17 May 2011

Assorted Flotsam

Assorted flotsam: the hate edition.



  • We know Blogger screwed up and blew away all but one comment on my last post and that this general screwing up happened to a lot of people. If people comment and the comments disappear, does a tree fall in a forest? And if Blogger is at the heart of deforestation, should we be angrier about that or about Canada foisting Celine Dion on us?
  • It was the 10 year mark so we had no choice. We sent our passports in for renewal. It'll likely take about 6 weeks. Meanwhile we have no passports. And I hate this. HATE this. Suppose I want to do some crimes and flee the country? Then what? There is no box on the renewal form that has "I'm keeping the old passport until you send me the new one because I may want to do some crimes and flee the country" and this is what's wrong with the U.S. today. The terrorists have won.
  • Can I tell you how much I hate the mylife.com commercial where the lady says "Seven people?!" *giggle* "...looking for ME?!" *giggle*giggle* Yuh, because I want to be hassled by more people. Right. Lady, people looking for you isn't always a good thing. Sure, it could be that sweet Jimmy who picked a daisy for you in third grade but more likely it's that weird guy from Accounting who always stares at your breasts. Is the mylife.com target demographic the same demographic that asks telemarketers to put them on a "please call" list?


Yeah, okay. I'm embracing my inner-curmudgeon. Tomorrow, unicorns and double rainbows.

Maybe unicorns barfing double rainbows. Baby steps.

12 comments:

HK said...

Lovely. I really needed a laugh this afternoon. You made my day!

spleeness said...

haha, that's exactly how I feel too about whoever's looking for me online! I needed that laugh too, awesome. :)

Mike said...

There's a 'please call list'?

Gilahi said...

I'm guessing that some number of those 7 people are bill collectors.

Vivian said...

You had me at "unicorns"!

Raquel's World said...

Ha! Never thought about the fact that the 7 people looking for you may be bill collectors or bad guys. Good point.

GreenCanary said...

Hate is my favorite kind of flotsam! And there is a way around the passport problem... PLAN YOUR CRIME IN ADVANCE! If you have a flight itinerary showing that you're leaving the country within the next 6 weeks, you can get passport renewal expedited. You still need to give in your old passport, but instead of 6 to 8 weeks you'll only be passport-less for about 1 week. Then, upon receipt of your new passport, cancel your flight so The Man can't track you. And then? Crime away!

The Vegetable Assassin said...

OH MY GOD, that guy looks at YOUR boobs too?!!?! :)

In other news, I yawned while touch typing this and when I looked I'd typed "HOF" instead of "GOD" which might be a Freudian slip but I don't think so...

Brutalism said...

Honestly, crimes are more fun when you have time to plot them out, rather than just committing them willy-nilly. Think about it. Wouldn't you rather be robbed by someone who took the time to come up with a themed costume? Wouldn't we all?

Barbara said...

Let's face it: The Blogging world doesn't thrive on unicorns and rainbows, mostly because we know that isn't really life. Keep on bitchin'!

ellen said...

I'd always think it was the creep searching for me...guess I'll be on the short end of Internet popularity!

lacochran's evil twin said...

HK, spleeness: I'm so glad! :)

Mike: You didn't know you were on it?

Gilahi: No doubt.

Vivian: *puts hand over heart and smiles*

Raquel's World: Not a guarantee but... yeah.

GreenCanary: I should have checked in with you first, you criminal mastermind, you!

The Vegetable Assassin: You, too? Now I don't feel special.

Brutalism: Absolutely!

Barbara: Well, if you insist. ;)

ellen: Good bloggers like you always have a following. Maybe not the people you want following you there, either...