Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Check it out...

The following link is an article by the great Jon Ronson, the man who created one of the best documentaries I have ever seen: Secret Rulers of the World. (Which, hopefully, will be released on DVD someday.)

It is a story of a cruise he took that had the "psychic" Sylvia Browne aboard:

Jon Ronson on America's most controversial psychic Sylvia Browne | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited

My favorite quote:

"My years," she replies. "My years of validation save me." She pauses. "If after 53 years I was a fraud, don't you think they would have found out?"

People believe what they want to believe, and I think her record truly does speak for itself.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

I don't understand...

So I am on the phone yesterday with one of my customers, having a discussion with her about an order. At one point she puts me on hold. I sit there waiting, and some dude picks up the phone.

"May I help you?"

"Actually, I was just talking to Phyllis (not her name)."

"Oh, well she wants me to transfer this call over to her, but I don't know how to do that." Click.

He just hangs up on me. The moron doesn't even know how to transfer a call at his place of employment. I don't expect people to know every nook and cranny of their business. I would appreciate rudimentary knowledge though. Like how to transfer a fucking call. I would have been less pissed off if he hadn't told me he didn't know how to transfer a call, and had just hung up. Then I would have figured it was an accident. I am surprised he knew which end to talk into.

Sometimes I just can't take it.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Rain today...

It rained today, and whenever it rains and I think I need an umbrella I think of the one I have been missing for a while now. I know...know that I have one. I used to keep behind the seat in my truck, but it isn't there. Where is it? I can't find it!

Now I have been lucky, in that when it rains I often don't need to go out. During the weekend I don't have anything important to do, so I will just stay in. If I am at work it is usually done by the time I leave, or usually isn't raining when I am out. That is why I don't often think about finding my umbrella. I have looked before, but I just can't find it. I used to be so sure it was in my truck, but I moved almost a year and half ago. This has lead me to look in all of my boxes. I have never found it in any of those. Where is it!?

I'm not too cheap to buy one, but I figure if I have one why go buy a new one? And I do have one right? I just haven't been able to find it. Today I get to thinking though. I had my truck in a shop about three years ago. It was broken into while there...and every thing was stolen. That is what happened to my umbrella. I never put it together until today. I guess I can finally break down and by a new one. I feel like an idiot, but my mind is finally at ease about the damn thing.

Friday, October 12, 2007

I couldn't have said it better myself

Dallas Stars Blog:: SHINE UP THOSE RINGS

After the magical Cowboy win in Buffalo Monday night, I've been wondering how to address it. The great Daryl Reaugh says it better than I could ever dream.

My favorite part:

I mean come on, other than running the wrong direction and scoring on themselves the Cowboys couldn't have done much more to gift the first Monday Night game for the Bills in 13 years to you.

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Did I see him in a Warner Bros. cartoon?

I was watching the ESPN program Pardon the Interruption, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was on. While watching the interview, I realized that if he wasn’t the owner of my beloved Cowboys, just how much I would make fun of him. He is really a cartoon character.

1) When he forces a smile he reminds me of Jack Nicholson’s Joker from Batman.

2) He has had so much plastic surgery, and, and one of his eyes look bigger than the other eye. It is really weird looking.

3) He also suffers from an affliction that seems to affect a bunch of rich business men. A bad hair cut. Not really cartoonish, but it adds to the whole ensemble.

3) When he talks, he has this real gravelly voice on top of sounding like he has been sucking on helium. I hardly hear him talk with out smirking.

The only thins missing was he didn’t have any of those weird grammatical expression he makes on his weekly radio show that leave you scratching your head. For example, “I don’t know when I knew that.”

All that being said though, if he isn’t the best owner in the NFL he is definitely in the top 3. He does a great job of making you believe all he cares about is winning, and not the money.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Chocolate Chex Cereal

I eat cereal at least once a day, sometimes more. It depends on how lazy I am feeling once dinner rolls around. One of the trends I have been noticing lately is established brands adding sweetened versions to their line. One of the new ones is Chocolate Chex.

The genius part of this cereal is that not all of the Chex pieces are chocolate. Which gives it a milder flavor, and not super sweet like your traditional “kids cereal”. Also it is a mix of both Rice and Corn Chex, borrowing from the excellent Kellogg’s Crispix. Plus I have felt that the rice and corn flavors are the two best flavors anyways. Like other Chex cereals it does a pretty good job of not getting soggy to quick. It holds it form really well.

Another good point about it is that it is only 10 calories more than regular, or plain Chex. The only problem I have is the chocolate is kind of chalky. Even that is just a small gripe.

This is a good cereal. Not too sweet, not too plain. Just as healthy as a regular Chex cereal. Plus it is a nice change of pace if your are burned out on traditional cereals. It really hits that sweet tooth.