Too many breaks between writings...
It's amazing how time consuming a website
can become. It can take over entire evenings with little effort;
midnight rolls around rather quickly as you try to rework your
tables and make your site cooperate the way you wish it would.
Even a small site like mine can be a great distraction, as i
haven't had the desire to write any entries. Today, no more
meaningless talk about the change of the site, that's done.
Complete. Whammo. The magic that was the transition has worked
its way into the event horizon of the web. This week: McDonald's
actually can be sued for a good reason, Trip to California, and
other delightful jewels.
As i often listen to the radio
personalities in the morning, i do hear a great deal of junk
stories. The other day i heard that there was a class action
lawsuit being brought against McDonalds in Great Britain.
Apparently over 30 people have suffered "serious burns" due the
the scalding hot nature of McDonald's coffee. Their lawyer, Mr.
I.B Jackass, says that the warning on the tops and sides of the
coffee cups are insufficient and misleading. That's true,
because sometimes you can mistake "Warning: Extremely Hot!" for
"Hey, this may be warm, but put it in your lap anyways and burn
your procreative powers away". Needless to say, this is
ridiculous and while i feel for any person that was burned by
McDonalds hot black nonsense, the lawsuits are probably going to
be ignored. Then Tuesday happened to me...
I went to the McDonalds on 7th Street and
Bell. I was in the vicinity because of a delivery for work, and
i knew that this certain location accepted debit cards so i went
there. As it ended up, the terminal by the register was broken,
so the young lady behind the counter asked me to step into the
kitchen itself and use the one for the drive thru. Not really
giving this a second thought, i passed by the hot oil and the
grills on the way to the terminal. While i was walking back,
however, i slipped on a spot of grease beside the grill, and
nearly placed my left hand on top of it. Close call. For them.
Yes, i was stupid enough to walk back
there. And i probably wouldn’t have done anything anyway, i
gladly confess that i'm not one of the sue happy in this
society. But it's just too bad that companies like McDonalds are
taken advantage of by clueless consumers that have delusions
that they have somehow, in someway, been taken advantage of.
People just believe what they want to believe.
Anyway, my point was lost somewhere
amidst all of that writing. If you found one, great! But i
wouldn't peruse much longer. Tomorrow, i leave to California for
a couple of days. I'll be sure and post as many pictures as
possible and write about the great adventures that surely await
me in the land of so much style and very little substance. As i
don't think i'll have much time to post this weekend, i wish you
all a safe and happy weekend.
Make sure to check the media portion of
my site next week..... Tchau.
posted by RyanDavid Burningham
I think i've finally turned the corner with the site now.
It's about 1:30 in the morning, i'm still
awake, i have no idea why, but i wanted to post a blog after my
successul revamp of Outsidetheworld.com. Already this
weekend has flown by, i'll try my hardest to make Sunday last as
long as possible. Earlier today, (Saturday) i helped paint my
co-workers house. It wasn't a big deal, kind of fun really, but
the wind was tenacious and didn't give us a moment's rest. Paint
was flying everywhere, and it seemed to try its hardest to blow
me off the ladder whenever i was in a precarious position.
The rest of the day was spent glued to my
computer screen, trying to figure out just how to use Microsoft
Frontpage. Go figure.
May your weekend last longer than mine!
posted by RyanDavid Burningham