It's right in front of your face

How do people manage to spell my name wrong in a reply to an email signed with my name? Like, when they've never communicated with me before and only know my name from reading it on my email?


Subtle homophobia in Facebook profiles?

I've noticed a lot of people on Facebook who list in their profile that they're married or otherwise in a long-term relationship with a person of the opposite gender, then they further specify that they're interested in people of the opposite gender in the "interested in:" field. This does not include many of my friends, thankfully, but rather, asshats from high school and from former jobs that were much like high school, as well as people who've aroused my curiosity through posting ignorant things on community pages.

What is up with the need to specify? The only reason I can think of is that they -- consciously or unconsciously -- want to make sure everyone knows they aren't remotely bisexual. Because otherwise, what? Clearly, we know you're currently interested in women if you're married to one. Or at least I hope for both of your sake that you're interested in her. Not surprisingly, it's mostly straight guys who feel the need to specify this, which also follows with the internalized homophobia thing, since there's more stigma aimed at guys with regards to being gay or bi or bi-curious.

(Yes, I realize some of them may have left it there from while they were single and looking, but that doesn't account for the ones who were already taken when they joined, yet still felt the need to specify.)


"You know, I've never really liked paying bills. I don't think I'm gonna do that, either."

From mycheckfree.com:
If you want to stop paying e-bills for a single biller, go to the E-bills page, and then click Delete for that biller account.
Oh, I'd like to stop paying bills for all of my accounts. Is it that easy?