De' fliengde Vuogtlänn'r

Observations, rants, etc. from a guy who really gets around.


Scam Alert!

A 'Heads Up' for men who might be regular Home Depot or Lowe's customers.

I recently became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping.

Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you or your friends. Here's how the scam works:

Two seriously good-looking 20-something girls come over to your car as you are packing your purchases into the trunk. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. It's impossible not to look. When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say 'No' and instead ask you for a ride to another Home Depot or Lowes. You agree and they get in the back seat. On the way, they start undressing. Then one of them climbs over into the front seat and starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet.

I had my wallet stolen December 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, 17th, 20th & 24th. Also January 1st, 4th, twice on the 6th, three times just yesterday, and very likely this coming weekend.

So tell your friends to be careful.


Don't Try This At The Office

(Hat Tip to JB for this one.)

Just try this. It is from an orthopedic surgeon:

This will boggle your mind and you will keep trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but you can't. It's pre-programmed in your brain!

1. Without anyone watching you (they will think you are GOOFY) and while sitting where you are at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction.

I told you so!!! And there's nothing you can do about it! You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done, you are going to try it again, if you've not ready done so. Send it to your friends to frustrate them too.

(Yeah, I couldn't do it either.)


He's Baaa-aaack!

Yeah, got my laptop back yesterday and spent all evening re-loading almost all the software I had on it before. The good part is that I now have a 40gb HD instead of just 18. And the old 18gb is now an external drive, with all my files still on it.

All I have to do now is figure out how to get the sound working again.

Stupid Windows XP SP3 Beta release.....