Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Laptop Issues Continue

8/31/2010 7:03 PM
I'm stressed...my laptop worked ok yday not working 2day. Looked online; based on my problems i need new motherboard & ac adapter/power supply cord. DEBATING ON BUYING A NEW LAPTOP INSTEAD (been planning to anyway.. just around black friday/christmas time)... I will still try to blog daily but it's far easier w. my laptop. I share the pc so that makes it more difficult to do what i want when I want.

UPDATE: 9/2/2010 11:25 PM
just bought on ebay motherboard and new adapter for under $80... far cheaper than a new laptop..easier on the wallet when one is unemployed. Got them on ebay and from the same seller which is great cos it means I save on shipping and they will arrive at the same time! :) Should arrive in a couple of days and I can't wait. PC is driving me nuts haha. I miss using firefox. Dad did install google toolbar for me which makes things easier and me more productive, but still I miss my laptop. Michael (my older brother who worked with computers) said he'll install my motherboard for me the day we get it! Yey! XD Hopefully that will help with my camera/ picture uploading issues too. Also ordered a USB card reader so that oughta help for sure! I wanna get the pictures up for the cookie recipe! haha

Monday, August 30, 2010

21 Things Hiring Managers Wish You Knew (day 2)

We pay attention to the small stuff.

Frequently, I see candidates act as if only “official” contacts—like interviews and formal writing samples—count during the hiring process. They’ll send flawless cover letters and then check up on their applications with sloppily written E-mails with spelling errors. Or they’ll be charming and polite to me but rude to an assistant. I pay attention to how quickly a candidate responds to requests for writing samples and references, and even how fast he or she returns phone calls.

21 Things Hiring Managers Wish You Knew (day 1)

We actually want you to be honest.

I see too many job applicants who approach the interview as if their only goal is to win a job offer, losing sight of the fact that this can land them in the wrong job. Think of it like dating. This means being honest about your strengths and weaknesses and giving the hiring manager a glimpse of the real you, so he or she can make an informed decision about how well you’d do in the job.
Alison Green writes the popular Ask a Manager blog, where she dispenses advice on career, job search, and management issues. She's also the author of Managing to Change the World: The Nonprofit Leader's Guide to Getting Results.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

5 Reasons Employers Don't Tell Why They Didn't Hire You

I'm currently unemployed. Have been since just before Christmas. As of today I will start posting a series of entries that are career/job related. Hopefully, if any of you my followers/ readers are unemployed these blog entries will help in some way with your search.
5 Reasons Employers Don't Tell Why They Didn't Hire You

No one likes the form letters that employers use to deliver the news that you didn't get the job: They're impersonal, they don't have any real information about why you lost out, they say you were impressive when obviously you weren't impressive enough, and so forth. How are job-seekers supposed to become better candidates when these canned letters don't give them any useful feedback?

Here are five common reasons companies use these maddeningly vague rejection letters:

1. They're afraid of being sued. Many companies are under orders from their lawyers not to get into the reasons for job rejections, in case a candidate doesn't like the explanation and decides the "real" reason must be discriminatory.

2. They don't want to deal with candidates who get angry and try to debate the decision. Everyone who does hiring has stories about rejected candidates who wouldn't stop arguing the decision, and some who got so angry that they were scary.

3. The reason you were rejected is an awkward one. It's one thing to explain that you needed stronger writing skills or more bookkeeping experience. But most people don't want to have to explain that you seemed like a jerk, or crazy, or not very bright.

4. They don't have time. Offering up thoughtful feedback to every rejected candidate could be a job unto itself, and ultimately that's not what hiring staffers are there for.

5. They did tell you the reason and you don't believe them. A lot of times "you were really great, but someone else was a better fit," is just the truth.

All that said, you have nothing to lose by writing back and asking for feedback after you get that vague rejection E-mail. If you do it well (politely, non-defensively) and you have an interviewer who wants to help, you just may get some helpful advice.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


This poem is from August 2005. It describes my favorite thing to do- write and let loose.

