Archive for the Rambling Category

A Road Less Traveled?

Posted in Exercise, Rambling, Uncategorized on 24 September 2008 by jason

Yesterday, I decided to try to find a shortcut to the grocery store. You see, usually, I have to walk south about 1/4 mile, then East for a while, and finally North about 1/2 mile. A couple of weeks ago, I saw that just north of me, there is a “Covered Bridge Park,” which looks like it goes straight through to the store.

When I got to the park, the 1st thing I noticed was that it is hilly. You can’t really see from one end to the other over the hills. Also, there is a baseball field where some kids were playing. Around this field is a track. This track is where my troubles began.

The track is covered in rocks. I suppose they call it gravel, but it was rocks. Sharp, pointy rocks. In my generic chucks (actually, Old Navy brand canvas shoes), I could feel every one of them. So I stumbles and limped along the track until I got around the baseball diamond. As I expected, as my luck usually follows this way, the path is a loop. When I got behind the diamond, I had nowhere to go but where I came from. i had hopes that I would find, hmmm…maybe a covered bridge!?! No such luck.

I decided that I would not be deterred…I pushed my wat through the trees along the path, hoping it would lead me to the store. I pushed through one side of the wooded area and into…

A cemetary. What the hell? As far as I knew, there was no cemetary between my apartment and the store, so I was officially lost. Not only that, but due to my lack of direction sense, I wasn’t sure which was would lead to the road. I listened for traffic, and thought I knew where it was coming from, so I headed in that direction.

fortunately, I was right, and I trecked out of the graveyard and onto Cleveland Avenue, the busy street where the store is. Unfortunately, it seems that I overshot the store by about 1/2 mile.

The end result of the adventure is that a 45 minute walk took 2 hours, my feet are blistered, and I still don’t know of a shortcut to get to the store.

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Olympic Reflection

Posted in Rambling, Sports, Television on 27 August 2008 by jason

(Jayson, this will sound familiar…)

I missed most of the Olympics this time around, though I’ve never been a big fan anyway. I’ve never really liked sports, and I don’t get patriotism, so I’m nopt really the target audience. Watching Women’s fencing, I was surprised at how bland sword-fighting could be. I mean, come on! Women swinging swords at each other! That sounds great, but it’s boo-ring. I said to my friends, “This would be more interesting if it was to the death.”

That’s when I realized that ALL Olympic events would be more interesting if they were were to the death.

Think about it! No one leaves the fencing mat until someone dies! Yeah!
Or how about cycling? Everyone gets a spear or a wrench? Awesome.
Weightlifting to the death! All medals given posthumously.
Put a shark tank under the parallel bars! Landmines in the sand of the vollyball court! Archery at ten paces!

THAT, I would watch.

“Now I’m feeling dangerous…

Posted in Exercise, Rambling on 16 August 2008 by jason

…Riding on city buses for a hobby; it’s sad.”

Still doing the bus thing, which has its ups and downs. On the plus side, I’m getting a hell of a workout. I’m also getting some reading done. (Don’t tell anyone at work, but I’ve been reading a collection of Hemingway short stories. Also don’t tell them that I liked “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”).

The bad thing about the bus is, as I said, the stop is 20 minutes away from my apartment, and the walk back and forth, as well as the other walking I have to do when I transfer buses, makes my right ankle HURT. Because of this, I’m not running as much as I’d like to.

Another bad thing is that there are some WEIRD people on the bus, including the guy who used to live across the hall from me. See, this guy has problems, so I give him some leeway. However, I think he uses these problems in order to act however he wants with no repercussions. So, as the bus got stuck in traffic, this guy starts shouting, “Hey! YOU CAN GO NOW! Come on, Jack Hannah, move the fucking bus! Stop ignoring me! I know you can all hear me! You’re all a bunch of fucking faggots! YOU! FUCKING! FAGGOTS! What are you waiting for? Movie time? Fucking go!”

I probably would have been concerned if I hadn’t lived across the hall from this guy for about 2 or 3 years. He shouted all the time, but not quite like that. (There was another time that I was at a restaurant, and he was there. He ordered his food, then began shouting “I’m WAITING!!!”)

So, that was my bus experience yesterday.

Get on the bus!

Posted in Exercise, Rambling on 12 August 2008 by jason

Well, my car finally broke down! The good news is that I’m off work for two weeks, so I have two weeks to figure out the bus schedule.

Yesterday, I rode the bus to the local college gym to work out. Besides getting what was one of my best workouts at the gym, I walked a total of 40 minutes (20 to the bus stop, 20 back) that i wouldn’t have done otherwise. I also walked to the grocery store, which is also about 20 minutes away.

Anyway, my legs are sore today, but I still managed to get out and run 2 miles, then walk to the mall (about 30-40 minutes away) to get some errands done. I’m exhausted, but that carbom footprint I’m leaving had gotten a little smaller!

If I had a Time Machine…

Posted in Movies, Music, Rambling, Tech on 10 August 2008 by jason

What would you do if you hads a time machine? Would you go back and save Kennedy? Watch the signing of the Declaration of Independence? Go meet Jesus, Buddha, or Muhammad? Or would you just go back rto an earlier version of yourself and give little you some sage advice? Would you go into the future, to see if humanity survives all the petty squabbles it has today?

Those all sound great, but let me tell you what I would do. I would go back to 1990-1991. Then, I would track down Queen Latifah. I would sit her down and tell her, “In the future, you are going to be in an Oscar-winning musical, for which you will be nominated for an Oscar. Oh, and Ice Cube will be doing family comedies.” Then, I would run like hell.

I’m Back

Posted in Rambling on 10 August 2008 by jason

Well, I took a few days off from blogging, writing haiku, and watching zombie movies. I’m back now, though my posting may be less frequent for a few weeks. I’m off work (we’re between the summer and fall semesters right now), so I’m away from the computer. Still, I have Live writer at home, so I hope to still write blog posts for when I can upload them. Anyway, back to your regularly scheduled blog, already in progress…

When they broke in 2 weeks ago, did the burglars steal a half a bag of Miracle Grow?

Posted in Conspiracies, otter, Rambling on 6 July 2008 by jason

Yes, they did.