Thursday, September 13, 2007

Aren't you DELL?

This morning I had one of those memorable moments you have when you are around little kids.
So I am teasing our 8 year old about something, and as is usual, our 4 year old jumps in to defend her big sister.

"Aren't you DELL?" she asks me, "that is not how it is!"
"Aren't you DELL?"

This leaves both me and my elder daughter really confused. "Aren't you DELL? What is that supposed to mean?" she wonders, I'm thinking the same thing.

The moment passes, but I was still trying to run a pattern match in my head about what she might have heard an adult say that she interpreted as "Aren't you DELL."

Then it strikes me! The pronounciation matched and the context was right on.

"Can't you tell," that is what she meant to say!

We all had a hearty laugh after I told her what she was trying to say.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Where's the Justice!

This last weekend 2/10/2007 another horrific drunk driving accident claimed the lives of a majority of a Utah family. This time two kids and a their pregnant mother were killed leaving a father and two children behind. This is following a similar tragedy a month or so ago, where a majority of another family was wiped out by a different drunk driver.

In an unbelievable travesty of justice, the two drunk drivers were completely unhurt in both these incidents.

Why is it that we have repeat offender drunk drivers who kill people and remain unharmed in each of their alcohol induced killing sprees?

Where is the karmic justice in these situations?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Morality... Bah! Humbug!

Morality is a term overused by the right wingers, for me it's just humbug!

Here's what Morality means to me:
Morality defines how people behave when they know someone is watching!

Conscience, another much loved and overused pseudo-virtue.
Conscience is how people behave when they think someone is watching.

To me all that matters is Character.
Character defines how people behave when they know NO ONE is watching.

Monday, January 08, 2007

One word...

... AVOID ...

...Buying Home Depot coupons on eBay, 99.99% of them are fakes!

I bought from two different sellers after much looking thru feedback, pictures, and listing info.

Both turned out to be selling forged junk printed on home printers.

So there, consider yourself warned.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

What a Shameless Hypocrite!

Normally, you expect a politician to be a hypocrite. But I am appalled at the blatant and shameless hypocrisy of our Hypocrite-in-Chief, oops, Liar-in-Chief , oops again, Commander-in-Chief, Mr. George W. Bush.

For the six years that he has already been President of the USA fiscal discipline has never been an agenda item of his administration. He has run up the national debt and the budget deficit by large amounts and has significantly increased the size of the Federal Government while constantly talking about smaller government.

The nation finally woke up in 2006 and recognized the constant supply of lies from the White House and their nauseating repetitions from the echo-box of conservative talk-radio and put the Democrats back in control of both houses of Congress.

But the lying still has not stopped!

Just today he claimed in a Rose Garden speech that through spending cuts and tax reform his administration has cut the budget deficit in half. Half of what? And by not accounting for expenses of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq! Nice, take out the most expensive line item in the expense report and call the books in black. In the corporate world this is called "cooking the books" or fraud and is punishable with jail terms!

And now suddenly, earmarks and pork barrel projects have become a bad thing that must be fixed.

What a shameless hypocrite, makes me sick.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The Most Uncomfortable Arm Rest EVER!

It’s been over a year that we have a 2006 Toyota Sienna now. Overall I love it; just the other day, we managed to fit a big honkin’ snowblower in it, along with two kids.

But it has the most uncomfortable driver side right hand arm rest in any vehicle that I have driven.

For one, it is too short. This may be because my arms are shorter than the average American driver. Then it ends in (almost) a point and it is not padded enough.

The net effect is that the arm rest digs into the back of my elbow when I am driving. NOT GOOD!

Someone in the Toyota design group was not thinking when they put this together.

More about the TS’06 later...