"Rolling pin" or "bowling pin," which one?
Remember that time you fell asleep at the dinner table and your head dipped forward into your bowl of soup? Some people thought you were crazy for wearing that snorkel at the table, but I knew there was a method to your madness... that snorkel saved your life that night! And that is why it should - nay, it must - be on display at the Smithsonian. It is an important piece of American History...
Today reminded me of that song from Fiddler on the Roof about Anatevka... a little bit of this, a little bit of that... went into the Rug Shop while the rest of the Wagner Woman endured the ever-so-slightly chilly weather at the beach. So much for global warming - Al Gore is full of soap. He needs to be kicked in the nuggets. So does "John" from that show "John and Kate Plus Eight." I think next season it will be called "John and Kate Plus Eight Minus John."
Oh, what the heck, I guess I'll make an official list...
Dudes That Need To Be Kicked in the Nuggets
- Al Gore
- Al Franken
- Dude with multicolored hair at nearby Starbucks
- GRR Martin
- Raymond Fiest
- Dude that does the voice of Elmo
- Carrot Top
- All guys that work for Wells Fargo
- Dudes that make little quote marks with fingers while talking
- Barney Frank
- Carlos Mencia
OK, I guess that'll do for now... better reign myself in before every man on earth (except Vye, of course) gets a shot to the pills...
I found some more blogs worth following over the last day or two... one is Skateboard-related, a couple are Fantasy/Sci-fi-related, and one is Krista's newly-started blog. Hey, I'm always looking for new blogs to read... Anyway, the skateboard one is awesome. It's called The Chrome Ball Incident (no clue as to why), and the guy scans awesome skate photos from old Skateboard magazines, and displays them all gallery-like. Probably won't mean much to non-skaters, but hey, if you're into that at all, take a look. I think you'll likey. Looks like he updates it just about every day.
Funny T-Shirt of the Day
Common Observation #208: The Food NetworkYou cannot watch Food TV programs without then becoming hungry. It's a cold, hard fall when you salivate over some unbelievably yummy food item featured on TV, only to wander into your own kitchen and find Top Ramen, half a jar of peanut butter, a partial loaf of bread on the brink of sprouting fuzz... it is sublime torture. The fam is currently watching a program called Diners, Drive-ins and Dives... I just made the mistake of leaving this blog post and going to see what they were featuring today... now, I am depressed...
Better change the subject...
I was pondering today how cool it would be if you could earn achievement medals in real life, like you can in the military. For funny, everyday stuff though. This one is for going a whole week without swearing,. This one is for the loudest fart of the LAN party. This one is for going a whole month getting Starbucks every day. This one is for getting my oil changed when the sticker said to instead of waiting a thousand miles over. This one is for calling a national radio talk show and actually getting on the air...
You could actually make medals and wear them on your jacket. Great conversation starters, I'd say. Also a great internet business idea... novelty achievement medals. Wonder what the best way to manufacture them would be..?
I took another stab at The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield last night, and boy, am I glad I did. I've never read a book that started out so flat that picked up so strongly. I was *this* close to tossing it back on the shelf, too. It's safe to say I'll be finishing the book. Soon, too... it's not a very long book. I'm used to attacking 900-1100 page monsters and devouring them without problem. This one's not even 350 pages. Expect a review soon...
Not much interesting in Todayve In History worth mentioning for August 11. It says that Spartan King Leonidas died on Aug 11, 480 BC. Well, he died in the battle at Thermopylae, but who knows how accurate the dates were way back then. Slightly ironic, in that, as mentioned yesterday, my favorite ever book, Gates of Fire, chronicles that battle, and was written by the same Steven Pressfield mentioned above. I saved a great monologue by King Leonidas from that book. I may have even posted it in this blog back in January or so. I'd post it here, but it's kind of long, and I'd have to key it in... if I copy/paste from MSWord into the blog window, I will get HTML errors. Meh, if I'm feeling up to it later tonight, I'll come back in and type it in here. It's worth reading.
But I'm feeling lazy now! So I will end it here. Until tomorrow, remember, No retreat, no surrender. That is Spartan lore. And by Spartan lore we will stand and fight... and die.
Current Book: The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield
Current Game: FATE: Undiscovered Realms, and Scrabble/Scramble on Facebook
Current Movie(s): Watchmen, Push, Blind Spot
Current TV: Colbert Report & Daily Show
Current Bible Study: 1 Corinthians