Read This Dam Blog Entry!

This is an actual letter sent to a man named Ryan DeVries regarding a pond on his property. It was sent by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality, State of Pennsylvania. This guy's response is hilarious, but read State's letter before you get to the response letter.

SUBJECT: DEQ File No.97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec. 20; Lycoming County

Dear Mr. DeVries:

It has come to the attention of the Department of Environmental Quality that there has been recent unauthorized activity on the above referenced parcel of property. You have been certified as the legal landowner and/or contractor who did the following unauthorized activity:

Construction and maintenance of two wood debris dams across the outlet stream of Spring Pond.

How Not to Ask for Help on a Public Bulletin Board

 I guess this guy was a little frustrated:

How Do I Enter Those Special Characters?

I found this out a few months ago—how to enter special characters into a document. I was using a form program called "PureEdge," and I needed to insert an em dash (—). Since I had Adobe InDesign handy, I just used the glyph menu and copied one from InDesign and pasted it into PureEdge. Sure, that worked for me, but not everyone has InDesign handy, and it takes much longer that way. A little Googling yielded the answer—ALT+0151 on the numeric keypad. As I found out, ALT+four digits on the keypad is how any special characters are entered (without some sort of character menu). Here is a list of all of them.

How Fast Can You Whip it Out?

Not every gadget is electronic.
When you are a guy, you know that when it’s time to “Whip it out” speed is of the essence. No one want to be too late in getting it out!

Now it looks like we have a new addition to our Christmas list, sorry if it’s not what you thought it was. :)

They promote it as the best knife you’ll ever have, but I just think it’s cool!
You can find it here, and no, we do not have any affiliation with them and are not making anything from promoting it.

But it looks pretty nice. Here is what they say:

The Movie Theater Experience

"Dinner and a movie", probably the most common entertainment outing for veteran and new couples alike. In fact, heading out to see the latest summer blockbuster is the one thing that people of all ages, from the youngest youngster to the most senior... senior, will agree is a great time. Except me. I stopped going long ago.



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