In a world of people who can barely speak decent American English. We also have a hugely annoying habit of using a Brand Name when referring to a Product, when they really should not be confused that way. Many brands can make the same or similar product. People of course, have own opinions on who makes the best product. This may or may not concur with other people’s opinion, and that’s just dandy. This gives us choices.
Though to take a product and start referring to all brands of that product as one brand, is in short, retarded. (I know, I just know, someone is thinking right now, I’ve messed up and put Soda where Cola should be. Honestly, if you are that anal retentive, please by all means….. Piss off..)
Examples of what I’m talking about:
This list can go on forever. I’d prefer that it didn’t. Sadly I have no idea why this trend is. I do however, find it extremely annoying. Yes, I prefer Pepsi to Coke, but I’m not going to make a big deal of it, and at times will just drink “Sam’s Choice”, when it’s the only cola available to me. I’ve never asked my wife to pick up “Coke” or “Pepsi” at the store. I’ve always asked for whatever cola is on sale.
Certainly we prefer Orville Redenbacher popcorn, and will rarely buy any other brand. We certainly are not going to start referring to all “Popcorn” as some person’s name.
I know this trend is likely never to stop and only get worse, but it only shows just how much marketing makes us as a society….. Lemmings….
Having been robbed, and being an ex-thief myself, there are things one should remember to do. It’s a real pain in the ass, but make it a habit to walk around your house before leaving or going to bed; to make sure all doors and windows are locked. Remember that having a nice house and a nice yard is an invitation for not-so-nice people to take notice.
I live in Williamsburg, and sadly, there is a ghetto and I managed to move into it. Sometimes we forget about crime. Even honest people though need to think like a criminal in order to prevent being robbed of your possessions and having them quickly sold for someone else drug habit or to pay their bills. Having been on the bad side, I can tell you the following are all true:
(By the way I did not write these, but I easily could have.)
Sources: Convicted burglars in North Carolina, Oregon, California, and Kentucky; security consultant Chris McGoey, who runs http://www.crimedoctor.com/ and Richard T. Wright, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, who interviewed 105 burglars for his book Burglars on the Job.
Keeping a can of Pepper Spray can also help prevent a successful crime and also prevent sexual assault.
Also, I’d finally like to thank Doc for sending me this. It’s the one forwarded junk email that was actually useful
Some know I’ve been “relocated” and some haven’t heard yet. According to sources, I snore so loudly now that they have decided I need to sleep in a different room. What was once our office, is now my bedroom. I didn’t get much say in the matter and there certainly wasn’t any debate about it. So for two painful ass days, I’ve been moving my clothing and other things into our office. Though I was told I could keep the bed and she’d get something different as she doesn’t like the memory foam shit anyways. Well neither do I, but again, I didn’t have any say in it. So along with everything else, I lugged that big heavy thing out of the room. Just to find it was molding between the box spring and mattress.
Bad enough I’ve had things fall on me, trip over, kicked and gouge and cut the back of my legs and stab my feet during this 48 hours of torture. Now the bed is ruined and we must try to have it replaced under warranty. No idea how it managed to get mold in such an odd place. Thus, we are both sleeping on air mattresses.
To top it all off, I don’t like being alone. Yet for 2 days I’ve been more alone than ever. The wife has already become quite comfortable in the old bedroom. Me being me, I made sure her PC was up and running as soon as possible so she could relax a bit after work. She does have tendency to over work herself. Yet, she did help me a bit the first afternoon, but then went to her UK WoW while I struggled with my own room issues. Which are not even close to done yet. Of course I can’t forget to do the laundry like I do every weekend. Now I get to put it away in two different rooms. Joy.
Of course immediately I notice changes in behavioral patterns that unnerve me. Why would I write about it here? Because if it isn’t on Facebook or MSN messenger, it won’t get noticed here.
