Monday, October 12, 2009

How dare you call yourself an American?

In the last few months, these are the atrocious things that members or supporters of the GOP have been doing:

- Publicly heckled the President during a speech to both houses of congress.
- Insisted that children stay home from school instead of listening to a short speech from the President on staying in school and doing well.

- Calling the President every name imaginable, including a Nazi for his plans to ensure every American has health insurance (my understanding of Nazis must be WAY the fuck off if universal health care was what the Nazis were trying to do).

- Continuing to protect large insurance companies' interests/bottom lines instead of standing up for the average American.

- Refusing to do anything to regulate the financial industry even after this disasterous economic meltdown. FYI - Risky loans are at an all time high again.

- Cheered when the US lost the bid to host the Olympics. Way to support the country you jackasses.

- Booed and jeered when the President received the Nobel Peach Prize.
- Having one of the most vocal right wing clowns (Rush) come out to say that he agrees with the Taliban and Iran that Obama did not deserve the award. Can you imagine if anyone on the left said they agreed with the Taliban on anything.

Who's side are you on exactly? It certainly doesn't seem like you're on a side that pro-America. It's one thing to have opposing views, but what you are doing is NOT just having opposing views. You are opposing the United States and everything the country stands for and is trying to do.

You sir, do not have the best interest of the country at heart. I suggest you leave.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

This is what/who you're fighting for.

You need to watch this. You need to know what you're doing when you argue against health care reform. This is the company and the person you're helping. Don't think for a damn sec that you're speaking up against some fictional govt takeover of anything noble.

All you're doing is keeping Millions of Americans without healthcare and making these bastards millions of dollars. They will keep raising the price of insurance on you and your company. That is a fucking fact because they need to keep increasing their profitablity. That is capitalism. That is what you're fucking fighting for. Uncontrollable health care costs.

Seriously. I beg you. Think. Stop being so damn paranoid and scared. Stop only thinking of yourself. Stop only listing to these bastards that are all paid by the insurance companies.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Another Sunday Night

Sunday nights are tough sometimes. It's a time I dread each week. It's the last night before another week of work, another busy week of running around. Sunday night is your last chance to relax. It's your last night to mentally prepare yourself for another week of stress and onslaught from life.

I sit here on Sunday night. Drinking a nice cup of tea (Moroccan Mint this week). Thinking about last week, and thinking of the week to come. It's always the same. The routine that is.

I know life isn't scripted, nor should it be, but one thing I do think about on Sunday nights is how I'd imagine them to be, or perhaps how they should be. I imagine us making dinner. Afterwards, we would chat on the couch with a blanket if it's cold, or perhaps on the bench in the yard on a warm summer night.

We wouldn't talk about the coming week, for that will come when we go back to the real world tomorrow. No, tonight we would give our minds a rest from the real world. An escape from schedules, meetings and to-do lists. Our minds would be given the freedom to imagine. Tonight, on Sunday nights, we would talk about worlds beyond ours and dreams of what's to come. We would let our imagination take us away. We would talk about all the things that may and could be. Reality would not be barrier for us as we talk into the night.

Tomorrow when we open our eyes, it will be another week in reality. But tonight, when we close our eyes while I hold you in my arms, only our imagination will know where we'll be.

Yea, that would be a good Sunday night.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009


Too cute not to post it.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Know Who the Real Enemies are in this Fight

As the health care debate goes on, there're going to be a lot of people saying a lot of different things against any type of reform. Mostly, these are the politicans and commentators from both sides of the political parties. For the most part, that's all the general public is going to know. Either you're against health care reform, and you'll be against the democrates, or you're for health care reform and you'll think the republicans are the enemies. They want to keep your focus on the political parties. That's where they want to keep your attention.

By they, I mean the real enemies in this fight. The only people who stands to lose if there is real reform in the health care system. The only people who cares more about profits than they do about people's health and well being. The real enemy here is the health care corporations. By health care corporations I do not mean the doctors and nurses who actually are helping people. No, these corporations have little care for the doctors and nurses, nor do they care for the sick. The only care they have is money and profits.

These insanely rich health care corporations (profiting off your sickness) have bought so many of your senators and congressmen/women (pretty much all Republicans and some democrates) and are using these puppets in congress to make up lies and spread fears about any type of reform. Your representatives no longer represent you. They represent the health care corporations.

By fighting or even agreeing to not have any type of reform and to keep the status quo, you're not helping yourself, you friends, your family, your neighbors, or your fellow Americans to have better health care. The only people you're speaking for are the health care companies who only cares that you're alive so they can make money off you.

One very obvious way to find out someone's true intents is to simply follow the money. Who's giving it out, and who's receiving it.

As you can see in the special comment from Olbermann, the links are simple as to who's getting money and who's speaking out against health care reform.

Know your enemy and perhaps you will be able to make a better decision on who to listen to.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How about checking your sources?

Just 3 quick points on the health care debate before my much longer and ranter post coming soon on this topic.

1. Listening to all the anti-health reform people in congress, they keep referring to a group called the Lewin Group as their source of reference. They keep repeating this study that the Lewin Group has conducted on how hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose their private health insurance if the country were to have universal health care.

Sounds scary huh.

One thing you might want to check is this Lewin Group. They just happened to be a part of Universal Health Care. One of the largest insurance groups in the US.

This is the same health group that has agreed to pay $400 million dollars for skewing data in order to pass on medical expenses to consumers. Don't they sound like they would have your best interest in mind?

I'm sure the study that all these anti-health care reform people cites was completely unbiased.

2. Congress has arguably one of the best health care plans in the country. Guess what? It's run by the government. So you have all these people in congress saying how they don't want the government to run your health care, but it's fine for the government to run their health care? Does that make sense?

3. The health care industry has been spending about $1.5 million dollars per DAY on fighting health care reform. They're not out there with another plan. They're out there only to stop any type of reform. $1.5 million dollars a DAY. Does that not raise any red flags that they would be spending SO much money on this?

Think before you just give into fear.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Guardian

This wasn’t where he wanted to be. He knew for certain he checked everything twice before leaving for a few minutes. This task wasn’t new to him. He’s been doing this for centuries and he wasn’t the kind of person that takes short cuts or make mistakes. He takes his responsibility quite seriously. Regardless of intentions or how careful he’s been in the past, the fact is, they were gone now. Both of them.

He was trusted with one task. Look over and protect the two children until the time comes. It seems like a simple task. He did not know the importance of his task when he first accepted it. No one told him before he accepted the task, to this day, he still doesn’t know, but he didn’t really care. He knew his duty was to protect the children and that’s what he was going to do.

