Archives for: "June 2005"


June 29th, 2005
In dieting and quitting smoking, as two examples, it is often said that when you vow these things, tell others. This will then hold you accountable and help you psychologically towards achievement of your goal(s). While I neither diet nor smoke, the… more »

The Worst Time of Year

June 27th, 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen, please let me welcome you to the worst time of year. I know this post is, as you will see, a few days past due, and for that I do apologize. Why, you ask, is this the worst time of year? Baseball. In the grand scheme of things,… more »

Wrong Number.

June 24th, 2005
I have one of those fancy (XXX) XXX-XX00 type cell phone numbers. The ability to end with "hundred" when you tell people the number is a wonderful luxury. The downfall is that your number will often be confused with that of any number of businesses. I… more »


June 23rd, 2005
There are words, phrases, accents, idioms, and customs that vary from region to region, even family to family. Growing up in this great state of Michigan, I of course developed the correct and complete set of these different items, right? (Not funny?… more »

June 22nd, 2005
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.- Andre Gide more »

Academic Faux Pas

June 17th, 2005
Many educators allow the opportunity to review a graded assignment after it is returned so the students may see where they missed points and what was expected. When another student tries to argue a point with the teacher/professor you do NOT have the… more »

Ebay Sellers: The misguided approach to life.

June 12th, 2005
I made a purchase on ebay relatively recently. Since the purchase I have received multiple e-mails from the seller reiterating the fact that I should not forget to leave feedback if I was satisfied with our transaction and he will leave me feedback in… more »

Cupcake wrapper.

June 8th, 2005
Upon completion of the cupcake did you ever ball up the wrapper and pop it in your mouth? There was plenty of cupcake residue left. No, you didn't eat the paper, there was some skill involved. Or was this only us "healthy eaters" that employed this… more »

Morning commute.

June 8th, 2005
Why is it that you can drive next to people at or even before 7am and they will be contently engaged in what appears to be a healthy, casual conversation on their cell phone? Who on EARTH are you talking to at 7am?!? Mind you, my wake up time is… more »

Forums = Hacked

June 7th, 2005
As to the issue some of you have addressed yesterday, here is your update. Yesterday morning shortly after 11am the Forums were hacked. To the best of my knowledge there was nothing personal involved, but it was also not necessarily a… more »