What did I notice? Well for starters, we never used to close the doors to the bedroom or office when we were home, except if I had to change clothes. Now her bedroom door is closed all the time.
Tonight I came in to let her watch a movie we rented (since we can’t sit on a real bed and watch it together), and she’s in her undies and what barely qualifies as a shirt, with her web cam on. Yet she claims that our daughter is the only one who ever uses it to talk with her long distance boyfriend. Perplexing as WoW is up, so … she isn’t looking back at anyone? Or why video chat in her skivvies and play wow at the same time… I’m confused. But I’m not supposed to think this is weird or anything right?
Or that normally we’re both off the net around 9pm or 10pm yet she’s up much later with her friends online already. Wonder if that is going to be a new trend as well. But I’m not supposed to think anything is wrong. It’s my snoring that was keeping her up right?
Maybe I am just a bit paranoid. Could it be that it’s because I don’t like my new arrangement? Also, it’s going to be kind of hard for me to rub her feet before she goes to sleep this way.
This update is between two weeks and a bit over a month late. Things in life get to where you just don’t feel like talking about it, I’ll post more on that as the story becomes more developed. Right now, I’ll get you set with the travel updates.
Theodas achieved the Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth about five weeks ago. That’s the Pimp Daddy Ride I’ve been wanting. That’s the one I mentioned before that has 2 Vendors and can carry a total of 3 players characters (including Theo that is).
Shortly after that though I got all wound up in playing my other character Kyllia. She’s locked at level 80 to get rep and such in Lich King territory and below. During which, she managed to achieve getting 52 Mounts in total. At 50, she gained number 51 as an award. The Albino Drake. As well as I’ve been working for her to get her own Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth.
During which time, as a side note or two, the guild has fluctuated a few times. Seems just when we get to the point where we can start raiding, the high levels leave because they either can’t wait for, or don’t wish to lead us into raids. Which sadly leaves us as a leveling guild for now. Thus, I have taken interest in other classes to play, so now I also have a Hunter Dwarf named Profion. A Dwarf Resto Shaman named Angeliss. And a Gnome Mage named Hythlodaeus. Since I am in no rush to get to end game, this should give me years of achievement whoring on many characters
Today marks the second year anniversary since myself and my wife have given up smoking cigarettes! Woot!!
I’m just not seeing it these days. Well… except when I look in the mirror. But when I’m out and about, I don’t see that many overweight people at all anymore. I was at the mall last week. Maybe saw 9 or 10 overweight people throughout the entire mall. Went to my daughters concert on Tuesday, out of the 500 people packed into the auditorium, only like 5 of us were overweight. So where are these so called Fat Americans? Giving my personal opinion, it’s all just a hoax to get money out of American people to spend on drugs and other devices or services to “stay in shape”. I heard a news story somewhere, (wish I could remember where) that in fact, we are number 8 on the list of countries that have a problem with people being overweight. Yet the way the media goes on about it, you’d think that over half our country is overweight.
There is a book that claims that my theory to be exactly right. Fat Politics by J. Eric Oliver. Is there that much truth to it? I have no idea. I’m not the type to sit and read books. I’ll wait for the movie.
Why does this disturb me that I can’t find that many overweight people? It’s because I’m a fan of Big Beautiful Women. A “Chubby Chaser” if you will. I’m not afraid to say it. I like them with a lot of curve! Though I’m not by any means wanting people to become overweight. People are who they are. And as a good friend of mine said, “I’d rather be fat and happy than skinny and miserable.”. Sadly, both times I’ve quit smoking, I’ve put on some more weight. I’m a bit too overweight. I need to drop some. I don’t mind being heavy, but I do mind being unable to do things I once used to do. Which is horrible knowing I once had a 29 inch waist when I was 16 through 19 years old. Even back then, I would check out female classmates that were overweight because I found them more attractive. I just never spoke up then because of what people would say. Now I wished I had.
Point being, if we are so overweight? Where the hell are these people?