Thursday, May 8

Bloggin'

There's so much to say and so little mind left to use. Where should I start?

How about America Day? This link was provided by Blamblog and Shocker. Go read what Dick Winston has to say about this article.

Personally I'm kind of sickened by the thought of celebrating America Day. I see no reason to pay homage to a country who's leader is illegally ruling the country, who has sunk their economy, declared war on another country based on skeptical and false evidence, who has shown little or no respect for global opinions and who may or may not have known about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in advance. I'm not stating that Bush did know of the attacks, but there are many unanswered questions asked by Dick Winston, and others.

I also don't see the need to celebrate a day on the anniversary of the senseless and needless deaths of 3,000 civilians. That would be like celebrating the day Auschwitz was opened.

Furthermore, the U.S. doesn't celebrate Canada day, in response to our assistance during the September 11, 2001 attacks, or our trade relations. Hell, Bush didn't even thank Canada for it's assistance during the days following 9/11.

Dick Winston has some addresses which you can use if you'd like to write to the government concerning this proposed holiday.

Okay, I'm finished complaining about that. On to the next matter at hand. Has anyone ever read The Boys From Brazil by Ira Levin. It's an excellent book. I highly recommend it.

Oh, and while I'm recommending things, go see X-2 and bring your kids, or puppies, if applicable. It's an excellent film, the story is fairly basic, but the effects are fantastic, and the acting is superb.

I just received two recall notices for two cars in our motor vehicle fleet. The recall is for Driver Seat Recliner Bolts, that tend to break while you're sitting in the car. It's for 1998 to 2002 Chrysler Intrepid, Concorde, LHS and 300M passenger cars.

When I read the notice my first thought was, oh crap, now I have to deal with a recall. Then I thought to myself, 1998? What? So for almost five years people have been driving in cars with faulty driver seat recliner bolts? Bolts that may break, causing your seat to flop backwards while you're doing 120km/h on the 401? How long have they known about this problem? Are they just recalling them to avoid lawsuits? The notice says it should only take about 15 minutes to replace the bolts. So why didn't they just spend the extra 15 minutes when making the cars in the first place.

I will only buy foreign cars for the rest of my life. My parents own a Volvo, I have a Nissan, and my brother has a Mazda. If I were American, I might feel some sort of un-patriotic guilt. But I'm not, so I don't care. I'm proud of my non-North American vehicle.

What is up with reality television? How does a show like Mr. Personality make it on air? Have people not figured out that to win on Survivor all you have to do is threaten your fellow contestants? What is the amazing race? It doesn't seem so amazing to me.

That's all for now, please feel free to comment on something I've written.

Oh, one more thing, regarding comments. If I were to word my posts as chain letters from now on, and claim that if you don't comment and send the link to five friends, that you would get some sort of STD combo-pack disease, like Gono-herpa-syphal-AIDS, and die. Would you be more likely to comment?

Wednesday, May 7

Regrets...

I am sorry that I didn't manage to write a "rambling post" yesterday. I didn't have access to Blogger for some reason, either it was down, or my server at work wasn't allowing me to access it.

I promise an unfocused post as soon as possible.

Monday, May 5

Things that make me go hmmmm...

Welcome back everyone, I hope you enjoyed a nice restful, sunny, weekend. I know I did. But now that I'm back at work, it's time to write something for my blog. Today’s topic stems from a conversation I had with an old high school friend. While reminiscing about our days together at good old Eastdale, and catching up on gossip concerning our former friends who are now married, or successfully applying their university degrees at a variety of retail establishments, the topic of relationships reared it's ugly head.

Now, as we all know, or are about to find out, I'm currently in a great relationship with my girlfriend known here as Pixi-Stixs. But my friend, we'll call her "My Friend", is not as lucky as I am. I must say, it does puzzle me that she is single, she's 24, blonde, pretty, smart and outgoing. All of which usually adds up to - Taken.

Any-hoo, the fact that she's single isn't the problem, or at least she doesn't see it as being so, her complaint is about everyone else's desire to "hook her up" because of her current relationship, or lack thereof, status.

My Friend wonders why everyone feels the need to try and find a guy for her, just because she's in her mid-twenties. She believes that if you're female and between the ages of 27 and 34 people accept the fact that you're single because "she's concentrating on another aspect of her life", and that when you're between the ages of 17 to 22 they don't mind because "she's just experiencing life". But when a girl is 23 to 26 or 35 to I guess 40, people feel some sort of urge to play match maker.

Personally I've never experienced this particular phenomenon first hand, but I have noticed that all of my single friends are either under 22 or over 26. Those that are in the age group between those numbers are either dating someone or married to someone, and if they are single they're engaged in a frantic attempt to find a soul mate.

So, now I'm wondering if this is a singular, localized event relating only to people I know, or if it's one of those universal truths?

Any thoughts faithful readers?