Thursday, December 31, 2009
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not that i necessarily believe in superstitions, but when i was chasing after my dog at 2:30 in the morning, in the rain, i may have been converted...
because i fell through the porch once i got back to the house, and it now looks like this:
and this is what my leg looked like a few days later:
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
2. Circus Peanuts - It's easy to think of these as the ultimate Halloween candy because they're orange, they have a fun shape, and they were enjoyed by your grandparents' grandparents' grandparents. Do not be fooled. These aberrations are not even flavored as peanuts, but as bananas. The only similarity this candy has to peanuts is their shape--the empty shell that covers seedy roadhouse bar floors and supplies the manufacture of wallboard. This is pretty much how circus peanuts taste as well: like wallboard soaked in artificial banana flavoring. The only likely circus association is the bygone freak show, where I imagine the Circus Peanut was displayed amongst other worldly anomalies like the four-headed goat and conjoined bearded lady, taunted by children, and perhaps pelted with real peanuts. And though they've stood the test of time, so have Palmetto bugs.
3. Raisins. You may think you're helping to neutralize widespread early-onset diabetes by handing out raisins on Halloween. But raisins are mostly sugar. That, combined with their sticky, enamel-clinging consistency, and you've created a veritable fairground for bacteria. Kids' teeth will decay alongside your popularity. Everybody loses.
4. Smarties. These are on the worst list, not because kids don't enjoy tiny discs of pure sugar, but because for every five pounds of candy a kid collects, two pounds will be Smarties. Also, these days there are hundreds of YouTube videos of kids demonstrating how to "smoke Smarties" by crushing them up and inhaling the powder. We cannot endorse this insanity.
5. Necco Wafers. Necco Wafers are like the Smarties of 1847, when the nation's scientists were still figuring out fun and flavor. They look like slivers of sidewalk chalk, but don't taste quite as good.
6. Werther's Original. The original butterscotch sucker is not to be confused with those legions of sad sack counterfeit Werther's imitators. Just kidding, there are none. This is because candy manufacturers are interested in profit, and not some fallacious nostalgia to which adults feel little connection, let alone their kids.
7. Plain Hershey's. Kids might not care much for cacao percentage or bean origin, but they do care about boringness.
8. Dum Dum Pops. Have you noticed that Dum Dum rhymes with humdrum? Though these lollipops are the exact size and shape of Bob Barker's microphone from when he hosted The Price Is Right, kids generally lost interest after his retirement.
9. Milk Duds. Consider it a red flag when a food item puts "dud" right in its name.
10. Tootsie Rolls. Are these supposed to taste like chocolate!? It's trick or treat, not both. Give me a candy I can use!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
but then again, it is a little depressing to pass by the study rooms and not have nate fishler doing something random, or to not have the piranha house boys huddled around a computer watching a surf video on youtube. and sometimes, i have to admit, i miss the awkwardness of social suicide hallway, where you see someone that you know at the other end, and then you wave and say hi too soon, but then it's awkward for the next twenty feet as you're still heading towards each other?
i love it. awkward moments define my life.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
use your time to improve yourself and accomplish things and have adventures and you will cross paths with someone who appreciates that...
but at the same time be careful not to become so independent that you can't adapt to another life you might not expect
i'm glad that i am fortunate enough to not only have friends that will listen to my problems, but who can also still manage to have a positive outlook on life, even if they have been dealt a bad hand in the past.