Monday, October 28, 2002

While at the library tonight...

... Keisha, my mom, and I found this game on the PBS Kids website:

Animal Alphabet.

Try it out when you get a chance!

Thursday, October 24, 2002

Daylight Saving Time...

... ends at 2 AM Sunday, October 27, 2002. Except for Josh and other Hoosiers, Arizonans, and folks in Hawaii. Find out more...

Saturday, October 19, 2002

Legendary Photo

Folks with heart conditions, please disregard. Thanks.

This is pretty neat. Apparently the owners of this house had been seeing images and hearing voices for quite a while:

They did some research and found out that a lady who lost her husband during the civil war once lived in the house. Legend says that she used to sit at the table and look across the fields in anticipation of her loved one returning home. He never came. So, they say she still waits.

They caught this photo of what they claim to be her. This one was wild and a little spooky once you find the ghost in the picture. It took me a few seconds to find it, but when you do it just stands out. Like one of those optical illusions.

To save you some time, concentrate around the table. Best not to focus too much on one spot. Look around the table and toward the window. Best to enlarge.

For an added touch turn up the volume, it's faint but you can hear the ghost talking sometimes in a low murmur.

Just stare on that picture, and she will show up....

Friday, October 18, 2002

Eye On You

Drag your mouse arrow across the picture. Be careful because you are being watched!!!!

Thursday, October 17, 2002

Toddler Cocaine Update | Toddler Cocaine Update

"TODDLER COCAINE": Those are two words you don't normally see together. Jeez.

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Blogtree Pedigree for Journey Inside My Mind

Speaking of Stinky Smells

In the past month, I've talked about some stinky stuff. I just found out that Renuzit, the air freshener people, have tallied all the results of a recent nationwide survey on the Stinkiest Smell in America. The result? Skunk.

By the way, if your stomach is strong enough, why not check out my comments on the Dog Days of Summer?

Halloween Costume Ideas

The October 14, 2002 edition of the Dayton Business Journal has a great editorial that contains some ideas for Halloween costumes this year. Here's an excerpt:

It seems every week brings news of executives tricking and treating themselves to gobs of money while shareholders watch their goody bags dry up. As a result, many people will have less money to spend this winter on holiday gifts and Thanksgiving feasts.

But let's not allow them to ruin Halloween. If nothing else, the corporate and political scandals segway right into a holiday that celebrates gluttony and greed. So this year, forget about dressing little Johnny as a wolfman or little Suzie as a witch, and try something in keeping with the times.
For some other Halloween ideas, please check out John Ludwig's Halloween blog.

Sunday, October 13, 2002

MSN Games by

Don't get obsessed, Dan. Don't. You don't want to end up like this guy.

Playing Golf - JOKE ALERT!

A married man was having an affair with his secretary. One day, their passions overcame them and they took off for her house. Exhausted from the afternoon's activities, they fell asleep and awoke at around 8 p.m.:

As the man threw on his clothes, he told the woman to take his shoes outside and rub them through the grass and dirt. Mystified, she nonetheless complied and he slipped into his shoes and drove home.
"Where have you been?" demanded his wife when he entered the house.

"Darling," replied the man, "I can't lie to you. I've been having an affair with my secretary. I fell asleep in her bed and didn't wake up until eight o'clock."

The wife glanced down at his shoes and said, "You liar! You've been playing golf!"

Clue Into Safety

From Ford Motor Company and Nick, Jr.: "Choose a game by moving your mouse to a place in the neighborhood. Or click a picture above the Safety Blue's Neighborhood banner."

Cincinnati Bungles

Hey the Steelers won one! But, against the Bengals? Does that count? What happened to the spirit of optimism?

Man dies after playing computer games non-stop

This guy was obsessed... Moderation is the key.

Friday, October 11, 2002

YesterdayLand | Your Childhood is Here

From the Founder's Forum:

"Why Yesterdayland? The way we see it…it needed to be done. Someone had to take all of the things that that made life worth living, and put them all in one place. TV, movies, toys, food, fashion, and music …And more importantly, the memories...Yesterdayland is the next best thing to time travel..."

Monday, October 07, 2002

Dirty Jobs, The Sequel

also posted to, October batch

"What an wonderful smell you've discovered!" -- Han Solo, to Princess Leia, in Star Wars: A New Hope

The saga continues…

Today Roto-Rooter Man is visiting our house. Our main sewer line is backed up with who-knows-what, and, needless to say, it’s affected out lifestyle.

