Thrice a bridesmaid, never a bride is an old charm that can be broken by being a bridesmaid seven times. Phew…after this year, only 3 more to go. Good thing I’m not superstitious.
For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, “If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon”.
In response to Bill’s comments, General Motors issued a press release stating: If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part):
Not that I condone violence, but sometimes, you just gotta beat something up (only works in IE).
Check out Fire.
San Francisco Chronicle (USA), Dec. 4, 2003
By Don Lattin, Chronicle Religion Writer
Growing numbers shed organized church for loose spiritual sensibility
Kellee Hom was raised in the Roman Catholic Church but never imagined she’d become a religious none.
No, not “nun.” That’s “none,” as in “none of the above.”
Hom is among a growing number of Americans who simply answer “none” or “no religion” when pollsters ask them their religious affiliation. Some “nones” identify themselves as atheists or agnostics, but the vast majority believe in God, pray and often describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious.”
“My sense of God transcends all the different religions,” said Hom, a clinical supervisor at Asian American Recovery Services in San Francisco, which helps people with substance-abuse problems. “It’s an energy.”
Nones are one of the fastest growing religious categories in the United States.
Happy Chinese New Year, everybody!
Check it: #coffeehouse on irc.freenode.net is now in effect.
#coffeehouse exists so that readers and friends of The Torn Identity have a place to hang out and chat with each other in real time. I used IRC way back when the “internet” first started, back before all the IM came out. Feel free to use the channel at any time, whether I’m there or not. It’s for your enjoyment, after all! In all honesty, I don’t know if anyone’s going to check it out, but I thought I’d play around with it and get back into the whole IRC thing. Feel free to invite your friends. Cheers!
Get it here.
Bugger, I just got my first scratch on the face of my watch, which they claimed to be scratchproof.
Now I want to upgrade my speaker system…sigh…
craig: chat chat chat
beej: chat blah chat
craig: blah chat chat
beej: chat chat chat
craig: brb…gotta go poo
TMI!!! Why do people feel they need to tell me exactly what they’re doing??? Thanks a lot Craigers…
Music Industry Puts Troops in the Streets. That’s sad. Now they’re going after people on the streets so they don’t have to track down Kazaa users…
I just changed my windshield wipers for the first time since I got my car, which was almost 3 years ago. Is that dangerous? The packaging says they recommend changing the wipers every 6 months. It’s also recommended that you change your engine oil every 3,000 miles or 3 months. I shoot for about 5,000 miles. And thanks to Jerry for pointing this one out: you shampoo instructions say that you should lather, rinse, and guess what…REPEAT. Are these recommendations all there just to get us to spend more money or what?
Time to get some sleep now, finally.