14 June 2013

No List Friday

I became a fan of Ender Wiggin last week.  Sorry about being mad late to the party.

08 June 2013

Rock On

I happened to be in my early 20's when Guitar Hero and shortly thereafter Rock Band hit the scene.  Because of this every time I hear:

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
  • The Killers - When You Were Young
  • Queen - Killer Queen
  • David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
  • OK Go - Here It Goes Again

my first thought is: I can totally play that on guitar.  

07 June 2013

05 June 2013


Not too long ago, I was weighing the pros and cons of becoming a bank robber.

My main bank robber inspiration derived from:
  • the Hamburglar
  • Bonnie [Parker]
  • any good excuse to cover my face with a bandanna

[I realize now that there are inherent flaws with the above mentioned.  One person is fictitious and known for stealing food, the other was ambushed when she was 23 ... and I shouldn't be divulging any potential disguises.]

Not everything about robbing banks is bad, there's:
  • money
  • excitement
  • fun costumes
  • ability to become famous
  • job security
  • tax free wages
  • early retirement
  • flexible hours

On the downside, I do not think I am the ideal candidate for robbin' banks because:

  • I am generally slow moving
  • and clumsy
  • and lazy.
  • I lack bank robbing social skills 
  • ... as in, not assertive when demanding money or making threats.
  • I am not a genius. 
  • I am awful at lying
  • ... I can't even lie about being able to lie.
  • I would not be a good get away driver.
  • I am a rule follower, mostly.
  • I don't want to get shot,
  • or be ambushed. 
  • I am not clever enough to create a good alias, 
  • or a fake back story for when I show up to a new town.

... back to the drawing board.  

04 June 2013

Fast Money

I had a spur of the moment brilliant idea not to spend money this week. That means:

  • no credit card swiping
  • no debit card swiping
  • no cash throwing
  • no book buying
  • no Amazon ordering
  • no music downloads
  • no new apps
  • no Barnes & Noble
  • no Starbucks
  • no fast food
  • no slow food
  • no purchasing food on lunch breaks
  • no alcohol
  • no happy hour[s]
  • no library fines
  • no speeding tickets
  • no bailing anyone out of jail

02 June 2013

11 Songs

  1. Young the Giant - My Body
  2. Adele - Right As Rain
  3. The White Stripes - We're Going to Be Friends
  4. The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
  5. Dispatch - Hey Hey
  6. Modest Mouse - World At Large
  7. MGMT - Kids
  8. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Man On Fire
  9. Mumford & Sons - Babel
  10. Patrick Sweany - Them Shoes
  11. Shwayze - Buzzin'

01 June 2013


My mom called asking for some assistance with a crossword puzzle two days ago.

The clue: petting zoo female; 3 letters

I rattled off:

  • hen
  • cat
  • dog
  • fox
  • bug
  • pug
  • emu
  • bee
  • ewe
  • doe
  • rat
  • bat
  • gnu
  • fly
  • hog
  • pig
  • cow
  • kit
  • owl

... the answer was, 'doe' ... my mom did not seem amused with my extensive knowledge of 3 lettered animals.