Identity Crash

October 8, 2007

You are reading my WordPress blog right now…well, one of them anyway. Like others out there, I have multiple blogs whose status range from “updated regularly” to “all but abandoned”. These blogs make up a minuscule portion of the social networks that I am registered with. This is a fact I found somewhat troublesome when I took the time to think about it. Below is a list of the networks/sites that I am registered with.

43things, couchsurfing, del.icio.us, facebook, flickr, livejournal, livemocha, myspace, pownce, sounddomain, yelp

Those are just the sites whose main focus is social networking. Now add in sites like Netflix, which are there for other purposes, but have social networking built in. Also add the endless list of message boards and forums of which I am a member…and you have a online identity overload. Think of all the quality time wasted on sites like these, especially when I don’t even use half of them anymore. It may be time for a little social network purging.

Mayonnasty

July 24, 2007

I finally found some people who share the same hatred/fear of mayonnaise that I do. The stuff is just gross. I hate the taste, smell, and even sight of it. I thought my case was extreme, but some of these people share the same thought patterns I do. I don’t like being near an open mayonnaise container for the fear that it will somehow get on me. Like the symbiote attacking Peter Parker (hope there are some nerds reading to catch the reference). I guess I just don’t understand how egg whites and oil sound appetizing. I feel like mayonnaise has already spoiled the minute it is made, the FDA clearly isn’t doing their job.

But I digress. Let me know if there is any food that you really just can’t stand, they may even have it listed on the same site. Though, I doubt that anything listed will be as gross as mayonnaise.

A Nation’s Sorrow

June 7, 2007

There has been an ugly trend in the NHL as of late. Actually, there have been two ugly trends…the first of which is nobody watches the sport. However the trend I am writing about does not concern the fact that hockey doesn’t get the recognition that many believe it deserves. My post tonight is regarding Lord Stanley’s Cup, and it’s champions for the past several years.

The Anaheim Ducks won the Stanley Cup tonight with a game 5 win over Ottawa. This makes the Ducks the third consecutive “warm climate” team to beat a Canadian team at their own game. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fairly patriotic fella’…and love to see the red, white, and blue do great in any sport. However, it just doesn’t seem right that in the world of professional hockey….a Tamp Bay team beats a Calgary team, a Carolina team beats an Edmonton team, and an Anaheim team beats a team from Ottawa.

It’s not the idea of Canada losing to the US that bothers me…its the idea that they are losing to teams with beaches, and relatively low snowfall. I don’t expect kids from Toronto to win a surfing competition, and I don’t expect a team from Tampa Bay to win at a game that is played on ice…when the only ice in Tampa Bay is found in Bahama Mama’s.

Lets look at some figures that may help illustrate my frustrations. Take the attendance percentages of the conference champions for each of the past three seasons. The warm climate teams have averaged an attendance percentage of 89.6, the Canadian teams have averaged an attendance percentage of 99.96. Hockey is not just a game in Canada, it is a huge part of life…it just means more to them. I’m not trying to take anything away from the fans of the Eastern Conference teams, but I can’t help but feel for Canada.

The feeling struck me as I was watching game 5 tonight, and the lead in from commercial was a shot of kids surfing at the beach. I imagined how pissed I would be if I was a Canadian, sitting at home with my Labatt Blue…watching my team get pounded by a team originally named after a Disney movie, while the local fans surf the Pacific.

Again, this is just an observation…I’m not trying to take anything away from anybody. Ducks, great job on getting the cup. Canada…there is always next year.

ex-box

May 24, 2007

Rings of DeathDear X-Box 360:
I can’t say I’m very happy with how you have been acting lately. I’m not sure where you got this “three red lights” thing from, but I don’t find it amusing. Now I have to send you off to Texas for repairs. I feel like you just got here, and you are already hitting the road. At least they have extended your warranty, it makes the situation a little more bearable.

I won’t lie, your timing could be better. I just bought you a gamefly subscription, and this is how you repay me? Frankly, the whole thing makes me sick. Regardless, we are still close…and I wish you a safe return. Hopefully your friend in customer service will have everything to me as quick as possible, even if I did have to spell out half of our conversation.

Sincerely,
Patrick

P.S. – Please don’t mess with Texas, from what I understand…they frown upon that type of thing.

$einfeld

May 23, 2007

I was listening to EITM this morning, and they were discussing the top single heiresses to billion dollar fortunes. I was surprised when they listed Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as I had no idea that her father was a billionaire. Classic Elaine
This summons the questions, whats up with the career?? Don’t get me wrong, I love Elaine Benes as much as the next chap, but did she really have to do “Watching Ellie”? It obviously was not a financial decision…unless her dad is holding out on her.

I should stop now before I get worked up about Seinfeld being canceled.