I’m back. Sort of.
I took a few months off from blogging partially because I took a new job that limited my time to write proper posts (I spend several hours crafting an average post- this fact likely surprises several of you who feel I talk out my ass most of the time), and partially because blogging started to feel like actual work. I spent two weeks combing through multi-level marketing resources and woo-filled new age nutritional sites trying to hobble together a well crafted response to Neil’s ridiculous noni juice claims. I still haven’t published those posts yet, but I will publish one this week. I do this to myself at least once a year, where I take on a subject that bores me to submission. (See last years astrology debacle)
So anyhow, this post is just to announce that:
- I’m still here, and now employed at a job that pays me twice as much as before. I expect that now that I’m officially upper-middle class by income standards- I’ll immediately become a conservative or libertarian obsessed with hoarding my hard earned money. Fairness was all fine and dandy, but the world looks different on the other side of the counter at the Soup Kitchen folks- so don’t come crying for a full bowl cuz I’ll beat you with the ladle.
- I should be able to post at least twice a week. This will be, for some, a stark improvement over my previous few months of a post whenever the fuck I felt like it. For others, this will be not often enough- and to you I say “live with it”. To still others, this will be of no consequence at all- either because they don’t read my blog or they just click on a post and assume without reading it what I was going to say.
- For those who know me, my wife is doing great and our new daughter is due to arrive some time in December. Her name will be Geneva Belle, and we are planning to use a midwife for the first time because you don’t have any continuity between the OB you visit and the one who delivers the baby in the city we live in. Plus the OB we have is a douche. A midwife will be a big improvement for me over driving 2 hours to a small town hospital so that the doctor my wife likes can birth our child. Seriously. We did that 3 times already.
So welcome back. Thanks for your patience. I’ll try not to disappoint.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 10 so far )
This is the best thing I have read on the internet ever!
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There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
So my wife and I are watching T.V. the other night, and we are watching the tail end of the St. John’s Newfoundland newscast, when I see a story that piques my interest.
I think to myself,”George, this would make a great little lighthearted piece for blog fodder.”
So I Google it this morning, thinking that it should be in the news in the appropriate local paper. I couldn’t find the original story I saw on T.V., but was surprised to learn that I had stumbled across an apparent epidemic…..
It’s not the first time a Newfoundlander has been arrested for drunk driving by falling asleep in a McDonald’s Drive-Thru.
Police in St. John’s said they arrested a man for impaired driving at an unusual location: the drive-thru lane at a McDonald’s restaurant.
Staff at an unspecified outlet called police early Monday morning when the man fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said.
The man, 37, was held pending a court appearance on charges of impaired driving and driving while prohibited.
It isn’t the first time it has happened in Canada.
On Sunday July 29th, 2007 at about 5:54pm County of Wellington OPP officers responded to a report of a man asleep behind the wheel in the Drive-thru lane of McDonalds located on Tower Street, Fergus.
Officers attended and found a 1996 Pontiac Transport van in the Drive-thru lane and the driver asleep. The driver was awakened by police and found to have been drinking. Malcolm Ross Woods aged 25 years of Elora has been charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80 mgs. Woods is scheduled to appear in Guelph Court on August 20th, 2007 to answer to the charges.
According to police, Parker had fallen asleep with his car’s engine running and the transmission in drive. When he woke up, according to police, an officer smelled alcohol on his breath.
Parker, 21, needed to lean against his car to find balance, struggled through a field sobriety test and admitted that he had smoked marijuana either Friday night or early Saturday morning, police said.
Oddly, Parker still “passed” a breathalyzer test, registering only a .054, which is below the Florida legal limit (even though he failed a field test; I assume this is the grounds for the DUI).
This is proof positive that our civilization is in decline.
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I need to buy some time while I mash together a whole string of margin notes into a post about cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias for my multi post series on Apologetics and Apostasy.
While I was feeling unmotivated today, I got curious about Z-Denny, a fantastic little troll who always seemed to frequent the same blogs as me. So I googled him. I reminisced over some of his tripe at Cafe Witeveen, then, in a weird sort of way…kind of missed him. I have now decided….
I need my own pet troll.
I have no idea how to find one. I guess I should just spurt out a bunch of blasphemous things and hope I get a hit. Oh well, until my pet troll finds me, I guess this will have to do:
Editors Note: I plan to name him Cornelius. I don’t care what he calls himself-his name is Cornelius. If it’s a girl I’ll call her Agatha.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 8 so far )
As some of you know, I have a nasty habit of creeping around other people’s blogs and occasionally putting my two-cents in. Well now that I have my own blog, I guess I can expand my thoughts a bit more and keep beating dead posts that I really didn’t think were finished on other blogs. My first real post should be coming soon but I need some time to sort out my ideas. Maybe to keep you busy I’ll just link to some stuff I think is pretty cool.
The pressure to be interesting is really too much to take……Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )