Over the weekend I experienced a flare-up of my continuing midlife crisis. Nothing too serious, though. Metten and I had a phone conversation, during which I engaged in a little more whining than I’m comfortable with. But other than that… it wasn’t as bad as some of the previous flare-ups.
This time only Metten and Toney suffered.
I did, however, book two additional yurt sessions during the coming months. That was the big result of the weekend crisis. I’m going back into my pod in the woods, twice before winter gets here. With Little Debbies, of course.
And remember a few months back when Facebook announced they were going to allow people to choose usernames? So, instead of a long jumble of random letters and numbers, the address to your Facebook pages would look like this: facebook.com/username.
They allowed folks to start choosing at midnight on a Friday (I think), and there was a full-on feeding frenzy. In fact, when I tried to get jeffkay, only a few minutes past midnight, it was already gone. Grrr… Sometimes those Jeff Kays can really piss a guy off.
I was highly irritated, and chose jskay instead. A horrible choice! I should’ve gone with thewvsr. My decision-making skills were hampered by anger and Yuengling, and Facebook said I’d have to live with it for life. You only get one shot, they reminded me again and again.
But I was monkeying around on the site last night, and under SETTINGS found a place where they allow you a second chance. And I successfully changed my address to facebook.com/thewvsr.
I don’t think this option is widely known, but it’s there. So, if you’re like me and made a turd-like choice on feeding-frenzy night, they’re allowing do-overs. Just go to Settings>Account Settings>Username. There’s an option there to change it.
Good god, is this really what it’s come to?
Speaking of so-called social networking, according to this site I have Twitter nuts that weigh 131.38 lbs. Complete with a cartoon illustration! …Twitter nuts?
And since we’re on the subject, I asked you guys to promote the eBook via Twitter while I was in West Virginia last week, and told you I’d choose two promoters at random, and send ’em a free t-shirt.
This morning I pasted all the screen names into a Word document, printed it out, cut them into little Chinese fortune strips, and had both Secrets choose one each from a bowl.
And here are the winners of the Evil Twin leapin’ catfish shirts: iamjasonjordan and phaedrusX. Congratulations guys (or gals)! Let me know the size you prefer, and I’ll get the shirts out to ya.
Thanks to everyone who participated. I appreciate it, sincerely.
I watched Gran Torino over the weekend, and laughed my ass off. Is that wrong? I had to watch the credits at the end, to see if Phil Hendrie had helped out with Eastwood’s dialogue. Some of it reminded me of Phil’s “Lloyd Bonafide” character.
It was a good movie, I thought. And I even approve of the controversial ending. Quite enjoyable.
A few days ago I bought the first two seasons of I Love Lucy — 67 episodes on 12 DVDs — for $14.99. How’s that for a bargain? They also had the first two seasons of Hogan’s Heroes, Everybody Loves Raymond, and South Park, for the same price. Maybe a few other shows, too.
One of the biggest consumer complaints about the music industry is the high price of CDs. The video folks are trying to avoid making the same mistake, and have always offered DVDs at a decent price. Comparably, anyway.
But how are they making ANY money selling twelve discs for fifteen dollars? I’ve heard the tired-ass argument about DVDs only costing pennies to manufacture, but there’s a lot more to it than the physical item. There’s warehousing costs, freight, marketing, royalties, retail mark-up, payroll, whores for the VPs, etc. etc.
Perhaps it’s why I’m no longer working in that industry, and pulling-down outrageous paychecks? Maybe that has something to do with the fact that I was shit-out like yesterday’s breakfast burrito? Along with my boss, and my boss’s boss?
Yeah, at first I was excited about those I Love Lucy sets, but now I’m not so sure… I’m feeling a little depressed. Maybe I’ll give Metten a call?
Have you gotten any remarkable bargains lately? Brag about in the comments section below.
Also, this is the last day of the month. If you were to put together a time capsule to let future generations know about your own personal August 2009, what would you include? We need to know.
And how’s this for a big ol’ mess of an update? Hmm? If I told you what was happening over my right shoulder right now, you wouldn’t believe me…
I’ll see you guys tomorrow.