Friday, May 27, 2011

random complaints and observations

- It never ceases to amaze/frustrate/depress/scare me that people who are unable to remember a password longer than 24 hours, spell the word Password, or even tell the difference between logging into a web page and logging into a computer are trusted to keep dangerous people and things off our flights.

- If pressed i'd have to say I don't like John Madden.  Not for any particular reason, but when I think about things I don't like about him I can't find anything I do like that would cancel it all out.  My biggest 2 strikes against him are 1, making it possible for Frank Caliendo to have a career and to open the door to him ruining my enjoyment of Sunday Countdown and 2, I find him as an announcer to be way overrated. 

- this isn't directed at any one person.  i've had plenty of people say plenty of things along the same lines.  OK, that being said.....  everyone needs to get it thru their heads that acknowledging the cause or the blame or the unavoidability of a bad situation DOES NOT CAUSE IT TO BE LESS BAD.  example.  i know damn well why i have a job that erodes my soul and sucks the will to live from me.  i have it because my stupid ass decided to go to ITT Tech instead of getting a fucking real degree and getting some certifications to go with it.  I have it because I decided to live in a metro area with a total shit IT job market.  I have it because I sat on my ass for almost a half year before I took job hunting seriosly.  Now then.... knowing all this doesn't change anything.  It doesn't mean I regret all my choices, It doesn't mean i don't regret some a LOT, but most of all it doesn't change the fact that the job still sucks.  Being in a shitty situation is bad enough, but people reminding you it's your own fault or even if it isn't your fault doesn't make it less shitty.  I don't complain because i'm looking for meaning or root cause or blame or anything like that.  I complain because it is unpleasent.  I am fully aware that my shitty job, shitty outlook on life, lack of a future, lack of a career, fat ass, and marital status are all my own fault.  I made the choices i live with the results. 

- at some point there's going to be a giant shift in the dynamics of business, telecommunications, entertainment, and how they all combine or clash to come to us.  Sooner or later the internet companies are going to realize they can't nickle and dime us and bleed us dry.  Sooner or later Hollywood and the Music industry will have to give up fighting the internet and accept that as long as they continue to charge outlandish prices for increasingly bland content, we're going to keep stealing it.

- man, Mother Nature sure has been a bitch this year.  Japan, Mississippi, Missouri, here.....  She will fuck you up!!

- The female body can be such a magnificent work of art some times.  I mean, just amazing.  I regret a lot in life, but never a second that I've spent enjoying the optical feasts the female form has to offer.

- I don't see why everyone thinks getting in shape is hard.  I mean, you just need to stop eating fast food and instead resign yourself to driving by a McDonald's and fighting the urge to jump the counter and eat every meat-based product they have until they cops drag you away.  Instead you get to mix powder with water and drink your meal twice a day.  Nom nom nom.  You also just need to hit the gym 6 times a week lift till your body hates you and grind away on an Elliptical because you're too fat to job and know that if you run, you might as well save your knees the trouble and just shoot them off.  Then a couple times a week you dodge harpoons and float your gelatinous blob in a pool.  Not that hard right?

- Why do TV and Movies continue the path of crappy crapiness?

- I love having USAA as my bank.  It's all done online.  Now even depositing checks.  I just got a check from the Honda Dealership for an overpayment from my trade-in.  Thanks to the USAA app on my Droid, I logged into my account and after snapping pictures of the front and back of the check... BAM!!!!  In my account.  No muss no fuss.  In a time where banks seem to be going out of their way to fuck over customers and squeeze any possible money they can out of them, it's nice to have a bank with some fucking integrity. 

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