Monday, February 22, 2010

Can you Google something on Bing?

i'm gonna have to Bing that.

Will it ever be synonymous with Google?  Maybe in due time if this whole cashback thing works out.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Take you to the vet.

So a few days ago on the road leading to our subdivision i first noticed a dead deer on the side of the road. Every time i drove by there was a swarm of vultures or whatever birds circling around and picking at the deer. Yesterday morning i even saw a wolf having a snack.

This morning when i came home from work, i saw what was left of the deer and had to take a picture. To the left was the regular pic and below is just a cropped pic taken and edited with the iPhone. Yummy!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

MLS Gear?

For all those MLS fans out there, there is a pretty good sale going on here for various jerseys, shorts, shirts, etc. i wish there was a local or even a regional MLS team near the Carolinas, so i could claim some allegiance, but instead i have to resort to Chicago as my go-to team as i was taught growing up.

So who wants to come to Charlotte to watch some futbol? The Mexico-Iceland international soccer exhibition at Bank of America Stadium will be held on March 24. i kind of want to go, but kind of don’t care. Who knew Iceland even had a soccer team? However, based on my desire to someday be a true US soccer fan, i could go just to root against Mexico. We’ll see.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Seems Illegal

i had my sorta-annual eye exam the other month and during that visit received the usual reminders that i should change my contacts out more often and what not. Upon corneal evaluation, the eye doc was concerned about some minor problems in the eye caused by overuse and wanted me to follow up in a few weeks to see if there was any improvement.
When the time came for my follow-up, i called and told them i didn't really think i needed a followup appointment. They said they could reschedule and were insistent that i come in and told me it should just be a $30 copay. Fine, i went in and the eyes looked fine. Then a few weeks later in the mail i get a bill for $184 featuring two corneal photographic evaluations and an office visit fee. "You Bastards!" i probably said out loud.

After contemplating just paying it, i decided i would go in and complain about the unnecessary procedure and wasting my money. What else am i going to do on my off week?

So  i go in and when i tell them why i am there, she goes in back and tells the office manager. As i sit there prepared to just pay the stupid bill not knowing what i'm expecting them to do, she comes out five minutes later and tells me, "Oh you weren't supposed to get a bill. Usually the insurance covers these things and if they don't, we just write it off." Shocked and satisfied, i leave. i'm no expert, but is that not some sort of insurance fraud? Send some high bill to the insurance, take what they give and just ignore the rest of the jacked up cost?

Either way, i'm $184 less poor than i would've been.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


In honor of the doppleganger stuff on Facebook, i found this graphic amusing.