The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: April, 2003

Why Aren’t You People Buying My Stock?

Aren’t you guys playing the Blogshares game? You know it’s just a game, right? You don’t use real money at all. The game is being reset on May 1st, and I certainly hope I can get more than 3 people interested in buying my stock by then! Sheesh.

Oh, and it’s another sweatshirt day. Hoo boy, what fun weather we’ve had this spring. High only in the 40s? Ya baby. Maybe I could start a fire (in the fireplace, silly) and burn up some of the leftover wood I’ve got from the winter. I started off fine in the fire building department and then after a while we just stopped having them. Today really feels like that kind of day. The only thing killing the somber mood is the florescent pink towel I accidently left hanging out on the deck yesterday. A spot of summer on a very grey day.


Victoria Beckham Dispells Disorder Rumors

So I’m reading this article about Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham denying rumors that she has or has had an eating disorder and while I personally think she looks like a Q-Tip, I have to take exception to the following quote in the article.

“I mean, I was never anorexic, I was never bulimic, but I was probably very close to it.”

Um, Victoria, I don’t know how to break it to you, but this is like being a little pregnant. You are or you aren’t. You either throw up after you eat or you don’t. And if you want to throw up after you eat, but somehow stop yourself, you still have a problem. Got it? Good. Now go eat a meal, would you? I might actually have to watch the interview on 20/20 tonight.

(Oh, and a funny thing – when reading this article the ad at the top of the screen was for the movie “Bend it Like Beckham”. Heh.)


I Think This is All We Get

Today is apparently the only good day this week, so rather than sit inside looking through the windows, I’m unplugging the laptop to go enjoy the nice day. I want you kids to play nicely together. No fighting or I’ll send you to your rooms.

Tomorrow we’re back to 45 degrees and raining. Yea!


Chocolate Stuff

If you’ve read any of the Sweet Potato Queens’ books you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say I made “chocolate stuff” tonight. I do believe I’m going to go into a diabetic coma now. Rich isn’t even a strong enough word to refer to this particular dessert-type food. I needed two glasses of milk to go with it. It reminds me of a cross between fudge and a brownie. Sort of like making brownies with very little flour. It tastes great, but whoooooooooooo.

I read that they’re making a sitcom based on the books. I’ll tune in, but I’m wondering if some of the charm will be lost on television.


Rental Season is Over

They are done fixing my car, so I have to go give the rental back. It was a 2003 Saturn L200, and it was just nice to drive a new car. Nothing rattley, everything electric. You know, nice. Not that I’m knocking the 11 year old Nissan, it’s just that it’s not new and sometimes it’s really fun to have that. On the other hand, this thing sucked down MORE gas in three days. I swear, half a tank and I only drove it around town. Like MAYBE 25 or 30 miles, if that. Let that be a warning if you’re shopping for a Saturn, kids.


The Iraqi Information Minister

Hey kids, I designed my own Iraqi Information Minister press conference. Some of these are actually very very funny. But you have to visit mine so that it gets into the top 50. And if you make one, post the link here.


Importance? Eh.

I lost a point in my Google Page Ranking. I guess the 6/10 was too good to last. I’m not sure what I did to get knocked down a point, but now I know how that chef felt when he lost a star rating on his restaurant and committed suicide. I think I’ve maintained the same level of “whatever” for several months. So why drop me back to 5/10? Huh? Huh?

Don’t worry, I’m not going to commit suicide. Maybe if I was making a living running this site I’d at least consider it, but I cannot let the perceived quality of my hobby destroy my life. At least not until the weekend.

Which reminds me. I’ve got a small vacation coming up in May. I don’t think I’m going to have any way to update the site. I’d be willing to let someone be the guest host for that time period, if they promise they’ll stop by and not post foul language and pictures of naked people. (Aha! That ought to perk up Google’s ears!)


I Need a Couple of Extra Hours

This day is going by WAY too quickly. Can someone loan me a couple of hours? Thanks.


utter wonder

Did you ever read something on the web and think to yourself “I wish I was on the Nobel Prize committee because if I was I’d give this guy a medal and some cash for sure”? I did that today. C Monks wrote an entry that I’d love to steal and say I wrote. But that would be bad, and then he’d get angry and start writing about me instead of hyperdoughnuts, Tariq Aziz’s birthday check and how Scott Peterson is such a dunderhead (my word) that he wouldn’t even stand a chance against a dead Angela Lansbury. So go read, and tell him I sent you. Just make sure you spell my name right.


Sentinel & Enterprise Online – Letters to the Editor

Not only did they include my letter to the editor today, part of it appears on the paper’s home page.

I think they liked my Punch and Judy line. That’s what they used as a head on the home page in for the letter.