Monday, February 26, 2007

Forever Stamp?

Every once in a while, something happens that makes my day. Perhaps, if you read this December 2005 entry, you'll realize that I have a bit of a pet peeve when it comes to the USPS and their stamp policies.

Well, hopefully very soon that will all be in the past. Let's keep our fingers crossed that USPS listens to the Postal Regulatory Commission. Woo hoo! Power to the people!

Note: I feel like there's a 0.00000000017290805% chance that the Postal Regulatory Commission was strongly influenced by my blog entry from over a year ago. This makes me feel powerful.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Dr. Who

My kids' pediatrician group is, to say the least, interesting. We've sort of played musical chairs with their health care, taking them to several offices before we found a group we were satisfied with.

The group is associated with the University of Chicago, and our very first experience with them was impressive; they helped our 3-month old baby with his reflux and helped get him out of the <3rd percentile in height & weight. Phew.

However, that's just the beginning. In the past few weeks, 2 of the 3 doctors have surprised me... one of them appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show as a guest, and today the other informed my wife that he was running for president. Actually, that's President, as in Of The United States.

I was sad when I realized that the very first thought I had when she told me that was sheer amusement. What ever happened to the principle that anyone in this nation could aspire to lead it? That is to say, I wouldn't advocate any average joe becoming the CIC, but it's still sad to think that only a very small group of people have the money and connections to make it there, when I'm sure there are many thousands of willing men and women that would do a terrific job if they could get the chance.

Ooh! Now I feel like starting my very own utopia. Are you in?

Thursday, February 15, 2007

New Template

I didn't like the style of the template I'd had sitting out there for a long time. At some point I inadvertently screwed my old template up so badly I had to reset it, but by that point the one I liked was gone, so I randomly picked one. I like this one better (called 'Rounders').

We'll see if I stick with it. Of course, we'll also see if I remember to blog about anything and use this freaking site. I'm sure none of my former 'regular' readers will see this, since they've long since stopped checking this (unless I'm lucky and they're using a reader... in that case, welcome back!).

Are You a Geek Like Me?

A co-worker recently posted a good list on her door of favorite geek sayings. I laughed at most of them, but this one made me quite literally chortle.

Roses are #FF0000,
Violets are #0000FF,
All my base
Are belong to you.

The thing is, I find that poem to be so great, I'm not even a tiny bit ashamed to admit that I both 'get' it and think it's hilarious. If you're wondering what the heck it's about, maybe this and this and this will help.

The site this came from can be found here (note: parts of this site were blocked by my company's web filter, so discretion may be in order).

UPDATE: Oooh, Daddy, Christmas is comin' early. You can get a T-Shirt from!