Friday, July 30, 2004


Starting a blog this way..... really annoying. I saw this somewhere. It's linked on someone's page. But I don't think he reads this, but if he does; Stop that. It is highly annoying. my 2 cents.

I'm going camping this weekend. Yes it's a little hot, but I'll have my magic elixir of Tylenol PM and other recreational drugs to help me sleep. We're going to be near the Ocoee River, site of the Olympic kayaking for the 1996 Olympics, and it's in the mountains so it should be nice and cool, and hopefully dry too. But I haven't had a wet camping trip in a while, so that would be okay too.

Then on Sunday, north of Chattanooga in Soddy Daisy, TN, I'm going to be driving in my first rallycross. WOOHOO! I'm very excited. I like driving in the dirt and sliding around corners. So I'll be back on Monday. Everyone wish me luck! And I'm glad Kevin is okay, and possibly schizophrenic.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

I'm going to leave this post in because I deleted it, and haloscan didn't work anymore. I think they're watching right now.

I'm glad it erased all my previous comments, stupid haloscan.

Haloscan commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.

And I have a counter now too! It's almost like a real website!

Wednesday, July 28, 2004


So many Seths, so little time

I read in TX Jack's archives that he searched for his blog and found it pretty easily. Being the lemming that I sometimes am, I decided to try and find my blog. HA! Good luck, I'm trapped deep in cyber space never to surface. Although I did find some other Seth's blogs. I'm not linking these cuz they mostly suck, and I haven't decided on one kids' yet. One was Seth Godin, who apparently is some author guy, like "How to succeed without breaking a sweat," and other crappy inspirational business titles. This is all just from looking at his blog for about 2 minutes, so if I'm way off base and someone knows him then, apologies, but tell him to change his website, cuz it's lame.

Another one was this high school kid named Seth something who at the beginning of his blog was a sophomore. It was mostly 3 sentence paragraphs like, "I had a test in Biology today. School sucks." Or something to that affect. And he had archives going back to April '03 and was pretty consistent, blogging almost everyday. I haven't read them all, but maybe later, when I'm not at work and have some time to kill. Maybe not. I am a blog snob after all. Not that I know quality, just know what I like. And the months on his archives are in french. A little pretentious to me, but I think he was bored and is taking french, so I guess it's okay. Ok, I've decided to link Seth's blog here, but I'm not vouching for it.

Now, go try and find your blog on your favorite search engine and report interesting findings here. Now GO!

And does anyone know how to get the pop-up comment box? I like those.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

No blog, must work.

Monday, July 26, 2004


Doing some dirt driving

This weekend on Sunday, I'm going to be driving in my first rallycross. For those of you who don't have the car bug, it's basically like autocross, driving around cones in a big parking lot, but instead of asphalt, it's on dirt.

I am a car nut. It's a horribly expensive pastime, but fortunately I don't have alot of money to dump into. I do have a Focus and plan on putting some money into it. No crazy wings or blindingly green paintjobs, or really stupid body kits. I have taste and a limited budget, so it is going to be functional stuff.

On sunday I'll be in my first car that I bought for myself. It's a 1993 Saturn SL2, blue-black in color. Her name is Clio after the Renault Clio, which can be seen here
But anyway, she's been a trooper. No real engine problems at all. But she has necessitated a new radiator, starter, and a clutch. Oh yeah, and her A/C broke, along with her odometer about a month ago. So she has become my play car.

But my brother is going to inherit her next week. He doesn't have a car but you need one in Birmingham. You just do. The public transportation is awful, and doesn't really go anywhere. Of course B'ham's urban sprawl doesn't help this situation. But anyway, Clio and I will have one last weekend of dirt driving fun. And maybe I'll get her back in one piece.


Definition of karma

My fiancee came home yesterday and told me that a guy she works with died when he was struck by a boat. Apparently they were all drinking and a bag fell in the water; he dove in after it and got hit by a boat. This guy is always lazy at work and never does what is asked of him. And on Saturday, he was scheduled to work, but called in sick, and his karma caught up with him. Be good and think happy thoughts and always share them with your fellow beings.

Sunday, July 25, 2004


Working on a Sunday

Since I am a grad student, which is equivalent to indentured servanthood, I am at work on a Sunday. Actually I skipped Friday afternoon, so I'm working today. Luckily my boss is cool, and doesn't care when we work, just as long as we do. I've always wanted to switch my days and nights around. Sleep in the day, work at night. My cop friend did this. He works from 11 pm to 7 am, maybe it's 10 pm. But either way, he works the graveyard shift. He really likes it, but he does tend to get bored at 4 am on his days off. Not much to do in the pseudo big town of Birmingham, AL. I think that I would switch it if I lived in a real city, i.e. New York, etc.... It is after all, the city that never sleeps. I'm sure you could do it in other real cities, Miami, LA, and others. Maybe some day.

