A few random tidbits to note.

Don’t have a lot of time for writing much today, but wanted to mention a few things in passing while I had the chance. So here they are in no particular order:

  1. Finished Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince early this morning. That’s part of the reason I’ve not written a whole lot of blog entries the past couple of days. Was devoting more time than usual to getting through the book. I’ll probably write more about it later, but right now I’ll suffice it to say, “Damn!”
  2. I’ve gotten a couple of potential submissions to SEB lately that were interesting, but too short. Consisting mainly of links and a rough one or two sentence description on what they’re about, I’ve decided to hold off on posting them until I can work them into a decent entry to read.
  3. There’s also a good article I came across the other day about the supposed violent-video-games-makes-violent-killers argument that several folks have emailed me about since I first saw it that I intend to write an entry about before too long. Again, just wanted to mention that I’ve seen it and I agree that it’s a good article so folks don’t think I’m ignoring them.
  4. I’ve recently discovered the insanity that is Adult Swim’s animated series called Robot Chicken. It’s the sort of show you might end up with if my buddies Hairboy and Eric Paulsen (who sometimes writes for this site) were to get together and make an animated series using action figures. In other words, it’s sick and wrong and I laugh my ass off every time I watch it.
  5. I am really bad about responding to emails unless it something that pisses me off or pretty much demands an immediate response and I’d like to take a moment to apologize publicly for that to anyone who might think I was ignoring them. I read every email that comes in that isn’t obviously spam and I get quite a bit due to the popularity of SEB. So when a reply doesn’t immediately come to mind I’ll hold onto the email so I can respond to it later only to forget all about it for several days. It’s a bad habit and I’m working on improving it.
  6. This spot left intentionally blank for something I wanted to say, but now can’t remember what it was. I’ll fill it with something worth reading once I remember what the hell it was I was going to say. Until then, just forget that this line item actually exists. It’ll be important later.
  7. I destroyed my first door today. Our bedroom door has always been a tight fit that made closing it entirely not only difficult, but unwise. Last night, however, the evening cooled off enough that Anne managed to close the door all the way. Naturally when she got up to go to work this morning it wasn’t as cold in the room and the door expanded enough that we couldn’t get it to open. I ended up on the floor tugging on the bottom of the door because it was the only place I could get a good grip. I ended up pretty much ripping the bottom half of the door out of the frame before the top half would open. This has happened once before a couple of years back, but I was on the other side of the door and used my not inconsiderable weight to pop it open then. Wrong side of the door today. I have no idea if the apartment complex will charge us for destroying a door, but we’ll find out soon enough. I must say that it sure filled me with a testosterone glow to see how much damage I was able to inflict on a poor defenseless door.

OK, that’s all I have for now.

9 thoughts on “A few random tidbits to note.

  1. I destroyed my first door today.

      “Les Hulk smash puny door!”  “Stuck door make Les Hulk mad!!!”  Hehe.  Probably about the only thing that you could do about it.  At least you are strong enough to manage something like that.  How embarrassing would it have been to have to call 911 to get you out?  “Uh, can you send someone over to break our bedroom door down?  We’re kind of stuck in here.”  Plus, now you can actually get a door that fits.  Crap, you’re renters though, right?  Well, hopefully the landlord will be understanding.

  2. Hey Les,

    I also have completely fell in love with Robot Chicken on Adult Swim.  I think Seth Green (a.k.a. Scott Evil and Chris Griffin) is one of the creators.  I recognized his voice in some of the skits that I have seen.  The Superfriends/Real World skit was complete genius.  I also liked the Charlie Brown vs. The Great Pumpkin skit that was on last week.

    Also, thanks for your helpful discussions of ADHD.  From the symptoms that you have described in various postings I started suspecting that I too might have ADHD.  I spoke with my doctor and I am now on medication to treat the symptoms.  I find that my quality of work has improved, as I am not as easily distracted/bored doing tasks I dislike.  I don’t think I would have talked to my doctor if I had not read about your experience with ADHD.

  3. Ha! The only reason I started watching Robot Chicken was to eventually catch the episode making fun of Teen Titans (since that’s the only show I watch other than MythBusters anymore), but I’ve come to love it on it’s own.

    Funny door story for you.

    My step-brothers were fighthing once (over something stupid since everyone in my family is a geek), and they endedup bumping a door rather hard. Well, the doorknob collided with a fish tank and broke it. It was great watching my step-mother freak out over fish, and then making them clean the carpet up.

  4. That’s it. I must now use “testosterone glow” in everday speech, at least three or four times a day, for a week or two.

  5. Brent, just call me Mr. Vocabulary.

    TB, I’ll make a note to do that.

    Tish, if a woman uses that cosmetic too much do you think it would make her cockeyed?

  6. I destroyed my first door today

    You’re slow. I put my head through a (glass) door back in January.

    Walking into the office with a bloody face was… interesting, to say the least.

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