Thursday, March 29, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
It’s about 1am here. I just went to the post office (yes, I go in the middle of the night).
When I was there mailing some stuff, I saw a big burly guy reading a letter at the other side of the post office. He was crying his eyes out.
I wonder what’s on that letter.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
10 Things in My Head
- The ides of March. We’re told that we have to beware of them.
Ides sounds like a delicious fruit. You have to look out for them because a big nasty cockroach-like bug lives inside it. When you take bite from this super delicious fruit, the bug springs to life and jumps down your throat and lay eggs. After a short period, thousands of these bugs will craw out of your mouth and anus.
- What is the male equivalent of a princess (spoiled girl)? Like, what do you call a spoiled guy?
- It’s cool that I can say I woke up and went to bed in my own house yesterday, but I had lunch in New York City.
- If you think having record heat in one part of the country and a snowstorm in another part is normal, you’ve got some fun surprises coming.
- I seriously need to just plan a vacation and go. It’s almost April and I’ve got no plans. I’m gonna miss out on vacationing again this year and it’s gonna seriously piss me off.
- I need to find a way to take advantage of all the stupid greedy people who are losing their homes now because they can’t pay the mortgage. Stop blaming the mortgage companies. Yes, many of them probably lied, but you still should’ve known better or not be so damn greedy.
- I found a place that would be perfect to throw a party. Seriously awesome place. It’s part of an antique store and they’ve decorated it in an old French Moulin Rouge style. Seriously awesome. Now I just need to make 125 or so friends to fill the room and it’s on.
- Something’s digging up my flowers. Something’s gonna have to die. Extreme prejudice will be applied. Then I will feed it an Ide of March.
- I think it’s time for another serious clean the house session. I can’t believe I even wrote that. A few years ago, I would’ve slapped me silly for even thinking that. Now I just want to smell Mr. Clean.
- What’s a better utensil? The spoon or the fork? I say the spoon. Nothing the fork can do that my hands can’t. My hands can’t help me drink soup. Discuss.
Monday, March 19, 2007
It has recently come to light that this administration may have had a hand in the dismissing of several US attorneys who were being a thorn in the sides of the Republicans and Neo-Cons. One of the dismissed was the attorney who prosecuted a key Republican last year for corruption. These attorneys are getting fired for doing their job. Republicans complains that they’re being unfairly targeted in corruption investigations. You know what jackass, if you were so corrupt there wouldn’t be investigations on you.
More information keeps getting revealed that the shadow government that’s run by Karl Rove was the mastermind behind this. This is fantastic. Everything that this country stands against. A government not controlled by the people, but by a few. Sadly, our society has become accepting of this and they don’t even try to hide it that much anymore. It’s open knowledge and everyday they spit and taunt the public with their power.
You can read about all this in any newspaper or the internet.
Oh, but I’m not here to say anymore on how insanely corrupt this government is. No, I’m also not here to tell you that I’m pretty sure this isn’t the kind of behavior Jesus would support as they’ve lead you to believe and how they got themselves in power.
No, what the fuck is wrong with YOU. Yes, you the general public. This is not an issue to be taken lightly. Do you know how insanely fucked up it is for the executive branch to get rid of people in the judiciary just for investigating them? They are slowly getting rid of any sort of checks they have on themselves and the rest of the government.
The judiciary goes after corruption and wrong doings. That’s all about the neo-cons. Can you not see how insanely bold and corrupt these neo-cons are that they would try to get rid of the people that are coming after them?
Who the fuck is you (neo-cons) that you can get on TV and tell America that we have to go fight a corrupt regime when you are no better then the people that you’re making the soldiers fight? These types of behaviors are exactly what we’re fighting to stop. This administration is doing the same thing.
You, the public. When the fuck are you going to wake up? These people do NOT have your best interest in mind. They do NOT have the country’s best interest in mind. They definitely do NOT have the military’s best interest in mind. They only care about one thing, and frankly, the rest of us are SOL.
In this country, we keep hearing the word democracy and how great it is. How we must spread democracy around the world. We keep hearing this, but most of the people yelling the loudest doesn’t even understand the concept.
Democracy is hard work. It’s not something that just happens. Democracy doesn’t just happen simply because you get to vote for something. Getting to vote is not what it means to be a democratic society. Democracy is advanced civilization. Democracy demands that its residents be aware of what the hell is going on. Democracy only works when the population is educated and knowledgeable. When an uneducated population votes, it’s called mob mentality, not democracy.
Even though the majority of TV networks have this topic plastered all over, I’m almost positive the majority of American doesn’t really have any idea of what’s going on. Somehow, you are so pre-occupied that you don’t care how insanely corrupt this government that you live under is and doesn’t understand the importance of this.
How do you not care? How do you not take an interest in what’s going on in society and especially the government? Have all of you been so numbed and so far removed that you don’t see the need to care any more? If that’s the case, you don’t need to live in a democracy. You don’t deserve it.
Go live in a dictatorship where they will tell you what to do and when to do it. That’s what the neo-cons are trying to do. Think Patriot act.
Those of us that understand democracy and wants to fight for our right to live in a democracy will pay attention to what’s going on.
