Saturday, August 09, 2003

Move along, nothing to see
Our broadband provider has changed ownership once again. As always, the change comes complete with a change of email address. What's worse, our old user name isn't available with the new provider, so the idiots elected to choose a new one on our behalf... and the best substitute they could come up with is a staggering 21 characters long. This is especially problematic given that the new email address is based on the user name. Daunted by the prospect of all of that typing, I finally got annoyed enough to get a domain of my very own. Well, okay, it technically belongs to both the ball and chain and I. I have already created 5 email accounts. I am mad with power.

Next, I decided to move my blog.

After many weeks of hardcore procrastinating, I've gotten the new blog set up. I even gave it a new look. Check it out here.

I said check it out. Now. Go on.
posted by Rebecca 8/09/2003 10:02:00 PM

Monday, June 30, 2003

No, I take it back...
THIS is what I call an image. Dave Barry considers it further proof that the end is nigh. I have to say, it doesn't look good for the home team.
posted by Rebecca 6/30/2003 03:56:00 PM

Friday, June 27, 2003

Pigeons... there anything they can't do?
posted by Rebecca 6/27/2003 11:15:00 AM

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Now THIS is what I call an image!
Can you figure out what the story is about?

posted by Rebecca 6/18/2003 07:22:00 PM

Well, yeah. Unless that's why they crashed...
From Two Small Planes Collide Over Florida... At least two people were feared dead.
posted by Rebecca 6/18/2003 11:33:00 AM

Friday, June 13, 2003

Desperate punctuation shortage at The Associated Press
ABCNEWS.COM June 13 -- A desperate shortage of punctuation marks at The Associated Press resulted in careful rationing in the article headlined Beloved N.Y. Bra Lady Dies at 95. Conservation efforts included the following...

Several periods: Koch, who died Thursday, had been hospitalized since last week, when she fell and broke her hip at the Town Shop, whose threshold she first crossed in 1927, when she married Henry Koch and his lingerie business.

One comma, and possibly a period for good measure: But last year, after national news stories appeared about an old woman who still found a reason to believe in life, in work and in the importance of a bra that fits she suddenly became famous.

Two parentheses: She went to his successful business there were four stores then to handle his account.

One semicolon: "I always liked people. No sales pressure that we don't allow," she said.

According to a highly placed source at The Associated Press, the punctuation shortage was a temporary problem that has since been addressed. ".,:;.,(:;)...," added one contact, who asked not to be identified, "!!!".
posted by Rebecca 6/13/2003 05:44:00 PM

Thursday, June 12, 2003

But how does God feel about capris?
Swazi king blames women's trousers for world's ills. Such a short article, so many fabulous quotes.
"The Bible says curse be unto a woman who wears pants, and those who wear their husband's clothes."... Mswati.
"What rights?"... Mswati.
"The king says I am the cause of the world's problems because of my outfit. Never mind terrorism, government corruption, poverty and disease, it's me and my pants. I reject that,"... Thob'sile Dlamini.
posted by Rebecca 6/12/2003 04:24:00 PM

Just when you thought it was safe...
... to read news on the internet.
"Primative" spelling bid fails at CNN

Also check out this latest from the crack graphics team at CNN...

posted by Rebecca 6/12/2003 04:13:00 PM

Thursday, June 05, 2003

Maybe it was the sushi...
My stomach is making some really weird noises. Not grumbling. Think more along the lines of the big blue opera singer from The Fifth Element.
posted by Rebecca 6/05/2003 03:24:00 PM