| December 25, 2012

Everyone, I suppose, has their own particular favorite Christmas song. This one is mine, done divinely by Celine Dion. (She might “Celine it up” a little bit, but it’s done well. Unlike other celebrities who try to “make the song their own” and ruin it in the process.) There are a lot of people I’d […]

Little-known facts about Russ

| November 23, 2012

In no particular order, just as they occur to me…. I haven’t had a haircut in almost 2.5 years. I look either like a hippie or like a particularly unkempt Benjamin Franklin. Take your pick. I’ve never been married nor had kids. I’ve always been a mostly-secret fan of anime, ever since Gigantor back when […]

A Few More Pet Peeves

| November 15, 2012

Because of the Ongoing Neurological Unpleasantness™, I do a lot of shopping online. But when a delivery requires a signature, I can never make it to the front door in time to catch the driver. I think they ring the doorbell and wait maybe 40 nanoseconds before slapping the “sorry we missed you” sticker on […]


| December 10, 2011

I really haven’t had a opinion about anything that was strong enough to overcome my innate laziness to the point where I felt compelled to write about it. Regular opinion-based badassery may resume next week.


| November 24, 2011

I have quite a lot to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day. These days, I think many if not most people mistake happiness for gratefulness. They’re happy they have a job, they’re happy about being in good health, and so on, without being truly thankful for what they have. I suspect that’s because genuine […]

Can anyone recommend a lawyer?

| August 8, 2011

[Not that lawyers, as a group, have much to recommend them, of course.] OK, so maybe I bought into the hype. I used “Axe” soap and shampoo today. And yet, when I went out to run errands this afternoon, I did not get molested — not even once — by good looking women. Or indeed, […]

La Fiesta de Santa Barbara

| August 7, 2011

Having transplanted myself out here to NC from California over 11 years ago, there are few things I miss. Naturally, I miss my family, who are all trapped there in Santa Barbara for one reason or another. Most of the time, I don’t really miss my hometown, as such, simply because most of the time […]

Econ 101 & 102 Rap Battle

| April 30, 2011

If you want to educate The Children, you can either teach them your language, or teach them in theirs. For a study of the fundamentally dry subject of Economics, it’s probably better to engage the yoots via their own lingua franca. For the record: I am not a fan of rap as a whole, but […]

Family Business

| March 25, 2011

So, by way of doing my brother a favor, I thought it might be time to throw some linkage his way. If you happen to be in auto leasing and/or finance, or in the collection business, give him a look-see. CACS – Contact & Collection Services Decisive – Loan and Lease Origination Software and Analysis […]

It’s Valentines Day…

| February 14, 2011

Or, as I am compelled to think of it, “Relationship Failure Reminder Day.” Well, OK, that’s pretty much every day anymore, but it’s still nice they set aside a special day on the calendar for it. I’m only surprised Hallmark hasn’t tapped into this particular segment of the greeting card market yet.

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