Tuesday, November 16

A little known fact

A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945

Monday, November 15

What to do...

So Im out of school for another half a year or so, should I get a full time job or just keep working part of the time and really enjoying life?

Any thoughts?

Anyone else in a similar situation?

Thursday, November 11


*Updated List and I'm off to the library, wish me luck
I'm in the hunt for some more books to read. So far on my to read list:

Plato's dialogues
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
*Breakfast of Champions
*Sirens of Titans
*Patrick O'Brian
*Crooked Little Veins
*American gods
*Hunter S Thompson
*Who Moved My Cheese
*Jonathan Livingston Seagul

Anyone else have a must read I should add?
It can be ANY genre, I'm not picky :)

Thanks in advance

Monday, November 8

Waitin' on Google

In a week or two I should be getting my first check from Google! If all goes according to plan it should be to the tune of almost $200. Though they sure do have a sneaky way of waiting as long as possible before they actually pay you.

Monday, November 1

One more day!

Then no more freaking political attack ads, no more phone calls (6+ a day and we're on the no call list wtf), and no more spam mail/email. What a horrible election process, national organizations (mostly conservative) pumping millions of dollars into our state election campaigns.

I can hardly wait!

Anyone else been bombarded for the mid terms?

Thursday, October 28

I applaud this man!

It doesn't matter what your views are but those women are the types of people who you would even hate to have on your side. They just don't get it.

Tuesday, October 26

Road rage...

People who suffer from road rage often see it as a way venting or releasing their anger. They see it as cathartic but thats only in the short term. In reality anger is like anything you repeatedly do, it can become a habit. Therefore becoming excessively angry on the road is only making it easier to become more angry in the future, you are just encouraging more stress not releasing it.

Wednesday, October 20

Important credit tip

Most people realize having a good credit score is fairly important, right?

Did you know that checking your credit score too many times will actually lower your score?

Yeah, banks and lenders are a bunch of jerks, not surprising.

Tuesday, October 19

A quote!

Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.
- Infantry Journal

Sunday, October 17

I guess I should make a new post

Here is something most people don't know, although its not that really useful. The US had 13 states originally right, but which one was the 14th. Any guesses?

Well, it turns out is Vermont.

Thank you that is all

Tuesday, October 12

The Onion News gets me every time!

Back and better than ever

Computer issues + being gone this weekend left me unable to post for awhile.   I missed this place and I'm glad to be back.

Wednesday, October 6

Here's something a bit embarrassing

When I first started using the internet I thought that the expression " lol " was a person throwing their hands up in the air over their head.  I had seen people making smileys and faces so I thought this was mimicking an action as well.

I even argued about it with a friend who said it was laugh out loud, I thought mine made more sense, lol.  Ah those were the days!

Did anyone else think this way or was it just me?

Tuesday, October 5

Did you know....

That cat urine glows under a black light?   This actually goes for most any bodily fluids even human blood, urine and semen.  This is mostly due to phosphates and various other fluorescent compounds.  Use this information however you like :)

Saturday, October 2

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. 

Albert Einstein

Friday, October 1


Should cross this today, at 99 right now.  I love all the encouraging comments, I have personally used all of these quotes to help motivate myself and I'm glad I can help pass them along to more people!


Thursday, September 30

This probably sums up the theme of Walden

 I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

Wednesday, September 29

Sadly this continues to ring true...

Only the dead will know the end of the war.
- Plato

Tuesday, September 28

Here's one from a football coach

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
    -Vince Lombardi

Sunday, September 26

Good Ol' Teddy

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
       Theodore Roosevelt

Saturday, September 25

Another good motivational quote

Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving.
Dennis Waitley

This one fits all too well in my life.  Helped me stop spending my whole day playing video games.

Thursday, September 23

Hope these help a few people, I know they have helped motivate me

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore,
is not an act but a habit.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, September 21

A few of my athletic goals

Run a mile in 5 minutes

Dunk a basketball on a regulation hoop (Im only 5'11" and white, it may not be possible)

Finish a triathlon

Any other good ones?