A Place to Let Loose

bright, medium(-sized)
writing, reading, revising
where I’m always free to be- me

Friday, August 20, 2010

Mistakes & Rakes

This is a poem I wrote in August '05.
Mistakes I have made, this is true; but how in the world am I to know what to do?
I'm so scared; I feel like I'm lost, like I'm all alone.
How come it seems so easy to just dial a # on the phone?
Why can't I do it? Instead I just wind up throwing a big fit.
Confusion and animosity are all that surround me. There isn't even a peaceful place to take a pee.
How is anyone supposed to think in this mess? There's nothing left to do- nothing except stress.
No one to turn to, nowhere to run; there's not even time to have fun.
So many things have changed. Lately it seems from all my friends I've become astranged.
Seems like trouble is always around the bend. Sometimes I just wish I had that one special friend.
We'd laugh, we'd joke, we'd even call each other dorks. Sometimes we could even stab each other with forks.
I seem to make the stupidest mistakes- like hitting my little brother with rakes.
It seems like everyone around me knows my weaknesses. At least this time there were no witnesses!
I'm such an idiot sometimes. I just can't get away from it. Please excuse me now while I sink in this bottomless pit!
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

8 Toys from the 90's That I Really Miss (and 1 Toy I Don't)

I was a kid in the late 80's/early 90's; a bit young for New Kids on the Block, but way too old for Barney the Dinosaur. We did spends loads of time playing with Barbie, Legos, and these following toys that seemed to have been over in a time span shorter than Vanilla Ice's career. Hey, universe, plaid and ripped jeans have made a comeback; bring back my Super Soaker!

Tamagotchi's! Mine never lived that long, but wait! Sometimes the buttons would malfunction, making it impossible for you to remove their, ahem, waste droppings. I swear! (above)

POGs. Remember? You flipped them or threw them or something? The ying-yang POGs up there might be the most 90's thing ever.

Hungry Hungry Hippos was clearly the best game ever, although looking back, it might have secretly been an astute metaphor for capitalist greed...

Troll dolls. How did we ever sleep with these creepy things staring at us from the nightstand?? I loved them though, must say!

Gak. Did anyone else have the pizza-scented Gak? That stuff was nasty. Looking back, Nickelodeon was basically the cultural embodiment of the 90's.

Super Soakers! I'm sure they still make these in some super high-tech version that comes with a clutch and a gear-shift, but I remember pumping that air-pressure gizmo until I was blue in the face.

Skip-It. What other toy could you play with while simultaneously trying to trip your sister?

Beanie Babies. We all talked our parents into buying us fuzzy platypus after fuzzy platypus by saying that eventually we could sell them all as collectors' items and thus finance our college education. Well, that didn't turn out so well. UPDATE: I just did some Googling and found out Ty is still in business and cranking out the Beanies (and also something called "Ty Girlz"), but judging from their slightly ghetto website they're not pulling in a huge bankroll from pawning off Inch the Worm.


Stretch Armstrong. Remember how cool those commercials were of kids yanking poor Stretch's corn-syrup-filled rubbery limbs clear across the room? Where did you go, Stretch? Come back.... No wait please don't. I don't need to deal with that mess again.

What toys do you miss from your childhood?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Has Social Networking Gone Too Far?

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. Written by Columbia Pictures 

Has social networking finally gone too far? You tell me. The above is a plot summary for the upcoming movie "The Social Network" due out October 1st of this year. View the trailer...here

Facebook's Founders Talk About The "Facebook Movie"

Monday, August 16, 2010


So many of you may be wondering... "how does she come up with all these blog entries?"

i subscribe to many sites, my uncle sends me lots of stuff, and I read others blogs so that's how i get entries. I always ask for a blogger's permission before I use their entry and when I use their entry, I make sure I give them credit.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Freakin Computer Problems....again!

These computer issues day after day are driving me nuts anymore!!! My network has been experiencing connection issues lately (including today at about 8:30 pm when I finally have a chance to get on the internet). Luckily just unplugging the router and plugging it back in a couple of seconds later has worked. But now I had other issues. Oye!

