ETEV Geo-Posts Lexicon Fixed

Right.  So, somehow, Blogger decided I wanted every single link broken on my ETEV Geo-Posts Lexicon.  I just spent the last hour telling it otherwise.

They worked when I tested them.  If they’re not working when you try them, please bring your baseball bats and join me in a Blogger Bashing Party, wherein we will completely trash the post that Blogger hated so much.


Muchas gracias to Silver Fox for catching the problem!

Talk to Your Friends About DD

No, not drunk driving:

I’m suggesting now that distracted driving is in the same category. People just don’t multitask behind the wheel as well as they think they do, and we should get up in their faces about it.  If you’re talking to a friend and you realize they are driving a car, say; “Are you driving?  Good bye” and hang up.  And if you know someone who texts and drives, refuse to text them at any time until they stop doing it.  

A car is no place for multitasking.  It’s time to get Zen, folks: when you’re driving, just drive.  Please.

And really, really don’t call the phone company to troubleshoot your cell phone while you’re behind the wheel.  If it’s that important, find a place to pull over.  I trust none of my readers are stupid enough to try to navigate cell phone menus, remove cases and batteries, and all that other stuff while also trying to navigate traffic, so pass it on: don’t make the poor rep you’re talking to listen to you kill or maim yourself and others.  Don’t turn an annoyance into a tragedy.  Okies?

Here endeth my lecture, but if you didn’t visit George’s post, go do it now.  Unless you’re driving.  In which case, what the hell are you doing in my cantina?

Coming Home

Alas, the bashing of fuckery may be a bit light and/or out-of-date this weekend, my darlings – I’m flying in to Arizona to see two dear friends get married. I’m also taking the opportunity to impose on the parents. I’m sure they’ll be delighted with this last-minute announcement.

I’m going from this:


A lush paradise.

To this:


A bloody desert.

And then coming home to this:

Misha expressing her opinion of mothers who leave their kitties alone on the weekend.

I must be insane.

Oy, London! What’s the Big Idea?

Intrigued? You should be. If you’re going to be in London on June 16th, you should give serious consideration to attending this Big Ideas event. And then you can email me a smug description of how fun it was, and how big the ideas were, and how awful it was I had to miss it due to being stuck in the bloody United States.

You don’t have any idea how much I wish I could attend this. So go. Go, and rub salt in my wounds after.