Tuesday, November 15

Game, Set & Munch.

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(Polysics. Still the greatest band in the world, in case you forgot.)

1. Hey, what are you watching on TV tonight?

6:00 - 7:00 - The Simpsons - FOX (Local)
7:00 - 8:00 - SNL In The 80's - NBC (TiVo'ed)
8:00 - 9:00 - House - FOX
9:00 - 9:30 - My Name Is Earl - NBC (TiVo'ed)
9:30 - 10:00 - The Office - NBC (TiVo'ed)

2. Hey, what are you listening to right now?

Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Supersystem - Always Never Again
Less Than Jake - Hello Rockview
James Brown - Greatest Hits
Wolf Parade - Apologies To The Queen Mary
My Morning Jacket - Z

3. Hey, did ants eat a woman's eye out in India?

Yup, CLICK HERE for the most nauseating story you will hear all week.

4. Hey, what's this I hear about China getting rid of their Engrish?

Check it out. They want to clean up their image by the Olympics. It's a damn shame.

5. Hey, what's new in the CDP Network?

Well, The Girl From Mars breaks down the logic behind medicating a cat, and I Think This Is My Exit invites us to a martini party. Sweet.

6. Hey, how's Sweeps Month coming along?

Pretty good. Our hits have certainly improved, thanks mostly to Lost Fridays. I've been linked on several LOST locations, including the OFFICIAL ABC LOST MESSAGE BOARD. That tends to rake in a bit of traffic, and for that I'm thankful.

Apart from that, I still have all the big year-end things planned for the next 2.5 weeks (stick around, they rule). Then I shall go on a long vacation, and watch the December slump slowly destroy the CDP.

7. Hey, is that it for today?

Yup. Sound off in the comments section. What are you up to today?

1. Probably just The Office and Earl tonight. I watched a tivo'd Ben Folds on Austin City Limits over lunch today.

2. Iron & Wine - Woman King, also been rocking the Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot today.

3. Yikes.

4. That is a shame. If you take away the Engrish, all you're left with is the Communism.

5. If you let your cat drink martinis, I bet the medicine would be no problem.

6. Glad to see the CDP finally getting national exposure.

7. Drafting. Refreshing this comment section every five minutes. Tonight, I need to go to Best Buy and get the new live Wilco 2-cd. Plus, I've got a sweet $5 reward zone voucher to use on it. The cashier is going to be so impressed, she might even offer me a free magazine trial subscription.
Paste, do you still work out of your home? I couldn't just "take a lunch" like that. I'd just never work, then I'd lose my house. I admire your drive, for I am lazy.

We should fill Gabe's dish with NyQuil. Actually, we've been covering his pills with butter recently, so they slide down his throat with little to no struggle. He wouldn't admit it, but think he likes the way it tastes now.

Yup, after 2 long years the CDP finally gets an extremely minimal amount of national exposure. It's all downhill from here.

Speaking of engineering, (if you didn't already know), I'm the exam administrator for the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing.

I have a woman coming in tomorrow to review her Barrier Free exam that she got a 50% on. Sad, considering that there's only 16 questions on the thing.

I do administration for about 110 professions (doctor, chiropractor, real estate, everything really), including all the Architecture, Engineering and Design stuff. I must say that out of all the licensed professionals I meet with, the Designers are tied with the Psychologists at the most quirky. Food for thought.

"With your purchase today, you receive 5 free issues of-"

"You know what? Save it."

It should be noted that Ben fell for the "free issues" thing, and now he's paying full price because he forgot to cancel it when it was up.
I'm working on not trying to kill myself today. It's really quite a feat, considering the day I'm having.
I still think this recent string of bad luck has to do with that ladder I walked under last Monday. Seriously, it all started just hours after that incident, and it hasn't let up yet.

