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.
Hey, Limey, do you get many men in your behind?
I turned 50 in August. All of my flowers died while I was in Michigan for a week which was hotter than hell. Grass hasn’t need cutting in 4 weeks either. Only the weeds are thriving. Now it was 48 degrees this morning. Yesterday drove the boat out of the marina (Lake Erie) drove on the lake for 10 minutes and then back in we went. Nor-Easters. Got my favorite bras for 50% off at J.C. Pennys. Wooooo.
Where at in Northern Indiana? I’m originally from Mishawaka (aka South Bend).
Congrats on finishing school!
I got in on the facebook name immediately. I went with http://www.facebook.com/NewSwedenSwede…HA! I beat out all the other fish eating square heads!
What would I leave in a time capsule? Jeezum Crow that’s a tough one…Hmmm…OK. I’d leave Charles Burkowski’s book of poetry,”Come On In”…one of my silver spoon rings, my Ipod and this picture of me. http://tiny.cc/Me66
By the way…I ALWAYS bargain shop. I’m a tight wad Swede….and I HATE GOING TO THE MALL!
I was just checking on the moderation thing….so I posted the link in the “awaiting moderation” post so make sure it wasn’t something dirty I’d put on there by accident.
@ND – just outside of Ft. Wayne. Indiana…a helluva place to grow up. Where I got my kink and my warped sense of humor I’ll never know. This place is boring boring boring. Where are you now ND? Have you ever regretting leaving home? I’m dying to get the hell out of here. Washington state is looking really good but I’ll have to see where the job leads me.
Tammie – I got the moderation thing too. Jeff must be sketchy on newbs.
I was in on the first few seconds of the facebook extravaganza. We were all amazed that the FB servers were so well prepared. Never a hiccup after spending weeks announcing the new feature.
I only upset three people (that I know of) by securing CitizenX.
For me it took place during the live taping of the drill down.
Nice tip on the option to rename, BTW.
I had no idea.
Now it all seems silly to me.
Great Googly Moogly says
RE: Wrong Numbers
My number was constantly being called by people looking for a trucking company. I called and told these people to stress to their customers and employees the importance of dialing correctly but to no avail. I finally got pissed and started fucking with people who called. I’d send truck drivers to the opposite side of the country and make wildly inappropriate comments to their friends and associates who called.
RE: Laughing At Movies Inappropriately
I was forced to be in a roomful of females who were watching “Mommy Dearest” and laughed until I cried. Thought that movie was hilarious. They didn’t see the humor like I did. They were crying during the “wire hangar” scene and I was laughing my ass off.
RNK…I’m not a newb so I was worried I’d done something that I shouldn’t have….sometimes I do things I don’t mean to do….
Good intentions…bad results. LOL
Museums are traditionally closed on Mondays wherever you go.
RNK: Get the hell out of there as soon as you can. From Angola and lived in IN 40+ years, been in NC for 5 yrs. and love it. Thumbs up to Kink and a Sense of Humor!
My phone # used to be one off from the local radio station therefore we would get calls at all hours for requests. Nothing pisses people off faster than telling them that their favorite group sucks and you won’t play their songs and if they don’t like it they can change the station.
I Love Lucy Boxset, it sounds like a joke dude, I mean really. Wasn’t it George Carlin who used to do a bit about someone stealing his nude pictures of Ernest Borgnine, I mean really. No wonder it was only $14.99, you’ve seen every episode at least 14 times each. Watching them is going to be like listening to the classic rock station when they “Get the Led Out” good music or not it won’t maintain any traction in your brain.
My good buy was my son’s football cleats $50.00 pair of Adidas cleats for $10.00. Brand new they just had a little spot on one of the stripes so they were $10.00!!!
Greg in Cincinnati says
Did Dick Cheney turn up in Jeff’s PO Box or something? It used to be a simple matter to find the address, but now I am one stumped chump.
About 2 years ago, I found a stainless GE fridge, 2 years old on Craigslist. The ad said it just stopped cooling. 100 bucks.
Now, if the light goes on, and the fan works, there’s only a few things that could be wrong, the MOST expensive of which (compressor) would have cost about 300. So, a 2 year old, $400 stainless fridge would be a pretty good deal.
Turns out, there was just a wire disconnected from the compressor. I plugged it back in and had a $100 bargain.
I’m dying to find out what was happening over JK’s right shoulder…..
Lew In Bama says
A time capsule of my August….
A copy of the cash offer I accepted to sell my house after just 45 days on the market.
A copy of the email stating that my group had no more work and our contract was up.
A copy of the offer I accepted to work for another company for 25% more money.
Met these folks in Virginia who ran a bed and breakfast. When they had their yellow pages ad done there was a typo in the phone number for a place that sold car batteries. They got so many calls they decided not do anything about the wrong number and simply started selling car batteries on the side. They said it all worked out nicely and the extra money was more than welcome. True story.
My August absolutely SUCKED and I pray that I will never have any other month like it.
Unless I’m dead. Then, I won’t care ’cause I won’t be able to feel anything.
Wow, outside Ft. Wayne, huh? Yeah, time to get outta there. Run! Run and don’t look back!
I lived in Mishawaka for the first 33 years of my life. Worked at Notre Dame for 10. Decided I needed a change. So I moved to Las Vegas. Lived there for a little over a year (didn’t like it). Then I moved to the Phoenix area. I’ve lived in the Phx burbs for 6 years now. Love it and don’t miss my home town one bit! I can still watch all the ND home football games on NBC 🙂