The first of latest issues is this. My internet is taking over 10 minutes (literally 10 minutes) to start up sometimes.  (I have both Internet Explorer 8 or 9 [whichever one was the last released] and Mozilla Firefox 3.6.8 [the latest update] but I mostly use Firefox because IE was always just a hassle for me and constantly crashed plus now that I have my own laptop I can download anything I want and I don't have to answer to anyone but myself. So on to what I thought maybe I could do to help speed up the entry into the internet. I thought to myself "This is just ridiculous. There is no good reason why the internet should take this long to load... even to just start up. Maybe I could see what add-ons I don't use very often."   DIng. I had 23 add-ons well added on to customize FF the way I want it to and to make browsing easier. So I removed just 2 of them- DownThemAll Download Manager and SearchPreview which inserts preview images (thumbnails) of web sites and popularity ranks into Google, Yahoo and Bing search engines. I restarted firefox and magically it started up and all the pages I previously had open loaded within 5 minutes. I was soooo happy cos I fixed my issue and still got to keep the add-ons I love most (I'll be kind and put those in a separate entry)!

My next issue came about when I checked if any of my plugins needed updating. Of course they do, why wouldn't they?! Anything to keep me from my blogs longer. It's already been over an hour! My issue came about when I tried to install the Flash Player update. I hit download but FF says I need to install a missing plugin in order to dl Flash updates. So I install the plugin but when I try to open the file (an xpi file) it won't open...my issue! "WTH" I think to myself. Here I am goin crazy trying to figure out what to do. I need that flash update. After about another half hour I was about to give up then I decided to let Windows try and find a program to open the file. No luck there. "What do I do? hmmmmm...Eh try a google search." I typed in XPI and suggestions popped up- XPI, XPI file, XPI file opener.  I selected XPI file opener and I see "How install .xpi file into firefox?" "This is too perfect" I click the link and start reading. schrodinger's cat says "File, Open, find the file and install it that way. Or, open Firefox, open the folder where you put the xpi, and just drag the xpi onto the Firefox window. It will install itself." "OMG is it that simple?!" I open the dl folder and drag the file into firefox address bar and click enter.. bing.. it works! I can install it as an add-on! I install and restart and then go back and install the Flash update and it works!!!

Please computer gods.... no more issues!
I'm being driven bonkers!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Quotes directly as stolen from Bill Rancic's Twitter (@BillRancic)

Does anyone have any thoughts or comments on one or more of these quotes?

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." -Albert Einstein

"Don't take your success for granted, but do take it in stride. Nobody likes a braggart, wear your accomplishments with grace & humility!" -Bill Rancic

"Every man dies. Not every man really lives". William Wallace may have said it best...Let's live today to the fullest!

Hope u like this 1 "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, & your government when it deserves it". -Mark Twain. Have a gr8 4th of July

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." -Albert Einstein

"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business" -Henry Ford...I couldn't agree more with him!

"Failure is success if we learn from it" -Malcolm Forbes
"Things do not change; we change" -Henry David Thoreau. We need 2 realize that we r in control of our future, not the other way around. 

"I've failed over & over & over again in my life & that is why I succeed" Michael Jordan. It's only a failure if we fail to learn from it. 

"It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference" Tom Brokaw 

Friday, August 13, 2010

Outrage -- A nurse just arrested after cops say she poisoned her husband with Oreo pudding...

What are your thoughts on this tragedy? I cant believe this! it's sad and insane! it's so ridiculous its funny.

Nancy Grace: Outrage -- A nurse just arrested after cops say she poisoned her husband with Oreo pudding laced with 80 times the recommended dosage of morphine & muscle relaxants! She claimed he drank himself to death!



