The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: October, 2001

Don’t get too close to the monitor. I think I finally caught Mookie’s cold. Plus he still has his a bit. Blegh. Oh, but the one thing that made me feel GREAT today is that when I checked my mail this morning there was a note from a friend of mine from High School who […]

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Mookie and I are going to be in a Halloween parade today. He’ll be in his dinosaur costume, and I’ll wear the wizard costume I wore last year. I’m saving the Ren princess costume for the wedding reception on the 3rd. I’d blustery outside. I hope that by noon, it’s a few degrees warmer, else […]

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I knew that Denny’s was hazardous to your health, but I didn’t think it was hazardous the way the Sentinel & Enterprise reported this morning. Ten people, minding their own business, eating lunch, had a car land on them. I’m staying out of Denny’s. I like my lunch projectile-free. At least most of the time.

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It’s Saturday! GOD BLESS AMERICA! I tried to get in for an oil change at my local dealer (cause I wanted them to look at something else) and they rejected me. Well, they said I could “leave it” and they’d fit it in, but I don’t feel like sitting in the waiting room for 5 […]

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Yesterday at our monthly company meeting, they had make-your-own sundaes. That was very very cool. But now it’s Friday afternoon and I’m just wondering why they didn’t let us finished up the leftovers today. There was enough for everyone to have a 2nd bowl, that’s for sure. Instead, I found a new blog I like, […]

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This guy, James Lileks , gets paid to do what I want to do. Gosh, I’m jealous. I’m also a huge fan. I recently bought one of his old out-of-print books on Amazon, and now I have to buy the rest. But more importantly, I need to buy his NEW book. I’ve written about him […]

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I think I’m going to give the chili a final score of 2 to my 0. A worthy opponent. I won’t be doing THAT again soon. But in the freaky “someone is playing with your world” arena, I was at my mom’s after work to pick up my son, and she said “Hey, do you […]

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Scorecard Cafeteria Chili 1 Jody 0

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No anthrax in the office today. However, I am eating cafeteria chili, so I don’t fear much in this world anyway. It’s not that it’s bad…it’s just not good. And why eat anything with beans at work, really? Okay, so far, no reaction to lunch. I will keep you updated.

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Sometimes you run across a game that makes you laugh just reading the description. I got a link to Sheep Raider in the mail today and the concept just makes me want to high-five the creators. Now THAT is an original concept.

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