Autumn Leaves Me Cold
I hear lots of people talking about how much they love the fall.
I love the heat. Give me a nice dry heat, so that I can wear shorts and a t-shirt; and can feel the hot sun baking my skin. That’s the weather I want.
I don’t want my choices about what clothes to wear to be influenced by a need to protect myself from the elements. I want my choices to be about… Continue reading
A few weeks ago I was poking around the stalls of a sad little farmers’ market, and I noticed that one of the “farmers” was selling dragon’s blood soap.
Naturally this caught my attention.
This was not just any old dragon’s blood soap, mind you. These dragons were those you read about in The Hobbit. I assume Smaug himself was… Continue reading
In a moment of weakness last weekend, I bought a second Wii U. It was the new Wind Waker HD edition.
I justified this outrageous and unnecessary expense by reminding myself that the cost was offset by the inclusion of the digital download of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. And by the inclusion of a digital edition of Hyrule Historia.
Neither of these, truth be told, is all that compelling. I will certainly eventually buy the disc edition of The Wind Waker HD. And I already own the print edition of Hyrule Historia.
The truth is that my original Wii U shipped with a crap gamepad that rattles when I move it. There seem to be loose components inside. And since Nintendo doesn’t sell standalone replacement gamepads, I have two options: deal with Nintendo’s support people and the arduous … Continue reading
I went to Chipotle this week. For lunch.
While one female employee was still preparing my burrito on the stainless steel countertop, another decided she needed something from a shelf below, and bent down to retrieve whatever it was that was stored there.
This brought her face to within inches of my… Continue reading
For more than a decade I have been drinking Americanos: three shots of espresso on top of hot water, in a 16 ounce cup. This drink is expensive at Starbucks, where it costs $2.75 in some parts of the US.
At Panera Bread, this same drink would have cost me Continue reading
Do you believe that homosexuality is immoral and that marriage is between one man and one woman?
Do you believe in God and in Heaven?
Do you believe that Heaven is a better place?
Because, if you really do believe Heaven is a better place, why are you clinging so desperately to life on Earth? Off yourself already, and get the fuck out of my immoral gay face.