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With this post, I embrace the dark side. Don’t try to save me.

 

HR-Stops-the-Hulk-Smash

 

1. Selfie Stick – Yes, these do exist. It is NOT a joke. They are big in Indonesia. You have been warned. So buy one.

You want one.

You want one.

 

2. Segway – I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times. No. Its creator fell off a cliff using one. If that’s not enough, this happened…

The world allowed this.

The world allowed this.

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3. Shake Weight – Can I assume we all know this isn’t making your arms stronger? Your work-out will not be more awesome. Even Jon Stewart agrees!

4. Spam – In the never-ending stream of worthless email sense. Take a flying leap spammers, you.

5. Sadness – Everything is awesome!

 

6. Spam – In the meat-ish substance sense. Just no.

Yes, that is a human brain.

Yes, that is a human brain.

 

7. Scurvy – Referred to as scorbutus in Latin circles. Suck a lemon already! There’s no excuse for Vitamin C deficiency, unless you’re Tom Hanks searching for Wilson*.

WILSON!

WILSON!

8. Shingles – Referred to as herpes zoster in medical circles. Ouch!**

9. Stupidity – Let’s start with this blog post. Let’s end there too.

10. Sharknado 2: The Second One – Even the name says they aren’t trying.

You're so going to watch this and not admit it to anyone.

You’re so going to watch this and not admit it to anyone.

11. Sewage – Specifically five million gallons of it: http://dcist.com/2014/05/five_million_gallons_of_sewage_spil.php

 

Admit it, you feel dirty now. Don’t mention it, it was my pleasure.

 

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* Don’t know the movie reference? There’s always Google.

** I refrained from adding a photo. You are welcome.

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If the ‘writing’ and posting to this blog does indeed have roots, I am not aware of them. Random doesn’t happen with forethought.

I can say, roots be damned, that I do, as the mood allows, like to string a few words together. Some call it writing. That’s a classification more sophisticated than what happens here. I prefer to call it cuneiform or scrawling.

Travel is a topic as good as any to scrawl about.

As a strange habit, I shoot poorly composed photos of paths leading off into the distance. It is either inspirational or tedious. You can find a sampling of this nonsense on The World page.

I posted a few new ones to the page and included them below.

Fort Santiago, Manila, Philippines

Fort Santiago, Manila, Philippines

Harvard University, Boston

Harvard University, Boston

Capitol Crescent Trail, Maryland

Capitol Crescent Trail, Maryland

Mt. St. Helens, Washington

Mt. St. Helens, Washington

Billy Goat Trail, Maryland

Billy Goat Trail, Maryland

Harper's Ferry and Shenandoah River, West Virginia

Harper’s Ferry and Shenandoah River, West Virginia

Freedom Plaza, Washington, D.C.

Freedom Plaza, Washington, D.C.

Tidal Basin, Washington, D.C.

Tidal Basin, Washington, D.C.

Upper Dark Hollow Trail, Virginia

Upper Dark Hollow Trail, Virginia

Tourist Information Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tourist Information Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Quad biking, Kenya

Quad biking, Kenya

 

Get back to your roots.

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By the time this post hits your computer screen, I will be on a plane, flying to a place far, far away. Therefore, I eschew all responsibility for the contents herein. Be forewarned.

 

I have a terrible addiction.

I can’t stop clicking these stupid lists of things from places like BuzzFeed, NewsLinQ and any number of others.

You know the ones. They are like the supermarket check-out line tabloids, there when you have little else to do.

I’m especially prone to click the lists about dogs.

For example:
27 Dogs Wondering What is Even Happening Right Now. #19 Literally Had Me ROTFLing!

http://www.newslinq.com/27-dogs-wondering-even-happening-right-now/

The photo captions are awful. Most of the photos are stupid. A few are mildly funny (like #19 because wiener dogs are awesome).

Another example:
33 Dogs Who Cannot Handle the Moment. #3 Just Can’t Right Now

http://www.newslinq.com/33-dogs-handle-moment/

I admit to a guffaw here or there. Or an occasional near perceptible smile.

But do I feel good about it? Do I want to do it? No.

I feel like I ate too much of something I did not want to eat to begin with. (Fruitcake?)

I blame Facebook.

And you for liking or sharing these on Facebook for me to find.

Only you can stop my addiction!

Okay, I give up:

http://www.newslinq.com/30-reasons-love-dogs-pictures/

Author’s note: No actual hipsters were thwarted in the process of writing this post. They. Just. Cannot. Handle. The. Moment.

Can this thwart a hipster?

Can this thwart a hipster?

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Images have never appeared it such random dispositions.

Opening Day! Bring on the baseball season!

Opening Day! Bring on the baseball season!

 

Strolling the C & O Canal Towpath

Strolling the C & O Canal Towpath

 

Such a sight in Kuala Lumpur

Such a sight in Kuala Lumpur

 

I suggest a new strategy, Artoo: let Awesome Con win.

I suggest a new strategy, Artoo: let Awesome Con win.

 

Finished my 3rd One Day Hike in record time!

Finished my 3rd One Day Hike in record time!

 

Bonus! Because you can never have enough cherry blossom photos!

I cannot tell a lie. It was George who killed the cherry tree.

I cannot tell a lie. It was George who killed the cherry tree.

 

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