The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: December, 2008

I Didn’t Vote For Snow!

This is not good. I have things to do! I have to drive to the vet because we accidentally left our game guide to Little Big Planet there the other day and at midnight last night I got very frustrated because I couldn’t make a piston work by proximity trigger and the book would have helped!

I also want to go to the book store because I have a gift card burning a hole in my pocket. The good kind of errands. We’re supposed to go to my sister’s this evening, so do I take the pot roast and throw it in the crock pot this morning in case we can’t make it? Of course, I have no idea how much we’re expecting, either.

I am in the mood for a brownie and it’s only ten a.m. Do you think a piece of toast will fill that hole?

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Doing the “Day Off” Dance. Thrice.

I am doing the happy happy joy joy dance! 5 more days off in a row! Who doesn’t love that?

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Doing the "Day Off" Dance. Thrice.

I am doing the happy happy joy joy dance! 5 more days off in a row! Who doesn’t love that?

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I’m Sorry I Missed Your Call – I was Playing Little Big Planet

I’m sorry, but it’s an addiction I’m willing to live with. I love this game so much that I would pay $400 for it, if I had $400. If you have $400, you can afford to get a Playstation 3 and a copy of the game to go with it. And after you do that, come here and we can talk about Little Big Planet, because that’s what I do these days.

That and look for snack foods. Do you have any of those?

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AOL’s Horrible Move – and the Loss of Leominster’s Best Genealogy Site

I have never liked AOL. I was a CompuServe person back in the day, so that’s me admitting my bias. However, they just screwed with everyone who was hosting a website on AOL but just shutting the damned service down on October 31st without any notice, or any way for the users to grab their files. This is the problem with creating a website and hosting it on a service where you don’t have control over the files in any way shape or form. (Disclosure: I use Blogger software for this website, but I host it on my own server space, and I have full access/ownership of all the files.)

There was a site hosted on AOL’s service (I think they called it “Hometown”) that was an unbelievable resource to Leominster, Leominster residents, descendants of Leominster residents, and anyone interested in genealogy. The site was Sue Gardner’s Genealogy Garden. Sue documented Leominster’s history, the people who lived here, and details about those families for years on that site. It was an invaluable resource. Sadly, Sue died several years ago, but the site was still alive, and people used it for researching their families, keeping Sue’s work and spirit alive. And now, AOL just shut the whole thing off, and there appears to be no way to get that work salvaged to be stored elsewhere. If I had known, I would have offered to help Sue’s family pull the content and I would have been happy to host it here on the Big DumpTruck. In fact, if they have a backup, or a way to access it, and they need a new home for it, I would be happy to not only host it here, but to pay for a domain name to point to it.

I don’t know who in her family would have the stuff, or if anyone ever goes out on the web looking up Leominster genealogy, but I will put the offer out there, as I’m personally very sad that all the information about my own family is now lost because AOL is run by a bunch of snot-nosed buttheads.

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Jones’ Big Ass Truck Rental & Storage

Do you know how big a bus is???!!!

Meet Toby Jones, he’ll store anything you want for $10.99.

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Jones’ Big Ass Truck Rental & Storage

Do you know how big a bus is???!!!

Meet Toby Jones, he’ll store anything you want for $10.99.

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Only One New Xmas CD This Year

I think this is one of the lower points for me. People who know me would be shocked at how little “Christmassy” stuff I’ve done.

But I know there could possibly at least one person out there who cares about my annual Christmas music extravaganza. I only bought one new album this year – Straight No Chaser’s “Holiday Spirits.” Sure, you’ve probably seen their Internet video of the 12 Days of Christmas. You have, admit it. The album is pretty traditional, aside from that one song. If you like acapella, or hell, even if you don’t, you will love this one. Three thumbs up.

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Unacceptable

It wasn’t supposed to snow today. I don’t want it to snow today. If I wanted daily snow I’d move to the mountains. Or Antarctica.

Mr. Dump is on grocery detail because we never really completely restocked after having to dump everything in the fridge and freezer from the ice storm. Sigh.

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Snow biz

You know, technically this is still fall. And that makes this the WORST FALL EVER. An ice storm that has left some people without power a whole week later, and today a snow storm. Followed by another one Sunday. It will probably now snow every day from now until groundhog Day.

Please note I did not say I WANT it to. I’m saying it probably will. Big difference.

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