29 September 2008

Really? In, Like, Outer Space?

I was hanging out with my old man this weekend and we were watching this incredible show on Discovery HD called When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions. It was awe inspiring. And it got me thinking about how much we take these amazing feats of technology for granted.

I mean, c'mon people, we've had people living in space for the last eight years! On the International Space Station, for those of you going, "Really?" Yeah. Really.

I'm embarrassed to be a part of a society that is generally more interested in which celebrity is in rehab this week, whether a politician is wearing a flag pin, or what the latest lame ass mallcore fashion is than our ability to explore the universe.

[mccracken]

21 September 2008

Lawlz

Guilty pleasure time. I'll admit it. I'm not (too) ashamed. I love every one of these sites:
I think they are generally hilarious. Love 'em. Have each of them in my Google Reader.

They're all done by the same folks and I'm sure they're making a ton of dough doing it. Good for them. This is a fairly new Interwebs meme but it's taken off like crazy. Huzzah! I say.

[mccracken]

P. S. -- Last day of Summer W[][]T W[][]T!!!

19 September 2008

Everybody's Doin' It....

So I guess I might as well too. Surely you know that today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Surely. If you don't, you must be sooo out of touch. Totally.

Or maybe you just have a life and better things to do. I dunno. I suppose that's a possibility.

Well, in honor of ITLAPD I bought a very nice bottle of aged dark rum last night. Yarr. Avast ye landlubbers! Stay the bloody hell away from me grog lest ye be run through and cast overboard!

Uh....

[mccracken]

17 September 2008

Carnies, Carnies, Carnies

Yeah, baby, it's time for the Tri-State Fair. We're going tonight to eat copious amounts of fair junk food, ride equipment that's held together with Elmer's glue and rubberbands, watch exquisite chainsaw sculptures being carved, play rigged games, and try not to stare at the redneck ladies with heavy body hair.

Snoogans.

[mccracken]

P. S. -- Meg and I have been making our way through the entire ViewAskewniverse (first time for her) and we are currently on An Evening With Kevin Smith. In a row?!

11 September 2008

7 Years Later



Today we remember those we lost to vicious, ruthless, murderous attacks on this date in AD 2001. To paraphrase FDR, a day that will live in infamy. We all remember exactly where we were when we heard the news of the attacks. We can remember the shock, fear, sadness, rage, and other emotions we experienced as we learned more about the situation. But today, let us remember those innocents who lost their lives. Let us remember the blessings and freedoms we have in this great, though imperfect, country and let us thank our Creator for them.

And I've chosen to do my part in remembering by buying an iPhone 3G. Freaking yes! Take that you Islamo-fascists! In your respective faces! I can't believe how awesome this is!

.... ... .. .

Come on people. Don't go dragging me behind your pickup truck. If we can't laugh about it, the terrorists have won.

Snoogans.

[mccracken]

08 September 2008

A Pumpkin Ale & A Bali Hai

It is glorious outside. I know that it's still technically summer time, and we will have a few more hot days, but today has been perfect. Soon the trees and various shrubberies will be changing color. I can't wait. With a Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale in one hand and a Djarum Bali Hai in the other, I warmly embrace all that is Autumnal. Cheers.

[mccracken]

04 September 2008

Frivolous Reading & Forgotten Places

I've been reading through The Dresden Files series for a few weeks now. It only gets better and better. I finished book six last night and can't wait to get the next one.

What's lame, though, is the fact that I'm having to buy them now. I haven't paid for a book in a long time. You see, there's this little known branch of the local government known as the public library. There are even some private libraries that are open to the public. Really. They weren't abolished. Look into it.

My problem lies in the fact that the Amarillo Public Library only had the first four books in Jim Butcher's series that I'm so very enthralled by at the moment. Bah. Conspiracy to draw me back into my tome-buying addiction. Well, waddayagonnado, eh?

:::cha-ching:::

[mccracken]