Sunday, March 30

Why Are People on Pinterest So Dumb?

The internet is so great and awesome and full of the knowledge of mankind.
And it's also full of the utter stupidity of mankind.
I saw this inspirational quote on a holiday pinterest page:

"I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year."

Um, no. It's not anonymous.
It's fucking Charles Dickens, all right? It's one of the most famous lines from A Christmas Carol which is not only one of Dickens' most well-known works, but it's one of the most well-known Christmas tales around.
So no, it's not "anonymous" and googling even a PORTION of that quote brings you to a long list of websites that cite the correct origin. (Believe me, I experimented.) AND there are about a billion other pins with the same quote that correctly cite either Dickens or Ebenezer Scrooge. Oy.

So there was that. 

Then there is, which I happened to see a link to on one of those "life hacks" pins. And it's actually a pretty cool site as you can play around with and search for words with all kinds of different filters including length, starting letter, ending letter, (crossword help, anyone?) get the pluralized form of a word, etc. Except the pinner who had pinned the link was raving a little TOO MUCH about the site. Her words were: 
-- "This site is great! You put in a word and it will give you other words that mean the same thing, or even an opposite word! Where has this been all my life?" --

Take a second and let that high praise sink in. Now go get your thesaurus and look up praise. Because. Wow. 

Friday, March 28

Links & Confessions

Confession: I had to buy a new copy of Slaughterhouse Five because I ruined mine with too many readings and it kinda fell apart and all the underlining and highlighting and notes had made it unreadable anyway.

The Jedi Mix  (video)

Confession: I never cared about or really liked the movie Mean Girls. The whole thing struck me as kinda sad. Then again, my entire school years were kinda sad. But still...really....I've only seen it once and the whole time I was screaming "Get a fucking life!!!!!"

Burmese Python Jumping Through a Hoop (Fail) (video) I actually laughed my ass off the first time I watched this.  What can I say? Weird humor and such.

Confession: I just saw Snakes on a Plane for the first time (yes, I'm very much a late-to-the-party person) and it delighted me so much. I took stills of things that made me the happiest:
I'm so happy to be a snake on this plane!
Karma's a bitch, asshole.
It comes in handy.
If Sam J. looks like this, be concerned. 

Pee is Interesting (website)

Confession: The longer I go without having kids, and the more I hear screaming and whining while I'm at Target trying to find a new stapler the more I look at Shawn and say "Thank God we don't have kids!"  Truth-truth: kids are a pain in the ass, but 9 times out of 10, it's the parents that are more bothersome with their disregard for their children's needs.

Snack Time (video)

Confession: I am still behind on blog-catch-up. I currently have no posts lined up in the actual sense, just ideas floating in my head including many things I've stolen from been inspired to do by other bloggers. Also, my bloglovin' feed still has 92 fucking unread posts. Believe it or not, this number is down from where it was. Of course there are a handful I will skip or just skim, but generally, when I'm following a blogger, it's because I'm actually interested in what they post so I actually read it.

Saturday, March 22

Friday Night Thoughts & Confessions

My Stuff Right Now:

- Daryl and Beth. I have been very worried about Beth and I definitely want to see some Daryl action. Who doesn't want to see Norman Reedus making out with someone? (Me. He should make out with me.)

- Tattoos.  I have an appointment with the much recommended Collective Ink; the artist is a dude named Kyle. Pretty stoked.

Got a UTI; am now taking a hard-core antibiotic that on the info packet says it's also commonly used to treat/slow the progress of Anthrax. Yeah. I was like...ugh...
Also: this is an antibiotic that lists the most common side effects being drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, etc.
Also drinking a ton of water because my urinalysis showed some dehydration. So water and me are besties right now.

- I really am lazy. I need to exercise but sleep is so awesome. It's true. I'm at a mental war with myself because I fucking love staying up late.  I usually get out of work around 8:30 so I'm almost never in bed before midnight and often closer to 1AM.  I start my work day at noon.  Easy, I should just wake up at like, 7 and I'd be fine, right?
W-r-o-n-g. I am so definitely the "Yeah, I'm gonna sleep until 10:30 and then get ready for work" type. Problems. Lazy. Sleep is the best and even after a good 8 hours, I tend to have trouble getting up in the morning.

- People keep whining about how this is the longest winter ever and it feels like spring will never be here and I'm like dude, it's still the middle of March! This is completely normal. Seriously. Talk to me when we have snow in May, and then we'll whine about it.

- Been working A LOT. That's a story for another post, but the upshot is I've been given/taking extra responsibility at my company and while that's a good thing, it's been a baptism-by-fire kind of week and the hours have been long and involved lots of going in on my time off to try and undo some of the damage done by IT problems. Again, story for another time.

- Basically I've been extremely lazy in all areas of my life EXCEPT for work. Laundry? I have a clean pile and a dirty pile but nothing is put away. Dinner? Yeah....uh...I had super mario bros. shaped spaghetti-o's last night. Exercise? HA! Vacuuming? Um....I think I have a floor. I need a serious life make-over or something. I need to step up and take responsibility and shit. Of course,all I can think of is chocolate and emptying my bladder every twenty minutes.

So that's life for me right now.  It's not pretty. I'm definitely not proud of it.

Wednesday, March 12

Just a Funny Kitty Video

For all my cat lovin' readers, this was shared on my facebook page and I had to share it with you guys. Enjoy! :) 

Sunday, March 2

All These Things That I've Done

Pictured above: new glasses. They are kinda biggish but I kinda dig 'em, mainly because I can see wicked well and they are comfortable.  I was kinda back-and-forth about them for a bit, worried that they looked too dorky or stupid and awkward (even for me, which is an accomplishment) but then I was all "fuck that noise; I like 'em and that's what matters." 

So, I know I look like hell in this picture - blame it on the fact that I'm laying down, my face is washed clean so there's no concealer and yes, I'm broken out, and also I've been sick.  
That's part 2: 
Yeah. Why I haven't been around blogland lately: 
I caught death in the form of wicked-bad sinusitis. Vicks, Nyquil, Kleenex, Lots of Blankets and Plenty of Hot Tea.  This has been my life for the last week. 
I did get a new mask for my CPAP machine, so there's that.  
Anyway, I'm starting to feel a little better, but it's a process.