Monday, January 19, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

In which I guest-post

Onomatopoeia (comics)Image via WikipediaImage via WikipediaMy brother and his friends have a blog, and were kind enough to let me guest-post for them. So go check it out, and feel free to browse around. Just be warned -- the language is most definitely not safe for work.

The Biblioholic and the Anachronistic Onomatopoeia

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

In which I ring in the New Year

DSC01101.JPGImage by Kramchang via FlickrReally, a conversation I had with a friend of mine on AIM says it all...

Me: [realization] Awww crap.

Friend: ?

Me: I didn't check *any* items off my things-to-do-before-I-die list this year.

Me: I had given up on most other resolutions, but I was really hoping for that one.

Friend: Oh.

Me: So last night, I was like, "OK, so do I want to ring in the New Year with Ryan Seacrest, or with Carson Daly"?

Me: The answer, of course, was, "No."

Me: So my parents and I watched my new Dr. Horrible DVD, including special features and about half of "Commentary! The Musical."

Friend: cool

Friend: I did neither -- I waited until 11:58 to put on Channel 6 to catch Dick Clark one last time.

Friend: I had a migraine, actually.

Friend: First time I've gotten one.

Me: I was mildly annoyed at the ball drop.

Friend: Yeah, Clark was a second off the countdown.

Me: Waterford was all "Every year will be a unique ball with a unique pattern," and, dude: the ball was exactly the same as last years

Me: I saw last year's up close, and no joke, they could have ripped that thing out of Macy's and reused it.

Friend: "We need to figure out how to fix the city's budget deficit."

Friend: "How about reusing the ball?  That saves 5 million right there."

Me: Oh, at least.

Me: But this is Waterford.  They had those things ready to go in '88.

Me: Just sitting there, being pretty and waiting for the appropriate LED technology to be invented.

Friend: ...Why?

Me: Hyperbole, dude.

Friend: Not with Waterford.

Friend: They do pull that sort of [bleep].

Me: Point is, W got a contract, and you know they were all over that [bleep].

Me: So even if the city decided to reuse, they' d still have to foot the bill.

Me: Ergo: two matching balls.  Which.... yeah. 

The good

I know better than to do New Year's Resolutions.  This year, I'm setting monthly goals.  It just feels more realistic.  Wish me luck!  (Oh, and remind me to share my things-to-do-before-I-die list one of these days...)

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