Wednesday, December 08, 2004

The Flash Mind Reader

If you've got a few minutes, you might want to try to figure out the logic behind this. I know that I enjoyed it. psychic.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object)

If you're just dying for the answer, you can find it at Psychic Mind Reader Demystified)

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

No Whiskey for Thanksgiving

When I called Mother last Wednesday to see if she needed anything for Thanksgiving, she informed me that her and Dad's dog, Whiskey, had not been seen since she let him out that morning. Someone had suggested to her that he had found a girlfriend, so I told her not to worry, as most males lose interest in the girlfriend of the moment as soon as they get hungry.

When I got home on Thursday, Whiskey still hadn't shown up. That, coupled with WVU's piss-poor performance against Pitt up at the new stadium, cast quite a gloom over Thanksgiving, despite the good food and good conversation. Mother asked us to go around the table naming one thing we were thankful for this Thanksgiving. Her choice was the best: "I'm thankful that I won't have to cook another turkey for a year!" Hating turkey as I do, I had to agree. The gravy, though, was pretty good, especially considering that I made it and with beef broth. Beef broth and turkey drippings aren't so bad together.

We were all getting pretty concerned about Whiskey when he hadn't shown up by the time we left on Friday, considering that we live in the country and the woods behind our house sounded like a battleground. I've got no problem with hunters, as long as they get the deer before they end up running in front of my car. I'm not surprised that there was a record deer harvest; I've never seen so many deer by the side of the road, both dead and alive. Dad scoured the woods and found no sign of Whiskey. I made up a flyer for him to put around the neighborhood with a picture that I'd gotten from the digital camera.

Once again, Murphy's Law reigns supreme. You prepare for the worst, and then something good happens. Dad got a call on Monday from the folks who had found Whiskey and kept him since Wednesday evening. He's safe and sound now, and back home with Mother and Dad.

So we are looking forward to a Christmas with Whiskey in abundance.

Boston.com / News / Politics / Presidential candidates / Voting errors tallied nationwide

What I find fascinating about that is that my great state of West Virginia had one of the lowest levels of voter complaints and/or tampering. This can mean one of two things: 1. People in WV are used to having their grandparents vote 30 years after their deaths and thus no longer submit complaints, or 2. The officials in WV are so good at this kind of thing that they can do it without detection. Maybe they should offer lessons for out-of-staters? Now there's an industry that we can get rich on! Boston.com / News / Politics / Presidential candidates / Voting errors tallied nationwide