DeathSick

DeathSick

Hi there. I got hit with the DeathSick last Saturday morning, so I've been down for the count for the past week. I haven't been updating because sleeping for 15 hours a day doesn't lend itself to interesting bloggy anecdotes, not to mention I've been so dizzy I couldn't even stand up without wobbling like a dashboard hula doll. I've leveled out over the past couple days though, and am starting the climb back to my normal operational altitude. Right now I'm at that point where I don't really feel well, but I'm…Read more …
Dork Moon Rising: Denoument

Dork Moon Rising: Denoument

The majority of this post will be about that stupid card game I've been playing lately, with quite a few details inserted for posterity, so unless you've played Magic: the Gathering or are a Jeremiah bloggy completist, you're welcome to skip it So I did indeed attend the aforementioned Pro Tour Qualifier tournament on Saturday morning, and it was strangely comforting to see that Magic players haven't changed a bit during the decade hiatus that I'd taken from the game. They're still either rail thin or grossly overweight, with little variance in between…Read more …
BABY HIPPO!

BABY HIPPO!

And, now that I'm done whining about oil spills, here's a baby hippo: Little known fact: I actually hate hippos. They're mean, filthy, and rank just behind the mosquito in the "Most Deaths by an Animal in Africa" category. (And this is Africa we're talking about...a continent laden with more than its fair share of deadly fauna.) Admittedly, I don't seem to mind them so much when they're puppy-sized. Although I bet the Kraken was adorable as a hatchling, and Cthulhu's mom has some really cute baby pictures. j.s.Read more …
I’M KILROY!

I’M KILROY!

I can't really go into details (these bloggy walls have ears), suffice to say I've taken a few meager, tentative, shuffling baby steps toward the creation my very own business... Okay, fine. I can give you a (completely random) hint: There you go. If it comes to fruition, you'll hear about it first here. And if it doesn't, well, I'm sure I'll mention that too... j.s.Read more …
Living In My Head

Living In My Head

So, here's a glimpse into the non-stop train of thought that barrels its way around inside my noggin...  Ready? After watching this, I felt the prescribed swell of uplifting hope that was the point of the video. And then, much like you probably did, I instantly felt awful because I have so many advantages over this guy, and yet I still bitch about life. I sank even further when I realized it was pity that was at the heart of those thoughts.  "How arrogant am I to assume that I should pity him?"…Read more …
Free Parking

Free Parking

Obviously, there are some things in this life that are capable of inducing a fury in me that is devoid of rational thought. The Yankees are one of them. Another trigger, perhaps even worse than the Yankees, would be when someone parks in my reserved parking spot. This morning, as I'm pulling into work (so I'm not exactly in a great mood to begin with), I rounded the corner in the garage to my usual level, only to find a piece of shit 1992 Lexus sedan with a "W" sticker on the back…Read more …
Il Cinque Maggio

Il Cinque Maggio

It's Mexican Independence Day Mexican Debt Collection Day! Yes, today we drink Coronas and eat tamales to celebrate a Mexican President's decision to stop paying the juice legally owed on his country's loans. It's true! As you might imagine, this irritated people in quite a few nations. Although none more so than the French, who became so pissed off about it that they simply invaded Mexico. Thus prompting the largest repo mission in history. They cut a swath across the country, beating the piss out of the Mexicans along the way...with one exception.…Read more …
Tomorrow’s Kitchen…TODAY!

Tomorrow’s Kitchen…TODAY!

There are truly moments when I look around me, and wonder just what the hell is going on. (Okay, so the majority of my life is lived with that kind of rapid-blinking wonder.) As an example, I was standing in the center of my kitchen this morning, and as I panned around the room I was taken aback at the amount of gadgets and contrivances that I'd amassed into one room. So here's a quick tour of my gadget-laden kitchen: There's the microwave, of course... Which, come to think of it, I've only…Read more …