Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Dentist today

My six-month checkup and cleaning today.

Not too bad, but oh, what an uncomfortable experience.

My hygienist is very nice and quite professional, but I swear sometimes if feels like she's gonna crawl inside and work from there.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Things I will never do...

I will never play Guitar Hero.

Seems like the '00s version of lip syncing and "air guitar" contests, which I never enjoyed.

I just pretended I did.

Friday, November 23, 2007

In honor yesterday's national holiday...

...a photo of the 17-pounder I bagged a year and a half ago.

This beauty had an 13-and-a-half-inch beard.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Question of the Day

Why was Sha Na Na at Woodstock?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The New Hate

Some interesting commentary today in the National Journal and the Wall Street Journal on hate and who is embracing it.

Surprising, because I always thought that hate was the opposite of intelligence and rationality.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Overused: At the end of the day

Used to punctuate business presentations, sermons, and cocktail discussion, "at the end of the day."

"At the end of the day, we need to ensure revenue growth is balanced with profitable growth."

"At the end of the day, you're all going to hell anyway."

"At the end of the day, I just don't like shoes that are pointy."

At the end of WHAT day? TOday?

Shopworn. Hackneyed. Cliche.

Can't they just say "ultimately" or "finally." I could even stomach "bottom line:".

Friday, November 09, 2007

Blues Traveler tomorrow night

I won tickets on the radio today. Which is odd, because I rarely call in for that stuff. And when I do, I rarely get through. And when I do, I rarely win anything.

Playing at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, which I haven't been to since college.

Let me put it to you this way -- the last band I saw there was Twisted Sister. Pre-MTV. Had no idea who they were -- they were friends of a college friend. Holey Socks!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Friday, November 02, 2007