What's Bugging Rick? (Episode #483)

1. I really like my new blog template, but I hate all that crud at the bottom.  And I don’t like that it just says “Comments” where you click to go to the comments page.  Does anyone have any suggestions on how to (easily) fix this?

2. My allergies have been THROUGH THE ROOF this last week, and even though drugs are helping (yay drugs!), I still feel like my head is full of cotton or poly-fill or some other crud that doesn’t belong there.  Is there ANY time during the year where allergies are not a problem (besides the dead of winter?)  Just being rhetorical here… unless, of course, you have some magic solution.

3. I just bought a new 22″ flat screen monitor that I LOVE but now I have three… count ’em… THREE monitors hanging around my apartment: The new one and two 17″ CRTs.  Anyone need a monitor?
I bought a new mop a couple weeks ago that featured a “convenient” telescoping handle for “easy storage.”  I can’t get the goddamned thing extended.  And I was desperate for a mop, so I used it anyway.  The kicker: It cost me $15 for the stupid thing.  Now I’m stuck with a mop fit for a little person.  Any little people out there that need a mop?

4. My air conditioning is out on my car (and has been for the last year and a half), and now the brakes are going.  It just doesn’t pay to have a car.  It costs.  Lots.

5. Barack Obama made his VP choice and the media has leaked the news… before I got my text message.  (His website now shows Biden.  I guess it’s official now.) And instead of more people jumping on the bandwagon, all I see in news comments and other reports are more bitter Hillary supporters saying they are voting for McCain.  What the hell is wrong with these people?  I just don’t understand their supposed logic.

*UPDATE* 4:00a.m. – I finally got my text message.

6. On the other hand, I am fully in support of Obama and will vote for him in November, but the man has got to grow a pair and fast.  I’m tired of his silence in the press.  Lately it seems that all he does is defend himself against McCain’s attacks.  It’s time for Obama to start attacking.  Change, schmange.  It’s MAKE IT WORK time.

And that’s all for this week’s installment of “What’s Bugging Rick?”  Have a great weekend!

0 thoughts on “What's Bugging Rick? (Episode #483)

  1. RE #1 – I believe you can change that on the configuration page of your blog on Disqus. Mine shows # of comments, etc.

    Re #3 – Can you hook up and have dual monitors? I have a second monitor hooked up to my Macbook Pro and like being able to keep different windows on different screens.

    Re #5 – I got mine at 1:50am my time (3:50a yours). The text wasn't supposed to go out to this morning, but once some “anonymous” official leaked it to the press, they had to move things up. A shame really. The Associated Press said that the Democratic Official who leaked the information asked to remain anonymous so as not to steal the thunder from today's official announcement. Are you kidding me? Did he (or she) really expect the press not to go apeshit over it?

    Re #6 – There has been a fair amount of attack ads against McCain in recent days (did you not see the ad about the 7 houses?). Once of the things about picking his running mate is now Obama has someone to do the attacks against McCain while he (Obama) tries to remain on topic and not sling mud. I don't think it has anything to do with him needing to grow balls. I think he's trying to keep the image of him being the “change” candidate. If he starts slinging mud, it will be seen as politics as usual.

  2. I tried configuring the page on Disqus but it doesn't seem to be carrying through to the actual blog. Grr. It's driving me batty!

    I actually do have two monitors hooked up- so I'm really only looking to rid myself of one of the monitors.

    Yeah it sucks that the leak happened because people are whining about Obama “lying” about giving his supporters the heads-up about Biden. It's such a ridiculous things for people to get worked up about anyway. After all, what's done is done and it's full steam ahead from here.

    I just watched Biden and Obama in Springfield and I have to say, I rescind what I said above. Biden is the fire. Obama is the peacemaker. The two of them together make a really great team. I totally agree with what you said. It was a good choice.

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