Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Overheard at the beach

Teen: What's Hezbollah?
Dad: Well, it's hard to explain. They're a terrorist paramilitary organization, but they're also a humanitarian social services organization. They're sort of like the Super Wal-Mart of the Middle East.
--Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Homeless man, frolicking in large waves: Do it again, Poseidon!!
--Ocean Beach, San Diego, California

Tourist: What do they do with the beach in the winter?
--Ocean City, Maryland

Monday, November 27, 2006

Harry Homeowner

Well it's official - we've moved into our new house. Saturday was the big move - we will be forever indebted to Matt and Drew (and Mom!) for their help in moving our crap. Things went smoothly for the most part, with nothing damaged or lost. I think we missed our calling - we should get out of this IT gig and provide affordable and quality moving services, since there seems to be a severe lack of those around Bluffton. Sunday we spent a lot of time at the apartment cleaning and packing some little things. We brought the cats over last night - they were predictably freaked out, but I'm sure they'll adjust soon enough. The first few days have seen their share of problems - there are several little things wrong in the house (HVAC, plumbing, dishwasher all have issues) but for the most part it's in pretty good shape, and the front yard should be delivered today (yes, I said delivered). We had an adventure with the sub-conctractor from Dish Network, who really didn't want to be there, didn't want to install a dish, and was basically a complete tool. Oh, and Hargray failed to show up on Friday, so I was without TV and the Intarweb for the last 3 days. I haven't passed out yet, but it's touch and go. Hopefully all those things get resolved in the next day or so. The one thing that does freak me out is being one of only three houses occupied in the neighborhood. There are lots of houses being worked on, so I'm sure we'll have neighbors soon, but it really feels like we're all alone - currently, in the middle of nowhere. I have all my various weapons handy to fend off the coyotes we've been told prowl the area at night. Anywho, I'm sure once we're all unpacked and set up we'll be ready to receive visitors. Of course, we can really only fit two at a time, so give us a little while on that one....

Thursday, November 16, 2006

So clearly Mom is enjoying Greenville....

On 11/16/06 6:02 PM, "Pat Bonner" wrote:

"I finally got to Dunkin Donuts this afternoon only to find at 2:30 the only chocolate covered anything was a bismark. It looked like an elcair w/chocolate on top, whipped cream pom poms down the middle and custard cream inside, about the length of a 6" sub. UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM tasty! They were almost sold out of everything. The trays in 3 display cabinets were bare. I asked how early should I plan to come next time and she said early, very early. They are still the best donuts in the world. Tiny tiny place though."

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Overheard at work III

Morgan: "Well Allison reports that November 17th is a possible closing date on the house."

Randy: "Awesome!"

Morgan: "Yeah, but I'm assuming that I'd have to go sign the papers on my lunch hour which is troubling because I was planning on going to buy a Wii on my lunch hour of the 17th..."

Randy: "Dude, you need a place to put your Wii, so I'd go to the closing."

Morgan: "I know excatly where to put my Wii thank you very much!"

- Randy and I making the first of what will undoubtedly be many jokes at the expense of the unfortunately-named new Nintendo video game console....

Overheard at work II

"I'd make an awesome governor of South Carolina. First thing I'd do is declare war on North Carolina. There can be only one...."

- Randy's take on Bill's idea to cast a write-in ballot for him in next week's election.