Monthly Archives: January 2007

(Snow) Ballin!

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To fully appreciate the reference in the title to this post, you should be familiar with the lyrics of this artist in the song “We Fly High.” (Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of rap, you only have to listen for about 17 seconds.) I would like to share with you the amazing therapeutic value of a snowball … I crossed paths with my roommate on the way back from taking the trash out this afternoon and i decided to fashion the perfect ball of snow to tag him with. I knew I would see him on the way back to the apartment, so I started shaping a perfect snowball – the snow today was great for packing. The delivery was not as impressive as the snowball itself and I missed him on the first three tries, but finally on the third I made contact. The snowball dodged three full bags of trash and landed square in the soft…

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Know What’s Shakin’

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During my two-sugar + two-cream-coffee morning I received an email. (It was a small cup of coffee.) The simple email contained a link and the only thing explaining it was the subject line: “interesting.” I had to find out what it was. So, I verified it wasn’t a phishing tactic and followed the link. By the way, the previous link is not a phishing tactic, it is a story that may help you if you have a Myspace account and are randomly prompted for your e-mail address. Back to my point – This is genius. The GUI for LaundryView actually shows the in-use dryers/washers as red. They also integrate a shaking image for each red machine. I wonder if they will ever incorporate sounds. That would just make it that much more awesome. I want this installed on the washer and dryer, (that is probably in use), at my house. This way, when it is time to launder “the whites,”…

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The Pump-fake

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For the purpose of this post, Dana Owens will play the provider of false hope and I, Ross Clurman will play myself… (Note that this sentence does not contain the word “with.”) Driving back from lunch I noticed several downed road signs*. This is obviously correlated to the number of Kansas drivers talking on their phones instead of paying attention to the road – which I know is a high amount… On my way home for lunch – I used the “right-hand-turn” method because I didn’t scrape my passenger side, due to my hand loosing feeling from trying to scrape the ice off my car with a credit card. But, on my way home from lunch, I was watching the cars go by as I waited to turn and of the 12 cars that passed me, I saw 13 people. The breakdown of what they were doing: – Three were eating – Seven were on the phone – One was…

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12 Things Not To Do While in a Public Restroom

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Peek. This includes gazing, ogling or glancing at your neighbor and trying to figure out who the person in the stall is by looking through the cracks or at the visible clothing. Forget to flush. Rude. Point and laugh – or just laugh. Inhale. Come in direct contact with anything other than the soap, sink and yourself. Consume food. Beverages are ok, though. Provide assistance. Personify your body parts by talking at them. Attempt the “hands-free” method. (Men) Impede the act. It can be painful or lead to stained “whites.” Wink. Sing the chorus of Johnny Cash’s – Ring of Fire.

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Unnoticed Details

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What color are your eyes? Hopefully, you know the answer. If not, go find out – I’ll wait. Now, think how many people you come in contact with on a daily basis and try to recall the color of their eyes. Any luck? If you’re like me, then you are a visual person with stunning creativity and striking good looks, who can only remember about three. My mom shared an interesting fact with me the other night. I can’t remember the exact details, but its premise was that a high percentage of husbands do not know what color their wives’ eyes are. Please, do not try and validate this fact at home, or with your significant other, because I do not want to be responsible for any domestic disputes or break-ups. I have brown eyes, as do most of the people at my office, with the exception of Dana Owens. She self-describes her eyes as being “chocolate with caramel spots…

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