He was a protector and a guardian, the best in the kingdom. There were none that could meet his skills in a fight, but that wasn’t why he was chosen for the task. The elders choose him for his will is strong and unwavering. He lives only to serve and complete his task. This is especially important in this task as a weaker man would be drawn to the temptations, and temptations would lead to disaster.

The children were gone. There’s no denying that. He grabs his weapon and rushed out the door. He picks up their scent instantly and begins rushing north into the forest. With him, the forest was a perfect guardian for the children, unyielding and never resting. The forest emits an unnatural sense of fear to anyone it senses as an enemy. This fear would be paralyzing and uncontrollable to all who falls within its grasp. Nothing, not natural or supernatural would dare enter the forest.

The problem now is that they’re not with him. The children have entered the forest by themselves and he doesn’t know what the forest will do, or how it’s going to affect the children. All he knew now was that he had to find them. He has not failed them in these centuries, he will not fail now.

He rushes through the forest. He knew every tree and every step. It almost seems as if the trees were pointing him towards the children as he ran faster and faster to find them.

Throughout the years, he’s seen everything come after them. There were creatures of good and evil, angels disguised as demons, devils disguised as honest men with the smoothest tongue, and creatures of every size and shape. They all wanted the children for these two were the key to the war. Having the children means winning the war once and for all for one side.

Countless creatures were sent to get the children, but they were never much of a problem for him. These creatures, natural and supernatural, were from the highest levels of heaven and the deepest pits of hell. They were creatures that imagination could barely grasp. Yet, one after another, they were all crushed. He would not fail at his task, and he would not fail them.

As he ran, he knew he was drawing close to the edge of the forest. If the children have been taken outside the forest, they would be gone forever. They children would not be protected outside the forest. Anything and anyone could take the children. The war would be over, and with it, everything would be over.

He wasn’t told any specifics when he accepted the job. He was definitely not told who the children were. He was told to protect and guard these children, and under no circumstances, can the two children be allowed to be taken from him either by force or persuasion. There were countless attempts during these centuries, each more complicated and elaborate than the last.

He reached the edge of the forest. The scent of the children pointed them further north, but as he looked up from trying to catch his breath, he saw the two children. They were standing in the middle of the large open field. He was so relieved for a second, but it was only for a second.

He looked up and he saw them all. This was not a figurative all, this was a literal all. Every creature from Heaven had gathered on the west side of the field and every creature big and small from Hell has gathered on the east. Both sides were rushing towards the children. The two forces were within seconds of reaching the children.

Even with all the commotion on the field, a scream like no other roared above the noise. This roar shook the very ground they were all on, and everything took notice. By the time the roar had died down, he was by the children with his weapon drawn. He knew he would not survive against these numbers, but he didn’t care. He was a protector and he would guard these children with his last breath.

The creatures from each side quickly recovered and continued their rush towards the children. This would be it. He has done all for the children, but even he doesn’t think he’ll be able to survive this. This would be the final battle between good and evil and they were trapped in the middle.

He mustered all his strength preparing himself for his final battle. As he readied himself, he saw the two children walk on either side of him. Just as he was about to scream for them to get behind him, the children held out their hand towards the attackers and turned their heads towards him.

‘Thank you for protecting us all these years’, the children said in unison. ‘Our mother knew you would be the only one that can do this. Above everything else, you protected us without regard. You did not ask what or who we were. You did not question the ones that came after us. You did not allow your curiosity to hinder your task. All you knew was to keep us safe, and for that we thank you.’

The creatures were now upon them. Beasts with fire from their breath, swords with blinding light, and claws and weapons of every form were about to crash upon him and the children. The children raised their hands in unison. As if time had suddenly froze, every creature stopped instantly in their tracks. All of a sudden, it all became quite.

‘I think you deserve to know before we leave’, the child with the dark hair said. We are the children of Chaos and Order. I embody the essence and purity of evil, anything and everything. Without me, there would no longer be evil in the universe. My brother embodies good, and the same goes for him. Without him, there would be no force of good in the world. After today, we will forget that we are brothers. We will forget all the good times we had growing up together. We will forget our love for each other and we will do everything in our power to destroy each other. We will forget, like all these creatures here, that there is something beyond good and evil.

Every one hundred eons, someone new takes over heaven and hell, but there is a period before we mature and can take over the throne. During this time, we are mortal and we can be killed. If one of us were to be taken by the other side, it would be a victory for one of the sides. Of course, being so focused on the goal, they don’t realize that without one, the other cannot exist. To destroy one side would mean the destruction of the universe.

By ensuring our safety, you have ensured that the universe will exist for eons come. The tides between good and evil will lean one way or another between my brother and I through the years, but it will never tip.

As he listened to the children he was speechless. He could not believe the words that were coming out of their mouths. The concept was too grand to handle as he stood there. He remembers the children as so young and helpless. He remembers their innocence as they grew up and played around him. It was difficult to conceive who they are and what they embody.

The two children gave each other a long loving hug. This would be the last time they would get to see each other for one hundred eons. They would not remember who each other was until their time was up. The children walk their separate ways into the sea of creatures and moments later, could no longer been seen by him. Slowly, the creatures went on their separate ways.

Within moments, all was quite. All was left was him.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

You and me against the world?

I'd love to take those odds.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

What the Fuck is wrong with you people?

All you people need to look at yourselves before you opening your damn mouths and saying things that you obviously have no fucking clue about. All you hypocrites are just fucking disgusting to listen to.

You get all up and furious that 2 adults that love each other and wants to be married just because they happened to be of the same sex. You cite all your ridiculous moral high ground reasons. You made something personal such as marriage into a public affair when it really is none of your damn business.

Oh but then when someone on your side cheats on their spouse, the topic of marriage magically becomes a personal matter. It becomes a matter no one is allowed to talk about even though the person admitting guilt is a member of Congress, admitted it on TV, AND fucking speak out on some sanctity of marriage shit. All of a sudden this becomes a personal and family matter?

No. Fuck you. You're the one who have brought marriage into the public arena. You are the one that should suffer in public for being a cheating SOB adulter. You did this to yourself. You can't choose who you're going to love, but you choose when you cheat. This is ALL your fault. You did this. You chose to cheat on your wife.

What the fuck is wrong with you people? How can you even look at yourself in the mirror? How rotten and disgusting of a person are you to speak out against people who actually love each other while cheating on your wife? Somehow in all this trying to make yourself out to be some great moral person? Who the fuck is you to be telling someone that they can't be married when you're cheating on your damn wife? Way to really support that hetero only marriage concept.

