Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Can't go to lunch

Some days I wait until the last possible second to go to lunch - this is one of those days. Even though I'm hungry I keep working so I can finish "one more thing" - which usually ends up being about 10 more things. So I don't end up going until about 2:00. Now that I'm totally starving, I just went to lunch but found that the road was shut down and I can't go anywhere.

I work at the Banta facility located way on the edge of Spanish Fork, just before you go into the canyon going towards Manti. The only way to get back into the city from here is via Highway 6.

This huge 18-wheeler semi got into an accident and the truck twisted and slid just so it covered all 4 lanes - in other words, the police shut down the road and we're all trapped out here!

Gummy worm smallness

I just got ripped off at the gas station. I bought a pack of gummy worms and when I got back to the office I took one out to eat it and it was puny.

I took a picture of it next to my key just to show how small it is. If I knew that they'd be so small then I would have grabbed gummy bears.

I think that any good gummy worm needs to be at least 3-4 inches.

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Register your domain for 100 years?

Today I received an ad from Network Solutions for a special deal to register my domain for 100 years.

I think this is stupid because the Internet, as we know it, has only been around and in use for about 8 years (and that's being generous, it's probably more like 6). What makes Network Solutions think that people will still be using domain names in 100 years?

I am not convinced that we'll be pulling up web pages through a web browser on our desktop computers in 15-20 years. Technology changes so much these days.

I have to admit that it's good marketing for Network Solutions. They'll get $1000 per customer that signs up for that ($10/yr) - so they could make bank off of the whole thing, as stupid as it is.

Friday, April 09, 2004

Breakfast makes you hungry all day

The only problem with eating a big breakfast is that it makes you really hungry for the rest of the day. It seems counter-intuitive, but it's true. They say that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," but I'm not convinced. Maybe a light snack, like a yogurt or something, is okay - but not a full breakfast.

I say this because I went to scoreboard grill this morning with Rachel to get omelettes for breakfast. They make them really good there, and they are cheap.

It's only 10:30 now and I'm starving to death. I usually don't get hungry until about 12:30 or 1:00 - I'm two hours early.

It's not homemade unless it's home-made

Two days ago I was telling Rachel how it really bugged me how every store claims that their food is homemade. Then, ironically, Jason calls me up today and starts ranting about how he saw a sign for "Homemade Grandma's Bread" and said that the claim to homemade food has always bugged him.

Just because you make it from scratch doesn't mean it's homemade! Homemade, by definition is: "made or produced in the home or by yourself"

I don't know how grocery stores and restaurants get away with saying that they have homemade food. If it's at the restaurant, then it's restaurant made - end of story.

McDonalds Take Out Tax

I got three dollar menu items and there was a $0.22 take out tax added to my order. I swear that I've gotten those same three things dining in and there was about fifty cents (dine in tax) added to my order.

Can they charge more if you eat at the restaurant than if you carry out?

I was getting all curious, so I searched for "take out tax mcdonals" on google and found out that it is the same amount - it just has two different names. Just to make sure I called the local mcdonalds and asked them if this was true. The manager said they are the exact same amount.

I'll have to swing by there today for lunch and order the same three things and dine in to see if the tax will be $0.22.

Thursday, April 08, 2004

Shoe stuck in the tree

Our new office has a sand volleyball court - very nice. We went down to play on Friday and someone hit the ball really high and it got stuck in a huge tree next to the court.

We tried to shake the tree - but that was like trying to shake a brick wall. Doesn't work very well. We started chucking shoes and that seemed to work the best - until Jason's shoe got stuck by the shoelace right next to the ball.

Luckily, Jeehae was there and she had shoes that were heavy enough and that didn't have shoelaces. I was able to hit the volleyball down but that shoe was stuck.

Jason left the shoe and went out of town for the weekend. When he got back on Sunday to go fetch his shoe it was gone. I'm not quite sure why someone would steal his shoe on the top of a tree.