Saturday, February 28, 2009

Interesting people

So, I have found that this is definitely going to be a challenge. I mean, how easy will it be to really get to know enough of people to blog on their actions if I am just casually watching people as they go by? While I was sitting at Chipotle last night enjoying my burrito bowl, I decided to try it out. At first, I wasn't really thinking about trying to remember details about the people, and realized this when I thought of the couple that sat next to me. It was some skater kid with his date I guess you could say. What made me decide to try this quest on was the fact that his hat didn't seem to fit to me his roll, or did it? It was white, whith a prodominant Hurley symbol in the middle where a logo would normally go, and backwards. he had thick curley hair underneath. The bill was almost completely flat. Also, the hat was covered w/ small Hurley symbols in bright colors. It looked rather gay imho. But then it got me thinking of how what I found cool in my day also may be diffrent in this day in age. Then there was his date. She was the usual skinny blonde girl of high school age. The burrito was of course half her size, and she was holding it in one hand, eating it with a fork in the other. I guess that would be the most efficiant way for her to eat it being her mouth cannot be big enough to get around the usual overstuffed burritos at Chipotle.

Ok, so I really thought about that, and didn't know how interesting that really can be to blog on a regular basis, after all, that was just the short encounter that I had while there. So I tried again this morning at Golden Corral. Now, again I didn't actively think of doing this at first even though it was the plan, mainly because I was hungry. After I got my first plate I tried to pay more attention to the people around me. Now, if you are familiar with Golden Corral, you will realize that the majority of the people there are probably working class people. I have never been good at understanding their train of thought, and was honestly forced to realize this when attempting to date someone of this class. I am from an upper middle class family who is more in the professional class. Anyway, I hadn't really find anyone too interesting, exept for two people. The first was this one gentleman. He was short, older man, beard and glasses, wearing a sweater vest. He had a plate in one hand eating a pastery off of it, and at first I was wondering if he was eating while attempting to get in line. This bothered me a bit, but he looked after a while as actually waiting on someone in line. I guess that just struck me as odd for some reason. After I got to the buffet, the next interesting person shows up. Some lady who looked of Pacific Island decent I guess you can say. She was walking past everyone, eyeing out the buffet. What made it her interesting was the fact that she seemed to completely not realize that there are tons of people in the line, or even that they where there at all. She ended up finding something she wanted, which was right in front of the person ahead of me. He was a nice guy, because I am sure other people other then him and me would actually get offended and ask what the heck she was doing. Again, this was mostly because she was not really aware of anyone around her. Odd.

Anyway, this is just the beguinning of trying to write about people, so I really do hope it gets better. I am at the Library with my girlfriend, and honestly, while there are alot of people, I haven't figured out how to put my surroundings in an entertaining way. I will continue to sit here for the next 20 min. before this place closes and brainstorm a bit more on this.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Blog topics

So, after thinking for a while what sorts of stuff I want to blog on, it hit me. I love watching people. I like it so much unconsciously that my girlfriend will make conscious efforts to try to position me in a way that I pay attention to her, and not my surroundings. I don't know if she still does that, because she found it near impossible when my ADD is on overdrive. I do encounter odd people all the time, and love just sitting there and hoping to find someone to watch that is out of the ordinary. I hope this is something I can develop over time, as I find that this just may be an interesting avenue to pursue. We shall see...

P.S. I will keep their identities private of course... it would be rude of me to blog on people and give them away!

Monday, February 23, 2009

phone numbers

Ok, this is in response to my brother not knowing what his own number is. First off, my dear old dad tells me he does not know or remember what my brothers number is. He tells me to ask my brother the next time I talk to him online. After many attempts at trying to get in touch w/ him on Yahoo! Instant Messenger, I finally get a hold of him. His response? "I don't know, dad has that number." AHHHH!!!!! CAN SOMEONE JUST GIVE ME THE FLIPPIN' NUMBER?? He has got to be the hardest person to get a hold of for me... well, maybe not, but he is up there.
So, this whole weekend I spent either doing nothing, or spending time w/ my girlfriend. The whole time I did nothing I just pretty much spent it being a vegetable. How boring. I wanted to blog, but being that I am starting up again, and realizing I want to come up w/ my own blogging identity per se, I just thought about it with no luck. I do have to admit I started one, but I didn't feel like being all political being there are too many people out there doing that, and that either you piss off alot of people or you make friends with people who you had no intentions making friends with. I am a geek. Geeks don't get into politics unless they are fixing someones computer that is in politics.

