Arbitrary Randomness
Friday, May 28, 2004
I was reading the container of Ben & Jerry's Vanilla Ice Cream yesterday, and looked at the ingredients. The first two were cream and skim milk. I think after using cream, you might as well throw out the low fat thing and use regular milk.

I also found out I was helping to support a vanilla bean farming community in Indonesia.
Monday, May 24, 2004
Did anyone catch WDIV's 11:00 news on Friday? There was a report from someone who was showing how deep the flooding was. He was stading in the water and he said something like "as you can see the water is up to my knees, and if I kneel down, the water comes up to my waist."

ummmm..... ok, and if you lay down, it'll be above your head.
Friday, May 21, 2004
I know I'm not the first person to complain about the NBA Playoff scheduling, but I can't believe how ridiculous it is. The Pistons had 3 days off between games six and seven, and now only have one day off before the start of the next series. What's up with that?

At least it is every other night for this next series.
I have forgotton about my letter that I was supposed to receive from A TTelephone company. I need to call them back. I was supposed to receive a letter in 10 days. I'm not sure if that was 10 business days or 10 calendar days, but today is day 27 (business day 20). Now I'm determined to get that letter. I know it is probably more effort than what it is worth, but they will not win.
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Two articles in my "myyahoo homepage" entertainment section were right next to each other. One of them about Tony Randall passing away, the next about Tom Hanks giving himself a 'C' for every movie he has done.

I find it humorous (not because of the death) because upon seeing the name Tony Randall, the first thing I thought of was the SNL skit when Tom Hanks was the host, and they were on the game show, and Tom Hanks had no short term memory. And then the next article was about Tom Hanks.

Speaking of Tom Hanks, I thought the other day that if he ended a letter by saying "thanks" and then put down his first initial and last name it would read: "Thanks, THanks"
Friday, May 14, 2004
Not that I watch American Idol, but they could end all these controversial decisions by doing one thing.... vote for the person you want OFF rather than the one(s) you want to stay. If they did that, I don't think that Hudson, Huff, or London would have been voted off.

Just my two cents on a show that I don't really watch.... it just comes on before 24 does
Remember the old Bartles and James commercials with the two old guys?

"... and we thank you for your support."
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
I keep forgetting to say this, but a few months ago, I saw Tony Ortiz (from 1270) on TV, and he was nothing like I pictured him. Not that I had an exact picture in my head, but if I did, that was not it.
"Must-win" is over used, and used at incorrect times
Monday, May 10, 2004
Today is day 16, business day 11. If I wasn't so busy over the weekend, I would have called and complained about non-receipt of a letter from A TTelephone company. It's going to be a busy week this week, so I'm not sure the next time I'll be able to call A TTelephone company to complain.

I know it's probably a waste of my time, but I want to see how far I have to go for someone at A TTelephone company to send me a letter.
Friday, May 07, 2004
Hail is never "hail-sized"
situation: person emails me this morning, I reply to the email. later in the day, said person calls me and asks if I got the email. I say that i replied to the email. he says that he's on the road, and didn't check his email.

here's my thought.... if you are going to send an email, and then not check for a reply, and call me to find out about it, why not just call me in the first place? I could see if i needed to do research, and the email was a heads up that he was going to call later, but that wasn't the case.

i'm not sure i'll ever understand people.
If you go to the Blimpie Subs on 17 & Dequindre, you will be the guy's friend. He will tell you. I've only been in there twice, and both times were around 5:00ish, but he was there both times, and let me know I was his friend. Really nice guy. Pretty good sub, too, although I was a bit disappointed in the Meatball. There were prepackaged portions to fill the sub, and there could have been a few more meatballs to fill the sub in my opinion.
Thursday, May 06, 2004
Does anyone happen to know when the final episode of Friends is on? I have been watching NBC, and I don't think I've caught any commercials, news programs, or anything letting me know when it is. (/sarcasm)
Wednesday, May 05, 2004
For the amount of people who think I'm crazy for not being a big fan of chocolate, it's amazing how much faster non-chocolate desserts go before the chocolate desserts.

It makes me think that I'm not so strange, which has me a bit worried.
I was following this van on the way home from work the other day, and it had a hitch on the back, but it was recessed, so it didn't stick out, and there was a little decal with the brand name of the hitch that said "Hidden Hitch". Well that's not very smart. They just told me where it was hiding. Now it's not hidden anymore.
I saw a bumper sticker on another car that I thought was pretty clever. There was a Big W, an American Flag, and an '04
You know what bugs me about business emails.... when people copy either their boss or your boss on emails. I know that there are certain circumstances when this is valid, but there are people who do it on every friggin' email. It really annoys me when they do it on emails when they are questioning what I did, or saying that I have done something wrong. I'm not saying that I don't want my boss to find out, but in the case where I didn't do anything wrong, and have to reply to them to explain this, then I feel like I have to copy the bosses on my response, so they don't think that I did something wrong, or follow up with me later saying "did you take care of this" and what not. Now the bosses have 5 extra emails from being copied on these correspondences that usually they didn't need to be involved with in the first place.

My thought is, if you have a problem with me, tell me or tell my boss, but don't tell both of us at the same time.
Tuesday, May 04, 2004
not sure why, but this just popped in my head out of nowhere today...

Doe....... Ray.......... EGON!!!!!!!!
Monday, May 03, 2004
DISCOVER how secure some credit card companies are. We have been living in our house for over 2.5 years now. In those 2.5 years, we have received various mail from previous owners (not just the ones before us). Mostly junk mail. In the first month or so, we did receive some important looking stuff, and saved it in a pile and called up the previous owners and had them come pick it up from us (and they seemed like we were inconveniencing them by giving them their mail). Anywho, in the past 2 years, we haven't really received all that much, and nothing that looked important, like say a credit card bill. Last week, when going through the mail, I DISCOVERed a piece a mail that I opened up, thinking it was one of the numerous credit card applications that we get in any given week. When I opened the envelop from the credit card company, I DISCOVERed that there were actual credit cards in them. I looked closer and I DISCOVERed that they were of the previous owners. I can't figure out why they would send new credit cards to an address that they did not send a bill to in the last 2 years. Maybe if I did some research, I would DISCOVER that this credit card company may be related to A TTelephone company that I've had problems with doing weird stuff after two years.

Out of the kindness of my heart, I called up the credit card company to let them know what happened. True, I could have researched to find the previous owners information, and try and get in touch with them to get them their credit cards, but I took the less work way, and just called up the company. The lady on the phone was nice, and she was probably reading from company policy, so I'm not blaming her in the least, but she said that she would like me to cut up the credit cards and mail them back to the credit card company. I know that 37 cents isn't a lot of money, but I'm already going out of my way to make sure these credit cards don't get into the wrong hands, and now they want me to fork over some of my own money to send them back?

We DISCOVERed that this credit card company wasn't the greatest about a year ago when they called my wife, and my wife just asked for them to send us information, and they opened an account and sent us cards. We cut up the cards, and called back to cancel the account, only to DISCOVER that it wasn't cancelled, because they called and had some special offer for current card members.

On a related note, I still have yet to receive a letter from A TTelephone company that they promised in 7-10 days.... i'm not sure if that was 7-10 days, or 7-10 business days, but today is the 9th day, and the 6th business day. Although if I called them on a Saturday, wouldn't Saturday count as a business day, since they answered the phone?

It's amazing the things you can DISCOVER about credit card companies, and A TTelephone company, with out actually naming them = )

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