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I think I'm becoming cynical. I remember several months ago, I made a post about how I wasn't a cynic. I'm too lazy to look it up and link it, but it's not really important to be familiar with that post to read this one. I'm simply stating that I think my attitude towards other people, in general, is changing.

I remember in that post, I provided three definitions for cynical, and I'm going to do that again:

1. like or characteristic of a cynic; distrusting or disparaging the motives of others.
2. showing contempt for accepted standards of honesty or morality by one's actions, esp. by actions that exploit the scruples of others.
3. bitterly or sneeringly distrustful, contemptuous, or pessimistic.

The third definition is a bit harsh. I'm not bitter and I don't sneer (much). But lately I've been finding it quite difficult to see anything in people other than selfishness, and it makes me wonder what has been going on around me that has …

Even the smallest drop could be deadly.

I've noticed something today, nearly at the cost of my own life (several times, in fact). Even the smallest hint of warm weather turns normal human beings into retards. It's true. I tried to go to lunch today and I was nearly run over by seven people. And I'm not just talking about people driving unnecessarily fast or erratic. I'm talking about people DRIVING DOWN THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD. It's like the entire population of motorists were replaced by David After Dentist.

I just wanted a fucking sandwich.

In other news, after getting back to the office and eating my sandwich, I did some reading on the future computer games that I'm interested in. Dragon Age looks like it's still on target to be released later this year, so that's good news. I've been sort of craving a single player RPG in the vein of The Witcher ever since I finished that one, and this one should fill that role quite nicely. Conversely, it looks like Alan Wake is becoming m…

What this doing in here?

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I went to the bathroom this morning. Common occurrence. Typically I'm quick about it, because I don't particularly enjoy public restrooms. Especially the ones here at the office, since they tend to smell like flaming inside out ass.

Anyway, I go in, do what I need to do, and head over to the sink to wash my hands. It was there that I stopped quite suddenly in my tracks, because I noticed there was something on the sink that really, really shouldn't have been there. It was the bottom part of a CD spindle case. If you don't know what I'm talking about, here's a picture compliments of Google image search:



Naturally, my mind began to think of why someone would take the bottom part of a CD spindle case into the bathroom. And naturally, my mind went right into the gutter.

And it further degraded into the gutter as I thought, "Ok, so they left it by the sink...did they clean it off after they were done or something?"

I need to stop thinking. Either that …
On Saturday night, I went on my monthly quest for new music. I always start by checking to see if any of my favorite bands have come out with anything new, and from there go into trying stuff by artists I've not listened to before. On average, I will download about five albums each time I do this. Surprisingly, I don't delete albums. I tend to do my research on a new band before I decide to try them out.

Sometimes, I'll want something new from a band that hasn't released any new material for a few years. In those cases, I'll check to see if they have any earlier albums that I never got, and download those just to have them. I did this with The Bravery on Saturday night, but also noticed they released a new album. But it wasn't really a new album. Their most recent album was called "The Sun and the Moon". This "new" album is called "The Sun and the Moon Complete". I like the band, so I checked to see what this was all abou…

Y?

So the Sci-Fi Channel is changing their name to the syfy Channel.

...

There are so many ways I could blast this that I don't even know where to begin. So I will just let it go.
This cold has left the realm of inconvenience and is now flatout annoying. And you know, I feel fine. The body aches are gone, the sore throat is gone, it's all just congestion now. But, because of the draining my sinuses are doing, I'm left with a facet for a nose and a constant feeling that I need to sneeze. Which, in turn, makes my eyes water constantly and leaves me needing to sit at my desk and work while I'm staring at the ceiling in order to negate the need to use a kleenex every 7 seconds.

The fucking drip needs to stop and move on to the stuffiness. It's not even mucus coming out of my nose. It's water. Fucking bizarre.

Know Thy Enemy

The wookie is coming to my team. Suffice to say, this is not a shocking development. This has been in the works for almost a year now, and I knew that one day it would become a reality. The move is probably about a month or two away.

I dubbed her the wookie because of her hairy appearance. That's really it. It had little to do with her apparent "furry" interests. In fact, I wasn't aware of those interests until after I had given her the nickname. If I'm going to be working with this girl every day soon, I figure that I should at least know what I'm up against here. So, between working and sneezing my head off from this stupid cold that is now in full swing, I took it upon myself to do a bit of research on the term "furry".

The term "furry" refers to a fan base for fictional anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics.

