Archive for January, 2007

QotD: It’s Like Riding A Bike

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 31, 2007 by Budd Black

Who taught you how to ride a bike?

My grandpa.  He took the training wheels off of my little blue bike and set me to learning.  After multiple falls on the back patio, he went out and bought me a bigger red bike.  Him and my mom pushed me off in the front yard grass and off I went. 

I taught my oldest this summer.  Teaching a kid to ride a bike is scary as a parent.  You are putting your children in the road.  That is scary enough, but you are also giving your children their first taste of freedom and independence.  It is weird knowing that they will start needing you less and less.  Riding a bike was the herald of this epiphamy for me.  I have to start passing control of her life to her.

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My Theories

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 30, 2007 by Budd Black

ranked by plausibility.

1)  Claires real dad is actually. . . . her adopted father.

2)  The scar that Hiro referenced on Nathan comes from the explosion.

3)  The explosion will happen because everything that Isaac has painted has come to pass regardless of how people interfere. 

4)  Hiro's dad is Linderman, or is at the very least, connected to him strongly. 

5)  Claire's mom is the little girl from Fire Starter.

 

What are your theories or reactions to mine?

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Wallpapers

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 28, 2007 by Budd Black

I did this one about two years ago.  Anyone else got any?

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Chili Wars!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 26, 2007 by Budd Black

This is an actual memo that I received at work today.  Names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Since November of 2005, there have been 6 TADE chili competitions in the agency, and 3 have been won by an examiner/supervisor/case consultant while 3 have been won by a clerical/administrative staff employee. This has engendered an UNDERSTANDABLE debate about which employee class is populated by the best chili

cooks. Ulysses S. Grant champions the cause of the clerical/administrative staff while Robert E. Lee unfurls the banner for the examiners/case consultants/supervisors.

I am advised that after vigorous discussion, the impasse remains insoluble, and the dispute can only be settled by the clamor of pots and pans being rattled in righteous indignation. Therefore, on Friday the 2nd of February, the question will be resolved through glorious and honorable combat. Grant will captain her team of clericals and administrative personnel while Lee will deploy for battle at the head of his army of examiners, case consultants, and supervisors.

 

Those of you who wish to participate, please e-mail your respective team captain with a copy sent to Abe Lincoln who must account for who goes where. Regrettably, due to limited storage and display area, we must limit entry to twelve members per side. Afterwards, lunch will be served in the gathering room pursuant to our usual protocol. The winning team will be announced, and certificates will be presented to team captains.

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Groups

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 26, 2007 by Budd Black

I searched for a Battlestar Galactica group and saw that there wasn't one, so I created the group myself.  If you are interested, just slip on over and join. 

It is the best show on TV.

 

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This is Great

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 25, 2007 by Budd Black

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Vox Hunt: Big Screen Smooch

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 23, 2007 by Budd Black

Screen Capture: Show us your favorite on-screen kiss.
Submitted by sami711.

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