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Dead Blog Talking

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

You’ve heard those stories about how dead bodies in the morgue just sort of spring up into a sitting position, right?

Well, I kind of did the defunct blog equivalent of that over here.

Sorry if I freaked anyone out.

Wait until I do the defunct blog equivalent of turning into a brain-eating zombie who escapes from the morgue.

Sans pants.

That’s gonna be sweet.

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Andy.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Just a heads-up, Yahweh.

I may be a modern day Job, but I’m still not going to bring back the blog!

Ah, yes, nothing like getting rear-ended at 50MPH and being pushed into the back of another vehicle.

Don’t worry, everyone walked away. I had the only injury, a scraped-up and bloody shin, although I suspect there will be much soreness and maybe even whiplash pain tomorrow. Time will tell.

On a happier note, it’s good to have friends with a sense of humor. See the photo below taken by my colleague who agreed to come give me a lift home.

I would have thought I’d be more upset by the whole event, but – you know what? – it’s just stuff. It’s just a car. It’s really not that important in the big picture.

I walked away, which seemed quite surprising to my insurance agent on the phone as I described the accident. It does make you realize that everything can be over so very, very quickly, should the fates or gods or laws of physics decide not to go your way.

Coming home, I’ve never been happier to see my family. I’ve never wanted to speak to my parents more than tonight.

And I swear this new found attitude is going to last a good 48-72 hours. You have my word!

Note: There are other ironic details to be told, but that might have to wait until all is settled and done. For now, let’s just be happy that everyone is alive and kickin’.

Note 2: I would also like to thank all of those other drivers who clearly saw that a very violent accident happened and did nothing to assist anyone involved, because – hey – your dinner was waiting.

May you all one day find yourself rapidly bleeding out with your head through the windshield while others just slow down to gawk at you.

Assholes, the lot of you.

Note 3: See, the neat thing about having stopped blogging is that I can just update this one post for ever and ever and IT DOESN’T REALLY COUNT.

Kids are funny.

Ewan (2 yrs old): “You broke the car, Dada!”

Fiona (5 yrs old): “Mama, when are you going to crash your car and get a new one?”

All Good Things…

Sunday, May 4th, 2008


Or, so long, and thanks for all the monkeys.

One More for the Road – From my commute this morning:

DENVER – One person was killed and traffic was backed up in both directions on Interstate 25 during Monday morning’s commute after a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

Denver Police say the crash occurred on northbound I-25 at 6th Avenue just after 5 a.m. They say a man attempted to cross the interstate on foot and was hit and killed by a vehicle.

Police say they do not know why the man was trying to cross the interstate on foot.

Eyewitness reports indicate that a very disheveled and nervous looking chicken crossed the road first.

Yeah, I know, this one’s going to go over as well as the Great White benefit concert post from a couple years ago.

Peace out, y’all.

The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living, But It’s Better than Being Dead

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Out of a burning desire to know myself in ways that don’t involve hiding in the bathroom for 30 minutes (or perhaps it was sheer boredom and the need of something to post so Google would love me blog long time), I went and took a quiz referenced in a book I was reading about the human brain.

It’s called the VIA Signature Strengths questionnaire. The quiz, not the book. The book was something like Wow, Andy’s Brain is Cool, or could have been, even though it wasn’t.

I have no idea what VIA stands for, but the program is sponsored by the U of Penn, so it must be important (and most likely part of some left-wing academic conspiracy to turn us all into socialist flower children who compare the victims of 9/11 to Nazis getting their comeuppance, and I fell for it!).

Anyway, lots of questions later, here’s what the test tells me about me through the magic of my top five strengths.

  1. Love of learning

    You love learning new things, whether in a class or on your own. You have always loved school, reading, and museums-anywhere and everywhere there is an opportunity to learn.

  2. Capacity to love and be loved

    You value close relations with others, in particular those in which sharing and caring are reciprocated. The people to whom you feel most close are the same people who feel most close to you.