It takes a special person to be a Roto-Rooter man. It must. You have to clean up other peoples’ crap. What drives someone like that, I wonder? Where do they get their passion? How many times do they vomit before they start to get used to the smell?

These questions and more run through my brain as our hero, Roto-Rooter Man makes the world, or at least, our house, safe for democracy again.

Sunday, October 06, 2002

Foul Mouth or a Pain in the Neck

Since last Thursday, my mouth has been so sore:

I think I may have scraped too hard against my gum with my toothbrush. Anyhow, it's in the lower part of the right side of my jaw, very close to where the wisdom tooth used to be. The pain extends from where the lymph node is in my neck all the way up to my right ear so that it feels like I have a slight earache.

So, I have a pain in my neck. Literally.

Since the end of July I haven't had any insurance, so I've been reluctant to go see someone because I'm also unable to pay for it right now. It is presently 11:46 PM on Sunday, October 6, 2002, and the only place that would be able to see me right now is the hospital emergency room. So I'm going to see if I can withstand this for a little while longer before I break down and head to the ER. I'm not that willing to incur the exorbitant medical bills.

Thursday, October 03, 2002

UK Scientists Pick Funniest Joke

"Scientists in Britain unveiled the world's funniest joke Thursday at the end of the largest study of humor ever..."

found on Discovery Channel | U.K. Scientists Pick Funniest Joke

Dirty Jobs - The Puppy

On arriving back home this morning after dropping Jennie off at work and Keisha off at school, I found out that the puppy has diarrhea. Fortunately, he was confined to his cage. I vomited three times trying to get the cage outside to clean it. Thank God for dish soap, bleach, the garden hose, and the sewer located so close to our driveway.

Poor puppy. After I had cleaned his cage, I gave him a bath - outside, of course. Then, since I had to run an errand, I put him out in the back yard under the shade with a fresh bowl of water and just a little bit of food.

Wednesday, October 02, 2002

Bob Evans' Has Kooties

And you can 'catch' them from other people, too!

Dayton Business Journal | Bob Evans' Has Kooties - Update

crossposted from Streams of Consciousness

You may or may not have been aware that I began contributing to last month. The way it works is that each day I write 100 words - typos and all - and submit them to the site.

Good news! Last month's entries are now available for you to view. Almost all of the time, the entries are random, with no connected meaning to each other. However, toward the end of last month, I started a little bit of a story line. It's been interesting, to say the least, adding only 100 words at a time.

Blog HOT or NOT Test

This is a test. Blog HOT or NOT seems to be affecting this blog in that as soon as I try to load it, it tries to go there immediately, without any user interaction. So I deleted the former post about it.

I may have to delete or at least comment out the code for Blog HOT or NOT.

BTW, I'm currently at the public library, using Netscape (oh, joy!).

Tuesday, October 01, 2002

MSN Women - Family Guide

Alright. This post is for all my friends and family -- whomever, really -- has had or will have a baby. I found the link to this area on MSN, and when I clicked it, I noticed that some freebies were available. Recalling from five years ago, freebies for a newborn and the newborn's parents, freebies are still great.

Not only do you have the article about the top baby names from 1880-2001, but you can sign up for some free newsletters, including one called "Baby's Ages and Stages," which I thought many soon-to-be or new parents would love.

So check it out, and if you find anything interesting, let me know. We're still working on baby #2.

originally entitled: MSN WomenCentral | Baby and Pregnancy

Doctors Grow Pig Teeth in Rat Intestines

Now That's Just Disgusting!

Yahoo! News | Doctors Grow Pig Teeth in Rat Intestines: "BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. doctors have managed to grow pig teeth in rat intestines, a feat of bioengineering they said could spark a dental revolution."

Who says those laboratory rats are worth nothing? I wonder how they get the teeth out: by natural means or by some other way? Kinda makes me want to floss so that I can keep my own teeth awhile longer...

Sunday Evening Season Premieres

Mike and others (including myself) weigh in on the season premiere of 'Alias'.

I taped the episode for my wife, who was at work. I edited out the commercials, too. Then I taped the season premiere of 'The Practice', which we also like to watch. Some good writing on both shows. I love the plot reversals that create and increase the tension. That's what makes me want to continue to watch.