And where the fuck are all you fucking sanctity of marriage people when this kind of shit happens? All I hear is others of you supporting this asshat and saying that it's between him and his wife and you hope they work it out. What the fuck?! Why do you not have the same anger when someone cheats on their partner/spouse? Does your definition of the sanctity of marriage have some kind of 'it's not that bad to cheat' clause in there somewhere? Is cheating ok by you people as long as it's all hetero?

You people are disgusting. Don't EVER EVER talk about or tell anyone what love between two adults should be like cause you don't have a fucking clue.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Open Markets

Open markets, where there are lots of stalls of people from all around the area to sell their goods. Whether it's all varieties of food, art, clothing, or other things. I've been going to a few of these markets lately. It's relatively common here in Sydney. Seems like most towns have one on the weekends.

I know this isn't a big thing or a new thing in most other countries, or even certain places in the US. I know in a lot of places around the world, this is the norm. There aren't giant mega malls or shopping centers or Super Wally-worlds. The time at the market seems to go a little slower. People aren't as rushed.

I'm really liking these markets. The more I go to them, the more I like them. I like the idea that if I'm buying food, more than likely, the dude standing in front of me is the person that grew it or raised it. There's not this big unknown chain of where did your food come from. It's the guy/gal in front of you, and they brought it from wherever they're from. Probably within a short driving distance.

If you're buying stuff, there's an even higher chance that the person selling it is the person that made it. They can probably make something else you like if you just ask. This is quite different than going to a store.

I also find people are really friendly in these markets. Both the people selling and the people buying. Since there's one in each town, it's mostly the locals. So every weekend, it's a place where people can meet or run into someone they haven't seen in a little bit. I like that idea. Actually meeting people that live around you.

As much as I'm online, you can't beat the live interactions. When you're online, for the most part, you're chatting with people you know. When you go somewhere, you could meet someone new. Just sitting around I talked to an old dude about the Health Care system in Spain and listen in on where the latest cool furniture is. I know that probably sounds quite uninteresting to most of you, but I have to stress, it's not always the topic that's interesting. It's the people that's talking about it.

I think people don't spend enough time meeting new people. At least, there aren't that many good avenues to really meet people. People always seem to have their guards up. I know there are good reasons for it as there are a lot of bad people out there. However, we can't forget that there are a lot of good people out there as well. If we keep our guards up so high all the time, everyone ends up isolating themselves. Instead of all of us world living in the same world, we're all just living in our own little world.

I for one, don't want to live in my own little world.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy July 4th!!

This is the first time I've been out of the country on July 4th since I don't remember when. It feels a little strange as it's just another day here. In the spirit of things I threw a July 4th party. Here 's the food that I made for the party:

Ponzu Garlic Shrimp skewers
Seared Scallops on the shell (with Worschester, soy sauce and a dash of tabasco)
Deviled Eggs
Mustard potato salad
Fresh Salsa and Chips
Rice Krispy treats

I think it all came out really well, especially the chili. The seafood was really good as well. I discovered this morning that I'm only a 15min walk to the Sydney Fish Markets. That place is so great. All this seafood everywhere. I can't stop drooling every time I'm there. So much fresh seafood and all so close!

I can't believe no one here's ever heard of Deviled eggs.

They don't make rice krispy treats here. I think that's a bit odd. They make mix in chocolate with their rice krispy here. Also, they call them rice bubbles, not rice krispy. Oh the things you learn.

All in all I think it went really well. I had no left overs whatsoever. It was actually a bit embarassing as I did run out of food. That did make the clean up very easy.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

You're Wrong Dick.

I'm probably a few days late on this I know, but am just finding the time now to write about this.

Yesterday, US forces began withdrawing from major Iraq cities as part of an agreement signed by then president Bush. Almost immediately, Dick Cheney got on the air and vocalized their scorn for the withdrawl. A withdrawl that was agreed to by his administration and his president.

Once again using his old allies of fear and paranoia, he says that he is concerned that the insurgents may be awaiting “an opportunity to launch more attacks." He further exclaimed, “I would not want to see the U.S. waste all the tremendous sacrifice that has gotten us to this point."

Where was this concern when Bush made the agreement in the first place? Was all their talk of when the Iraqis stand up, we will step down, just talk? Does Cheney truely think we need to be there forever to babysit a soverign nation?

Ah, now there lies the question. What is his end goal? Does he really care about the safety of the Iraqi citizens? Does he really want to see democracy blossom? Does he really care about our men and women bravely fighting in Iraq? Is he just doing this to help the Republicans take a stab at the Obama administration? The answer to all those questions is no. I don't believe Cheney gives a rats ass about any of those things. If you think he cares about any of those things, I've got some nice beach front land in the outback to sell you.

Much like what he did to start the war, he will say anything to continue the war for as long as possible. It doesn't matter to him the sacrifices that are made by everyone involved. The pain and suffering of families that are broken up each day this war continues. That's not something that concerns him. What concerns him is him and his friend's ability to profit off this mess and misery.

Cheney has, and probably always will, be only concerned with one thing. That thing is money. Pure and simple. Directly or indirectly, this war he has masterminded has made some people very rich. The longer America and Americans are in Iraq, the longer he and his friends will have the golden goose.

Before we go, let me just quickly give you a couple of examples of when he's wrong.

"There's overwhelming evidence that there was a connection between al Qaeda and the Iraqi government."-- Cheney; Jan. 2004


"I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency."-- Cheney; Jun. 2005


Cheney stated for years that the position of VP is NOT part of the Executive Branch; all while seeking more "Executive power" for the position -- while simultaneously claiming he didn't have to comply with an Executive order on safeguarding classified information.


"...whatever the president does during war is legal."-- Cheney; Dec. 2008


You're WRONG Dick. You always have been. You probably always will be.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Going Backwards?

I look at my life a year ago. I was living in my own 3 bedroom house by myself with a nice new hybrid car. I lived around my family and friends. I had several routines that I did like grocery shopping, the sunday routine, etc. The majority of my friends were married or married with kids. We plan weeks advance to go out together. When we talked, the conversation seems to always go to kids, finance stuff, kids, or something about the future and by future I means years ahead and the kid's future.

I look at my life now. I live in the opposite side of the world in a 3 bedroom townhouse with 2 flatmates. My flat once again has a beer fridge. I have not driven in almost a year now. When I say I live around my friends now, it means a few minutes walk. Not the 30-45min drive I used to do. I have no friends that are married and def none that has children. Going out is the norm. We plan weeks advance to have a night in. When we talk, the conversation seems to be about work, food, things to do, places to go. When we talk about the future, it is generally not about any longer than 12 months ahead.

