Archive for August, 2016

It’s my birthday

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

… and it’s been a good one. Good enough for me, anyway.

At work, I managed to solve some problems in code I’ve been developing for a new board. It still doesn’t work, but I keep telling people that clearing one set of problems and ending up with another is still progress. A lot of people don’t believe me when I say that, but it’s true.

This evening, Marion took me out for sushi at Namiko’s. Very good sushi, and we believe they have the best gyoza around. I stopped for ice cream at a candy/ice cream store that Eater Denver rated as one of the better ones in the metro area. After we returned home, we played a game of Scrabble. That wasn’t as much fun – the letters we drew weren’t cooperating to make words.

My thrilling life, right? It’s fine by me; I’ve never been much of an adrenaline junkie.

R.I.P. Gene Wilder

Monday, August 29th, 2016

I’m sorry to hear this. It’s time to watch his classic movie roles again.

He was a funny, funny man. I read this anecdote several years ago, and it points out his comic genius.

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Such a deal!

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Canadians now pay more in taxes than on food, clothing, and shelter combined.

Have they checked with Sandy Berger?

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

FBI files linking Hillary Clinton to Vince Foster’s suicide have disappeared from the National Archives.

I’d certainly have been disturbed

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Giles Hembrough just received a disturbing tax notice. He was told that he might be in arrears of a £14,301,369,864,489.03 amount.

I think we can all be relieved that his heart was able to withstand the shock.