The Comical Misadventures of a Rambling Mind

I posted this @ 12/24/2004 04:28:00 AM.............Need a link?..........

Don't Let Meme Get Meme by Pink

  1. Perfect Gift:: for the Perfect Person
  2. Santa:: Claus
  3. Lucy:: & Linus
  4. Buckets:: of water
  5. Recital:: Dance
  6. Stamp:: Envelope
  7. Teacher:: Instructor
  8. Matchbox:: 20
  9. Spit:: Take
  10. Feeling:: Groovy


You're Mikey! Lucky you.

Which character from "The Goonies" are you?
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I posted this @ 12/22/2004 04:45:00 PM.............Need a link?..........

God Put A Smile Upon Your Face by Coldplay

What simple things in life make you smile? A genuine smile...

I work in a hospital. Not in the medical field, but in a hospital, nonetheless. I love it! I love the feeling of walking through the halls and to know that there is such an energy of importance in the building puts a smile on my face. Perhaps, it is the fast pace or the rush of what emergency the sirens are bringing in. It might be a little morbid to say that such crisis makes me smile. To think that in some way I work for the same place, makes me smile.

Seeing someone grooving in their car makes me smile. Not just tapping their fingers or calmly singing along to a song. I mean really getting into it. The steering wheel is a drum. The dash board is a piano. No microphone necessary, because you are only singing for yourself to hear. You let it all hang out when it comes to your favorite part of the song. It makes me smile not because it is funny, because that person has so much energy for what they are doing at that moment. They might even drive around the block to finish hearing the song, before going home.
A genuine smile is infectous. When someone genuinely smiles at me I genuinely smile back.

What simple things in life make you smile?
I posted this @ 12/22/2004 04:34:00 PM.............Need a link?..........

If I Could Turn Back Time by Cher


Christmas Time by The Peanuts Gang & Vince Guaraldi

The holidays are upon us. We are in the midst of what I like to call The Holiday Trifecta. Thanksgiving has passed. Christmas is in a couple days. New Year's Day is right around the corner.

The new year is typically a time when people make resolutions, promises that they really think they should keep, but rarely do. The one time of year when it seems ok to break a promise. Personally, I stopped making serious new years resolutions a couple years ago. If I really want to do something, I'll do it. Making a resolution bolsters no motivation inside of me.
So instead of looking towards the future, I am doing a retrospackle ...I mean a retrospective of 2004!!

Around this time last year, I did make a list of things that I wanted to do in 2004. How is that different from a resolution? Well... think of it as a checklist, a honey-do list of sorts. I had it posted at my desk wall at work. I even took it with me when I was fired. Even tho it was just a scrap of paper, it was important enough to not leave it behind. It wasn't a very serious list. Some things were more affirmations than to-do list items. "Worrying less = more hair" is hardly something I could even put a check mark by and say that I've finished it. This year was definetely not the year to not worry about things, but I did my best. Losing my job, packing and moving, finding a new job all have contributed to campaign against my anti-worrying agenda.

Another list item was to make friends with a midget. I recently wrote about this in a post. Everything is more fun with a midget. Nothing weird or kinky... I'm not like that. I'm just saying that in almost all groups of characters in television shows or movies, the midget is typically the character with the best lines or funniest scenes. Think Mini-Me! I've had people question why I say this. Am I making fun of dwarfs? Nothing of the sort. I don't want a little person around me so I can laugh at them. That's not it at all. I have plenty of other friends that make me laugh in a good way. Don't overthink it... It just something fun and kooky. Anyway... This list item was not accomplished.

I had "Be love and be loved" on the list. The holidays are interesting times for me. I've always been alone on the holidays. That sounds worse than I mean it. In the past I've always been single during the holidays. So that's definetely changed!

While I've never considered myself a procrastinator, I do admit that I do procrastinate on some things. It was on my list to do less of that. Strangely, I never got around to it.

I turned 30 this year. While the age is a milestone, I've never been one to feel that any age is more or less important than any other. I did hold several annual 21st birthday parties, until I was about 25. But that was because 21 was just a cool age. 22 was just as important. It just wasn't as cool. The ages of 22 thru 24 are like the forgotten middle child. The Jan Brady's of the 20s. Always scowling because 25 gets invited to all the cool mixers and functions that 22 doesn't, but not as well liked as 21, because of it's energy and excitment.

When I was 25 I had just recently started a new job at my old place of employment. I was moving into an area of work that I felt I'd found my calling. I had the hang of living on my own without wondering if I'd need to sell blood to make rent. I had questions about myself and my life, but I didn't feel that I was in any hurry to figure them out. I don't feel I went through any "Quarter-life Crisis" during this time. Though, my friends may think differently.

When I was 20 I was still in school. I was dealing with a lot of hurt feelings due to a family crisis. My father had disappeare from his marriage to his second wife. I found out that I was going to have to go to college a year long than I had anticipated. I was working at McDonald's to pay my way. It wasn't a picture perfect situation, but I had plenty of good times with my friends to keep my spirits riding high.

When I was 15 I was just starting high school and scared out of my mind! I was low man on the totem pole again, a Freshman. I lucked out that the kids in the grades ahead of me were usually too out of it to care. It was the end of the 80s. Big hair bands were still ingering. The awkward phase of the Junior High years seemed to be lingering as well. At least my voice stopped cracking. By now I was a big brother. I now had a little brother to look forward to seeing. We didn't live with each other, but the visits were just as special. They still are.

