The Soapbox Archives:
There were several articles about Frankie Manning this week:Frankie Manning.
Had a good night at the Boston Swing Dance Network dance last week. I went through three shirts that night and I hadn't done that in a while; I even needed a second towel. It's been a long time since I've dance that much in one night. Even some friends who normally leave by 11:00 pm because of the long drive stayed until the end. Cathy's Clown provided a great evening of 50's music that kept the entire floor filled. Congratulations to Kathleen Rezendez and Chris Hugo for winning the impromptu dance contest. I would have considered entering if I had realized the prize had food involved. :-)
Could someone who's *not* on my Facebook friends list and plays the game Mafia Wars please click on this link and tell me if you can join my "gang"? I know you can "friend" someone, have them join your gang in the game, and then "unfriend" them and still keep them as a gang member. Having more "gang members" makes the game easier, but I'd rather not have someone on my friends list if I don't know them. It'd be easier to find out if they could join the gang directly and bypass the "friending". NOTE: think twice before clicking on the link; if it works and you join my Mafia Wars gang, I don't think you can get out of it.
Had one of those "How lazy can people be?" moments.
Over in South Boston a few weeks ago, I saw a woman back up into parking spot....beside a fire hydrant...and turn on her blinkers and hopped out to run into a store. People doing something ignorant like that normally wouldn't faze me except that she was about 12 inches from the entrance a public *free* parking lot (two hours free parking!) and there were several open parking spots. How do I know? I was just leaving that parking lot when I saw the woman park in front of the hydrant.
At least we know that it's worth a $100 ticket for the privilege of parking in front of a store. I think we should consider that as a way of raising money for our cities and towns.
One interesting thing about funeral processions is that they get to continue through red lights if the hearse with the coffin gets through the red light. Unfortunately, not enough people know that. It's amazing how many people have no problem cutting through or cutting off a funeral procession.
A regular user commented about this website:
"Just one last thought. What you are doing has just become more important to us because it is getting more difficult to get into some of the free newspaper calendars that we use to get into because they are shutting down or cutting back or laying off the people that use to do the calendars." - Alan Cormier, Dance2Swing in Leominster.
One thing I would change, though: the airline should pick a snack vendor that doesn't put a price on the individual packets of peanuts. The First Class passenger should be thinking about the extra level of luxury instead of how much profit the airline is getting from the seat.
The return flight was nice. No hot meal like I remembered, but the meal was quite good; I think Coach had to buy their meals. Wine? Soda? Coffee? All of the above? Yeah, really nice.
I can't possibly see that as anything but unethical...and stupid. If the technical guy does this, then there's no way he'll ever get a recommendation out of it. And the customer is definitely going to spread the word about this guy. With all the social/business networking that goes on these days, no one can afford to get a bad reputation in the business.
If your website's domain name registration isn't under your name or that of your business', then it's time to change webmasters.
Considering my friend's business (repairing Audi, VW, and Mercedes automobiles), you know he's probably going to know a lot of IT guys and lawyers. He's going to have access to a lot of knowledgeable people who can give him good (and often free) advice.