Tuesday, August 30, 2005

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Friday, August 26, 2005

I Think I've Seen It All

Well, as I was driving today, I think that I saw what I needed to see, and I can die now. I can honestly meet my maker and say "Yep, saw it all. Nice work by the way."

Here's a quick summary of what I've seen:
1) A guy on a unicycle riding to work, and reading his book. At least he had his helmet on, otherwise it would have been illegal.
2) A mannequin in a major department store in a mall (Macy's) was wearing a shirt that said "Cleaveland Steamer". And this was right in front of the main in/out door to the store, it wasn't tucked up in the eaves somewhere.
3) A local sports reporter (NBC) told a horrible joke during his report, and then while laughing, said that "...he wished that he had a rim shot to follow that up..."
4) A woman jogging with another woman, but talking on her own cell phone, while her jogging partner listened to her MP3 player.
5) All the usual stuff: volcano's erupting, sunsets over the ocean, sunrises in the mountains, wild animals, big cities, etc, etc.
6) A stripper making 15 grown men stand up and sing the National Anthem.
7) And what I think is the penultimate, what really took the cake for me: a man riding his bike, talking on his cell phone, with his dog on a leash, and eating a corndog.

And I'm spent.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

How To Tell If You Are a Southern Boy

1) You quote distance in terms of how far you can spit and/or pee.
2) You profusely say thank you for anything and everything.
3) You use the phrase "I tell you what" as a complete sentence.
4) "If it ain't meat, it ain't worth eating" sounds like something you might say.
5) Y'all, All y'all, and You'uns are three seperate categories for groups of people.
6) You enjoy being in Southern California to "take a break from the heat and humidity".
7) Your dog doesn't respond to "sit", "stay", or even his own name, but instantly knows what to do when you yell "Go git 'em!"
8) You think that Beau and Luke Duke were way too clean for Hillbillies.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

How to Win The Party

There comes a point in everyone's life when they need to win the party. You may ask, what exactly is "winning the party"? Well, it's an age-old ultimate frisbee term for being the loudest, most obnoxious, most noticed, and most fun person/team at the tournament party. Basically, it is when everyone who talks about the party later on in the month/year talks about you and what you did, and hardly remembers anything else about the whole evening. That is when you have won the party.

The next question is: well, how do you win a party? And that is what I am here to tell you today.

The most consistent way to win the party is to have more energy than everyone else, be involved in everything, and stay at the party the longest. That being said, it isn't always the easiest thing in the world to do. Sometimes you are tired, or uninspired, or just don't want to be involved in everything. Don't worry, I've compiled a list of the top things that you need to do in order to win the party.

1. Show up late: and I mean late. If the party starts at 8, don't show up until 11:30 (note: this is frisbee specific. Office parties may have a different time schedule). The truth is, nothing happens in the first two hours of a party anyway, and most people don't show up for those hours. So show up late, after everyone is already there and has gotten past their catch up with old friends stage and is now looking to start getting down.
2. Make an entrance: so it's 11:30, and you want to make sure that everyone knows when you got to the party. Drive up in a 1978 Lincoln Towncar with all the windows up, except the sunroof. Have a friend drive right up to the front door, slam on the brakes right in front, and get out. Then, have them get out of the car, adjust their tie, slowly walk over to the passenger side door, and let you out as if you were a combination of Madonna, Beyonce, and the Queen of England all roled up into one person. If you are going to the party en masse with some friends, have them all get out of the car then as well (you'd be surprised how many people you can comfortably fit into a 1978 Lincoln Towncar. It is something around 12 close friends).
3. Make sure everyone knows that you are there: now it's time for your social hour. Make sure that after you have made your entrance, you see and talk to everyone. Be nice and happy, say hi to people even if you don't know their names, and generally look like you are having a good time.
4. Make your mark: a little while after you arrive, and after the social part is done, it's time to make your mark on the party. You will have to read the party to determine exactly when this needs to be done, it could be almost immediately upon arrival, or it could wait until 2 in the morning. Regardless, now is the time to be involved in some sort of spectacle. You don't actually have to be the one performing the spectacle, but make sure that you are at least the one announcing it (goad a friend into landsharking, and then while they are preparing themselves make an announcement to the entire party about what is going to happen, or start some sort of contest that gets everyone involved and playing, etc).
5. Before you leave, make another mark: right before you leave, make sure and make another public appearance. This is for the late nighters who sit in a corner and drink until 5am. If they see you, and notice that you are still up and going at 2, they'll talk about you to everyone else later the next day or week. It doesn't matter if you leave right after your appearance, but it does matter that you make that appearance.

