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Cedar Point

Posted in and other fun, otter on 8 October 2007 by jason

Yesterday, I took a break from YouTube watching, music criticizing, and Kucinich supporting to go to Cedar Point with the otter!

We were originally supposed to go a few weeks ago, but then I got sick with the flu. I think this was a better weekend to go anyway.

We had a great time. We started with the Power Tower, on which I was terrified and was told that I made whimpering noises as we shot up. Then, we rode Disaster Transport, which was the 1st coaster I ever rode when I went to the park in the early ’90s. I love that ride, but sadly, the park has not kept up with the preshow things like the TVs telling riders that they are going to alaska via orbital flight or the voices screaming about a malfunction during the ride itself.

Besides that, we rode my favorite ride in the park, the Mean Streak, twice. The second time was around sundown, and the otter and I sat in the front car.

The Raptor was good, but I was lightheaded afterwards. The Mantis was alright, but not as cool as the Raptor (or the Mantor, as I kept calling it for some reason).

Another cool thing was that they were having Halloweekends at the park, which meant that there were several haunted housed operating for free. Having worked at a haunted house for a couple of seasons in the ’90s, I was facinated by this.

All in all, we had a lot of fun. The lines were short (though too long on the Maverick, Top Thrill Dragster, and Millenium Force to ride). The weather was a little too hot, but I didn’t mind that much.

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Karaoke and the Smoking Ban

Posted in and other fun, beer, Cover Songs, Money, Music, otter on 23 September 2007 by jason

So…tonight is karaoke night at Jose’s Landing, a bar that the otter go to when we can afford a night out. Karaoke night is good there because of its mix of pop, rock, r&b, and (ugh) country music. It is not uncommon to hear “Tear You Apart” in the style of She Wants Revenge, followed by “Sunday Girl”, the Blondie sone as sung by the otter. Follow that with someone singing that damn “Save a Horse” song, then finish with me singing either “Last Night” by the Strokes or “All These Things I’ve Done” by the Killers. Good times.

One thing, which I hear about in the classes I tutor, that really bugs me is that the smoking ban has caused businesses to lose patronage. This pisses me off to no end.

See, the logic of the argument is that the non-smokers were meddling, and they stopped the smokers from smoking inside the bars. Because of this, bars lose business; ergo, the non-smokers are destroying businesses with their greedy desire for fresh air.

Let me propose something which is A) a different way of looking at this and B) absolutely fucking correct: the smokers are destroying business.

How can I say this? Well, I’m at the bar; I’m spending my money. I don’t smoke. The smokers aren’t coming out because that cigarette (or 2, or 5) is more important than a night out, a beer with friends, and the entire economy.

Of course, there are some smokers who do come out, and they go out to the smoking patio to smoke. I’m cool with them. they get to smoke, I get to breath, we all have fun.

The whiners can please shut up. We voted, you lost. Next!

What Super Power Would You Want?

Posted in and other fun, Comics, Discuss, discussion, Meme on 17 September 2007 by jason

Hey all,

Since I posted the Iron Man stuff below, I thought I would tell you what super power I would like to have. However, an idea sprouted from the mental landscape that I had thought barren: everyone should discuss this topic! Here’s what I want to do: On Saturday, by let’s say 4PM EST, I want everyone who wants to patricipate to write a post about the super power they wish to have, and why. Then, I will link to those posts on my blog, and everyone else whould do the same (use my blog list to see who has participated). There’s a name for this kind of tomfoolery, but I’m not inturwebs savvy enough to remember it.

For extra credit, you could also tell your origin story!

Anyway, all interested parties should comment below to tell me that you are interested. Then, post this topic on your blog, to get others to do it.

(You’re not experiencing deja vu…I reposted this.)

Full Disclosure

Posted in and other fun, beer, Exercise, Memories, otter, Wine on 6 August 2007 by jason

Well, its a new week, so I thought I would utilize this fresh start…to further dwell on my weekend.

To maintain the scales of karma, decency, and anything else I may have tipped this weekend, I thought I would mention the good things that happend on friday-sunday.

1) I got that letter published in the newspaper.
2)I weighed myself when I worked out…I’m down to 149 lbs. 145 is my goal, but I had trouble breaking 150, and I hovered around 155 for the longest time.
3) I had a romantic evening with the otter on my balcony. We read, listened to music, and drank wine until 2 AM.

Also, I should point out that I don’t actually know what the letter from the court is…I am assuming that it is some kind of litigation. I dunno. Maybe somebody died and left me a lot of money. It could happen!