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Hi, This is Wayne. This is my site, my stuff, my blog, blahblahblah. The site itself is powered by WordPress and the Scary Little theme. I thought it was cool, and I still do.

You know, sometimes I do my Sunday post on Mondays Tuesdays because Sundays and Mondays don’t always work for me and vice versa.

I have no idea what the previous sentence meant.  I can not be held responsible for the rest of this post.  Proceed at your own risk.


Blog Talk Radio

Blog Talk Radio 

I listened to my first two BTR shows ever – Hilly’s inaugural show and Fab’s show.  I was a litle bit of an outcast because I didn’t listen to the show from my computer – I actually called in to listen, which seemed to throw both hosts for a loop.   They were all… “what’s going on? someone’s called in already! are they STUPID?!?!? what do they think they’re doing? What’s this with a ‘512’ area code? do they only have stupid people in wherever-that-is?” and I was all… “duh, I’m calling in to listen, because I’m like, not at a computer, like, and I don’t really feel like talking on your show, I’m like doing other stuff and can’t spend my time sitting at the computer you know, like dude, gimme a break.

Hilly’s show was largely big brother work frustrations and hypothetical marijuana possession.  Fab’s was largely how not to get infected with “the gay”, Tiffany vs Debbie Gibson and pimping out Jester‘s band.  I hear you can go and listen to archives of the show, but I will say that you probably don’t want to play the show on speakers at work, if you know what I mean. (hint: this means there is some evidence of potty mouth.)


Reminder: vote for MY LOLcats

Send me to Vegas!  Vote for any (and all!) of my LOLcat submissions in the “whoever gets the most votes goes to Vegas” contest.  It’s going on for almost a whole month, and I’m already behind.  I think I’ll pimp myself out with a banner later today or tomorrow…

And to make it easier, here are all the links to my lolcat submissions – in general, click on the link, wait for the image to come up, and click on the right-most cheeseburger just above the picture.  Close the browser and go to the next one.  Tell your friends! (PS: thanx Avi, Dawg, Absurdist and everyone else who pointed people my way!).  Oh, and if you only have time for one or two, please vote for the ones with *’s on them.


Pepsistuff

Speaking of pimping myself out , I think I’m gonna go all Jerry Lewis on you.

jerry lewis waynathon

We have celebrities manning the phones and watching the email inboxes – SEND IN YOUR PEPSISTUFF DONATIONS TODAY – for tomorrow may be too late.  Somewhere near you, there’s a Wayne that doesn’t have as many Pepsistuff points as he could have.  Do you really want to be thinking about that as you fall asleep tonight?  Get the sleep you deserve by donating your Pepsipoints today; we will find a deserving Wayne who can use them.

Johnny, what’s our total so far?

pepsistuff points

Folks, I know we can do better than that.  Whatever you’re doing – stop and take a moment and think of that Wayne in your life.  Do you want him to go without his much needed Pepsistuff points tonight?  Won’t you take a few seconds out of your busy day and find the Pepsistuff link on the right side of the page, and email your points to him at the address listed?  Do it today.  Do it for Wayne.   Do it for the children.

Johnny, who are our sponsors?  Tell the nice people where they can find Pepsistuff points

Hi folks. This is Johnny.  Mr. Lewis over there is a little loopy today but he is doing it for a good cause.  You can find Pepsistuff points on 20oz, 24oz, 1 liter, 2 liter, 8-packs, 12-packs, 24-packs and fountain cups of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Caffeine Free Pepsi, Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi, Pepsi One, Wild Cherry Pepsi, Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi, Diet Pepsi Max, Diet Pepsi Lime, Pepsi Lime, Diet Pepsi Vanilla, Mountain Dew, Diet Mountain Dew, Mug Root Beer, Orange Slice, Jazz Black Cherry French Vanilla, Jazz Caramel Cream, and Jazz Strawberries and Cream.

Johnny, do we have any celebrity acts lined up?  No?  Oh wait, we do?  What do you mean we have some kid who just wants wayne to have Pepsistuff points? That’s not gushy enough!  What?  You say he’s a handicapped Nicaraguan kid with a lisp?  Well, that’s a little bit closer, but… what?  He’s blind in one eye, AND he’s an albino?  Hmm, that might be worth it.. Say again?  He’s Gay?  WELL THEN SHOOT YEAH LET’S GET HIM ON!

Jerry: Heya kid, how ya doin?
Half-blind albino gay handicapped Nicaraguan kid with a lisp: Ahm doin okay I guethhh.
Jerry: So, what brings you here on this fine Tuesday?
HBAGHNKWAL: You thee, my brother; he puthhed my wheelchair.
Jerry: Hey, that’s great.  Say, you gonna do anything for utthh, I mean us, today?
HBAGHNKWAL: Yethh I wath going to thay a haiku for all you fine folkthhh.
Jerry: What?  A Haiku?  What the heck is a haiku?  Oh never mind, just do your haiku and thanks for being on the show

HBAGHNKWAL:
Crippled Albino
Blind Gay Nicauraguan Kid;
Pepthithtuff for Wayne

Jerry: Is that it?  That’s what a haiku is? That’s stupid.  Get off my stage.
HBAGHNKWAL: Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa! you hurt my feelingth!


Best of LOLcats

You know I only give you the best each week.

lolcats your turn how about never

 

lolcats it not been all day

 

lolcats eye of the tiger

 

and for you Monty Python fans…

lolcats farts in your general direction

February
1
2008
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I’ve blogged about it before, and I annoyingly remind everyone in my sidebar everytime someone is nice enough to come by and visit.  The PepsiStuff promotion starts today!

how to play pepsistuff

So what are you waiting for?  An engraved invitation from Michael Jackson with his afro in flames?  Go and drink yourself some of the good stuff, save that cap, and email it on over!  Who knows what incredible gifts and karma-induced benefits will come your way?  I sure as heck don’t.  But better to err on the “safe” side, right?

