Monday, April 23, 2007

Funny All By Itself

Private Sub DoSearch()
Me.LoadDataAsync() 'pray
End Sub

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

From the World Of Computers! Oooooooo!

When I revisited some of my code, I found this gem:

If AddToTask() = False Then
MsgBox("couldn't add, wtf?")
'TODO: Ed S: find out why not all checked items are being added!
'TODO: Ed S: error handling
End If

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Acceptotron 2000MX: Now With Included Vanity Mirror

Ed: I also am very accepting
Eric: Not on most things
Ed: what?
Ed: I'm not accepting?
Eric: You're awfully demanding of consumer services, for example
Ed: well yeah
Eric: and music...
Ed: aaaaaaaaaahahahhaa
Eric: and video games
Eric: and in bed...
Ed: well yeah
Ed: wait
Ed: I like a lot of video games!

Friday, April 13, 2007

In the Swing of Things

overanticipate, v.: to anticipate something more than it deserves. e.g. "I 
overanticipated ice cream day. They only had frozen yogurt."

Monday, April 09, 2007

Victory Cabbage

Ed: ha I should
Ed: f-in' french
Ed: they didn't want to go to war in iraw
Ed: iraq
Ed: look how good that turned out
Ed: ...wait.
Ed: um
Ed: yeah
Ed: heheh freedom fries

Friday, April 06, 2007

Classic: Utter Trash

Here's a classic funny moment from my college days . . .

I was in a fraternity in college, and it was a blast. One particular night, I was standing on the front porch on "front door" duty (basically making sure guests had student IDs and not letting in townies) with my "little brother" Stephen when we saw two girls run out from behind the house towards the street. We quickly noticed they carried a large metal trash can (you know, one of those fancy annodized aluminum ones). By the time the girls hit the street (I'd already had a few drinks), we realized that it was our trash can.

Now, if you've ever met me, you know I'm not built for speed. Stephen wasn't either.

As we couldn't leave the door unattended, Stephen stayed and I bolted after the girls. They had taken their heels off so they were moving quite briskly. However, they were carrying a huge trash can and I caught up with them right outside the President's (of the university) House. As I grabbed the can, they let go and continued fleeing.

Completely incredulous of the whole event, I started screaming at them: "What the hell is wrong with you? Who steals a fucking trash can! Get the fuck out of here! You're fucking retarded!"

Right as I uttered "retarded", the lights on the 2nd floor of the President's House lit up and I saw movement. Needless to say, I booked it out of there with the trash can as quickly as I could.

We never heard from anyone about that, but the campus cops showed up about five minutes later.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Tales from the Early Days of the Campfire

Eric M.: That's my old coworker Justin, Adam
Ed S.: he died
pwx: o_O
Eric M.: He sat right behind me
Eric M.: in our corner office in downtown Boston
Ed S.: before he fell off a chair and hit his head on a surge protector
pwx: ah
Ed S.: then he laid on the floor for a while
Eric M.: o_O
Ed S.: before the coroner came
Ed S.: its entirely possible that's not what happened

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Brent: What are you doing for lunch?
Ed: same as yesterday

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The Truth? I can't handle the Truth!

I love movies. I went to see Matrix: Reloaded the first four days it was out at the theaters, then T3 for four days as well (Ryan, was it three or four? I'm not sure). I also love watching movies at home, either when broadcast or on DVD. My parents had HBO while I was growing up, so I always had plenty of movies to watch.

Fast forward to this past weekend. I was channel surfing, looking for something to watch while organizing my stuff. I couldn't find a good TV show, but "Office Space" was on (TBS or TNT or one of those networks did a big blitz of that movie lately). I have the Office Space DVD, and so I thought "Hey, why don't I throw the DVD in so I don't have any commercials or editing?" But I couldn't bring myself to. Somehow watching a movie that's on TV is better than watching a DVD. What is wrong with me?

I realized this has been true my whole life. I have a standing rule: if Top Gun is on TV, I must watch it. Yet I don't even own the DVD! I've seen Independence Day twice in the theaters and like 50 times on TNT. I haven't even unwrapped my DVD of Happy Gilmore, yet I've seen it on USA every other week it seems.

I'm a glutton for advertisements and built-in breaks, I guess. Actually, I think I prefer it because if a movie is on TV, watching it is more "Oh look, The Fugitive, haven't seen that in a while. I guess I'll leave it on in the background," whereas throwing in a DVD is more "OK I'm watching The Wedding Singer, so I have to sit here and watch it." I'm a slave to my own perceptions.

A few new words to tide you over

awesometastic, adj: sort of a combination of "awesome" and "fantastic", it describes something that is really better than awesome AND fantastic, yet not quite fabulous yet.

shenaniger, n: one who initiates shenanigans, especially grandeuricious ones.