Friday, December 15, 2006

Plat du jour

Three great skates? Why three? Is the extra one a right or a left? Probably a left--two left feet.

A still icky websearch

Last May someone reached my blog searching for "thick tushy blog." I was way down the list, fortunately. Now someone in Germany found me with tushy blog. Now I'm up to fourth on the list. Oy.

But I guess it's my own fault for blogging about it.

Yet more spam

Wednesday I got 139 spam messages. But things are slowing down. They may not even break 100 for yesterday.

Plat du jour


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

More spam

The spammers did not rest on their laurels. Yesterday the count was 119. Only one was not caught by my spam filter.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Plat du jour

With whom?

At last some sanity about Christmas trees

They're putting the Christmas trees back up in the Seattle airport. The airport took them down after a rabbi requested they also put up a Chanukah menorah. The airport officials decided that they would have to put up symbols for all religions, which their staff didn't have time for. Instead, they took down the trees.

Of course, many people were outraged. A lot were angry at the rabbi, but he never asked for the trees to be taken down. All he wanted was that a menorah be added. Now the rabbi has agreed not to sue, and the trees will be returned. They will work on a real policy for next year.

I'm not exactly a big fan of religion, atheist that I am. But let's be sensible. Most Americans celebrate something this time of year. The courts have ruled that government has to be neutral when it comes to religion, not completely secular. It's not that difficult to put up seasonal decorations that recognize all religions, without violating the Constitution. I'm glad some people out in Seattle have decided to act reasonably.

A record day for the spammers

Yesterday I received 105 spam e-mails in my main e-mail account--the first time it went over 100 in a day. But not one of them made it past my home-made spam filter into my inbox. They've gotten extremely predictable.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Plat du jour

I like sangria, too.