If you’ve become so self absorbed that you don’t know what’s going on around you, or just doesn’t seem to care. I suggest you don’t vote anymore. You don’t deserve to have the rights of living in a democracy.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Check it out. The Wall Street Journal just named Ann's ghetto burger the best burger in America!
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Oh where do I start? After another long week at work, I was so ready to just relax.
It started out great as on Thursday, I went to probably the best Chinese restaurant I’ve ever been to. The chef had won the national cooking championship in China 2 years in a row (why we don’t have that here is beyond me. We’re so lame when it comes to food). I was a little hesitant first at the name, Tasty China. Seriously, that sounds like the name a stripper or a porn star.
The menu had some interesting things on it that I’ve never seen. Not ingredient wise, just the way it was prepared. Most I’ve never heard of. I was a little hesitant on that too so I ordered what I usually order. Our waiter, who also happens to be the owner, said that I didn’t want that. I said no? He said no. He told me what to order instead. He did the same with what my friend ordered.
All I have to say is that the food was amazing. It was like nothing I’ve ever tasted before. I’ve used the phrase ‘a party in my mouth’ without truly knowing what that means. I think I know what that means now.
On Friday, there was yummy Indian food followed by a few games of Battleship at the bar. Board games in the bar is just plain awesome. We also went to a possible venue/bar for St. Paddy’s day. What? You don’t test drive bars before deciding to stay there for most of the day?
It was a nice old Irish bar. They had a good Scotch/whisky menu with great prices. I order a Guinness to try it out. After all, any Irish pub worth anything should know how to pour a Guinness. My Guinness was a bit flat and tasteless. My 2nd beer and both of my friend’s beers both tasted funny as well. Oh well, so much for that bar.
Some friends stayed over from the night before. Too much drinking and Karaoke Revolution-ing. For lunch, we went to a place called Ann’s snack shop. It was a little trailer with 6 seats in a not so good neighborhood.
The lady working there, Ann, was this small thin 70-ish looking lady. She might seem nice, but she’s the burger Nazi. No burger for you! First of all, you have to be in one of the 6 seats to get served. When someone would walk in after the seats are taken, she would yell something to the effect of ‘Can’t you see it’s full? Get out and wait with the rest of the people.” It was fantastic.
I ordered the Ghetto burger. Yes, that’s what it’s called. It’s a monstrous (I’m thinking probably 1.5-2 pounds of beef) thing of heart attack beauty. To create this monster, I first saw Ann put strips of bacon in the deep fryer. She probably thinks bacon is too good for you, so let’s deep fry it. She then uses the bacon grease to deep fry the fries. OMG, I could feel my arties clog up. It was so good I couldn’t stop eating though.
After my friends woke from a short grease induced coma, we went to the park. You could not ask for a better day. The temperature was perfect. The sun was out but not too shinny. The ladies were taking advantage of the first warm weekend to let the girls come out. I love warm weather.
I wasn’t sure if we were allowed to drink in the park, so I carried a cooler that looked like a backpack to conceal it if I needed to. Boy was I wrong. When we got there, everyone was just walking around with a beer in their hand or a case.
What probably was the best part of the park was who was also there. I saw an all male cheerleading squad practice their routine. It’s everything like you’d think it’d be. Simply fantastic.
I’m quickly reminded of why I moved into the city. This is so unlike suburbia. There were only a few kids running around. Everyone was drinking and having a good time. I mentioned the all male cheerleading squad right? This was just what I’m looking for.
Today, I got inspired to do some landscaping and I redid a lot of the front of the house. I trimmed all the bushes, put down new cedar mulch, put in a little curb fence thingy, and I planted some flowers. This is the first time I’ve ever planted flowers. I was quite impressed with myself. I’m becoming quite domestic. I got some Begonias and Inpatients and I also planted some sunflowers. That should be awesome if all comes together.
This week has some big events planned. Hope it’s as good as this last weekend.
Friday, March 09, 2007
I’ve gotta say, this is my favorite time of the year in terms of sports. It’s time for the college basketball tournament.
All the work during the season leads to first the conference championships going on this week. This is where you prove your team’s dominance in your conference. For many teams, this is their last chance to show that they’ve got game and they belong in the big dance.
The conference championships will all culminate to the big selection show on Sunday where they’ll pick the 64 teams to play in the NCAA tournament for the national championship.
Unlike college football, there’s not as much controversy or drama here. I think the people who pick can do a pretty good job picking the top 64 teams (rather than picking the top 2 teams as they need to in football). There’s no room to bitch once you’re in. Win and keep moving. Lose and go home.
Besides the actual tournament, there’s the tournament bracket pick’em. This is the way for all of us to partcipate in this event. Most of you probably know about this as I’m sure I’ve emailed most of you to join my bracket. Basically, you pick who’s going to win.
What makes the tournament so much fun is all the upsets. Just because a team is seeded higher does not mean that they will do well in this one game against someone seeded lower. This is also what makes the pick’em so much fun and interesting. I can almost guarantee you that if you don’t pick upsets, you’re not going to win. I've had people get their cats to pick and do relatively well or pick by favorite color.