Why do we have time zones? I don't really get it. Is it really that big of a deal that the sun rise at 6 am everywhere you go? But I really don't get daylight savings time, and I applaud the cities that don't follow it. Fight the Power! Oh well. I'm gonna go read your blogs now cuz you read mine. And yours are entertaining and funny. Did you guys see that Rob and Chuck, of Clublife and Caliblog respectively, have been chatting? I love this tight knit society of bloggers we have. Even though I'm new. Always wonder if it would be the same dynamic, if this were to occur face to face. I think we all enjoy our anonymity. Maybe not, but just a thought.

Friday, July 23, 2004


Donate to the cause

Hey! Wanna donate some money so that you feel good, and I feel good? Then click on the make a donation button. Thanks for the idea Princess of Power!

I'm an idea stealer!

Thursday, July 22, 2004


Hey look, it's a bandwagon!

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Taking one for the troops continued

Saw this, and I'm glad my taxes are going towards something that benefits everyone, boobs, facelifts, and nose jobs, Oh My!

And this is for everyone in the "Anyone but Bush" boat.



Once, twice, three times a lady

I was at the local gay bar last night. What's that you say? A gay bar in a rural southern college town? Yep. It's called Nick's. It's a good place. Dollar can of Schlitz, kind of place, but they also have lots of good stuff on tap. A friend defended his pHd dissertation last week, and he split town today, so we went out for his last beer in town. I really liked him. The lab isn't gonna be the same. But I'm glad he got. Someday I will too. I can't wait. I'll be Dr. Seth and you will bow before me. Kneel before Zod! (yep another movie quote, winner gets a cookie)

But a Neil Diamond song was playing on the radio at the bar. Which reminded me of Saving Silverman. It's entertaining but I like everyone in the movie. Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Jason Biggs, and Amanda Peet. But anyway, my fiancee has actually been to 2 Neil Diamond concerts and a couple Barry Manilow concerts. Yes, I do make fun of her whenever she brings them up, but she was like 8 or 10 and went with her parents, so she really had no choice.

Ugh, I haven't been on a vacation in a while. Not a real one where I go somewhere cool. Crash's, the gangster employee link to your left, blog told his tale of going to New Orleans. I also freakin love Nawlins as the cajun bayou folk say. I've never been during Mardi Gras, but I don't think I really want to go. Bourbon Street is beyond crowded, and you can't really move. Just doesn't sound like fun, and it isn't like there aren't drunks, boobs, and booze a plenty all year round. I do kinda want to go during Halloween. Cuz Halloween is awesome, and Widespread Panic play a show there every year. I'm not a WP fan, but I went to a concert once in Birmingham. It was a good crowd, and I enjoyed myself. I wouldn't go to the concert, maybe I would, but I think it would be that kinda vibe in the town. Who knows, but the freaks in costume would be worth it. You know someone down there has to have a kick ass vampire costume. Anne Rice fanatics, you gotta love em.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004


Hi, my name is Seth and I'm an addict

So Sloth compares blogging to a crack cocaine addiction. Personally I've never done the crack cuz "crack is wack." I'll venture a guess that she has also never done crack, but I don't really know.

Fine so I'm addicted, at least it's free ;o)

Ah I love free addictions, like blogging, surfing the internet, camping. Although camping is more of a hobby/pasttime than an addiction. I am also addicted to smelling things. No you sickos, not like that. I really do smell everything. I think it's subconcious. A friend of mine, a cop by the way, not that that makes him more or less cool, but he is, told me, actually mocked me because I smell EVERYTHING. I can't help it, it really is beyond my control. I smell rooms as I walk into them, or anything I'm entering, double entendre intended. I smell people alot, mostly women, cuz, well, they smell better. Mostly, but guys smell good too. This one dude that works in the building always wears CKone. I know it was a really common scent for the males in the early to mid 90's, but I've always liked it and it still smells good.

I tell my fiancee that she smells good, cuz she does. And she has an extensive perfume supply which always keeps me guessing. Yep I'm weird, but if you walked by I'd smell you too. I'm an indiscriminate smeller.

I actually had a roommate who has a complete lack of smell. It boggled my mind. I seriously couldn't live if I couldn't smell anything. I have so many memories connected to scents. It's proven that there is a strong link between scent and memory. Hmmmm, can't think of any offhand, but I swear I have some, but they're always triggered when I resmell a scent. Oh, and my nostrils are misshaped. One is larger than the other. I know that symmetry is prized among humans, but since they're facing down, I've never felt disadvantaged or inferior because of them.


Hey Look!

