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or anyplace with more trees and less concrete

Archive for the 'complaining' Category

Speakeasy is Sucking

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

I’ve been using Speakeasy for DSL, email and various other things since 1999. Last year they were bought by Best Buy. I shuddered, and braced for Speakeasy to begin sucking. At work we use them for T1 and hosting our website. All our employees depend on Speakeasy for email. Tonight at 5:15 my email client [...]

Know Your Asshole Footprint

Monday, February 4th, 2008

…dedicated to the young woman who– while yammering on a cellphone outside Trader Joe’s– grabbed a cart, cut in front of me….then abruptly stopped in the middle of the doorway to make another call.

Talk About the Weather

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

A huge storm hit these parts on Friday, January 4th. I was without power from 9am that day until 2pm Sunday. I’d bought a gas generator the day before, thinking I could hunker down and maybe keep my fridge going and have some internet access while the lights were out. But along with the blackout, [...]

Quiet Time

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

So I haven’t been around these parts much lately. Just to backtrack: about three days before the end of the housesitting stint, I was carrying my laptop around the property, trying to see what the wi-fi signal would be like in the guest house where I’d be staying the night my hosts returned from their [...]

Sleazefest Revisited

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

In review: Jon Benet Ramsey’s parents were sleazy for pimping their kid out to pre-teen “beauty contests”. The majority of news media outlets were sleazy in the way they luridly exploited the child’s death, and the manner in which they tried the sleazy parents on the air. The paid ‘experts’ were sleazy for endlessly speculating [...]

Torturing Your Dog and Neighbors on the Hottest Day of the Year

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

N: Hello? P: Hey, it’s Paul. Look, I don’t want to be a pain…but is there any way we could work out an alternate arrangement for your friend’s dog when he comes to visit? Ever since you left he’s been barking and howling nonstop upstairs. It’s been going on for, like, four hours now. N: [...]

Subdivision. Strip Mall. Industrial Park. Subdivision. Mall. Subdivision. Strip Mall. Mall…

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

I’m in Plantation, Florida, commuting to Coral Springs every day for meetings. The climate is a bit like Hawaii, minus the breeze. It’s steamy. Last night I checked into a Holiday Inn Express around midnight. It was 80 degrees out and the humidity felt around 90%. Nasty. There is an overwhelming, endless flatness to the [...]

“America Is Not Getting The Benefit Of The Doubt Right Now”

Monday, April 17th, 2006

Advice for U.S. citizens traveling abroad. When do we begin clinics for the ugly Americans within our borders?

Why I Haven’t Been Posting Lately

Friday, April 14th, 2006

We can talk about It later. But it has nothing to do with this, that’s for sure, nuh-uh. I am so completely over her. Besides, just mull over the concept of any possible offspring being named Jessica or Dylan Sarsgaard-Gyllenhaal. That’s just abusive.

HBO Wants DVR/TiVo Users To Wave The Broadcast Flag Of Surrender

Friday, February 10th, 2006

And in my household, this means war.