Once in a while, you need to just focus and see the beautiful things out there.
I went out to the lake near the house to get the dog tired. She’s been very active inside the house, probably because the weather has been so nice. She probably wants to chase all the rabbits that run around the yard, too. So we went to the lake and I threw the ball for her a few times. There is a particular place by the lake with a steep incline, so the ball travels farther and she has to work harder to run back to me. Well, after a few back-and-forths, she decided that she had enough. She took that ball and ran into the lake to drink some water and cool off.
I love this big, dumb, lovable dog. She has been with us for five years, bringing us 99% good times and the occasional headache when she decides to eat something she shouldn’t, clean a cat, or lose her bowel control in the living room.
Here’s a video of the whole “I’m going into the lake whether you like it or not” incident. I hope you enjoy it.
Again, Max Landis, nails it. This is the end to a short film he made about wrestling. It’s pretty entertaining, but the ending is where he nails it. It is where he explains to us why we need things like “fake” wrestling, movies, novels, and other kinds of fiction. We want to be entertained, because, otherwise, we’d go nuts. (If you’re a little confused by “Triple H” and the women on the screen… Max used women to portray WWE wrestlers. Triple H is one such wrestler, and Triple H’s story parallels the story of WWE from 1995 to the present.)
The College Humor people have done it again… They’ve gone done and made me think. I wrote a post about television the other day, about how it was somewhat of a “third parent” in teaching a lot of us about right and wrong. Well, here is a skit from CH on how maybe we should stop saying that our childhood is “ruined” when television shows from our childhood are altered by reboots, remakes, or sequels: Yeah, we need to keep things in perspective.
I don’t know if I’ve told this story before, but here it goes… A few years ago, when I was driving down to DC for classes almost every day, I decided to pull into a fast food place and grab lunch. I was a little rushed because I wanted to get to school early and do some readings before class. I pulled into the drive thru lane without seeing that a man in an SUV was trying to get there as well. I honestly didn’t see him,
The man started yelling at me. He used a lot of foul language. He even threatened to get off his vehicle and come after me. I tried to ignore him, but he kept honking his horn as I tried to put in my order. I ordered a combo meal and a slice of cheesecake. When I got to the window, I asked the girl to give the cheesecake to the man behind me. I pulled ahead afterward and waited to see the look on his face. She gave him the cake and he looked over at me. I waived at him. He gave me the finger. I drove off. Continue reading ““How to deal with road rage””
I think I’ve posted this here before, but it’s worth re-posting. Today I take a biostats quiz and next week a biostats final exam. They’re known for their brutality. So let this be something to inspire all of us being tested in this and so many other ways:
It’s refreshing to see someone be open and very vocal about what being a “real man” is all about. Hint: It’s not about putting down women; we’re not in a competition with them. The interview runs for about 20 minutes, and each minute is worth it.
This is an interesting and eye-opening video. It deals with how women in Korea are treated when they become pregnant out of wedlock. You think the United States is “conservative” about marriage… Just wait until you listen to this:
It is a very sobering video from an otherwise funny and informative couple of Canadians who live in Seoul. It really showed me how different cultures can be really different while we here in America must look really weird to them. The statistics on abortion really rattled me. Yes, it’s a woman’s choice, but is it a choice at all when all the odds are against you like that?
We have very sophisticated computers to do everything that this eagle’s brain did to fly from the Eiffel Tower to its handler’s arm. I don’t know about you, but that blows my mind.
I still don’t understand how people can look at the Moon and not be amazed by it. I’m also confused as to why our elected leaders are making it so hard for us to get off this rock and go to places like the Moon or Mars or beyond. In the meantime, here are some great pictures and a video that I took.