Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Fellow Blogger

An angry fellow I know has started a blog, "you know what guy i hate". The name says it all. Please enjoy!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

I Finished Things

Wow it's been a real long time, huh? Well, despite my lack of attention to this blog, there is one thing that I will not leave you hanging on: the awesome brutality of the 1,079 page book.

Yes that is right. I have returned to update you on this most important matter. (That Guy: "You're blogging?!!")

I have finished the book, and after a few re-reads of certain parts, and a first reading of a website that should help me understnad what the heck I just read, I might be able to form intelligent opinions on it. If you can't already tell, I felt the end was a bit of a letdown. It didn't end, so much as...stopped having pages. I feel like a chunk of the book is missing. And again, as if Wallace simply forgot to proofread, and thus the whole "no ending" thing got through publishing.

I should point out here that I am no English major. I barely scraped through the minimal requirements. I relied on Cliffs Notes to explain symbolism and hidden concepts to me. And my mom, the English teacher, explained a lot of things. The deepest thing I read before this was "The Cat in the Hat." And I still could not tell you what the stupid hat represents (I'm going with "phallus").

My point is, I liked Infinite Jest. I really did. It's just probable that I am not the target audience here; I never played pro tennis, never had an addiction, and was never physically malformed. The deep, heart -wrenching fictional concepts and situations contained just left me moved, sad, and confused, yet entertained. Perhaps that WAS what Wallace meant it to be.

For me, it was also about the experience of reading it, and the challenge. I am so glad I did. The reading was difficult at times, but not terrible; the characters were great, the story ridiculous and believable at the same time. It is a book I will never forget.

Now who wants to borrow it first?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Today I tried something new: repotting plants. Repotting is when you take a seedling and move it to a bigger pot, while getting fresh soil everywhere except in the new pot. Turns out I'm pretty good at this method! Hopefully these little guys will keep growing. For good measure, I stuck a Miracle-Gro stick in each one. I want me some cilantro NOW!

My plants do not look happy about the move, however. That's cilantro on the right and chives on the left. I would love to add some mint, or perhaps dill.

At what point do I move them to bigger pots? I don't want them to get all tenement on me and have the roots mushed up against the sides. We will just have to wait and see them get bigger then figure it out!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Moving on...

Recently I was introduced to the joys of commuting. I don't count five years ago when I had a 25 minute commute, because it was weird hours so it wasn't rush hour.

Nowadays, I have to drive during rush hour 50 minutes or so, across the only bridge that goes to where I need to go. I find myself running out of work at 5 on the dot to get to the bridge before the worst of it. Then today, I left 10 minutes late, and had no problems and got home the same time I usually do. The world is a funny place, isn't it?

Still beats unemployment, though.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Monday, May 03, 2010

Krispy Kopycat

Psh. I SO investigated this already.

Jumbo Rice Krispies Aren't Krispy
via the Consumerist

Read my investigation here: my investigation.

In other news: I got a job! Yay me!! The long scourge of unemployment has ended! So what this means to you, dear reader (and I do mean "reader"), is that I will either have A) a plethora of new material; or B) no time to come up with new material.

It's going to be so exciting finding out which one happens!

Birds Birds Birds

Our bag of Lay's Sour Cream 'n Onion potato chips had this perfect specimen:

A perfect chip with a hole in the shape of a duck with a mullet. A mullet! The king of all hairstyles!

And yet another bird visitation. What is with all the birds lately?

However, it's definitly better than last year's termite infestation.