That's it! We're moving to Russia! Just kidding (because it kinda sucks over there unless you're rich … like almost everywhere else, actually). Still, this is good news for humans:
"This is a bold move by the Russian government, and it sits in unison with the newly-ignited global debate on GMOs and the presence of Monsanto in the food supply. It also follows the highly-debated ruling by the World Health Organization that Monsanto's glyphosate-based Roundup is a 'probable carcinogen.'"
Got the below email today. Probably because they saw that I have several books on Amazon (here, here and here), they read them, thought they sucked, and decided it would be best if I took a warehouse job. I must say, though, I've never seen a sweat-shop (a.k.a. warehouse) job look so good.
"Dear Bill, I found your resume online and believe you could make you [sic] an excellent fit for a part-time Warehouse position in our Nashville facility. Since this is a startup operation [ed. note: “Startup?” It's freaking Amazon, not exactly a “startup” anymore], we're looking for people who are comfortable working in a fast-paced warehouse environment as well as engaging with customers, and we think you have what it takes.
What would you'll [sic] be doing: Successful team members will understand that they play a pivotal role in making customers happy [How happy, exactly?] and we need people who are flexible to do whatever they can [“Whatever they can” is a scary job requirement] to meet customer expectations. An average hour in an average day includes picking inventory, packing it, sorting it, and interacting with customers."
I remember when I didn't know what a “tweet” was, other than the sound a bird makes. It wasn't so long ago, either. Below is just a random list of tweets. Pathetic, I know, but I felt the need to put something new on the site. Anyway…
Saturday, July 20, 2013: Picked more blackberries this evening, just before dark, before it started raining again. Now I'm thinking about feng shui
… no, there's no correlation between the two. I'm just thinking of rearranging my office. Couldn't care less about feng shui
… and why is it spelled “feng shui” when it's supposed to be a Latin phonetic spelling? It should be spelled “fung shway.” I think I
… am in the middle of a Twitter rant/monologue/brain seizure?, 140 characters at a time. 🙂 And, no, I'm not drunk. If I COULD drink
… well, it doesn't matter. Those days are long gone. And, no, I don't miss it. Just like I don't miss TV. Both make you stupid. Anyway
… Enough rambling. I was just doing this as an impromptu writing exercise, or maybe that shoulda been “exorciscm?” 🙂
Sunday, July 21, 2013: Wordnik claims to be the most comprehensive English dictionary in the world. WordNik. I don't know about that, but I like it.
Thursday, August 1, 2013: 8yo daughter: I wish you'd work from home again. ME: Didn't make enough money. HER: What you need is advertising! You need more style!
Saturday, August 3, 2013: Feng Shui achieved! (Fung Shway, as it should be spelt). I rearranged my desk so my back's to the wall and I'm facing outward! Feels good!
And I've got both monitors working again! I LOVE dual monitors! How'd we ever live without them… and cell phones… and smart phones and…
Sunday, August 4, 2013: Google's new City Experts program doles out free swag in exchange for reviews via @Pocketlint (https://www.pocket-lint.com/news/122707-Google-s-new-city-experts-program-doles-out-free-swag-in-exchange-for-reviews)
… 8yo daughter again, explaining the cheeseburger she's munching on: I'm eating this now so I can taste it later when I'm starving in church. "