Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Under development, pending your input via comments & real-world and/or Sitcom life experience. Please "choose to be happy" this Thanksgiving!
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Friday, October 26, 2007
Dash and Chester safely executed the Carpool's first rolling pick-up on a "major" [sic] highway. (Just like TV - apparently life's imitating the art that imitated us in the first place :-)
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007
http://www.wired.com/print/politics/security/magazine/15-11/ff_rossmiller Behind Enemy Lines With a Suburban Counterterrorist By Jack Hitt 10.23.07 12:00 AM
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Caffeine gives a boost, with consequences http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071009/LIFE03/710090347 You have been sent the following article as a courtesy of DailyRecord.com. Comments: Caffeine Addict
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Monday, October 22, 2007
Sui generis is a (post) Latin expression, literally meaning of its own kind/genus or unique in its characteristics.  The expression was effectively created by scholastic philosophy to indicate an idea, an entity or a reality that cannot be included in a wider concept. In the structure "genus → species" a species that heads its own genus is sui generis. The phrase is pronounced "SOO-ee GEN-er-ihs."
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
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Monday, September 10, 2007
This is DASH back from my blog hiatus. Thanks to Chester for keeping some momentum on the blog (everyone has someone who is their Chester). Last week I saw the advertisement on ABC for the Carpoolers sitcom...I feel so cheated. Roughly October 2006, we had the same idea. We figured we could come up with at least a season's worth of material about the commute of Juicy, Chester, and Dash...we even picked out which actors would best portray us. no, Cousin It was not playing Chester. In our version, it would be a reality show feel overlayed on a sitcom. Three different cars depending on who was driving...even guest cars (General Lee or the A-Team van). The entire episode would take place in the car or at the places our carpool stops...including all of the drive-in windows. There would be the calls from our wives (one-sided of course) with Chester and Juicy trying to interpret Dash's responses to determine if he was in trouble with Household 6. There would be Chester's bookmarking to previouse episodes and themes...Juicy's "carpool" mentoring...carpool profiling...establishment of the carpool rules (including the point system). Cameos would take care of the occasional carpool club extension or honorary members. Of course A/C would be on to make sure Chester doesn't overheat...real, portrayed, or imagined. Just goes to show that there are rarely unique ideas...only a few individuals that will act upon them. Thanks to Mad_Ned for giving us kudos on the ABC blog (link in yesterday's posting). Dash out
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Sunday, September 9, 2007
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Sunday, July 15, 2007
Its almost the middle of summer and carpool attendance has been rather hit or miss due to travel. We are expecting another lul in carpool rantings due to the upcoming Vacation plans. Its been a pretty demanding year, with the Holy War [sic], Summer of Change, and the Expanded Family. I guess we all deserve a break... your thoughts? Does the mere fact that we work mean we have a right to a vacation? Is this just an American thing?
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Sunday, July 8, 2007
This post comes from a few days of intense carpoolin'. There was a riddle bake off ['let that bake your noodle']... Join us for fun, join us to trash talk, join us to lurk or join us post [sic, since you will actually be commenting] your favorite noodle baker... Rules are Universal and few, see the exchange between Gollum and Bilbo... 1. You must know the answer to the the riddle you present. (too easy with the help from the good old dubya dubya dubya [sic]) 2. The riddle must be solvable. 3. The answer must come from your own noggin, "I figured that out in 1st grade" does not count. Unless you actually post [sic] the answer.
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Friday, June 8, 2007
This will undoubtedly be a summer of change among carpool members. All of us have taken stock of our current professional situations and wondered if the grass might be greener somewhere else. Chesty has commented for years that the best time to find a job is when you already have one. What I believe he means is that when there is no pressure to find a job, you can be more selective. Set your compensation requirements high and see if you can find an opportunity that can meet them. The art of this approach is to periodically search the opportunity market for the right job. Besides job search engines, expanding your social and professional network can prove to be invaluable to this approach. I would call this a passive job search technique. Your resume is updated, but you are not forwarding it to headhunters and not posting it on on-line job search engines. But what if you don't have the luxury of time...i.e. you are so upset at your current situation, you absolutely want out, but you want to make sure you don't jeopardize your current income by tipping off your employer of your pending departure. If this is the case, there are a few options. First, you can pick up the intensity of the passive job search, lowering your requirements from desired to acceptable. You can also forward your updated resume to trusted agents (friends, carpool members, former employers) and see if they know of any potential opportunities. Finally, there is the "anonymous resume" approach, where you post your resume under a pseudonym or without a name completely. This way, your identity may be kept secret from your current employer, but you are still aggressively job hunting. It may be best to provide any inquiries with your correct information, in order to maintain a perception of full disclosure. Of course, if you are out of work or have given notice...only one rule applies...get a job!
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Editor's Note: Received email(+/-) below from a "former brother" [sic]. Not ready... Date: Jun 6, 2007 6:47 PM Subject: Six Issues About the Messiah? Six issues: 1) I am switching this email thread to my aol account, b/c I think it more personal than professional. 2) I am only emailing you and not the "carjacking club" [sic] you are in. If you wish to include them, that is up to you. 3) Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled ALL of the over 300 prophecies of our Old Testament (your Torah). For example, how can you deny that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, born of the line of Judah, and killed exactly like it was described in Isaiah's Chapter 53? Our New Testament is VERY much supported by archaeological evidence, historical evidence, and circumstantial evidence. 4) The first followers of Christ were Jews. They were devout and practicing Jews, then turned there backs on that and were killed for expressing their belief that Jesus rose from the dead for the sins of all mankind. 5) This whole thing about the Messiah comes down to either you are right or we followers of Christ are right. It is exclusive, b/c we believe what Jesus said, "No one gets to the Father (Yahweh, the Name, the Creator, etc) except through me." I am paraphrasing, but without a repentant belief in Jesus as our own personal Lord and Savior, then we will not experience Heaven. 8) I hope these rantings do not irritate you and that you check out what I have referred to. There are many Jews who investigated the correlation between OT (Torah) prophecies about the Messiah and Jesus. Many are now what we call Messianic Jews (believe in Jesus as the Messiah and that he indeed died for our sins... the last Lamb sacrificed for our transgressions). 9) I pray you investigate also. I do not believe our reconnection via email (then phone) then email again, was a coincidence. I believe I may be the one who was to witness to you about the Truth with a capital "T". 10) I prayed for you back at 3); such that my rantings might find a receptive heart beating in your huge, manly chest. 6) I cannot count too well. Hugs again,
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Welcome all! This is the initial posting to the Carpool Club Blog -- a site dedicated to the daily discussion topics of Chesty, Juicy, and Dash during their daily commute between Bridgewater and Eatontown, New Jersey. On a regular basis (hopefully daily), the three charter members of the Club will take turns posting the day's discussion thread. We encourage any intelligent and tasteful comments back from the community. We take the carpool seriously...it is often the part of the day that keeps us sane. Chesty even views us as family (Dash would be the red-headed stepchild). With that said...let me explain the Carpool Club Rules:
- All topics (except Juicy in a bathtub) are on limits.
- We respect differences in life as the way the world was created...we intend no ill will (unless specified).
- Each rider must provide one positive and negative event from the day (1-up and 1-down).
- In the style of "Who's Line...?" points can be awarded (or taken away) for comments or actions.
We hope you enjoy this blog and maybe even "live the dream" [SIC].
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