I’m somewhat surprised by Apple’s recent iPhone commercials featuring Siri. Are these advertisements supposed to lead us to believe that actors like Samuel L. Jackson, Zooey Deschanel, and John Malkovich have such uninteresting lives that they pass their time having conversations with their phones? If so, what should we expect from their movies?
According to a news article I read this morning, foie gras will be banned in California as of July 1. The practice of force-feeding ducks to fatten their livers has been deemed to be too inhumane.
According to a news article I read this morning, foie gras will be banned in California as of July 1. The practice of force-feeding ducks to fatten their livers has been deemed to be too inhumane. Continue reading “California foie gras”
I wrote a set of filters that could be plugged into Adblock Plus in my web browser, preventing comment sections from appearing on the websites of many major newspapers. Recently I upgraded to a new computer without first copying the filters, and I appreciated anew how sane they’ve kept me.
The worst part of reading the news online is I find myself getting sucked into reading the idiotic comments that accompany nearly every article at every major new site. Continue reading “Online news, idiotic comments”
I left some time this morning before work to photocopy my 2011 business tax returns and to get my first 2012 payment in the mail. I was surprised by the lack of activity both at Kinko’s and at the post office. Kinko’s had a copier ready when I walked in, and the line at the post office was only about five minutes long. After my own flurry of activity over the past few days, Tax Day arrived with a whimper.
The blogs I follow have been eerily quiet today. I guess I’m not the only last-minute tax filer. I already have an estimate good enough to request an extension, but I’m determined to beat the deadline this year. I have roughly 32 hours to go.
I haven’t published much here recently, but I notice there are still a few of you following. Have you checked out my travel blog? It’s called Pilgrimito, and it’s at http://pilgrimito.com/. You should have a look!
Whether he meant to do so or not, President Obama has tossed the myth of the Clinton “surplus” under the bus. Continue reading “The debt ceiling crisis and the myth of the Clinton surplus”
Here’s a photo of Russy, standing on high alert on the kitchen counter. I have no idea what he sees or thinks he sees. The picture was taken March 23 this year. Continue reading “Gratuitous cat photo: Russy on alert”
I suddenly felt hungry on my way home from work this afternoon, so I decided to stop at a Dunkin’ Donuts for a small coffee and a donut. The bill came to $2.71. I gave the cashier $20.76. He gave me back a ten, a five, a one, and a nickel.
I’m the guy who’s generally really quiet at work. That said, when I do open my mouth to say something, I want it to be memorable. Continue reading “Humor at work: Hear what?”
I haven’t written much on this blog recently. However, I have been writing on my Pilgrimito blog, which has just my travel stories. You should check it out, if you haven’t already done so.
If you prefer the format here at Pearls of Nonsense, don’t worry. I’ll be back to writing irrelevant nonsense in the very near future.
I want to remind my U.S. readers that today is Election Day. In particular, some of my family members get upset if I don’t put a mention of it in my blog. Of course, last November was an exception, since it was impossible not to know when Election Day was. Continue reading “Yes, it’s Election Day today”
Basha’s, a local supermarket chain here in Arizona, has been recently promoting rotisserie chickens for $4.99. I haven’t tried one yet, so I don’t know if it’s a good price or not. For me, the more interesting part of the promotion is the store’s guarantee that chicken will be in stock between 4 and 7 pm or it’s free. Continue reading “The price of free chicken”
As I was reading Wise Bread this morning, I found a coupon for a free two-piece grilled chicken meal at Kentucky Fried Chicken. I was telling friends this weekend, I’m a little surprised Kentucky Fried Chicken is pushing its new grilled chicken so aggressively; it seems to me the grilled chicken fad started and ended over a decade ago.
As I was reading Wise Bread this morning, I found a coupon for a free two-piece grilled chicken meal at Kentucky Fried Chicken. I was telling friends this weekend, I’m a little surprised Kentucky Fried Chicken is pushing its new grilled chicken so aggressively; it seems to me the grilled chicken fad started and ended over a decade ago. However, free is the right price, and since I missed out on their free offer last week, I thought I’d give the coupon a try today. Continue reading “Kentucky Fried Chicken: new menu, same lousy service”
After not having flown at night in over three years, I recently decided it was time to regain my night currency. In the interest of safety, I thought it would be a good idea to take an instructor along. Continue reading “Into the darkness”
Just to remind to those of you who live here in Phoenix, there’s a general election today. Continue reading “There’s an election today?”
Despite having lived in Arizona for over three years, I’ve somehow managed never to see a living scorpion until just a few days ago. I wouldn’t have seen it at all if it hadn’t stung my girlfriend a few moments earlier. She’s okay. Continue reading “Arachnid encounter”
I enjoyed the music at the Godsmack concert at Dodge Theatre here in Phoenix last night. What pissed me off were the other people there. Continue reading “Godsmack at Dodge”
7/7/7 turned out to be a very lucky day for me. Continue reading “My very lucky day”
Like I said in my last post, it’s hard to believe it’s been two years since I earned my private pilot certificate, but believe it anyway. Continue reading “Biennial flight review”