Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I Stink, Therefore I Am.

You know why? Because! That's why! >:O BUUURP!

Muahahaha!! The Angry Burper strikes again!

Tuesday, April 28 has come and gone. It was a strange, mellow mix of Newsletter content editing, notecard design, running errands, guava Rockstar, pizza, Battlefield 2 and shopping for wifey. A splash of Daily Show/Colbert Report and gas as well. Toss it all into a blender, hit frappe, and there you go. My day in a nutshell.

Hey! I have 6 "followers" now! How/When did that happen? More importantly, Why? I mean, I'm just a lumbering goof who wings it every day in this blog. 95% of the time, I literally have no clue what I'm going to write about as I hit "New Post" every day. Stream of consciousness blogging by the Man with the Rumbling Ring!

Was up later than normal last night. My nights keep getting later and later... I read somewhere once that the body is basically on a 25 hour clock - meaning left to your own devices, without reference to a clock anywhere, you'd stay up an hour later every night until your days were all squacked. I think they did studies on it, actually, involving volunteers in a cave that had no access to outside and no clock, and were monitored as far as sleeping patterns and such.

Anyway, I was up reading way past 3 am last night... not sure how late it was when I finally crashed - when it gets that late, I don't like to look at the clock. Then my mind starts calculating how much sleep I'll get if I fall asleep in X number of minutes and wake up at X o'clock, and my brain won't settle down. I fall asleep faster if I don't know.

It's been 2 weeks since my iMac has been on. I wonder how I would go about selling it? Ever since I got iMovie 06 for my MacBook Pro, I have had no real use for the iMac. Anyone wanna buy a mac? Preferably someone local so I won't have to ship it, lol....

I got my Veteran's Knife Badge last night in Battlefield 2! Woot woot! I needed 4 more knife kills, so I decided to go for it. Ended up getting 6 in one round. It was awesome. Got a screenshot. If I ever get my Expert Knife Badge, I'll finally be allowed to shave every morning with my Kabar! Then I'll be a real man!

Gonna hit the Rug Shop Wednesday. Taking care of website stuff, no doubt.

Todayve In History: April 29
- April 29, 1813: Rubber is patented. (However, the patent bounced off of it and stuck to glue.)

- April 29, 1852: The first edition of Roget's Thesaurus was published. (What's another word for "who gives a crap?")

- April 29, 1856: The end of the Crimean War. (Ah, Crimea River, why don't you!)

- April 29, 1892: Charlie Reilly is baseball's first "pinch hitter". (Must have been St. Patrick's Day! BUAHAHAHAH!!!!)

- April 29, 1910: Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam. (Shortly thereafter, he was on penicillin...)

(You see, on St. Patrick's Day, if you don't wear green, you get pinched... see... and, uh... see... ok, fine, it wasn't funny! Sheesh, sorry!)

Here's a crazy video of a crowd at a soccer game in South Korea. It looks like an LCD screen, but it's really several hundred extremely well-rehearsed dudes. Can't imagine the rehearsal hours that went into this... or why!

The note on the clip on YouTube says they do this with multicolored jackets that are one color on back, another color on front and a third color on the shirt underneath, and that it's all lifting, lowering or opening their jackets.

Anyway, I need to be up extra early tomorrow morning to take Daughter #2 to school - she has a field trip, so they are leaving the school earlier than usual. I'm going to go and try to fall asleep early tonight. It will still be well after midnight, no doubt, but that's early compared to 4, for sure.

Until tomorrow, remember, don't use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice.


marky said...

Your Knife skills scare me!

I feel your sleepy pain. Sleep will always be the enemy of a good book. I've lost so many hours to the same addiction.

How many followers do you need to be an official cult?

Abbie said...

wow, the moving tiger was pretty sweet! but, seriously, shouldn't they be watching the game??? Thats the whole point, right.....

David Wagner said...

I think I need 100 followers to become a cult... but I'm not sure I'm worthy of such creepy devotion...

I don't know, Abbie... I think soccer/football effects the brain after a while... let's ask Marky, he can confirm that for us...

Dave-O said...

WOO HOO, you'll get your expert knife badge soon then we can dominate NOOBs with they ol' KA-BAR hahahahahaha ANyway, keep up the good work sir enjoyin the blogs, heck almost want to start my own but i'd be the only one reading them HAHAHAHAHAA

marky said...

Yeah, that'll be the friendly South Korean football fans. We don't have time for synchronised fandom in Scotland. We're too busy throwing coins at each other and cursing King Edwards’s army.

We do however, partake in synchronised sectarian chanting.

Abbie said...

haha, nice, why do you throw money at each other? Interesting tradition.... :)

marky said...

Abbie, it’s because we can’t get hand grenades or bottles into the stadium!