Archive for May, 2008

Moms online

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

I was reading through a BabyCenter discussion yesterday on whether slogans, ranging from “I still live with my parents” to “The condom broke,” are funny or inappropriate on babies’ and kids’ clothes. I’ll leave it as an exercise to the reader to draw his or her own conclusions, but what struck me was the diversity […]

Have you been injured?

Monday, May 19th, 2008

I saw again last night a billboard along U.S. 59 advertising a personal injury lawyer’s services for injuries pertaining to 18-wheeler accidents. I can’t help thinking that these attorneys are getting overly specific. How many 18-wheeler accidents are there every year? And how many people are injured in them? Moreover, how many of that pool […]

Feeling like Violet Beauregarde

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

I was put on bed rest this weekend, due to significant swelling in my feet and spikes in my blood pressure that might be an indication of preeclampsia. This is on top of the fact that, for the last month, I’ve been measuring at least 5 weeks ahead (now it’s 7), because I have too […]

Annoying things about watching Utah basketball

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Rudest fans in the league. Seriously, the analysts even commented on it when in game 5 a fan was ejected from the game (and then allowed to return for some reason after the half), supposedly for using racial epithets against the Rockets’ players. As a corollary to the above, there’s apparently one fan who has […]

Take note

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Out and about this evening, we saw perhaps the most pretentious car we’ve ever seen, at least in Houston: a gold Lexus SUV with a Mensa license plate guard. Note to that driver: you’re really not as cool as you think you are.