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July 30, 2007

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am addicted to Coke. (No, not that stuff! I'm talking about The Real Thing Coca-Cola in new window). Well, here is proof that Harley Quinn is MY bird. Also new tonight are 2 new pictures on the Mrs. splorp! page and proof that I am amazingly, almost preternaturally, dextrous.

July 28, 2007

Ooops. Got a call today from dad. He said ma (Evil Mom Beast) has been mortified by a typo (corrected below). My parents were married in 1970, not 1971. Geez, does one year make that big of a difference? (Lessee... dad's birthday is July 10, 1950... their anniversary is July 11, 1970 and my birthday is July 16, 1971). Yeah, that year DOES make a big difference). Sorry, ma. Feel free to leave the house, again.

July 27, 2007

Rachel's sisters (Ruth and Melanie) joined up on MySpace, as did my sister-in-law, Jenn, my sister, Melissa, and a co-worker, Amy. With Tom, I now have 7 friends on MySpace. Am I supposed to be fulfilled, now? (;<

Is that all there is to it?

July 25, 2007

My cousin Rachel somehow found me on MySpace. She's linked up on there, now.

July 24, 2007

Added some pictures from our honeymoon. I'm going to add some other pictures, soon, from other vacations we've taken.

July 22, 2007

Fingers... cramped... left hand... curled into painful ball... must turn off Guitar Hero... NOOooOoOooooOoOoo! ♪ Shout ♬ Shout ♪ Shout at the Devil! ♬

Also, I signed up on MySpace splorp_evil_bastard on MySpace in new window to see if I can get more traffic floating over here. I already received my first spam from a "19 year old Camarillo girl who likes piercings". OK, I think my bicycle is older than her... and I'm not interested in pierced teen-agers.

July 17, 2007

You were warned! Pictures of me with my birthday gift are here! My parents, inlaws and my Aunt-in-law all chipped in together to get it for me!

I also corrected some text on the Pictures of Mrs. splorp! page. The picture with Maria was from 2003 at Mrs. splorp!'s graduation from CSUN.

July 16, 2007

36 years ago, today, I was born. Has it been that long? Yes. I'll be posting pictures of me with my birthday gift(s) in the next day or two. Stay tuned! Same splorp! time, same splorp! channel!

July 10, 2007

Happy 37th anniversary to my parents! They got married (in case you can't do the math) on July 11, 1970. Check out the happy couple.

July 9, 2007

Dad's birthday is on the 10th. Happy birthday, old phart! In Ohio? Go buy a car from him Tom Black at Honda East in new window.

July 8, 2007

I added a link to a webcomic called Wish³ by Sylvia Leung (aka SongbladeX). In addition, I added a couple pieces of original artwork she created for me, a very looooong time ago.

July 7, 2007

I split up Harley's page into two pieces. The first has pictures, the second has videos.

July 6, 2007

I added another video to Harley's page. It includes an alternate take of the frisbee clip.

July 5, 2007

Mrs. splorp!, Harley and I played frisbee. Check it out on Harley's page!

July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of July! Only 12 shopping days left until my birthday! I neglected to mentioned that I posted my credit reporting article to morons.org morons.org in new window. If you'd like to comment on the article, please do so there.

July 3, 2007

I added a single line to my credit scores article, "This refers to the TOTAL amount of available credit, not each individual card.", to further clarify a point I was making.

I also added a new link to the Interesting Sites section and added a link to Robguy under the People section.

My wife and I have lived in our current apartment for just over two years. When we moved into the apartment, we got an unlisted phone number. Unfortunately, this number was formerly possessed by the Ruiz family. The Ruiz family keeps giving out OUR number to their creditors and failed to update their number with their family, friends, and business relations. After almost two years of nicely requesting that people are calling the wrong number, we have decided to act proactively. If a family member or friend of the Ruiz family calls, we advise they have the wrong number and that if they were a family member or friend that was liked by the Ruiz family, they would have been given their new phone number. If a business relation or creditor calls, we advise that we think the Ruiz family is involved in some kind of fraud, as they've been giving out the wrong number for two years. Needless to say, the number of calls have decreased dramatically. (;<

July 2, 2007

I had a minor error in the JavaScript for my nifty sliding menu. Since I got the menu from a tutorial, I didn't know how to fix it (’cause I don't know JavaScript). Luckily, I work with a guy who DOES know JavaScript. After sufficient begging and bugging, he fixed it for me. Thanks, David!

To quote afamous animated supercentarian Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth in new window, "Good news, everybody!" My best man, Lizard (aka Elizabeth) is expecting! So is Maria, Mrs. splorp!'s best friend and matron of honor at her wedding!

I've posted a new original article about improving your credit score.

July 1, 2007

I realized that I never explained what "splorp!" actually means. Years ago (predating most personal websites, as this particular strip was retired on December 31, 1995) I saw this term used in a well-known comic strip. Calvin & Hobbes was the strip, and the onomatopoeic term was used to show the sound a large rock (slightly larger than a softball) made when it was tossed into a body of water. Similar terms used by Mr. Bill Watterson include "sploosh," "sploop," "splop" and even "spelunk". I always kept "splorp" in the back of my head, because I liked the term. When I needed to come up with a new nickname back in 1998 for use on teh intarweb, I came back to this term. By itself, it doesn't sound too... well, tough. So, I added an exclamation point (which is actually how the term appeared in the comic) and tagged on "Evil Bastard" as a sub-title and voilà! ’Tis me!

Below is Harley Quinn, our Green-Cheeked Conure

Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn in November 2005

Drusilla, the Vampire Parakeet To the left, you’ll see Drusilla,
the Vampire Parakeet, named after
a character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
because she bit like a vampire.
She passed away on 12/20/04.

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