Monday, October 31, 2005
This is one of those songs that just puts a smile on my face.
Update: I just discovered that gay icon Deborah Cox has released a new single. And of course, since she's a gay icon, there is already a remix. So now I have two songs of the day.
House is Not a Home (Tony Moran & Warren Rigg Anthem Mix) - Deborah Cox
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Sorry for the confusion Logan.
PS. My real twin sister happens to be in LA this weekend as well. If she can get her act together and call me back, we might have lunch tomorrow.
UPDATE: Sadly, she did not get her act together.
Friday, October 28, 2005
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Putting the mostly full nalgene behind the bar at JR's.
Wathing the straights run amok, with dixie cups of booze and foam hats
Horrible singers at DIK bar
Oh and speaking of DIK bar. They really need a doorman. It seemed the entire crowd was under 21 (which for DIK bar, is definitely rare).
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
What did I do to deserve this? I don't drive an SUV. I try and promote companies that aren't (too) harmful to you. Yet you punish me with this weather. It's not enough that you dump lakes of water on me, and by extension, in my shoes, but now you have to go and make it damn near 3 degrees outside. Perhaps you have noticed that Washington, DC is not above the arctic circle? Please remedy this situation immediately.
"Not the Beltway, Mr. Farrell, please not the Beltway!" she said as she made weeping sounds. To most of the country the Beltway is the place inside of which rapacious lobbyists rob and pillage. To me it is a 64-mile asphalt loop of dread. As Vanessa took her first on-ramp onto the Beltway, I thought there was a strong possibility I would be squashed in this tin can with a 16-year old at the wheel. I also thought, "Hooray, I'm not driving!" and happily closed my eyes. She gained confidence as we sped along and, taking the exit nearest my house, and with only a few bouncy shudders of the car, deposited me at my front door.
Monday, October 24, 2005
1. Ticket prices are volatile.
2. Frequent flier miles really aren't worthless, and status really does count for something.
3. Sometimes the best seats are not in First Class.
4. First Class seats are not necessarily more expensive than Economy seats.
5. Low Cost Carriers do not necessarily offer the lowest fare for any given route.
6. All US carriers’ products are not essentially the same.
7. Trying to show airline personnel “who’s boss” will usually not result in better service.
8. The amount of Denied Boarding compensation is in some part quite negotiable.
9. Frequent flyers don’t think they are better than infrequent flyers; we just know how to play the game better.
All of these things are key, and one more as well, (posted by VPescado):
In case of irregular ops (weather delays, etc...), as soon as possible, you should be:
-Thinking about all of the alternate routings, while:
-Waiting on hold on your cell phone to reservations, while:
-Sprinting to the RCC (lounge).
That last one isn't so helpful if you don't have a lounge card, but I can't tell you how many times I've been saved, being stuck in O'Hare or Denver due to weather, simply by calling reservations rather then standing in the miles long line. Most people don't realize that they can also re-book you over the phone, which saves a ton of time and hassle, and often means you get that last seat on that last flight out rather then being stuck in a hotel, or worse, on an airport cot.
UPDATE: BTW, I do have an RCC card, but thanks Kiat for offering :-)
Friday, October 21, 2005
Thursday, October 20, 2005
- Would you rather die yourself or have 10 random people in the world die?
- 10 of them
- What if it were 10,000 people?
- all of them
I think what disturbed me the most is how long it took me to answer that question.
PS. Will post the quiz results in a few.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Monday, October 17, 2005
Man#1 (to his friend): You know, I really think we should start doing more coke.
Friend: Seriously, I'm so over crystal. I can't keep being up for 4 days straight.
Man#1: I KNOW. Tina's one mean bitch.
Friend: And you know, booze and coke is a really good combo
Friday, October 14, 2005
I remember Michelle and Adam at JR's
I vaguely remember running into Brian (although I needed to email him to make sure)
I vaguely remember eating a double quarter pounder like a dateless fat girl on prom night
I definitely needed to check my phone log this morning to see if I did any drunk dialing/texting (I didn't).