Monday, September 20

So you accidentally drank some antifreeze

Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol or methanol both of which are poisonous. It is also sweet in taste which causes some pet deaths. It only takes 1 teaspoon to kill a 7lb cat. In small doses it can reproduce the effects of alcohol, but the poisons in it make it fatal if you drink even 100mL. Even before you get to the fatal dose you will probably go blind and experience kidney failure so its a terrible substitute for alcohol fyi.

The poison can be somewhat counteracted by drinking whiskey shortly after. It can also be counteracted with fomepizole. Induced vomiting is recommended as well.

If your pet happens to drink some antifreeze feed it soft food and/or milk then induce vomiting with syrup of ipecac. Whiskey and fomepizole may also work.

Medical treatment is going to be necessary as well.

Hope you never have to use this info.

Thursday, September 16

Aristotle sure was a smart fella, here's a few of my favorite quotes

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.

Wednesday, September 15

A little philosophy for now, Do I Exist???

Existence cannot be proved (and therefore God cannot be proved). All your sensory perceptions could be lies. Buddhism considers "thought" or the perception of thought to be essentially another one of the "senses". Honestly you can't even prove that YOU are really thinking what you think you're thinking, (most computer AI though pretending to be sentient is not. your brain could be another example of this). Descartes should be corrected "I think therefore I BELIEVE I am".

To work backwards: Proving god exists requires belief that the universe exists. Proving the universe exists requires belief that our sensory perceptions aren't lies. Proving our sensory perceptions aren't lies requires belief that our mind isn't being tricked or manipulated. Proving that our mind isn't being manipulated is impossible (see the Matrix).

But to go one step farther, even the thoughts in your head could be placed there by some other entity. Therefore you can't even prove YOU are real on any level. At most you could say the fact that you think you feel things MIGHT prove that something exists in order to cause these feelings. However the extent of this being is immeasurable and undetectable given that you do not perceive it.

Working on some new stuff

Im trying to work out some of this HTML stuff. Should be something new up tomorrow.

On a related note does anyone know how to put pictures into spoilers? I can do text but am struggling with hiding pics.

Any help is appreciated!

Thursday, September 9

The best Zapp Brannigan quotes from Futurama

Zapp:   Kif, I have made it with a woman. Inform the men.

Zapp:   Brannigan's Law is like Brannigan's love, hard and fast.

Zapp:   Mmm... Welcome to my humble chamber or as I call it, "The Lovenasium".

Zapp:   We have failed to uphold Brannigan's Law. However I did make it with a hot alien babe. And in the end, is that not what man has dreamt of since first he looked up at the stars? … Kif, I'm asking you a question.

Zapp:   As my protégé you should know that the only way to deal with a female adversary is to seduce her.  This time we are sure she's a woman, right?
Kiff:    *Yes*.

Zapp:   So, crawling back to the big Z like a bird on its belly. Delicious.
Leela:  Birds don't crawl.
Zapp:   They’ve been known to.

Zapp:   It was almost the perfect crime, but you forgot the one thing: rock crushes scissors. Rock breaks scissors. But paper covers rock, and scissors cut paper! Kiff we have a conundrum. Search them for paper... and bring me a rock.

Zapp:   Now you're officially my woman. Kudos! I can't say I don't envy you.

Zapp:   Stop exploding, you cowards.

Zapp:   That young man fills me with hope. Plus some other emotions which are weird and deeply confusing.

Zapp:   Men, you're lucky men. Soon, you'll all be fighting for your planet. many of you will be dying for your planet. A few of you will be put through a fine mesh screen for your planet. They will be the luckiest of all.

Leela:  You know, Zapp, someone ought to teach you a lesson.
Zapp:   If it's a lesson in love, watch out. I suffer from a very sexy learning disability. What did I call it, Kiff?
Kiff:    Ugh... sexlexia.

