Archive for the ‘Off-Topic’ Category

Celebrate the World Cup

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Tonight, we were stopped at an intersection on our way home from visiting my brother in the hospital. In the turn lane I noticed a fairly nice speed-bike, ridden by what appeared to be a fairly athletic guy who appeared to be on his way home from playing soccer (at least from the shin-guards he was wearing.) Without missing a beat, the following brief conversation took place:

Nic-“…Soccer players’ legs are HOT!”

Me-“…???” (turning my head slowly towards her to show my disbelief at her comment)

Nic-“…I mean…I like soccer players’ legs…”


First Drive By Shooting

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I had always wondered when I would be fortunate enough to happan across an event worthy of my putting my life at risk in order to take a once-in-a-life shot. Well, I finally had such an experience. On my way to a lumber store the other day, I ran across someone either in the middle of a move, or doing their laundry on the go. I really tried to get a side shot of this but was not successful.

 Who needs a pickup?

Okay, okay, okay…

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So real quick, am I the only one on the face of the planet that has never taken the time to find out what the word “OKAY” really means? I mean come on! I’m somewhat of a smart guy, graduated with honors, and I really had no clue what good ol’ Websters defined it to mean. Granted, I ‘assumed’ it meant, ‘all is well’, or ‘sure, why not’, or ‘yeah, now shut-up’.

I decided to look it up, and behold, Wikipedia has answered my call. For anyone who really cares to research as I have, its quite an interesting read.

Jammin’ to Winger

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So I was at the gym today, jammin’ to some good ol’ 80’s hair band music when a song by the legendary Winger, ‘Baptized by Fire’, was queued. Now, I don’t claim to be an expert on music, nor do I profess to approve my taste in music, but I will say that I do listen to Winger, and I do still enjoy Ratt every now-and-then.

But I digress, so I was listening to the song, when Kip (as he is named) commenced to break out into a session of Rack (or Rap/Rock). At first I thought, ‘oh my, this is horrible.’ But then, it dawned on me, ‘this sounds just like Kid Rock’. The same rocky, racky music that made Kid Rock famous, is now about to make me hurl as I tread along the elliptical trainer listening to Kip Winger bust a move. Kid Rock, Kip Winger..coincidence, I think NOT!!!

Microsoft Marketing…hmmm

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I receive regular newsletters from the Redmond behemoth and a recent conference invitation caught my attention. I’m not entirely sure what the message is here, but their email header image looks like this. How many connotations can one take from ‘Advancing the platform’ with this kind of imagery. You be the judge.

All I can say is unbelievable

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all because one of these:

I wonder what they’ll do when people do something that REALLY angers them.

Andrea Yates – Are you saving yet?

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I found this combination interesting: a news article about Andrea Yates along side an advertisement for educational savings plans for children.

Maybe its just me, but i doubt people are contemplating saving money for their kids while reading about this sickening murder of five innocent lives.

Worst Jobs in History

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2,000 years of British history and the worst jobs of each era. What could anyone else ask for!

Update: 01-06-06

It appears that the Discovery Channel has also done a similar special regarding this exact topic.