Meandering Out Loud

Don Thorp’s Musing, Muttering, and Mischief Along a Random Path

Archive for the ‘Muttering’

Your Bacon is in my Pumpkin

For months I’ve had a nagging suspicion and you’ve probably noticed it too: we’re in the midst of a bacon and pumpkin epidemic. It’s not hard to miss given bacon’s dalliances in bacon infused vodka, candied bacon ice cream, and the true heart stopper — chicken fried bacon. Pumpkin is no homebody either; out there [...]

Making Coffee in the Dark – Saved by Good Design

One of the things I’ve noticed as I’ve gotten older is that I try and convert as many things to habits as possible so that I’m not continuously making small decisions. Conventions help make habits efficient. For example, in our house, coffee cups are stored upside down in the cupboard. Habits are also suppose to [...]

Telemarketing – Charter Communication’s New Hook

I was minding my own business this morning, when I get the call. Using my normal trick, a very quiet, sharp ‘hello’ to detect predictive dialers from numbers I don’t recognize, I was expecting the normal lightning fast sales pitch. Instead … REP: Good morning sir, is this Don Thorp? ME: Yes. How may I help you. [...]

Thanks American Airlines

Every once in a while, you have one of “those days”. April 10, 2008 was one of those days. The day started around 3:40am when a wall of wind and water hit the house. Tornados are not uncommon so I do feel an obligation to check for them which weather like this happens. Confident [...]