Absent For A Bit ....

I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.



A Little Piece of Evil at the Wall Street Journal

I caLLed the Wall Street Journal yesterday to cancel my subscription, and they told me it was set to eXpire in one month. And I thought that was great, I was going to wind up paying one more month than what I had even wanted, that I didn't catch it in time.

Just as soon as I got off the phone talking to the customer support person I heard my e-mail system get a message. Sure enough, it was a confirmation from the WSJ teLLing me that my subscription was canceLLed.

BUT ... then this morning, the VERY NEXT day I got an e-mail around 3 AM from the WSJ teLLing me that the credit card that is tied to my account no longer works - so they were trying to grab one more month. Evil.

UPDATE: 2013.04.26  It has been two weeks, and the stupidity continues ... The Wall Street Journal obviously doesn't know how to turn something OFF ... I just got another e-mail saying that my credit card didn't work for making a payment. I accidentally hit the WSJ icon on my iPad yesterday and sure enough it opened up just like normal. 


Don't Eat Doritos !!!

I learned today that eating Doritos wiLL make you want to steal sports cars, be a bad influence to Law Enforcement Ossifers, and pick up hitchhikers.

I saw it on a veRy short documentary on teleBision, so it must be true. You may have thought it was a commercial since it was only 30 seconds long, but it wasn't, it was a documentary.

Remember! Don't Eat Doritos !!!

I may not even shop on that aisle at the groc store just to avoid the Doritos. WeLL, I guess I could venture part way down the aisle just far enough to get my chips to go with my salsa. I just don't need a bad influence like Doritos in my life making me commit crimes. Whispering to me, just eat a few Doritos and you wiLL be brave enough to steal a car. Oh, the Whispering Doritos, how terrible. Then I realized how cannibalistic Doritos sounds, it has "door", "eat" and "toes" in it. Terrible, just terrible.


Cable Company Math

I got an e-mail from the cable company saying that we had already used up 75% of our monthly allocation of data transfer - ??? - wow - and to think the e-mail arrived on the 10th of the month, and I think we started on the 5th with brand new internet service. 5 to 6 days and we are already at 75 percent?!?!?


I am making gumbo, wish me luck ...


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esbboston said...

fmcgmccllc: It worked! Right after you wished me luck the taste of my gumbo improved. You are magicaLLy wonderfuLLy special, and you did it from so far away, hmm, long distance magic, no wires, amazing.

Rob Z Tobor said...

Hello Mr ESB, those sort 30sec documentraryiess (sorry that sort of went wrong) can be a bit misleading I suspect they do not always check their facts when they are made, due to the sort tie involved (sorry time), possibly also tie.

Your experience of the wall street journal is I'm afraid fairly typical. Tell them you plan to make a fly on the wall documentary about streets and that it will be a 30sec documentary to be shown during prime time television.

I suspect there is also some sneaky small print in the cable company contract, I can only suggest setting your Doritos (or as my spell checker insists your Doris) on them.

Your gumbo appears to be OK (at time of my writing) now, but I will also wish it luck, we all need a Lucky Gumbo.

esbboston said...

Rob: All this far away luck seems to be working great, the gumbo is tasting better than eVer! I can't seem to get a low enough flame for this particular pan, so I turn the flame on for 5 minutes, then off for 5 minutes, repeat. Then I realized that is kinda like AC and DC electricty. So in my case AC stands for alternating calorificationizationizing, and DC for do cook. Cool!!! I just realized that I got two 'tion'-s into one word, oh, and a double Z word, my my my. Scrabbbble.

Mia said...

You are only allowed to use the internet for a fixed amount of time?

esbboston said...

Mia: No, I don't have a limited use, just some form of strange biLLing I need to figure out.

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