• Posts Tagged ‘off_topic’

    OMG Spend So Much Moneyz We Don’t Post

    by  • May 3, 2007 • Tagged:   • Comments

    We’ve been quiet. Reasons:

    (Unpaid) overtime. Work travel. Petting cats. Digesting meat from Fogo de Chao.

    Actual content ETA: soon.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    by  • November 23, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    We’re currently traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, and will resume posting sometime next week.

    We are extremely blessed and thankful for everything we have.

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

    A Day of Silence In Memory

    by  • September 11, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    Out of respect for the anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, we will not be posting today. Please join us in remembering those who lost their lives.

    Yes, We’re Alive

    by  • August 8, 2006 • Tagged: , ,  • Comments

    We are still recovering from a pretty rockin’ Lollapalooza weekend. Three days of music is pretty much all we could have handled. Yes, it was a pretty expensive weekend. Beers at $5 each, along with some expensive festival food made the wallet feel much lighter at the end of the weekend.

    Until we’re fully recovered, here’s some fun stuff to keep you busy:

    Cute Overload

    Kitten War

    Chuck Norris Facts

    Stuff on My Cat

    We’ll return with our usual you did what with your money?!?!? programming shortly.

    Don’t Void Your Mattress Warranty

    by  • July 26, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    Last week we woke up, looked at each other, and simultaneously said, “We need a new mattress.” Thus we ushered in the major-purchase-research phase. While researching mattress warrantees, I discovered there are a lot of ways you can accidentally void your warranty. So to keep your warranty in tact, follow these rules.

    1. Don’t remove the “don’t remove” tag. It contains information you will need to make any warranty claims. No tag = no warranty.

    2. Always use the correct box spring for your mattress. They work together to extend the life of your mattress. Wrong box spring = no warranty.

    3. Always use the correct bed frame to support your mattress. Some warrantees require the bed frame to provide supports at the center of the bed, not just around the edges.

    4. Protect the mattress with a mattress cover to avoid stains. Stains generally void the warranty. However, if you already have a stain, it may be possible to have it professionally cleaned and restore the warranty.

    Jesus Reads Make Love Not Debt

    by  • May 1, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    Holy Cow! This week we’ve had more traffic than ever. Apparently we’re in the Big Leagues now: This weekend, Jesus Christ left us a comment.

    Unfortunately, he told us he thinks we shouldn’t have a virginal white wedding. He suspects we’ve been doin’ it. Crap!

    I always thought he was omnipotent, but maybe not. I mean, Make Love is in the title of our blog. And we’ve written about how to have Cheap Sex. I always figured Jesus Christ to be a more thorough reader. After all, he has eternity to surf the web.

    In any case, it’s nice to know He (not to be confused with Him) is reading our blog. Welcome Jesus!

    Parents Suck, But We Obviously Blow – His Response

    by  • April 29, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    In the past day and a half, Her and I have had to don our extra-strength flamesuits. Hell, I didn’t even know she posted this until I got to work yesterday and saw there was a bajillion comments and counting. Admittedly, I was shocked when I read that post. Not only that, but very embarrassed, and very humiliated. The person who wrote that post was not the same person who I had proposed to, was living with, have been with for the past 7 years, but most importantly, fell in love with and still love.

    The fact of the matter is that there is more to that post that you know. Her did a terrible job of trying to explain the situation and indeed sounded like a spoiled brat about the situation. In fact, if you’ve been wondering why we haven’t posted in the last days in response, it’s because we’ve been too busy fighting about it amongst ourselves.

    If you were privy to the absolute whole story, you’d know that that Her disappointment was not about the lack of financial support given by Her parents. Her disappointment is about the lack of ANY support given by Her parents. There have been too many times in Her life that Her parents have let her down, but it most easily manifests itself when it comes to finances.

    She doesn’t feel entitled to money. But like any child of a parent, she feels entitled to love and support. It wasn’t the loss of $10,000 that upset Her; it was the fact that Her mother wanted NOTHING to do with the wedding. Her mother didn’t want to help plan anything, she did not want to see Her try on wedding dresses, and was generally distant from the whole situation. I’m a guy, and I’m even aware that every little girl wants her mother to be there during the wedding planning. Her didn’t want to do this alone.

    No one deserves to have the less-than-supportive relationship that Her has with her parents. No one should have been privy to Her acting out, either. But you must remember that bloggers are people too, and we have emotions that may lead us to do things that we may regret. It’s easy to cast judgment on us after reading one post.

    To the commenters, we thank those of you who left constructive criticism. Your feedback, while not necessarily well received, is appreciated. If you have left your contact information, thank you for leaving open a channel of communication in case we ever want to discuss what you may have said. For those of you who dropped comments that were derogatory, and especially those who left these comments and didn’t leave any contact info, let me tell you what a commenter said:

    It’s a good thing that none of you have ever made money mistakes, have ever felt momentary ingratitude, have ever lashed out in a moment of frustration. I’m so glad to hear that you are completely without sin and fault, and can come from that stance when you so harshly criticize two people who asked for help and advice. There’s a fine line between being honest and being harsh and judgmental, and it has clearly been crossed many times here.

    So go ahead. Judge all you want. We put ourselves out there for your enjoyment, so it’s easy to judge. We’ll leave comments open. But, no matter what Her may have wrote in the prior post, I know that she is resourceful, compassionate, humble, a good cook, aware of societal costs, a hard worker, aware of rampant consumerism, concerned with other people’s debt, concerned with our financial future, and damn good in bed.

    Have a good weekend.

    There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch Gynecological Exam

    by  • April 21, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    Some things make great freebies. Sadly, gynecological exams are not one of them. MSNBC is reporting today about a 79 year old man who posed as a doctor and went door to door offering free breast and gynecology exams. Two women apparently accepted his offer. They became suspicious when he conducted the exams without using gloves. Ewwww.

    All together now, kids: There’s no such thing as a free lunch!

    A Way For the Non-Techies to Keep Up

    by  • March 7, 2006 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    I keep up with news and blog updates through my newsreader, but I’m pretty sure that many people don’t have the time or inclination to learn all about the wonders of RSS (and that includes Her). If you’re interested in getting on the RSS bandwagon, there’s a great article over at Blogcritics.org telling you why you should get on it (via Digg). I’ve saved so much time keeping up with news and blogs by subscribing to feeds. By the way, have you subscribed to our feed?

    For those of you who enjoy the life of a Luddite, I signed up with FeedBlitz (through FeedBurner) to enable you to be notified via email whenever we post something new to this blog. You can find the signup over in the sidebar. You don’t ever want to miss any of our posts, right?

    I Need a New FeedReader – Bloglines Keeps “Losing” My Feeds

    by  • March 7, 2006 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    Earlier this month, I’ve had problems with Bloglines NOT picking up my Feedburner feed, saying it didn’t exist and gave me the dreaded red [!], so I offered an alternative feed. A few days later Bloglines decided that my original feed existed and all is well with the world, but as soon as the original feed was picked up, the alternative feed in Bloglines gave me the red [!] and says it doesn’t exist, and hasn’t for a few weeks now. Great.

    Today I go to Bloglines to read my daily news, and now my Digg.com feed is showing the dreaded red [!]. No updates! OH THE HUMANITY.

    I know, I know, actually VISITING the site isn’t that difficult you say? BUT IT IS INCONVIENIENT AND I’M LAZY AND FORGETFUL.

    Bloglines, I LIKE using you, but you’re having trouble doing the one thing you’re supposed to do: aggregate feeds and serve them up to me.

    Anyone have a suggestion for a new newsreader? Web-based only please.