posted Oct 10 2014 6:50PM
This is the day, this is the hour, this is this. There's an expression, "it is what it is." In my humble opinion, that's the most perfectly descriptive phrase in the English language. It is what it is. Well, of course it is. What else would it be if it wasn't what it was? By definition, it must be what it is. Otherwise, it wouldn't be what it was, it would be something else. And then it would be that. So yes, it is in fact what it is. I don't know about you, but I derive a certain comfort in that fact. Cheers.
posted Oct 6 2014 6:09PM
OK, before I begin here I want to assure you that this is not another long rant about the weather. I promised last year that I was finished with that and I am. But seiously, isn't it annoying how it is this time of year? I mean, it's warm during the day and cold at night. So you never know if you're going to need a jacket or not. Often it depends on when you leave the house. Well, it depends on other factors as well. For instance, is it raining? But I digress. Say you leave the house at like 3 in the afternoon. It's like, I don't know, 68 degrees, right? No wind. You won't need a jacket then, unless you're one of those people who are cold all the time. Anyway, so you won't need a jacket then, but later on it gets down into the low 50s. You might need a jacket then, especially if there's any wind. So do you bring a jacket with you when you leave in the afternoon? Well that depends on whether or not you'll have time to stop off at home. If not, I say bring it with you. If you drive, leave it in the car. You can always get it later. The problem I often have is that I forget. That's why I keep a jacket here at work. But what happens then is I put the jacket on that I have here and go home and then when I leave again I forget it there and when I get back here I'm cold. What I guess I'm getting at is modern life is hard. No, I'm just kidding. Probably.
posted Oct 2 2014 5:54PM
So it seems like a lot of people are preoccupied with taking photos of themselves. These are called "selfies." If you take a picture of someone else, is it called a "someone elsie?" Here's the thing about selfies, as they have become a phenomenon recently. It seems like people will do just about anything to capture the perfect selfie, including put themselves into bodily peril, like the guy who got kicked by someone from a moving train, the person who walked off a cliff (actually there have been several of those), and many many more. So listen: if you're going to take a selfie, know your environment, make sure you have room to back up if necessary. In short, be safe and use common sense. Or as I like to say, "Be a safey!" Is "safey" a word? Well it is now!
posted Sep 29 2014 5:49PM
Do you call it fall or autumn? I call it fall. I just think it rolls off the tongue better. I knew a girl named Autumn in high school and it really made her mad that people were always spelling her name wrong. "It's a season!" she would exclaim. "How can you get that wrong?" One day a teacher spelled it wrong, and Autumn got really offended. She stormed out of class while the rest of us looked on, confused. That's why I got by initials. It's harder to mess up initials, although it hasn't prevented countless people from calling me AJ.