Friday, October 30, 2009

Barnes and Noble

I hate this place. Why? All those flippin' questions they ask just to buy a 6 dollar book. Yesterday, I bought Alice in Wonderland. Never read the book and thought, what the hey, something different. Price was 6 bucks. Here is the list of questions from the cashier:

  1. How are you today?
  2. Did you find everything OK?
  3. Do you have a membership?
  4. Would you like a membership? You will save 10% on this purchase
  5. The holidays are coming soon are you sure you do not want to become a member?
  6. Would you like to buy a Gift Card today?
  7. If you buy a gift card along with a membership you can get additional savings. Are you sure?
  8. Would you like to give me your email address so we can send you valuable coupons?
  9. Are you sure? The savings can be substantial
  10. Would you like a receipt?
  11. Just to let you know, you can come back with your receipt within 30 days if you change your mind about the membership. Are you sure you don't want a receipt?
  12. Would you like a bag?

The best part was after all this was done, she sighs and says "People just don't get the fact that this membership lasts for the whole year". Wow, did I ever blow it.

Mental note: Plan Book reading list better so I don't have to go to Barnes and Nobel again. Order through Amazon.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Open Road

I have a lot of respect for this guy. First of all, is it really so bad to hop in a camper and head on the open road? Free from work and the day to day crap that we all have to deal with so we can conform to the norms of society? Now, top that off with a make-shift storage shed on top of the camper and BAM! A true home on the open road.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sign Alignment

This is not a very big deal but it bugs me and therefore, must be posted. The Rock Creek Corner as it is now called is located on the corner of West Union and 185th in Portland. They recently re-sided the place and even put rustic metal awnings to portray a more, well, rustic theme. Here is the part that bugs me.... Along the roof line, Notice that the center of the two sides have a "step up" of the siding. (Click the picture for better view) Isn't THAT where you want to have your sign? That is what they did back in the old west. Anyway, for some reason they did not do this and to me it looks wrong. Therefore, it is wrong.

Good Pizza, though.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Swedish Fish

You all know the Candy. Basically, a Gummy Bear shaped like a fish with a unique flavor.

Guess what? I developed a cocktail called a Swedish fish and it tastes darn close to the real thing....


  1. Vitamin Water - XXX Flavor
  2. Vodka

Mix to your liking. And Yes, XXX is an actual flavor of Vitamin Water.

I made the drink but I must give recognition to Kara for tasting it and coming up with the name. Thanks, Kara.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Does anyone remember the days when MTV played Music videos? How about the days that were absent of 15 minute commercial segments?

EVERY time I turn to MTV 90% of the time a commercial is playing. The other 10% is some reality show that I have never heard of.

I have another question. Does anyone even watch MTV anymore?

What does 'M' stand for in MTV?