So I'm a Left-Liberal

Left-Liberals generally embrace freedom of choice in personal matters, but support central decision-making in economics. They want the government to help the disadvantaged in the name of fairness. Liberals tend to tolerate social diversity, but work for what they might describe as "economic equality."

That sounds about right. I think social diversity is good. Isn't that we're still all different people?

I'm reading Sloth's archives currently. I wish I could write as well as Rob, Kevin, and Sloth. No offense to anyone who I left out, I like your writing too.


Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies

Here is the ridiculous pot article that states "officials at the National Institutes of Health and at the White House are hoping to shift some of the focus in research and enforcement from "hard" drugs such as cocaine and heroin to marijuana." Notice how they threw in research in there to get some more money so it isn't just enforcement. And I'm glad that the government is taking focus AWAY from blow and heron, cuz those drugs aren't really that dangerous, or addictive. I do realize that they're talking about kids in the article. But telling the children lies to get them to do something is wrong. Just like that future self South Park episode. Man, that one was sweet. Ah the social commentary of Matt Stone and Trey Parker. 

Good article, especially for parents and everyone else too.

I'll admit that I was sheltered and didn't drink till I was 20, or smoke "schedule I, just as bad as heroin, marijuana" until I was 20 also. Note that both of these ages I was an adult, or at least legally.

I just went to take a look at the DEA's drug schedules. Here ya go, pick out your favorites.

But back to the whole weed thing, doesn't it make sense that if we, the gov't, you, me, whoever, could control where people get it, that that would inherently cut down on underage use?

I also like how people condemn weed, as a recreational drug. It is but is also very therapeutic which has been proven time and time again. Just ask and I can compile a list of respected medical journals that have recently published articles. And alcohol and nicotine aren't recreational drugs?
How many college kids have OD'ed on pot? zero.
How many college kids have OD'ed on alcohol? a whole lot more than zero.

I don't know, support NORML, and maybe this will all go away.


Mmmmmmmmmm, donuts

Just saw here

That apparently Krispy Kremes is introducing a "donut beverage." I don't know if they blend donuts or what, but of course I want one. If you're checking out the link, don't tell your low-carb friends. The 20 oz. double chocalate has 160 g of carbs, oh sweet delicious heavenly carbs.

I don't follow celebrities much, but my fiancee does, so that basically means I do too. But let me get this straight, some unemployed dancer, with a pregnant girlfriend, starts dating Britney Spears. She pays for everything, cuz he ain't got no job and all, even her own engagement ring, AND doesn't want to sign a prenup. Wow, that's impressive. Even if he does love her or whatever, he gets half of what she makes while they're together. So Ms. 55 hours thinks that this one will stick huh, hope she's right, or that she drops him quick too, cuz this could be one expensive crush. I wish I could hit the "britney spears lottery."

Tuesday, July 20, 2004


Coca Cola, Siempre Coca Cola!

As I'm sitting here, drinking my refreshing C2 coke, from one of those vending machines with the belt in them that has a clear front and drops the coke into the slot thing. I like those, but I don't think they're as cold as the old ones.
Anyway, I am always amazed at how arbitrary and political our drug laws are. That and I saw another cnn article from Reuters about how they are going to be shifting focus away from heroin and cocaine and focusing more on marijuana. Dammit, for some reason the article I just read isn't coming up anymore. I don't want to misquote, so I'll finish later.


I told those fudge packers I like Michael Bolton's music

Yep another quote for a title.
Washed my car yesterday. It's really hard to get a black car spotlessly clean. I'm glad I don't really care what the outside looks like, to an extent. I've had it for about 2 months now. It's a '04 Ford Focus ZX3. Say what you will, it's alot of fun. Yes my parents did buy it for me, but considering I've had the same car since 1997, and I'm in grad school and poor, I kind of deserve it. But who really deserves anything. I just read on about the girls being gang raped in Sudan. So we care about stopping the oppression of other country's people right? We are the "world police"? Oh but the Sudanese don't have any oil, so sorry, that's too bad. Go tell Amnesty International and maybe they'll get your story out and change something.
Money is the root of all evil.
Sorry, but that story really brought me down. And so I had to bring you down, cuz who wants to be sad and depressed by themselves?

I never really know what to do when I read stories like that. I don't have the resources, either monetary or trade skills, to really do much of anything. But I guess I'm just trying to get the word out, which is the least I can do, and maybe someone who DOES know what to do will see it and do it.
I'm just glad that we live in a country where we can vote, and have rights, and all that good stuff, and that's why I like the Olympics. It brings everyone together. It instills national pride and unity. So support our troops, wherever they are, and athletes as they compete in Greece.

