Monday, September 10, 2012

Things I love right now

1. Ellie Goulding's "Lights." I know, old song, but I'm late on everything now.

2. Fransizkaner beer. I don't want to drink anything else now.

3. Haribo Fruity sour pasta candy.

Friday, September 07, 2012

It lubricates itself right in the package

Funny line from an ad for catheters I saw while eating breakfast at Orginal Buffalo Wings.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


I let a out a very audible world-weary sigh for my wife to hear after we dropped my daughter at daycare. She says "what's that?" And I took her literally and began to think what is sighing? Isn't sighing just a petulant or disgruntled form of meditation? Like meditation, there's deep breathing, but it's paired with a feeling of resignation that replaces the serenity of true meditation.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Trail Mix

Can't figure out why I continue to buy trail mix. I don't really like it, but it seems like I should like it. Seems like something an active, healthy guy would eat. Someone from an old Grape Nuts commercial. Funny, an old friend of mine who I no longer talk to had this rare ability to get at somebody's essence with a phrase like that. He had this friend who just looked really healthy--kinda dorkily handsome and earnest--not flashy. Very down-to-earth and approachable. Anyways, the first time I met this new friend of his, we went out to play pool. It was the friend's turn and he was off on the other side of the table and we were both watching him set up his shot. My friend looks at me and says "Grape Nuts commercial" and starts laughing. It was the perfect description for this guy.

Thanks, man/Hey, man.

Just realized I use these two expressions as unconscious class signifiers. Typically I'll use them only with working class people. The FedEx guy, the Latino busser at a shitty diner. But maybe not the uptight dorky white guy (me, in other words) who sells or rips my ticket at the movie theatre. So maybe it's also a racial thing. I'd never say it to an older guy (white black or whatever). So maybe the expression is just a bro-linking vehicle. Wait a second! Bro-link--I like that. Maybe a good name for an online community. Sounds like a good name for straight-acting gay cruising site. Bro-grind.

Monday, July 23, 2012

McDonald's Dollar Drinks, Any Size

Am I the only one who finds this deal confusing? Typically, when normal pricing applies, I'll always get the large drink. But when I'm thrown this curve ball, I'm not sure what I want. I guess I start to think that the additional soda is unnecessary or worthless if they're giving it away. Why do I need it? I think. So I wind up going for the medium or even the small.

Sorry, no photo--I have reached my Picasa limit. No idea there was a limit. Does anyone pay for more space?