Category Archives: Things I Shouldn’t Say

I Try Not to Write About Politics…

…But this is just too good to pass up. Before I get into it though, for everyone who may want to do some trash talking or act as the young lady I’m about to tell you about did, everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Don’t be rude just because you don’t agree. Also I am a moderate on most issues. I tend to side with Democrats more just because of social issues lately. But I have have been pro-Republican before. I don’t vote party lines, I vote issues.

So anyway…funny story. Last week I was watching the VP Debate. I appear to be one of the few who found Biden’s demeanor to be refreshing. I don’t understand exactly why it was okay for Romney to do the same thing in the Pres. Debate but when Biden does it all of a sudden it’s rude?

I got on facebook because I live in a Red State, Alabama, and not being a Republican means you are the devil or something. (this may not be true but most of my friends sure do get hostile around campaign season.)

I do have a fellow Democrat friend in Florida who posted this picture: (All the right-wingers jumped on her for this)

 

Now as I said, everyone was being pretty harsh towards her for posting this. I find it pretty harmless myself. Just funny. So I jumped up in and commented very simply about how I like the picture and that all this rage is what happens when you think differently in a Red State. This next picture is what happened next. Names and photos have been removed to protect the…innocent isn’t the right word. Perhaps, clueless?: (Click to make bigger)

At this point I am done. I have laughed til I nearly cried over this exchange. Then my friend Amy apparently found the comment war on this picture and had to chime in too. And thank zombies she did because I had promised to stop arguing in her comments when I really didn’t want to. I  deleted what I said next just because it was personal and not needed to tell this story.

The Moral of the Story is this Kiddos,

If you plan to insult someone’s intelligence, make sure you use correct grammar to do so. Otherwise you just come off as the “idiot” and everyone laughs at you.

I mean seriously guys, had this girl’s argument been anything other than calling me an idiot I would have been okay with it. But there was no substance here. Just someone being RUDE to someone who had a different opinion than they did.

And I think that’s rude.

Rude. RUDE! I like that word. I’m gonna use it more. I used it quite a bit in this post.

 

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Work is hard

Guys, work is hard. I don’t know if I just got used to being unemployed or if I’m bored or what. It takes all I have to make it through the day sometimes.

In case you missed it, I got hired at the newspaper I was interning for.

Writing used to be fun. Now it’s just tedious. I don’t look forward to it anymore. I’m getting (better?) at it though I suppose. I cranked out two articles in 45 minutes. Granted they were short but still.

A typical day consists of:

Get up (way too early), get dressed, go by city hall or some other place on my to-do list on my way into the office, get to office, sit. Sit some more. Play on interwebz. Get up, get lunch, go to meeting, back to office, write. Go to another meeting, go home, write. Wash, Rinse, Repeat.

Take yesterday for example. Election results for our local mayoral run-off were in. I spent the morning (went in to work at 9 am) adding up voting totals and trying to track down the new mayor. No lunch today. I left office at 2 p.m. to get to a meeting at 3 p.m. Meeting over 4:30 p.m. Go get food and eat said food. Now it’s 5:30 p.m. and I have another meeting at 6 p.m. That one lasts until nearly 8. (Two hours of debating stormwater retention, now that’ll get you pumped up). Then home to start writing. Quit writing because I can’t keep my eyes open. Go to sleep. Wake up today at 7:30 am. go into work. send lots and lots of emails. Crank out two articles in 45 minutes, about an hour before deadline. Now type on wordpress to make the day pass a bit quicker.

I’m exhausted. And tomorrow will be worse be cause I’m booked from 9 am to 4 pm in meetings and such. If perhaps I got a weekend it would be okay. But noooooooo. Things to work on over the weekend too, events to cover.

Sigh.

I love my job. But damn kids. Stormwater retention just isn’t going to keep me interested here. I need someone to do something newsworthy in this bumhole town soon.

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Sigh. Nerdy. Done.

Tonight is date night.

Me and significantly significant other will be cooking dinner and watching crappy movies together.

We are cooking salmon and scallops. Yum. And first on our list of movies to watch tonight is the new Dungeons and Dragons movie. And it looks awful. So I’m excited about it.

The first two D&D movies were horrible too. And I loved them in that so cheesy and overacted that you just can’t help but love it way.

I have ever mentioned that my significantly significant other and I are complete nerds. Like the nerdiest of nerd.

(Dungeons and Dragons gave that away didn’t it?)

But we have been known to play D&D, Magic: The Gathering, and various other equally nerdy games. Even Pokemon.

My S.S.O programs on computers all day…..for fun. We watch Achievement Hunter together, an xbox youtube channel, it’s great by the way. We play video games all day long when we can.

We even play nerdy video games. No Halo or Call of Duty for us. Fallout is the closest I can think of to “mainstream.”

We play Neverwinter Nights, Baldur’s Gate, Guild Wars 1 & 2, Minecraft.

Recently it’s been a lot of Guild Wars 2 and Minecraft.

I don’t know how I got down this path. We are nerds. That’s all you need to know.

And why would you care? Unless you’re a fellow nerd. Cause we gots to sticks together, us nerds.

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Well it’s here…

Today, boys and girls, is a big day for me. Today I am college graduate. Tomorrow I go out into the world and become a member of society.

Today is not a happy day.

Is it bad, dear friends, that I do not wish to leave this institution of higher learning? Because I sure as hell don’t want to.

That’s weird isn’t it? That I don’t wanna leave. I like it here. I love my professors. I enjoy going to class. There are so many classes that I wanted to take, but couldn’t for various reasons. I love this environment.  And damn it, as nerdy as it may be, I love learning new stuff. I don’t feel like my time is done here. I don’t want my time to be done here.

I’m currently sitting in the lounge area of the Communications building at the University of South Alabama sipping coffee and chatting with two of my favorite professors.  I shall drink a martini tonight for you guys, cause I know ya’ll be out tonight celebrating finally getting rid of me.

Thing is boys and girls, this place has become a home of sorts.

As I sit here typing this, the mere thought of this all ending today is making my stomach do flip-flops.

I wish it was like the good ole days when you could be an “intellectual” your entire life. Spend your days reading and writing and philosophizing. And it was okay, that was your role in life. That’s what I want to be.

Alas, tomorrow I will wake up and no longer be a student. Tomorrow I will wake up a statistic.

 

An unemployed American with a piece of $50,000 paper and without a plan.

 

Fuck today.

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hot damn

It seems I have finally joined the blogging world.

I apologize in advance

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