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Due to the rising cost of fuel and electricity, metro will be instituting a Southwest style policy. Namely, if you are to big to fit in a 5sq foot area, or require two metro seats, you will need to purchase an additional fare card. Moreover, do no attempt to squeeze yourself into one seat as this will only serve to antagonize your fellow riders. We've devised a list of tips to help you decide if this new policy applies to you.
You will need to purchase an extra fare card if any of the following conditions apply:
- You need to slide sideways through the fare gate
- People can't get around you on the escalator
- You take up two seats on the metro
- You order the 20 mcnuggets large value meal, just for yourself
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Sunday, October 09, 2005
The general consensus on Flyertalk is that you can combine the two, this means that if I fly 4 roundtrips from DC to the west coast before Feb 15 I get 35,000 bonus miles!! HOT. Let's see, Thanksgiving, Christmas, LA at the beginning of November, and I'm sure I can fit another trip in there in January if not before. Finally some serious bonus action I can use!
PS. I'm sure most of you reading this coudn't give a shit, which is fine. But then I don't want to hear you bitch and moan next year when I jet off somewhere exotic.
Friday, October 07, 2005
Bumb of House (Jody S Rusty Pipe Mix) - Mad Cows
OK I had never heard of Jody S Rusty or Mad Cows before. But the song is really HOT. Check it out.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
P.S. For those of you that burn at 40 watts instead of the full 60, the blog referenced is satire. It's not real.
Monday, October 03, 2005
Twin Sister and I have both decided that this weeks MW coverboy is 1) ugly and 2) doesn't appear to be that bright. While slightly drunk on Friday night we decided that we could come up with much better answers to the questions they ask. Not to mention we are both way hotter than the current one.
What’s on your nightstand? A lamp, clock, last weeks Economist
What’s in the nightstand drawer? The usual suspects, plus my passport and a jar of foreign money. Hey you never know when you need to flee the country
What’s in your DVD player? I don't think I should admit this, but I don't own a DVD player
What’ are your television favorites?
What is the last movie you saw in a theater? Star Wars. Well now I've totally cemented the image of me=dork
What was your favorite cartoon when you were kid? Shera: Princess of Power. Clearly my parents should have know from an early age that I was gay
Your favorite superhero? Superman
Who is your greatest influence? My Parents
What’s your greatest fear? Club lights
Who gets on your nerves? My bar nemesis
Pick three people living or dead, who you think would be the most fascinating dinner guests imaginable? Bill Clinton, Richard Branson, Earl Warren
What would you serve? Hmmm, no idea, but it would definitely have mashed potatoes and gravy
Boxers, briefs, or other? Briefs
Favorite retail store? There are so many to choose from...
Describe your dream guy? Cute, smart, someone who can hold an intelligent conversation over dinner and then go burn a hole in the dance floor
Define good in bed? Good chemistry
Most unusual place you've had sex? On top of a castle in
Who is your favorite musical group? Not so much a group but Tom Stephan
What's your favorite website?
Who was your first celebrity crush? Will
If your home were burning, what's the first thing you would grab while leaving? My pictures. Everything else can be replaced
What's your biggest turn-on? Confidence
What's your biggest turn-off? Arrogance
What's something you've always wanted to do, but haven't tried yet? Go to
What's something you've tried that you never want to do again? Girls
What position do you play in the big baseball game of life? Power catcher
What's your favorite season? Fall
What's your favorite food to splurge on? Not really a splurge, but I'll tear up a double quarter pounder
What kind of animal would you be? Giraffe
What are you most grateful for? My friends
State your life philosophy in 10 words or less? No regrets
Here are Chuck's answers
Sunday, October 02, 2005
Closed Cobalt, I wish I could tell you whether or not I had a good time there, but I can't really remember.
Totally unrelated: While at work today (yes I know it's Sunday) and procrastinating I came across this blog and this post (via this blog) which both made me laugh.