Thoughts 10 posts

Posted on June 27, 2009 / Thoughts

Life changes. That is, hands down, the worst part. But somehow we are psychologically conditioned to accept these changes and allow the flow of time to continue to pull us along. 100 years ago people only had memories, but now we have visual proof; we have, within a single photograph or a 30 second video clip, a parallel universe that contains those memories, which live on, forever looping, and consistently bringing those memories back to life.

Before you go ahead and call me "Sentimental John", you should think about this within the context of your own personal history. After viewing some photos an old friend posted on facebook, i suddenly had a glow in my heart, a nice warm feeling of home, friendship and the essence of childhood. And although...

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Posted on February 07, 2009 / Technology


I had a brilliant idea the other day! Absolutely brilliant. Don't know where it came from but it might make a great iPhone app.

So I won't lie (and you knowyoucan't either), I've been guilty of drunk dialing. In fact, I've done it a bunch of times. Luckily it's only happened twice since college. But nonetheless, it is something I do. And there are a lot of people like me who are similarly guilty of drunk dialing. And we all have those friends that are habitual drunk dials, yeah they are bad. BUT! But I have a solution. What is it? Install an phone application that requires authentication for phone calls made after a certain time at night, i.e. 2am.

What the hell does that mean? Simply, if it's after 2am and you're trying to make a call then...

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Posted on February 06, 2009 / Thoughts


Now I'm not going to sit here and lie, us Chicagoans are notthattough! Nope! Sorry, jersey, we opted not to take all those steroids (hence why our junk has not shrunk!). We definitely wouldn't beat them in a fight, that's for sure. But there is one thing that makes every Chicagoan a tough son of a bitch: cold ass wheather! Unlike most of the world 20-40 degree wheather, to us, is like the chill you get when you step out of the shower on a winter's morning. that shit barely phazes us. It'll take a -15 degree wheather (without the wind chill), a broken heater and at least a 3 foot pile of snow to hold us back!

Recently, London experienced a "snow storm" that essenetially incompacitated the entire city. Apparently, London doesn't experience...

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Posted on December 27, 2008 / Thoughts

Everytime I'm forced to write an "About Me" section for any kind of social network I find myself wondering how exactly to describe myself. What would I say that really depicts my character the best. Yeah, I say I'm a nice guy and this and that, but apparently I'm not. Apparently people see me differently.

Therefore, I'm opening up my Facebook profile "About Me" section to the public (friends that is). It's called WikiMe and the point is to cooperatively describe your friends to the best of your ability. Let be honest, fair and correct. Use this post and add comments to it and I'll add those comments to my facebook about me section for the world to see.

Interesting, maybe? An experiment, definitely! Am I scared, yes! Have fun!

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Posted on December 23, 2008 / Thoughts

Throughout college I found myself watch entirely too much reality TV. Mostly, I found myself watching MTV's Next to fall asleep. Unfortunately, I found myself watching numerous other reality shows throughout my stay in Boston. The more reality TV that I watched I began to uncover an unusually common theme between ALL reality TV: I noticed that all these reality "actors" possessed immaculate teeth. Seriously, perfect structure, perfect form, perfectly white.

To avoid any awkward questions, the reason I "noticed" these similarities is because there was a good couple of months when I was a bit self-conscious about my teeth. I have great structure, but I smoke enough to keep them at a slightly off white tint. But that's not it! I had braces and...

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Posted on December 13, 2008 / Thoughts

While having a conversation with a friend the other day, I referred to something as "weak sauce"--as I typically do--and she asked that I define "weak sauce" and not only that but also provide a proper etymology of the word. So I did. And now I would like to share this info with you. Enjoy.

Usage

"yo, this hot sauce isn't hot, it's weak sauce!"

"this phone sucks, it's weak sauce!"

"my computer barely works, weak sauce!"

"you're girlfriend is a terrible girlfriend, she's weak sauce!"

"this weed doesn't get me high, it's weak sauce!"

Definition

To really understand "weak sauce" we must first understand "aret", a greek word meaning "something closer to 'being the best you can be,' or 'reaching your highest human potential.'" Thus, a knife of aret is...

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Posted on December 10, 2008 / Thoughts

Although Chicago has it's fair share of wind, the nickname "the windy city" does not in fact refer to the amount of wind that is typically experienced in Chicago. Nope. In 1885, the Clevland Gazatte published an article called "from the windy city" and it explained the illegal political moves that Chicago made against federal laws. This seems to be a recurring theme, especially throughout the past few years. As most people already now, this week has ben pretty much embarrassing for all Chicagoans. Actually, it's been really fuckin embarrassing.

It was only a few years ago when our former Governor, George Ryan, was arrested and soon after resigned from office for breaking federal laws by distributing or selling unqualified truck licenses....

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Posted on November 27, 2008 / Thoughts

I think there are certain Unspoken Codes to drinking. Whether you are in a bar, at a house party or just drinking with a few friend, there are codes of ethics and etiquette thatmustbe upheld regardless of the situation. Now don't get me wrong, there are also certain rules of mayhem that take place if the situation is right, i.e. drawing on someone's face if they fall asleep on the couch with their shoes on, etc. But the focus here is the ethics and etiquette of drinking while everyone is conscious. (i realize that conscious may be a vague reference here since we've all be drunk and drinking and probably not actually conscious of the fact that we are awake and drinking, i.e. my birthday). But the codes are not my focus here, my real focus...

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Posted on November 03, 2008 / Thoughts


For the past few months I've watched the presidential candidates tour the country, talk about their beliefs and standpoints and absolutely tear into one another. I think it's actually been quite entertaining--all the hostility, that is. But for the past few months I noticed one particularly interesting correlation between the potential President of the United States, Barack Obama, former rockstar Tommy Lee and Moviestar Paul Walker (I know that "moviestar" is definitely not a suiting term to describe Walker, but lets go with it for now). You're probably thinking--what the hell do these guys have in common? right? We'll it's simple. They all share overhyped popularities!

Paul walker starred in a couple of terrible movies while exhibiting his...

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Posted on September 28, 2008 / Thoughts


After I accidentally clogged one toilet in my house I decided to use my cousin's bathroom to avoid any more clogging sprees. When I sat down I noticed a stack of Men's Health magazines sitting in the corner. Since I was about to spend a little time in the bathroom I decided I'd pick one up and start reading. The first page I flipped to was the advice section for how to deal with women in a variety of ways. So I started to read about how women that are interested in you will mimic your movement and positions, how women are more likely to hit on a guy to sexually arouse him, and how women who watch porn are better in bed.

I won't lie, I kind of felt like a chick reading a cosmo article about guys. I won't lie, I've read cosmo! But it was because...

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