I'm not sure what exactly is happening here. It seems that I've gone down the path that everyone goes down, but suddenly for whatever reason, I made a U-turn. I don't know if that's the right decision. I don't know what exactly what I'm doing now or in the future. I do know that I quite enjoy it now and I think that's what I'm going to do for a while. I'm just going to enjoy it without thinking that much more ahead. I'll think about all this deeper meaning crap later.

Hopfully, that's a sign that I'm actually moving forward.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Haven't posted a photo in a while

I know it's a very cliché shot, but I don't think that's always a bad thing.
That's my footprints on the beach at Coff's Harbour.

Hopefully, I can take that shot again and there'll be more feet next time.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Things on my mind.

There are so many things on my mind right now. I've been having problems putting together a post. I think I just have half thoughts or just undeveloped thoughts. It would start out well and then it would go away. So I thought I'd just start writing. This post will probably suck, but I'm writing, so that's something.

You know, Australia is great. I went away for a road trip this weekend up the coast. I got to experience some amazing scenery, got to ride a camel across a desert, hiked in a rainforest, walked on the beach, and saw a giant banana (really not that big).

I went to my first bed and breakfast. I don't think I like it. I feel like I'm intruding on someone's house (which I technically am). It's just creepy if you ask me. It was nothing against the people running it or the place. It was all lovely. The people were super nice. It's just strange that's all.

I need to figure out a way to make a lot of money. I think the island life is more what I need. This whole working all the time thing isn't working out for me. Anyone have a pyrmid scheme that I can get in early on?

I'm so glad I'll be moving next week. I think I'm very allergic to this apt I'm in. I'm always sneezing here. That and the new construction is making all kinds of bugs crawl out and that's freaking me out. I don't do bugs. They get dealt with extreme prejudice.

I could write about the thing that's actually on my mind, but not now. Probably not ever.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What the fuck is wrong with you people?

You underestimate who we have in Arkham.

Even though the current administration is trying to right the mistakes of the last eight years, the biggest obstacle they’re facing seems to be the general public. A population so programmed from the last administration to react to fear, that they no longer understand how to live without being afraid of something or what it feels like to have a set of balls.

There’s a big debate going on right now about what to do with the detainees from Gitmo. A suggestion has been put forth that we put some of these detainees in jails here in the US. This of course is logical, but to the general public is when all hell breaks loose.

Everyone seems to be so afraid of these guys. So afraid of what they might do. Seriously people, what the fuck. It’s not like we’re setting these guys free in the US.

Most of you probably live in your nice quite little suburbia world, and probably have no idea what jails are like or who we have in our jails. You think the only people that are in jails are people who sell a little drug or do a little robbery? You think the only people that are in jails are the people who get arrested on Law and order or CSI?

No. Jails are fucked up and the people we have in jails are fucked up as well. We have people in jail that are ten times more dangerous and violent then these people will ever hope to be. These terrorists may hate America and want to do harm to Americans, but we have people in jail that hates everything and everyone. They would kill you for fun. They don’t care who you are or what your beliefs are. I dare any of these terrorist be put into general population of some of the jails we have. I’m willing to bet they wouldn’t last very long. I put my money on our home breed psychopaths.

If you knew more facts before immediately reacting with fear like a little bitch, you’d know the Gitmo detainee would probably be put into Supermaxs. NO ONE IN HISTORY has ever escape from a supermax. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen just the outside of a supermax, but it's pretty damn secure. Most of the people in our supermax system now would make most these detainees look like a fucking care bear.

The US has more people in jail than anywhere else in the world other than China. Don’t you think we know how to keep someone locked up? Aren’t you underestimating our ability to keep someone in jail a bit here?

The fact is. We have much more violent and psychotic people in our jails than these terrorists will ever hope to be and we keep them locked up quite well. Don’t underestimate our criminals and think that these terrorists are some super breed of bad guys that you should be so afraid of. They are no better. They are nothing. They’re just your common criminals. We’ve kept our psychos locked up quite well, and we’ll do the same with these people.

Stop being so fucking afraid of everything. It’s so pathetic that you cower to everything. Somehow you’ve been lead to believe that these guys are super villains or something and that no jail can hold them. Get this through you head. They’re not. We're not dealing with Magneto here. It's just another criminal like the hundreds of thousands that we have.

You have no idea what real fear is or what you really should be afraid of. These people are not it. They’re just like any other low life uneducated ignorant criminal out there. No better, no worse. Terrorist feed on fear. The more and longer you’re afraid of them, the more life you will give them so cut that shit out. Treat them like the common criminals they are and you will take away their most powerful weapon.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Not my finest hour

This is not going to be a very good post. I can tell you that now. Not because it's not that interesting, but more because I can't remember that many details to share, and some of the details that I do remember, I'm def not sharing. Not even here.

Last Friday started like any other Friday. Had meetings, did some work, had my usual Friday lunch. Nothing unusual.

I had a party with some Ultimate (Frisbee) people later that night so I was taking it easy during the day. Those things tend to go very long. It gets to the end of the working day, and me and a friend decided to grab a couple of beers before heading off to the party.

I got to the pub on time, which by my friend's time, is about 30 min too early. Luckily, this was my pub and my fav bartender was back from her trip to the US. We caught up a bit, and I had a few drinks while I waited. I was thinking I'm going to be so far ahead of him by the time he got here. Boy was I wrong.

When he finally showed up, it happened that he had left work a few hours ago and had started drinking. So he's had not a few drinks on me, but a few hours of drinking ahead of me. So instead of getting beers, as soon as he came in, he was getting shots for us. I knew nothing good happens after shots.

After a few shots, we got on the Ferry to go to the party in Manly (about a 30min ferry ride from the city). By now, we're probably still ok. Not like able to drive ok, but still ok.

This was a BYO party, and I told my friend to grab a bottle of Jack for the party while I went to the bathroom. I can drink a lot of that without getting really drunk. When I came back he had a bottle of Vodka in his hand. Oh crap.

I can't do vodka. We're not in College. There is never a time for vodka in my book. Sadly, being that I've been drinking so much already, I just agreed and we went on to the party.

This is where things gets fuzzy. The party was great. It was a house party. Lots of people, lots of drinking, and lots of soup (the host loves making soup). The kinda neat thing about this party was that there was a talent show. People did all kinds of talents.

Two acts really stood out. The first was this older couple. They performed a flamingo dance. It wasn't the fast version you would usually see, but a slow more expressive version. There was a lot of foot stomping. It was so good, and so impressive being they're a bit older.

The other act that stood out was the last act. This was from the host. She did a stand up routine which in my book is one of the hardest things ever to do. It was hilarious though. It was about how her not working on Fridays is actually more difficult than those of us that does work on Friday.