I have no joke here. But does anyone know how long bad luck lasts when you walk under a ladder?
It should be noted that I'm the first hit under "Lost Friday" in Google.
Is there a lot of competition ?
My friend Kirk of secretfunspot.com fame often go to Best Buy to purchase music and movies. So now our standard joke when we get to the counter is for me to loudly say, "Kirk, that's that magazine you've been wanting but you wanted to try it out first before you commit to a long term subscription!" Then he makes fun of me for almost forgetting to show my reward zone card about a year and a half ago.

Nope, I work at an office now. It's a three minute drive from my house, though. I'm terrible at working at home.

I can't remember if my boss is a Wisconsin licensed PE or not... Usually you don't have to take the exam, though, if you already have it in another state. I'm not a PE. I hate engineers. What does "designer" mean? Like a residential home designer or something?

I just bought a early 50's Silvertone lap steel tonight.
It's gotten to the point at my local Best Buy where the kid points to the magazine and I just shake my head. We've got it down to non-verbal cues now.

The Missus always makes fun of me because I can never remember which way I'm supposed to put my check card in the swipe thing, no matter how many times I look at the picture.

Working three minutes from your house must have its advantages. However, you could never fake sick, because you wouldn't be able to leave the house for fear of getting caught. Eating lunch at home sounds pretty sweet, though.

If you're REALLY interested in the business and design professions we regulate, our state page is drl.wi.gov. A lot of it is updated by me, and you can search real easily using the toolbars on the left. Again though, only if you're really interested. I can't bring myself to look at the page outside of work.
Oh, congrats on the lap steel purchase; you've got quite a collection going there.

I live in an apartment, so I can't really make as much noise as I used to. The only instrument that I use anymore on a regular basis is a harmonica that I play when I'm trying to anger the Missus. I sing her blues songs I make up on the spot, and I usually pass out before I get to the chorus. I'm not very good.
She'll miss that harmonica when she goes to prison... for killing you with the harmonica.

I've got an early 50's Silvertone mandolin, so I think I'll hang the two side by side. The Silvertone stuff was pretty cheap back in the day, but it's all old and cool now. Just like me.
She loves my improvisational blues harmonica. She didn't realize how musically versitile I was until after she married me. It's a good thing she doesn't believe in divorce.

Vintage instruments age like fine wine; but not as much as fine wine does.

Earl and the Office last night were hilarious as always. I was concerned about Earl at first, thinking they couldn't keep the plot moving from week to week, but they really have a style all their own. It's very un-NBC, just like the Office, which is why it's so funny.

The Office was great. Something as simple as convincing someone that it's Friday was funny enough for 22 minutes of material.
I thought today was Friday. I now know it isn't, and am very disappointed.

Speaking of Friday, Ryan can you buy those tickets online today if you get the chance? I'm afraid they'll sell out soon.
I shall do my best to snag those Winger Reunion tickets you've been going on about.
That scene in the tube with Earl and Darnell was surreally funny. That and when Joy's reading the party napkins... "'Get your ass on the dance floor' ... and look, the little horse is wearing a hat, that's cute."

I almost lost it when Stanley said, "Yes, I did learn that on the streets. In the ghetto as a matter of fact."

The unsubtle shill for The Apprentice... I know it was tongue in cheek but still kind of lame. I do love that they always meet at Chili's. I'm sure Chili's pays for that, but it's making fun of Chili's at the same time. The best product placement I've ever seen was on Arrested Development when Tobias met at Burger King with Carl Weathers.

Kip, we hardly knew ye.
Joy and Darnell's wedding was hilarious, because I think we've all been to a wedding like that, or at least know people who have been in weddings like that. Sometimes that show hits a little too home, especially strange considering I live in the midwest.

On the Office, I found it very funny that the employees were flat-out lying so they would get a good performance review.

The "Burger King" scenes on Arrested were brilliant. When Henry Winkler hopped over that toy shark, I got down on my knees and thanked the TV Gods for giving me a show that was so smart.
I completely missed the jumping the shark by Henry Winkler. Man, I am not very good at TV. I probably need more practice.
That's what DVD's and TiVo are for. Besides, if you caught everything on Arrested Development, I'd be sincerely worried.

That's unpossible!
Whew. It's good to know there's not anything wrong with me.

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