  3. Creativity, ingenuity, and originality

    Thinking of new ways to do things is a crucial part of who you are. You are never content with doing something the conventional way if a better way is possible.

  4. Fairness, equity, and justice

    Treating all people fairly is one of your abiding principles. You do not let your personal feelings bias your decisions about other people. You give everyone a chance.

  5. Judgment, critical thinking, and open-mindedness

    Thinking things through and examining them from all sides are important aspects of who you are. You do not jump to conclusions, and you rely only on solid evidence to make your decisions. You are able to change your mind.

I think those are pretty spot on, even if some of you are snickering (nay, guffawing, even). There is a method to the madness you witness here, you know.

Granted, this assessment is based on my own responses to a series of statements and how much I felt they applied to me. If I took a physical appearance quiz that way, you’d be shocked to find out I am 6 foot 2 with fabulous hair and have been on the cover of over 27 glossy magazines in 4 countries.

Out of curiosity, I scrolled down to check out my lowest-ranked strengths. Without further ado:

  1. Appreciation of beauty and excellence

  2. Caution, prudence, and discretion

  3. Forgiveness and mercy

  4. Modesty and humility

  5. Spirituality, sense of purpose, and faith

There’s some truth to each of those too in relation to where they fall on the list. I bet those last two are absolute shockers to those of you who know me, huh?

You too can take the test over here.

Be warned, it’s big (the test, but – yes – that too).

Perhaps I Just Test Well

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

I took the Pew Research Center current events quiz and I did quite well:

Here’s Your Score: You correctly answered 12 of the 12 possible questions along with approximately 3% of the public. You did better than 97% of the general public.

Uh, duh… of course I did.

Just one more reason you good people should default your opinions to mine, no matter the topic!

You can take the test right here.

(via Wheels)

The Way I Feel

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

This might explain it.

ATLANTA (AP) — The flu season is getting worse, and U.S. health officials say it’s partly because the flu vaccine doesn’t protect against most of the spreading flu bugs.

The flu shot is a good match for only about 40 percent of this year’s flu viruses, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.


You Know What I Hate?

Monday, March 10th, 2008

I hate when two stainless steel dinner forks get their tines entangled and, as you work them apart, there’s this grating, shiny* sensation. Makes my teeth ache.

I also hate the way it feels when you smooth a bed sheet with the flat of your bare hand. Oh, and the way it sounds. Hate it. Makes me cringe.

Yeah, like you’re not weird in any way or somethin’.

* Honestly, that’s about the only way I can describe it. Feel free to do better, though.

We Get Comments!

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Sure, many of them are illogical (from the religious folks) or illiterate (see below).

In response to my post on how Welsh teenagers are idiots for engaging in copycat hangings, Darius contributed this bit of insight:

If you had anderstood ppl…you wodnt have put this site in!!!! Its not only about da fame nd regadnition, yes dat 2 but its 4 more…its about doing it 4 yourself!!!!!! its about living your life 2 da fullist , nd getting evering u desire.if ur done whats the point livig!!!! rather die happy nd proud then old nd wrimpled!!! anyways how long would smeone else take 2 make da impact these ppl made by doing smethin else…. think of it if u dare

Where to start?


Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Candy Hearts

A little V-day gift to me from my friend Mr. Lady.

There Goes The Neighborhood!

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

I’ve done my good deed for the week.

Digging deep into my generous heart (full of, you know it, puppies and love), I offered some free space to my friend Mr. Lady so that she could leave behind the agony of Blogger and Blogspot.

You can now find her setting up her new home at (dubyadubyadubya) Whiskey in my Sippy Cup (dot com).

Sure, it’s mommy blogging, but it’s hot mommy blogging. It’s MILFs gone wild. It’s better than Cats!

And stuff.

Update: Mr. Lady is hosting a Battle of the Bands, in which you (yes, YOU!) can vote for everyone’s favorite fantasy band, African American National Biography Project!

Surely, with songs like “Chaotic Fish,” “Wolf Ladies Ltd,” “Moon Zombie,” and “The Brother Four Black Sun,” how could you not love them?