February 22, 2010 at 5:48 pm | blabbing.

The amount of satisfaction you get from life depends largely on your own ingenuity, self-sufficiency, and resourcefulness. People who wait around for life to supply their satisfaction usually find boredom instead. – William Menninger

The Pareto Principle

January 14, 2010 at 11:37 am | blabbing.

Every time I turn around I find some weird thing that comes back to this. 80/20. I’m wouldn’t be surprised if his and the golden ratio turn out to govern vast amounts of human growth and behavior. Wiki article on Pareto Principle | Wiki Golden Radio

Winter Wait

January 3, 2010 at 8:25 am | blabbing, Portland.

Horsefeathers play from the stereo and I tend the stove The high speed tum tum comes from your sewing machine as diapers are made The whines for more potato snacks as the heat from the kitchen dissipates The dryer hums, the heater whirs and the fire crackles I love all of these sounds of our… Read more »

Best albums – 2000-2009

January 2, 2010 at 2:25 pm | blabbing.

I can’t really narrow down this list. There were such great records over the last ten years. Some bands have two records on this list because I just couldn’t decide between them. While I’m sure that there are lots of records that could be on this list, I don’t own them or haven’t heard of… Read more »

The aughts

at 10:45 am | blabbing.

The aughts? Seems like a funny name for it, but I guess you can name it anything you like. It was the best decade so far. Is it really already over? I can’t wait for the next. The teens? OK bring it on. Here is a short list of all the things I have done… Read more »

xmas list

December 1, 2009 at 9:58 pm | blabbing.

Dear Mrs Santa, Here is a list of all the geek stuff that I would like for Christmas. Ernie Ball Strings – regular Lime Elixir Nano Web Acoustic Strings Tom shirts. You know what they look like. Here’s an example Indiana jones DVD set The Young ones DVD Set Led Zeppelin 2003 dvd set Beatles… Read more »

Frigidaire gallery oven F1 error

November 27, 2009 at 10:03 am | blabbing, Food.

We cooked a turkey with our friends on thanksgiving and came across this weird stove problem just when we needed to flip the bird. Alanna figured it out. It seems that the actual lock of the stove (do they have locks?) had gotten stuck or changed. We just had to open up the front door… Read more »

Finance should be a required course in High School

November 12, 2009 at 12:32 pm | blabbing, business.

How did so many Americans get into home loans and mortgages that were going to blow up in their faces? Why are so many Americans in so much debt, yet they keep spending? I am constantly amazed by peoples lack of basic finance skills. Not just the “how to balance a checkbook” kinda stuff either…. Read more »

Paypal buttons or regular URL links

October 6, 2009 at 11:20 am | blabbing.

Link to a Paypal item with just a URL link that you can attached to anything. (Text, image or button) Niot I School License OR Embed the entire form info that you can get from Paypal.