Let’s Get Busy…

Haven't said much about my state(s) of mind, so I'll do some quick summaries of random thoughts bouncing around... a. I'm over worked. I love my job... but I'm over worked. b. I'm over extended... on everything. I eat too much. I spend too much. I work too much... and I don't work out enough, and I don't save enough and I don't spend enough time on me. c. I say that even after spending a week in Las Vegas... I'm really happy to have won the RUSA Award for Excellence in Reference…Read more …

Internets

"Hi there, I'd like to check out the Internet." Me: "Well, we have public internet computers downstairs" "No, you don't get it. I want to check OUT the Internet." Me <scratches beard in deep thought> Me: "Alright, follow me." <leads patron to door> Me: "There's the Internet. It's everything. It's everywhere. It's not a book. It's not a DVD. It's everything in the world, but in electronic format." <person looks confused.> Me: "You connect to the Internet with a computer that has a network connection." "But... they told me I could get the…Read more …

A simple statement

I search deep in my soul for the former demon or angel that made me believe I was a creative genius. I beg that sweet bastard to come out and play. I stare inward, only the whites of my eyes visible to the crowd around me. I barely hear the rumble of their collective discontent. Stray words from the outside world stumble unto the implant on the right side of my head. "Drugs?" "Dead?" "Asshole?" "Ambulance?" I rise from my stupor, hands raise in a V... and I speak loudly, with a firm…Read more …

The Last Lonely One

I'm the last one. The last of a huge family, the last who hasn't gotten married. Everyone else: married. I'm the last one without kids. The last one who hasn't even been engaged. How should I feel about this? I'm the last lonely one. The legacy that will never extend. Not by choice. Most definitely not. It's just the way God wants it. I'm supposed to say "hey, What God Wants... God Gets.' I'm supposed to pray "help me, help myself" so... maybe he'll list to my blog. Whatever. I've become too numb,…Read more …

Fully Randomized Caterwauling

very little of anything is making much sense these days... I'm struggling right now with both the mental and physical phases. a. My left leg keeps fighting me. i keep trying to be more physical, but bugs keep cropping up. Right now, my ankle feels stiff and fragile. and my back feels like I slipped a disc. I'm starting to feel like Bruce Willis: I'm too old for this shit. I need to lose weight, but it's like my body doesn't want me to. everytime i do something even vaguely athletic, like walking…Read more …

Ford C-Max: A Review

Last year, just before Thanksgiving, I ordered a brand spankin new Ford C-Max Hybrid. Fresh outta the gate, it's offering 47 mpg, city AND highway, with 47mpg combined. I test drove a Chevy Sonic (loved it), a Hyundai Elantra (looks great, interior great, but powered by an anemic hamster with COPD), a Ford Focus (drives great, but cramped inside), and a Ford Fusion (AWE-SOME car)... and Ford C-Max Hybrid. The C-Max wowed me the most. The promise of gas mileage, an engaging ride, a really nice interior, plenty of room, and what I…Read more …

Best of 2012

In this fabulous edition... I will disclose the best movies of 2012, purely from my own opinions! This is based on the films I have actually seen, so it's possible better films from the year exist: I just haven't seen them at the time of writing. 1. The Avengers This was the best thing made this year. Yes, it has some plot difficulties, and the science is iffy in spots... Who cares? It is pure, escapist entertainment on the level of the original Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and The Matrix.…Read more …

2012

This may be early, so I'll start it early and often: 2012? You suck. Just go. Let the damn door hit you in the ass on the way out. My year started with the CPAP chronicles and¬†illogicality¬†of BCBSM... a very sore hip, which I worked hard to get strengthened, then I broke my leg in April. That's chronicled quite aptly in earlier entries of my blog. They gave me too many pain killers in the hospital and destroyed my hearing. I missed a month and a half of work. Physical therapy was ended…Read more …

Let me summarize this…

The election is over. Barack Obama will get 4 more years to write his memoir. Whether good or bad, this post isn't so much about the victory, but about the issues... which no election should EVER be about. Note One: Dear assholes, stop using that word (entitlements). I do not think it means what you think it means. Social Security and Medicare are NOT entitlements. They're PAID FOR. I've worked now for over 20 years, and the entire time I've work, I've paid taxes for Social Security and Medicare. When it's my time…Read more …

iPad Mini vs iPad 2 – Summary

I was once told that some people would prefer to have a large tablet, which would be easier to read. The iPad mini as a diagonal viewing space of 7.9", which is slightly larger than my Google Nexus 7. The iPad 2 has a 9.7" viewable screen. Then "density" of pixels between the 2 is 132 (ipad 2) vs 163 (ipad Mini). The screen resolution is the same: 1024 x 768. Due to the size, the mini is LIGHTER, but only by 0.6 lbs. The mini cost $329 new. The iPad 2 cost…Read more …