00:01:47>> Good evening.
00:01:47I'm nancy grace.
00:01:48I want to thank you for being with us.
00:01:50Bombshell tonight, an indiana nurse and mother makes chicken, fresh veggies, fruit salad and dessert for the husband.
00:01:57A few hours later, he's dead, found dead in the backyard lawn chair.
00:02:04Her husband, avall murdered by oreo pudding.
00:02:08>> Tammy duvall called 911 to report that on this small, concrete slab in the backyard she found her estranged husband allen duvall dead from what she explained as alcohol poisoning.
00:02:21>> Toxicology reports allen duvall had 80 times the therapeutic levels of morphine and muscle relaxant.
00:02:28>> Allen duval's cowsin and even her own daughter contacted investigators expressing concerns that tami duvall may have murdered alan duvall.
00:02:39>> She took out a life insurance policy worth $100,000 just a month before he was found dead on the backyard of their home.
00:02:46>> They pointed to a $100,000 life insurance policy she took out with the help of an insurance agent with whom investigators say she'd had an affair.
00:02:56Tami duvall faces six counts of insurance fraud and two counts of obstruction of justice.
00:03:01>> Right out to the news director of wbiw 1340 am death by oreo pudding.
00:03:09I've never heard anything like it.
00:03:11Wait a minute, I did hear death by jello, lime jello.
00:03:16What happened?
00:03:16>> Well, basically they're estranged.
00:03:20They're married, but they're separated and she entered a plea agreement on tuesday and she's facing charges of murder, six count of insurance fraud and three counts of obstruction of justice and, yeah, they say she put in over 80 times the maximum level of morphine and muscle relaxers into his pudding to claim the insurance money.
00:03:39>> Out to jean casares, legal " how did this allegedly go down?
00:03:47>> Poison cases have such similar patterns and in this duvall was dead and they thought it was alcohol poisoning that killed him.
00:03:554, so the death was ruled accidental, but then the toxicology report came back and that's when it all changed.
00:04:04Morphine and muscle relax ants, 80 times the normal amount and the defendant in this case, she's a certified nursing assistant.
00:04:13>> But wouldn't he have tasted something?
00:04:15 gwen o'keefe, founder com joining us out of boston.
00:04:22 o'keefe, thank you for being with us.
00:04:25He couldn't test anything with the morphine and muscle relaxant?
00:04:30>> Not necessarily, nancy.
00:04:31If she was careful in how the medicine was snuck into the oreo.
00:04:36Oreo is a good hider of things and we use it for kids all of the time for getting medicine into them and he wouldn't have known especially if he was intoxicated.
00:04:45>> Take a look at some of the so-called black widows that have become infamous for killing their husbands.
00:04:53There's ann jet wild, one of the first that poisoned her 9-year-old daughter, two husbands and mother-in-law with arsenic.
00:05:00Attempted to kill the second child.
00:05:02Collected insurance money and bought a luxury car and anjette looils had long run the grill across the street from the courthouse where the judges, and the cops and prosecutors ate and to top it all off, she ran the kitchen at the women's diagnostic prison.
00:05:24Who could forget this black widow, murdering her ex-husband and she stayed on the lam for months and months before she was caught, actually for years.
00:05:38She wanted his $11 million fortune.
00:05:41And another black widow, lynn turner and she's the one infamous for putting arsenic in the lemon lime gatorade jello and chicken soup, excuse me, antifreeze.
00:05:59She collected $153,000 for husband's death and $36,000 for boyfriend's death.
00:06:05Sandy murphy, accused of overdosing boyfriend ted binion, remember the heir to the casino fortune out in hass vegas?
00:06:15We can't even count all of the black widows, of course, who can forget dalia dippolito, poisoned her husband with antifreeze.
00:06:28I can go on and on.
00:06:30 bethany marshall, what's the thinking?
00:06:35>> Tend to think of these women as being profoundly perverse.
00:06:38When they meet the man he's simply someone they'll get money off of and there's a perverse, almost like a sexualized excitement and gratification in having power over the man and the idea of poisoning is rendering him completely helpless and then having no fault and not being brought to criminal justice, but it's not like a normal domestic homicide where they a huge rift in the marriage and they don't have problem solvingable sxits they get angry and lash out and kill him.
