Archive for July, 2004

Why yes, it is a pyramid referral thing

July 31, 2004 - 1:48 am Comments Off on Why yes, it is a pyramid referral thing

This is a referral pyramid thing, but people have been getting free iPods and flatscreen TVs from it. Here’s what you do. You click on the link. You sign up with a valid email address. You register and click on the eBay link, then sign up for that (it’s ok if you have another eBay account, just sign up for one) and bid on something. You can place a $1 bid on a Ferrari for all it matters.

Then you send the links out to your friends, get them to do the same. You need 5 referrals for the iPod, 8 for the TV.

Free Flatscreen TV.
Free iPod.

I’ve never ever done anything like this before and feel slightly greasy, but it’s not like I’m forcing anyone into it. But oh please please please sign up! Heh. Kidding. Do it if you like, it might be fun.

Ayuuuun Sheffu!

July 29, 2004 - 1:05 pm Comments Off on Ayuuuun Sheffu!

For those of you who are Iron Chef fans, I present this:

Iron Chef: Battle Long Pig

I think I peed myself.


July 27, 2004 - 4:23 pm Comments Off on Gack.

She’s reanimated and she’s hungry. For your braaaaaaaaaaaaaains.


July 26, 2004 - 1:43 am Comments Off on Assholes

I jump through hoops to get rid of the comment spammers and then today I get 90 trackback spams. Sheesh. So I’ve renamed my trackback script, and it won’t work anymore. Spammers suck the joy right out of life.

Go check out ARGN, lots of exciting news in the last week!


July 17, 2004 - 1:58 am Comments Off on Mondegreens

My kids have rediscovered their Hello Kitty CD player. I let them have the Free to Be You and Me CDs, and handed over my version of The Beatles One. Jo knows about 50% of the words and makes the rest up. “She’s a big weasel. She took me half the way there. She was a day tripper, Sunday driver yeah.”

Weasel. Hm.

What the?

July 15, 2004 - 2:19 am Comments Off on What the?

We’re watching this show on the History Channel about hygiene. Apparently on the Space Station and Shuttles they bring pottie waste back to Earth.


Not just a job

July 13, 2004 - 2:35 am 1 Comment

Caroline keeps peeing so much her pullups leak and make a puddle on the floor. Last night we had to have a showdown with Jo about her sleeping habits; she wants someone to sit in the room with her until she goes to sleep. Hub was in there for an hour and a half the other night and she never went to sleep, so we now have a timer for 30 minutes. Caroline took crayons and Tinkertoys and ran up and down the halls with her arms outstretched and redecorated our cabinets. Someone flushed something down the toilet tonight and it overflowed at bedtime. Hub keeps using bad language in front of the kids and making me mad. Today I got so upset that I took the little armrest cover thingie off my chair and threw it across the room. The girls looked at me in stunned silence for about 60 full seconds, then Caroline quietly spoke: “I’ll get that for you, Mommy.”

I even got out a jigsaw puzzle to work on for occupational therapy. Guess what? “What can I do, Mommy? She’s taking my pieces. I want those pieces back! Give ’em back! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaah!”

On the plus side, Jo’s started calling me “Mama” out of the blue and I think it sounds really old-fashioned and sweet.

Had to do it

July 8, 2004 - 3:32 am Comments Off on Had to do it

Since June 9:

350 attempted comments have been blocked by the Blacklist plugin
I don’t have a count of how many comments have NOT been blocked, but I have added 100 URLs to the Blacklist.

Simply put, the spammers have been making it not fun anymore. So I upgraded to Movable Type 3.0. This means that if you want to comment, you have to sign up with TypeKey. They don’t require a lot of info and they don’t spam you after you sign up. It’s just a level of accountability. I hope you choose to keep commenting even though it means you have to go through an extra step.

And yes, I know some of my templates look like ass right now. I still need to tweak my CSS settings!