Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Just Because

Chronicling the minutiae of everyday life and molding it into an entertaining 500-1000 word post is not that easy. It takes a lot of effort, which frankly isn’t one of my strongest attributes. That’s why, despite my obvious and considerable talents, I can barely muster more than two posts a week. But I also have legions of fans to appease so I’m going to break out everyone’s favorite super lazy blogging style: Bullet points!

  • Occasionally something comes along and enriches your life in ways you didn’t even know were possible. It’s like a void that you weren’t aware of is filled with joy. That happened to me recently when I was introduced to my new favorite blog ever (thank you Jessie). I never knew how much I needed a guy berating cute animals in my life until I had it, now I don’t think I could live with out it.

  • On a similar note: sometimes you don’t realize a need for something until it’s too late. For example, say you haven’t had a car in a couple of years. Then you buy one and a few months later an ice storm hits. That’s when you realize you could use an ice scraper. This is a problem when your car is frozen in a block of ice like a woolly mammoth. Luckily I’m an engineer so I reek of ingenuity; these instances are my time to shine. I used a spatula, it was brilliant. Basically I’ve made the ice scraper completely obsolete.

  • There are things that make me sad and there are things that make depressed. The fact that Paul Blart: Mall Cop is the #1 movie in America three weeks in a row falls into both of those categories.

See, I probably could have made three individual posts out of those but who has the time when TV has been so good lately. Maybe I’ll write about that.


schue said...

Adam Sandler has a habit of putting out movies like this at this time of the year (this is one he is responsible for, by the way) ... for some reason he has come up with a formula that the masses like (or can stomach).

Eric said...

schue...Seriously, why do people keep falling into that trap? It kind of pisses me off.

JW said...

I am also depressed by that movie's success. Especially because of the financial situation everyone's complaining about being in. You lost your house, you're unemployed, but yet you'll waste $10 to see a movie about a mall cop? And don't give me that laughter is the best medicine bullshit... you can get laughs for free, hell, said ice storm was all I needed for like a month's worth of chuckles with all the people I watched biff it.