Poem du Jour

Elvis Costello wailing away on the Bose
Chelsea songs, crafted rhyming prose
Puttering around the afternoon waiting
For springtime and the season’s rebirth
Knowing it isn’t the weather’s pattern painting
Making me anxious, but scourched Earth
Intense boredom replacing my life’s work.

I hunt and peck the pages of ads
Contemplate the hacks and macks
Soulessly offering positions for my wallet.
Truck driver, reciptionist, nurse, taxi hacks
A wage earning conduit

The resumes sent, faxed, stamped and wired
Making relevant the paper shuffle
Ways to meet the goal, avoiding the drunken stumble
At the traffic intersection before I tumble.

Will Work to End the Internal Mumble!

Mmmmmm, Bacon

How can you not celebrate this article from today’s Denver Post food section! Just a few quotes: “Bacon is the chocolate of the new millennium,” and “Bacon has it all. It has crunch; it has bite; it’s chewy and savory and slightly sweet in one little package.”or“It may have been politically incorrect, but nobody really stopped lovin’ bacon.” and “We have a saying, If it tastes bad, just add bacon.” Be sure and check out the recipes including a bacon topped cheesecake.

  • Bacon of the month club
  • Always A Point Of Contention. Always

    An interesting point counter point on Wal Mart. I believe this was first posted at Metafilter, but I forget where I dug this up. But it is a nice discussion concerning the opinions on the world of Wal-Mart. First by Fortune magazine which praises the business behemoth for reinventing the business model. Then by populist politician and columnist Jim Hightower who lambasts Wal-Mart, the media and buying public for so gullibly taking it all in. Both are long-ish reads but present something to think about before hefting that next bag of Ol’ Roy dog food into your basket at the supercenter.

  • Bullying people from your town to China
  • One Nation under Wal-Mart
  • Let That Newspaper Subscription Lapse

    With online news, weather and sports sources galore and the ease of shopping with Ebay and cars.com and other sources, about the only thing missing from a total online experience is reading the comics. While perusing the Tech TV Download of the day I stumbled upon this: The Web Comics Reader. It is pretty self explanatory but in a nutshell. Download the .exe, install and then set up which comics you want to read. Then run the reader program and a web page comes up with all your favorite comics. Slicker than snot.

    Fire Up Yer Rivets

    This is specifically for my friends Sage and Jenny. But kinda cool for everyone else:

  • Powers of Persuasion – WWII poster art
  • Ad Access – Vintage Advertising Art
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    Thanks to Blog-Fu

    Always Tweaking Something

    Spinning around the web I stumbled upon Pixeldecor which features a cool 1950s and 60s themed art for desktop themes and wall papers. Her most popular bit is a monthly calendar desktop. March’s isn’t available. I will try to clue you in when it is. A neat site nonetheless. It is part of Very Big Design a lovefest by Jen Segrest, “another girl running rampant on the web.” I like her style.

    Amusing Post Grammy Analysis

    This was posted on a Yahoo Group Springsteen discussion board this morning. Made me giggle a bit:
    “Sure, it’d been nice for BS to win album of the year, but the awards are the equivalent to a junior high student council race for treasurer. Dont sweat it.”

    Crime Alert

    Holy crap. Someone, and I assume it was meddling kids, stole my almost-famous-by-now Got Beer door mat from my front door sometime last night. It was there when Julie walked the dog last night but has since disappeared.

    Mother Alert

    Mom and Jim are coming through town as part of their month long vacation/honeymoon. We expect them around Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on the weather. Right now they are sitting out a storm and some icy roads just west of Wichita, Kansas before hitting the road in the motorhome with station wagon in tow. So my day is now about Mother-izing the house. Clean, clean, polish, dust, fold and fluff the laundry and tackle the floor with a mop. Ohh the humanity. To top it off, my sister and room mate, is sick and moving at about half speed after taking the day off work. So I am trying to spear head the assault without pissing her off. A delicate balance on par with anything Colin Powell has been doing for the last few months.
    Wish me well as I begin the mop up operation.