Get crazy with the Cheez Whiz!
Someone in my office said, “They need to …” and let it trail off. Another person said, “They need to what?” and let it trail off. I announced the above with 100 percent conviction. I was asked if I needed to go home.
Though the Army screens out the seriously obese and completely unfit, it is...– NYT: Army revises training to deal with unfit recruits - Health - Fitness - msnbc.com And lazy reblogging. Let’s not forget lazy reblogging. (via texburgher) I work in personnel for the Navy. We deal with things like retention, but recruiting command is located here as well. There was a statistic...
I will never struggle to make 'his or her' work...
inthefade: (via alinasmith) Co-signed. I wish I could. *Stupid years of editorship invading my desire to do things differently.*
On my way to judge the Cape BBQ Fest in Cape Girardeau, MO. It’s been more than a month since my last competition. I’m going into withdrawals.
More Katrina story
It’s amazing to me how many people I meet who are New Orleans transplants. Working for the government, in a six-hour travel radius of the Crescent City has something to do with that. In Georgia, the installation where I worked housed a lot of military families displaced by the storm and flooding. Some civilian employees made their way out of there and became new permanent residents of Albany, Ga....
Rode. God damn me.
I'll never really know what happened
nolagrrlnyc: Previously … I had intended to try to document things more orderly and completely but I’m being constantly reminded how limited my perspective on Katrina is. Some of you know me primarily through the images I post online and that’s very much what this attempt to create a written record of things feels like it is turning into. A series of images, a montage, but perhaps also an...
frogblog: TL;DR →
texburgher: … Good stuff, this. I think Geoff did hit on the closest, and possibly strongest argument for the unreasonableness of faith - that it teaches us that some things are unknowable, and that it’s OK for us to just accept that and not push back against our own ignorance. It’s not a… I was raised staunchly Baptist, mostly in the south. So, you can understand what kind of...
It gets done if it gets done.
Swiff? Or Ess Doubleyou Eff?
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Fuck you guys.
anarchyandscotch: All of you. Hmm. My day proceeds similarly.
No time for love, Dr. Jones.– Short Muthafreaking Round
Walking Dead anticipation quotient jacked to 11! →
What the fuck is Shred?
The Les Paul (Studio Raw Power in Satin Olive Green) next on my list of guitars I must own that will hardly get played.
Fuck the randomness of life
A friend from Arizona lost her husband in a fatal car accident yesterday. This is a lady who has dealt with issues of Jobian proportions (and that’s not hyperbole). Her husband was active-duty Army and that’s how our famlies met - we were both stationed at the same post at the same time. My wife and their family went to the same church. It’s hard enough for me to conceptualize...
There’s actually a little nip to the air this morning!
One of the most important lessons I ever learned from the Army was to check your shoes before putting them on. This was never more important than right now. It was a harmless house spider, but that would have sucked.
Graphic designers ...
There appears to be a few other graphic designers on this follower/followee thing I got going on here, so I’d like to pose a question surrounded by an unnecessary amount of background. I cut my layout and design teeth on newspapers. Hell, I learned layout using wax paste up and Exacto knives. I have paraffin and newsprint in my blood. So when I start slapping text on a page, one of the...
You ever think...
…If I just get through “this,” I’ll be able to settle back into my normal pace (with “this” being whatever thing has just popped up to throw you off your rhythm)? But it never happens because you keep having more “this’s” pop up all the time? I do this all. the. time. I don’t know if I just have to trick myself into some false sense of...
ronbailey: adamisacson: A reporter from a Madrid newspaper called my cellphone to interview me about U.S. policy toward Colombia. She apologized for calling out of the blue and said she hoped it wasn’t a bad time. I told her it was cool because “Nobody expects the Spanish Interview.” She didn’t get it. Mr. Isacson does Tumblr correctly. Nicely done indeed.
Fuck you, TLC
There was once a really good show on TLC. It was called BBQ Pitmasters. They followed a few teams around the competition barbecue circuit and gave the viewer a little taste of what it’s like to compete in a Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned event. The show introduced us to stellar competitors Myron Mixon and Johnny Triggs as well as relative newcomer (though accomplished in his own right)...
I mentioned in an earlier post that I went home to Louisiana this past weekend. While there, surrounded by family members, I noticed one relative was wearing THIS SHIRT. Unironically, even. What was particularly sad though was that I was the only person in the room who knew. I had to bite my tongue - how do you explain that without making them go to the internet? Do you understand what a burden...
Bad Religion - Drunk Sincerity There’s...
Why the government running ANYTHING is a bad idea...
My son, who is five, needs speech therapy. We had him in private speech therapy a little while ago, but it was prohibitively expensive, so we had to stop and started working with him at home. And that’s been going well for a bit, but we still want to get him professional help, so, now that he’s five, he can begin to get speech therapy from the local school. And this is where things get funny. We...
I’ve been in out recently. My brother is on mid-tour leave from Iraq and I headed home to Louisiana to visit him over the weekend. It was a good time. The kids always enjoy spending time with their cousins. Daughter Number One asked, as we were driving down last Friday, if we could go to my parents’ house every weekend. My son says from the back, NO! I got back home on Monday, but I...
Too much spice
Burping cumin is as nasty as it sounds, but not in that way, pervs.
Pantera - Fucking Hostile I’m in a mood.
I don’t know what I ever did to give my wife the idea that we’re running some kind of shelter for helpless acquaintances but whatever it was I sure wish I could go back in time and FUCKING STOP MYSELF.
The hardest part of apologizing is realizing and admitting you were wrong. The...– Ken Blanchard (via constantflux) (via nolagrrlnyc) The hardest part for me is admitting that the person I’m arguing with is right.
The guy in the cubicle next to mine is playing Styx. How do I politely ask him to stop without inadvertently clocking him a la Vulgar Display of Power?