Thursday, July 25, 2002

Bad Penmanship Foils Holdup OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — It might have been the third bank holdup this month in Ocean Springs, Miss., if the would-be robber had had better handwriting. Police say an attempted robbery was foiled yesterday when a bank teller couldn't decipher the writing on a holdup note. When the man handed the teller the note, she told him she couldn't read it. The man ran.

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Check out the story of Ozzy the cat, who racked up 63,000 frequent flyer miles after stowing away on a British Airways plane.

Monday, July 22, 2002

Turns out Tennessee gets back $1.20 for every tax dollar it sends to the federal government, at least according to the Tax Foundation. Sucks to live New Jersey -- they only get 67 cents.
Well, my mom just left town on Saturday after spending 5 days here in town. Among our exciting activities: shopping for new cell phones for her and Dad. Apparently the fact that I deal with computers for a living somehow makes me more qualified to decipher the intracacies of daytime minutes, nighttime minutes, and service contracts. She decided to switch from Sprint to Verizon, but apparently they can only activate phones locally. So for the moment both of my parents have Nashville cell phone numbers. Supposedly they can get them switched easily, though.
We also went and saw "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," which was pretty funny. But it's one of those "lonely 20/30 something finally stumbles across the right person and lives happily ever after" flicks. <sigh> I'm still waiting...