The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: May, 2003

An Open Letter to McDonald’s

Dear McDonald’s, Who am I to criticize you? You seem to have built a fairly successful business over the years, and I think that’s swell. But someone in the marketing department deserves a boot to the head for a recently-created poster added to the drive through menu. [Editor’s note: For those of you who have […]

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How Could I Forget!

We had this exchange the other morning. Jr: After breakfast, Julia and I have to have a talk. Me: Oh? Jr: Ya. She’s gonna be moving out. Me: I hope it isn’t because of something I said. Jr: No, it’s just time. (Okay, so I feel like a total slimeball now. Cause I think my […]

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Sun

Sorry, sun came out. It won’t be out again until Saturday. I need to go absorb some rays to process my vitamin D, or however that works.

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Quote of the Day

“C’mon honey, let’s go frolick with the other unemployed people” – Timmy’s Dad on The Fairly Oddparents

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The Book of Ratings

I was pretty sad to see the demise of the Brunching Shuttlecocks websites, which I’ve read for a couple of years now. I know Lore et. al hadn’t been updating very regularly the past, oh, nine months or so. Luckily, they have two other sites that we can visit. I can’t vouch for how often […]

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Wow, It’s Finally Not Pouring

What a fun day. What a fun weekend. I am so fed up with this weather, it’s endless. I’m not sure, because I haven’t actually walked in my back yard for a week, but I’ll be there are mushrooms growing over by the shed from all this damp muckiness. It’s a toss-up on whether mushrooms […]

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High Tech for a Moment

Yesterday’s adventure in high tech was to buy and try to set up a wireless router for the house. I know, not in my best interest to spend that kind of money at this point (I just called in for my last week of regular unemployment this morning, won’t know if I qualify for an […]

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Memorial Day Snacks

Heavens to Betsy, stay AWAY from the grocery store. I went in to buy just a couple of things, you know the basics (bread, cheese, bananas, fudgecicles and salsa) and the lines were outragious. Actually, for a while you couldn’t walk near the registers because the lines were so backed up. They were having a […]

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Looking for a new design?

Go to the StrangeBanana: Computer-generated webpage design and keep hitting re-load until you find one you like. No two are alike, so if you see a good one, save it.

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Rain Rain, Go Away

What a dreary Memorial Day weekend. I guess maybe that will make us treat it more like a “Memorial” day and less like a “Who Wants to Have a BBQ” Day. Not that there’s anything wrong with the 2nd option. I’m just glad I strong-armed my dad into doing the cemetery planting last weekend. It’s […]

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