When I was 10 I was in elementary school. I think this is about the time that I met my best friend. It was right around this time anyway... Though, we didn't really hang out together consistently till Junior High, still a couple years away. Fifth Grade was always the fun year. It was the 5th Grade class who made May Baskets to see for the schools, and earned a field trip to the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo. Good times! My father was still traveling the country in the army. He would soon bring home his second wife.

I started school when I was 5. I remember my kindergarden class. I remember the school. I remember thinking how big everything seemed. I remember embarassing school photos and ugly green sweaters. It was the late 70s and I was 5. What say did I really have in my own style? Too see the school now is rather odd. I've not been in my old elementary school since I moved away. When I drive by it now, it all seems so tiny now. We had these huge glass bubble windows in parts of the school that seemed fantastically large. Now, I'm as tall as those windows.

Where were you over the last 30 years?

I posted this @ 12/22/2004 04:25:00 PM.............Need a link?..........


Ribbons are prevelant now more than ever. You could see a couple dozen of them just in a trip across town. My feelings sway back and forth when it comes to showing public support for something or some cause. Not that I don't care, it just seems like overkill. I noticed a car in a parking lot that had no less than 30 to 40 ribbons all over it. The hood... The doors... The roof... Everything was covered in various magnetic ribbons of support. You would think someone would just come out with a multi-useful ribbon that supports everything.

Red, White, & Blue - Patriotism
Yellow - Armed Forces Pink - Cancer Awareness
Blue - Free Speech
Rainbow - Gay Pride

Just to name a few... There are tons out there!

I've had this discussion with people before about showing support for something. When 9/11 happened I had a small flag hanging in my car from my rearview mirror. I've got a rainbow sticker on my vehicle now. I will wear Huskers paraphenalia on game days. I'll wear seasons colors sometimes. Orange & black on Halloween... Green on St Patrick's Day... Red, White & Blue on The 4th... I guess I wonder at what point the sentiment of support becomes cliched or overdone... or can it even be cliched or overdone?

I use football as an example because of how big college football is in the area. If a person has a red car, Cornhusker license plates, a magnetic N, a Husker flag stuck in their window... is that too much? Would one or two pieces of paraphenalia be enough to show your support for a cause? Is it overkill to plow "Go Huskers" in your cornfield?
I posted this @ 12/14/2004 01:47:00 PM.............Need a link?..........

9 to 5 by Dolly Parton

Have you heard about my love of office supplies? There is something appealing about the scent of new paper and ink products that I enjoy. No, kids... This doesn't mean I sit around sniffing markers. Sir Marks-a-lot is a fine marking friend, but not the be all end all of office supplies. White out would get me in trouble. Once again... No, kids... It is not because I was sniffing it. I would paint with it. I would color with it. I would glue with it. I would create with it! Yet, I always ran into the same problem. Eventually it would start to dry out and become chunky. No matter how well I shook it before use. Even before Liquid White Out, I would find ways to be creative with those little stick of gum-sized sheets of white out that you would use when typing. But now I've discovered a new type of white out that is pretty damned inventive and fun! Correction Tape! It's like a marker in a way because of the 'line' of white out that it makes. It's not sticky. I don't have to wait for it to dry before I write on it. It's clever.

I'm sure you are thinking that I've truly lost my mind. Perhaps I have... but either way. I think if you are going to sit at a desk for 8+ hours, you might as well have fun. Pens that light up or do something funky. Highlighters that have a pleasant scent. You name it!
Now if this is old news to you because you've worked in an office for a while and have already made these discoveries, then please do'nt burst my bubble. Let me have my fun!

Are you tired of not being a British Lord? I know I am! Who hasn't woken up at the crack of 10AM, put on the proper attire, and gone out on their balcony to wave at the adoring masses. Only to find that the adoring masses are a couple of parked cars and the occasional neighborhood cat. Not quite the Manor-born life that some are accustomed to living.

I need your help! I like to make compilation CD's. Theme CD's, if you will... I know a lot of music, but I also know there is a lot out there that I'm forgetting about. I'm not Dick Clark after all. What I'm looking to do is make a CD with "Names" as the theme. For example: Simon & Garfunkle - Mrs. Robinson or Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom or KISS - Christine Sixteen. All good songs! Do you see the pattern? List some of your favorite suggestions of songs where someone's name is the name of the song. Who knows?! Maybe I'll find some new songs that I like in the process.
I posted this @ 12/13/2004 04:28:00 PM.............Need a link?..........

I'm a 30-something student of human nature. A music-lovin', groove-shakin', laugh-inducin', dish-cookin', gossip-slingin', type of guy. This is my diary of sorts...

100 Things
How Well Do You Know Me?


Olbermann: Gay marriage is a question of love
Gay ex-governor says he's too poor for alimony
-Barack’s Gay Balance
Calif. Supreme Court rejects gay marriage ban
-Where the Bears don't fear to tread
ABBA Melody


"The Day I Helped Kill A Baby" - Joe.My.God.
"Summertime Blues" - Tomato Nation
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"OMG! It's a teenager." - Does This Mean...
"The God of Comedy Setup Lines" - Frolic & Detour
"Can't Handle The Tooth" - Hissyfit

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