Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year.

Out with the old: 2007

In with the new: 2008

It is a little early, but HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Friday, December 28, 2007

Drive Someone Insane with Postcards

See ebay listing:

Below is the ebay description:

You are bidding on a rare chance to traumatize a treasured friend or relative with baffling, mind-numbing, mystery correspondence from abroad.

Here is the arrangement:

I will be spending the Christmas holiday in Poland in a tiny village that has one church with no bell because angry Germans stole it. Aside from vodka, there is not a lot for me to do.

During the course of my holiday I will send three postcards to one person of your choosing.

These postcards will be rant-ravingly insane, yet they will be peppered with unmistakable personal details about the addressee. Details you will provide me.

The postcards will not be coherently signed, leaving your mark confused, guessing wildly, crying out in anguish.

"How do I know this person? And how does he know I had a ferret named Goliath?"

Your beloved friend or relative will try in vain to figure out who it is. Best of all, it can't possibly be you because you'll have the perfect alibi: you're not in Poland. You're home, wherever that is, doing whatever it is you do when not driving your friends loopy with international prankery.

Your target will rack their brains in the shower. At dinner. During long drives. At work. On the golf course.

"Who did I tell about the time I got fired by a note on my chair?" they'll ponder, "And where the hell is Szczeczinek?"

But wait, there's more.

To add to the sheer confusion and genuine discomfort, one missive will be on an original promotional postcard announcing the 1995 television premiere of Central Park West on CBS.

Another will be a postcard celebrating Atlanta's disastrous hosting of the 1996 summer Olympic games.

Your mark will be at a complete loss, desperate for answers, debating contacting people he or she hasn't talked to in years.

"I know this will sound weird," they'll say, "but by any chance were you in Eastern Europe ranting about cantaloupe... twelve years ago... right before some show with Mariel Hemingway debuted?"

When you decide to end the torment is completely up to you. If you can, I recommend owning up on 1 April 2008 - giving you nearly half a year of joy and a George Clooney-esque level of prankage. If you can't hold it in that long, I totally understand.

The winning bid was $415.00

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

After work today.

With Christmas over, there are sales discounting most Christmas items. I hit two Bartell Drugs store, a Walgreens, a QFC, a Hallmark store and a JC Penneys. Found some stocking stuffers (for when family comes down this Friday), two ornaments (at 40% - 50% off) and switched out some Levi's 501 for Levi's 505 at the correct size (for dad).

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Around the block.

Happy Chrismas day. My and my day tried to goto a buffet we have gone to the past and found it closed. We tried a few other places. I think I say a Starbuck open. We did find a Safeway that was open and picked up a few things and some hot food. Back at my parents place, while we ate our food it started to snow. It melted on the road and given some time it did stick to the grass and trees. With it snowing, I headed back to my place in Bellevue for the rest of the day. Thats my story for today. No gifts today, we are waiting for my brother to come down this Friday.

Monday, December 24, 2007

A Chrismas Greeting, of sorts.

The 12 Days of Email

This YouTube video was done for my brother's work and features his family.

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Apartment

A few weeks ago I was offered a deal to move to a different apartment. A free month's rent and repayment of any cost of utilities due to the move. When they remodeled the apartment, I think there is a problem with the placement of the water heater. At the time of the offer, dad was still in the hospital. About two weeks later, I informed them that I would like to do the deal. I left a message and did not hear back them. I pick up a package in the apartment rental office, they said they are waiting for work from the owners. Today there was some info taped on my apartment door. There are some new owners and new apartment manager(s). Looks like the deal may be off. Not sure if I should bring the issue up, maybe I will not have to move. Time will tell.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Our HERO game tangents.

Here are some of the off topics that came up durring on HERO RPG game on 12/08/07:

Book: Wizard's First Rule
TV: Chuck
Podcast: Dragons Landing

Monday, December 03, 2007

To start up again.

Things are getting back to a little more normal. I started to walk to work again. It was a bad day to start. It was raining and there was a wind. When I got to work I was only a quarter wet and found out that I left my lunch. The walk home was dryer.

Wacky news

A New York judge lost his job after taking 46 people into custody after they all refused to admit whose mobile phone rang (WENN)