It's not JUST about what I had for breakfast...

Tuesday, January 31, 2006


I was looking at the statistics for my Books I've Been Reading page.
What's up with that Top search word used...

"Music to stun pigs by"?

Is that weird or not"?

Monday, January 30, 2006

A Contest!

Someone gave me this shirt. They didn't know quite what to make of it. Neither do I. I want to give it away.

Who ever comes up with the best explanation of why someone would print this, can have it!

LIMITATIONS:

1. There is only one shirt.
2. Free shipping only within the continental U.S. of A.!!
3. It's not a new shirt. It's been worn. By a sweaty fat guy. A lot. Probably smells of cigarette smoke, too.
3. All entries become the property of Tropical Serpants and may be published!
5. Offer void where prohibited.
6. Employees of Tropical Serpants and their families are not eligable.
5. Anything else I can't think of right now.
6. Oh, yeah, the contest ends February 25, 2006.

Oh, I forgot, it says "Naturally baked" on the back.

Friday, January 27, 2006

I had some brilliant stuff here but hit the "back' button on the mouse and lost it!

I've been sharing with people my little "I.T" success story. After for months of fooling with, and two hours of INTENSE scrutiny by TWO people, I discovered that two computers sitting next to each other, each with connectivity issues, were connected together with the same Eithernet cable...

I help a guy who had an electrical outlet go dead (one word: microwave popcorn), using some trouble-shooting strategies I learned while in the pay of my Uncle Sam. To wit: circuit breakers don't always show they are popped, reset them all.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Sunday evening, 8:30, two chicks show up at the door claiming to sell magazines for a school project. Yah, right...

I haven't had a cigarette for almost a week. I'm sure my kids will be glad to know I was smoking again in the first place.

A reacurrent thought-thread I've had is how much of a jerk I was as a kid, and as a adult, saying and doing things that hurt people's feelings. I suppose there is a dividing line between jerk-kid and jerk-adult, but it isn't a sharp line, more of a transitional phase, I guess. I think part of the 8-step process is to apologize to people. Well, I did apologize to someone, but I guess there are many more to go. And do they want to hear it? Just because I feel bad, doesn't mean they even remember it. So it would be rather egotistical to go sticking my apologies in their face, I think.


M. came up with the expression "pity-link". I though maybe we had a new Intarweb catch word there, but no joy, there are several hits on Google already...

Thursday, January 12, 2006

This is an e-mail thread from work. It is in REVERSE chronological order. That is, the latest one is first, the first is last. Isn't that Biblical?

Also, I have un-characteristically refrained from making comments...

The names and the locations have been edited to protect the guilty, and the innocent.
[The King] refers to me.

------ Last Message -----

Hello [The King], I hope you realize that you have replied to the all-inclusive list, when you should have only made your comments to the guilty individual senders. If you don't already know how to do this, please ask someone to teach you how to "reply to sender only" on the set-up of your e-mail. thanks

----- Previous Message -----

[The King], AMEN TO THAT!!!!
[name deleted]
[deleted] Elementary Librarian

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Warning: A CPR e-mail virus has been unleashed on the district mail system. Although our recently updated Outlook Exchange server is highly secure and protects against these viruses, recent mass messaging has shown a serious flaw. Early reports seem to indicate the USERS are to blame!!!

The solution for this virus --

PLEASE LEARN TO PAY ATTENTION WHEN YOU REPLY-ALL!!! BEFORE SENDING MASS REPLIES, READ ANY FOLLOW UP MESSAGES AND POSSIBLY EVEN ASK SOMEBODY WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

For the sake of our kids -- quit wasting district resources and staff time.

Yes, I deserve all flames and criticisms for wasting even more time composing this message and causing you to delete it -- but maybe some humor will get YOU to pay attention.

I welcome any replies -- (HA! I know how to create a filter... do you?)

BUT PLEASE DO NOT REPLY-ALL -- reply only to ME

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How do I get this to end? Every day I have to see this bull crap. Stop including me in this little nightmare! [name deleted]., DC, Life Skills, [deleted] HS.

