EDIT: The bears are donated to hospitals and charities. And they aren't all bears. I threw a beanie scare crow. We're not crazy.
There are, she said, nonnegotiable restrictions on the size of goalie pads, and no regulation goalie pads would even come close to covering the body of a man who makes John Goodman look svelte. In practical terms this means a mammoth net-minder would have to absorb quite a bit of punishment on his exposed body from hard rubber pucks hurtling toward him at upward of 100 miles per hour. To pull this off, a team would not only have to find a uniquely fat guy, they'd have to find a total masochist.
Enjoy the article!
Also, right now Christine is in Oslo seeing Al Gore accept his Nobel prize. If anyone can find video of it, let me know!
Splashy victory!! Read the store here.
- The new banner is from this free site. Thank you DHester for posting such nice headers. He has a lot of interesting images of shattered glass.
- I made the digg button less conspicuous. Now people won't know that I'm getting 0 diggs. =)
- The widgets are rearranged a little and the colors are all different.
- I'm using Arial font now. I tried out a serif font but I'm back to my old favorite.
From the Visa website:
Visa merchants are not permitted to establish minimum transaction amounts, even on sale items. They also are not permitted to charge you a fee when you want to use your Visa card.
If you run into a problem like this with a merchant, please notify the financial institution that issued you your Visa card. These institutions have access to the appropriate Visa rules and regulations and can help you document and file your complaint. You'll find their address and/or telephone number on your Visa statement. Their telephone number may also appear on the back of the card itself.
Many small retailers complain that high fees force them to take these measures. I don't understand why they haven't factored those costs in when pricing their merchandise. As a consumer, it's not my responsibility to worry about a merchant's cost of business. All of that should be kept behind the scenes and not interfere with my transaction. Not only is it unprofessional, but it will also turn off a lot of shoppers that put small purchases on their cards to earn reward points.
For your reference:
Visa, Mastercard: Minimum purchase requirements and fees are not allowed. Call the number on the back of your card to report the merchant.
AMEX, Discover: Minimum purchase requirements and fees are allowed as long as they are the same for all card types.
Note: These rules apply for both credit and debit cards. For more information, see the following articles:
We had no ornaments, so we bought a few a Target. Here are some highlights:
Anyway, despite being horribly out of scale, I hope this diagram is helpful!
This is the mouse I have and I love it. It has a charging station which saves me money. My hand fits nicely around it. The problem is I bought this thing my freshman year of college and it's dirty and losing accuracy.
So why aren't all wireless mice being made rechargeable? I can only find one Logitech model and it's $100. That's how much I paid for this mouse and it came with a wireless keyboard. I've even found some stores selling refurbished versions of my mouse. Can it really be that Logitech only made one model since 2003?
I want a nice mouse. Advise me. Quickly.
While surfing in the tubes, I came across this wondrous banner ad. This may be the most ridiculous invention of all time. Does it have speed settings? If you choose "fast" what happens when you want to get out? I imagine you get thrown violently against the back of the pool. Fun times.
This is a message to you, Subway located at Hibiscus and Babcock:
From this day forward, each time you deny me my 10 shreds of lettuce I will ask for every other vegetable I don't like on my sub but demand that it's placed on the side. Then I will take those veggies and throw them away in a festive manner. The cost of this battle is high, Subway. You will lose!!
In the spirit of mocking unnecessary quotation marks I present my Giribaldi receipt. As we all know, I hate inanimate objects speaking to me. This means you, What-A-Burger cups. Today, when my receipt shouted the obvious to me, I knew it had to be shared.
Considering the rapid growth in popularity on Facebook, it's conceivable that this poll number will grow. The nation is counting on you, South Carolina!
- From the Blogger dashboard click on the settings tab.
- Click Archiving and make sure Enable Post Pages is set to yes. (Save)
- Click the Template tab and go in Edit HTML.
- Check the Expand Widgets box then click Download Complete Template.
- Open the file in Word or Notepad. Use the find feature to find this line of code:
(It helped to search for "post.body")
- Replace that line with this code:
<div style='float:right; margin-left:10px;'>
- Save the file in your text editor.
- Re-open blogger and go back to the Edit HTML page.
- Use the "Upload template from your hard drive" feature to upload the file you just created. Save.
So after hours of fighting, I've finally given in and let the digg button reside in the page elements. My goal was to put it in the template of the page so that each post gets it's own but I can't find the code where the tutorials tell you to inject the button. To use this button you have to click on an individual post so that the post's unique url is sent to digg. It seems like a flawed idea but I haven't been able to improve it yet. Another option seems to be adding code to each individual post, submitting it to digg, then editing the post so that the digg button points to the story I just submitted to digg. That seems like a lot of work for stories that will only get 2 diggs.
I see people only blogger who have successfully added the digg counter to their page so I'm frustrated that I can't do it. If anyone has been successful with my template, or even another blogger stock template, please help me!
I don't find myself literally LOLing like with the quotation mark abuse blog, but maybe it's because this is a far more serious grammatical issue.
Another winner I found today was a blog where people post humorous passive-aggressive letters. http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/
I haven't decided which is my favorite part. I want to say it's the period at the end of the salutation but I also really like how the writer says "vending machine person." It says "even though you are here at least once a week, I haven't taken the time to determine your gender." Or worse, it says "I have taken the time to attempt to determine your gender, but have been unsuccessful." Any thoughts?
p.s. Launch is 11:30-ish today for those of you lucky enough to be free. Don't forget to watch!!
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This is from http://quotation-marks.blogspot.com/ which is featured this week in the blogs of interest section of Blogger. I fail to understand America's obsession with quotation marks! Do they not realize that they either indicate sarcasm or cast doubt on the item in quotes?
What "YOU" Can Do:
Submit quotation violations and/or join in the mocking of those who commit such violations. We need to let merchants know that we aren't buying their "bags" and we don't feel "welcome."
"Have a nice day"
Who needs an iPhone? I want a pretty phone that I can dial while driving. This is the only swivel phone of Nokia's L'Amour collection and now that it's a year old the price has dropped significantly. Come on- it has leather on the back. It also has a 2 megapixel camera and plays mp3s and FM radio.
My only hesitation is that it's not available in any brick and mortar stores. I'll have to order it from one of the sketchy online stores as an unlocked phone. If anyone has used any of those stores and can recommend one please let me know! (I've been cheated by every seller I've used on ebay so that is absolutely not an option for me. )
This is the beach near Port Canaveral. It took about 45 seconds to hear the shuttle. Multiply by the speed of sound (761mph) and it seems that we were about 9.5 miles away. Nerdiness = done.
Zoom, camera, zoom.
So that is what we did last Friday- my first non-jetlagged Friday in Melbourne. Tonight, I am very excited about Palm Bay Idol. Yes, you read that right. I hope it bears some resemblance to the American Idol auditions. I'll keep you posted.
We stayed one night in a small ski town outside of Innsbruck. This is a stage left over from when the Olympics were there. This man is dancing about on stage and singing along to bad party music. We walked around for 3 hours and he showed no sign of stopping when we left.