After this is where things get really fuzzy. My friend and I had finished the bottle of vodka by the time the talent show was over. I texted my dancing friend who said she was at a nearby pub and was ready for some dancing. Of course, I immediately jump at the chance for dancing.

So after this, I really have no idea. I know me and my friend walked to the pub. The next thing I remembered was kind of dancing somewhere. My friend no where to be found, and I was dancing with some strangers. Great story huh?

What I found out later is this. We got kicked out of a few bars for being disorderly. I'm not a disorderly drunk, I'm more of a touchy feely drunk, so this part was strange. We then went to the place with the dancing, and my friend wanted me to go with him to the casino to meet up with some girls, but I wanted to stay with my dancing friend and dance so he left.

I remember dancing some, then leaving my friend for the wharf to catch the last ferry home. She repeatedly asked to walk me there, but of course I refused. Such a bad idea.

I got to the wharf and I had missed the last ferry. I think I then proceeded to pass out at the wharf. The next thing I remembered was waking up at home butt naked. I have no idea how I got home nor do I know why I was naked. I'm not a naked kinda guy. I'm more of a boxer/tshirt dude. So the naked thing is very strange.

I checked my wallet the next morning, and it didn't seem like anything was missing. I did find some of my clothes in the hallway to my apt. Apparently, I also made some calls to people that may not have been a good idea. Nothing seem to be amiss really.

I still have no idea how I got home.

Drinking is bad.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I'm sitting here on a Sunday night. Trying not to think about all the work that I still have to do. Instead, I'm staring at a blank word doc. I am so desperate to be able to write something. Anything. Even things like rants which I have never had any issues with, are not coming to me. As a matter of fact, nothing is coming to me anymore.

I'm reading over all the things I've written before. Both here on this blog and all the things I've kept to myself. I remember writing these. I remembered having so much to say and so many ideas that my fingers were having a difficult time typing it all into words. Now, nothing is coming to me anymore.

This probably sounds a bit crazy, but I used to get a lot of ideas from the different voices in my head. They all had something to say. They were connected to something bigger. Part of a collective conscientiousness perhaps. Whatever it was, it had ideas. It had things to say.

It has all gone quite now. No matter what I do, or what I try, I can't reconnect to that place. I can't hear anything anymore. It's all so silent.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I had a dream
Strange as it seems
It was my perfect day

You were here
Standing next to me
This is my perfect day

This is what I’ve always want and always will want
You standing next to me
That would be my perfect day

I know this will never happen again
This is only a dream
My perfect day

I miss you.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I don’t think the storm that’s gathering is what you think.

In case you’re still an ignorant and small-minded hate monger, let me give you yet another argument over the issue of same-sex marriage.

One of the primary purposes of the government is to keep records of its citizens and to ensure that transactions within society are done properly and orderly. As far as the government is concerned, the main purpose of marriage is to record the contract between 2 people. With a marriage contract, two people gives each other rights to many things such as rights to property, a say in medical decisions, taxes, etc. There are certain powers and responsibilities that each partner gives to each other once they’re married. This is what the government is concerned with knowing and keeping track of.

The majority of arguments out there against gay marriage has a religious tone / reasoning behind it. I would still argue the interpretation of your religious reasons, but for argument sakes, let’s pretend your religion is anti-love/happiness/gay marriage. If your religion does not tolerate gay marriage, then I do support the fact that you do not need to spiritually recognize gay marriages or perform gay marriages within your church/mosque/synagogue/religious building. That is your right as a faith.

However, one of the main principles that this country was built on, one of the main reasons that makes this country unlike those theocratic governments in the middle east and in other parts of the world, is that we believe in a separation between church and state. As far as the state is concerned, marriage is a legal contract. The state cares about the contract being signed, documented, and exercised properly. That’s all it cares about. All the reasons that the opposition puts out there against gay marriage are theocratic reasons, which a secular government should not care anything about.

Have you ever stopped to think what you’re doing by trying to influence the government with your religious small-minded views? You’re basically trying to change the government to a theocratic government. Is that what you want to see? That this country of ours be run by one single set of religious rules? Have you seen how other theocratic governments are like? Is that what you want us to be like? Because that’s what you’re trying to do by pushing such hate agendas such as banning gay marriages.

Along those same lines, what do you think the people in the Taliban, Al-qaeda, and other terrorist groups trying to do? In case you haven’t taken a second to figure this out, they’re trying to reshape all governments in the world by a set of religious rules. This is the same agenda as what you’re pushing. It doesn't matter what religous rules, but at the end of the day, both you and the terrorist groups want theocratic governments. So in case you haven’t realized this, you have the same agenda as the terrorists we’re fighting. You are helping their agenda to create theocratic governments. So don’t EVER talk about being patriotic if you support banning gay marriage because you’re not on our side. You have the same ideal and agenda as the terrorist.

In case you’re getting confused with what I’m saying here, let me put this really clear to you. The United States government is (suppose to be) secular. Meaning that it doesn’t have anything and shouldn’t have anything to do with religion. It doesn’t care who’s getting married as long as it’s between 2 people and they sign a contract (marriage certificate). You religious folks have the right to not recognize gay marriage within your religion and can refuse to perform any ceremonies that involve gay marriage. That is your right.

As longs as we keep these two things separate, things will be ok. For example, the government should not tell any religious group that they HAVE to perform a gay ceremony if they didn’t want to. That would be a violation of the separation of church and state. Along those same lines, religious group should NOT be lobbying the government to ban gay marriage because that is also a violation of church and state. Which technically if a church does lobby, they are now a political group and should lose their tax exempt status.

With so many problems going on around the world right now, how you could possible waste any time and resources on this utterly ridiculous issue is beyond me. All that shows is that you’re either not intelligent enough to understand what are the real issues in the world today, or that your main agenda is to push for a theocratic government which puts you in the same group as the terrorists.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Why don't these douche baggers realize that this whole idea of tea-bag party is not a grass root effort? This whole idea is well funded by Republican million and billionaires and sponsored by Fox News. They're looking to keep the tax cuts for the ultra rich, not for you. They are just using you. They could give a rat's ass about you and you will never become one of these people that will benefit from these tax cuts for the super-rich.

How absolutely ignorant and disrespectful can you be by comparing your idiotic little circus sideshow with what the founding fathers did.

Think what you're doing. Fighting for the super rich to keep more of their money. That's great. Really good cause you've selected there. Cause no one need help like those poor super rich people. They sure need someone to speak and fight for them.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The night started out well enough. Made a nice dinner, had a couple of drinks. Got all ready to do some writing. So I’m sitting here in front of the computer with a blank page. I used to have so many ideas that I’d have trouble deciding which idea to go with. Tonight, I’ve got nothing. It seems that it’s been a trend lately. A trend of nothing.

