Come Back (Light Therapy)

I’ve been back for 22 hours now – it was an all-day trek and then some to get back from Miami, and I’ll have more fun to explain tomorrow. My system is right off its rocker because I was going to bed at 3AM every night on the cruise, so here it is 1:30 and I’m not tired yet. Gotta get back in the groove.

Thanks to Cliff and Alex for posting while I was gone. My comments after a brief once-over:

a) Cliff, the water on yet?

b) I have no use for NASA in general. Can someone tell me exactly why we’re still allowing our tax dollars to go towards useless trips into outer space? Unless we’re planning some sort of simultaneous jump to Mars when the Earth starts to burn up I fail to see how this is more valid than health care, education, or me owning a PlayStation 2.

c) The Atkins Diet is crap. Alex’s opinion does not yet matter because he hasn’t been on it for over 12 months. Just because it helps you lose weight doesn’t necessarily make it good. For example, you could lose 25 lbs instantly by slicing off your head, although I wouldn’t recommend it. Eat smart, and eat less than you work off. I don’t agree with either “eat to live” or “live to eat”, but I’m pretty sure there’s a happy middle.

Most importantly..

SOMEBODY GO TO THE JAYHAWKS/JOSH ROUSE CONCERT WITH ME ON TUESDAY!

Cheers!

Cheerio!

Well, the time has come for me to bid adieu once again. I’m leaving my wife to guard the homestead, and that’s not at all frightening. The frightening part comes in who I’ve left to guard the site…

Alex, Kip, and Rob will be taking turns guest blogging from now through Thursday, and Lord knows what they’ll talk about or say. I’ve known two of them for about 20 years now so they might have a few interesting things to say. Give them comments and zonks to make them feel at home.

Since I’m demonstrating all week in London I won’t be near a computer that I know of so this should be the last you hear from me for a bit. Y’all have a good week, and take care!

Cheers!

Dear Crybabies:

Clive and Michelle – this means you. As noted in yesterday’s blog entry regarding Christmas gifts to fellow bloggers, I noted I had perused wishlists to obtain these fine gift ideas. Unfortunately, the two of you have not yet discovered Amazon apparently, and have not created publicly accessible wishlists that allow me to faux-purchase an item you wish to own. I did check. Now CHOP CHOP quick go and make lists, post them on your sites, and I’ll pick something to pretend to give you. :) In the meantime – Clive, you get a $100 gift certificate at Itops and a Venti Tazo Chai, non fat. Michelle, you get a new kilt and some overalls. ;)

OTHER THINGS RICK HATES:
* Why can’t I download the new Tribe of Judah album on the Internet? I’m a poor boy who can’t afford to pay the exorbitant retail prices, that’s assuming I could even find it in Canada. I will buy it eventually but I want to hear it NOW. Stupid Kazaa.
* Explain to me what’s so difficult about driving on dry roads when there’s snow on the grass in the fields alongside you? The roads are DRY. Speed up or clear a path, slapnuts.
* Why can’t I buy the new G.I. Joe figurines in Canada? Wal-Mart gets about four of them in a year after the US gets them, and they’re wickedly overpriced. I just buy them online, but it can’t be that hard to import them here. Don’t even get me started on Toys’r’Us, they don’t even make the effort.
* Speaking of Toys’r’Us and effort, why does their site suck so large? I can’t find a single thing of valuable interest there. It’s all toys for babies that are entertained by paper and buttons and certainly don’t need me to pay $30 to ship some wacky Tech Deck thing here.
* Charles Schultz is dead. :(
* If this brain surgeon suing Augusta to limit clubs from only allowing men is successful, a man should immediately demand entry into the Women’s Field Hockey Team, the LPGA, and the Girl Guides. It’s the same thing, rocket scientists.
* Why can’t hockey cards be $2 for a pack of 10, look nice, and not have more subsets than Rosie has cupcakes? I like hockey, I like cards, I don’t like spending $7 for 4 cards and a chance to win a chunk of Jim Korn’s 20-year old soiled jersey.
* Why can’t the blogging community stop from getting in a mass public squabble every four months over NOTHING. My apologies to those of you who have randomly selected links down there on the left only to read moronic blatherings of people who are either too high on self-importance or so needy they’re kissing up to the others. Just shut up and type.
* Martha Stewart is still on my TV.
* Bobby Flay is no longer on my TV.
* I can’t buy Mourning Widows albums in North America.

Venting has ceased.

Cheers!

Future Paradigm

Alex’s FutureParadigm.com was mentioned in an article in one of Canada’s national newspapers, The Globe and Mail yesterday in an article on blogging. The article can be read online here. Apparently the print version may have had an accompanying photograph of Alex, which is kind of neat. I get to take a bit of credit as the guy that encouraged him to get a blog up and running and do the (frequently daily.. grr..) maintenance and HTML coding for it. If you haven’t visited the site recently, do so. It’s not a personal blog by any means, which is why he got in the article, but it’s very good.

Cheers!