Thursday, March 12, 2009

iTunes is a virus


Is it just me or is iTunes just like a virus? iTunes tries to make my computer do things that I do not want it to do. The last time I dealt with a piece of software like this was when running AOL. It tries to install other programs that I don't want. Then if I try to get rid of it, it's incredibly difficult to uninstall all of the components. But there really awful thing is that is nearly impossible to live with out this software. Thanks, Apple!

I guess the definition of making things easier is to control all the aspects of someone's existence - then they won't have any problems.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Super Colon

The Prevent Cancer Foundation was in my neighborhood today with their giant inflatable colon. It is an awareness raising tool to promote colon screenings.

Many of the people involved in running the event came into my store to get some coffee this morning, so I got to learn all about the giant colon (F.Y.I. there are 9 of these colons around the country and they cost $10,000 a day to rent). I thought this was fun and interesting, so I brought it up with other customers who came in.

One customer came in wearing scrubs, from which I could deduce that he works at the hospital. He had come in immediately after some of the people working at the aforementioned event. I proceeded to engage him in conversation about the event of the day.

I asked, "Are you a member of the colon brigade?"

He had nothing to do with the event.

And I'm pretty sure he's gay.

I think I sexually harassed one of my customers today.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

"Manvotional"

Over at the previously mentioned blog: Art of Manliness, they have what they call "manvotionals." This week's gave me chills:

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

~T. Roosevelt