This is quite a disturbing trend. I’m not used to not having anything creative in my head. Not sure what I did to lose it. Not sure where it went, but I seriously need to get it back. There are a lot of stories that I need to put into words. A lot of tales that I need to tell. I hope the words and thoughts come back to my head soon. I know the images are there. I just need the words to describe them, to tell their story. Come back soon.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sound Relief

After devastating natural disasters swept through Victoria and Queensland last month, a charity concert was held to help raise some money for the victims. In Victoria, multiple fires swept the state destroying thousands of homes and killing hundreds of people. These uncontrollable fires also consumed countless numbers of animals and wildlife. Just think about cute little koalas being too slow to escape the fires. :(

On the opposite end, Queensland was being drowned by massive floods across the costal areas after weeks of continuous rain.

An amazing lineup was put together for these relief concerts. There were 2 concerts being held at the same time. One in Melbourne and one in Sydney. A few of the artist flew to both venues so they can perform for everyone which I thought was cool. All of the artist, crew, advertising, and venue were all donated so that 100% of the proceeds could go to the charity.

Here’s the line up (in order of appearance):

Coldplay – Coldplay opened the showed at around noon. This was pretty surprising for a band this big to open a charity show, or as Chris Martin said ‘I thought our band was doing ok. Didn’t think we’d be the 15th opening band for Barry Gibbs (Bee Gees)'. As expected though, their set was amazing. They played ‘Fix you’ for their last song, which rocked as it’s one of my favorites. In case you were wondering, Coldplay had their own concert to perform that same night so they had to do this early. Props to them for taking the time out to perform with their concert schedule.

Wolfmother – I only knew one song from these guys. They rocked it. I couldn’t get over the fact that the lead singer looked like a non-steroid version of Carrot top.

I didn’t know the next few bands – Hoodoo Gurus, Little Birdy, Architecture in Helsinki, You Am I, Josh Pyke. I’m sure if I was more hip I’d know who these people are.

After that, Marcia Hines sang a song. This was interesting as she’s one of the Australian Idol judges. Interesting to see if an Idol judge knew what she was talking about.

Then the time came. The moment I was waiting for. Up next. Taylor Swift!!!! It’s embarrassing I know. I was singing at the top of my lungs during her entire set. I felt a bit bad for everyone around me, but not bad enough to stop. What I thought was a bit surprising was how excited the crowd was for her. I didn’t think she was that big outside of the US, but apparently she is. She performed much better than I thought she would (I thought her SNL and CMT awards performance last year needed a little bit of performance). She had a great stage presence and got the crowd all fired up (fired up enough where a fight broke out). She ran around the stage and was very energetic which was fun to watch. She is also as cute in person as on TV.

Eskimo Joe came on next. Nothing to report here.

Next came the 3rd of 4 bands I really wanted to see. Jet. They were quite good. Again, more fun singing with a stadium full of people.

After Jet’s set, came time for a special announcement. Sort of a reminder of why we’re actually there. Up on the monitor came 2 guys that I wasn’t expecting. Price Harry and Price Williams. They got quite a high pitch squealing welcome from the audience. They had a nice speech thanking everyone for their efforts, especially the firemen and emergency services people. After that, Kylie Minogue came on in Melbourne (live telecast). In case you didn’t know, they absolutely adore Kylie here. Kylie led a sing-a-long of ‘I still call Australia home’.

After the special announcement came the last act that I was there for. The Presets. I don’t think most people outside of Australia would’ve heard of them, but they rock (electronically) something hard. Just listening to the album is ok, but this is the second time I’ve heard them live and it’s simply amazing live. Everyone was up and dancing in the stadium. There wasn’t a person sitting.

Right before they started playing, the rain started coming down pretty hard. I don’t think anyone cared and it just seemed to just get people more excited as they all danced to the Presets in the rain. There were lightening everything. It almost seems as if the skies were dancing along as well and providing the light show.

After the Presets were done, about half the stadium cleared out. I had planned to leave after the Presets as well, but a certain someone was keeping me there. That’s for another time.

So I stayed and listened to the next band. Icehouse (not the beer). I don’t know who made the schedule, but to put Icehouse (who’s songs are older than most of the people at the concert) after the Presets is just silly. I knew one song from them.

Finally, the final act of the night came on. Barry Gibbs (Bee Gees). The first impression I had was that he looked really old. We heard a few songs, but then we decided to leave before he finished. I read today that Olivia Newton-John joined Barry to close the concert. I was a bit bummed I didn’t see that, but after 10 hours of concert, I was pretty done.

Other big acts performing in the Melbourne concert was Kings of Leon, Jack Johnson, and Midnight oil (very interesting to have your current minister of the environment be in a rock band)

Overall, it was a great concert. I believe it was the biggest concert ever in Australia. I was very happy to have been a part of it. I would say my favorites were easily Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Jet, and Presets. Objectively, I would say Coldplay had the best set followed by Presets, Taylor, and Jet. Personally though, I would say Presets (since I like dancing), Taylor Swift, Coldplay, and Jet.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Not that I'm suprised.

I just like to point out your own hypocrisy.

Porn in the USA: Conservatives Are Biggest Consumers
8 of Top 10 Porn-Consuming States Voted Republican in 2008 Presidential Election

from ABC News.

A new nationwide study (pdf) of anonymised credit-card receipts from a major online adult entertainment provider finds little variation in consumption between states.

"When it comes to adult entertainment, it seems people are more the same than different," says Benjamin Edelman at Harvard Business School.

However, there are some trends to be seen in the data. Those states that do consume the most porn tend to be more conservative and religious than states with lower levels of consumption, the study finds.

"Some of the people who are most outraged turn out to be consumers of the very things they claimed to be outraged by," Edelman says.


The biggest consumer, Utah, averaged 5.47 adult content subscriptions per 1000 home broadband users; Montana bought the least with 1.92 per 1000. "The differences here are not so stark," Edelman says.

Number 10 on the list was West Virginia at 2.94 subscriptions per 1000, while number 41, Michigan, averaged 2.32.

Eight of the top 10 pornography consuming states gave their electoral votes to John McCain in last year's presidential election – Florida and Hawaii were the exceptions. While six out of the lowest 10 favoured Barack Obama.

Old-Fashioned Values

Church-goers bought less online porn on Sundays – a 1% increase in a postal code's religious attendance was associated with a 0.1% drop in subscriptions that day. However, expenditures on other days of the week brought them in line with the rest of the country, Edelman finds.

Residents of 27 states that passed laws banning gay marriages boasted 11% more porn subscribers than states that don't explicitly restrict gay marriage.


