Friday, June 26, 2009

New Times, New Sayings?

It occurred to me today that there are a few maxims that may need a bit of updating in light of inflation and the current economy:

A penny saved is a penny earned.

_____ are a dime a dozen.

Suggestions? I thought of:

A penny saved is worthless because it doesn't buy you anything anymore.

and

______ are 46 cents a dozen (adjusted for inflation and the general worth of money using a very vague estimate on the origination date of this saying).

Letting go...


Tears my heart out, but I'm finally growing up and letting go. You can find these puppies on KSL.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Loophole

I love how you can ask for a taste of a meat at the supermarket and they don't charge you for it! I have often been tempted to ask for a sample when I get my Jenni-o Cracked Pepper Turkey, even though that is what I get every time now. I can still have my sample right? Theoretically they could change their... recipe or something right?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Poem

Puny plastic pellets pierce the peace.
Painful plaintive pleas preside as people point precise at passive parties.
Airsoft.

My War Against Booters and Towers

Let me start off and say I have nothing against the SWKT, Sears tower, or WTC. I'm talking about towing, like University Towing. Blech.

I look upon the business of towing, at least how it is run in Provo, as though the concept of a parasite was embodied in professional form. I think what bothers me most is that they are paid on commission.

I've actually only got booted once but I still have a strong disdain of a profession that preys upon college students, especially when they are being booted in a parking lot like Alta's which I have never seen wanting for space.

Every time I see someone being booted or towed, I wish that I could recognize the car and alert the owners. Oddly enough, this is driven just as much by a desire to foil the booters as it is to look out for my fellow student.

So after thinking long and hard I've decided that there are only two main courses of action that I can take to fight back. First, I avoid at all costs any situations that may result in me being booted and therefore supporting the nefarious profession. Second, I've been backing my car into parking spaces at Alta for the last couple weeks.

If you've ever seen University Towing and their self-righteous Jeep trolling your parking lot, you'll notice that they have a spotlight that they shine at the back window of cars as slowly drive by. They are looking for your parking sticker. Now, they may dictate where we affix this sticker, but they cannot dictate the orientation of our parking. So I back in. Not only does this allow me a nice pullout in the morning, but it also prevents or makes it more difficult for them to be able to see my sticker since it is backed up against the building or against the concrete wall. I think to truly be able to see my sticker, they would have to get out of the car and walk to the back.

So, that is it. That is how I do my part to make their job just a little harder. I should probably end this post, because all the while writing it I have thought of more drastic moves to drain their resources such as, leaving my car in another lot where it would get towed and then hiding out in the bushes until they call the tow truck and are about to hook up your car. Then I could hop out and drive off since it is illegal for them to charge you anything if they have not physically connected something to your car by the time you arrive. Or I could get one of those car covers and put it on each night insisting that it was to protect my car. K, stopping.

Anyway, you should join the rebellion.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Currency

I do not now, nor do I ever plan to know what a "buko" buck is and how it compares to just a normal buck.

I'm also considering about buying $5,000 of dollar coins from the US Mint on my credit card, receiving the reward points for said transaction, and then paying off my credit card bill in 5,000 dollar coins.