Monday, November 17, 2008

A Geek's Dream Come True...

This is happening as I am writing this piece...

I am in a Netopia Branch near my former office whiling away the time waiting for an appointment when the ultimate geek dream happened (is happening as I write this).

A beautiful, tall, model-like lady just entered Netopia wearing a white skimpy short (and I mean Short!) dress and sat next to my computer terminal. Her perfume wafts over me as if enticing me to introduce myself.

This would have been the luckiest day of my life if I weren't a) married and b) a total geek!

Assume for a moment that I am still single and have the liberty to pick up chicks, this perfect situation would still be a total disaster because I am a *refer to item B above*. I was a total shy-type dude when I was single it's a miracle I ever got married in the first place.

I guess this wouldn't be a Geek's dream after all... more like agony when I think about it.

*Disclaimer* - I believe married dudes should be allowed to "look but don't touch". And thats just what I am doing, honest dear!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

George Carlin 1937 - 2008

George Carlin died today. In my humble opinion, the greatest stand-up comedian ever!

The following excerpt from one of his monologues best describes the man:

"Quality, style, service, selection, convenience, economy, savings, performance, experience, hospitality, low rates, friendly service, name brands, easy terms, affordable prices, money back guarantee, free installation, free admission, free appraisal, free alterations, free delivery, free estimates, free home trial, and free parking, no cash no problem, no kidding, no fuss no muss, no risk, no obligation, no red tape, no down payment, no entry fee, no hidden charges, no purchase necessary, no one will call on you, no payment on interest until September... but ... limited time only though so act now, order today, send no money, offer good while supplies last, two to a customer, each item sold separately, batteries not included, mileage may vary, all sales are final, allow six weeks for delivery, some items not available, some assembly required, some restrictions may apply, so come on in for a free demonstration and free consultation with our friendly professional staff. Our experienced and knowledgeable sales representatives will help you make a selection thats just right for you and just right for your budget. And say, don't forget to pick up your free gift, a classic, deluxe, custom, designer, luxury, prestige, high quality, premium select, gourmet, pocket pencil sharpener, yours for the asking, no purchase necessary. Its our way of saying thank you, and, if you act now, we'll include a extra added free complimentary bonus gift, a classic, deluxe, custom, designer, luxury, prestige, high quality, premium select, gourmet, combination key ring, magnifying glass and garden hose in a genuine, imitation leather style carrying case with authentic vinyl trim, yours for the asking, no purchase necessary. Its our way of saying thank you."

We will miss you.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Here we go again!

It's been a loooong while since i last posted a blog; almost a year in fact. What a year it has been. I've been preoccupied with a lot of things... been busy running around the great hippodrome we call the rat race.

Let's see.. what has happened since my last blog... hmmm.... gasoline is now Php 56.57 per liter! A sack of rice costs Php 2,000.00! The world is continuing its relentless march towards climate change; terrorism, famine, anarchy.... you know, the usual stuff.

Dad died last March. We're still very much affected by the loss.

But hey! since I last blogged, some good things happened as well.

My kid turned 1 year old this year. I got a new job that pays well (although I don't know how good it will remain given our runaway inflation rate).

Interesting times!