Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Good Laugh

I heard about this Josh Faure-Brac cartoon from my buddy Mikal Belicove and just had to pass along the laugh.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Shoes

Not everyone is a fan of new shoes they way my buddy Jake is (dude owns a book on the subject!). Anyway, I really like my new shoes, so here's a picture:

Monday, April 20, 2009

Random Stuff Wins

So I like the two analytics services (Google Analytics and StatCounter) I use on my blog, and occasionally I get a really good kick out of what they tell me. This weeks fun came from the keywords that y'all have been finding me with.

There's mundane stuff like 'overflowed brain' where I come in as the top hit. Someone really must have spent a long time on lmu dcom interview'lmu dcom interview' cause I don't show up until the seventh page of results (at the time of this post). I'm a big OOTS fan, so I although I no longer show up when searching "it only shows reality programming," I assume other fans have seen my blog. Some people go for the very literal with 'greg blog utah goldfish' turning me up as the fifth result. The winner of the day however, is 'kathy dideum' where I'm on the ninth page. (It took me a while to figure that one out, but thanks to Bo Diddly's mention of his last name under Identity Crisis and my aunt Kathy's blog, my site becomes a winner!)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I Bet Your Job Isn't This Cool

Since we had so much snow today:

Doba's owner decided we needed to have a snowball fight at work, which he announced by coming into the building with an armload of snowballs and throwing them in the cubicles, through office doors, and on the pool table. You so wish you had my job.

and Taxes

So I got a letter from the IRS yesterday.

That 'Oh, no!' gut reaction you just had was the same one I had when I saw the letter. I filed my taxes a couple weeks ago, and thanks to the retardation of the US tax code I didn't get a refund for the first time in my life. With that in mind I was figuring that the best possible outcome for the letter was that they were going to tell me that my payment had failed or was for the wrong amount or something along those lines. I opened the letter and the first thing I read was that they found an error on my taxes, and I just about had a heart attack.

Well, I should be more optimistic, because they went on to explain that I failed to give myself one of the credits I didn't know existed. Since my taxes were already paid, they sent me a check for the credit amount, which was in a letter at the bottom of my mail stack.

Thank you IRS... in gratitude for helping me out, I promise to not hate you for the next... 30 seconds or so.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter

I may be a day late in posting this, but its never too late to share a message like this.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I Deserve A Pat On The Back

I've always filled out at least one bracket in Yahoo!'s Tournament Pick 'Em but I've never done very well. I mentioned last week that I was doing rather well, and I actually finished out on the strong note.
Round 1: 24/32
Round 2: 12/16
Round 3: 8/8
Round 4: 3/4
Round 5: 2/2
Round 6: 1/1
I actually won going away in my work (Doba) pool. Better luck next year guys!

Friday, April 3, 2009