Monday, December 17, 2007

Feeling like a kid again

My sister won a costume contest this year on Halloween, at a big party
in Moab. Her costume deserves its own post.

The prize was an electraglide cruiser, a model named "the betty,"
which I assume means it's a girl's bike. My sister, however, is no
girl; rather, she's a badass female triathlete, with no shortage of
bikes. Now, she could have picked up an easy $400 for the bike, but
instead gave it to her little brother (that's me).

She brought it yesterday and surprised me with it, with a red ribbon
on it and everything. We went for a cruise in the park and down to the
beach... Me grinning like an idiot or small child the whole time. It's
good to feel like a little kid sometimes. Thanks, sis!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Mission Accomplished!


Now the rebuilding of Iraq can start paying for itself!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

phishing PSA

I know most people that read this will already know, but just in case i can keep even four or five people from doing it, it's worth posting:
Don't send bank, credit card, utility, or any other billing information to people who ask for it via email.
Email addresses are easily forged, and links can be displayed that look legitimate, but aren't. A new tactic of these miscreants is providing a fax number to fax information to. Guess what? Fax numbers provide even less accountability than an email address or url, which are more quickly identified as invalid.

Just don't do it.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

How many scarves is too many?

My most esteemed officemates collaborated to get me a hand woven scarf
in my favorite color of toasty warm yarn. I now possess three scarves
which I wear regularly. And have at least three others which I wear
sparingly ( for various reasons). Where does it end!?