Monday, August 31, 2009

it's possible to be polite and badass at the same time

71 year old Dawn Fraser, who is a four-time Olympic gold medalist for swimming, fought off a man who tried to rob her today. The best thing about it (besides the fact that she wasn't robbed), was what she had to say about the incident:

"He threatened my life and I got really annoyed about that and just grabbed him by the ear and the hair."

Cool as a cucumber.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

heard it on a conference call

"The Internet connection's really spotty here."

- our client (an Internet service)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Funny looking animal of the week!

Allentown edition
(Mal's dog!)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

the results are in!

Apparently if you Google search "dork nerd geek" the first link that appears is a test to let you know which one you are. I just wanted to know the difference between them, and now I know which I am!!!

I just took an online test to see if I was a Nerd, a Dork, or a Geek.

And it seems as if I am.... A NERD!

Here was my result: 52% Nerd, 26% Geek, 35% Dork. Making me a "Pure Nerd."

Take the test for yourself here.
(Don't worry you don't have to sign up for that dating site to get your result)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!

Monday, August 17, 2009

funny signs from town hall protests

Via the Huffington Post.

Check them out here.

you know what he did?

twitter names. taken.

Today I got one step closer to signing up for Twitter. I JUST CAN'T STAY AWAY. But as I sat pondering what my username should be, I realized that if I typed something in, it would let me know if that name was available or not. This led me to become sidetracked, entering in absurd usernames and seeing if they were taken.

If you are thinking about joining Twitter, I apologize, because these usernames are already taken:

poop your pants

These names, however, are available:


Better hurry if you wanna get one of them, I hear they go fast.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Friday, August 14, 2009

workin' for the weekend...


Seth Godin talks about a behavior he calls "sheepwalking" on his blog and in his book "Tribes:"

"I define "sheepwalking" as the outcome of hiring people who have been raised to be obedient and giving them a braindead job and enough fear to keep them in line."

He talks about how people are made to act effectively as sheep, reporting to their jobs every day and just doing what is expected of them, staying completely within the boundaries already established in business. But what if these boundaries are really just limiting potential of employees, as well as the companies they work for?

But how can be combat the epidemic of sheepwalking? Godin has some ideas:

"Step one is to give the problem a name. Done. Step two is for anyone who sees themself in this mirror to realize that you can always stop. You can always claim the career you deserve merely by refusing to walk down the same path as everyone else just because everyone else is already doing it.

The biggest step, though, comes from anyone who teaches or hires. And that's to embrace non-sheep behavior, to reward it and cherish it. As we've seen just about everywhere there's been growth lately, that's where the good stuff happens."

Read the entire post on sheepwalking here. And check out Godin's book Tribes. It kind of made me feel the way I used to in college - like I really could be successful and do something I love...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

why Adrian Beltre is on the DL .... again ...

Beltre was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with an injured testicle, the Associated Press reports.

Spin: Guys, you might not want to read the details on this one. Beltre took a one-hopper to the groin area in the ninth inning Wednesday, yet managed to play out the remainder of the 14-inning game. However, he may now need surgery due to bleeding in the testicle, which would put him out indefinitely.

yeesh, sorry guy.

heard it babysitting

"wanna see what i made?"

shows me this little fish tank with plastic fish inside.

"those are REAL fake fish."


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Bills lose first preseason matchup, look sharp.

Last night the Buffalo Bills took the field for their first preseason game of the year! And boy, did they not do well. Granted, your starters are only in there for 2 or 3 possessions, but in that time we managed to let the Titans score on a FAKE PUNT and throw an interception.

But the Buffalo News did highlight the silver lining of the outing nicely:

On the positive side, Terrell Owens caught two passes for 27 yards in a nine-play debut for the Bills, no Bills starting players sustained any injuries and the Bills' white throwback jerseys looked sharp.

I agree with the showing from TO being a good thing, it was nice to see him out there gettin' things done. But if the only bright side of our preseason game is the fact that we looked good in our uniforms, then I'm a little worried about this season. I mean, we can't wear those throwbacks every week. What will the redeeming quality of all our other losses be?

I guess I shouldn't be too worried. Because really, you can't really predict too much about a season from preseason game number one. Thank goodness.

