Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cough! Hack! Blarg!

The Weather Channel is having "Why I Love Winter Week" right now.

I'm actually quite sick of Winter at this point. I'm tired of the cold temperatures, the snow, the ice we tend to get before the snow, the crap that melts on the streets and ends up on my windshield thanks to passing vehicles....

I wanna go curl up in a corner somewhere....

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Mildly cranky rant

OMFG!!! You actually have to do some work!!! Gee, isn't that what you get paid for? What a revelation!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

What have they been smoking?

PETA has asked the high school in Spearfish, South Dakota, to change its name to "Sea Kitten High School."

Click here for PETA's news release. And here for a little news blurb from Yahoo with a quote from the high school principal.

Now imagine if you will, that the high school does change the name. Can you imagine how tough the sports teams would become? The Sea Kitten Spartans!!! (Yes, that is the mascot. I went to the school website.) They would become the most laughed at school in the entire state of South Dakota!

Let's take it a step further. Imagine if the town changed its name to "Sea Kitten". It would become the toughest town in South Dakota! Sturgis, with all the bikers every August, would be tame in comparison. Someone drives up to "Sea Kitten" to laugh at them because of the name. And they promptly get beaten to a pulp by the town welcoming committee. "Don't laugh!" they'd say. "Or we'll rip your throats out!"

All kidding aside... PETA may have its good points and has a general underlying philosophy that makes sense. Personally, I like a nice steak now and then, and don't believe that they're 100% right all of the time. Pets do need to be treated humanely. I'm happier not knowing exactly what goes on in slaughterhouses and meat packing places. (Please don't send me links or anything. I'll just ignore them and report you for abuse, okay?) But things like this, which are just plain ridiculous and make me laugh so milk comes out my nose, are too much to ignore.

When it gets right down to it, for years people have been saying that plants have feelings, too.(Click here. Yeah, it's Wikipedia.) So... shouldn't there be a PETP also?

Or let's just all join these guys: Click here.


Okay... I was just nosing around PETA's website. There's a link to a page that mentions boycotting Iams pet foods because of the cruelty to animals reported within the company. There's a link there encouraging people to not buy from companies that test on animals. Um, excuse me, if a pet food company shouldn't test their products on animals, what should they test them on? People? I suggest that the PETA people that come up with these ideas either think about the issue or volunteer to test the products themselves!

I think I need to get away from the PETA website now before I start laughing so hard that people think I have lost my marbles completely.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Gaaaaaack!!!! Snow!

Yep. Winter is rearing its ugly head once again. We got snow.

I don't mind snow as long as it's only snow and not ice covered by snow.

Guess what we got today?

Yep. Ice first and then snow.


Thursday, January 1, 2009

OMG! It's 2009!

Where has the time gone?

Well, the One Way World is still surviving. I'm still being blown away by the shear stupidity of some people out there. Sometimes I wonder if they're smart enough to breathe on their own.

I made it through New Year's Eve completely unscathed. I spent it at home goofing with my brother and watching movies. The only mind-altering substance involved was caffeine. Woohoo!

So... here's to 2009. May it be better than 2008. There's only one way to go... and that's totally up to you to decide. ;P