Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
A Day Off From the Internet
Let me repeat that for dramatic effect: an entire day off from the Internet including e-mail one weekday per week.
Does anyone else think Cecille is kind of an idiot? I will ignore the most obviously idiotic parameters of her argument, such as the fact that this whole topic of discussion is akin to the "how many angels are on the head of a pin" discussion (for the record, I think there are only 3). I will only briefly intimate that if it were up to Cecille, we would probably all be wearing loincloths, clubbing each over the head for raw meat and not using indoor plumbing. I will, however, address Cecille's insistence that her value system be adopted by the entire world.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Running on Empty
Who's The Boss?
"No, I'm updating my blog."
"Oh." Insert long, awkward guilt inducing silence here. "I guess you'll do that tomorrow, then?"
"Yesss," I hissed. Deep breath, stay calm, do not kill your husband. Teach your daughter, who is standing there (yes, at 11:30p.m.) how to maturely diffuse a situation that could rapidly escalate into an all out brawl.
I looked at my computer screen, then turned to him and snapped in a pretty ferocious tone "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!"
Who came up with the calming deep breath technique, anyway? It's totally useless. I mean, why would doing something like breathing, which I do involuntarily anyway, keep me from getting mad? I proceeded with the following argument.
When was the last time your boss called you at home while you were anesthetizing yourself in front of the television to ask you if you had completed this week's work? Could I please just sit here and work on something that does not revolve around you and your goals in life? I felt tremendously victimized, and the best thing to do in a situation like this is to stand up for yourself and really assert your right to do the things that you want to do for yourself without regard for someone else's guilt inducing agenda.
So, you know what I did? I gave him a dirty look, looked back at my laptop, and logged out of blogger and started creating social networking sites for our business. (Insert anticlimactic music here). Consciously, I am a Malcolm X, don't take no crap from nobody. Habitually and reflexively, I am a dead on Joan of Arc. Viva La Martyrdom. I really showed him.
In the end we worked it out. By "worked it out" I mean that I badgered him with guilt trips until midnight, he said at least fifty-five variations of the phrase, "I'm sorry," promised never to do it again, and proclaimed me as being "Her Exalted Faiqa-ness, queen of Justice, Being Right All the Time, and General Superiority."
Working for your husband has its perks, after all.
Monday, July 7, 2008
A piece of shameless self promotion
You probably already know that we’ve been developing a new Internet business. And guess what? We’re live!! Go check it out at www.crazytoe.com.
Our site caters to a market of people who are really interested in using the latest cell phones, ultra mobile personal computers, media players and other personal electronic gadgets, but are too smart to pay retail for an item that’s going to go from cutting edge to “been there done that” in a couple of months. Our solution? Don’t buy the latest, when you can borrow it.
We’re lending out “luxury electronics” to our customers, like the Nokia N95, HTC TyTN II, Apple iPhone, and a lot more. If a person wants to trade up cell phones every few months, this site will prove extremely cost effective, but the real aim is to get these gadgets into the hands of people who will really love and cherish them. Until, that is, they find a gadget that they love more. Then, they can swap out at anytime. It’s like a Hollywood marriage without the messy public divorce and grotesque alimony payments.
A monthly membership fee of $4.95 per month entitles a customer to borrow any of the gadgets or cell phones listed on our site for a monthly borrowing price. And, we want to let you know, this ain’t your grandmother’s cell phone. (Unless your grandmother is a high powered executive who owns a Fortune 500 company and is walking around with a thousand dollar cell phone. In which case, go grandma!!).
In addition to the bling factor of the actual gadget, our site is going to offer a greater degree of flexibility to existing cell phone users. Basically, customers will avoid having to sign multiple year contracts to get high end cell phones at a discounted rate from cellular providers. We don’t just offer cell phones, though. We’ve got hard to find accessories, PDAs, and even GPS.
We’ve also initiated a recycling program for cell phones. It turns out cell phones have all kinds of nasty metals and parts that can cause all kinds of destruction if they’re left to decompose in a landfill. Click on the green “Reincarnation Rocks” link on the left hand side of the website.
O.K., enough talk. If all this doesn’t sound like your thing, that’s cool. But, could you, would you, please, forward this message along to as many people as you possibly can? New businesses, as you know, thrive on word of mouth and positive referrals!
Again, the link is : www.crazytoe.com.
All the Best,
Tariq Hasan & Faiqa Khan