Monday, July 19, 2004


Sounds like someone's got a case of the Mondays

Ok, I've made a conscious decision to not blog at work, or blog less. Basically I need to do my blog watching/writing from home instead of work. I think this will keep everyone involved happy.
Not too much happened this weekend. Got drunk off of these slushie type frozen drinks made with Everclear. For $6.50 by far the best late night drinking deal in Greenville, SC. Then went down to Tiki Bob's. This is the WEIRDEST club I've ever been to. It's pretty much a standard club, made to look like a tiki hut thing, but it's the people that make it so odd. Basically there are no dance clubs in downtown Greenville, or G'Vegas like the cool kids call it, so everyone has to go to this one. So there's old people, like 60, all the young new drinkers, and everyone in between. It's actually a pretty good atmosphere for the many different types of people that go there.
That was friday, and saturday went over to a couple's house. They're chinese and we got a chinese cooking lesson. It was awesome. Standing in the kitchen, drinking beer, and just talking and watching the chefs. It was all from scratch like the pot stickers, freakin awesome, and the noodles and fried rice. Man, such good food. Of course my fiancee missed it again, we'll call her J. She had to work, and she was pissed cuz she missed the last one, but she showed up after work, and we took a plate of food home for her.
If you hadn't noticed I'm a fan of run-on sentences. I've written like this since forever, but the first mention I remember was in 7th grade. My teacher showed me a paragraph about 7 or 8 lines long, and pointed out that is was one sentence with like 7 different thoughts. She told me to change it and I did, but the moral of the story is I have thoughts and I can't stop them, so better to get them out than to keep them locked up in my head.

And if you know the quote up top, congrats, it's an awesome freakin movie. If you don't know it, ask someone who does.

Friday, July 16, 2004


Yet another reason why networks suck

Here's a pilot that Ben Stiller did with Jack Black and Owen Wilson. It was in 1999, so before their careers had taken off (I think). Basically Jack Black is an astronaut who travels too close to the sun and his brain gets baked and grows and now on Earth he is super smart when sunlight hits him. And Owen Wilson is the voice of Heatvision, his sidekick talking motorcycle, yep that's right, who is his old roommate fused with his motorcycle by a NASA laser gun. Ben Stiller has a cameo, but he's the producer/director. Oh, it's a comedy if you couldn't tell by the actors. It's spoofing Knight Rider, and the A-Team, and all the 80's and 90's action TV shows. Enjoy and bitch to Fox why they didn't pick it up.

Am I the only one who is disappointed when I check my favorite blogs and there aren't any new updates? Obviously I'm not, but just wanted to say that. Hopefully I can keep strong with this blog and update regularly. Since on my free time at work I'm on the computer anyway, might as well blog. I think I'm near my limit of 10 blogs that I read religiously. I think I've linked them all, except for burrito girl. She's the biggest Cure fan I've ever run across. I'll be back later, promise.

Thursday, July 15, 2004



Just wanted to mention that I HATE the ashlee simpson show. I really do. I think it was all summed up last night during the scene where an ENTIRE string section of an orchestra was in the studio recording a background check for one of her mediocre songs and she was talking about what she was going to wear, like she didn't care that they were there to help her sell music and make her famous. And by the way she wouldn't even have a show if it weren't for her dad, who is apparently a pretty good negotiator, and for her famous sister. And she wouldn't be famous (as famous) if it weren't for her show on MTV, probably thanks to her dad again, and mom probably.

Am I supporting shows like that when I watch them? Do I really affect Nielsen ratings? I don't think so cuz they took off Clone High, and Undergrads, and other shows that I watched, so I don't think I'm affecting anything by watching them. I'm so glad Family Guy is catching on. TBS is showing it in primetime now. Man, Fox is so stupid. Why don't they hang on to good shows? Futurama included. It's like they have the Simpsons, and that's all we need cuz we're idiots. And does Rupert Murdoch still own Fox? Cuz he'll probably hunt me down like in the Super Bowl episode of the Simpsons with the bodyguards who appear from smoke.

Yes, I'm a TV junkie, and I should be stopped.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004


Fine, I'll start a blog

I didn't really want to do this, cuz I'm wasting too much time already just reading other ppl's blogs. But I feel I should give something back to the community that has given me so much, or nothing really other than amusement.

I have hair. Most people do. But I've never been content with one hairstyle. I don't know what looks best. I've done long, down to my shoulders, and I've done no hair, but I haven't Bic'ed it yet. Like shave it smooth. My fiancee (revealing personal detail) likes me with very little hair. But my grandfather is bald, so obviously I'm afraid of not having enough quality time with my hair.

OK, I'm not really this vain, but I thought in the shower this morning, "If I had a blog I could talk about hair." So that's what just happened. I'm gonna put up links and stuff now.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004


This blog might become something one day

I started this blog so I can comment on other ppl's blogs. But I've always wanted to have my own. So maybe I'll actually start this one day.

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