Easily Distracted

If you were looking for a blog that is well organized, well written, and professional...Allow me to apologize.


Obama says: No can has legal weed. Oh noes!

After a lot of ado on Digg about asking Barack Obama to legalize marijuana on his website, the answer has finally arrived. Big fat NO. And my question is...What the hell did you people expect??

Don't get me wrong. I don't see why we can't legalize marijuana. I mean, why not? Doesn't hurt anyone unless it is used improperly (while driving, in combination, etc). In addition, it seems to help chronically ill people with nausea. The thing is, Barack Obama is a politician, not a miracle worker. This has always been a controversial issue, and as long as it is an issue it will always be problematic. Legalizing Marijuana would have an effect on other industries and the country as a whole, and it may not be good on the whole.

I am really surprised at the reaction to Obama's win. Democrat is many times better than Republican, but come on. That's like saying Cheez-its are better than Cheese Nips. They're practically the same. Barack Obama is no exception. He is not the second coming, he's just a guy who's about to start messing up the country (possibly less than Bush does now) really soon. Get ready to be disappointed.

I do hope he proves me wrong, but I doubt it.


Cute and Disturbing

I used to be all for the bizarre Hello Kitty situation. I love the Hello Kitty feminine hygeine products, the toilet paper, the car, all of this. A Hello Kitty hospital, of any kind, is not amusing. It is more disturbing and world shattering. DO NOT WANT.

Taiwanese Hello Kitty maternity ward
(via Boing Boing)


Wanna see what I'm thinking?

There is now officially technology that allows scientists to extract images directly from the brain. What this means for us later (probably much later) on is that we might be able to see each others' thoughts and dreams, and even see images of peoples' emotional states.

This is something that I've always dreamed about. I always disparage the age we live in, but before I die, we're going to have some of the coolest technology imaginable. Isn't this amazing?

You can read the article at Pink Tentacle.


Now it's time to say goodbye.

Despite my never ending schedule of classes, homework and projects, I was able to vote and celebrate on November 4th. Then today I was coming home from the gym and I opened the door to my house to see George W. Bush on the screen, standing on the lawn of the White House and making some joke about his dog. For the first time ever, I smiled and laughed a little at the sight of the man who has run this country for the last 8 years. Then the thought run through my head - What are we going to do without George W. Bush?

Now please, please don't hate me for saying that, but think about it for a second. In some small way, you are going to miss George. With Bush in office, there was always someone to blame for everything that went wrong. It was horrifying, it was sad, and sometimes it was even a little funny. George W. Bush was so fun to make fun of that it seemed impossible. I certainly don't mean to lessen the seriousness of what happened and is still happening because of his decisions, but sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying, and George "Now watch this drive" Bush never left us short of reasons. It is also important to remember that at least a small part of the recent Obama victory is due to the horrific failure of the Bush administration after the American people put their trust in them. Twice.

So now I bid a bittersweet goodbye to George W. Bush. Some of us hated you from the beginning, some of us began hating you later on. Either way, it makes us wonder, who will we hate now? Any way we look at it, we'll never forget the last 8 years, or what you did to them.

Now get the f**k out of our White House.


Life Lessons 6-10: College Edition

WOW!!!! I am so busy lately. I miss my blog, and reading/commenting on all the ones that I love. Rest assured, I will return with a vengeance when the opportunities present themselves. Being back at school this semester has reminded me of all the various things that I've learned over my years in college. ...And none of them had anything to do with the material. So I'm going use the idea from my previous post to make it look like something new. That's another thing you learn to do in college. So I give you 5 things that I learned about life from college:

6. Some people are always going to be idiots. (AKA: Highschool never ends.)
You remember those girls who were mean to you in highschool? They're still mean. They don't want you in their sorority and later on in life they won't be dying to invite you to their Botox/Sex in the City watching parties. Some of these people do see the error of their ways, but don't expect it.

7. A little ass-kissing might not help, but it couldn't hurt either.
Knowing the Dean, the head of your department, and your professors is a good idea. You should at least talk to them in class and pretend to be interested when possible. What do you have to lose? Later on this will apply to your boss and clients/customers.

8. Life is unfair sometimes.
Your professor gives you a D- on a paper, without giving you a good reason why. You have a group project and the other members of the group decide not to work at all. You have to write a 25 page paper on politics...And your major is psych. All of these things and more await you in college, and even more so in life.

9. If you don't make a commitment, you never get anywhere.
You see all of these people who change their majors over and over again, and all they have to show for it is a bunch of classes that they took but don't need anymore. This is a good general lesson for life. Make a decision and stick with it, or you just tread water.

10. An excess of anything is a bad idea.
Drinking, partying, studying, you name it. You can't overdo it. A lot of college students, just getting out of their parents' homes, go NUTS going overboard. Life is about knowing when to stop, sometimes, and understanding that concept will help you out.


Life Lessons 1-5

For all 5 of you who read this blog, you will be sad to know that soon I will be posting a bit less, as I am about to go back to school.

Before I do go back, I wanted to impart to you some of the things that I have learned about life over my 20+ years. I plan to write more later, but here are the first 5:

1. Anything worth doing is not easy.
This is practically the meaning of life, and all of us want to deny it. We're always inventing things to make our tasks easier like diet pills, drive-thru windows, electric scissors, delivery services, and let's not forget the internet. The only things that can't actually be made easier are the truly rewarding things like long-term relationships, raising children, taking care of your health, completing degrees, etc. The number 1 difficult thing that's totally worth doing? Living your life just the way you want to.

2. If it sounds too good to be true, it is.
This goes hand in hand with the first. Be debt free today! Get a free iPod by answering the easiest pop culture question EVER! Lose 30 pounds in 1 day! Living in America especially, you have to remember that you can't believe everything you hear.

3. There is no such thing as perfect or the best.
This is VERY difficult for me to accept, because I am a textbook perfectionist. I like to have the best grades, to run the fastest, and to do the best at work. I have learned over the years, however, that no matter how hard you work, there IS NO PERFECT. In addition, no matter how good you are, there is most likely at least one person out there who's better. This is just the reality of things. What you are allowed to do once you know this is to have fun with your abilities. So what if you have a 3.8 instead of a 4.0? You learned something, and it was sort of fun, wasn't it?

4. No one has the answer.
There was a period of years in my life when I was obsessed about finding the answer to all my problems and the meaning of life. A lot of people do things like this. I had my face buried in a book all the time, trying to figure out what it's all about. The thing is, if someone knew the answer to all of our problems, we wouldn't have them anymore. In addition, if someone knew the meaning of life, we'd probably have really boring existances. I'd like to point out that I know NOTHING about philosophy, so don't get mad at me if I've bungled this one up.

5. The only thing that can make you happy is YOU.
Not a doctor, a pill, a book, "a program", money, food, love, sex, TV...It's all up to you. The only person who controls your emotions is you. You always hear people say "If only I had __________, I'd be happy". Sadly, once they have it, they'll realize that it's not enough. Strange but true, no?


Go Cowboys! Here, take my money and build a new stadium!

In a few more days I will again be seeing this site several times a week on the way to school. Seeing the new Cowboys Stadium being built has been really overwhelming. I didn't realize just what a huge deal it was until I read this article in Wired describing how state of the art it is. I may actually have to do and check it out. Someone will have to explain football to me first, though.