January 24th, 2010

alaric: A Siberian tiger (White tiger)
Sunday, January 24th, 2010 12:54 pm

Yesterday (or perhaps Friday, or perhaps both), I went outside to fetch the mail, saw that the top of the trash cart was conformally coated with ice from gutter runoff again, and discovered that the continuing improvement in my knees is such that I could crescent-kick the cart free of ice.  (Yes, I may have done it two days in a row.  I'm not entirely certain at this point.)

Today, I think my right knee is telling me what while I can, this doesn't mean that I should unless I really need to...

alaric: Frowning avatar (Pissed off)
Sunday, January 24th, 2010 03:21 pm

I have decided that I want junkmail to be a crime.  Conservation violation.  $1 per offense.

Each separate item mailed to each separate address to be considered a separate offense.

...Well, OK, no.  I'm not really serious about making it a crime.  But I DO want junk mail to be tariffed at a surcharged rate, not a discounted rate, and I want the US Post Office to be required to set up a means for any postal recipient to file a preference that says "Do not EVER deliver any mail to this address that is not individually addressed by name to a current resident", and then abide by it.  We just came within one semi-chance comment of losing a $450 unemployment check that got accidentally trashed because it was interleaved with a sheaf of ()%*)(@*&$(*&^()#%*&@%_)*@$^%$!! grocery-store circulars and advertising postcards.