The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: October, 2003

Blog Income

I was reading over at Big Pink Cookie about the tip jar concept (which has never worked for me) and how people attempt to make any amount of money at all to defray the expense of running a website. My only income from running this site is what I get from Amazon.com referrals (If you […]

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No Mail

Mail is back. I’m having mail problems. Just wanted to let you know in case there was something important you were trying to send me. If you leave a comment here I’ll get back to you later. Update: It’s a server problem, but the mail isn’t being lost. Eventually, I’ll get all the lovely fan […]

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Why, I Oughta!

If I catch the guy who gave me back my horrible, hacking cough, I’m gonna….I’m gonna…. Update: Unless it’s Junior. I’m not going to thump him, so just stop dialing up DSS.

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I Could Work in Casting!

When this whole Lacy Peterson thing occurred, I remember looking at the photos of Scott and thinking “My God, it’s Dean Cain!” I told some people that Dean Cain could play him in any made-for-television movies, but by that time Scott was sporting facial hair and the “oh the clorine in the pool must have […]

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3rd Nano Novel

From November 1st through the 30th I’ll be working on my NaNoWriMo novel, so remember to visit my NaNo Blog.

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Minty Fresh

I am really digging the Hot Cinnamon Ice Breakers gum. I only have one more piece in my pack, which is sad. It’s hot this hot little flavor bits that sometimes simulate when you chew gum after eating corn chips – you know, at first you think maybe it was something you had stuck in […]

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Doing a Happy Dance

Just saw that Albert Finney’s Scrooge is FINALLY OUT ON DVD! Finally! Sheesh, do you know how long I’ve been waiting for this? Since I got my first DVD player, that’s how long. My friend Tim, he of the massive Christmas Carol collection, will explain over and over why other versions are better, but this […]

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Updated the template

Okay, I just updated the template on my NaNoWriMo page. It has a lovely fall feel, I think. What I’m currently listening to: Okay, don’t laugh. I said don’t. I bought a new CD over the weekend. Mannheim Steamroller Halloween. I said don’t laugh. It’s a 2-cd set, one is sound effects, but the other […]

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Sucking them In!

I got another one hooked – Andrea, who now has a Nanoblog that looks amazingly like mine (interesting choice of a template!) is going to participate in NaNoWriMo. So is Mr. Dump (or so he says). Anyone else out there going to give it a shot after seeing me do it for the past two […]

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Donating Our Rain to California

I wish I could send our predicted 2-3 inches of rain out to California tonight. The San Diego fires are only about 3 miles from my father-in-law’s house, so I’m especially concerned about those. Actually, the whole thing is so horrifying to me – I can’t quite grasp how huge these fires are, how many […]

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