True story, all of this stuff is driving me insane:
– Right this second I’m sitting in Barnes and Noble. My head just exploded from rage. But please don’t pity me. Nothing severe happened. It’s just that the internet, which is the only reason I am sitting here eating a quiche filled with shit cheese and shit corn and shit broccoli, stopped working. Well, not stopped. But just stalls every time I try to watch this video on youtube:
I haven’t watched it yet, but I bet you’ll enjoy it. Everyone else who has access to Reddit has certainly enjoyed it today. But not me. I’m just sitting here, tapping away on my keyboard, wondering if this post will ever make it to the internet, and scorching the roof of my mouth with scalding ricotta. Yes, Barnes and Noble, this cold, wet, gnarly day seems like a fabulous time to replace your toaster. I’m sure everyone wants cake for lunch.
– Since you’ll never read this (because of the shoddy internet), I’ll mention some other things that make me irrationally mad. Like my blog reader Lisa Zollner, who reads my blog for a week and then kindly “suggests” that I use “since” when I really mean “because.” Listen, jerk. I would never make rookie mistakes like that. That’s one of those things that’s always made me irrationally mad as well. But since you’re here, why don’t you go eff yourself?
– Wow. I don’t know what’s in this quiche, but at this moment, I’m guessing a combination of bourbon and lactose. Two of the things that appear friendly at first, but sneak up on me and send me into a surprise of rage.
– People who watch standard definition channels when the same show also airs in high definition and claim not to notice the difference. Like when I wake up in the middle of the night and imagine that I can see the clock without my glasses. We all know it’s better in high definition, figure out the channel, even if it’s 3:IG in the morning. Most cable providers have a formula for figuring it out. On my TV, the HD channels are all exactly 500 higher than the standard definition counterparts. Example NBC SD is channel 4. NBC HD is channel 504. (504-4=500). HBO SD is 300, HBO HD is 800 (800-300=500). Uncanny!
– Blowdryers. By far the loudest of all household appliances, and conveniently the one most likely to be used when a spouse remains asleep. Maybe I’m extra sensitive because Anne and I live in a smallish apartment, and I am lucky enough to be married to a woman who never leaves the house without perfectly coiffed hair, a beautiful smile, 2-5 inch heels, perfect make up, a calm glowing demeanor, a joke or two to lighten the mood, a hundred interesting topics to discuss, and a reminder that I’m amazing. But god damnit when she’s blow drying her hair and I’m trying to sleep, I want nothing more than to rip the cord right out of the wall, slam the hair dryer down onto the ground, jump on it until it shatters, sweep the shattered pieces up into a pile, burn the pile, put the ashes into a bag, and shove the bag right up… In other words, I wish there were a blow dryer that didn’t make so much noise.
– Those people who drive either 1-5 miles slower than I’d like to be travelling when they’re in front of me? Or the ones who drive 1-5 miles faster than I’d like to be travelling when they pull up behind me. This is my left lane, you dick. I learned this in defensive driver training.
– That drawing. Just look at it. It’s so bad and stupid and dumb and lame. Who drives like that? What’s an asshdi? Why is the exit sign falling over into the road? Would those tires even work? Why is my arm the length of an entire car? Why don’t the other people have eyes or ears or arms or faces or steering wheels or airbags? How do they even get into the car since they don’t have doors? Don’t you mean “because,” you idiot?
– The day I decided it would be okay to use my gmail account to sign up for things. Because it’s not like the reason that I switched to gmail was all the spam I was receiving. And I promised that I would never let it get that way with gmail. Now I wake up and have 45 emails every morning. Like I need a daily report about golf tee times in the middle of the winter? I clicked unsubscribe on one of them and it made it worse. Remind me not to do that when I get my google glasses.
– Google glasses. I’m not ready for this. Also, they seem douchey.
Okay glass, post this to the internet.
– Well this is awkward. Apparently Barnes and Noble had lost power because of the massive rainstorm outside. That’s why the toaster wasn’t working and I had to eat quiche. It’s also why the Internet was slow. It’s also why they fixed it right at this second, which happens to be one minute before I have to leave to go to my appointment.
– I didn’t proofread this. I hope that’s on your list of things that make you irrationally mad.
I am a chronic procrastinator. I signed up for a class on creativity and have a project due Tuesday. But I’m hunkered down at my in-laws house so I can’t do the work.
I’m pasting the assignment below. If anyone out there lives in non-hurricane locales and wants to help a brotha out, then please contact me.
It just takes 15 minutes! I think I win the creativity prize if I can crowd source this.
1) Go to at least 6 different stores. They can be at the same shopping center or different locations. Spend at least 15 minutes in each store making OBSERVATIONS using the lab guide for reference. Take photos to capture your observations.
2) Create a presentation that captures your INSIGHTS and HIDDEN OPPORTUNITIES. What types of things had you missed before? What were your biggest surprises? Are there opportunities hidden in plain sight?
Use your photos to highlight your insights. Your presentation can be in the form of slides or a short video.