Friday, July 30, 2004
Starting a blog this way.....
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 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
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. http://sonetsst.burdell.org/blog/
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
Monday, July 26, 2004
Doing some dirt driving
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 http://www.cool.no/artikler/bil/renault/clio_v6/cliov6stor2.jpg
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
Sunday, July 25, 2004
Working on a Sunday
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
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
And this is for everyone in the "Anyone but Bush" boat.
Once, twice, three times a lady
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
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.
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
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.http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/pubs/scheduling.html
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.
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!
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
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 http://www.cnn.com 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
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
Thursday, July 15, 2004
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 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
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