5.19.2004

Wednesday drudgery

A couple of days between posts can be a good thing. Really. Okay, maybe not. But, seeing as how I really don't have an audience at all, no one is really going to care. I can only hope that some day, someone will stumble onto my blog here and read all of the archives because they find me SOOOOOO interesting.

Anyway, Lisa and I are going to see Shrek 2 today. Suhweet! I loved the first one, and the second one looks just as funny, if not more so. So good times. I will post a review after I see it.

I am a huge fan of the Barenaked Ladies. Or, as I like to call them, The Ladies. They are just such an incredibly talented and cool band. You gotta love guys who have been doing the music thing for more than a decade, most of which without a ton of success, but keep going. Not only do they keep going, they keep getting better. That is what happens when you get five extremely talented musicians together who also are all good friends. Nothing quite like a band that makes great music and sells a bunch of CDs, but still doesn't get over-inflated egos or anything. By the way, their newest album, "Everything to Everyone", is AWESOME. But even as great as they are in the studio, they are even better live. I will be attending my third BNL concert in June, and I am totally excited.

I wish there was more to put in here, but I am afraid not. Maybe if I get bored later I will post something else. We shall see. Until then, keep rockin' with the Ladies.

5.14.2004

Random thoughts on a boring Friday

Can there be anything more boring than my job sometimes? All I can say is holy crap, yo. This is only exacerbated by the fact that it is beautiful outside and I am longing to throw around a softball or something. Sometimes, I have to think so hard to find something to keep my brain from shutting down at work that I actually get headaches. It is a good thing they pay me as much as they do to be here....

Tonight should be fun, though. Lisa and I are going to some batting cages to get the rust out of our softball swings. Got to get ready for church softball and the Tesoro Company Softball teams. I will be batting normally (right-handed) for the church team, but the league that my company team plays is requires that all the men bat opposite-handed. This is the first time that I have had to learn to switch hit, and I suck. But that is what the cages are for. Maybe it will be better when I can take some real switch hitting batting practice on an actual field. Lisa will still get to bat normally for this company league, so she should do pretty well. I will just look like I have a developmental disability.

This blog is a great way to express some thoughts when I have no work to do. My job is data entry, which requires almost no brain power. Seriously, a retarded monkey could do my job.... Anyway, since my job does not require any higher thinking, my mind is left to its own whims during the day. This can be a blessing, but is most often a curse. I tend to have several things idling in the back of me head throughout the day. Sometimes, that means over-analysis of dumb things. Other times it means extreme impatience to do things that I have to wait for until after work.... But the blessing part is when I get to think of my beautiful wife and what a wonderful, vital part of my life she has become. I have only known Lisa for a year and five months, but I cannot imagine life without her now that she has planted her flag in my heart and claimed it for Spain. Or for Lisapantsylvania....

Oh, blessed weekend, come sooner! I don't want to have to sit through another hour of work! I want to go home and play Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and continue directing my character (Wunder Bunnz) down the path of the Dark Side.... Time to fry Force-wielders with some Force Lightning and blast the weaker people in the face. Mwahahahahahahahaha!

Bye for now.

Get Fuzzy

Get Fuzzy

One of the greatest comics of all time. Definitely a daily read for me. And it should be for all who read this blog, too. Even though there currently are no other people who read this blog....

The Leaky Cauldron

The Leaky Cauldron

Yes. It is true. I am a big Harry Potter fan. And this site is the best Harry Potter news site out there. Enjoy.

User Friendly the Comic Strip - The Daily Static

User Friendly the Comic Strip - The Daily Static

Any self-respecting geek will read this comic, and will love it. This is the greatest.

5.13.2004

Dave Barry's Blog

Dave Barry's Blog

I love this blog. This is one of the things that inspired me to start my own.

Rant -- The first of what is sure to be many

There are ups and downs to everything on the internet. I love eBay. Where else could I find things like Star Trek Micro Machines, since they were discontinued by Galoob? Or imported Japanese toys made by Furuta? Nowhere. Well, at least, nowhere for that cheap. Unfortunately, I ended up dealing with a shizmonkey recently. Every other person I have ever bought from or sold to on eBay has been awesome. I have gotten what I wanted, and have paid fair prices. But recently, I was trying to obtain one of the aforementioned Furuta toys (a small model of the USS Prometheus from Star Trek: Voyager). I won the auction, and the guy charged me $5.29 in shipping and handling.

"Okay," I thought. "He is charging me that much because of the protective packaging, similar to the other Furuta models I have bought from other people."

No dice, Chino. I got my model in a plain bubble envelope ($0.99 tops) and with a postage stamp of $0.83. The MOST this jerk paid was $1.82 for "shipping and handling" costs. So I left him some feedback. Not negative, like he deserved, but neutral. I had agreed to the terms without fully knowing what they were. Fine. Lesson learned, but I thought I would inform the other people looking at his feedback that he is a shizmonkey who rips off people for shipping and handling.

Next thing I know, he leaves me negative feedback saying that shipping is not a hidden charge and that I shouldn't have bid if I didn't want to pay shipping. So my feedback score is damaged, even though I didn't damage his. What a piece of crap! I know it is a small annoyance, but an annoyance nonetheless. It really is a shame that "time4toyz" had to be such an infantile schmuck about it. Upon looking further into his feedback record, I found that I am not the only one that had this experience with this turd burgular. Now I am wiser, annoyed, and somewhat jaded. Buyers beware of this peon.

Shizmonkey's Feedback Page

First Post

After reading the blog on the website for my favorite band, the Barenaked ladies (BNL Website) as well as Dave Barry's Blog, I decided to set up my own blog. This way, I can wax poetic whenever I have dead time at work (90% of the time) or when something particularly interesting happens. Okay, whenever anything happens, interesting or not. Here's to a blog of my favorite things, people, and thoughts. Thanks.