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but whenever monday comes…

I know no one is here, it’s just me and my blog again. I think I’ve always liked it that way, when it was just me and a tiny pixelated journal. I’m sure one of these days, someone will stumble across this all again and read it. But if I weren’t crying for attention in some fashion, I really wouldn’t have started writing on the internet, now would I?

I’ve been wanting to start blogging again for a long while, but I keep putting it off. I’ll do it tomorrow, or the first of the month, January 1st… next Monday for sure.

I’ve decided that I just need to write and to write for myself. So, don’t expect it to be good. Just expect a word count. (127 so far, bitches.)

That’s right, fuckers. I’m back.

Shocking developments.

Last night was hell.

I couldn’t get to sleep for the life of me and when I finally started to drift off, the brain jolts set in.

Brain Jolt is an unfortunate side affect of my medicine and is a little hard to explain. Here… shake your head really hard from side to side… feel your brain rattling in your head? Now have it happen with no warning at 3am when you’re trying to sleep. Oh, and it goes from head to toe, as it spreads out over the nerves in your body.

Sometimes you get a little zap. Sometimes a little sting. Sometimes a little shiver like a rabbit jumped over my grave… Other times you feel like someone’s taken a cattle prod to you. It’s like gnawing on a electric cord.

And it always happens at 3am, which is odd. Jolts are normally a withdrawal symptom, but i take my medicine around 10 or 11 at night. Which means at 3am, it should be the height of the levels of medicine in my system.

Not fun and people wonder why I sleep thru my alarm sometimes.

Of course, I know they seem to to happen more when I’m stressed and I am stressed a lot lately. So, if you’re mean to me… remember that you’re electrocuting me at 3am. Just so ya know.

Catching up is hard to do

p-480-320-339c82af-20a4-44cd-bf84-1b6139176238.jpegCurrent iPhone Wallpaper:

My Current iPhone Wallpaper features LaLa from TikiBarTV, one of my favorite podcasts, that gets updated about once ever 6 to 10 years.

RENT:

Finally got to talk to John again about seeing RENT on Friday. I’m kinda excited, a bunch of us are going, including MJ & Jason. Should be fun, though… it’s weird because I’m sure everyone else has seen it live, but me… nope. Despite the ‘pop culture’ category on here, I rarely watch TV, go see movies, and plays… hah. Now, ask me what piece of software is in the works at Apple or the real occupation of the creator of Wonder Woman (and what he’s even more famous for) and I’m your man.

Work:

Dear god… I put stuff on eBay and Amazon for a living. It’s both the coolest and saddest thing in the world all at once. But at least I never have to hear about people’s bowel movements. Now when people over-share, it’s about the cruise they’re about to go on. So much more fun this way.

Facebook:

I just joined the Nerdist group (which is the fan group for Chris Hardwick’s blog) over on Facebook. Combine that with the fact that I have willingly listed myself as a ‘Star Trek’ fan over there… and well, you can see why I go on so few dates.

I wish to register a complaint.

Dear AXE Deodorant,

I have used your products for quite a while. I greatly dislike traditional stick deodorants and was pleased when I first discovered your body sprays.

My personal favorite scent has long been Kilo, though my introduction to it involved the can going off in my hand at the grocery store. My eyes were suddenly bloodshot since I had basically maced myself on Aisle 6 of the Food Lion. I immediately made matters worse by saying “God, I got Kilo up my nose.” The police officer who happened to walk down the aisle at that time was not amused.

The hair triggers on those old cans were a bad thing. I greatly appreciated it when you redesigned the can with a safety. The need to slide the button up in order to engage it kept me from wasting cans of AXE in the bottom of my gym bag.

Recently you redesigned your cans again. Now, instead of pressing a button or sliding the button up and then pressing it, I must slide down a large plastic ring and then press the button. Sadly the button can be pressed while the ring is in the up position, returning me to the original problem I had with your product: wasted product due to the button being pressed accidently.

That is not to say the new package is bad. It does have some entertainment value as it takes an unfamiliar person a few moments to discover how to access the product. The fact is, I tend to use your product first thing in the morning, when I’m not generally in the mood to solve puzzles. Will the next package redesign involve a Rubik’s Cube or perhaps some sort of incendiary device?

I have purchased three bottles of AXE Kilo bodyspray since the new package design. It is not that I use a lot of your deodorant, I’m not an extremely odorus or sweaty person. The problem is that each of the cans I have purchased has been defective. The nozzle of each of the three bottles is partially blocked by the housing it is in. This results in the spray being blocked and going everywhere.

Since I have tried your new package design, I find that I get far more of the product on my hand than I do my armpit. I notice your new package states that AXE is an all-over bodyspray. Is this a sly reference to the fact that I have absolutely no control of when and where your product will end up?

I recently learned that your product was developed in South Africa. I am sure, much like Apartheid, that it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Best of luck in the future,
Robert Mungo

I saw you crying… I saw you crying…

Dammit, I hate it that dance-y pop music makes me work faster. Right now it is all about Alcazar and ‘Crying At The Discotheque’, the only song ever written that references Richard Gere.

But whatever helps me finish this site!

Amplified Shock

If I’d posted a few days ago, I would have posted in anger. I would have used every curse word I knew, and blasted the people who voted for Bush. I would have said things I didn’t mean.

I keep hearing people say they’re leaving the US. They’re heading to Canada or Japan, or various other places. They tell others that America holds no meaning to them and they no longer hold any love for America.

I just can’t let go that easily.

I may not have voted for Bush, but I still have faith in America. I still believe in the US.

There is a reason this election hurts more than the 2000 election. There was no real closure after Gore won the popular vote but lost the electoral vote. We spent four years making catty comments about how Dubya wasn’t really president, how he was only a pretender to the throne. We made up slogans based on that fact. “Let’s Not Elect Him Again” “Re-Defeat Bush in 2004!”.

Then he goes and wins the election. And despite some theories about the vote in some states, Bush appears to have won honestly.

That’s why it hurts. For the first time in 4 years, Bush can say he’s president and no one can argue with him. He won the popular and the electoral votes. No matter which way you count the votes and no matter how many times we demand for pencils and paper and a large box labeled “Ballots”, Bush won. The sting we would have felt if the 2000 election had been clear has been amplified by four years of doubt.

Now it’s clear, Bush is indeed President of The United States. Does that mean I should pack up my bags? Hell no. Just because your guy didn’t win is no reason to make arrangements to rent a duplex in Ontario.

Don’t leave. You should be proud of yourselves. George W. Bush was elected by the slimmest margin of popular vote that a sitting president has ever been elected by. Bush and Kerry were neck and neck all through out the night and well into the next day. Record numbers of voters turned out, throwing the system into chaos.

No one was expecting you to actually do your civic duty, America. Be proud. Don’t leave. Don’t say things in the heat of anger.

There are a few things that all citizens need to do. We need to forgive everyone else because frankly they have done nothing wrong. They stated their opinion, they cast their vote. They did everything you did, except their guy won.

Let’s stop pinning blame on people and just try to focus on the fact that everyone tried, in the way they thought best, to make America a better place. Let’s try to keep that spirit alive. Let’s try to heal that wound we have all been pouring salt into for the last four years.

Stick around, guys. Bush only has 1535 days left before a new president is inaugurated. That’s plenty of time to pick up the pieces, get a new guy, & win the next one.

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines…

There’s less than 200,000 votes between Bush & Kerry in Ohio, even though Fox News is calling it for Bush.

Do we get an Ohio tag on Fark now?

I can’t sleep. I just can’t. There are still people voting in Ohio. Make the bad men stop.