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28 March 2011


So I have been in Seattle for a few weeks for my oldest sister's wedding (see final picture for newlyweds). It was a wonderful escape from Dallas, wonderful weather (mostly, except for Suit day), and I am terribly sad to be back home in so many ways. The friends I have made and the people I met are irreplaceable, and for all of the stress and the annoyance that happens from helping to create a wedding, this was a much needed break and I am very glad for it.

And today was a fantastic end to a vacation. Laziness and a comfy nap and a sunset run over back trails. Back to reality tomorrow.

I am a Terrible Dallasite

What you must do in Dallas to be a true Dallasite.

There's like 50 things on this list, and I've done 4.
Plano Balloon Festival - Yes, I've dragged my butt out of bed before to make it to this festival, taken pictures, and other than the adventure involved in jumping a fence and seeing the truth of the landings, there was little to care about. Overrated.
Arts District - Beautiful.
Oak Cliff - I grew up coming to Oak Cliff to visit my grandparents, and having seen it again as an adult, I do love this area. It might be poor, and it might be old, but it has a life that Plano and the other sterile suburbs completely lack.
State Fair - Ew. I don't do over priced rides and games, eat the fried lard on a stick, and hate crowds. It has been over a decade for a reason.


The boundlessness of my own stupidity is the most important lesson I have ever learned in my entire life.

I rarely think of linking to Cracked, mostly because I assume anyone with a Facebook account has someone that links to every article already. That said, this was a perfect quote.

05 March 2011

Smart Economics: Wrap the Naturally Wrapped and Triple the Price

I just do not understand the world. I don't. I can't. I get that people who comment online are at the exact same equivalent as me whining here, but nonetheless, what the hell goes through the brain of some people?

The health benefit of making fruit more available probably outweighs the cost of disposing of the wrapper. This a good example of free market innovation and jobs vs hysterical environmentalist pants wetting.. - John, Rockford, USA, 01/3/2011 23:38

Originating idea: Del Monte introducing individually wrapped bananas.

04 March 2011

Sometimes you have to work a little harder for it......

.....Nutrition that is. Seriously what do some parents think when feeding their kids? 54 Retired Cereals.

I grew up in a repressed home. We weren't allowed sugar, made to eat good foods, etc. Plain Cheerios, Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes. Which explains why the only cereal I even recognize is Super Golden Crisp, and I can't even figure out why I even know that one.

Also, shame on Jaleel White, and who the hell advertises a free Wendy's Frosty on the back of a claiming proper daily vitamin intake?

Plus and Minus

Plus: Canada regulators announced last week they would reject efforts by Canada's right wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news. Canada's Radio Act requires that "a licenser may not broadcast....any false or misleading news." The provision has kept Fox News and right wing talk radio out of Canada and helped make Canada a model for liberal democracy and freedom.

Minus: “The Founding Fathers originally said, they put certain restrictions on who gets the right to vote. It wasn’t you were just a citizen and you got to vote. Some of the restrictions, you know, you obviously would not think about today. But one of those was you had to be a property owner. And that makes a lot of sense, because if you’re a property owner you actually have a vested stake in the community. If you’re not a property owner, you know, I’m sorry but property owners have a little bit more of a vested interest in the community than non-property owners.”

03 March 2011

Things I Want # 938493899999

Salvador Dali original tarot cards on sale for £44,000 each at Modern Masters Gallery.

Also, because I am as cheap as I was at 14, someone buy me the Dali tarot set, so I can just frame the pictures. Spiritualism be damned, just gift the damn things.


Reviews are finally written and submitted. Man am I happy to have those done.

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