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Apr. 6th, 2009

10:35 pm - Stuff I did today

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Sooo... am I the only one who neither uses Twitter nor complains about it?




I saw a guy lose a hubcap today. I was in the left lane, he was ahead of me in the right lane, he hit a pothole, and the hubcap and a thin ring popped off his left front wheel. They spun into my lane, so I slowed down to avoid hitting them and possibly damaging my car. I bet I pissed off the guy behind me, but then I hope he saw the hubcap spin out of my way back into the right lane realized why I slowed down. The hubcap landed in the grass. If the guy who lost it circled around, he could have retrieved it. I wonder if he realized he lost the hubcap when it happened?




I did a bad thing at the bank today. I went there to pay my credit card bill, so I went to the desk and wrote a check. Then I balanced my checkbook using the calculator that was glued to the desk. Then, before I walked away from the desk, I entered 5318008 on the calculator. The way it's glued to the desk, and the way the desk is attached to a wall, I think you'd have a hard time reading it upside-down. I'm sure whoever used it next just hit C and thought nothing of it. But still!

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From:orv
Date:April 7th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
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I once had a VW Beetle nearly lose a wheel next to me. I noticed the left rear wheel wobbling a little, which attracted my attention, and as I was starting to pass the car the wheel assumed a new and exciting angle and something hit my car, probably some of the lug nuts.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 7th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
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Then, of course, there's this!
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From:isfacat
Date:April 7th, 2009 11:22 am (UTC)
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YES! How did I miss that one?
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From:uguardian
Date:April 7th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
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Or this.
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From:orv
Date:April 7th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
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Hee hee. That's a great bit of CGI work. :)
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From:sky
Date:April 7th, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
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I use twitter but it started out mostly as a way to notify of my qik.com videos.
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From:tracerj
Date:April 7th, 2009 06:01 am (UTC)
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Unrelated: awesome icon.
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From:almightytora
Date:April 7th, 2009 05:36 am (UTC)
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Are you sure you didn't put in 55318008 (missing the first 5)? I remember a joke about it being divisible by some number (a two digit one) and a story too.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 7th, 2009 06:29 am (UTC)
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55318008 or 55378008?
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From:ceruleanst
Date:April 7th, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
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I don't care for Twitter, but I have other things to complain about.
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From:jugularjaguar
Date:April 7th, 2009 07:09 am (UTC)

A pot hole?? Are you sure

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I thought cars only lost hubcaps on jumping hills in San Francisco or spinning around curves while being chased by a police car.
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From:orv
Date:April 7th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)

Re: A pot hole?? Are you sure

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I once lost one going over a rumble strip. It went into the median and I elected not to risk my life by going after it. I eventually got a used one from one of those roadside hubcap places for $20.

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From:wildfox34
Date:April 7th, 2009 09:16 am (UTC)
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No, you're not the only one.

I don't see what the point is with Twitter, yet I have no problem reading them if they get posted in somebody's LJ.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 7th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
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The thing is, that means you never say anything one way or the other about Twitter, so nobody notices. Hence the perception that everybody's either using Twitter or complaining about it.
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From:athelind
Date:April 7th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
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I neither use it nor complain about it.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:April 7th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
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The only thing I hate about Twitter is its name and the associated terms (e.g., tweet).
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 7th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
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It's a popular website, it's supposed to have a silly name! Isn't that right, Google, Wikipedia, Yahoo!, Napster, Digg, and Boing Boing?
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