Could be poetic

Written By: admin - Sep• 03•13

I get where you’re going with this one, Lisa (and nice selfie!). But in a more beautiful world, this sign was actually created by someone with a lyrical mind. The computer’s repair is to be found within, after all.

A reach too far

Written By: admin - Aug• 30•13

First of all, I’m not sure what Menards is doing here. I would have said “type” of wood, because that’s a good, solid, no-nonsense kind of word. I think they were aiming for “species,” which would have felt awkward even if they had gotten it right.

(For the curious: “specie” is actually a word, so this may have slipped past some spellcheck software. But it doesn’t relate to wood in any way.)

Of course, one can’t expect much from YET ANOTHER company that can’t spell its own name. That’s right, Menards. I even read your “about” history page. And John Menard is ONE GUY, and I don’t see a mention anywhere of sons or cousins or even furkids. Argh!

Blognote: Where’s the old stuff?

Written By: admin - Aug• 29•13

So, I broke my blog. And in repairing it, I lost some pictures and broke some links: looks like some of September 2011, and then everything before August 2010. I’m going to work back through my archived photos, most of which appear to still be THERE, and repair links as I go.

If for some reason you are experiencing a RED PEN BRIGADE EMERGENCY and absolutely need to see a post that isn’t live on the site/archives, let me know.

Things that should not be

Written By: admin - Aug• 29•13

Today in things that shouldn’t exist: this signage on the door of a library. A library, people.

Thanks for sending (and waiting an age!), Reporter #1!

Your tax dollars at work.

Written By: admin - Aug• 28•13

Once again: if you are going to spend money to print something that is going to hang in public, don’t you read it first?

Thanks, Davery.

Buy our books, we totally proofread them.

Written By: admin - Aug• 27•13

I guess because they’re out loud, you don’t need to worry about punctuation. But the difference between “you” and “your” is still an issue.

Thanks, Michael!

Okay, okay, okay.

Written By: admin - Aug• 27•13



Shouting into the void

Written By: admin - May• 08•13

Okay!! I know I have readers. I mean, there’s my dad, but other than my dad. I know you don’t like to comment and I hope it’s just because you’re generally comment-disinclined and not because you hate me or this blog. But I do know you’re out there — the software tells me so, and you can’t ALL be bots.

Those of you who know me in meatspace know I’m making some large changes in my life. I was thinking I’d like to blog. And then I thought, hey, I already have a blog.

So here’s the question: how disruptive to the RPB audience would it be if I also blogged in this space? I can tag blog posts and RPB posts separately so they’re easily sortable. In fact, for those of us still using dinosaur RSS technology (yes I will, and I will not be foiled even by YOU, Google!), I think I can sort posts so that you can subscribe to only one or the other.

Or do I need to buy a totally new URL?


Blue skies, white sands, and danger

Written By: admin - Apr• 15•13

Brought to you by my father, who muses:

No really offensive errors, but an interesting existential comment on life’s struggles. Some days I feel like this should be my personal motto!

This is indeed much more peaceful than danger lasers. Also, nice selfie, Dad.

It’s springtime!

Written By: admin - Apr• 12•13

…and as we all know, spring is about capriciousness. With weather, for example, but also with capitalization, as Q has discovered on Atlanta’s own MARTA.

Arrrgh. Which is obviously what the gentleman with the painful back is saying. And speaking of that gentleman, this is a great opportunity to suggest that you all trot over to one of my favorite blogs, Sociological Images, and check out their excellent posts on default avatars and avatars who parent. (Their other posts are cool, too.)

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