And the Bills are going to the Super Bowl!

Friday, August 07, 2009

the Dr. Seuss you may not know...

Have you ever seen a Dr. Seuss art exhibit? They are pretty amazing - animations of wonderful creatures from his books, other illustrations you wouldn't think Dr. Seuss would do, and then these:

They are pretty wonderful I think. Enjoy.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

security via Segue.

The security guard in front of our office rides a Segue. He wears a Security Guard outfit, military boots, and a bike helmet. Why does he need a Segue? It doesn’t really make him more intimidating, and the helmet must be annoying to wear all day. And let’s say someone is causing a ruckus and the security guard needs to step in. The amount of space he needs to cover is one block. That means even if he’s standing on one end of the block, and a ruckus starts to occur at the other end of the block, the amount of time it would take him to Segue over there isn’t significantly faster than how long it would take him to run. Especially since he would have to weave his Segue through all the pedestrians walking on the sidewalk.

I think he really wanted the Segue because his job was boring. Now instead of just standing outside all day, he gets to ride around on a Segue all day. And get paid for it. What the heck am I doing all the way up here on the 36th floor? I could totally be riding a Segue around in the sun and be getting paid for it.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

And now for your pleasure, a Debbie Downer rant.

Wahhh wahhhh.

Today’s subject: Women who don’t know how to behave in the gym locker room.

Today in the locker room after my work out the ONE OTHER WOMAN in the room chose to use the locker directly next to me, both limiting my space and making me uncomfortable once she sat down on the bench and began eating some fruit out of a small Tupperware container as I dried off from my shower and changed. It was like she was at the movies, only instead of popcorn she had fruit, and instead of watching trailers she was getting a nice look at my rack. I wanted to say something to her, but she’s not the only guilty one.

Almost every day at the gym, these women are there. These women who for some reason like to hang out in the locker room. Most of the time the culprits are held up by some really, really important cell phone conversation. Like the day one woman, we’ll call her “Sally,” was sitting on a bench in the locker room talking on her phone when I arrived to work out. I changed, worked out, showered, changed back into my clothes and left the gym as Sally carried on her conversation. Sally, come on! If you have such an important, long telephone conversation, why do you want to do it in a room full of naked, sweaty women (and note to all the men reading this, I don’t think Sally was there for the show).

But Sally’s not the only one. So many people talk on their cell phones in the locker room it’s like a big phone booth. I get it if you’re saying “oh, well I just got to the gym, bye luv yaaazzzz” but if you’re having a 15 minute conversation, you should take it elsewhere, ladies.

Here are some simple rules about locker room etiquette:

1. If you know you are going to be on a long telephone call, don’t go to the gym. There are far better places to have a business or personal conversation than in the middle of a locker room – and it can’t be comfortable to sit on those benches for a long time.

2. If you think you’re going to need to eat something – do it before you’re in the locker room.

3. If you want to walk around naked, GO FOR IT GIRL. I just won’t be joining you.

4. If you are one of the only people in the locker room, choose a locker that doesn’t border one of the ones already being used.

I think if people follow these little tips, it will make for a much better changing experience for everyone involved.

up up and away!

via flickr

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!

Superbowls, guns, and sweatpants. Oh my.

Former Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress has been indicted on weapons charges that stemmed from the night he shot himself in the leg last year. Everything is looking down for Plax now. I mean at one point he caught the winning touchdown in a Super Bowl. Now he probably would trade that in for a Scott Norwood “Wide Right” than have to live with his current situation (well…maybe not quite).

Let’s take a look at all the things gone wrong in Plax’s life:

  • Facing up to 3.5 years in jail
  • Trading in a Giants jersey for a prison uni
  • He shot himself in the leg
  • He may go to jail for shooting himself in the leg

Let’s take a look at the reasons things have gone wrong:
Reason #3: he had a gun on him when he shouldn’t have.
Reason #2: he tucked said gun into his sweatpants.
Reason #1: he wore sweatpants to a club. Come on, Plax! Show some self respect. We know you can afford at least jeans.

If carrying a gun in a club, do not rely on the elastic band of your sweatpants to keep it concealed.