States where a majority of residents agreed with the statement "I have old-fashioned values about family and marriage," bought 3.6 more subscriptions per thousand people than states where a majority disagreed. A similar difference emerged for the statement "AIDS might be God's punishment for immoral sexual behaviour."

"One natural hypothesis is something like repression: if you're told you can't have this, then you want it more," Edelman says.

You people are pathetic and your views are utterly worthless. You are the problem in society. You are the social disease that's keeping the rest of us from moving forward.

How sad you can't see it when you look in the mirror.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Here's your new up and comer.

Jindal Admits Katrina Story Was False

By Zachary Roth

Looks like the game is up.

Remember that story Bobby Jindal told in his big speech Tuesday night -- about how during Katrina, he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with a local sheriff who was battling government red tape to try to rescue stranded victims?

Turns out it wasn't actually, you know, true.

In the last few days, first Daily Kos, and then TPMmuckraker, raised serious questions about the story, based in part on the fact that no news reports we could find place Jindal in the affected area at the specific time at issue.

Jindal had described being in the office of Sheriff Harry Lee "during Katrina," and hearing him yelling into the phone at a government bureaucrat who was refusing to let him send volunteer boats out to rescue stranded storm victims, because they didn't have the necessary permits. Jindal said he told Lee, "that's ridiculous," prompting Lee to tell the bureaucrat that the rescue effort would go ahead and he or she could arrest both Lee and Jindal.

But now, a Jindal spokeswoman has admitted to Politico that in reality, Jindal overheard Lee talking about the episode to someone else by phone "days later." The spokeswoman said she thought Lee, who died in 2007, was being interviewed about the incident at the time.

This is no minor difference. Jindal's presence in Lee's office during the crisis itself was a key element of the story's intended appeal, putting him at the center of the action during the maelstrom. Just as important, Jindal implied that his support for the sheriff helped ensure the rescue went ahead. But it turns out Jindal wasn't there at the key moment, and played no role in making the rescue happen.

There's a larger point here, though. The central anecdote of the GOP's prime-time response to President Obama's speech, intended to illustrate the threat of excessive government regulation, turns out to have been made up.

Maybe it's time to rethink the premise.

It's pretty clear and I really hope you can see this. It's not government that doesn't work. It's Republicans in government that doesn't work. Like Bush, who flew over the site days later, Jindal wasn't there till days later either. Worse yet, trying to take credit for something that he overheard. Disgusting.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

What the fuck is wrong with you people?

So the new administration recently announced a bailout plan for Wall Street in the sum of about a trillion dollars through various things. After seriously fucking everything up, and I really mean fucking things up for everything, they’re complaining they don’t like the plan?

Really? You don’t like that plan that’s going to put a trillion dollars into the market after you have single handily fucked it up because of your greed and utter incompetence? You have proven once and for all that capitalism doesn’t work without regulations because humans (and especially those on Wall Street) are inherently greedy and must be controlled.

The concept to let markets take care of themselves because they’ll be able to regulate themselves is a fucking joke. That’s about as good of a plan as giving a crack head a bag of crack and telling him not to use any of it. Only ‘someone you can relate to’ would EVER fucking think that way. This is why you are not fit to the president of this country. This is why you don't want an average Joe to be the president. Congratulations to all of you that voted to have ‘someone you can relate to’ be the president for the last 8 years.

I don’t think you people understand how badly you’ve fucked up everything because of your greed. All for what? So you can go buy another plane? You’ve fucked up people’s retirement plans. Plans they’ve been working forward to for decades. In a matter of a few years you’ve managed to destroy it all. You’ve fucked up schools and charity’s funds so they can’t help those in need. Not only have you fucked the present, but you’ve fucked the future as well. That’s nothing short of impressive.

You’ve made the average people poor, and poor people in dire need. Sure, those of you that has millions has lost money too, but you know what? They’re not starving. So you can’t buy another luxury car or maybe not being able to fly first class (oh no!), but you know what, at the end of the day, you’re not starving. Because of what you did, you are causing actual people to suffer. Most of whom had nothing to do with this. I’m sure most of you on Wall Street are too self absorbed to care, but you are directly the cause of pain and suffering of so many people. Congratulations. Hope whatever bonus you got years before was worth this.

You’ve fucked up people’s sense of security in financial institutions because of your greed and you set up some bizarre standard that each company must constantly grow in profits or be punished. With these expectations, there’s no wonder companies would do whatever is necessary to meet you asinine and pretty much random expectations of growth. Ok, that’s a rant for another day.

Just a quick flashback. Do you remember when a certain president was pushing that we put all our social security money into the stock market? That would’ve work out well huh.

What’s worse is that not only do the people on Wall Street not really get it (still paying out bonuses last year to executives and still trying to buy a private plane), but there are people in the government who defends how these top executives does things.

There has been for a while and most recently a call to limit the compensation of top level executives in these Wall Street firms. These fuckers who have driven their company straight into the ground because of their greed and lack of morality gets paid ridiculous amounts of money. Instantly, you have most Republicans lining up to defend their compensation. That’s great. Not only that, why has no one argued to remove all these dumbasses from their office?

They obviously suck at their job. Look at their job performance. Who else can suck so badly, completely and utterly fail and still keep their job? Do these companies really have no one better to run them? Are there really NO one in their entire company or elsewhere that they can find to do a better job? If that is true, you’ve got some real problems.

I have worked with this population. I’m not just blowing this out my ass. I have had many banking and financial firms as customers. I know how it is there. No one is worth that much money. Period. I have argued so many times that they need to evaluate how these people are brining in so much money for the company. Everytime, I'd get my hands slapped for wanting to 'bother' these people.

This is a sector where high functioning psychotics and sociopaths freely roam, are feared, and rewarded to enforce their deep clinical problems. Unlike almost anywhere else in society where these types of behavior are frown on and medicated, this greed driven sector promotes and nurtures these people.

The point is. For so many years, so many people have pushed Wall Street and ‘Capitalism’ as the cure all for all problems. So many people thought Wall Street would be able to control themselves. Even though most people didn’t understand how Wall Street and financial firms actually made money, they put their trust (and their money) into Wall Street. We all turned a blind eye as to how they actually made money, and we refused to regulate them because they made money (once again, no one knew how), but as long as the profits were coming in, people didn’t care.

What you see today is the result of not asking questions. Not caring how people and institutions made money as long as they were making money. This is what happens when you waste your time trying to regulate individual people’s personal lives instead of worrying about real problems in society. This is what happens when you trust greed to do the right thing.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cause if I put the post I really want up, it would be pathetic.

Instead, I'll give you this.