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Thank you oh so much for the 5 pointless emails. I am sure every employee of [deleted] is more than happy to spend their ample extra time to delete the product of your technological ignorance. Thanks again! [directed to the sender of five “CPR” e-mails with no content]

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See....they can't read.
[name deleted]
Principal
[deleted] High School

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Hi [The King], Those people can't read. Any good [deleted] gossip?
[name deleted]
Principal
[deleted] High School

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What is wrong with you people? Knock it off!

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Got the messages, thanks!

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Take me off this list

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Hi [The King] Miss you
Only you would want to save the bandwidth....
[name deleted]
Principal
[deleted] High School

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Please put your recent notices (re:CPR) and comments in the employee bulletin. We receive enough email as it is and your recent "reply all" comments are not needed by the entire district. Thank you.
[name deleted]
Vice Principal
[deleted] Elementary

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For those of you that are asking to be taken off the list; PLEASE only reply to sender not reply to ALL. Thanks and have a good day!
[name deleted]
School Clerk I
[deleted]
[deleted]Magnet School

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Good idea! Stop putting so much Mocha in your Coffee! It's making you cranky!
[name deleted]
[deleted] Supervisor
[deleted] High School

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Please Take me off this list also. [name deleted]

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Please remove me from this list! Thanks!
[name deleted]
[deleted] Resource Specialist

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Take me off the list, this is getting OLD!!

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DO NOT REPLY TO ALL WHEN REQUESTING TO BE REMOVED FROM THIS LIST! NO ONE WANTS THOSANDS OF RESPONSES TO THIS ONE MESSAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! REPLY TO THE ORIGINAL SENDER!
[name deleted]
Case Manager
[deleted] Health and Social Services Center

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please take me off this list also

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Please take me off this list
[name deleted]
Resource Specialist
[deleted] Unified School District
[deleted] Elementary School

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Hi, not sure why you are emailing me.
[name deleted]
Teacher 3rd Grade
[deleted] Elementary

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Its a BUSINESS, not a free service! [name deleted]

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[The King], Surely we don't know eachother, but I detect a bit of anger and hostility in your message. I don't know who may of sent the 'reply to all', but if it wasn't on purpose this time....WHOA.
Thank you,
[name deleted]

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THANY YOU. If you didn't send that email, I was going to!!! Geeeesh, people.....figure it out :)
[name deleted]
[deleted] Middle School

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You said what I wanted to, thank you.
[name deleted]

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[The King], I miss you! Tell [name deleted] Hi for me. [name deleted]

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Hi [The King],
Thank you for sending that email!!! I don't see how so many people send their emails to EVERYONE... I think it's hilarious when they're rude in their emails also :)
I just didn't have the nerve to respond to everyone and tell them :)
Thanks!
[name deleted]
5th/6th Grade Teacher
[deleted] Elementary

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What is CRP?
[name deleted]
[deleted] Middle School
Supervising Admin. Assist.

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[The King],
You are still way too logical for this business we call education.
How are things? Still riding your bike?
Take care.
[name deleted]
[deleted] Math/Science Magnet

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Thank you!
[name deleted]
[deleted] High School
[deleted]/Mathematics Dept.

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What is this referring to? Use English.
[name deleted]
[deleted] Middle School

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HERE! hERE!

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Thank you so much, I am so tired of getting these messages that I am not a part of.

----- Previous Message (My Message) ------

I have an idea! Instead of everyone hitting "reply to all", let us send our comments to the orignator, [name deleted].! Save the bandwidth! Sincerely, [The King]

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Why does this CPR email need to be taken off [deleted].net??? CPR is a needed service to staff who work with children.
[name deleted]
[deleted] High School

----- Previous Message -----

What's the reason not to?
[name deleted]., [deleted] Environmental Science Teacher
[deleted] High School


------ The First Message, The One That Started It All !!!! -----

Please do not use [deleted].net for CPR correspondence. Thank you, [name deleted]

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