Monday, March 14, 2011


Maybe I am a cynic, a pessimist, or maybe just a realist, but it seems like people these days base friendships on the hedonist principal. Has friendship always been based on a mutually beneficial existence, or was it normal at one time to simply spend time with someone because you enjoyed their company, and experienced some ineffable but joyous feeling in their presence? I am not saying that everyone is looking to purely gain something out of their platonic partner, at least not always consciously, but somewhere along the road one or both people in the relationship develop expectations. I heard a friend say the other day that she was going through some hard times because of the people closest to her, and their inability to consider her when making decisions. I simply told her "stop expecting things of others, and your life will quickly become a great deal simpler". Is this wrong? Is it so hard to believe that most people should not be let into our inner circle? It doesn't seem difficult for someone to let you down when you serve little to no purpose in their life. In that case you become an "out of sight out of mind friend". In my opinion if you have to keep yourself constantly relevant then it might not be a relationship worth having. Maybe some of us just don't understand what a friendship is, or it's simply a case of semantics, and our definitions vary. I don't really know what constitutes a "friend", and I'm not even sure if I have any. Maybe my problem isn't so much with the people around me, but more so with the term and its connotation.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Decisions Decisions

I'm curious to hear the advice of my fellow bloggers. I was recently accepted to a doctoral program, and several masters programs. Now the doctoral program is six years long, but I will be graduating with a masters and a doctoral degree. The masters is two years long, but obviously not as prestigious. I will obviously be attending the doctoral program, but I am simply curious to hear the opinions of my community, and maybe some relative stories. Any comments?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Brand Spanking New Cheese Snack

I dare someone to make this. This does not exist yet from what I understand. You bake two crackers from scratch, but you have to bake them in a hemispheric mold. So instead of the crackers being flat each is a concave hollow hemisphere. They have to be the same size. You take a small ball of cheese, whatever kind you like, and you place it in one of the hemispheres. Then you take some honey and you smear it along the edge of each cracker hemisphere and you stick them together. The honey should act as a tasty adhesive, and hopefully the two halves will stick together with the ball of cheese in the middle. If the honey does not work then use a stronger edible adhesive. It will also most likely be sweet. You could probably also bake the cracker with the cheese in it and the honey already smeared, and this way the cheese will melt, and the honey should harden and weld together the two halves of cracker. There is a great deal of potential variation in both crackers and cheeses which can be used, so it can really satisfy anyone's palette. I would love to see pictures of both successful and failed attempts lol. What should we call these cheesy treats?

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Please feel free to leave suggestions of topics you wish me to write about. Thank you all for a fun first week :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Motives seem to be strange when dealing with individual variation. You can speak to someone and know that there is some ineffable quality that defines this person. Then you speak to others, and it seems as though they do things, experience events, simply to add to their resume. A list of things they can now claim simply to impress others, and yet though they claim love for certain behaviors the defining quality still remains absent. I claim so little as far as salient behaviors when first meeting people, because these superficialities say nothing about us, and in fact can sometimes distract from who we truly are. We build our resumes in fear that a blank paper might be more revealing that any word. Just because you were there does not mean its now real. Latent opaque traits are interesting, and all else suffers from tediousness.

Friday, March 4, 2011


So I go on a date, and have a nice time with a pretty girl. The restaurant we went to was elegant and I had a meaty substance, while she had whatever feminine cliche can fit here. We finish eating our main course and I excuse myself to the bathroom realizing that I have some meat stuck in my teeth, and I look forward to my bathroom break to clear this unwelcome residual. I was in the bathroom maybe ten minutes attempting to remove this thing, and nothing worked. I DON'T UNDERSTAND, WHY HAS NO ONE PLACED A DISPOSABLE FLOSS DISPENSER IN THE BATHROOMS OF RESTAURANTS? Tooth-picking in any sense is not a great alternative, and neither is sucking your teeth.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


This Apple idea I fear is not as good as the last.

I-Kicks: Sneakers with built in digital display, and sensors. Peel back the tongue and get your average speed, distance traveled, calories burned, and current weight. Or no digital display, but Blue-Tooth capable and sends the information to your phone hourly. More expensive shoes, but cheaper treadmills lol
Feel free to offer suggestions on how we can improve this product. lol