28 July 2006

Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law: Things will go wrong in any given situation, if you give them a chance. (alternative statements: "If there's more than one way to do a job, and one of those ways will result in disaster, then somebody will do it that way.", "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong." or "Anything that can go wrong, will.")

Murphy’s Law sums up the initial portion of my move this morning. I think that I shall be happy with the new apartment when all is said and done; however, it started off on the wrong foot this morning. When I arrived to pick up my key, I sat in the office for 20 minutes waiting for my key. I never got my key because the locks have not yet been changed and the carpet is still not clean. See above stated law.

On a lighter note, the Kinky Freidman rally provided some interesting entertainment last evening. I counted around 250 supporters jammed into the Magnolia Theater at Fair Park. Without getting into the politics of the event, it was a fun rally to attend. Independent candidates tend to have a little bit of a different take on how to hold a rally than the established parties. I only have two complaints. If your in attendance at an over capacity event and you showed up late so that you are in the back of the crowd, it doesn't give you the right to start talking with everyone around you because you cannot hear the speaker. Second, the merchandise booth should not be right next to the speaker. This way anyone who wants to shop the table is not forced to stand in line for an hour.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, German Chocolate Cake, Toffee Coffee, White Chocolate Raspberry and Lemon.

Today our sale rack is 50% off. Come in today and find some great savings.

We have received a re-stock shipment on the following items: Apple Butter, Sour Cherry Spoon Fruit, Chick-O-Sticks, Peanut Butter Bars, Gnu Flavor & Fiber Bars, Mediterranean Relish, Chocolate Almonds (Milk), and Al Dente Pasta.

Fun Fact Friday: The number of twin births in the United States is increasing. According to the National Center from Health Statistics, between 1980 and 2000, the number of twin births increased 74%. Triplet births have increased fivefold. The increase is attributed to American women getting pregnant later in life (multiple gestations are more likely after the age of 30) and the rise of fertility drugs and assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization. (This fact brought to you by Fact or Crap calendar.)

Happy Birthday Wishes to Jim Davis. If you've ever read a Garfield comic strip, you've seen his work. Garfield started its syndicated run on June 19, 1978. Twenty-eight years later, the strip continues to run across the nation. Want a free mini (4 oz) yogurt? (Limit one per person.) Name the first comic strip that Jim Davis created.

1 comment:

Dave-o-ramA said...

The first alternative statement, the one about the two ways of doing something, was the original formulation.

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