00:07:09They meet these men with the intent to kill from the very beginning.
00:07:13>> Jean casares, I know it is not a cruel joke.
00:07:16Why is it dirt pudding?
00:07:19Why is the death dish called dirt pudding.
00:07:22>> It is a butteding that has oreos mixed in and it is a butteding and also the oreo, and the probable cause affidavit said are says way back in 2004 a man alleged to prosecutors that he was a friend also of the defendant in this case and on thanksgiving he was giving her pudding and he took two bites of it and he felt he was going to pass out and was weak for hours after that.
00:07:45He said I think she tried to poison me.
00:07:48>> Why would she have tried to poison just a friend.
00:07:52>> Well, the motivation here, prosecutors say is money because an insurance policy was taken out one month before this all happened for $100,000, and she'd had problems with money for years and that was a motivating factor.
00:08:06By the way, prosecutors say she was having an affair with the insurance salesman.
00:08:13>> You slipped that in at the end, didn't you, jean?
00:08:16>> Yeah.
00:08:16>> There was a $100,000 insurance policy.
00:08:20What would the man alan duvall would have suffered?
00:08:23Would he have gone to sleep?
00:08:24And how long it will have taken for him to die in the lawn chair in the backyard after he consumed oreo pudding?
00:08:31>> Well, nancy, if we assume that he was drunk with alcohol and close to alcohol poisoning at that level it wouldn't have taken long with all that morphine and muscle relaxants.
00:08:43They add up together and you intensify the alcohol poisoning and he probably passed out very quickly and with 80 times the level in him of morphine and muscle relaxant, I think it would have happened pretty quickly.
00:08:58So she really was meaning business here.
00:09:01Things would have happened fast.
00:09:04It would have been an immense alcohol poisoning very quickly.
00:09:07In fact, those three additives together would actually create alcohol poisoning at a much lower alcohol level.
00:09:14>> To pat brown, criminal profiler, author of "the profiler.
00:09:20I had life hunting serial " a carefully prepared dinner and watching him through the window sitting in a lawn chair waiting for him to die.
00:09:34>> Absolutely.
00:09:35He's almost gone now.
00:09:36A way to a man's heart is through food, you get him and you kill him with it.
00:09:44Works out well, don't you think?
00:09:45>> Indiana police arrested a woman for allegedly killing her husband with morphine and muscle relaxants mixing them in a dirt pudding she fed to him.
00:09:58>> He told them specifically if I die make sure it's investigated.
00:13:09>>>, Cording to court papers, alan dufr all's cousin and her own daughter contacted investigators expressing concerns that tami duvall may have murdered alan do you have duvall.
00:13:28When investigators took a closer look at the autopsy they discovered the presence of morphine and a muscle relaxer in his body, each exceeding 80 times the maximum dose.
00:13:37Some of those same drug his gone missing from a nursing home where tami worked.
00:13:41Investigators believed she slipped them into a homemade dirt pudding which she served alan during what would become his last meal.
00:13:48>> There's a lot packed into this 59-page probable cause including more charges.
00:13:54In addition to murder, tami duvall faces six counts of insurance fraud and two counts of be on strucked of justice.
00:14:00>> For those of you just joining us, an indiana mom, a mother, a wife, a registered nurse is now given the eyeball from local police after her husband dies in the backyard sitting upright in a lawn chair after eating her famous homemade oreo pudding, why?
00:14:20Because it was laced with about 80 times the amount of the maximum dose of morphine and muscle relax ants, say the police.
00:14:31No, that is impossible.
00:14:33What is her defense, jean qaisares?
00:14:35>> Her defense would be that it was suicide.
00:14:38He did it himself.
00:14:39The marriage warrant working out.
00:14:41He couldn't take it anymore so he took his own life and she told that to investigators and after the toxicology report came back because he said that he'd peased out with the alcohol, when that came back and that was confronted to her from investigators, she admitted that he had morphine and he had the flexor ol muscle relaxants and the empty bottles were found next to his body and she cleaned up the scene after all to tidy up.
