From the monthly archives:

March 2009

What the hack is this? The simple plant that inspired so many jokes…

March 18, 2009 through the looking glass

Tweet After my son posted with the REAL plant from which Wasabi is made from, he was horrified when we came up with many nicknames for the said plant… Somehow I doubt he would include the picture with him holding this in his scrapbook for this trip which is to be shared with his classmates upon […]

The HOT Netbook, aka my son’s new toy…

March 18, 2009 through the looking glass

Tweet Right after I finished reading the article in Wired, "The Netbook Effect: How Cheap Little Laptops Hit the Big Time" in the latest issue, my nephew called me and said, "I have bought two netbooks for my cousins!" Apparently, these are the hottest "accessories" in Asia, since almost everybody has an iPhone now.  (Not in […]

Rising to the Challenge: trying to explain why I don’t watch Lost

March 13, 2009 imho is just a polite way to say I know you don't give a hoot what I think but I'm going to say it anyway

Tweet Dear Mr. Gleeson, I know this sounds like a cop out to you, but here is a short, incompletely researched response to your question to which I have not responded to. But I have other duties to tend to, such as packing for our long trip to Asia which commences tomorrow, (Here is a […]

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Enos @ Intercontinental Chicago

March 7, 2009 through the looking glass

Tweet Wine with chocolate. Need I say more? Sent from my iPhone Posted via email from The Absence of Alternatives

Will “Irresponsible Homeowners” step out of the room so we can all move on?

March 4, 2009 imho is just a polite way to say I know you don't give a hoot what I think but I'm going to say it anyway

Tweet via youtube.com So the Treasury Department today released the details for HARP “Home Affordable Refinance Program” & HAMP “Home Affordable Modification Program”. The title of this press release is “Relief for Responsible Homeowners“. Drum roll please… Apparently, the plan is NOT going to be able to save EVERYBODY. (Actually, the number given today is […]

Word Whammer is fun for mommy too!

March 4, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet Actually, my 11 year-old did this, though he denied it. I was laughing so hard when I noticed this I couldn’t properly reprimand him. Who knows how long the word has been up on the refrigerator. SO, this is how you curse *properly* with Word Whammer… Posted via email from The Absence of Alternatives

From The Economist: It’s not 42. It’s 148. The magic number for social networks.

March 4, 2009 Making sure you know I read the Economist so you know I'm not dumb, just obnoxious

Tweet Even on the Interweb, we cannot escape our evolutionary past. According to The Economist article: “Primates on Facebook”, some of things that we do to/for each other on the social networks over the Internet can still be defined as “Grooming”: you need to ping your peeps, follow up on their status, read their Tweets, […]

Life seen thru a Kinder: Subway is now a form of measurement

March 3, 2009 marketing at work

Tweet Somebody should give the gal or guy who is in charge of Subway’s “5 Dollar Foot Long” marketing campaign a raise. Oh, whatever. They are probably making a ton anyway. I don’t worry about their financial health really. But when you see a genius move done by a corporation, that seems to be the […]

Report from the burbs: Survived sleepover, mom vowed to never say yes again, until next time.

March 1, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet The boys stayed up until who knows when. I slipped into oblivion at 2 am. They were playing “Truth or Dare” but soon skipped “Truth” completely and went straight to “Dare”. At 11 years of age, their “Dares” were, eh, quite lame. Not that I am complaining though. Ask me again 2 years from […]