Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Deciding Factor?

With the economy the way it is and the only way to avoid a new Great Depression is to use a very large sum of taxpayer's money, I noticed that Bush called John McCain and Barack Obama to a summit to discuss the best plans of action.

I think that both candidates should accept Bush's invitation. Frankly, I am not impressed with either of them. A situation like this actually could be a deciding factor in the election. Say one candidate or the other found a workable solution. Wouldn't that prove which one had the best leadership BEFORE the election?

Go for it, guys!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Why ???

... Why do travel videos suck? They either use bad photography, annoying hosts, resort to cheap laughs, or just get plain out boring...

Having some international friends, I went ahead and checked out some travel videos on DVD about their countries.

... Dang... I need to just get a video camera and go take vacations to visit these friends and make my own travel videos.

... Anyone want to fund it? (Haha...)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Up And Across

Monday, I got a pay raise. I'm now making ALMOST as much I did when I'd been fired last year. Five cents less than it was.

Work's been slow the past couple days, which is good, seeing as we have some new hires to train.

Today, I took a survey about YouTube and my time spent on the internet. I found very little was about YouTube, and quite a bit about me, and, oddly, it asked me questions about a topic that I had indicated that I wasn't really interested in. (Automobiles. I don't own one, and considering my pay, it'll be awhile before I'll get one.)

Y'know... being a single 22-year old in Springfield, Missouri, living alone can feel pretty weird. Yet, except age, I know there's other people in similar situations... Some in even weirder ones...

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thank you, everyone

I'd like to thank everyone who's offered their condolences for my loss of Scot yesterday.

I think I'm all right now, Audrey and Shaun, and even some friends who I've only had online communications with, were all quite comforting. One friend brought it up so many times in a brief IM session, I had to stay "Okay, you can stop now..."

The worst thing was that a pet trusts you to care for it, and well, what happened isn't exactly an action of that.

The worst was coming home today after work and realizing that no one was there. Even though he'd usually greet me with claws, still it was nice to be appreciated.

It'll be awhile before I trust myself with a new pet. First, I might want to get a less-deadly couch. This couch sits firmly on the floor. If it had had legs, Scot would have had more than a fighting chance.

Thank you so much for the words of comfort. I guess even though some live thousands of miles away and hours apart (due to time zones), I have caring friends.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

An Accidental Death

I no longer have a pet.

This morning, I was picking up my couch, then set it back down.

What I didn't see was that my cat (well, actually kitten), Scot had ran under the couch as I was putting it down.

I didn't discover what had happened until hours later, when I looked under the couch and found his body crushed underneath it.
I couldn't believe it...

Right away, I called Audrey, and all I could say at first was "Scot's dead."

Well, I talked to her, and while I was bagging the body, she called Shaun, and Shaun called me, and while I was talking to him, Audrey came over, saw the scene, and gave me a couple hugs and saw me off to the dumpster.

(Yes, he deserves a better resting place, but when you live in an apartment building, what can you do?)

Man... It's one thing to have a pet die, it's another thing to have it die because of something you did.

I was able to get some photos of him on my MySpace last night... Here's the one I liked the best:

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Dumbest Bumper Sticker Ever...

I was walking through a parking lot, when I noticed a bumper sticker on a truck that read:

When Bush Entered Office, Gas Was $1.46




Wow... I am so impressed by how ignorant we are and we want to blame everything that goes wrong on the president, especially the one that's being replaced in a few months.

Now, do I think Bush is blameless? No, our system is way too screwed. Really, our whole government is to blame. But remember, the government is run by people... People like us... People who are apt to stupidity...

But blaming Bush for gas... Stupid. It's because of (risks sounding like a prick Republican) 9/11. Because of that, we had to take a guess who was responsible. Maybe some presumptuous decisions were made, but I seriously can't blame anyone for making them. Our nation was attacked, we had to take action. Even though some bad decisions were made, even though too many people were killed, we had to do the responsible thing.

So, a president had to make a decision and we all pay the consequences. It's happened before, and it's happening now.

So, we pay extra at the gas pump. It could be worse...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Dream Dork

I had a weird dream last night. It reminded me of an issue of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen. In that issue, Jimmy gets doused with a liquid form of Kryptonite, and gets temporary elastic powers.

In my dream, I got a brief electric shock, no harm done, then I got doused with some weird fluid. I kept thinking I'd get super powers, but all it did was dry out the skin on my hands.

Sure, I may be a dork, but in my dreams, I'm an uber-dork!

Monday, September 1, 2008

This is why I should be writing movies...

Saturday, I was talking to a friend about the Fantastic 4 movies, and wound up coming up with a great idea for the unlikely-to-happen third movie. (Fox, you seriously screwed it up!)

Sue is pregnant. Reed discovers that her mutation because of the cosmic storm back in the first movie will cause complications in childbirth, so he arranges to help deliver the baby.

Johnny: single as ever.

Ben and Alicia: still doing great. They're at a diner, which gets robbed by a strange woman with long, prehensile hair. Ben calls Johnny and they follow the woman, who it seems is a homeless mutant. She identifies herself as Medusa and asks for protection from Gorgon.

Gorgon soon reveals himself and attacks the Fantastic Four and kidnaps Medusa. Ben and Johnny follow, while Reed gets equipment ready for following Gorgon. Alicia stays with Sue.

As the three follow Gorgon, Johnny spies a mysterious young woman who hides from him, until he "flames on." She says Johnny is "one of us," and leads him to a secret room, where he finds Gorgon and Medusa. Gorgon recognizes him, but Medusa explains that she did not need to fear Gorgon, because Gorgon is trying to bring Medusa back to Black Bolt, the true leader of the Inhumans.

The Inhumans are a mutated race of humans, who have special abilities and powers. Maximus the Mad has usurped the throne, and is trying to imprison all the Inhumans so as to kill the human race and give the Inhumans a new home in Earth.

Reed, Johnny, and Ben join the Inhumans to the Great Refuge of Atillan. After fighting Maximus' army and freeing Crystal's dog Lockjaw, they destroy Maximus' Atmo-Gun. Maximus uses his other secret weapon to create a negative barrier around Atillan that seals in the Inhumans AND the three members of the Fantastic Four!

Reed's chest communicator goes off. It's Alicia. Sue is going into labor.

They demand that Maximus tell them how to destroy the barrier. He tells them that Black Bolt knows how. Medusa asks Black Bolt, who communicates silently with Medusa. She translates that Black Bolt can destroy the barrier, but in doing so will destroy Atillan. The Inhumans agree, realizing that the Inhumans and mankind were meant to live together.

The Inhumans and Reed, Ben, and Johnny take cover as Black Bolt speaks, causing sonic waves that destroy the barrier and Atillan.

Crystal has Lockjaw take them to the hospital where Sue is having the baby. They are told it's over.

Reed thinks Sue is dead, but it's not so. Someone came in who knew how to take care of the complications due to the mutation: Victor Von Doom. All Doom asks in return that the baby be named Franklin Richards. (Reed adds "Benjamin" as a middle name, smiling at Ben.)

Doom leaves quietly.

Johnny and Crystal talk. They have fallen in love, but Crystal tells Johnny that she and the Inhumans need to find a new home.

And there we go. A plot for a movie that will probably not get made, all based on comics...

Augh... I have too much time to think these out...

Next week: Spider-Man 4, 5, and 6! (Just kidding...)