Peter: Hey hey I got an idea. Lets play "I Never." You got to drink if you did the thing that the person says they never did.
Cleveland: Oh I got one, I never slept with a women with the lights on.(They all drink.)
Joe: I'll go next, uh I never had sex with Cleveland's wife.(Quagmire and Cleveland drink.)
Peter: alright lets see uh, I never did a chick in a Logan airport bathroom.(Only Quagmire drinks.)
****About 33 drinks later****
Peter: God lets see what else is there um...I never gave a reach-around to a spider monkey while reciting the Pledge of Alligence.Quagmire: Oh God.(Quagmire takes a drink.)
Joe: I uh I never picked up an illegal alien at Home Depot to take home a choke me while I touch myself.
Quagmire: Oh come on!(Quagmire drinks again.)Peter: I never did the same thing except with someone from Joann Fabrics.Quagmire: Oh God this is ridiculous. You guys suck! (Drinks more and passes out.)

Auctioner: Our first item is a pair of panties confiscated from a prostitute.
Quagmire: Fifty bucks.
Auctioner: She had nine STDs.
Quagmire: Forty-five bucks.
Auctioner: And when we caught her she wet herself.
Quagmire: Fifty bucks.

Quagmire: Hey there sweetie, how old are you?
Connie: 16.
Quagmire: 18? You're first.
Connie: Mom!
Quagmire: I like where this is goin'! Giggidy, giggidy, gig-gi-dy!

Monday, February 09, 2009


To all those people and families that lost people, pets and/or their home in this fire. Our best wishes goes out to you.

To all those hard working fire fighters and other relieve workers that's been working endlessly to contain the fire and help those in harm's way, I say good on ya. Get a well deserved beer after we get this thing contained.

To all those that's donated time or money, thanks.

According to the news, the fire is just at a midpoint right now. There are still about 24 uncontrolled fires burning right now. There could still be a lot worse to come as the home and death toll keep rising.
Here's to hoping they're wrong.

Friday, January 23, 2009

25 Things You Probably Already Knew About me

In case you don't, or in case I forget about myself.

In no particular order.

25. I will be the first to admit that I listen to some embarassingly cheesy music and watch embarassingly cheesy movies.
24. I LOVE 80s and dance music.
23. I'm addicted to playing Ultimate.
22. I am confused as to where I should be in life.
21. I miss my friends and family back home.
20. I will own a bar someday.
19. I love to dance.
18. I want to find someone that smilies and is excited when they see my mobile calling theirs.
17. I think one day we'll screw up the planet enough that Godzilla will wake up and kick our ass.
16. I think people need to relax about what's not important. It's not necessary to get that excited about trivial things. And yes, most things are trivial in the grand scheme of things.
15. There's a time and place for John. There's a time and place for Pup.
14. I never want to stop going to new places, eating new food, having new experiences, learning new things.
13. I love the water. I love watching it, listening to it, being on it, being around it. Just not being in it.
12. I love to sing along to songs but I'm a terrible terrible singer. Too bad for you I don't care :) 11. I hope I never say "I wish I'd......" when I get old.
10. Even though I work insane amount of hours, I work to live. I don't live to work.
9. I believe there will be a zombie uprising that will end humanity.
8. If I can choose a superpower, I would choose between time stop or being able to communicate with anyone and anything.
7. I have music on pretty much all the time. I think life is better with a soundtrack.
6. Smell is very important to me. I love it when things smell good. Especially people.
5. I love to people watch. I love making up stories about them. I could do that all day.
4. Roast pork on rice is one of my favorite dishes in the world.
3. I love to cook and have dinner parties.
2. I think sleeping is a waste of time.
1. I detest the idea of perfection. Perfection means you can no longer grow and learn anymore as you've can't get any better. If you can't become better and learn more, there's no reason to exist.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I Pledge

I know this is a bit cheesy. It nevertheless sends a very good message. For too long have we only cared about only what's around us. For too long have we only cared about ourselves.

The mentality of the last 8 years was 'you're either with us or against us'. That type of thinking has corrupted this country and put this country in a bad light all around the world.

We have a chance now. A very good chance to change. What will make America great again is not how many bombs we can shoot off. It's not how many 'bad guys' we catch. What will make America great is to show the world the kind of people we are. The kind of people that cares about each other and others around the world. The kind of people that others can look up to as role models. We can become that country again that everyone around the world loved and respected. We can be that beacon of light again.

Don't wait till someone else does it. Be the change.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Finally. The End is Near.

After 8 nightmarish years under this man, I hope this is last time we have to discuss how badly he's screwed not just the US, but the world.

Here to my support to Obama who has inherited the worse possible situation in US history (since maybe FDR). Here's to him cleaning up after your 'average joe/make decisions from his gut' that you thought could run our country from all the crap in the last 8 years.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Welcome Back Sunday

For the longest time, I've had a nice little Sunday routine going. I would wake up to a great radio show called 'Organic X'. I'd go downstairs and get the Sunday paper and a juice. Read over the paper, check out some ads, and cut out a few coupons. By then, it's time for one of my favorite shows of the week. Meet the press with Tim Russert.

I got really attached to this routine. It was a wonderful start to the last day of the weekend before having to go back to the mundane of work the next day.

Soon, things started to fall apart. The radio station that played Organic X no longer existed. Having been replaced by some top 40s station that replayed the highlights of the week's morning show. Not the same.

Then it totally fell apart when Tim Russert passed away unexpectedly. That totally destroy any resemblance of my Sunday. Meet the Press was the anchor of my Sunday. Tim Russert was the anchor of the anchor of my Sunday. Without him, it's not the same.

For months and months, I didn't know what to do on Sunday. I didn't have my routine. I looked for stuff to do. I tried doing different things. Some of it was quite fun, but it just didn't stick. It just wasn't my thing.

Well, I'm happy to report, I think I may have found a good anchor for new my Sunday down under routine. I found this place completely by accident. I was walking around with a friend when I heard some music coming from a pub. Not that I needed that much convincing to go visit a pub, we went in to check things out.

Then I saw it. There was a jazz band playing some great old time tunes. The average age in the pub was about 65. Yea, they're old, but they were rocking it. The band was really good. They had great sets (unfortunately, they had to take a break after a few songs, but that's understandable).

It was great seeing these old folks rocking out to the music. They were dancing and this week, they were singing. This is where the band was really impressive. One of the old ladies would walk up to the band and tell them a song, and they would know the song. Very impressive stuff.

So I think I'm going to make the visit to this pub part of my regular Sunday routine.

Here's to rebuilding my Sundays.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Here's to 2009

Here's to getting not just what I want, but what I need

Here's to having less what if's

Here's to finding that light to lead me home