Thursday, September 16, 2004

Stupid story....

Ok, I have a lot of ideas about how to do things and my intellect may be pretty formidable but I do have my blonde moments. Here is a recount of my most recent blonde moment.

I went to see "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" the othe night, thought it was pretty good and went home to watch the first resident evil for kicks. Well, at some point (I forget when) I happened to smell smoke. I thought this was odd but ignored it, after a few minutes I could no longer ingore it and looked around only to notice that my cigarette was in my hand and my leg was crossed and the pant leg happened to intersect with the cherry of my Marlboro Menthol. I jerked my hand with the cigarette away only to discover a glowing red dot on my pant leg. Instead of thinking I should put it out with my soda, I thought "Shit my legs on fire! I'm to put it out by blowing on it!". Well, I started to blow at my pant leg only to have the circle of embers glow even brighter and grow rapidly. Foregtting of course that my blowing was only supplying oxygen to the embers.

"AHHHH!" was my next thought as my leg was burnt by the embers of my jeans and my insistant blowing. Next I decided to start hitting it with my bare hand. Forgetting of course that my leg was still under it . So now I'm hitting a burning ember into my leg. "AHHH!" was my next rational thought and I stopped both hitting it and blowing it and finally decided to spill soda on my pant leg to put it out.

I ws sitting with much relief when I noticed my dad laughing at me, as he was watching the whole thing, while I was burning my leg for no good reason, with the understanding of someone who has done something similair and was annoyed at the time but gets the humor after the fact. Yup. I have my moments.

In my defense I will have to note that after the movie I went for a few beers. And had a few more before the incident. So maybe I can be excused for my idiocy by the fact I was well on my way to intoxication. But truthfully those that know me well know thats a load of dingos kidneys. I was just dumb. Oh well.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004


So I have been sorta on and off working on a novel, and i can't seem to find the right rythm. So I've decided to shelve the project for now and write a book called "Blueprint for Utopia". It's planned to be a straight forward book of Rules to live by and an outline for creating a truly better world. At least thats the goal. I've become very disenchanted with the way we as a society act and operate, as a race even we've done some things fundamentally wrong. Even religion, which was created as fables to learn how to live peacefully and right, have become the very matters that cause the bloodiest wars and conflicts. We live in a time when religion should have lost its place as as a system by which you should have faith, and faith itself should be a fundamental part of our pyche, not in a imaginary figure like god, but in ourselves and in those around us to do the right thing.

I didnt mean for this to be a diatribe against religion and truly ,if it was, it would be a LOT longer. I just think it (my book) needs to be written. Trouble is I dont think anyone would read it and even if a major publisher was interested and it gets published it would just linger in the unused unseen philosophy section of Barnes and Nobles. But what the hell, it would be kinda nice to get the ideas out of my head and on paper so when people say "What are you thinking?" I could just hand them a copy.

Monday, September 06, 2004

People are dumb.

I've been mulling over an article I read a few days ago. Apparently there's a school district not far from here that ran out of money for providing transportation of students. Anyone living more than 2.5 miles from school will get a ride, otherwise they have to walk. Sounds like a bad idea, until I put some thought into it. Whats wrong with walking a few miles to school? Since the 7th grade i decided not to depend on school transportation. I mean did you as a kid really love riding the bus? I didn't think so. I rode my bike considerabley farther than 2 miles to school. Not to sound like the old fart I'm becoming (christ am i really almost 30?) I rode my bike to and from school everyday, irregardless of weather, up and downhills in the snow rain whatever. I adapted to the ambient conditions and dressed warmly on cooler to facilitate my ride in comfort.

Now people are so concerned with their kids being nabbed and horrible things happening to them, "You never know what kind of crazy could come by and grab them" they say. But these concerns are unfounded, the media in the states (which calls itself accurate is a whole other topic of loathing) sensationalizes violence and crime. You always hear about this person got nabbed or that person got killed or some terror threat etc... When in actuallity the crime rate is lower than ever before. The terror threats refer to GW thinking he needs to scare us into keeping him in office, etc..

This is getting off topic so here i am comming back to the point. People dont want to admit that today kids are fatter and lazier than ever. This in part due to the fact that junk food is cheaper, the internet and computer games are holding there interest better. Walking a few mile to and from school would do these couch potatoes a world of good. If parents are scared of kids walking then give them bikes and buy good locks. Kids on bike arent grabbed as often simply because its a more difficult target and with the advent of cell phones with both cameras and gps (it still blows my mind that young kids have them, I got mine around 21 or so) built in it becomes infinately more dificult to grab kids without getting you photo taken or having the cops come by and ask for the kid back because the little bugger was smart enough to quickdial 911 with the phone in his pocket.

People need to use a bit more of the grey matter between their ears. And honestly, people need to realise their kids arent special their just kids. Sure you love them but who doesnt? Kids are very much like adults in that there may be a few exceptional ones but there are a whole lot of loser kids too. Darwinism should come into play again anyway, we've negated the point of evolution by coddling the children, the sick, and the elderly. Doesn't anyone remember survival of the fittest?

Screw it. The kid that swallows too many marbles shouldn't grow up to have kids of their own. Does it really sound so bad?

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Hmm... So I'm The Punisher, neat.