When ordering over the phone from a dance shoe store, at the end of a long friendly conversation with the owner… ME: Well, hey, thanks! You’ve been super-helpful. HER: You’re welcome! And by the way, I’m gay. [awkward pause, not that there’s anything wrong with that] HER: … Er, my name… Continue reading About the "gay" and "fun" people I’ve met
Cranky Old Guy #1: What did you do to your glasses?!Cranky Old Guy #2: I stepped on them.Cranky Old Guy #1: [a thinkify’ing pause] You’re not supposed to do that!
One of my favorite newsweeklies, The Week, has a weekly competition where they solicit various entertaining submissions on goofy name ideas or lists. A few weeks ago, highlighting the crazy case of some Australian kids Facebook-status’ing that they’d fallen into a well or something like that, they asked for some other ideas of truly stupid… Continue reading Truly stupid Facebook status updates
Officemate: So I got everything all set for the event. Computers, powerstrips, food. Only thing I forgot was chairs! [smacking forehead]Me: Why don’t you use these instead? [pointing to one of the inflatable balls we have in our office for sitting on]Officemate: [looking intrigued, yet uncertain] Hmm! How do I get balls?!Me: [incredulous pause, then… Continue reading [Overheard] – "How do I get balls?"
My colleague Sha-Mayn noted that today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. I originally penned the short poem below to post as a facebook comment, but I thought I’d share it with you all instead. 😀 With deep apologies but much love to Dr. Seuss…— I hadn’t known this fact beforeI miss Dr. Seuss now even moreI… Continue reading A short tribute poem to Dr. Seuss on his birthday
Today we have a guest post! Hopefully a nice respite from all the political tensions. The note below was written by Mark Pilloff for distribution on our company’s “for sale” (classifieds) list. I’ve reproduced it below in its entirety with, of course, Mark’s permission. Enjoy! 😀 * * * Free: 100 yards Longs brand Waxed… Continue reading [Humor] 100 yards Longs brand Waxed Mint Dental Tape, almost new
I recently traveled to Brazil and Mexico for work. That’s damn cool, I admit. I’m lucky to have that opportunity, grateful to meet so many wonderful people on my journeys and see so many awesome sights. But, as with many things in life, there’s also a downside. In this case, I am owed thousands of… Continue reading Doing an expense report for work? Here are some tips
Earlier this week I spent about 45 seconds and got $134 for my effort. It went something like this: Phone rang. Didn’t recognize number, and was going to let it go to voicemail, but for some reason I answered it. “Hi, may I speak with Adam?” [oh no… not a telemarketer! I braced myself.] “This… Continue reading A very quick found-money tip
Today’s entry is short and wonderful. Behold, in the video below, Matt Harding… “dancing” around the world, one city at a time. At the 54 second mark, watch the video really come alive when he delights countless locales who join in the dancing… and, i guarantee, charms all of you watching, too :-D. For more… Continue reading Where the hell is Matt? — Huge smiles guaranteed!
Once again, I was off to Germany… home of good friends, heavy food, wacky long sentences, and Lufthansa, the airline whose plane I was unceremoniously squished into not like a sardine, but wurst. I had the foot-munching-tray aisle to my right, and a stupendously larger-than-life and dumber-than-devil-fossils young fella to my left. To his left… Continue reading Adventures in flying, part 13