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Published on July 30, 2003 by in All Posts

And the Silence was Deafening. Has it really been almost two weeks since I updated my blog?? Gee, Ammon, why have you not updated your blog? And why have Jared and Christine not updated their blogs? Well, we decided to venture out of cyberspace and try our hand at some real face to face interaction. Jared was visiting us from LA. I think he may have been on the lam from some sort of chemical weapons protection ponzi scheme, but I cannot verify this. Christine and I showed him and his lovely wife around New York City. They got to see the miles and miles of scaffolding at all of the construction sites that seem to keep popping up around our house in Brooklyn. We even got to see the aftermath of a bank robbery! We were on the upper west side and saw a police line with caution tape around a duffel bag in the street. There were also large sums of cash laying in the street that were dyed pink. Apparently someone had robbed the bank there and then gotten a pink surprise when the dye pack went off in their bag of loot. I have never seen anything like that since I always tell the tellers I rob* to leave the exploding dye pack out of the bag. Anyway, we had a good time introducing Jared and Tosha to Indian food, Ethiopian food, New York pizza, Egg Cream sodas, Broadway Theater, and the pleasant reek of urine, body odor and vomit that only someone who has slept on the 4 train for three days can emanate. We had a blast and all of them are welcome back any time!

*Dear Mr. FBI man: This is a joke. I do not, nor have I ever robbed a bank. I did once take a ten out of my Mom’s wallet when I was eleven years old, so arrest me if you must.

 
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Published on July 21, 2003 by in All Posts

Slacker. Never posts. Lots going on. At work now. More later. Me Tarzan.

 
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Published on July 10, 2003 by in All Posts

Stress Job, work, moving, class, obligations… and all that jazz! I actually felt stressed out at work today. For those of you who know me (both of you), this is not normal for me. And how do I deal with it? I sit on my buns and watch silly movies with Christine. Oh, well.

On another note, Jared is no longer gainfully employed. He finally drove iNetNow into the ground. Actually, that company was screwed from day one. Believe me, they had an excellent service. I used their trial period early on and loved it. But they did not effectively market themselves. I tried to get them to advertise a few years ago and they were too scared. Stingy, one might say. But hey, you gotta spend money to make money. Just believe that what you have will keep ’em coming back. And it would have. iNetNow, I salute you for what you attempted, and I commend you for what you accomplished. You will be missed by the 50 people who knew about you, because you WOULDN’T ADVERTISE!! Rant over. Good day.

 
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Published on July 8, 2003 by in All Posts

Oh, yeah… the Fourth. I had a great July 4th. Thanks, Sanda! We barbecued massive hamburgers at Sanda’s place and then proceeded to burn off all of the fat and more. I redeemed myself at basketball, utterly dominating those who spoke ill of me last time. They shall bite their tongues before speaking ill of the skill from now on! We also played ultimate frisbee and football. Sadly, this was more exercise than I have had in months, and I am still paying for it with depleted muscles. I nearly ended our football game prematurely by running over JD on a failed end-around gambit. He thought he could turn the corner on the mighty Ammon but I had the play read like a fortune cookie from the hike of the ball. He shook it off and we played on. Didn’t see any fireworks, as we were in Manhasset and the fear of traffic overrode any desire to see pretty sparkly things. We spent the evening watching movies and hanging out. Heck of a day, if I do say so in my own little PG way! The rest of the weekend was spent recuperating from Friday by watching a ten hour marathon of Band of Brothers. The other highlight of my weekend was setting a Tivo request for Carson Daly’s Bash on MTV. No, I am not an MTV fan. Jared will be dancing with a bunch of Carson Daly lookalikes, and I just can’t miss that!!! Kudos, Jared. You are going to be one famous burrito sucking Canexican! Speaking of Jared… He will be here on the 24th – 27thish of July. I expect we will be making plans to sit upon our broad backsides for the weekend. All are welcome to join. Except coal miners, who are lesser humans.

 
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Published on July 7, 2003 by in All Posts

Should I be frightened? I am now the number one listing when someone searches Google for my name. Now people from my past, people from my present, and any random person will come across this site when they “Google” me. I am not quite sure how I feel about that. I guess it is a natural effect of blogging and being in their index. Still, I am now officially revealed to indices of many different search engines. I now find myself thinking back over everything I have blogged and archived here, fretting that there are some damning statements buried deep in my archives like landmines, waiting to scuttle my chances for some future professional relationship. If you found me through Google, welcome. If you find something you don’t like in my archives, sorry. If you are someone from deep in my past, feel free to contact me. Just watch out for landmines.

 
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Published on July 3, 2003 by in All Posts

Oh, silly me… Christine and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary last weekend, too. So pay up all you naysayers who said she would not be able to tolerate me for more than 2 years! We went and saw Stomp and then got Tibetan food, one of her favorites. She bought me the Band of Brothers DVD set and a Homer Simpson Rubik’s Head. I gave her a Sony Ericsson P800, a sweet little device. We are still very much in love, thank you very much.

 
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Published on July 3, 2003 by in All Posts

SLACKER Well the votes are counted and recounted, the polls are closed, and the results are in! In a landslide victory, “Ammon Please Update Your Blog” beat “Ammon Please Die” by one vote to zero! Thanks, Jared!. Quick update: It is raining in NYC, my sisters came to visit for a little while this week, and I found a vaccine for Polio. It was under the couch cushions. It was cool to see my sisters for a spell, even though they were here midweek and I was at work most of the time. They rock.

OK, today’s rave will be about Google, a company about which I have strong feelings. I love Google. They provide some excellent search results, I jump from there all the time when I need to know absolutely anything. The size of their index is impressive, and the relevance of their results is good enough. Only good enough because plenty of dirtbags have figured out how to get to the top with crap, but that is another rant. Google constantly combats the ‘spammers’ with new tweaks but they cannot win them all. I use Google’s toolbar as well, and find it to be an indispensable tool. I recently got the new version with some cool new features. But Ammon, you say, whay are you not linking to them? If you can’t find Google, get off my blog.

Update: I just did a vanity search, and Google has finally updated their index! I am now the second site listed when you search for Ammon Brown! Yay, me. See, You still gotta love them!

 
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