Game On

Rage Against the Machine

I don’t know why I hate Starbucks. I just do. And I’m not alone. People hate Starbucks because they move into towns and run the Mom & Pop coffee shops out of business. Because their coffee is overpriced. Because their coffee sucks. Because they aren’t environmentally friendly. Because people are opposed to big business in general.

That stuff doesn’t really bother me. I don’t even drink coffee. I guess what I don’t like is the whole image of 20-30 something elitists, sitting in Starbucks, wearing L. L. Bean sweaters, pecking away on their iBooks while they nurse giant mocha-frappa-whatever lattes. So maybe I don’t really hate Starbucks as much as I just hate the type of people who frequent their establishments.

The reason I bring this up is that Starbucks is rearing its ugly head here in Cookeville. I just want to blow the building up before it opens.

Zombie Slayer

I had to comment on this news story because it’s so weird.

A heavily armed man, dressed in black, walks into a house full of people dressed like zombies and starts shooting. You have to wonder if this guy was so nuts that he thought he was really killing zombies.

When the shooting started, people fled from the house. Some of them went to nearby homes for help. Imagine living in this neighborhood. You hear gun shots, walk to the window, and see zombies running down the street. Or you hear the undead banging on your backdoor. I would have freaked out.

And think about being one of the paramedics who showed up at the scene. You’d have a hard time telling who was wounded and who was just wearing makeup.


Last night I received the following text message:

hi baby doll
how are you tonight?
did you get your cheese?
your chips are at Jodi’s

I want to know who this Jodi person is and what he/she is doing with my chips.

It's the most miserable time of the year.

As much as I love spring weather, there’s one thing I absolutely hate about it: pollen. I really look forward to waking up every morning with swollen eyes and a stuffy nose. Those of you fortunate enough to not experience the affect of pollen on the sinuses still know how pollen likes to collect on your vehicles. And another thing… when pollen begins to appear, my arch-nemesis the bee is soon to follow.

My eBay + RSS = Wishful Thinking

I buy a lot through eBay. The ‘My eBay’ summary page is a good friend of mine. I got to thinking today how nice it would be if I could get an RSS feed of my summary page. Then I could integrate it into my personalized Google homepage and easily monitor the items I’m watching or bidding on.

I found this service which will create RSS feeds from eBay searches, but that’s not really what I’m looking for.

#1. Eat frog legs.

We had lunch at Toot’s yesterday, and I got the frog legs. They looked like chicken legs. I picked one up and tried eating it as such, but it didn’t really work out so I had to use a fork. They weren’t bad, but I didn’t care for the batter they were fried in. The “tastes like chicken” cliché is true. Although given the choice between them I would rather eat chicken.

Now reptiles are the only type of vertebrate I have not eaten.