Zapp:   We need rest. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is spongy and bruised.

Zapp:   Ah, she's built like a steakhouse but she handles like a bistro.

Zapp:   You win again, gravity!

Zapp:   If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes should fall like a house of cards. Checkmate.

Zapp:   Now, like all great plans, my strategy is so simple an idiot could have devised it. On my command all ships will line up and file directly into the alien death cannons, clogging them with wreckage.
Fry:      W-Wouldn't it make more sense to send the robots in first a - ?
Bender:  Sir, I volunteer for a suicide mission.
Zapp:   You're a brave robot, son. But when I'm in command every mission's a suicide mission.

Zapp:   The key to victory is discipline, and that means a well-made bed. You will practice until you can make your bed in your sleep.
Fry:      You mean while I'm sleeping on it?
Zapp:   You won't have time for sleeping, soldier, not with all the bed making you'll be doing.

Kiff:    But that leads us straight through a comet field.
Zapp:   Ah, yes. Comets, the icebergs of the sky. By jackknifing off one after another at breakneck speed, we can create a gravity boost, or something.

Zapp:   She's a beautiful ship. Shapely, seductive. I'm gonna fly her brains out.

Zapp:   Here's to us poor schmoes, working for the man. Even if he is a hot, sexy female man.

Zapp:   One day, a man has everything. Then the next day, he blows up a billion dollar space station. And then the next day, he has nothing. Makes you think, huh, Kipp?
Kiff:    No, it doesn't.

Attila the Hun:            Stop! Don't shoot fire stick in space canoe! Cause explosive decompression!
Zapp:   Spare me your space age technobabble, Attila the Hun.

Zapp:   I am the man with no name, Zapp Brannigan at your service.

Zapp:   Do you understand the charges?
Kiff:    One beep for yes, two beeps for no.
Zapp:   Yes, so noted. Do you plead guilty?
Zapp:   Double yes. Guilty.

Leela: You know Zap once I thought you were a big pompous buffoon, then I realized that inside you were just a pitiful child, but now I realize that outside that child is a big pompous buffoon.
Zapp:   And which one rocked your world?

Creepy Little Story

One school day, a boy named Tom was sitting in class and doing math. It was six more minutes until after school. As he was doing his homework, something caught his eye.

His desk was next to the window, and he turned and looked to the grass outside. It looked like a picture. When school was over, he ran to the spot where he saw it. He ran fast so that no one else could grab it.

He picked it up and smiled. It had a picture of the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. She had a dress with tights on and red shoes, and her hand was formed into a peace sign.

She was so beautiful he wanted to meet her, so he ran all over the school and asked everyone if they knew her or have ever seen her before. But everyone he asked said "no." He was devastated.

When he was home, he asked his older sister if she knew the girl, but unfortunately she also said "no." It was very late, so Tom walked up the stairs, placed the picture on his bedside table and went to sleep.

In the middle of the night Tom was awakened by a tap on his window. It was like a nail tapping. He got scared. After the tapping he heard a giggle. He saw a shadow near his window, so he got out of his bed, walked toward his window, opened it up and followed the giggling. By the time he reached it, it was gone.

The next day again he asked his neighbors if they knew her. Everybody said, "Sorry, no." When his mother came home he even asked her if she knew her. She said "no." He went to his room, placed the picture on his desk and fell asleep.

Once again he was awakened by a tapping. He took the picture and followed the giggling. He walked across the road, when suddenly he got hit by a car. He was dead with the picture in his hand.

The driver got out of the car and tried to help him, but it was too late. Suddenly he saw the picture and picked it up.

He saw a cute girl holding up three fingers.

A few quotes for your soul....

Only the dead will know the end of the war.
- Plato
The beatings will continue until morale improves. 
-Commander of the Japanese Submarine Force.
Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.
- Infantry Journal
 You don't win a war by dying for your country. You win a war by making the other son-of-a-bitch die for his.
- General George Patton
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,
than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

- "Economy" in Walden