Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Time for a new post

I think it is time for a new post.

I have been hesitant to post anything because I haven't had anything Earth-shattering to say, so instead I thought I could just update you people with small things.

here is a list of noteworthy events that might tickle you:

1) People at Work:
There is a guy at work that keeps stealing my ideas and passing them on as his own in front of other people with me right there! How irratating! This has happened more than 3 times. In an industry where good ideas are a tremendous feather in your cap, it is highly frowned-upon to take other people's ideas. An aknowledgement is the least you could do. I would have accepted a wink, a nod, or preferably, a " this was foo's idea". I would have also accepted a thumbs-up or pointing, but not really an ass-slap.

2) Minimarathon Training.
Me and the wife are training for a minimarathon (13.1 miles). We plan to run in the minimarathon during Derby week in Louisville. So far, training isn't so bad. I ran 10 miles last week and 12 this week. In the peak, I should be running about 20. Aside from the aches, time commitment, and difficulty of running long distances, running isn't too bad. An unexpected perk of running for a long time is it allows me to listen to audiobooks and kind of zone out. Another perk is my knees sound like broken glass.

I am listening to Brave New World right now, and then plan on listening to Alan Greenspan's new book about a talking dinosaur. No, it is about the economy. Wouldn't it be funny if he wrote a children's book about a talking dinosaur?

3) Vegas.
The wife and me are going to go to Vegas in June. It should be pretty dope. The marketing slogan for Las Vegas is "What ever happens here, stays here", which I am 100% sure is a scheme to get fencesitters to take advantage of legal prositution.

That slogan does sounds real good, and I might make it my mantra for the trip. Maybe it'll magically apply to the inevitable two-grand I will lose on a single game of rouillette. I have found that slogans make vacations more fun. My last trip was to Chicago for a wedding, where the slogan is "Yes, it really costs that much". I think it was that. That is what an awful lot of people were saying to me, anyway.

Anyway, wish us luck and fun on this travel which may end in divorce or bankruptsy. Hey, that is probably a more accurate slogan: "Las Vegas: Your trip may end in divorce or bankruptsy."

I need to go to bed.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Some old blogs

In observation of the Writer's Guild strike*, I am continuing to not update my blog.

However, the show must go on, and I at least need to get in 2 blogs a month. In true Hollywood fashion, I thought I might use some old material to create an entirely new blog!

Below are some of my favorite blogs of late 2007 and 2008, (which I also included in the "best of mindsquirt links" side bar on the right)

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How To Get Out of a Work Christmas Party
Cubical Game
One of Three things will Happen
Faulty Grinders

*Almost over you say? Poppycock!

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