I think unlike professional basketball, which a lot of players are more concerned with doing well for their next big signing bonus rather than the team, I truly believe players play in the tournament for their school and the team. I think most of these guys understand that they’re not going to the NBA. This is their one shot at sports glory, and because of that, they give it their all.
Yes, I understand that this is a huge spotlight for the players, and many who do well during the tournament will go to the NBA. But I think that during the tournament, that’s in the back of their minds. They play in the tournament to represent and win for their school.
Pick out a nice bar stool. Invite some friends. It’s tournament time.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
There’s a balance in our well being that I think people in industrialized countries are seriously neglecting. Too often and for too much do we rely technology to cater to our every little comforts and compliants. At the slightest bit of discomfort, we run to something to make it better.
Mind you, these are not life threatening discomforts, just general little ones, and yet we react to them all equally.
If we feel a little warm, we instantly turn down the thermostat, if we’re a little bit cold, we instantly turn up the thermostat. If we have a little ache or pain, we run to the medicine cabinet. Nowadays, if we’re even a little bit crazy, there’s a pill to make it all better too. Of course, I’m exaggerating a little here, but not really.
I’m not against modern inventions and technology, but there is a point where we need to realize that just because we can be a little bit more comfortable, we don’t need to be and it’s ok to just suck it up a little. It's not bad to teach your body to adapt.
I think as a species we’re making ourselves weaker in a physical sense. Sure, there’re super athletes out there and very healthy people all over the place, but in general, I think we’re losing some of our physical well being. We’re becoming soft, fat, and complacent.
We’ve forgotten what it’s like to be in nature. In nature without all our advances to control it, and to live without our technology. I’m not saying we go back and live in the stone ages or anything. Everyone knows I’d go crazy without my indoor pluming. There is just a balance that we need to have and not to allow ourself to be completely dependent.
What would happen if we lost our technological advancements all of a sudden? How many people do you think will make it? At the slightest discomfort, how many of us do you think will just give up? Not ever having known any sort of discomfort.
Besides making ourselves weaker, by depending on technology so much, we also in turn become dependent to energy resources. As you know, this isn’t going to work out very well unless we create different ways to create energy.
Next time you feel like doing something just to make yourself a little more comfortable, think if you really need to waste resources to do that.
Maybe you can suck it up a little. Stop being such a wuss. It's really not too bad to tough things out.
Sunday, March 04, 2007
As some of you may know, I don’t enjoy sleeping. I don’t do all that much of it if I can help it. I’m usually up till I’m just falling asleep in my chair or sofa. When I get into bed, I always set my clock radio for 9 min for it to auto shut off. I’ve never heard it shut off.
All this non sleeping does eventually catch up to me. Once or twice a year, I’ll just sleep forever. Last night was one of these cases. I know some of you will be proud.
I went out for some early drinking goodness at my favorite pub. It had to be early cause my friend is only allowed out for a few hours in the afternoon before being called back by his girlfriend.
A lot of drinking ensued since we haven’t seen each other in a while. Our waitress informed us that we were her last table EVER. After 23 years, she’s quitting the food service industry. So yay for her.
I think I am becoming more of a regular there. I offered some of my beer that our waiter’s never had, so he was very appreciative. Another waiter from the other night I was there came by to say hi. Soon, I’ll have them yell “Pup” when I come in.
When we got back home, I was a bit drunk and it was still early, around 7pm or so. I thought I’d take a little nap and hope to make the room stop spinning. The next time I got up, it was 2am.
This happened to me when I was in Dallas too. Tried the same let’s take a quick nap thing. That so doesn’t work out. So I decided to just keep sleeping through the night and just now got up. I slept for a full 12 hours.
I do feel quite rested. Hope my body enjoyed that cause it’s not going to get sleep for a while.
Friday, March 02, 2007
Texting under the influence.
It’s not good kids. Don’t do it. It’s not worth the next day ‘oh damn why did I text that’.
Here are some of what was texted last night.
- I’m the best Dig Dug player EVER. (it’s true)
- Respect my Pimping!
- Shuffleboard is the funniest! (Funnist? Really? It’s not even a word)
- I’m so drunk I just ran into a door (don’t remember texting that or the door. Hmm)
- It’s time to dance!
- Random old job stuff (very interesting, but not for you. Just me and Howdy. Hi Howdy!)
- Seriously, I’m so drunk I ran into the door again! (Yea, definitely don’t remember that one)
There were lots of other things I would’ve texted, but apparently all my friends were either asleep or ignoring me. This was early too. This is what happens when you get old. Your friends are old and go to sleep early. Lame.
The lesson learned from last night. Don’t TUI. Have a designated holder for your cell phone.
And if you see your friends TUI, stop them. Friends don’t let friends Text under the influence.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
This is probably not what I had in mind when I said try I’d try new things, but here’s to trying some new stuff on this blog.
I just recently found all these cool stuff you can do. Yea, I’m pretty behind.
All you people that went to wordpress can suck it!! This does labels/categories now and is a whole lot easier to use.
This is still under construction, so don't get all used to anything.
Any suggestions on what else to do on here?
It’s so nice and stormy outside. I wish I didn’t have this work to do. It’d be a good time here.