Monthly Archives: November 2007

Fists Of Fury

A conversation had at work today:

V: I’m not cold.

Me, Overhearing: You’re not old?

V: Cold, I’m not cold.

Me: Oh, I thought you said you weren’t old. Because, you know, you’re old. Maybe because you’re so old you forgot that you’re old.

V: You know, the last person who called me old ended up unconcious for about 6 minutes.1

Me: Fists of fury, baby.

  1. A while back V got in an argument with a much younger guy at his local gym. The younger guy kept slamming his weights down and leaving them on the floor. V told him that he needed to pick up his weights. The young guy got in his face and told his old ass to shut up. So V socked him in the jaw. As the guy is falling backwards he hits his head on one of his weights and gets knocked out. I guess that’s irony, huh?

I Don’t Like People Who Don’t Drink

Kind of a blanket statement, that title, isn’t it? This came up as a conversation between myself and The Wife. A conversation that She greatly disagreed with me about.

The problem is that when I say something like “I don’t like people who don’t drink,” I don’t mean it to be a binary like/dislike. This was probably the root of disagreement between Her and myself. I determine the likability of a person by ranking certain factors about them. Each factor having a certain weight to it – not all are equal. For example, if someone doesn’t drink, I rank them negatively. However, not as negative as I’d rank someone for, say, killing dogs with their bare hands1.

The same goes for the positive side of likability. If a person doesn’t drink, but is otherwise a nice person to be around, then I’d probably overall rank them as a positively likable person.

I think everyone does this to one degree or another. They take certain personality characteristics/actions of a person and weigh them against each other to form a like/dislike of the person. The issue is that people choose different things about different people as well as the fact that no two people choose the same things and same weights for those factors. I may dislike the fact that an adult will say ‘Shoot’ or ‘Dang’ when in conversation with another adult, but someone else might not even care2.

She called me judgmental. I agree, I am, but my point is that everyone is. I may just vocalize that more than others. Everyone judges other people and there is nothing wrong with that. People should just realize that each person has their own criteria for their judgments and I’m not sure you could compare two differing judgments of a person and say one is right and one is wrong. It’s just an opinion.

  1. Michael Vick, I’m looking at you here.
  2. I should take the word may out of this sentence, it’s true that I dislike people who do this.

How To Get Some Ass

  1. On Sunday spend all day getting the car fixed
  2. On Monday spend your evening playing poker in a bar
  3. On Tuesday go out for a business dinner, including drinks afterwards
  4. Call your girlfriend en route to another business dinner, including drinks afterwards
  5. Have her get mad at you for never seeing her
  6. Have dinner and drinks
  7. Surprise girlfriend by bringing home a giant-ass piece of chocolate cake
  8. Have girlfriend think you are the sweetest person to have ever lived
  9. Have girlfriend tell all her coworkers that you are the sweetest person to have ever lived
  10. Get some ass1

  1. Not actually guaranteed to work.

Mukasey Sworn In

Well, he got through – though by the closest margin in 50 years, 53-40. Not quite the 70% that it was initially expected to be. Hopefully he won’t fuck it up too bad. Though, it’s hard to do worse than Alberto Gonzalez. There’s a lot to like about the guy, I will say that, but that whole waterboarding thing is just crazy to me. On the upside, if you can consider it that, I believe Mukasey said that he’d uphold – not that he’d have the option to otherwise – any law passed by Congress stating that waterboarding equated to torture and therefore was illegal. That being said, I can’t find a link online where I read that.

Damn Thermostat

Ever have one of those thermostats where if you set it for 65° and it turns your house into a tropical jungle, but the next day it won’t even kick on, regardless of what you set it to?

Fuck me that’s annoying as all get out.