Monday, July 21, 2008

Some Things I Thought About on the Drive to Stratford

How often do you call your cell phone to locate it?

Do you believe your community actually recycles all the stuff they collect from your recycling bin?

What's the most number of times you tried to type in a verification code before getting on a blog?

Are you as tired as I am of reading Tina Fey and Ellen Degenere's bios on the American Express ads? I mean is it that expensive to run more of them? I bet lots of people would give them that info for free.

Do you have one household problem that has followed you from house to house? (With us it's gutters).

17 comments:

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

My town does not recycle plastic. Is that messed up or what?

pattinase (abbott) said...

Supposedly we recycle everything. But they throw it all into the same part of the truck. Other towns seem to have sections. Makes me suspicious.

Lisa said...

Ha! I've always had the suspicion that all of our carefully separated recycling gets thrown into a giant landfill somewhere -- I hope it doesn't.

I haven't noticed the ads, but I do get annoyed every time I see a pharmaceutical ad since we're obviously picking up the tab for those in our prescription drug costs.

I'm not sure one specific house problem has followed us, but my paranoia about plumbing problems and water leaks has :)

pattinase (abbott) said...

Totally paranoid about water leaks and black mold. Which is why the gutter problems haunt me.

Todd Mason said...

How often do you call your cell phone to locate it? --About three times since getting it. I'm a creature of habit this way, always leaving the pocket contents in either a designated table space or in the pockets, to be retrieved.

Do you believe your community actually recycles all the stuff they collect from your recycling bin? --No good idea...I suppose it depends on this months graft stakes. But the recyclers do have means of separating everything in their flows...I suspect, if it means anything at all, the bin separation is so the curbside pickup guys can make sure there are no food waste, random body parts, etc. mixed in. (Hey, for a week, I still live in Jersey.)

What's the most number of times you tried to type in a verification code before getting on a blog?--probably about five. Middle aged blind and clumsy.

Are you as tired as I am of reading Tina Fey and Ellen Dengenere's bios on the American Express ads? I mean is it that expensive to run more of them. I bet lots of people would give them that info for free.--I tend to ignore ads as much as possible. ED's charmless tv ad for AmEx would particularly discourage me from reading the magazine ad.

Do you have one household problem that has followed you from house to house? (With us it's gutters).--I've had one (1) residence so far, a three-level townhouse with built in bookcases, that had enough shelf space for my library.

--Still moving, still swamped, and behind on all blogging responsibilities...

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

I had to Google Tina Fey because I didn't know who she is. I don't watch much TV.

The word verification thing? Four, but that's only because I quit after that.

Randy Johnson said...

About four times I think. I'd swear I have them right, matching them by eye before clicking, and it will still give me a new set.
And swear is the correct word. Good thing I live alone.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I think my word verification number is at least eight. After the eighth one, they just gave me a swear word to type in.

pierre l said...

Your verification word looks easy with five well-separated letters - wonder how I'll get on.
My small town has a tub for clear glass, one for green glass, and one for brown glass. When the lorry (just so you'll know I'm in the UK) comes to collect the glass, they lift each tub and empty it into the same container.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Pierre-you gave me a good laugh. I just hope we're all too cynical.

Christine said...

sometimes i wonder if the verification words have some kind of special meaning that i should know about. the word for this post is zpuptl. that could mean so many different things to me.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Todd-I am completely able to ignore TV ads but read every print ad I come across. I wonder why.

David Cranmer said...

I sometimes think the verification word is going to present a special message, or maybe something profane. I've only had to try maybe three times to enter the word, but I'm sure I'll hit 5 or 7 sometime soon. I'm already off to a bad start with this one... mfmmxvb?!

pattinase (abbott) said...

I hate it when they run those Vs together and you're not sure if it's a W or not.

pierre l said...

Like Randy Johnson, I suspect there may be a bug in Blogger that shows up from time. In the days when I had to sign in (rather than being signed in already), the combination of login details and the magic word seemed too much and it always took several attempts no matter how careful I was.
I don't have a blog, but I am wondering whether Blogger allows you to set a level of complexity here: your word always has nice, clear, separate letters Pattinase, whereas some have really difficult bent letters that seem to be stuck together.
Thanks for your reply to my previous comment.

pierre l said...

That came out all wrong. He didn't say there was a bug, that's just my opinion. Sorry

pattinase (abbott) said...

Some days it seems like the system is testing you. Or life it.