January 27th, 2006

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allstate accident forgiveness

I was just listening to an ad by allstate offering 'accident forgiveness' which more or less is not raising your rates for certain accidents, even if it was your fault.

It then occurred to me that it really shouldn't be called an accident if it was your fault. If you are rear ended, it is an accident. If you rear-end someone, it should be called an on-purpose.

Example: "Oh, man, I got into a terrible on-purpose today. Guess I shouldn't have been reading Garfield and putting on my man-lip gloss while driving."
kajol checking out the scene

amc and loews are merging???

At least, according to an e-mail that I got from...er... one of them. AMC is now in full ownership of Loews.

What I'm wondering is what does this mean for AMC Pacific Place and Loews Meridian, which you can hit with a spitball if you're standing at the AMC theater. I realize that there are Starbucks locations across the street from other Starbucks locations but this seems a little different.

Grr. No more Loews birthday deals - it's all AMC Moviewatcher rubbish. Free small popcorn on Wednesdays isn't much of a kick for me.
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the amazing things that can happen with luck

Well just when I thought life was going along a certain track, a single phone call comes along and changes all of it.

A few weeks ago I entered a contest on ITV's web site - a trivia contest related to Coronation Street, with the grand prize being a one year contract on the show, with the salary being directly related to how many people enter (and pay the five pound entry fee.)

I knew most of the answers to the questions and looked up a couple that I didn't know. The official rules didn't say anything about looking up the answers online or elsewhere.

Today, I got a phone call from Granada - I won! More than twenty thousand people entered the contest, which means that I'll be getting over one hundred thousand pounds for my year's stay in Manchester. My two concerns were, of course, jewish observance and Elizabeth. They told me they would contact the beis din and get back to me.

An hour later, they called back. They assured me that they would work with the beis din to make sure not only that I would have no problems with jewish observance (telling me where the kosher chippy is and all) but the beis din has agreed, on the basis of Elizabeth's experience learning in New York, to complete the conversion process. Not only that but since the role doesn't start until August, I don't have to worry about the lease or anything. They're even paying moving costs! Plus, they're more than happy to find a hospital or clinic for Elizabeth to work in. Ah, of course, there is a catch
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