Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Observations From the Peanut Gallery
My health insurance premium was due yesterday and, my reluctance to leave things 'til the last minute notwithstanding, it didn't get paid until yesterday. I'd have paid it earlier, except -- get this -- Blue Cross's Web site is operational only during normal business hours. Therefore, I couldn't make a payment (or do anything else) over the weekend. I can't do anything with it late at night, either. Isn't the whole purpose of a Web site to make it convenient to transact business outside of normal business hours? I'm finding it more and more ridiculous -- that, and the fact that to correspond with this outfit, I'm compelled to use their top secret e-mail system. Apparently, they deem my own personal e-mail (which I use for everything else) lacking. Soon, I may start shopping for a different carrier.
I want to say something about the disappearance of little Caylee Anthony in Florida, but I think I'll give it another few days to see if anything coherent comes out of the mouth of the wacko mother.
Speaking of missing children, I thought it was pretty bizarre that immediately upon the heels of Portugese authorities closing the Madeleine McCann case, one of the detectives has a book out -- naming the parents as suspects.
TWISTED LINGUISTICS has Words Gone Wild for you, a nice mess of blasfomys to go.
pilet lite - Cut-rate, low-cal airline.
barrow the money - Load up the dough on the wheelbarrow, dump it in a rocky grave, and let an irate, formerly male, pig stand guard.
close the boarders