The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: November, 2008

So Who Amongst You Shall Buy Me One of These?

I’ll let you all get together and make the decision as a group. I wouldn’t want to receive multiple copies. So I added one to my amazon wish list so that if someone does buy it the rest of you will know because it won’t be listed there any more.

I told Mr. Dump that I was going to try to be good this year and not buy any Dept. 56 houses (which I suspect he thought was a nice try on my part, but did not believe me). And then, I was searching for one of the houses on Google and unfortunately clicked a link to a site that showed me this:

[Click the link to see a larger picture of the item in all its glory!] As you can see, there is no way I will be able to live a long and happy life without this house. I’m almost depressed because I don’t have it yet, and I’ve known about it since this morning!

I’ll let you all go meet now, so you can decide who will get to buy it. Don’t worry, I won’t peek. Oh, and if you get one for yourself, because you are a fan of the Big DumpTruck, do let us know, okay?


Me and the Big Meanie

Big Meanie is making me clean the house. Get rid of the clutter. Can you believe what a big meanie he is? Why, can’t you see I need all this stuff? Sure, that box of photos could be stored somewhere other than the living room, but what if I have an emergency need to look at myself wearing a wedding dress? You know? And at some point we may actually need all these candles. Sure, maybe not all at once, but you never know. We could have a need to simulate the set of Harry Potter. In fact, we would not even have enough candles to do that. I’d better go to the store.

Okay, maybe he’s not being a total Big Meanie. If I don’t clean up in here, there will be no room for the Christmas tree. That would be a most horrible horrible thing. Okay, so I should probably go finish my chores so that I’ll be allowed to fill the empty spaces with other things.


Thursday, Thursday

Happy food coma day, everyone! Remember, though – gravy is not a substitute for love. Or root beer.

I am thankful for each and every one of you, but especially the people who invented gumballs. You rock.


The Gerbils Know Too Much

I think it’s obvious that they are running things around here. I find myself experiencing an uncontrollable urge to watch anti-predator shows on Animal Planet.

Keep an eye on these guys.


FAIL Blog: Pictures and Videos of Owned, Pwnd and Fail Moments

Okay, I know you all count on me to amuse you periodically. Here is a link that I got via a link a friend posted. I love love love stuff like this. I could remain amused for DAYS with this site. FAIL Blog: Pictures and Videos of Owned, Pwnd and Fail Moments


Where You Can Buy My Xmas Presents

Wowee! I’m in heaven!

Okay, one of the Dump regulars is a certified USB genius. Without him, apparently, we would not be able to plug in and power up LED Christmas trees, which would make the world a much more horrible place. I post this link for him, as he mentioned wanting the coffee cup warmer. So glad you worked on inventing USB, dude, cause I don’t know where I would be without it.

The link that got me to that site in the first place was over on Facebook – it was for the world’s largest gummy bear on a stick. Which weighs half a pound. I was thinking of getting one each for the kids but they appear to be out of stock of the good flavors. And who can blame the buying public – such a treat cannot possibly be kept in stock!

I wish I could say I got money for sending you there, but I’m willing to send you there for free. Unless they want to send me something for free. I think the USB Missile Launcher would do.


Thumbs Up to Netflix on Xbox 360

I know that my many, many regular readers (all 3 of you) have been wondering where I’ve been. Just a little family thing involving surgery, but the patient is home and should be driving everyone crazy within a day or so, max. Also, I did live through a round of layoffs, but what happens is the remaining people get to divvy up the work of the people who are gone. You do the math. Oh, so all that stuff has also put me almost impossibly behind on NaNoWriMo. I will try to make up my word count this weekend, but I’m just not sure how well that is going to work.

Last night we checked out the upgrades Microsoft did to the Xbox 360 software, and decided to link up to our Netflix account. VERY easy to do, and boom, suddenly everyone in the house saw all the crappy movies I had placed in the “View Instantly” queue. Urp. “Why do you have a Scooby Doo movie in there?” “For Junior!” We watched a Pink Panther cartoon (from a collection) and the movie Underdog. There were a LOT of things that bothered me about the movie, but overall, I was not the target audience and it was really kind of cute. And hey, free with my Netflix membership, right?


I’m Here! I Swear!

Oh God I hate when I try to do something and it doesn’t work properly and that causes another problem and I don’t see it so I don’t know to fix it and I get news that some people think my site has been down since Saturday.

It hasn’t been. That was operator error. I was trying to create a placeholder home page for a new domain I registered and the turdlett software stored the index file in the home directory instead of the proper subdirectory, but my BigDumpTruck bookmarks point to index.php (that’s actually the file I use) so I did not see what apparently you all were seeing.

That would explain why the past few days my hit count has been….17. For the day. Down from the heady years when I was getting 150+ hits a day, I can tell you that.

So please come back! I’m here, I swear!


I Just Wrote About a Dog Eating a 2 Day Old Hotdog

Nano makes you do really weird things.


Thank You For Thinking About Voting

To be fair, this guy has every right to choose to vote the way he ended up voting. On the other hand, the reason bothers me. A lot. Without giving away the plot, I think it’s pretty interesting that he got to be as old as he is and was honestly surprised when the kindly people at the polling places had to set him straight.

Courtesy of C.Monks.