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groundhogs, snow, fear, community

happy groundhog day, everyone!

it snowed a lot last night. not end-of-the-freaking-world snow like the weather forecasters predicted, but real snow so I had to kinda dig my car out in the morning. It did well driving in all the mess though, I must say.

Bowling for Columbine just keeps making more and more sense every day. The weather guys seriously told us we were all going to die this weekend because there were like, storms in the north poll that were somehow going to make it down and bury us so we couldn't even breath. One of the stations in wichita has color-codes each day rating our chances of bad weather... green it's going to be a nice day, yellow it could rain or something, red we're all gonna die. They talk on and on about it. I hate it. I'm sick of the media trying to make us afraid of everything, all the time. I started watching the news again when the mars rover landed, because suddenly the news each day was cool, but then it went downhill and they started talking about the "teflon flu" and SARS and airlines being under threat of terrorists and the whole bit and now I'm like, "Screw it. I'm turning it all off again."

I don't even want to talk about it, that's how sick of it all I am. so, subject change.

I started a livejournal community: adspace. it's for webmasters to get together and buy/sell/trade advertising space on each other's websites. It's really impossible to find advertisers or advertise a site for not much money. I sometimes think I might have been the only person in america rejected by google adwords because that's what everyone uses to put ads on their sites. I'm not looking to get rich or anything, I just want to make enough money to get rid of the pop-ups that everyone hates me for so much. seriously.


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Feb. 2nd, 2004 06:29 pm (UTC)
I would buy an ad... If I had a company... or money.... dammit, now I sound like cornboy. You'd think we grew up together or something :P

The North Poll, eh? Is that like when they round up all the people from Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia, Russia, and Alaska and make them answer a bunch of questions like, "How many hours per week does your household watch?" or "How many enchiladas can you eat in one sitting?"

*grins* Sorry, just not often I get to correct your spelling.
Feb. 2nd, 2004 06:56 pm (UTC)
still claim that I spell better than 80% of the internet! not that this makes mispelling words okay, just... makes me feel better I guess :)
Feb. 2nd, 2004 09:47 pm (UTC)
I'd say more than 80%.... You also have a lot more written material out there than your average jane. However, I can't resist... it's "misspelling," not "mispelling."

*grins sheepishly*

Now you see what cornboy went through when we went to school together.
Feb. 3rd, 2004 12:22 am (UTC)
Have you tried affiliate schemes from websites such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble and get commission? You can put up a sponsored banner/button up. My company does it, but it's a UK based company, but use Tradedoubler.com to do it, and you can sign up as an affiliate to many different companies there. (Hopefully it's applicable to the US too, or at least there must be a US alternative).
Feb. 3rd, 2004 01:26 am (UTC)
teflon flu? I haven't heard that one before. Do you get it if you're bitten by an infected frying pan?
Feb. 3rd, 2004 04:51 am (UTC)
oh yes! if you get a teflon pan too hot apparently, it gives off some toxic fumes that give you the flu. this was all over our news a few weeks ago... of course we've all been using teflon for decades with no problems but the media just can't resist a fear story.
Feb. 3rd, 2004 05:19 am (UTC)
Hasn't somebody pointed out to the media yet that the flu is an airborne virus that you catch from breathing in the air somebody ill has just breathed out? It's like the eighteenth century and spontaneous generation throy all over again. Somebody bring Louis Pasteur back from the dead.
Feb. 3rd, 2004 05:20 am (UTC)
theory, rather. Sorry, cold fingers.
Feb. 3rd, 2004 01:20 pm (UTC)
well we already know not to use them around our birds, right? doesn't just cause the flu, it kills them outright. we've gotten rid of all our teflon; i figured it was just a matter of time before it was revealed to have negative effects on humankind as well.
Feb. 3rd, 2004 04:43 am (UTC)
I must admit that Bowling For Columbine opened my eyes too. In the UK we've had it drilled into us for years that handguns are the problem, especially since the total ban on them after the Dunblaine massacre. But Michael Moore goes across the border to Canada and points out "hey look, ten million Canadians, seven million guns, and only a hundred gun deaths last year. So it can't be guns then."
Feb. 3rd, 2004 08:15 am (UTC)
I watched BFC before Christmas, with the folks. That made dinner pretty quiet.
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