Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Overheard in Birmingham

"... if it doesn't work, blame it on Birmingham."
[Reading the name of the bus] "Alabama Limo, isn't that a euphemism?"
"Do you know what you can do with a goat?"
"Baby ducks, pond and day-old breadcrumbs."
"I think our hotel is missing one of its points."
"I just got us a car!"
"What we have here is a failure to communicate."
"You can have $150 million, as soon as I transfer it from my offshore account ..."
"Have we seen a crying YAD yet?"
"We just saw two commissioners making out in the stairwell."

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Sleepless in Birmingham

It's after 1 a.m. Birmingham time and I am still working.

The lights in this convention center are on timers and they go off automatically (except for the emergency ones) at midnight. Tonight someone figured out how to get them turned back on so we're not in the near-dark, working by the light of our computer screens.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Birmingham bound

I leave tomorrow for Birmingham, Alabama where I will be working for the next eight days.

You probably didn't know this but Birmingham is the home of Vulcan Park where this giant statue is located.

Any city that has a giant statue of a Roman God is okay by me.

Thanks to Dystopos for the photo.

Thank you Henry Wallace

Wallace gives 2 groups $2 million: Fairness Campaign, ACLU to benefit

Friday, June 9, 2006


Wedding Dress: $800
Wedding Reception: $11,000
Wedding Cake: Tasteless

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

We call it "crawdad"

I love this dialect map.

According to the map, only 19.48% of those surveyed say "crawdad." And we all live in Kentucky. Well, okay, MOST of us live in Kentucky. I'll bet you $5 that the rest were raised in Kentucky.

Friday, June 2, 2006