Saturday, October 14, 2006

Yesterday, I got a call from the collection agency handling my emergency room bill from last year. The ER doctor basically looked at my leg, and said, "Call the other doctor!" For that he charged me $350! I need a job like that. "Yes, ma'am, I'll get the salesman for you. That will be $100, please."

Anyway, they took $155 as payment in full. Whew! One more bill out of my life.

Friday, October 13, 2006

I had the oddest dream the other night. I dreamt that the boss called me into the office and said, "It time to choose sides." In the dream I assumed this was about the war in Iraq, so I quit my job.

If anyone bumps into Dr. Frued, ask him what the heck that was all about.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Fall has finally come to the Texas Hill Country. This morning, on my way to work, I stopped by the local Stop 'n' Rob to buy gas ($2.31/gallon, over thirty cents more than the neighboring town), and noticed that the sun wasn't up. After filling up (or, more accurately, putting in all the gas the store authorized my credit card for), I went in to get a snack. By the time I had come back out, the parking lot, and the entire town, was covered in a dense fog. That's the first sign of fall for me: foggy nights and mornings.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

So, let's recap: John Mark Karr was facing some sort of sex charges in Thailand, which may or may not have involved children, when he confessed to killing JonBenet Ramsey. So Thailand quickly extradited Karr, who was almost as quickly cleared of any, repeat, any involvement in the Ramsey case. So Karr was sent to California where there were pending child pr0n charges against him. These were dropped due to lack of evidence.

So, someone who has done nothing wrong was stopped by police near a school he used to teach at. They took his name but did nothing else because he did nothing illegal. And it made CNN's front page!

His fifteen minutes just keeps going and going and going.

Thank you MainStream Media! Can I get those minutes of my life back?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Joining Bush and the Pope, Ringtones have had a fatwa issued against them. A Somali imam issued the fatwa when interrupted in his prayers by a ringtone. Technically, the fatwa is against cell phones ringing in church, but the MSM has decided it's against ringtones. Go fig. Could we get that in movie theaters?

Monday, October 09, 2006

Thank goodness Oktoberfest is over! I've been on market square all weekend watching them sell a record amount of beer: 322 kegs!