00:15:08>> Flexorol.
00:15:10>> What is flexorol?
00:15:13>> That's not morphine, is if?
00:15:15>> No, that's the other drug.
00:15:16>> The muscle relaxant.
00:15:20He took it back there in the lawn chair and dropped the bottles beside him and nobody knew -- >> okay.
00:15:26Here's my next question.
00:15:27Out to you, news director wviw 1340 am.
00:15:32Did he actually say if I die make sure it's investigated?
00:15:36>> Well, at least that's what his neighbors are saying.
00:15:38One of his neighbors brandon wright stated that and then, of course, you have his cousins and tami's ex-husband and their own daughter expressing their interest in the possible murder.
00:15:49>> Here's my question to you, bethany marshall ", pshoanalyst and author of " hey if I die, she'd murder me.
00:16:01Why would you stay in the home.
00:16:03If you really think someone's capable of killing you?
00:16:06>> Because your masochistic, because you're in denial and you do not want to believe it's true and the fact that she's bragging about this to everybody in her life, that's why I think that they knew he was at risk.
00:16:18Remember I said there was a perverse --?
00:16:21Explain the bragging.
00:16:22>> Okay, what I'm thinking happened is that the reason her daughter and her ex-husband went to the police is that she was talking to people about this.
00:16:31She was perhaps obsessed by it, thinking about it, titillated by the idea that she could poison her husband, so it was no secret.
00:16:38It was out there and he stayed because on some level he knew it, on the other level, he did not want to believe.
00:16:45>> He didn't want to know it.
00:16:47>> We're taking your calls live.
00:16:49Quickly, jean casares, do we know of any bragging she did, any comments she made?
00:16:55>> You know, I think the comments were made to the police after the murder happened.
00:16:59She talked and spoke a lot with them, but before hand, well, she had that boyfriend that was the insurance salesman who sold them the $100,000 life insurance policy, who was present when alan duvall actually signed it and whether she spoke to him or not?
00:17:15>> Out to the lines, nicole, oklahoma.
00:17:18Hi, nicole.
00:17:19>> Caller: Hi, nancy.
00:17:20Thanks for taking my call and thank you so much for sharing those beautiful twins you have with us.
00:17:26>> Thank you.
00:17:27Thank you.
00:17:27>> Caller: I was kind of wanting to know a little bit of information on a possible -- what are the side effects of an overdose of morphine?
00:17:38>> Good question.
00:17:39To dr. gwen o'keefe.
00:17:41What would he have gone through?
00:17:43>> Well, with just morphi alone, you get very tired, confused and slip into a coma and you can sometimes get seizures and you can get similar side effects with flexorol and possible we alcohol poisoning and you add the three together and you get a perfect storm of the same symptoms.
00:18:04>> Unleash the lawyers, eleanor odom, felony proks cure the, peter odom, defense attorney, weigh in, eleanor.
00:18:13>> It looks like a perfect murder so she thought because she planned it, she had a motive and the money, but what I'm looking at now is a case because of this planning and because of these large life insurance policies.
00:18:26>> Now you're talk, eleanor.
00:18:27Give me your defense, renee?
00:18:29>> Absolutely no death penalty here because I don't think unless they get the pudding with the drugs in it, a suicide defense could work.
00:18:39>> Peter?
00:18:41>> And she would have bought the $100,000 life insurance policy thinking he might commit suicide in the future.
00:18:48The suicide defense might well work.
00:18:50>> I guarantee you there's a suicide exception.
00:18:54>> Both these drugs are commonly used for suicide.
00:22:21August 2007 that tami duvall called 911 to report that on this small concrete slab in the backyard she found her estranged husband alan duvall dead from what she explained as alcohol poisoning.
00:22:34Though that's how investigators originally viewed the case that's not what neighbor asks relatives believed.
00:22:40>> He told them individually if I die make sure it's investigated.
00:22:46>> She's really friendly to my kids and really friendly to us.
00:22:48>> It doesn't look good.
00:22:49>> We're taking your calls.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


