Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Friday Fun News

Filed under: Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Deep Thoughts,Dog and Pony Shows,Fun,Life, the Universe, and Everything,News and Current Events,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 5:04 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Crescent

No, nothing new about my health.

Just some fun/strange news stories from the past week or so.
First, apparently, some political unrest in Africa is going to cause a world chocolate shortage. Yikes! (Actually, if you read the article, it’s more likely to cause prices to go up, slightly, because manufacturers have likely taken some of these problems into account.)
Then, in an impressive variation of “Man Bites Dog”, there was the story about a teacher being “reprimanded” for biting a student. But, before you decry the sad state of our proessional educators, the poor man, who happened to be the wrestling coach, was being attacked by several of his wrestlers who were trying to give him a wedgie. The kids got, basically, a scolding and were otherwise off scott-free. But, the assualted teacher got into trouble. That is what’s wrong with our education system today. Those kids should have been brought up on charges! Damn psycho-jock brats!
Thirdly, here’s a news story that proves what I’ve been telling my mother for years: it’s not a mess, it’s my system. Apparently, there is a direct link to a messy desk and higher productivity after all. See?! All this time I was right! HA!

And, as a bit of a bonus, here’s something for all the folks thinking about getting married soon: How to Tell that the Honeymoon is Over. In short, to summarize the article, you know your new marriage has taken a turn for the worse when your new spouse tries to run you over in the car. It’s a sure sign.
And, on a more personal note, yesterday was the anniversary of my adopting Hilda from H.O.P.E.. I know because someone I used to volunteer with there e-mailed me after seeing my blog. Apparently, she was checking on who had linked to their website and the post, four years ago, where I talked about adopting my darling girl, was one of the prominent links. If you’re in Houston, and thinking about adopting a dog, or cat, H.O.P.E. is definately the way to go. A great organization that I’m proud to pay dues to annually, even if I don’t have the time to volunteer for them right now.

So, in any case, I hope one of those things made you smile a bit on this Friday. Either way, enjoy your weekend!


  1. I can handle higher gas prices, but chocolate?!? What am i to do now?

    Comment by Cheri — 3/23/2007 @ 1:26 pm

  2. I know! I’ve already started to hoard my Hersey’s Special Dark bars, Cheri!

    Comment by the Network Geek — 3/23/2007 @ 1:30 pm

  3. Happy anniversary to you and Hilda! I have a small zoo of my own, canine and feline, all rescues. I know first-hand that rescue work can induce something akin to PTSD. Can you post a picture of her??

    Comment by Ethel — 3/23/2007 @ 11:48 pm

  4. Ethel, you can see pictures of Hilda at this post: https://www.ryumaou.com/hoffman/netgeek/?p=1080 and this one, too: https://www.ryumaou.com/hoffman/netgeek/?p=670

    I haven’t taken any new ones in a while. At least, not that are any better than those.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 3/24/2007 @ 12:00 am

  5. Ok…we cannot have a chocolate shortage. Something must be done ASAP!

    Comment by Lindsey — 3/25/2007 @ 5:49 am

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