P.S. One more thing…

November 18, 2013 9:00am
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It was just brought to my attention that the Congresswoman Renee Ellmers who argues against boys having to help pay for maternity coverage is the same Congresswoman Renee Ellmers who a month and a half ago cited, “I need my paycheck!” when she was asked about giving up her own paycheck while 700,000 federal employees were on furlough due to the government shutdown.

So there’s that…  🙄

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I just cleaned that gigantic mess out of our kitchen pantry, where it had accumulated for several months.

My wife decided to try NutriSystem around November of last year, and for the first couple of months it worked great! She probably lost 20-30 pounds – we’ve got the Beanie Babies with the #s stitched into them around here somewhere to prove it, but the problem was, just like Weight Watchers or any of the others where they sell you food to eat, is that inevitably you eventually realize just how terrible the food actually is, and gradually you start eating less and less of it as you slip in just a bit of regular food here and there, and before you know it you’ve got shelves of this crap with new shipments coming in every 4 weeks that you don’t even have room for anymore!

Seriously, I think our last shipment before she finally put the thing on hold earlier this year probably stayed in the box for a good month and a half while we convinced ourselves that it was still possible to “catch up” and get back on track. even started eating some of it myself – at least the ones that I could stomach – but that only lasted so long because you can only eat so much of the same packaged, microwavable crap day after day. There are only so many choices that they can give you, and if you end up not liking a sizable number of them, you’re pretty much committing yourself to eating the same thing every. damn. day…

Of course, I don’t have a huge bushel of room to talk because I was trying to lose weight right alongside her doing my own thing and I wasn’t really very successful, either, but it just goes to show you that it’s really willpower that you need to lose weight – not some fad diet or books or a new workout routine. I never really cared for these types of schemes because the question always in the forefront of my own mind was “How am I supposed to switch back to normal foods after eating all of these meticulously-planned meals for month after month???” Sure, they tell you that they’ve got a graduated plan to ease you back into the real world once you’ve hit your target weight, but the truth of the matter is that most people probably never even get to that stage because they slip far before they ever reach their target weight and once they’re reminded what a hamburger not made out of cardboard tastes like, the food starts backing up like a clogged toilet. 🙁

I need to see if there’s a food bank nearby where I can donate all of this crap instead of feeling guilty about throwing two months worth of “food” in the garbage…

Sharks + Tornadoes

July 13, 2013 7:00pm
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Say what you will, but SyFy’s got writing ridiculous movies down to a science!  😕

I know that this is from a couple of years ago, but I still found it to be a pretty interesting social experiment and the twist at the end really makes us look twisted as a society! Hmmm, let’s see what’s wrong here…

  • White male teenager trying to steal bike – gets some looks, but only a couple of comments
  • Black male teenager trying to steal bike – gets confronted almost immediately
  • White blonde female trying to steal bike – gets asked if she needs any help!

I guess the moral of the story is, if you want to steal something, get a pretty girl to do it for you.  😯

I wish that I was making this up – somebody out there actually thought that this was a good idea…


“Domain names are free … and all of the popular names are available once again (for now) … and all you need is our simple, proprietary browser plugin to make it all work because, well, I guess technically these things aren’t actual domain names…”

Is it just me or does the Internet bring out the stupid entrepreneur in people sometimes? I once had a guy in a bookstore try to pitch me on his new website idea by suggesting, “You’ll be able to buy anything from it – just like amazon.com!”

“Well then why wouldn’t I just use amazon.com???” I countered.

He got mad and left me alone after that because he didn’t have an answer. 🙄

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