Total Eclipse of the Heart →
Admit it. This song is a guilty pleasure. Care to indulge with me?
After 15 years
Of listening, I finally called in and pledged my donation to public radio. Although I have donated two cars to public radio in the past. So I’m not exactly a freeloader. I noticed that NPR Fresh Air made my crush list this week. And we need to make up for the federal funding cuts.
Sometimes I'm Stubborn
They say everything is bigger in Texas, which is generally true except for the parking spaces. It must be law that half of them are compact spaces. Which is admirable except 90% of the population drives trucks and SUVs. So I got to work late this morning and there was only *one* space left in the parking garage. It was only available because the cars on *both* sides were parked over the...
Attention word nerds!! Have you seen the Google Ngram viewer? http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/ngrams It’s a fun tool that allows you to search for the frequency of words and phrases across 5 million books published since 1800. You can have fun playing around with it on your own, but I highly recommend you watch the attached video and let its creators present it to you. They’re very...
When Do People Get Married and Divorced →
The link above is for a pretty cool infographic at flowingdata.com that shows how marriage and divorce statistics have trended over the last 25 years. I had three takeaways, one of them surprising: People are getting married later. About three-quarters of women were married by age 30 in 1986; now it’s about one-half. This is not surprising. The seven-year itch continues to be a real...
A Chair For The Perfect Hug. →
happyrambles: A chair for the perfect hug.
So I’ve been working out on the elliptical machine in the gym for the last 50 minutes, tweeting and tumbling, checking emails, the usual. And it’s been bothering me that something smells like cat piss in here. Like, WTF is wrong with the carpet in this gym? Then it occurs to me that *I* am in fact the thing that smells like cat piss in here, and my sweaty body has been releasing...
The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the...– Noam Chomsky (via cultureofresistance)
Five Shocking Ways We Overestimate Ourselves →
This article weaves many fascinating social experiments together to explain how our narcissism deceives us. Some of the findings are shocking. It’s a fun read. To summarize, our ego leads us to believe we are: Less racist More kind More attractive Less fortunate More in control Than we really are. Although this comes as no surprise to keen observers of social media.
I’m most seductive when using my noodle in the pool.
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My kitchen pantry is a living museum of impulsive...
Exhibit 1: Dukkah Dukkah was the “it” food in Australia the last time I went there, five years ago. (There’s always an “it” food in Australia.) Dukkah, as described by this package, is “an exotic blend of roasted almonds, sesame seeds and middle-eastern spices.” You dip your bread in olive oil, then dip it in dukkah, which sticks to the oiled...
I may post an SST later tonight. I think I finally got the pose and angle I was looking for. Definitely NSFW though.
Dirty Limerick Meme
There once was a girl from Manhattan Who was fluent in ancient Latin. Her translations were lewd And she read all of them nude, Causing my member to fatten.
How Congress Can Cut Debt
Congress has to cut $1.5T of debt by Thanksgiving, and they’re being little shits about it. Here’s an idea: Republicans can cut or raise $750B any way they want. Democrats can cut or raise $750B any way they want. Put it together and shut the fuck up about it.
Paper or Plastic
Ideally, I like to use neither paper nor plastic, but to use reusable grocery bags instead. But for some reason I nearly always forget to bring them with me to the store. So I usually get plastic bags, because I need to pick up a ton of cat litter and dog shit each week. However, yesterday was different. There was a great deal on red peppers, and I was inspired to buy a bunch to roast at home....
My phone autocorrected jazz to jizz today. Whatever that means.
Six word story
Cats bite hands that pet them.
My kids are imbeciles (no, really)
My son recently went through a phase where he called everyone an idiot whenever he didn’t get his way. It used to make me chuckle because, in a sense, he was actually the idiot. Idiot, imbecile and moron all used to be medical terms referring to specific degrees of mental retardation. Idiots had a mental age below three. Imbeciles had a mental age between three and seven. Morons had a...
While this summer’s record heat has been terrible, and I’m glad it’s finally dropped into the 90s, the drought has been even worse. I think we had one day of rain all summer. I lost many new and established plants in my yard. Right now, brush fires are displacing thousands of people in the surrounding area. Today a brush fire sprang up near my office park and just caused...
My daughter wrapped up our dinner conversation by asking, “How was God invented?” and “How did God make everything if he was all alone?” They say you don’t really understand something if you can’t explain it to a kindergartener. So… does anyone out there *really* understand M-Theory?
The 3 year old is now addicted to Angry Birds. He despises the ads however.
I don’t understand why some women wear a ton of makeup to the gym. I can understand a little. Maybe they wore it to work and haven’t had time to remove it. But this is Saturday, and some ladies are bordering on too much makeup for any occasion.
Look, Dad! The American flag!– My son, pointing at the NFL logo on his jersey.