The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: May, 2007

white on white

white on white, originally uploaded by Big DumpTruck. I got to be a chaperone today! We went to Sturbridge Village today with all the third graders from Junior’s school…that was five busses worth. I only had Junior and his best bud to watch over, so the three of us basically did whatever we wanted to […]

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Customer Service and Phone VRS Heck

I just want to vent for a moment. Oh, before we get going, VRS is Voice Response System. Or Voice Recognition System. I don’t actually know if that’s the generic name for it, but it’s the system where you are asked to enter account numbers, or say random things out loud before someone will connect […]

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You Really Need a Laptop and a Wireless Router

I’m sitting out on my deck, drinking a Coffee Coolatta, and I can’t think of a better way to spend the afternoon. Well, okay, I can think of a couple of better ways, but those cost money and involve being inside a mall. The breeze is what is making this a great afternoon to sit […]

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Flickr Users Will Understand

If you aren’t a regular user of Flickr, this will mean nothing to you. But for those who know, I noticed this morning that my badge over there on the right had a 4th circle, indicating that one of my photos was showing on the Explore pages. I’m interesting! I can’t tell you how hard […]

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A Thousand Freaking Degrees

I am working from home today because I HAVE A REALLY NICE BOSS [*waves*]. Except it’s about 95 degrees outside so I can’t even go play outside. I was going to buy some flowers and plant them but I do NOT like 94 degrees so I’m in the house, working. If Junior didn’t have a […]

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dirty lips – terra cotta

dirty lips, originally uploaded by Big DumpTruck. My sister has terra cotta planters shaped like heads. So she’s got a head with chives growing out of it. (They make lovely hair). I took a picture of one, but when I went to process it in Lightroom, I realized that the lips were the most interesting […]

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Where Are the Lobster Donuts?

You know, how sometimes you link hop on the internet and end up on the Dunkin Donuts website? Ya, that happens to me all the time. So I looked up one of my favorite flavors, and found out something truly startling. STARTLING! Are you ready? Chocolate Cream Filled Donuts do not contain crustaceans.

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My Fears Have a Name

I know that it’s probably pretty easy to give a formal name to phobias. Some of them look completely made up, but I’m sure there’s a committee somewhere that reviews all the new phobia name requests. “Fear of damp sponges. Ah, I’m going to have to pass on that one. But we do have lutraphobia, […]

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Stormy Weather

Forgive the yelling, but the National Weather Service is all about the caps, and I am just copying and pasting. Just yesterday I was telling people that one of my biggest phobias is fear of bad weather. Driving in a thunderstorm can reduce me to tears. A tornado warning puts my blood pressure into the […]

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Worst News of the Day

The news that Opie and Anthony were given a one month suspension for something one of their guests said on A SATELLITE NETWORK THAT DOES NOT HAVE TO CONFORM TO FCC RULES has blown my head clear off my body. I’m very very unhappy. Very.

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