Saturday, June 12, 2010

He said what?

Night before last, in the very middle of the night, I woke up to go to the bathroom.  After I returned to bed and was about to drift away, Justin says this in his sleep and in the most proper voice you can imagine: "I simply cannot resist putting my dirty little fingers into each and every one of these goldfish bowls."  Where in the hell it came from, I have no idea, but I’ve been cracking up ever time I think about it.

Friday, June 11, 2010

The twit tweets

My friend Daniel has been telling me for quite some time that I should be on twitter.  I resisted at first because I thought it was a flash in the pan.  You know, like television, radio or democracy.  Then I resisted just because I wasn’t interested.  But now, I’ve decided to give twitter a go.  So if you’d like, you can follow me there.  But, I’ll still be here as well.  And I redecorated in honor of the occasion, I suppose.  That’s it for now,  I hope you have a great weekend.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Rush is right?

“We can live beside the ocean, leave the fire behind.
Swim out past the breakers, watch the world die.” - Everclear

I have been thinking a lot about what Rush Limbaugh has said concerning the devastating oil leak (Can we please quit calling it a spill?) in the Gulf of Mexico.

He said “…the ocean will take care of this on its own if it was left alone and was left out there.”

I’ve decided he’s right.

Because in the larger picture, when you look at our earth as more than just a snapshot (our frame of reference) in time and realize that it is an awesomely unique planet billions of years in the making, yes, “nature” will take care of it.

Maybe our thirst for oil, coal, uranium, plutonium, power and control will persist until we've destroyed everything beautiful on this planet and devalued life as we know it for all things political.

But, I’m afraid that by the time we realize that our very existence on this planet was a rare, precious gift, nature will have taken care of us.

And my guess is that the earth will be better off.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bloglines

I use Bloglines exclusively as an aggregator to keep up with all of my (many) news feeds, blogs, sites of interest, etc.  It has been down since this morning and will remain down until 1am, the 23rd.

I am so lost without it.  Manually searching my news sites for the “new” news?  That is sooo 2002. 

And yes, yes, I know!  All the cool kids use Google Reader, but I started using Bloglines before Google had a reader.  I’m used to it, all of my stuff is there, I like how it works.  Except for when it doesn’t.  Like now.

Bumnmer.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Something unexpected…

…in operation SmokeOut.  It seems that the smoking was helping with previously unknown levels of anxiety.  In an effort to reduce my anxiety levels I’ve been drinking more beer than usual in the evenings.  The problem with that is that the drinking the night before also increases my anxiety in the mornings. 

So, it’s been quite the Catch-22.  Of course if I had still had medical insurance, I’d talk to a doc about all of this, (as I also think there is some depression in there too) but since I no longer have that luxury I’ve decided to quit drinking, at least for a while.  It seems to help level out the anxiety instead of there being huge peaks and deep valleys.

I’ve been thinking about trying kava to lessen some of the effects.  I’ve also read that exercise can help, too. 

This also neatly dovetails into other things I’ve read concerning smokers.  The ones that find it most difficult to quit are usually the ones that are depressed. 

Anyway, I’m determined not to smoke anymore.  No matter what it takes.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Joke off Monday 65

A crusty old Marine Sergeant Major found himself at a gala event hosted by a local liberal arts college. There was no shortage of extremely young idealistic liberal ladies in attendance, one of whom approached the Sergeant Major for conversation.

"Excuse me, Sergeant Major, but you seem to be a very serious man.. Is something bothering you?"

"Negative, ma'am. Just serious by nature."

The young lady looked at his awards and decorations and said, "It looks like you have seen a lot of action."

"Yes, ma'am, a lot of action."

The young lady, tiring of trying to start up a conversation, said, "You know, you should lighten up a little. Relax and enjoy yourself."

The Sergeant Major just stared at her in his serious manner. Finally the young lady said, "You know, I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but when was the last time you had sex?"

"1955, ma'am."

"Well, there you are. No wonder you're so serious. You really need to chill out and relax! I mean, no sex since 1955! Come with me."

She took his hand and led him to a private room where she proceeded to "relax" him several times.

Afterwards, panting for breath, she leaned against his grizzled bare chest and said, "Wow, you sure didn't forget much since 1955."

The Sergeant Major said in his serious voice, after glancing at his watch, "I hope not; it's only 2130 now."

Another joke off Monday for your reading pleasure.  I hope you have a great week!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

This is what you need

My favorite band and favorite song at the moment:

Them Crooked (fucking) Vultures.  They are the bad ass.  Totally.