Ok. Simple enough.

The term became mainstream in 1983, but could have existed a…

WTF is Plinky?

So you'll notice the post below this one is a bit bizarre. Why the fuck am I talking about bears and sharks?

I stumbled upon this site called Plinky. Plinky is a place that will give you inspiration to blog about something. The idea is, if you find yourself unable to think of something to blog about for an extended period of time, you just go to Plinky and it will give you a topic to discuss. There's a new topic every day.

Now that I've tried it out, I must say it's about the stupidest thing I've ever seen in my life. Heh. No seriously, why would I need someone to give me ideas about what to blog? My desire to post a blog entry is typically fueled by wanting to share some part of my every day life. Not to just hear myself type.

It was fun to try once, though. I guess if they ever ask a question that I actually care something about, I'll do it again. Otherwise, it's just another one of those sites designed to help people waste their own time. Just li…

My money's on the shark

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Animal face off! Who would win a fight between a bear and a shark?

The problem with questions like these is that I will analyze the question to death. So here goes that:

What kind of bear are we talking about here? Grizzly? Or what? How about the shark? Great White? Tiger? I think that would have some influence on the outcome of the battle.

Also, would they be fighting on land, or in the water? That's going to have a MAJOR influence on the fight. Obviously, the shark will have the advantage in the water, and the bear will have the advantage on land.

I'm going with the shark simply because there have been many more movies about killer sharks than there have been about killer bears. I can only think of one killer bear movie -- The Great Outdoors -- and that was a comedy with John Candy.

You want me to do what now?

I rarely act surprised. I typically remain basically deadpan about anything, regardless of what it is. Sometimes, that gets me work that I'd rather not do. Case in point: This morning I walk by my boss' office and he calls me in, asking, "Would you be okay training KLine (one of our customers) on Rate Access (a module of our software) today?"

The correct response to that question should have been a deer in headlights stare. Maybe a bit of drool running down the corner of my mouth or something. That would have been appropriate. But instead, I gave a confident, "Sure!".

I've been ass-deep on another project for the last few weeks, for another customer, and I have therefore not had much time to take a look at the new release of our software that we are training these people on. I don't know it all that well. And I just agreed to train an important customer on it. Yes, I am an idiot.

But there was no one else to do it, and I knew my boss wasn&#…
I don't understand people. I will admit that I'm sort of at a disadvantage, though. You see, I was raised by wolves and didn't have any contact with human beings until I was about 19 years old. Ok, that's a lie. But I'm using it as a metaphor to explain that I didn't really make any real attempts to understand people until that age. Before then, I really didn't care about people, and was under the impression that they didn't really care about me either. Since then I've learned a lot, but I still don't understand people. Why is that?

I sometimes wish that life was more like a TV show. But, not for any of the reasons that you might think. When you watch a TV show, you know what the characters are thinking because the show will tell you. They may tell you by having the characters think out loud, or through the actions the characters perform, or by subtle pauses/glances/expressions they make. They do this because it's a TV show and th…

Meanings of Color

Black
Black is the color of authority and power. It is popular in fashion because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless. Black also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God. Some fashion experts say a woman wearing black implies submission to men. Black outfits can also be overpowering, or make the wearer seem aloof or evil. Villains, such as Dracula, often wear black.
White

White
Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. White reflects light and is considered a summer color. White is popular in decorating and in fashion because it is light, neutral, and goes with everything. However, white shows dirt and is therefore more difficult to keep clean than other colors. Doctors and nurses wear white to imply sterility.
Red

Red
The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the color of love. Red clothing gets noticed and makes the wearer appear heavier. Since it is an extreme color, re…
I really wanted it to be warm this morning. I mean, come on now, it's the first day of March. Can it at least be mild? On Friday it wasn't too bad, I probably didn't even need my heavy winter coat. So I was really hopeful this morning. I only wore my pull over sweater, instead of my coat.

Yeah. It was 6 degrees this morning. Mother Nature just wtfpwnt me. It's so cold outside that it's even fucking cold in the office, and usually it's so damned warm in here I'd prefer to work naked.

In other news, there's supposed to be road construction starting on my main route to work today. Oh fucking joy. Spring time arrives and so does construction season. Let's nevermind that's it's still 6 freaking degrees outside. Spring may not be on time, but the road work certainly is.

Let's see, what else is happening? With the impending arrival of spring also comes the impending arrival of my birthday. Will the curse remain, or has it been lifte…