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am i lying? - blog edition

There's a thing going around YouTube right now where people are posting videos with questions about themselves, then asking the question whether they're lying or not.

Being that I don't vlog, here's my blog edition of it.

Read the following about me and decide for yourself whether each is true or false. In a week from the time of this bloggo I will post the answers.

  1. Back when I owned a green Camaro, one time I was driving with my father, took a corner too hard and ended up the woods.
  2. I lost my virginity at 16 years old.
  3. I have been to California.
  4. At one of my previous jobs, I did date a girl from work.
  5. I once farted in a church. It was loud, everyone looked at me and I just wanted to die right there.
  6. My music has appeared in 3 video games.
  7. I once got rug burn on my knees from having sex (with a girl obviously) on a living room carpet.
  8. I have had sex with 2 girls at once.
  9. I have cheated on a girl before.
  10. One time I got so drunk that I had to be taken to the hospital.
  11. I have never broken a bone, nor have I ever had measles, mumps or chicken pox.
  12. I once locked myself out of my truck, had to call a locksmith and pay him $40 to unlock it.
  13. On average, I will watch less than 3 hours of television per month.
  14. I'm actually five years older than I say I am.
  15. Secretly, I like country music.
  16. I am afraid of guns.
  17. I took Judo classes when I was a kid.
  18. I once shook Sgt. Slaughter's hand.
  19. My first musical instrument was the trumpet.
  20. I am very good at math.

bits or 27 feb '09

Mobil station fails, I win

I had to force a gas station to own up to giving me a free car wash.

When you go into the car wash there's this little booth where you enter in a 5-digit code for the wash you bought. Next to it is a small bin of tiny envelopes . On then is printed that if you save any four receipts from previous car washes, you get a free wash.

Well, I got my four receipts but I knew in the back of my mind that the station would try to find a way to weasel out of it.

That being said, I trotted into the gas station, said "I get a free car wash, here are my four receipts."

The decidedly Indian (meaning Indian as in from India) guy looked at me and tried to b.s. his way out of it.

He said, "Oh.. I cannot do dis. The wash dis now owned by anudder companee" and several other things in a lame attempt to not pony up.

I said, "Sounds like an excuse to me. Do you see anywhere on this envelope any conditions? No. It says any four receipts. I got my receipts. I gotcha."

I had him. He grudgingly gave me my free car wash.

Bear in mind this is a "works" wash. Eight bucks. Ha!

Score one for the little guy.

Fail with new wiper blades

A flyer came in the mail that the local Goodyear Gemini place was having a sale. In it, one of the offers was buy one wiper blade, get the other free. Since I always buy in sets of two it seemed like a good deal.


A single blade was 20 frickin' dollars after tax.


I could have bought a set of two at Wal-Mart for 15 bucks - and the next time I will.

Granted, the set I have on the truck is premium grade, but to me that's worthless since you have to change out blades once every 3 to 4 months in Florida regardless of how good they are.

Fail with gas-saving route

Coming back from my boss' place yesterday I decided to take a gas-saver route and use Tamami Trail (a.k.a. US-41) instead of the interstate. This was all well and good until the road was CLOSED right before the I-4 ramp. And when I say closed, I mean closed. Completely blocked off.

So I had to U-turn it around, go up Adamo and go back that way. Any gas I saved up to that point was wasted. Bleah.

email sucks

For a brief moment I considered switching back to Gmail. However earlier this week, that email service suffered from a worldwide outage and then had a phishing attack in Gtalk after that.

Screw Gmail.

I loaded up the Windows Live Mail client and set up Hotmail in it. I can't import any emails over 10MB in size. The "send as" function only works from within the web-based interface and not the client itself. You can't enable filters on the client side.

Screw Hotmail.

Yahoo Mail is a complete piece of crap because the web-based interface has advertisements that take up over HALF the screen. And you have to pay for POP access (you don't have to with Hotmail any longer).

Screw Yahoo Mail.

I'm staying with domain-based mail with Thunderbird. I knew switching back to it was the right thing to do. Maybe I don't have email that's portable, but:

Works for me and I'm stickin' with it. You can take your Web 2.0 mail, its outages, phishing attacks, ads and other b.s. and shove it up your ass.

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