Tuesday, February 24

Please make sure you've got www.dailydave.com or www.simanoff.com bookmarked. I'm about to cancel my Bright House/Road Runner account.

Monday, February 23

My beloved iBook is back from the shop, at last. Let the blogging begin again!

Thursday, February 5

Only in Ohio would you find people putting toupees on cows:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Three livestock exhibitors at last year's Ohio State Fair have been disqualified for allegedly outfitting their Holstein cows with hairpieces.

State Fair inspectors said the three glued or painted hair from another part of the animal or from another animal to create straighter backs on the cows and enhance their appearance in the show ring. (link)


What's next -- cow combovers? Cow pattern baldness? Perhaps this is why the cows have become so mad that they've developed their own disease.

Tuesday, February 3

CAMERAPHONE SNAPSHOT: Daal the baby elephant joined Britt and I for dinner at the local Vietnamese restaurant. He had a hard time operating the chopsticks with his trunk, but he really liked the pho and spring rolls.


Daal takes a sip of water while waiting for the main course.

One of these days, I hope to have visited all 50 states. As you can see from this map, I still have much more traveling to do:




The green states are the ones I haven't been to yet. Can you believe that I have never been to Delaware or West Virginia? The horror!

This next map proves that I am still several continents shy of truly being able to call myself a world traveler:




Once again, green indicates the countries that have not yet experienced the pleasure of Skippyness. This map shows that the only place I've visited outside of North America and Europe is Israel. I once stood 10 feet away from the Lebanese border, but I don't think that counts.

Like the maps? Visit World66.com to create your own visited states map or visited countries map. Thanks to Sarah Knupke and Jeff Houck for pointing out the site to me.

Monday, February 2

After seeing Janet Janet's wardrobe malfunction at yesterday's Super Bowl, I think I should start wearing pasties to work in case my shirt suddenly pops open in the middle of a MoneySense segment.

Sunday, February 1

Complementary spouse Britt Shirley and I just got back from seeing Margaret Cho at the Tampa Improv. I laughed so hard that my face now hurts.

Click here to read what I wrote last year after seeing Maragaret in Orlando.

The assorted animals that contribute comments to the Daily Dave seem more nonsensical than usual these days. I can only assume that pet food manufactuers have started lacing their products with hashish. It's just a working theory, really, at this point. We won't know what's actually happening until we start issuing subpoenas to the folks at Iams and Science Diet.