Monthly Archives: December, 2010

It’s good to find good help

There are two subjects guaranteed to raise people’s blood pressure and those are “Emergency Room wait times” and “auto mechanics.” I’m happy, and rather surprised, to say that I get to heap praise on both today. As to the first, yours truly has been suffering from a rather bad chest cold of late, thanks to …

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Smite of the Day: RBC Insurance. Your call amuses us.

The other day I opened my mail to find that my car insurance has gone up, fairly significantly. This was rather a jolt, as I have a flawless driving record (I’m serious) and my current car, the Pontiac Excrement, is worth slightly less than some of the shoes I own. Steam pouring from my ears, …

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Smite of the Day: Staples. That was annoying.

Finally purchased a printer/scanner after four (count ’em…four) abortive missions to Staples to get one. Who’d have thought it would be this challenging to obtain a piece of electronic equipment that most other humanoid life forms in the Western world seem to be able to acquire with minimum effort? But yes: first two trips, could …

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Vampire Eye 101

It’s Day Four of my affliction with “Vampire Eye.” And since it’s going to be here for another week or so, according to the ophthalmologist, I thought I’d provide some helpful answers to the tactful questions you’ve all been dying to ask. Q. Ewwwwwwwwww…..gross…what’s wrong with your eye?! A. I blew out a blood vessel. …

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