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Thursday Thirteen #10 is on my new site
October 5, 2006, 8:53 am
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Please visit my new site on my very own domain for today’s Thursday Thirteen.


Thursday Thirteen #9
September 28, 2006, 6:34 am
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*update – 9/29* – I’ve gone and done it.  I signed up with bluehost.com.  I’ve been itching to play and learn new things so we’ll see where this takes me….

Today I am asking for 13 pros and cons of using a paid site and which hosts you’d recommend or not:

1. Bev – I’ve never used a hosted site (well if you don’t count playing around with Blogger for awhile). I started out on the web learning HTML and so I’ve always had a virtual server.

2. Leanne – I’ve had my own domain for years. It’s mine. I like stuff, and it’s my stuff. I can do whatever I want with it, it’s got great page ranking in google, and it’s mine. Did I mention it’s mine?

I use http://blogs-about.com.

I do have a whole entry dedicated to starting up your own blog (more specifically, leaving blogger, but you can skip those parts), it’s in the sidebar on my blog if you want more info on the pros and con’s.


3. Jenny Ryan – I own my own domain name, and I love it. It is hosted by dreamhost, and as part of hosting your site with them you get the Word Press blogging software free, which I also love. It is VERY user-friendly for semi-ludites like me.

4. N. Mallory – I’ve owned the domain exit-23.net forever. It’s been great because no mater who my internet provider is I still get my email with no interruption. When I moved 1700 miles, I still got my email. I can set up 999 email accounts from very professional sounding to very silly and I still get it. I was able to set up accounts for my friends who were affected by Katrina so they could communincate with the world while they were displaced. I was also able to host a temporary website to support communication for katrina victims immediately after the hurricane.

As for hosts, I use http://asmallorange.com. I used to use lunarpages.com, but their service deteriorated over the last two years and they got too restrictive. I find that A Small Orange is fabulous as well as very inexpensive. Their customer service is extremely helpful as well as quick.


Thursday Thirteen #8
September 20, 2006, 7:15 pm
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Thirteen Steven Wright quotes:

1. All those who believe in psychokinesis raise my hand.

2. The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

3. If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

4. When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

5. I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.

6. I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.

7. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don’t have film.

8. Shin: a device for finding furniture in the dark.

9. What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

10. If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

11. Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.

12. Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.

13. Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?


Thursday Thirteen #7
September 14, 2006, 12:07 pm
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Thirteen Fark posts from today: (I *heart* Fark)

1. [Stupid] Nissan to introduce anti-drunk-driving mechanism, plus extra-long pin number that a drunk person can’t remember. Of course the person would be so drunk he wouldn’t think of writing it down beforehand

2. [Cool] Steve Irwin fans camping out for memorial tickets. Sting unavailable for comment

3. [Amusing] Not news: Woman attacks man for sleeping with other woman. News: She reacts by setting his house on fire and attacking him with a machete. Fark.com: The man is a 70-year-old priest and the woman is a nun that has had three of his abortions

4. [Cool] Ouch. 14 lb, 13 ounce baby born. Look at the size of that boy’s head. That’s a virtual planetoid. Has it’s own weather system

5. [Followup] Guy who was arrested for carrying a penis pump aboard airplane has charges drop after convincing judge he whispered “pump” and not “bomb” when asked what it was

6. [Amusing] Twenty-three thousand Segway scooters recalled due to hilarious glitch that causes wheels to suddenly reverse direction. Submitter hopes to see this thread in the Fark Video section soon

7. [Unlikey] Police think they can stop singing, swearing and shouting by drunks outside bars by giving drinkers suckers as they leave

8. [Interesting] Study proves drinkers earn more money than nondrinkers. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to afford a new liver

9. [Followup] Couple who was filmed beating a TV reporter have claim “not guilty.” Indicates goatees in the video

10. [Dumbarse] Fourteen-year-old, upset that his parents planned out his future career path, decides to put an end to that nonsense by burning his house down. Every so often, you gotta say “What the fark?”

11. [Followup] Man — who wrecked store microwave trying to warm up his urine-filled fake penis to beat a drug test — pleads guilty to disorderly conduct, fined for $425 and loss of dignity forever

12. [Unlikely] Colombia gang wives and girlfriends call for “crossed legs” sex strike to persuade their men to give up guns. Gang members promise to do so after they put a cap in the ungrateful biatches’ asses

13. [Amusing] Police burn 1,000 marijuana plants in Crown King, Arizona — note photo of cops standing downwind and smiling


Thursday Thirteen #6
September 7, 2006, 6:19 am
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Thirteen excuses for not having a Thursday Thirteen post last week:

1. George and Fred

2. First week of school – boy am I glad that’s over!

3. Very busy at work

4. Church choir practice

5. Dead brain cells

6. I hate my job

7. Did I mention Fred and George? They’re becoming very spoiled, by the way.

8. My dog ate it

9. A meteor landed on my laptop

10. I’m lazy like that

11. More dead brain cells

12. I left it in my other purse

13. I was at the local county fair participating in the cow calling contest
“Here cow! Here cow!” 😉

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Thursday Thirteen #5
August 23, 2006, 8:38 pm
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Thirteen Old Wives Tales

1. If your ear is burning, then someone is talking about you. To determine whether what they are saying is good or bad, remember this rhyme, – Left for love, Right for spite!

2. A cat sneezing is a good omen for everyone who hears it.

3. If the palm of your right hand is itchy, then it foretells that money is coming to you, but don’t scratch it as that stops the money from coming! If it’s your left palm that is itchy, then scratch away, as that means that you’ll soon be paying out money

4. See a penny, pick it up; all day long you’ll have good luck.

5. If the head of a bed is placed towards the north it foretells a short life, towards the south a long life, the east riches, the west travel.

6. Cows lifting their tails is a sure sign that rain is coming.

7. If your nose itches, someone is coming to see you. If it’s the right nostril, the visitor will be a female, left nostril, male.

8. If you leave a rocking chair rocking when empty, it invites evil spirits to come into your house to sit in the rocking chair.

9. Place a hand in front of your mouth when sneezing. Your soul may escape otherwise.

10. The days of the week on which it is considered most lucky for women to make any important decision or to undertake any great tasks are Tuesday and Friday. For men the fortunate days are Monday and Thursday.

11. If you do not present a new pair of shoes to a poor person at least once during your life, you will go barefoot in the next world.

12. Women should not whistle, for it encourages evil spirits to visit them.

13. To stop cramps, carry certain animal bones on your body. Another cure is to lay your shoes on your stomach, across the cramp.


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Thursday Thirteen #4
August 17, 2006, 9:23 am
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Since I don’t have a single original thought in my head, here are some quotes from George Carlin:

1. I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don’t have as many people who believe it.

2. I think people should be allowed to do anything they want. We haven’t tried that for a while. Maybe this time it’ll work.

3. I’m not concerned about all hell breaking loose, but that a PART of hell will break loose… it’ll be much harder to detect.

4. The status quo sucks.

5. When someone asks you, A penny for your thoughts, and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?
6. Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established.

7. Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, andanyone going faster than you is a moron.
8. I’m always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize I’m listening to it.
9. May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.
10. Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.

11. There’s no present. There’s only the immediate future and the recent past.
12. Weather forecast for tonight: dark.

13. When someone is impatient and says, “I haven’t got all day,” I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day?