I mean, come on, people.  Think of THE CHILDREN.  Won’t anyone THINK OF THE CHILDREN!?!?!?!

(by the way, today I’m still without a working blackberry and my email is all whack-a-doo.  Do you have any idea how horrible it is for a technologist of my stature to be so disconnected?  We’re almost at 36 hours!!!)

January
28
2008
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This last week was a doozy, with more changes to the family health (but all is on the bounce-back now, finally), unexpected changes to travel, and a ton of other stuff.  It’s the stuff that makes you better, right?  That which does not kill you makes you stronger, right? 


Cereal Mixin’s

I’m someone who likes to mix their cereals – I rarely eat JUST Corn Flakes or JUST Grape Nuts.  Rice Chex + Grape Nuts + Corn Flakes is one of my favorites.  Pretty much, I’ll combine any 2 or 3 of the following when I eat cereal:

  • Grape Nuts / Grape Nuts Flakes
  • Corn Flakes
  • Rice Chex
  • Cheerios
  • Total
  • Rice Krispies

I can’t mix in the sugary stuff – if I eat sugared cereals, I’ll eat those alone, but indulging in that kind of breakfast is rare for me.  Maybe Cereal Wednesday will have an episode of Cereal Mixin’ someday.

Texture in food is big for me – for example, I like potato chips in my mac-n-cheese just to make it crunchier.  I like hash browns in my breakfast tacos for the same reason. 

Maybe I’m getting better nutrition this way, by combining wheat, corn, rice or whatever the cereal base is.  

Have you ever tried mixing cereals?


Someone sent me Pepsistuff codes!

I can’t tell who it is from the email address, but someone sent me a batch of codes that I plan on entering in as soon as the site goes live.  Thanx, you-know-who-you-are!

As a reminder, you can send me YOUR unused PepsiStuff codes.

send me your pepsistuff codes!


Having a bad day – LOLcats style

Someone sent me a “Having a Bad Day” email that had a lot of LOLcat-worthy photos but sans caption, gathered in such a way as to determine if you’ve had a bad day.  I liked it so I decided to share. 

Because I’m so thoughtful, I decided to share in the extended entry, below, so those of you who gag at the sight of cute cat/dog photos won’t sue me or send me your doctor bills.

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January
18
2008
10:32 am
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Wait, no I mean HOO-RAY!

You’re familiar with MyCokeRewards, right?  That’s the little promotion thingy, like a frequent flier club for airlines, where drinkers of Coke products (and there are millions of them: Coke, Minute Maid, Dasani, Sprite, etc) can enter in codes, gain points, and then redeem them for fabulous prizes.  Ok, you can redeem them for craptabulous prizes.  Ok, you can’t really redeem them for anything but it’s nice to dream sometimes.

mycokerewards

I started my rewards account a few years ago, deposited a few points here and there, and then basically forgot about it.  In fact, I just checked and it looked like I had 70 points, but in Jan 2007 they got removed due to inactivity.  Anyway, a few months ago, I started donating my reward codes to a “worthy cause”.  I’m pretty sure I’m making a house payment per month for this guy with the reward points I constantly send to him, so I’m unsure how he’s going to take this news.  Someone put him on the watch list.

Yes, I have some news, and it’s fanTASTic news for me.  I can’t wait for 2/1 to come because then I can start participating in my new retirement plan!  YES!  It’s like buying stock!

Like I wished for not too long ago, Pepsi has decided to launch their own rewards program!  HOO-RAY!

pepsi stuff launched

Here’s how I think it went down: millions of people read my blog, right?  Well, ONE of those millions knew a Pepsi exec.  That one went to one of their board meetings and said “hey, look guys.  Wayne drinks Pepsi but he’s buying Coke sometimes to help out this perverted retard out on the ‘net.  If we do our own rewards program, then he won’t buy so much Coke and Coke will feel the pain!  We will finally be ‘the mcdonalds’ of soft drinks!”

I already have my first code – I found it on a bottle I picked up this morning at Rudy’s Country Store and BBQ.  Then when I went online I found out that it doesn’t actually start until Feb 1st. 

I also was more than a little bummed to see all the disclaimers in the rules on the side (to be fair, I haven’t read MyCokeReward’s rules)

  • Sweepstakes ends 11/15/08
    What?  why is there an end date?!??!!?  I want to be able to rack up points!
  • Limit 3,000 points per account
    EXCUSE ME?!?!?!   You want me to drink as much as possible, but then you want to limit me?  Well, I can’t wait to see what 3000 points gets me…
  • Must be 13 years old or older
    OH GREAT.  Now I have to be a specific AGE… oh wait.  I’m older than 13.  whew.  I thought I was takin’ it from the man again with yet another oppressive rule.

Hmm, I just had a thought.  Maybe the person who ran the Coke rewards program left Coke, went to Pepsi and started it over there… and he decided to mix it up a little and add all these little rules.  We’ll see where this goes…

For me, *I* know where this is going to go.  I’m going to shamelessly beg PepsiStuff codes from you.  Yes, YOU!  If you drink a Pepsi product, and it has a Pepsistuff code on it, and you don’t want to keep it for yourself, please email it to me.

send me your pepsi pepsistuff codes

Help me find out what happens when someone hits the 3,000 point limit.  Help me break from the status quo.  Help me, help you!  SHOW ME THE MONEY CODES!


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