Ways other people irritate you in public.

September 24, 2008

No lead in this time just the list inspired by being around other jackasses in public: 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 »

Fashion trends from the 80/90’s you’re glad are back.

September 20, 2008

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Things that will make me judge you even if they shouldn’t.

September 18, 2008

In my mind I like to believe that I’m a beacon of hope in this ever expanding sea of intolerance and tumult. Judging people based solely on their aptitude rather that some preconceived notion instilled in me from an early age. Then again, this is the same mind that considers the Hills to be must see TV and has Ramona Quimby Age 8 in the list of top literary works of all time (list forthcoming), so it is obviously a bit off. Just like everyone does, whether they admit it or not, when I find out certain things about you my immediate impression is altered. Depending on how those personal preferences line up with mine, this could be extremely good or extremely bad. This is an unfortunate fault of mine because it’s harder for someone to emerge from under my cloud of suspicion (even if worthy) once I find out certain things regardless of how long I have known them. There are people I’ve known for years who make statements that make me question my friendship with them. Is this wrong? Yes, but at least I can recognize my own bias and am attempting to change it. So here are a few things that I have judged you for if you have exposed them to me: Read the rest of this entry »

Interesting cat videos.

September 18, 2008

This is a totally random post to hold you over until I finish my 1st real entry in a while. Cats are funny, and I miss Buddy so this is my tribute.

  1. This made me smile
  2. This made me laugh. Hard.
  3. This creeped me out.
  4. This was just weird.
  5. This clip makes no sense to me, yet I am still strangely entertained.

More nougaty celebrity twins.

September 17, 2008

Chassi did this video and I didn’t want it to get stuck on the comments page without being seen.

Original celebrity twins separated at birth post.

Ways I’m helping the environment.

September 17, 2008

Celebrity twins separated at birth.

September 16, 2008

Memorable cries you’ve had.

September 15, 2008

In no way are these the only times I have cried in my life (I’m a senstive new aged guy who wears his heart on his sleeve) but these are the ones that stand out to me, and in no way am I ashamed by them.

If you aren’t familiar with the videos at the end and are wondering about them, good. They aren’t safe for work, but they make me laugh so hard that I cry.