Archive for January, 2008

To many networks

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 31, 2008 by Budd Black

Of course there is Vox.

There is myspace (only because I want to keep in touch with long lost friends and family). 

There is LinkedIn.

I have a Writer's Cafe account.

I also have a couple of different library account that I can't even remember.

then there is pseudo networking flickr.

I check few of these accounts on a regular basis and very few of them network me to anyone or anything useful. 

Do they really work?

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Real Conversation

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 31, 2008 by Budd Black

Ashli was telling me that she would rather be called Ash because she didn't like being called Ashli B. at school so I was relaying this to the wife.

Me:  Ashli wants to go by Ash.

Wife:  Why

Me:  She has realized that there will be other girls named Ashli in her classes for all of time.

Wife:  So

Me:  They call her Ashli B. now and she doesn't like it and feels that it will always happen.

Wife:  Who is Ashli A?  Why isn't Ashli "Ashli A"?

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QotD: On Second Thought…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 29, 2008 by Budd Black

What have you changed your mind about? 
Submitted by chitoes.

Answering this question.

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C-C-Cold

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 28, 2008 by Budd Black

So, last Wednesday, our heat went out.  I got home and noticed that it was chilly inside.  I mentioned to my wife that it was so and she had failed to notice.  Later  I noticed it was even colder.  I checked the thermostat and it said that it was set for 74 but it was 69 in the house.  I go outside and sure enough the unit is going and then I go upstairs to the actually heating unit.  The smell about knocked me down.  I immediately go back downstairs and turn the heat off.  Then, I bundle the kids up and go to K-Mart and get a space heater.  The upstairs despite still smelling of ozone is still really warm.  So, I keep the space heater downstairs in our room and pile an extra blanket on the girls.  I have every intention of returning the heater the next day when I get home and everything is fixed.

Thursday- I call someone to come look at it.  They give my wife the estimate to fix it and she balks.  She calls up someone she knows and they say they can do it cheaper.  They need a part and go off in search of it.

Friday- it is still cold.  The part had to be ordered and won't be in until monday.  Thursday night was the coldest night of the year.  By this time we are all sleeping in the upstairs bedroom together.  The space heater from K-Mart is doing the job very well for that room.  Someone lets us borrow two more heaters.  We can only run two of the heaters and the tv in the living room.  The toaster seems to be on the same circuit.  The garage is cold.

Saturday/Sunday-  We stay out of the house for as long as possible.  Thankfuly, Sunday it warms up a bit. 

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Poem

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 25, 2008 by Budd Black

Words

The word starts in jest and then bores its way into a deeper form
The metamorphosis is complete the moment that the word unwinds its way        
From your lips and wiggles into another’s ear.
It feeds on insecurities and inadequacies until it has grown large and out of control
Now the word is bent and broken, each half growing into an autonomous unit
It slithers back between the lips with much harsher intent
Man’s mind, without fail, corrupts all.

 

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New Books

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 25, 2008 by Budd Black

I guess my reading queue was getting a bit thin, so I up and bought some books for it.

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So now my Queue looks like this.  The chess books are excluded as they are instructional and are on the coffee table in the living room. 

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Have You Read _____?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 24, 2008 by Budd Black

 

I would have to say Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. 

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