Fun with Telemarketers 6: Eleven Cent Rebate

I have to give this guy credit.  It took me about five minutes to get my recorder up and running, all the while he was just waiting.  I had to get him to start his schpeel while I rebooted the program. Then he stayed on the phone for a good fifteen minutes or so after that.  I’m surprised he didn’t catch on when I asked him if they do Hot-dog delivery.  But when I demonstrated that I am interested in what he is trying to sell me, I found a way to get him to offer me an eleven cent rebate… well… sort of.

You have to listen at the very end – after I hang up.  I think the guy’s cough is a cover for his laughter.  I’m quite sure I made his day.

The Synergetic Novel: Episode 11

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Matt stared at her.

“Actually, it’s been a lot of fun to research,” the librarian said.  “This has always been a curious little town to me.  My Grandparents grew up here and own a house nearby, so I’ve been to visit often throughout my life.  When my Grandpa passed away I offered to move in with Grandma so I could attend school here.  She’s really independent but she’s grateful for the company.”

A teenage boy stood by, waiting to check out some books.  “Oh, excuse me for a minute,” she said, turning to the boy.

Matt watched her.  She spoke to Matt as though she knew him well.  Was she just a very trusting person, or was she mistaking him for someone else?  And how did she know Continue reading The Synergetic Novel: Episode 11

Monday Pick-Me-Up!

If you are like me, Monday’s are tough. I suspect that many of you can relate, so I’ve decided to try a new tradition: Every Monday I’ll post something fun, silly, or jolly to raise your spirits a little to help you out a bit. It will probably usually be a Youtube video or flickr picture or something, but if it earns someone a smile, then it will be worth it!

This weeks Pick-Me-Up is a video from Improv Everywhere. This is a group that goes around to various locations, gets volunteers, and does something totally random for the local people.

The first time I saw this, I watched it like three times, just because…


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Nahmehah! (AKA Mahnah Mahnah)

Tab flatRemember the old Muppet show with the two pink… well, whatever they were – some kind of muppets with permanent ooooh mouths, and the shaggy little guy with sunglasses that sang, “Mahna Mahna” while wandering around the stage?  Well, Lunch Bucket has the shaggy dude’s part down pat… at least the mahnah mahna part, though I think she leaves out the first “ma” leaving a nahmenah instead.

Tab flatAnyway, here’s Baba and Lunch Bucket in their premiere debut of Jim Hensen’s classic, “Mahna Mahna.”

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Make Your Own Didgeridoo! Here’s How to Play It…

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How to Make and Play the Didgeridoo

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Tab 2I know every person out there has had a lifelong burning desire to learn to play the Australian didgeridoo, so I’m going to teach you how to do it. The best part is, all you need is a pipe – mine’s PVC. Of course, I painted it to look all cool and stuff, but you can use a vacuum pipe or thick wrapping paper tube if you want.

Have fun!

– Chas

Making Moments: Adventure

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TabToday Tootles and I went on an adventure! Jenni and Lunch Bucket went to a bridal shower, so Tootles and I went on an adventure while they were gone.

TabWe drove to a downtown area, where we stopped at a gardening store (my choice) and a candy store (Tootle’s choice) and bought some licorice. We also stopped at a music store (my choice), and a small park (Tootle’s choice). But I realized the adventure would be cut short when Tootles started emanating a suspiciously unpleasant scent. Unfortunately, I hadn’t brought a diaper bag.
TabSo we left after the park – but not before the part of the adventure where we discovered bear tracks! They were in the grocery store in the ice-cream section, so we took some home. Soon Tootles had bear tracks all over his face.