Showing posts from January, 2013

5 Simple Rules for Text Message Etiquette

If it is going to involve more than three responses, just call the person. It's a phone, use it as suchTexting is the only time you can use LOL, LMAO, TTYL, etc. all other times should be avoided, use your words. Don't text and drive. Whatever it is, it can wait, really. If a person doesn't respond right away don't freak out. Yes, this is a world of constant contact, but it is possible that the person is doing something and will reply later. Maybe they are on the phone, watching a movie, or taking a shit. Jokes don't always come through, unless you end the sentence with "joking". If it can be misinterpreted it probably will be.

My Online Pharmacy Experience

Like a lot of people these days I have a hard time sleeping. Sometimes, I might try my doctor for a Ambien prescription, which I'll take every once in a while when I am having a hard time sleeping. But thanks to the increase in prescription medication addicts out there, doctors are getting more stingyto the rest of us, making it harder to get a prescription.
About a month ago, I decided to try one of the online pharmacies Sure the prices are higher than what I would pay with my insurance, but I don't take them that often and figured it was worth a try.
I placed my order, and supposedly to confirm the order, they needed to contact me, which involved giving them my number. They called, I confirmed the information and the prescription arrived. I studied the drugs to make sure they matched online images, so that I was sure I wasn't taking anything bad. I tried a half of one that night, and slept fine.
However, since then they have begun to harass me daily…

Jefferson, Travel, and Happiness

In a letter to a family member, Thomas Jefferson wrote "travel makes you wiser if less happy." in the letter he goes on to expound on the value of travel yet how it wises one up to the world beyond our borders. Through the letter he encourages this family member to focus on education over travel here at home.
After a recent trip I've re-read this letter, and can relate very strongly to what he is saying. At home I work for a large corporation, I deal with other large corporations complaining, and over emphasizing their value, and how we need to cater to them. I deal with 2:00 AM phone calls because a CEO has nothing better to do with his time, and I deal with the term "fire drill" where someone important creates an issue where there doesn't need to be one.
On my overseas trip, however, I dealt with real issues. I saw orphans living insmall cement building, so crowded full of kids that each tiny little bed shared two kids.I saw a country with an unemploym…