February 19, 2012
I saw this article a while back about a survey of British drivers, stating that almost half of them name their car. I thought it was a little strange. I haven’t heard of many people naming their car. I never have. If I talk about my car I will sometimes refer to it as Tiggy, but that is more of just giving the Tiguan a nickname.
I don’t even know what I would name my car.
Does your car have a name? Why not give it a name, if you can think of something to name it.
April 11, 2011
Just last week I was thinking about places near home where someone could open a decent size company. (I know, kind of random, no reason to walk you down that path.) One thought I had was in the old Souderton High School which isn’t too far from home. Think about it, plenty of rooms and a big variety. You get an auditorium, a gym, a pool. What more could you ask for.
Today there is a story in the paper about how the recession has left the old high school land undeveloped. I imagine the goal is to tear it down and build houses. I say why not keep the school and do something with it.
Besides the company, it would also be a great place to film a bunch of high school tv dramas and horror movies.
What ideas do you have for this old school?
June 11, 2010
I used to when I first started driving, when I was paying with cash. As credit card payment became standard shortly after that, I stopped worrying about topping off. No real reason, I never thought about it. While I was getting gas this weekend there was a sign above the pump warning of the dangers of topping off. It looked like some sort of PSA campaign. It warned that topping off was a waste of gas and money and harmed the environment. I donâ€™t know how the system works, but that doesnâ€™t make any sense to me. I always figured that as long as there wasnâ€™t gas overflowing, it was in the tank and would be used eventually. I donâ€™t think someone would design a system where excess gas will just leak out.
January 31, 2010
I assumed people would have movies they always watched when they were home sick. I’m pretty sure this is just a thing in school. I probably watched Wizard of Oz or Disney movies when I was little and home sick. These days it’s whatever I have from Netflix. This week that was Funny People. If I would have thought a little more I probably would have watched Fight Club or Braveheart, I still haven’t watched them on Blu-ray. Those seem a little violent for a sick day. The only non-Pixar comedy I have on Blu-ray is Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Next sickness I should dust off my DVD cases.
January 27, 2010
I was probably in 2nd or 3rd grade. Over at Justinâ€™s house. He had Prodigy. Iâ€™m pretty sure there werenâ€™t even any graphics or pictures. I just remember being able to look up sports scores and standings. There may have even been sports trivia. I thought it was the most amazing thing ever, even though it wasnâ€™t much more than I could see in the newspaper. What we really went on there for was to find NBA Jam cheat codes.
One summer, a few years later, I spent some time with my cousin in Virginia. My uncle did something with computers at work so they always had a random machine around. The one they had when I was there had a modem. My cousin and I wanted to get on the internet. They didnâ€™t have AOL or anything. We assumed if you had a modem you could just dial up the internet. We didnâ€™t know the number for the internet. We may have looked in the phone book. We were unsuccessful. No surprise. I just love the thought of me asking, â€˜Whatâ€™s the phone number for the internet?â€™
It wasnâ€™t until I was 13 and had my first job that I actually got online for myself. I had my job at the field and I saved up so I could buy myself a computer and then paid for AOL (and I assume a 2nd phone line shortly after that). It took some convincing for my mom to let me get AOL, she didnâ€™t understand why anyone would need it. Itâ€™s hard to believe that my family didnâ€™t have broadband at the house until after I left for college. How did anything get done on dial-up?
January 10, 2010
Watching the Simpsons 20th Anniversary special they visited a few super fans who have filled their houses with Simpsons stuff. I was trying to think of the one toy that I’d want. I wanted it to be something a little unique but not too obscure. It also had to be a cool looking toy.
I came up with “The Homer”. The car Homer designed for his brother’s car company. I think I found a kit on a site for around $35. I’ll have to do some more looking. Found this image on the Wikipedia page …
January 9, 2010
Saints over Colts
October 20, 2007