Archive for the 'Health' Category

Things you think about at night before you fall asleep.

October 24, 2008

Unlike most people I have nothing that resembles a regular sleep schedule. It happens when it happens and doesn’t sometimes when I want it to. Regardless, my superior intellect allows me to ponder (and sometimes solve) some of the most pressing issues of our time. Hmm…well that’s true if choosing between downloading a movie or a new album. Life or death decisions like that are very important. Here are a few more things I think about as I am slipping off into dreamland. Read the rest of this entry »


Songs you want played at your funeral.

October 8, 2008

Hopefully this event will take place later rather than sooner, but in my opinion it is never too early to start planning. Who am I kidding? Anyone who knows me personally knows that planning is pretty much my kryptonite. It saps all of my energy and is an effort in futility when I am the one doing the planning. In any event, some of the songs I want played have been in other lists so I won’t include them in the five, but they are definitely worth noting. “Spiritual” by Johnny Cash (things you want to experience before dying) would be at the top of this list because it just sounds like an appropriate song to play in that circumstance, “Bold as Love” by Jimi Hendrix would be appropriate because it’s my favorite song, and Justin Timberlake’s “Sexyback” (songs I have listened to more than four times in a row) and Soulja Boy’s “Crank That” (guiltiest guilty pleasures) make the list because people need to be dancing and having fun as well. Enough of what’s not on the list, here are the songs that made it: Read the rest of this entry »

Things that never fail to cheer you up.

September 23, 2008

Depression seems to be a common theme amongst my plethora of (unstable) friends. Inevitably I know someone who is going through a rough patch either because they aren’t on meds, they forgot to take their meds, or they ran out of their meds. Yours truly is no exception to this rule, and I regularly deal with the unfortunate affliction that is depression. Today I was reminded of a song by New Buffalo. “Cheer Me Up Thank You” is a good poppy tune that puts me in a lighthearted mood, but it got me thinking about the things that are able to physically and psychologically cheer me up: Read the rest of this entry »

Works of literature you suggest others read.

September 22, 2008

In my list of things that will make me judge you even if they shouldn’t I left out something that was thankfully brought to my attention by several commenters. Few things irritate me more than when people unabashedly admit that they don’t read. Now I am not talking about someone saying they don’t have time to read as much as they would like, but I mean the people who look you square in the eyes, and almost wear their ignorance as a badge of courage. “I don’t read books!” Really? Well first, that’s just sad and I am afraid that you will no longer be welcome in my presence, secondly what would possess any adult to openly say that in public? Do you think that I’ll be so mesmerized by your dumbassery that I will overlook any other character flaws you may have? In no way do I consider myself to be the ultimate authority on what is and isn’t good literature since I read the equivalent of a top 40 radio station. However, I do recognize that reading is fundamental as the PSAs so graciously told us. Plus books make for good conversation starters when you are in certain social situations (think Christmas party with the neighbors who don’t drink).

When my niece was 9 years old she told me that she didn’t like to read and I forbade her from ever saying it again. My reason was that even if it’s something you don’t enjoy doing, don’t tell people that because it will just make you look stupid. With that said, I am not the most avid reader of books. Most of the ones I read have to do with something I am trying to accomplish. Examples include several books on web design, books on graphic design, and books that deal with mastering different techniques in different computer programs I am teaching myself. Not much of my time is spent reading books for pure enjoyment. On the Road by Jack Kerouac was the last book I started reading for my enjoyment, and it’s proven difficult for me to read because it is on my computer rather than a hard copy. When I am on my computer my mind tends to wander and I try to do multiple things at once. What was this post about? Oh yeah, books I suggest you read: Read the rest of this entry »

Ways I’m helping the environment.

September 17, 2008

Search terms leading people to this site.

September 9, 2008

Obviously this is more of an entry for your amusement than it is for garnering the charm and wit of my loyal readers. What brought this about was the fact that this blog recently reached 10,000 views so I decided to show you why. Most of the traffic has been generated by my super awesome friends, and my now super awesome virtual friends, but people doing web searches also make up a considerable portion of the traffic. Keep in mind that this blog has a very eclectic range of topics so there have been some odd searches: Read the rest of this entry »

Things you’d do with only 24 hours to live.

September 8, 2008

Things you would change about yourself.

August 25, 2008

Once you get past the self-assured portion of my glossy (and handsome) exterior, you realize that I have a very short attention span. I think it is the attention span of a fruit fly, which i assume is short since they only live for a few days. I should ask Allie, she is studying to be an entomologist. It’s too bad I didn’t get to see her when I was in town for a few days. That was a fun trip. Oh yeah, post.

Getting distracted like this is only one of the few things I would change about myself if I got that chance. Ok, if we are being honest I would change more than a few. Maybe like 10, but then you wouldn’t know what to do with me, and I certainly wouldn’t know what to do with myself. Here they are: Read the rest of this entry »

Dreams you still hold on to.

August 3, 2008

One of the best bosses I ever had once told me that no matter how old you got it was important to continue reaching for your dreams. That didn’t make lots of sense to me at the time he said it, but now it resonates more than ever. Every day’s worth is measured by the progress made toward accomplishing one of these goals. Even if it is the smallest thing to help it along, the day is a success if any progress is made at all. Behold my list: Read the rest of this entry »

Scars on your body.

July 7, 2008

No matter who you are there is somewhere on your body that is scarred, and there is a story behind it. It may be a story of heroism or one of heartache. Most of mine are from me being an idiot so let’s jump right in:

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