midweek hump links

well, its officially humpy wednesday and since it’s past noon, we’re on a trend towards the weekend already. here’s some stuff to fill some time:

vato throws his lady under the bus and gets caught [movin 997]

i’m glad i’m over 30 already – mandatory draft? [omaha register]

readjusting the “small world” ride at disney for fatties [wired]

french people eat fattier food than us, but stay skinny [sbregister]

snoozing at work

i am an ardent supporter of taking a quick snooze at work. the problem is that i snore so loud i usually give it away. here’s a couple things you can say to save yourself if you get caught napping at your desk:

5. “They told me at the Blood Bank this might happen.”

4. “This is just a 15 minute power nap they raved about in that time management course you sent me to.”

3. “Whew!” Guess I left the top off the White-Out. You probably got here just in time.”

2. “Did you ever notice sound coming out of these keyboards when you put your ear down real close?”

and the NUMBER ONE thing to say if you get caught sleeping at your desk…

1. Raise your head slowly and say, “…in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

…but you didn’t hear it from me.

i feel fried today

seems like a busy last couple months. i’m looking forward to some relaxing upcoming holiday weekends. check these out today before you head home for the weekend:

picture essay on kids dreams of flying [janvonholleben]

huge list comparing all fast-food items [caloriecounter]

be careful about sharing myspace/facebook info with coworkers [valleywag]

ten weird fetishes, like girls that sneeze – site slightly nsfw [doubleviking]

barry is done for

barry made it interesting while he was here. it was pretty obvious to everyone that he was on the juice, erm, flaxseed oil. if flaxseed oil rubbed on the thighs worked that good, imagine what it could do if you rubbed it on your arms, chest, neck, wang, etc.

before

after

victor conte thinks that they don’t have a case against bonds, but recent moves by greg anderson and marion jones seem to indicate the us attorney has a strong case. who knows? i’m just glad he didn’t re-sign and then have to dog all the questions over the next season. the giants have enough problems to deal with.

it’s a shame the giants missed out on the a-rod sweepstakes, although i don’t know if they were ever officially in them to begin with.

the chronicle always has good information about the latest barry news.

peet’s is good coffee

i bought peet’s ground coffee from safeway the other day in lieu of the usual safeway stuff. i made the mistake of telling the wife, who has an affinity to the safeway select brand. i should have staged the whole thing like those hidden camera coffee commercials some years ago.

‘we’ve secretly switched the coffee at this fancy restaurant to folgers crystals. let’s see if anyone notices.’

of course, i got some chirping when i let her know of my experimentation. something about ‘not authorized’ or ‘why didn’t you clear it with me’.

this morning, i get the following over chat:

[09:32] leslee: the peets coffee is good
[09:32] leslee: doesn’t have the extra flavor of the safeway

excellent! it’s not a clear admission, but i’ll take what i can get!

side note: peet’s business is rising, kind of the ‘anti-starbucks’ [yahoo biz]