1) i received my sync cord in the mail and installed the "optional" software that most did not have but was actually needed! I hope to either tomorrow (after babysitting) or saturday to begin uploading all the photos from on my phone :-) then update that cookie blog entry! :-) :-)

2) Regarding yesterday's 1st blog entry from Mashable:

HPOA Jenny Was a Fake!
Yesterday, we fell in love with “Jenny,” a young woman who quit her job through a series of amusing whiteboard messages. Alas, this one was too good to be true. “Jenny” is really Elyse Porterfield, an aspiring actress from Glendale, California.

The prank was created by brothers John and Leo Resig for their humor site, theCHIVE.com. Peter Kafka from AllThingsD grew suspicious of the story yesterday and did some digging. Porterfield has also tweeted confirmation of her role in the stunt.

A word from Jenny (16 Photos)

We couldn’t have pulled this one off without the help of this adorable young woman. You’ll see in the coming days she’s as smart as she is sexy. Leo and I will now return to our bottles of Jim Beam and enjoy the rest of this wild ride…

Chive On,

At The Car Wash- a True Story

Bill owns a company that manufactures and installs car wash systems.   Bill's company installed a car wash system in Frederick, Maryland, USA. Now, understand that these are complete systems, including the money changer and money taking machines.

The problem started when the new owner complained to Bill that he was losing significant amounts of money from his coin machines each week.

He went as far as to accuse Bill's employees of having a key to the boxes and ripping him off.  

Bill just couldn't believe that his people would do that, so they setup a camera to catch the thief in action. Well, they did catch him on film!

That's a bird sitting on the change slot of the machine.

The bird had to go down into the machine, and back up inside to get to the money!

That's three quarters he has in his beak! Another amazing thing is that it was not just one bird -- there were several working together.  Once they identified the thieves, they found over $4000 in quarters on the roof of the car wash and more under a nearby tree!

And you thought you heard of everything by now!! !!
And to think the phrase 'bird brain' is associated with being dumb. Not these birds.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WTF! Crazy McNuggets lady

You've heard of road rage, well now how about McNugget rage. It seems an incident in a McDonald's outlet in Toledo, Ohio so upset one customer that she launched a tirade of abuse. WTF! Is this lady insane or what?! Besides that my only other question is why is this just now making the news when the whole incident happened new years day? I understand that police just released this video, but still..this insanity should have been public news all over the world way before now.


UPDATE: Toledo police release video of the "McNuggets Rage" incident
JANUARY 4--Meet Melodi Dushane.

Angered that Chicken McNuggets were not available at an Ohio McDonald's, the Toledo woman allegedly put her fist through the eatery's drive-thru window. The January 1 McNuggets rage incident resulted in Dushane, 24, being arrested for felony vandalism and booked into the Lucas County jail, where the mug shot at left was snapped.

According to a Toledo Police Department report, Dushane pulled up to the drive-thru window Friday at 6:20 AM and ordered "Chicken McNuggets and other dinner items." When informed that McDonald's stopped serving dinner selections at 2:30 AM, Dushane began arguing with employee Melissa Vasquez. At one point, Dushane "leaned out of her car, into the window, and punched Melissa in her mouth," cops reported.

When night manager Tia Walker appeared at the window, Dushane took a swing at her, prompting a tussle. When the women separated, Dushane "then punched the drive through window, breaking it" and sending glass flying everywhere. The scene of the alleged chicken crime can be seen here, thanks to Google's Street View feature. Dushane, next due in court on January 28, has been ordered to stay away from the fast food outlet.

Last March, a Florida woman was arrested after she called 911 three times to complain that a McDonald's was out of Chicken McNuggets. "This is an emergency. If I would have known they didn't have McNuggets, I wouldn't have given my money, and now she wants to give me a McDouble, but I don't want one," Latreasa Goodman told a police operator.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Woman Publicly Outs Boss for Playing "FarmVille" at Work

As posted on MASHABLE
August 10, 2010 by Lauren Indvik
Yesterday morning, a woman named Jenny announced that she was quitting her job through a series of messages written on dry erase boards, which she photographed and e-mailed out to her entire office of roughly 20 employees. Those photos — and a wildly amusing supposed backstory — have since found their way to the Internet.

The boards reveal that Jenny overheard a phone conversation in which her boss called her a “HOPA” (Hot Piece of Ass), effectively inspiring her to leave — and to take revenge via the dry erase board messages. But Jenny decided to take things a step further by disclosing not only her boss’s misconduct, but also how he spends his time online, since he both monitors his employees’ online activity and gave her access to the monitoring software.

The boards reveal exactly how much time Jenny’s boss spent trading stocks, reading tech news and, yes, playing FarmVille. It looks like Bulgarian city councilman Dimitar Kerin won’t be the last employee to get canned because of his FarmVille addiction.

We’ve reached out to confirm the authenticity of the backstory (which, could just be a well-orchestrated but nonetheless funny prank), which originally appeared on theCHIVE, but you can enjoy the full comedy in the gallery below: