Archive for August, 2007

My First Japan Post

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Posted on Friday, August 24th, 2007 at 10:17 pm.

Hey everyone,

As this is my first post to this website, I wish I had some more interesting things to put on here, but unfortunately, as people will realize if they think about how often I made everyone pose for the camera when I was in college, I am not a big fan of taking pictures. In fact, my brother and I are the only two people I know who, when driving across the country, take a couple of pictures simply because it’s expected and then forget about them upon arriving at home.

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Anyway, Japan is sweet. There is one thing that is not sweet about Japan, however, and that is throwing away garbage.

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Things I dislike:

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Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2007 at 9:36 pm.

Waking up before 8 everyday.

Those damn sublymonal ads from Sprite on tv.

Flipping between channels during commercial breaks only to find that all of them have gone on commercial breaks.

Carlos Mencia.

Other shitty comics that rely on sensationalism.

In other news, while channel surfing, I found this channel:

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No, it’s not the food network. It was just a channel on chicken cooking on a grill. No words, no movement, just that. I had to flip back to it now and then, and for the 10 minutes I did, that’s all it was.

Mac Attack

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Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2007 at 4:02 pm.

First read this if you haven’t already heard about the latest Man versus McDonalds.

If you are lazy and don’t wish to read here are the bullet points:

* Man goes to McD’s yearning for that greasy goodness
* Orders quarter-pounder repeatedly telling staff: no fromage
* Goes home and eats in “darkened room”
* Gets ill and has to go to the hospital
* Sues McD’s for $10 million (for those fans of Wendy’s that’s 10 million frosty’s or 50 million chicken nuggets)

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Your order is done

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Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 at 10:34 pm.

“Order 1-oh-1 your order’s done,” the matronly woman said with pep.

“104…wait no more,” she declared in her standard-issue Portillo’s uniform.

Sean answered the phone after I waited on hold listening to the soothing sounds of mechanical pre-recorded voices. He didn’t sound like a Sean to me. His accent was heavy but he spoke English well. “Sean” was providing tech support for Internet service. If I were a betting man I would bet he was far away from the states.

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Mistakes

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Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 at 10:33 pm.

So earlier this week I decided to take a bike ride. My days aren’t full of much activity aside from looking at job postings and the intermittent narcoleptic spells so I figured I’d hit the streets. As I peddled my bike that screams to be featured on Pimp My Ride I remembered that there is a trail not far from my house. I started on the trail and could feel this strange thing they call exercise awakening my dormant muscles and getting the blood moving. My usual rides are about 1.5 to two miles at a brisk pace. First I went over a scenic bridge soon to be slapped in the face with a smell that can only be described as “zoo-like.” As the trail winded through the trees I was startled to see elk. That explains the smell. Luckily for me they were contained by a fence. Zipping along on the trail I began to wonder if I’d ever see my home again.

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Cell Phone Pictures

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Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 at 12:13 am.

So I’m in Madison now, which means I’ve also been reunited with my computer, which also means I was able to upload pictures from the cell phone. Behold, random pictures:

More after the cut.

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