Le Diary LL

Freaky Keyword Fiesta

Though I check my logs religiously, I don’t check my keyword referrals all that often–until today. In all honesty, I must say you guys are seriously weird. Why? Look at how ya’all are finding me on the web (and to quote Dave Barry, I am not making this up):… Read the rest

andy46477 Gives Good Feedback

Paul, an old friend of mine from my UC Davis days recently sent me a very interesting link: Ebay feedback comments left by someone with the ID andy46477. The best part is that he apparently gives it to sellers and buyers regardless of whether or not he’s done business with them. In fact, I’d hazard to say s/he leaves feedback for people they’ve never done business with. Here’s one of my favorites:… Read the rest

I Want an Old Drug

We’ve seen it a thousand times: by day she’s the epitome of efficiency, finding resources with a flip of a page or a click of a mouse. She’s able to unjam a printer and give a Goodnight Moon puppet-show with her feet at the same time. She chairs ten committees and fifteen roundtables over the phone and manages to make a complete home-cooked meal, while all the time watching MacNeil-Lehrer. Yet when the first sniffle strikes, your local … Read the rest

Won’t Get Fooled Again

A librarian friend of mine (as opposed to a regular friend) at Golden Gate University in San Francisco sent me the URL of a website entitled Fellowship Baptist Creation Science Fair 2001. Looking at it, I was shocked to see someone organized an event to reward kids for creating pseudo-science projects such as “Women Were Designed For Homemaking” and “Using Prayer To Microevolve Latent Antibiotic Resistance In Bacteria”. I read the other linked pages and got madder and … Read the rest

I Lied….

…about writing about my real life, at least for this particular entry. I would, but it’s too darn hot. It’s Underwire-bra sweaty hot. Forget exercising in an air-conditioned gym hot. Even though I spent my teens and twenties in the Sacramento Valley, I’m no longer used to asphalt-stickin’, rash-rasing heat anymore. No one’s even trying to assuage their misery with a half-hearted “At least it’s a dry heat“.… Read the rest