Friday, February 25, 2011

A Note to Anonymous

Just because you worked hard doesn't mean that the product of your effort meets the standard. If your work is shoddy, it must be re-done, either by you or by someone else. I know that you didn't want to hear that I cannot let our clients see what you produced. Believe me: I didn't want to have to tell you that.

I'm still not going to let you show it to them. Tell your friends that I'm mean and unsympathetic - after you've produced something I'm willing to put my boss's name on.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

18 years

It doesn't usually occur to me until days or weeks after the event, if at all, but I realized a few minutes ago that today is the 18th anniversary of the shooting at Lindhurst High School.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Imagine this:
You're standing in the office supply store awaiting your turn to get to the mechanical pencils.
Access is blocked by the teenage girl there with her parents.
You hear the following:

Daughter: "Dad, I need more mechanical pencils."
Dad: "I just bought you a whole bunch. What did you do with them?"
Daughter: "I used them up."

Dad explains the concept of refillability as it pertains to mechanical pencils and you realize that you've discovered a new depth of ignorance.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Yesterday, we got in to H&R Block before they closed and we got our taxes knocked out. They were helpful and efficient and we got an $800 credit that we might not have gotten if we had been forced to do our taxes ourselves.

That said, we both miss Judy Baldonado. I asked her if she could do our taxes this year, even thought we're out of state, but she never got back to me.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


1 part Nutella
1 part mascarpone

blend completely and use as imagination inspires. (e.g. on Nilla wafers)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Another Webcomic

Another awesome webcomic: check out The Doghouse Diaries - right now.
(You have to click on the image to really be able to read the comic [unless you have really outstanding vision {which I don't}])