes, there IS a Higher Power

P. Miller was voted off the dancefloor. Three weeks too late, if you ask me!

27 Jan

Visually, Just WRONG.

27 Jan

Quick! Call the Doctor!

PR just picked up a ‘script that had the following “Possible Side Effects”: Side effects that may go away during treatment, include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gas, consipation, indigestion, dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness or headache. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience depression, […]

27 Jan

Sometimes, wording needs to be watched.

From our local WTKR television website: A construction worker is dead after an on-the-job accident this afternoon. Medics say it happened on Potters Road near Naval Air Station Oceana. Medics say the 31-year-old construction worker was working with a stone crushing machine when investigators say the machine malfunctioned. The worker got caught up in the […]

27 Jan

Just a thought

In our overly-litigious society…Lachlan makes a discovery. While we’re on that subject, how about the amount of time I spend in voice-directory hell, or better yet, I KNOW! I’ll sue for the amount of time I spend trying to make myself understood by outsource employees with names like “Yimmy” and “Bubba” (and you know damn […]

27 Jan

Power Outage During A Mammogram

I can’t stop chuckling. Thanks Moonglow! I actually kept my mammogram appointment. I was met with, “Hi! I’m Belinda!” This perky clipboard carrier smiled from ear to ear, tilted her head to one side and crooned, “All I need you to do is step into this room right hereee, strip to the waist, thennnn slip […]

27 Jan

If you build it, they will…

…well, you know. MIAMI, Florida (Reuters) — Cell-phone pornography is a fast-growing business that analysts expect will generate about $2 billion in global revenue by 2009. And porn-on-the-go was the focus of a two-day Mobile Adult Content Congress that wrapped up in Miami on Thursday amid expectations, according to at least some participants, that it […]

27 Jan

Fortune Cookie Wisdom

Money cannot buy a clean conscience.

27 Jan

Tasty Treats™ Two 01-27-06

SAUSAGE, EGG, HASH BROWN CASSEROLE 1 lb. sausage 9 lg. eggs, slightly beaten 3/4 c. milk 1/4 c. melted butter 24 oz. pkg. hash browns 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Layer sausage on bottom of well greased 9″x13″ pan. Add milk and butter to beaten eggs and pour over sausage. […]

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