Quote of the Day: “THE BUCK DOESN’T EVEN SLOW DOWN HERE, So keep on going.”
It was 0600 and I had no idea what happened. I had laid down for a nap at 6:30 last night so unless my scary math skills fail me, we’re talking 11 Â½ hours of sleep. WTFO?
OK, this cannot go unpunished. Get on the road, Grose!!!
The run was nearly orgasmic. When I lived in the desert, running back in Washington was memorable because of the oxygen-saturated air. It was like rocket fuel. Now that I live in Virginia, the oxygen isn’t the big deal (it’s pretty green in Virginia) but the lack of humidity is. I got up and ran in 55 degree weather devoid of massive humidity. It was simply intoxicating.
I ran about 4 miles and the dryness, the temperature, and the nostalgia of running in my wife’s childhood neighborhood (and where she was living when we met in 1987) made the run truly enjoyable. I have a marathon on the 10th so I had business to take care of before I start the taper.
If I can complain about one thing it would be that my in-laws do not have high speed internet. They have dial up.
And it hurts.
But I did get an interesting email while I sat there and watched the gerbil run the wheel.
It seems I was a bit of a smartass in my blog a few years ago. I KNOW! I was just as shocked.
I got an email from a David Wren and while the name didn’t jump out at me at first, my memory was soon jarred.
To get the full story, read these posts and then come back.
OK, for those of you that are too damn lazy to go, I’ll indulge your lazy asses and summarize.
I had been looking for a search mechanism for my site for years. The site was getting too big to remember where everything was but I could never find anything that worked very good until I found a free program that worked better than I could have expected. I was so impressed that I set it up, wrote the company praising them, and wrote a detailed blog about it (I KNOW, so unlike me).
Everything was hunky dory for years until I discovered that the search function was not returning some items I knew for sure were on my site. I tinkered with it but to no success so my loyalty evaporated like a plate of Krispy Kremes backstage on Oprah. I was not content to just complain about it, I had to go and tell the company that they can kiss my white ass.
The software was from “WrenSoft.”
Are you getting what I’m serving up here? David Wren?
Anyway, I turned to Google and set up a local search function but that eventually failed also so I sheepishly turned back to WrenSoft and went to their site to see if they had an updated version. They did. For $99.
So I’m back to the free version and trying to tinker with it again. I never get it to quite work 100% but it was better than Google’s functionality and infinitely better than nothing at all so I stuck with it.
Then I get this email: Jason,
I just came across your blog. In particular the post, “Search Me, I Don’t Know!” – Monday, March 21, 2005
The phrase, “WrenSoft can kiss my white ass”, caught my eye
I don’t think we are prepared to go that far. But we would be prepared to exchange a free copy of the software in exchange for a proper review in your blog.
I think you were using the old creaky V2 release in the past. The current version is V4.1 of the software has almost been re-written since then. It should be easier to use and definitely offers more functions & speed.
I have to say, I was embarrassed but the offer he made me was exciting. I could try out his new software for free and all I have to do is review it on my site. Are you kidding? I would do that anyway and this way, I don’t have to negotiate between my self-proclaimed conflict of perfectionism and cheap-assedness.
But I have to wait until I get home, obviously. On the upshot, I have something to look forward to when I get home!!!!
Free Advice for Today: “Read acknowledgments, introductions, and prefaces of books.”
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
BLOG entry for this day from 2004
BLOG entry for this day from 2003