Monday, October 24, 2005

the voice of a sad angel

Just heard Dar Williams' cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" on the radio, and I think it actually might be one of those covers that surpasses the original song. I know that sounds like sacrilege, and I might be saying it only because we've all heard the original about 1000 million (i.e., a billion) times.

Williams' version is haunting, beautiful, lonely and soaring, all at the same time. Judging by the very little I've heard of her stuff, she's a pretty versatile singer; here, she has the voice of a sad angel.

Comfortably Numb (Windows Media sample)

eli's good

In the midst of his first full year as Giants starting QB, Eli Manning now has two so-so games under his belt (in which the Giants went 2-0), two so-so games with clutch fourth quarters (1-1), and two Peyton-like "Statboy, Jr." games (also 1-1). That's a pretty good spectrum there, and we're likely to see more of all three Elis as the year wears on (hopefully more Statboy, Jr., games, only with a higher winning percentage). Over a full 16 games, Eli is on pace for...

3771 passing yards
32 TDs
11 INTs

And he's only going to get better.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

debit card fun at mcdonald's

I don't normally use a debit card at McDonald's, but Thursday night, as I was driving to Kris' house at around 11 pm, I was literally starving to death. I didn't want to waste time finding a PNC Bank ATM, so I just resigned myself to walking into one of DE-2's hundreds of McDonald's locations and using my debit card.

I ordered a medium #1 for $4.09, swiped my card, entered my pin number, and all seemed well - until no receipt printed out. The cashier didn't seem to think anything was wrong, and when I asked for one (I'm paranoid about these types of things), she looked the register over for about five minutes before telling me it was probably broken.

So I asked if there was any way she could help me out... and she took out a pen and wrote me this:


Special thanks to Kris for digging this out of the trash for me. :) You're too good to me, babe.