Hopefully this is enough to make sure that everyone talks about you for the next week or month, which is a sure sign that you have won the party. If someone else appears to have the same strategy, you'll just have to play it up a little more, and then try to outlast them. If they stay until 2, stay until 3. If they start a contest with half the people participating, start a contest with everyone involved. You get the point.

Now get out there and start winning!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

The Blogging Snob

You know, I'm beginning to think that the whole blogging world is made up of self-aggrandized snobs. I used to think otherwise, I used to think that the blogging world was different than the mob mentality(read: idiotic) seen in actual person to person contact. I used to have this idyllic feeling about my fellow bloggers (read: strangers) because we had the whole blogging experience in common, and we could relate.

Talk about some bullshit.

Over the course of the last few weeks, I have sent emails to fellow bloggers, posted in forums asking questions about some of my other sites, sent more emails to other fellow bloggers, and in general tried to make myself affable to the blogging community in the whole, and certain other bloggers in particular (because I like their sites). In return, I have gotten carpal tunnel, heckled on some forums for my lack of design sense, and a cease and desist letter (not really, but you get my point). And there goes my high and mighty theory about the blogging community. Oh well.

What that means though, and this could prove interesting to say the least, is that I will no longer post for the masses. I'll post whatever I damn well please, whenever I want, without editing or afterthought (or even forethought in some cases), and however much I desire. If you find that you like my style, well good. Welcome to the real world. If not, then do as the Canadian's say, and take off, eh!

Friday, August 05, 2005

Brain Teasers

Check out this IQ test. Supposedly it was created by Einstein, and only 2% of the population will be able to solve it.

I'm not sure if I buy that. I admit that I had to do it twice, but I'm pretty sure that I got the right answer. If you just follow the instructions in a logical manner, it shouldn't be that hard.

And since I have started to sound like Spock, I'm done with this post.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

The Ipod That Could

Do you remember my previous post about my ipod? Well, basically my Ipod's battery recharge system was messed up, and for whatever reason it wouldn't power up when connected to the charger.

Well, earlier today as I was cleaning my desk, I once again ran across my Ipod, and so I plugged it in for shits and giggles. Lo and behold, the little thing started right up. Not only is it recharging like it used to, but it actually kept all of my playlists in memory as well.

Of course, the battery is still as messed up as it was before, but I think that is easier to fix than an Ipod that won't charge at all.

And by the way, I take back my earlier offer about giving away my old Ipod for a new, free Ipod. And the Gap gift cards are gone as well. Sorry, no one was biting so I let the offer go.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

10 Rules of Blogging

Rule #1: You do not talk about Blogging.
Rule #2: You DO NOT talk about Blogging.
Rule #3: You can create interesting posts by blatantly ripping off things that are interesting from other sites.
Rule #4: You must follow up your blatant rip-off with your own original, and hopefully interesting, content.
Rule #5: No Cheating.
Rule #6: Please read rule #4 again.
Rule #7: Sooner or later, you will piss someone off (or a lot of people): don't worry about this.
Rule #8: If you enjoy what you are writing about, people will notice and will read your site.
Rule #9: Limit your ads, and make them tasteful.
Rule #10: If this is your first time blogging, you must blog.