Friday, August 23, 2002

My lack of recent updates

I haven't written anything here the last couple of weeks because there's not too much going on of note. I'm just getting over a cold, which both David and Jane managed to pretty much avoid. I'll write a bunch of stuff about Jaguar once I get it, of course - but that's still a couple of days off.

Sorry. I know all my fan is hanging on every word I write...

Thursday, August 08, 2002

Latest junkjamming example

As the 5 or 6 of you who read this regularly might know,I have a policy of disposing of junk mail by sending it back, shredded, in the postage-paid envelopes it comes with. I call it "junkjamming" in honor of the practice of culturejamming.

Anyhow, here's proof that I'm totally justified in my action. If you read the entry I linked to above, you'd know that we get an amazing amount of crap from MBNA, pushing their various affinity cards. Yesterday, Jane got one from them pushing a PGA Tour affinity card.

I'm a fairly avid golfer (then again, if you know me well, you already know that). Jane owns clubs, and she plays a few times a year (though not this year, for obvious reasons!). However, there is nothing anywhere that would associate her with golf in any marketer files, anywhere.

So this was really stupid. It went back to them, needless to say.

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

Scary moment

Last weekend, my younger sister and her boyfriend came to visit us for a day. We had a great time - we took David out to dinner with us and we went walking the following morning with him and such.

The scary part came while we were watching TV in the house. I'd channel-surfed around and stopped on a "SNL" special running on VH-1 about music from the first 25 years of SNL. Martin Short (the host) introduced one of the next highlights - it was Spinal Tap's first performance. They played "Big Bottom".

And my sister and I both knew all the words, and sang along with them gleefully (she has a lovely voice, while I scare cats with my singing). Jane and Joe were looking at us with an expression that can best be described as horrified.

I think even David was shocked. Tap on, America!

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