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Saturday, November 6, 2010

point of view

As it turns out, there is a plus side to most things, perspective is very important to how things are interpreted.  For example, I recently have been diagnosed with the gout.  Which sucks, it sucks like nothing I've ever experienced except for the last time i gout a batch of gout.  Yes this is the second time, I've gotten it.  The first time it was medication induced and in my knee, this time I am not sure why, the doctor said, my uric acid isn't elevate from it's usual level.

As the election was just over and the tea party made an impact, some of whom were wearing good old fashioned tri-corner caps and knickers, in the founding father look alike mode.  Anyway, they all claim to want to return to what our founding fathers intended but you know who has some perspective into what the founding fathers wanted?  Me, good old Ben Franklin and I both have or had to deal with the agony of gout.  While Ben, didn't have the benefit of modern medicine, he was up late at night thinking, for the love of all that is holy stop the pain. But while he was up in the middle of the night, i am guessing he was contemplating, man kind and freedom from the shackles of the gout, which led to inspire Ben to dream of freedom from the shackles of gout, or Britain, which I am pretty sure are interchangeable terms.

Completely unrelated, but on the radio, i recently heard about a study done that determined wives do roughly 400% of the amount of house work of husbands, even when both are full time employees.  This is a stupid stupid study.  I am guessing, that men and women, do not split the chores evenly.  But that isn't what the study should have done, what it should have done was determine the hours of house work by single men and compared to single women.  I am guessing the woman still does much more work then the man. 

I lived in my apt, before I got married, for about 4 years.  Do you know how often I moved the furniture around?  Just once if you count the time i put it where it went.  Do you know why? because one it is in its place that is where it goes.  It has been my experience, if you get the house cleaned, and your are sitting around women will do things like think, you know the couch would look better of there.  What kind of craziness is this?  The worst kind, because women take credit for spending all day doing house for doing tasks they invented.  Where as I can get up clean the kitchen sit down and watch tv for the next 3 to 4 hours, and then I'll if you compared who did what, the wife will have done a ton more.  However, a good chunk of what she did, didn't need to be done.

I am not going to pretend that i do as much as she does.  I am thankful for that, but I am guessing she does less than if she was single, because I contribute.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I was reading some online magazines.  While I was on Time I came accross this piece. Which is an article on Time's newfeed site about the most stolen cars in the US.  Here is the list

1. 1994 Honda Accord

2. 1995 Honda Civic

3. 1991 Toyota Camry

4. 1997 Ford F-150 Pickup

5. 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

6. 2000 Dodge Caravan

7. 1994 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)

8. 1994 Acura Integra

9. 2002 Ford Explorer

10. 2009 Toyota Corolla

This list makes no sense, Say that 1994 Honda's where awesome.  How many are still out there?  I mean if in 2010 there are enough running 1994 honda's to have the top 2 stolen cars in the country it makes me think, maybe I should get a honda.

Completely unrelated to stolen cars, while maybe not completely unrealated, I watch the new karate kid and i thought, this sucks, I never imagined I would long for some crane technique.  But there i was thinking this just sucks.  Here is why, Ralph Machino played a great nerdy kid that needed to be mentored by a guy that had hidden ability.  Books are always what they seem.  I don't know the kids name but his parents are will smith and jada pinket smith.  He doesn't play the misfit very well.
Anyway at the end of the first movie, ralph won, but it was kinda believable.  Not really, but it wasn't just fantasy.  The end of the new one, the kid may as well have used a light saber.
I didn't like that.
I also watched hottub time machine, I like this one.  Actually it was crap.  just plain crappy crap, but it made me laugh and laughing is good. So It is exactly what a movie titled hottub time machien should be.
See the karate kid movie, i was expecting a cheer for the underdog, everyone can win if they try sort of movie, but what it was was a if you're a freak of nature and can do a standing backflip one leg, well it might work out for you.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

more movies

I watched 2 more movies, and let me explain my rating system.  Some movies are what you expect them to be.  To have one scale for all movies is just silly.  You don't watch a movie like X-men expecting quality acting, plot or character development.  However, to deny the movie is just good ole fashioned fun would be silly too.

That being said, I watched, Zombieland last night.  That is awesome.  If you like movies like Army of darkness, or Shaun of the dead.  It made me laugh.  Also there are important life lessons.  Rule number one Cardio!

That is a good rule to live by.  Cardio, saves!

Also, for those of you that long for the good old days, this is what is say, bite me.  I have gout.  Which, sucks.  It hurts like no body's business.  So i got diagnosed last night, got a 2 drugs prescribed to me, one of which is still under patent, and today, my foot only sort of hurt.  I do not want to go back to any time before these 2 drugs existed.

Monday, November 1, 2010


So I go to the doctor and the doctor said, no more monkey jumping on the bed.  Okay he didn't say that, but the other doctor who he is married to did say Go Tigers.  She is Auburn alumni.  We don't like her for that.

Right after the chit chat, I asked what the difference between MD and DO is and as far as i can tell, it is spelling.

Right after that they said, i gots the gout.  WTF is that?

I am not sure what causes it, but i do know it hurts like no body's business should hurt.

Completely unrealated, I've watch a handful of movies the last week or so.
  • An Education - This movie was okay, actually, it kinda sucked, It is about crappy people tricking people and is just crappy.
  • The Black Balloon - I sorta like this one, it is about people, real people dealing with real problems.  I liked the main flawed character.  Not that it is even the same kind of movie, but I watched "Up in the Air" a while back and thought, I do not like these people, who cares what happens to them.  This movie, I liked, because I did like main character.
  • Diary of a Whimpy Kid Granted I am not the target audiance, but I didn't like this movie for the same reason I didn't like Up in the Air.  Not only was/is a whimpy kid, but he made me want to punch him in the face.   Not that I would punch a kid in the face, or anyone for that matter, but I would like to think if i did, it would be someone like this kid.
In review, of the three movies i watched the one one that I would even casually recommend is the one, I had never heard of.  I mean it is likely I had heard of it since I put it in my netflix rental queue, but nevermind that.