We’re trying out Personal.com to see if it’s gonna change our lives, because in this age of digital access and heightened security bars, it’s getting hard to remember all the numbers, identities and passwords we’ve been asked to invent hither and yon. So there’s a market need for data organisation and protection, and it makes sense that it all live in the same place that does your form auto-filling.
Late this morning Monty was attacked by a pit bull on the Walnut Street Bridge during our walk. The dog latched onto his neck and wouldn’t let go. After much work, the other owner and I (along with bystanders on the bridge) were able to separate the dogs.
Monty suffered wounds on his neck and had to be rushed to the ER at UPenn’s vet school. The owner of the other dog was bit pretty badly by Monty and will probably need stitches on his finger, but that’s neither here nor there for the moment. (That, I am certain, will play out in a predictably ugly fashion.)
Monty’s bill at the ER is estimated to cost $1,000 dollars. This includes x-rays, stitches, meds, and whatever it is they have to do when a pit bull four times the size of your dog decides to treat him like a chew toy.
As an employee on a monthly salary, I am in my super-brokesville time of the month. I had to call my parents and ask them to help me cover the 50% deposit required for the services. My parents aren’t wealthy, and this was asking a lot of them. They will be paid back with my next paycheck.
I am selling off some of my possessions to cover the remainder of the bill that must be paid in full when I pick up Monty. If you want to help me, I ask that you please consider buying these items:
Hasselblad 500C and 50mm Planar lens - $500 - The magazine is damaged thanks to whoever I loaned it to last, but otherwise it works fine. I will include the damaged magazine anyway because what I am going to do with it? If you have ever wanted to jump in to medium-format film, you can’t get any better than this camera. I have shot many things with it and it was a huge deal for me to buy this in college.
Insignia 32” Flat Panel LCD TV - $400 - Take my enormous TV.
Bedroom Problems concert poster - $25 - From our debut show with Antietam. Limited quantity. Includes shipping. See it here: http://www.blog.bdrmprblms.com/post/5426778603/like-this-poster-of-course-you-do-we-do-too
Bedroom Problems concert poster - $25 - From our show with Slutever. Designed by Matthew Edwards. Limited quantities. Includes shipping. See it here: http://www.blog.bdrmprblms.com/post/8517492978/jbs-poster
Cash or Paypal only. Your help is greatly appreciated. Please keep Monty in your thoughts.
Maria and I used to work together and I know she must be sick over this. Please give what you can and help Monty.
“The crimes at Penn State are about the raping of children. That is all they are about. The crimes at Penn State are about the raping of children by Jerry Sandusky, and the possibility that people lied to a grand jury about the raping of children by Jerry Sandusky, and the likelihood that most of the people who had the authority at Penn State to stop the raping of children by Jerry Sandusky proved themselves to have the moral backbone of ribbon worms.”—Charles P. Pierce (via azspot)
“Toy Story 3: You love crying. You love crying so, so much. You love crying when Andy plays with his toys with that little girl, or when Woody watches him walk away and looks okay about it. You love crying when they accidentally get thrown away. You love crying when the toys are headed for the incinerator and they finally realize that they’re not going to be able to cleverly hop out of this problem and they all look resigned and brave and hold each others’ hands as they accept their fate, and Mr. Potato Head holds his wife to his chest so she doesn’t… WHAT THE HELL PIXAR.”—
I went out to get the mail today, carrying a martini, walking my poodles, and wearing a Lady Gaga tee-shirt. En route, I was stopped by a young woman who was going door-to-door to tell people about the Human Rights Campaign. “Do you support gay rights?” she asked. Let me repeat: I went out to get the mail today, carrying a martini, walking my poodles, and wearing a Lady Gaga tee-shirt. Did she REALLY need to ask?
Facebook status of one of my friends. He paints quite a word picture.