Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tragedy Seattle Style


.: Coffee on the sidewalk... sad days

Saturday, March 29, 2008

An Amazing "Little Hike" Today

I wanted to get to know my city better, so I decided to go for a walk... This being the approximate course assuming I didn't do all the crazy turns that I actually did.. cuz I did wonder quite a bit.. It's about 10 miles as this shows it..


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An Update to the Best Video Ever

I originally posted this as the Best Video Ever

I have an update.. not better. just a different version that is funny..

Songs -<>- People

.: Not everyone, but a lot of songs remind me of people. Maybe itz the lyrics or just the tune or how it makes me feel or maybe it was just what I was listening to when I meet ya.. but the link is there...

  • Ben Potter - Amazing Grace by Dropkick Murphys
  • Bill Harris - Orinoco Flow by Enya
  • Ethan Allured - Night Shift...Stir It Up by OAR
  • Gabi Beck - Wooden Ships by Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • Greg Harley - The Obvious Child by Paul Simon
  • Joe Potente - The Fez by Steely Dan
  • Louie Penaflor - Players' Holiday, Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
  • Pete Morgan - Business by Eminem
  • Ray Brammer - Peaches by The Presidents of the United States of America
  • Steve Kuhn - All Your Base

  • Ashley Rybarczyk - Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz
  • Brandy Sissons - Sunshine by Matt Costa
  • Crystal Heckert - The Show Must Go On
  • Jes Burnt - Dagger Bones by Los Halos
  • Jess Poisel - Graceland
  • Kelen Peters - Turn Me On by Kevin Lyttle
  • Kelsey Holt - Helplessly Hoping by Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • Margo LaBorde - Wildflowers by Tom Petty
  • Meagan Kesner - Right Me Up by State Radio
  • Mom - Spanish Eyes by Willie Nelson
  • Rachel Potente - Because the Night by The Boss
  • Sawan Tate - Opps Oh My by Tweet

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Things I'm great at (an oppisite list)

  1. Sleeping.. With or without meds
  2. Driving.. (yet better then most)
  3. Avoiding dangerous things (ie bees, mold, sharp falling knives)
  4. Playing video games, or more specifically online games
  5. Understand why there are so many dumb people out there
  6. Laughing at bad jokes
  7. Singing
  8. Verbal Deception
  9. Seeing colours
  10. Shading inside the lines

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I CAN PARK


.: I'm so pumped that I parrallel parked my car last night!! ha

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Free Cookies...

.: I made cookies tonight to use as a ice breaker to meet people on my floor... I figured.. knock on peoples' doors with a plate full of cookies and milk, I'd be let in and strike up some conversation.. I thought wrong.. I knocked on 5 doors.. and zero people answered... The only people I got to chat with is the front desk workers... Who are kewl by the way..

Cookies 1.. People with doors closed 0

Game...

Life Lessons..

.: People throw around the term "Life Lessons" a lot.. but sense reality (and therefore life) is subjective in these modern/post-modern times.. These lessons we are supposed to learn are very individualized and in the end pointless.. Growing up, I was raised christian and in such I was taught the golden rule and to live a life that upholds God... So "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.." followed by the 10 commandments.. You also learn the scientific that every action has a reaction.. (I'd add equal and opposite part but that hasn't always been my viewpoint)

.: In high school I was taught that the five rules of life are as follows:

1) There is no word in the English language that rhymes with the word orange.
2) What happens "here" stays "here"... ("here" being any place that things could "happen")
3) Every hot girl has a fat friend
4) Bros before Hoes
5) F*** the F***ing F***ers.. (great illustration of the versatility of said word)

.: Obviously though these rules do hold true in many situations, they can't be what life is about.. As I got to college, I, as most people do, knowingly or not, started down this great road of existentialism.. For those who haven't taken a philosophy 101 class.. that giant word just really means that "Sense you're alive, your important, in that you exist in the world..." (Side note to all those who would challenge me on that, I know itz not a great definition, but shhhh this is my blog.. here is a link to the wiki so those who want a better version can read on..happy?)... Moving on.. So learned existentialism... Where has that gotten me? What life lessons has it taught me.. Surely something had to come out of it... In truth, I don't know.. I know the results of
learning it.. (and people can argue with me on these observations.. ) I'm a bit more harsh and judgmental in my critiques of people, life and the future.. I tend to believe that to experience anything is to be alive and to understand something more about life.. Life may not be your friend, but that doesn't mean you can't get along.. No one will, in the end, look out for you.. There is a breaking point to everyone's "helpful nature"... I've tried to extend that trait about myself.. I have always tried to be there for my friends, and a few of them should know, that breaking point, is a long long long way off..




.: Switching gears for a bit.. Why is modern and post-modern philosophy always grouped together? Modernism says that we should be tolerant of everyone and everything.. For who are we to decide what is right or wrong to them.. As we wouldn't want them to look down at us, we should not look down on them... (really the gold rule taken to the Nth degree).. Whereas Post-Modernism believes that sense we define our life and existence (see existentialism), anyone who doesn't share our same viewpoint is the against us.. More to the point, sense we "Create" our own existence, we are gods, and those who stand against us are the devil, and should be destroyed..

.: Where a post-modernist will tell you that Nazi's are bad and should be destroyed because they don't agree with me, and I say that the slaughter of innocent people is bad.. Another post-modernist will say that Nazi's are good because if they caused anyone to convert to Christianity, they were serving God... And the counter point of the Modernists is that Auschwitz was a good thing because it allowed Nazi's to exercise their rights as a religion. They can't hate them because they have just as much right to exist as their own group.



.: The only reason I went into that, is the fact that present day philosophy can be grouped into one of those two categories.. neither of which are good, as both of them end in death.. If that is what I should be learning for my life lessons.. I'd just as soon remain ignorant.. The problem is, to quote The Matrix.. I took the blue pill.. I now see everything in those terms.. I am confronted with the choice of Evil A or Evil B every day.. The only chance I have is to look for a different philosophy, digging me deaper into the rabbit hole..

.: So what life lessons have I learned.. like I said before, I have no idea...