Archive for October, 2009

Mike or Michael?

October 5, 2009

Today I made an appointment and the lady on the line asked me if Mike was short for Michael.  Isn’t it safe to assume that?  There have also been a lot of times when someone says to me, “Mike…no, that name is not in our system.”  Then after a while they figure out that it’s under Michael.  They always seem very surprised.  “Oh, it’s under Michael.  That’s why I didn’t see it.”  If your job was to make appointments, wouldn’t you try Michael if it’s not under Mike?

Dumb Comment

October 5, 2009

Yesterday on the Broncos-Cowboys telecast, Troy Aikman said one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard.  He said that when he observed Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall at practice, he worked harder than any wide receiver he’s ever seen at a practice except for Michael Irvin.  I highly doubt that.  First, it’s not possible to work harder than giving 100 percent effort, so it would probably be a tie between about a thousand receivers as to who worked the hardest at a practice.  I also find the idea of Irvin working harder than any other receiver kind of ridiculous.  However, if there was a receiver who worked harder than anyone else it would be Art Monk, who by the way had more catches, yards, and touchdowns than Irvin and did it without a Hall of Fame QB.

My Favorite Websites

October 5, 2009

My favorite websites:

Domain Names for Sale

Books on Tape and CD

October 5, 2009

You have to love books on tape.  These days, people often don’t have the time or attention span to sit through reading an entire book, but they do sometimes have long commutes to work.  The same old radio stations get boring because they play the same songs over and over.  News stations are no better because they’re often too slanted politically.  Books on tape can be a great solution.  I have tons of them on CD and cassette for sale, plus a lot of regular books.  You can see them at  My prices are among the lowest on amazon.  Some of the books are as low as $4.50.