Thursday, April 2, 2009

This is Nels

Nels is the Guide Dog for the Blind in training at my office. And is ADORABLE... if you're into cute puppies.

(I'm not choking him, just trying to get his full face in the pic.)

Accidental pic

Trying to take a picture of Nels and accidentally captured this image.

Reply of the day

"Very classy, Richard."

City of Portland Commissioner Randy Leonard's reply to my email from this morning, the subject of which was "Are you kidding me with this Made in Oregon sign shit?!"

I am thrilled with his reply--he appears to be a politician who speaks my language.

Today's winning

The National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1N
(Customer Services)
Ref: UK/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/09/ZY369


Dear Lucky Winner,


We are pleased to notify you the Draw (#1374) of the NATIONAL LOTTERY, Online Sweepstakes International Lottery Program held on Saturday, 21st February 2009. The result of our computer draw (#1374) selected your name and email address attached to an e-ticket number (number withheld) with Serial number (5627635368/09) drew the lucky numbers: 09 22 26 42 45 46 (bonus no.44), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category i.e. match 6. You have therefore been approved to claim your winning in cheque credited to file KTU/9023118308/09.

Your prize award has been insured in your email address and is ready for claims. To begin your claims therefore, you are advised to expeditiously contact our licensed and accredited claim agent for Overseas Lottery Winners within a period of 7 days (date of this email inclusive) for the processing of your winning and remittance to your designated bank account after all statutory obligations have been satisfactorily dispensed with. You may want to go through our online web result checker

to verify your prize online with your numbers: 09 22 26 42 45 46

This promotion takes place twice weekly. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Germany as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your funds would be released to you by any of our payment offices in Berlin, Germany. Please be informed that claims not processed within the stipulated period may be forfeited to the pool without further notice. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. You may wish to establish contact via e-mail with the particulars presented below sending the batch and reference numbers and these information below for quick verifications and release of funds between the hours of 8.00am - 7.30pm on Monday through Sunday.

Overseas Claims Unit
United Kingdom Lottery Fiduciary
Contact Person: James Hollis


1. AGE: _____________________
2. STATE, COUNTRY: _____________________
3. TELEPHONE NUMBER: _____________________
4. LOTTO NUMBER: ____ 09 22 26 42 45 46__ B. DRAW NUMBER: ____1374_____
5. TICKET NUMBER: _56475600545 188____
6. SERIAL NUMBER: _____5627635368/09_____

Make sure this Verification and Funds Release Form is sent to the Fiduciary agent for quick verification and funds release purpose. Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality, and press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so desire.

Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems associated with fraudulent claims.

This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.


At your disposal, we remain.

Very Truly Yours,

Paul Loft
The National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1NL

Comment of the day

From an article about the new Microsoft ads targeting Mac price.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

No shit, Sherlock

"Drop it, brother, drop it. I never said I was an expert, man."

Joe* the Plumber** on Employee Free Choice Act (and, probably about every other thing ever)

* Not his real name
** Not his actual occupation

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Comment of the day

The misogynist statements against Courtney (Love) are so disappointing.

She is a trailblazer in so many ways, a Valkyrie of the Arts, a strident voice ringing out from among the downtrodden sisterhood.

-Parson Jim

He forgot "classy."

I believe in something, Glenn Beck


It's time to stop playing
Games in this country.
It is time to actually believe
In something. I do.
I know you do as well.
Believe in something.
Even if it's wrong.

("Glenn Beck," Fox News, March 11, 2009)

I believe Glenn Beck is an idiot.