Thursday, July 15, 2010

Oh, the modern me.

by Shaggy

SO I finally caved.

I find that I'm usually not an early adapter to social networking outlets.

I didn't touch MSN for a good while when it first came out.

I didn't use facebook until a friend of mine sat me down and made the account.

And now, Twitter.

I avoided it initially for I believed my life not to be interesting enough to warrant constant micro updates for all to see. I still believe this, which is also why I don't often add people who I don't know too well as facebook friends; it's not for the security reasons, it's more of "really, not much is going on with me, so I'll be letting you down if you want entertainment."

All that being said, I understand the appeal of Twitter, beyond it's initial practical application of up to the second updates for event coordination.

When I'm bored at work, or just waiting for some video/animation to load or render, I constantly check my facebook app for news feed updates. Even if it's not something posted on my wall or having anything to do with me, I find that I need to know that something is going on outside this work world I'm trapped in / rely on for moneys.

And since a wall post is roughly under 140 characters long, Twitter is just another extension of that, just open to a wider audience.

So, the question is, will it be worth your time to follow me on my Twitter?

Looking at my past, I would be tempted to say no.

...but looking at the future? I think there's a lot of surprises on the way.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How could this happen

Night time, hot and sticky I'm walking to the subway station. Bad idea, it's garbage collection day and the whole street smells of hot sticky gross. I'm trying not to breath through my nose and generally not turn my head toward the garbage bins so instead I decide to look the other way. Now I feel I have solid spacial awareness, I don't usually bump into things and I normally use my periphery to spot things beside me, not this night. This night I was too busy focusing on the smell, the sticky hot gross smell, so when I say I was surprised by what I saw...I was blind sided. I turned towards the houses and sitting on the steps and too close for comfort were two blubbery naked old men. Maybe the blubbery was wrinkly but I don't think I've ever looked away faster, I think I wrenched my neck. I can only presume they were trying to beat the heat outside but seriously do they have no shame?

Yesterday I woke up to discover that one of my eyelids had ballooned to ridiculous proportions. Basically it looks like someone punched me in the eye. This happens to me from time to time and it really sucks, I look like Quasimodo. But I had to leave the house, I'm a trooper, so I threw on some clothes and took off. Also for some strange reason I had an urge to eat Taco Bell. This is a very strange urge for me I usually get cravings for...actually it's not that strange I often get ideas of random things I want to eat, but it's never Taco Bell. I've probably eaten at Taco Bell maybe 5 times in my life. But there I was eating a Cheesy Gordita Crunch wearing a Hot Tub Time Machine t-shirt and a ballooned up eye. Would I be a huge target of ridicule, yes. Did I feel shame?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Liquidation Sales

As much as I hate to see local businesses go under and can't help getting a little excited because I could pick up something for cheap. Yes it's horrible to prey on the weak but when it comes to store Blow-Out sales, well let's just say it's expected.

So Ammo Video is going out of business...maybe because it's called Ammo Video or maybe because even in it's dying days it still isn't having any good deals. I think the man is dettermined not to sell anything before he closes. Now lots of times the sales starts small and closer and closer to the end date the deals get better thus a fun kinda stock market game ensues trying to judge how long you can wait on pulling the trigger but early enough that someone else doesn't get it before you. At this stage I feel like a lot of people hide things like a squirrel only to forget where they hid them. If you are one of those people who do it, it can be a tricky ordeal, trying to misplace the video somewhere where people who would want said video wouldn't look, also to try and remember where it is later.

But this guy, talking on his blue tooth all day, I swear, he doesn't want to sell anything. Worst salesman ever. He wasn't even willing to give away an empty N64 package. He wanted two bucks! Seriously, you think someone's going to pay two dollars for a Beetles Adventure Racing Box?!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Not as original as you think

Subway rush hour, I'm standing mashed up against everyone else when I notice a tatoo on a girls arm. It's an anchor on her left wrist, whatever, nothing special. In fact it was kind of poorly done. On her right wrist she had a picture of a heart, also nothing to write home about. But I am because just a few bodies over another girl had a tatoo of an anchor on her left wrist and the word love written out on her right. Two people no connection, no originality.

(The Navy has Anchors)

Or is this a new cult...