Friday, February 2, 2007

Who Invited That Bozo?

Technically, today is a double post. The post you are reading now is the real post for the day, while the What if a Penny Was Doubled Every Day for a Year? post below is more of an ongoing post.

I know, I'm probably not making a whole lot of sense. That happens with fevers. =/

Yeah, I'm sick. Again. Or, perhaps I should say 'still'. My mouth is still infected, but healing. But, somehow (probably from hugging those germ carrying kids of mine) I've gotten a sinus deal with sore throat, headache, and fever. At least there's no involuntary projectile regurgitation going on this time.

Way of the SamuraiIf you got a sec, go over and visit a friend of mine's new blog. It is called Way of the Sammarye. Only one post so far, but it is a pretty good one.

Sammarye is an old friend from my NWN days. We spent a few hours last night trying to get a header to look right on his blog. It is basically the one that is there now, but with the Kanji and samurai sword in place of the left side blocks. Not my best work, but I think it looks cool and meshes well with his color scheme. The Kanji characters literally say "Samurai Way".

I blame my burgeoning cold but it turns out all our wrestling with the template code to get the header to look right was in vain. It was a simple error on my part. The image host only allows images of 800 pixels wide. Bigger, and they get cropped. Hence our frustrating battle last night.

Anyone know of free image hosting sites that allow larger images? Flickr doesn't. I tried them, too. =/

Apropos of nothing ...

The kids' schools send out occasional e-mails with whatever information they wish to pass along. We usually get one every week, week and a half. I skim them, but mostly ignore them as it is the same information they bring home on handouts.

This morning I received one from my older boy's school. In it, the principal relates how two students' fathers passed away this last week, and how family is precious and we should all take time to appreciate our families. In all, a rather poignant and eloquent speech.

Except that under his digital signature, emblazoned in caps and encapsulated by curlicues were the words, "DON'T FORGET TO BRING IN YOUR BOXTOPS!"

...

That's like having clowns at a funeral. Well, unless it was a clown funeral, then it would be all right.




Today's Penny Doubled Daily Cumulative Amount for 33 days is:

$85,899,345.91

1 comment:

Doug E. Pudge said...

Send me a penny and then double it every day and I will add another 10% to your quiz score :) B4T