Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Good Morning Kids! Its 3:45 pm and I’m just rolling out of bed. About a month and a half ago I took a job with Starbucks, evil corporate conglomerate that it is. Oh sure, they put on this aura of helping the environment and all, but lets be honest here, their coffee is expensive because they just happen to like money.

Anyway, there was a midnight position open there and a friend of mine told me to sign up. I’ve worked midnights before and it really doesn’t bother me terribly much, but it does put my whole routine out of sync with the rest of the world. That’s not good for blogging or even just keeping up with things. I should figure out how to post from my cell phone, limited service that I get there, and describe some of the freaks that come in to get coffee at 2:45 am. Actually, they usually order a tall soy mocha because they’re looking out for themselves, but then say go ahead and put whipped cream on top of it, which pretty much blows away the idea of looking out for themselves. It is pretty good stuff though. I do recommend the Hot Chocolate, or even a Cinnamon Dolce Steamer.

But I’m firm in my resolve. I’ve never actually drank Starbucks Coffee.

Friday, March 02, 2007

So you think you can type?

I thought I was pretty good with a keyboard. Sadly, I can only get about halfway through the third stage of this game. Go ahead and make me look bad.

Pepsi NEX game

On the upside, if I can get like five thousand hits on this post, maybe I can get some free Pepsi.


Ok, can anyone speak this stuff? Here’s a Quinlan quiz that deals with high-crime areas and how they can have an effect in searching someone. It can be considered one of the factors in reasonable suspicion. If an officer sees two people pass a bag and/or money between between themselves in an area defined as a "high-crime area", there is reasonable suspicion that can lead to a legal search of the people involved.

Yeah, it can hurt the head to overthink this stuff, really, its more common sense. Its a reasonable conclusion to imply that there is something nefarious going on. Also, factor in the "good faith" implications that have been worked out in the courts, the police department here in town shouldn’t have any legal trouble following the Ordinance the Chief has proposed and Council has passed.

Foul Language

Yeah, we’ve all heard it, likely every day, but George Washington’s quote comes to mind:

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.

Someone did a quick study of profane language being used on blogs over the last six months and the results are interesting.

The News Buckit Story