On a side note, I do need to be better on my diet. Although I didn't overeat, I didn't exactly eat the right things this weekend. I was careful to moderate the intake, but I guess you can say the intake was of least quality. Uno pizza friday night, Saturday I had the worst of the worst in fast food, and tried to make up for it w/ a subway sandwhich in the evening, and Sunday I was at Bob Evens and had biscuits and gravey and steak tips and noodles (Although that's all I had that day, but that still doesn't make up for it). I need to figure out some things to start cooking again that doesn't break the bank and intrests my tastes...

I hope that I come up with some more interesting stuff soon. My mind is full of entertainment, just never when I want to entertain.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Doc appointment set and music

So, I finally got my doctors appointment set at this place my GF goes to get her head shrinked... Basically, I have ADD. And although I would love to say I can deal with it, as my career goes on, I think it's starting to hinder me. I mean, I can't be like "well, I need to get this fixed, but... hey, that looks cool!!" I love being a techie, and love music, and WoW, and my GF, and blogging, but then it all gets mixed up with work, and then I get lost.

On a side note, a friend was reminding me of the state of musical talent as of late. Back when I was in HS and college, we had some awesome bands all around the country, not just at the usual powerhouses, but even at places like wonderful Ole Miss. He says the quality just doesn't seem the same. I have noticed a trend in lack of musical talent as well over the years. I don't blame the educators, and I am definitely not saying that there are great talents out there. But wow, musicanship just seems not to be important to less people now... Or maybe places like that aren't just able to attract the talent? Who knows... maybe people are looking for cheaper education in this time of less money to go around...
I like this song for some odd reason...

Now playing: King Missile - Detachable Penis (Album Version) (181.FM - The Buzz (Your Alternative Station!))
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You know, all the bad drivers like to take off on Fridays, and sometimes Mondays, if the weather is nice. I know this, because traffic at the usual spots (i.e. at exit ramps) are fine on these days in the mornings. I also notice that these same bad drivers like to go to Baltimore on Friday night, because traffic is especially bad going up 295. It is always bad during rush hour, being that they slow down right before the bottleneck ends before 197 (isn't it funny that a reverse bottleneck creates traffic??), but for some reason it's a dead crawl even past Greenbelt Rd on Fridays. It's a Parkway, so we can't blame it on trucks...

Now playing: Staind - All I Want (181.FM - The Buzz (Your Alternative Station!))
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lunch and new Dell laptops

So, yeah, I went to lunch today at the local CP diner... pretty nice for a Diner really. Anyway, got into a great discussion w/ a coworker on the economy and ways that congress should really fix the situation, although I doubt seriously they would like it. Basically, my idea is that since there are quite a bit of the more Liberal Congress/Senators who wish for a more socialistic, entitleistic(sp?) society, that they should just get rid of their salaries, and depend on the tax payers to provide them with living space, food, and possibly entertainment. We already have one, sorta, who is like that, The President. We provide him with a really nice house, and of course his food is prepaired for him at our expense, he just has the luxury of a $200,000 anual salary. Of course, he uses that for personal trips, entertaining guests, etc, but that's ok. The President deserves that. However, the other elected officials are left finding their own housing, their own transportation, their own food, and get hefty salaries (although not as much as the Pres) to do so. So why not have them provided a living space, food, etc provided with taxpayer dolars and then provide a stipend to cover their own personal entertainment, etc? The big problem with that is they get to vote on what they feel would be fair, which would be overly extravagent, so I guess it wouldn't work in the longrun.

On another note, we got these new Dell laptops last week with the task to prep them for this week, 11 to be exact. Not a bad task, exept they are a diffrent model then usual. We go from D620's and D630's to these Latitude E6400's, which are buggy to say the least. What seemed like a simple task ended in a nightmare. Ghost console won't read the computers right, so they think they are the same laptop when all 11 are plugged in. When using Bart's PE to do the imaging, I ended up having to learn that the Intel drivers, not the OEM drivers, where the correct drivers to use. Not to mention the darned Verizon Wireless modules built into the system. Yeah, not the most pleasent of expierience getting them set up. I am finally glad that it is over with.

Now playing: Coldplay - Lost! (Album Version) (181.FM - The Buzz (Your Alternative Station!))
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Second post w/ updates

Ok, so I updated my profile, and added this Foxytunes thing to post the song I am listening to. Get more people to follow my blog!

Now playing: The Killers - Spaceman (Radio Edit) (181.FM - The Buzz (Your Alternative Station!))
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First post!

Hmm, well this will be a definite work in progress. I haven't blogged in a while, but have always enjoyed it when I have. Ohh, I have spell check enabled in here! That is a good thing, as I am a horrible speller. Also, I hope to have this thing tell songs I am listening to on Shoutcast soon. And better layout, things like that. Keep looking here for more!