28 January 2009

CP 1222 00334466 [updated x2]

I had a mysterious charge show up on my credit card bill. The only identifying information was CP 1222 00334466. By using Google and pondering for a while, I came to the conclusion that it was the World Market store on Brodie Lane, whose parent company is Cost Plus. The 1222 00334466 part is some kind of state-mandated identity number. 2009-12-27: ████ ██████ [who is apparently scared of people learning where he gets gas] wrote to me about this post, saying that he discovered it was the Philips gas station on South Lamar; so CP in that case would be Conoco Philips. ... Read more

26 January 2009

Let them eat cake!

Last week I found myself in Cissi’s Wine Bar on South Congress. If you know me, you might be thinking that I’m not really the wine bar type. It’s true, and I think it was the first time I’d ever been in one. However, they were having a special event which involved free desserts, and that is my vice. Belgian Ale Doughnuts are awesome, especially when dipped in caramel sauce. ... Read more

19 January 2009

The inevitable happened

I got bitten by a squirrel. It wasn’t really her fault. She was hungry and nervous, and went for what looked like a tasty peanut, and discovered it was a finger. She stopped biting as soon as she realized, but because she was in a hurry she bit far enough to break the skin. That’s the point at which a lot of people would be yelling “Oh my god! Rabies! Help! ... Read more

16 January 2009

Mike Murray, master of irony

Mike Murray donated $100,000 to the campaign to pass Proposition 8 in California . How did he make that money? Why, he was Microsoft’s HR Director, in charge of their diversity training program . Just because you do a job, doesn’t mean you learn anything from the experience, eh?

16 January 2009

You do what with it?

From the latest medical scare story on MSNBC : A new study warns about improper use of Vicks VapoRub for children under a certain age. […] Dr. Sherman says a safer alternative for infants is saline. For everyone else, he says, just stick to some chicken soup. “As far as the common cold goes, there’s really no study showing anything that speeds it along,” he said. So has Dr Sherman totally missed the point about what Vicks VapoRub is supposed to do? ... Read more

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