I was a part of the Kickstarter campaign for VGHS Season 2 (I missed Season 1). At my level, one of the goodies I got is this shirt!
Sunday, April 13th, 2014
Sunday, April 6th, 2014
True. I am not safe for work. Co-workers, be warned and advised. Hawk is SNFW.
Originally got it from Thinkgeek, but they don’t have it any more.
Sunday, March 30th, 2014
Thursday, March 27th, 2014
I make jokes with my friends all the time about how businesses don’t want my money. When I go into a store and they don’t have what I want, I say to my friend, “They obviously don’t want my money.”
And my friends nods and replies, “They clearly don’t want your money.” This happens a lot.
With Simple Mobile, they clearly don’t want my money. Why? Because they turned off my cell service.
“No problem,” I say to myself, “I’ll just ‘re-up’.” So I call their customer service line (the only number that works on my phone). I get an automated system which asks for info that I don’t have, such as my “Simple Mobile PIN.” I’ve never had one, nor set one. So I hang up and try to get a human on the line, but that doesn’t work either. It seems like they don’t want my money.
“No problem,” I again say to myself, “I’ll just ‘re-up’ online.” So I go to the Simple Mobile website and try to log in. “We don’t know you, man.” they reply.
“Say what?” I ask myself. I try two different usernames, including my email address, but nothing doing. So I say to myself, “Self, you’ll have to re-set your password.” So I click the re-set password link and enter my email address.
“Sorry Hawk, we don’t know you, man.” the website replies.
“Say what now?” I ask myself. My username doesn’t work, and my email address doesn’t work? Then I see a link to use my phone number. “Hey now, that should work!” I say to myself.
So I click the link, enter my phone number, and the website responds, “We don’t know you. Man.”
- My username doesn’t work on the Simple Mobile website.
- My email address doesn’t work on the Simple Mobile website.
- And my phone number doesn’t work on the Simple Mobile website!
I say to myself, “Self, it’s clear Simple Mobile doesn’t want your money.” And I wholeheartedly agree.
The next day I walk down to my local phone guy. This guy, David, has helped me out with DSL service at home, as well as cell service. I explain how Simple Mobile doesn’t want my money and he sets me with up with a new service, new phone, and life is once again wonderful. I got a Samsung Galaxy S III (which is a wonderful device) and a service with Boost Mobile with unlimited everything for $35 / month. That’s a promotion price, but no contract (yay!). After my experience with AT&T and their contracts, I’ll never go on another cell-service contract again. After 6 months, it goes up to $50 / month. For unlimited everything, including 4G LTE service, that’s still a good price.
So it seems Simple Mobile doesn’t want my money, and Boost Mobile does. Boost Mobile wins and gets my money.
UPDATE: Simple Mobile still had my account in the auto-billing system because they auto-charged my card $41.68 yesterday. Now I’ll have to call ‘em up and try to get a refund. Such a hassle.
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
Immortal words by Han Solo, right before he actually goes into an asteroid field (on purpose).
I love Star Wars. By the way, Han Solo is the greatest hero/scoundrel of all time. Not only does he help save the galaxy, dodge Jabba and his goons, flip off the evil Empire… but he gets the princess!
I got this from Thinkgeek. If it’s still available, it’d be here:
Sunday, March 16th, 2014
I like dragons, and this fire-breathing dragon head is huge, awesome, and beautiful. I got it out of some catalog somewhere.
You may have noticed that I’m no longer doing “Shirts of the Day”. After about 186 shirts posted daily, I’ve almost run out. Note that I’ve not run out of shirts because I have many more that I’m unwilling to post online (for various reasons). So now I’m doing “Shirts of the Week”. Posting one per week means I’ll probably never run out.
Saturday, March 15th, 2014
Answer: YES. There is rising, but there is certainly no shining to go along with it.
I don’t even remember where I got this; some catalog somewhere sometime.
Friday, March 14th, 2014
Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Yes, sometimes I label myself. I got this from Quirky, where people can submit their ideas and get support and then Quirky will build it. It’s a cool idea.
Unfortunately, I can’t find the shirt on their site.
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
I love M. C. Escher. His designs are so interesting. I just can’t get bored exploring his drawings & designs. The guy could really draw.
This is a very old shirt (because I wore it a lot) of some of M. C. Escher’s drawings.
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Yet another cool Thinkgeek shirt! I love how technical it looks.
Unfortunately, they don’t seem to have it any more. Bummer.
But look how technical it looks! Almost as if it once existed… a long time ago… in a galaxy far, far away…
Monday, March 10th, 2014
Yup, I got one. This shirt. I got it because I attended the premier at the Cinerama Dome in glamorous Hollywierd. And they even gave it to me for free!
I enjoyed the movie, never saw the twist coming, liked the character’s arc (how he raised his own responsibility level), and hope they make another one.
Sunday, March 9th, 2014
True. It was tough, but I did it. Now, you don’t have to.
Yet another awesome Thinkgeek shirt! Unfortunately, I don’t find it on their site.
Saturday, March 8th, 2014
There is so much going on in this Star Wars Death Star hanger escape scene, in 8-bit style! Very creative.
From Thinkgeek: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/16d7/
Friday, March 7th, 2014
Of course! So simple, I missed it the first time.
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
In the style of G.I. Joe – A Real American Hero… Thinkgeek presents, I.T. Joe – A Real Office Hero!
I thought it was funny. If it’s still available, it’d be here: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1902/
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
“Evil!” (thumb pointing at myself).
Monday, March 3rd, 2014
YES! Minions ARE what I really need! Just imagine… I’d already own the world if I had minions!
I don’t remember how it got started, but I got the “Evil Genius” title some time ago, at a place where I used to work. One of the guys there even called me, “Evil” as my first name (he became my Evil Minion #1). So this shirt just seemed to fit perfectly!
If it’s still available, it’d be here: http://www.whatonearthcatalog.com/cgi-bin/hazel.cgi?ACTION=DETAIL&ITEM=AX5181