I've been sick for the past several days, with the congestion, sore throat, coughing and headache. I thought I'd ride it out, but I missed two days work and wasn't feeling any better. This afternoon I finally decided to go to the clinic, where I was diagnosed — to no big surprise — with a sinus infection. Yay, more pills to take!
Posted February 28, 2010 at 1:02 AM by Michael Read More
The answer, apparently, is seven. There's one behind the truck (you can just make out his feet by the rear tire) and another in the cab. Tax dollars at work. I don't think this is the kind of "putting people to work" Obama had in mind.
Posted February 19, 2010 at 9:02 PM by Michael Read More
One of my favorite sites that I visit regularly is failblog.org. Most photos are facepalms, but sometimes a photo is such awesomeness, it's christened a win. This is one of the first, if not only, times I've actually stopped to snap a picture of something that catches my eye. I saw this today and, well, how could you not want to eat here? Total win.
Posted February 11, 2010 at 7:02 PM by Michael Read More
I guess truth in advertising can be a touchy subject. My syrup bottle doesn't talk to me, no teddy bear giggles in my laundry room, I've never seen twins share a pack of gum, and my margarine certainly doesn't try to insist it's butter. Then there's Minute Rice, if by "minute" one means "five minutes or so." Hmm, speaking of rice...
Posted January 28, 2010 at 10:01 PM by Michael Read More
Growing up, whenever someone asked where the name Itzoe came from, the general response was "It's French. It used to be spelled Itzoet and pronounced Ee-tsway" but the reality is no one really knew. Back in the Nineties my brother started doing geneological research. He was able to trace family back to Europe, but not to specific locations. However, a couple years ago, we found the town of Itzehoe, Germany. Having heard stories of non-English-speaking turn-of-the-century immigrants from Europe being assigned new names based on either their native land or whatever word the immigration official picked out from their native tongue, Itzehoe seems the best (and at this point only) candidate thus far. Summary: we're probably German. To boot, much of my wife's family is also German.
Posted November 22, 2009 at 10:11 PM by Michael Read More