Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 9:19 pm

Do not try this at home...

I think it speaks volumes that people are so desperate for the old headphone jack, they are actually following viral video instructions on their $500 phones and attempting to reveal the hidden jack.

Maybe Apple is listening. I know the lack of a physical headphone jack is a deal-breaker for me, but I’m not getting my hopes up. I’m fairly certain the SE I purchase this fall will be my last iPhone.

Seriously, don’t do this to your phone.

What i'm listening to:
Emotion I Really Like You
Carly Rae Jepsen

Friday, September 23, 2016, 8:56 am

A li'l romanticism...

Here’s to that moment when Summer walks out of your life... and opens the door to meeting a new, lovely, young woman—named Autumn.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 12:10 pm

Simply dangling...

And then, there’s the convenience of pulling your earbuds out of your ear and having them just hang... around your neck, from your shirt collar... easily accessible to absent-mindedly locate them to put back into your ears.

They’re so much easier to locate with a wire to follow, don’t you think?

On another note, I’m apparently listening to a lot of Ariana Grande lately. #notThatThatsABadThing

What i'm listening to:
Dangerous Woman Into You
Ariana Grande
Dangerous Woman

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 8:30 am

Working lunch—why?

Recently, I finished a life-changing bit of enlightenment called The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

I believe everyone should read this once in their lives. I know some people who are super intolerant of the word “fuck,” but anyone who can look past that will get value out of this book.

Honestly, I can’t give a fuck about those people... or at least their intolerance.

Anyway, it’s time to start practicing what I’ve learned from this book. First? Working lunches.

Why do people subject themselves to eating at their desk while they’re slaving away at their job? Nothing is so critical you can’t get away for an hour. Nothing.

If you disagree with me, you’re not managing your work day very well.

Food is important to me and if I agree to join you for lunch, I have no interest in eating lukewarm food while hunched over a laptop computer and watching you talk with your mouthful.

No, none. If I’m going to join you for lunch, it should be an experience. Get out of the office, order a margarita (or two), and make small talk while waiting for the food to cool enough to eat... delighted it’s so fresh and hot and didn’t travel to the office in someone’s stinky car through the rain.

Why do you do this to yourself? Seriously.

I will no longer follow anyone down this rabbit hole of self-torture. You want to meet for lunch? Great! You want to work for lunch? I’ll work while you eat, then I’ll go grab a pleasant bite and a cocktail when we part ways.

And no longer accept any lunch invites from you. And no, I’m not sorry about that.

What i'm listening to:
My Everything Break Free
Ariana Grande
My Everything

Friday, September 9, 2016, 4:14 pm

Change for the sake of change

Change isn’t good or bad, it just is. Right?

This time it’s a change of $25 wired earbuds for $160 wireless earbuds. The benefits? No wire to get tangled up in. Plus, richer and fuller digital sound.

I think Apple over estimates just how much the human ear is capable of picking up... and that the less is more when it comes to putting sound through earbuds. Adding higher sampling frequencies to the experience actually can degrade the audio quality... it sounds like noise. I also don’t need yet another device to charge. Not to mention the high probability of losing such a small, untethered device and the high cost of replacing it.

Of course, I can still use the wired earbuds I know and love with an adapter, but can no longer charge my iPhone and listen through earbuds at the same time... unless I want to buy a $40 splitter.

Apple is notorious for always being right and not listening to the concerns of their customers, so the only way we could ever convince them to bring back the jack is by voting with our dollars.

However, I’m confident I’m in the minority 1% who believes this is a deal breaker and will keep an iPhone SE in my pocket... I’d better get one before they remove the jack from the SE too.

What i'm listening to:
Body Say Body Say
Demi Lovato
Body Say

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 3:15 pm

In this world we’re just beginning...

Several years ago a friend of mine was dating this cute li’l Jehovah’s Witness girl.

This song came on the radio one day, and he said it’s her favorite song.

I said, “Of course it is.”

It took him a minute, but he got it. You get it too.

What i'm listening to:
Heaven on Earth Heaven Is a Place on Earth
Belinda Carlisle
Heaven on Earth

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 10:33 pm

Welcoming Zika

It’s about this time every summer that I’m done. I totally retreat indoors with the following mantra:


What can I say? They love me. I must be terribly tasty to them. And sensitive. Damned bites take two weeks to go away... if they don’t scar.

Today, I caught a glimpse of a headline... warning that Zika is now in the area. Thank you, media, for that. Is fear the only thing left to sell, now that the social justice warriors have won their war on sex?

Sadly, I know the answer to that...

What all of these “enlightened” souls don’t seem to get is that people are the plague on this world. If you look back at history—at all—all people have ever done is destroy this planet we live on.

Why shouldn’t the world fight back? Going beyond weather patterns, which are the planet’s best line of defense, why wouldn’t the world come up with such biological delights as plague, pneumonia, smallpox, polio, AIDS, bird flu, brain-eating amoeba, and Zika?

People are stubborn though. In the past, we’ve found many cures for these problems... but for how much longer? Curing disease doesn’t make real money. Treating disease does. But treating disease may be all those li’l germs need to maintain their foothold.

Plus, with no cure, the media can continue to sell the fear... more real money.

We should have killed all the mosquitoes. Now, maybe they’ll kill all of us.

What i'm listening to:
Heart Like a Wheel You're No Good
Linda Ronstadt
Heart Like a Wheel

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 4:22 pm


birthday, to my favourite of the girls who got away.

Had I had my shit together, we would have truly had something special. I’m just grateful to have had you in my life... to know that someone like you exists.

Happy birthday, baby.

What i'm listening to:
Heart of Stone If I Could Turn Back Time
Heart of Stone

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 3:51 pm

Chili & Cinnamon Rolls—Revisited

Finally tried the “grade school” special today at a local eatery.

I still don’t get it.

What i'm listening to:
Private Eyes Private Eyes
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Private Eyes

Friday, August 12, 2016, 2:39 pm

Governments: All your money are belong to us...

You know your local government is broke when they’re charging you fees to take your tax money.

Costs me five dollars to order a ten dollar title in this state, so fifteen total. Costs me three dollars to pay my eighty dollars in taxes.

So, I’m paying fees just for the privilege of giving them my money... which I'll be fined (with more fees) if I do not.

Will there ever be competence in government?

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