Monthly Archive: July 2007

Someone please explain this to me. 11

Someone please explain this to me.

How can I be expected to continue responsibly toward my goal of debt-free living when pieces of my shoddy counter top are falling off in CHUNKS on my toes while I do dishes? 

It was bound to happen sooner or later. 13

It was bound to happen sooner or later.

We resisted as long as we could, but Jesse and I are now addicted to Lost. My mom came to visit and brought episodes of Lost on DVD for us to watch. We've only finished the first season so far,...

Social Blunder #47 0

Social Blunder #47

When leaving a message, it's a Bad Idea(TM) to do your Micro Machines Man impersonation when doing so. This goes double if you do it only during the portion of the message containing your phone number.

I have got to get me some of these pants. 10

I have got to get me some of these pants.

Our New Addiction 7

Our New Addiction

For years I'd been hearing about Settlers of Catan and about how much fun it is to play. I'd never gotten around to trying it out and Shauna was especially disinterested, relegating it to the same category as Dungeons and...

The Importance of Transparency 2

The Importance of Transparency

Several months ago, Wired ran a great article on how companies are embracing radical transparency as a new approach to public relations. The list wasn't just a bunch of hip new Web 2.0 companies either. Microsoft operates Channel 9 as...

Website Updates: Subscribe to Comments, Related Posts, and Behind the Scenes Stuff 3

Website Updates: Subscribe to Comments, Related Posts, and Behind the Scenes Stuff

I've added a few new features over the last few weeks that I hope will prove helpful in finding nifty stuff on our site and participating more fully. For about two weeks now, I've had the Subscribe to Comments plugin...

Spam Wars: Making Spam Illegal in Utah 15

Spam Wars: Making Spam Illegal in Utah

Much like the woman in the famous Monty Python skit, I don't like spam. Unlike her, I'm talking about the almost unstoppable flow of unsolicited email messages advertising new mortgages, "male enhancement" pills, online gaming and a host of other...

Happy Independence Day 4

Happy Independence Day

In the same vein of Thanksgiving, here's a famous speech to help put things into perspective between that 4th hamburger and 6th box of sparklers. Let us never forget that 57 brave men pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor...

Excessive is always good 8

Excessive is always good

Heard in the office today: "How are you today?" "Super!" "Oh, good!" "I was going to say 'superfluous'…" Impressed "Oooooh's" and "Ahhh's" "… But then I knew someone would ask me what it meant and I don't exactly know the...