Christian Ross

Things you don’t get used to

At the top of the list of things I don’t get used to, I would place stopping fountains of blood coming from my son’s face and subsequent trips to the ER to stitch up the gashes.

It isn’t a new feeling, I’ve been sick to my stomach like this before. While getting dinner ready for the kid and myself this evening, he took a spill climbing into his chair and we were off to the races again. I was able to get the bleeding to stop here at the house with some medical tape but knew the 1-inch or longer slice needed medical attention.

With his mother (and the family nurse) at work, Cohen and I were left to figure it out ourselves. I don’t know how to even describe what his head will look like after this but it will be his third scar on his face before the age of two, by far the biggest and probably most noticeable.

Even describing it, I want to throw up. Not because it grosses me out, but the fact that I can’t figure out for the life of me how this keeps happening. Every time in the forehead region. How about a knee or elbow for goodness sake? (more…)

Double Down Chicken Sandwich

In a case of this may be a heart-attack-sans-bun, KFC looks to be doing some test marketing on their new Double Down Chicken Sandwich. I love chicken, and KFC has the ability to make a tasty fried bird, but this may be the least appetizing products I have seen come to market in a long time.

I just hope this isn’t a push towards multiple items in the meat-as-a-bread category.


Hey clients, I’m upping my rates.

According to the SF Examiner, the going rate for the overhaul of the US Government site is $9.5 million dollars over the next 6-months. Your tax dollars hard at work. I’m holding my breath for the promised transparency:

The silver lining here is that after months of spending, this contract signals movement to finally disclose officially where the money has been going. More importantly, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, which oversees, has promised to make all of the raw spending data available to the public.

I’d have done it for $7 million.

Use Facebook to help you find a date…

With your wife.

In another masked attempt to tick off most every one of their customers, Facebook again slips into some shady practices and backs them up with “you agreed to it in the Terms of Service.”

Take for example, Peter Smith, who was recently presented an ad on Facebook aiming to connect him with Hot Singles and the image of the hot single was his own wife. No, she hadn’t left her status as single and no she hadn’t signed up for or similar. Cheryl, like the hundreds of millions of other Facebook users had no idea of a setting that Facebook defaults to true allowing your picture to be used in your friends’ Facebook ads.

Thanks, Facebook, for reminding me again why I have no use for your borderline-ethical services.

And for you actual Facebook users, here’s the steps to change your settings to help you avoid lady-of-the-night status on your friends’ pages:

1. Settings
2. Privacy
3. News Feed and Wall
4. Click on “Facebook Ads”
5. In the “Appearance in Facebook Ads” box, click “no one”