Mar 29, 2010

Deep in the heart....

"People are more engaging in Dallas," he told me. "You'll find people will say hi to you just walking down the street. Folks are a bit stand0ff-ish here in Seattle."

He was right on both accounts.

After what was quite possibly the best steak dinner, if not meal, I've ever had Kelly and I decided to grab an after supper drink at The Keg. We sat and consumed our beverages in a mostly empty bar talking about the scrumptious food that filled our bellies. She then got a weird look on her face.

"Did you see that," she asked?

"No," I responded.

"That girl just walked out on her date," she said.

This revelation, which I was unaware of, was overheard by a couple sitting near us. Kelly and the girl made eye contact and were thinking the same thought. She decided to mozy on over to us and let us know more about the date that went awry.

She was cougarlicious with her tight jeans and t-shirt that screamed she worked out every day to keep an appearance that she was younger than she really was. Sadly for her the face and hair told us she once rocked it to Foghat live.

The woman plopped down in a chair next to us and told us the story of what happened with the two. Her man stood uncomfortably near us obviously embarrassed by his gal's drunken demeanor. Still the woman filled us in.

Apparently the guy went up to go to the bathroom and the woman went up to the cougar's man, who was sitting alone awaiting his companion to get back from the restroom, and asked him to tell her date that she was taking off. The guy asked why she couldn't do that, but the girl responded saying she could no longer stand being around him. She then made her exit.


Kelly responded to the story saying she thought something was up. The cougar loudly exclaimed her excitement as both me and her date weren't paying any attention.

"You guys," she said pointing at me and her date. "I'm sorry, but you men are clueless about such things." She grabbed Kelly's hand and started shaking it to where I thought her arm would rip out of her socket. Cougar's boy toy attempted to talk her out of dismembering my date, but it held little value to her as she continued her excited proclamation about how guys notice nothing.

"We were busy paying attention to our ladies," I said to her, but she didn't buy it as she restated her belief that males have the inability to multi-task our perceptions. I didn't bring up the fact that we're masters of that craft especially when boobies are involved. I should've.

The man in question returned to find his gal had left the building. He whipped out his cell phone and started making some calls, but it was obvious he wasn't reaching anyone. We sat quietly as he noticed he was in a fish bowl and we tried not to stare, but couldn't help but fix our gaze on his reaction. He quickly bolted.

The intoxicated cougar finally stood up much to the delight of her date and I wished them both a good night. The guy gave me a look that said 'Thank you for being so patient. She's a firecracker in the sack, but damn I can't take her anywhere.' Yes we guys may be clueless as to our surroundings, but much like women we can give a glance and communicate almost telepathically a thousand words.

I have no idea what went on with the poor bastard that got ditched. He could've been a slimeball and was asking her to go home with him so he could wear her ass as a hat, but I'll never forget the look on his face when he realized this gal couldn't even muster the courage to say the night's over directly to him. Granted I've been on some dates that were less than fun, but thankfully nothing like that has ever happened to me.

I'll be offline for a week or so as I take on a new adventure in life. More to follow...

"Men don't care what's on TV. They only care what else is on TV." - Jerry Seinfeld

Mar 23, 2010

Everything's bigger...

Tomorrow I fly to the great state of Texas for the first time ever. As I understand it I'll be escorted down George Bush Hwy...God help me.

So yesterday started the endless rant of dumb from all sides of the public concerning the Health Care bill recently passed by the House. Teabaggers the country over cried the act as socialism and were against any government involvement on health care. Liberals denounced it saying it didn't go far enough. Lastly there are those so confused about the events of the last few months they don't know what to think, even though the information has been presented numerous times in various formats.

I find it hilarious that teabaggers (I refuse to call them by their preferred name, tea partiers) who preach love for the beloved constitution are the same folk who will call for succession when the process allots for something they don't agree with. I guess trying to change a law they're unhappy with is unthinkable.

Liberals are just as annoying as they've seem to forgotten that Congress passes each and every bill through a series of compromises between parties and interests. Usually a bill is passed and then is amended many times over the years. No it's not a perfect system and shockingly I won't go into a pretentious rant while quoting Churchill, but you can do something about it.

The bill passed. If you're not happy with it fight to change it or shut your apathetic mouth. And joining a group on Facebook doesn't count.

Oh and make me some clam chowder in a sourdough bowl while you're at it. Hey you can't ask me to go to a restaurant or anything with all that dreaded socialism they're involved in such as OSHA, L&I, sales tax, etc. That would be un-American. I don't want to pay to have someone be safe at their line of work or be forced to eat FDA approved food. I will not support such commie ideals. This is the land of the free so get your ass digging in the beach and serve me up some fine lunch, cause you don't want me to give my money to our Kenyan/Muslim/halfbreed/evolutionist/Marxist President. Oh did I mention his middle name is Hussein? Think of the children!

"Real Democrats don't make promises they can't keep." - Howard Dean

Mar 22, 2010

Wiwille has been tagged.

I've been tagged by two lovelies Miss Ash and Jlee. My assignment is to list five likes and dislikes which is no small task. There are so many traveling through my brain it's hard to narrow it down to such a small list, but I'll try anyways.

First with the dislikes:

1. Seattle drivers. - I know I complain about them a lot, but seriously the stupidity on the road in this great city is mesmerizing. Recently there has been a lot of round abouts installed in many intersections, which I would normally declare to be a good thing; however people around here are slow to understand exactly how they work. No one uses their turn signal, so you can't tell if they're going to stay on it or veer off. Often times I'm stuck at one waiting for a chance to go, because no one is signaling they're going right.

2. Posting personal drama on Facebook. - I empathize with those who've had rotten luck in the match making department, but I hate logging into Facebook and seeing them talking trash about their exes, especially when I know all parties involved. It's incredibly tacky. This also applies to those who post links to articles about politics that they have little understand of and people who feel an incredible need to start a religious debate on a social networking site.

3. People who yell at service workers for things beyond their control. - Having worked many low paying jobs that required me to give friendly service I was often baffled at how many people would bitch and moan about things that had to have known were beyond mine, or at times anyone in the company's authority. It's especially tiresome when you're standing in line for something and the person in front of you is screaming at some minimum wage jockey about things irrelevant to their line of work.

4. The fact that Jersey Shore is a huge hit. - I hate my generation sometimes.

5. People who think they're smarter than they really are. - Then again it's kind of fun to remind them of how dumb they look when you point out that their only source of topical information comes from The Daily Show.

Now for likes.

1. Reeses Pieces - It's food of the gods.

2. Hearing the right song at a cool moment. - I love it when you're out and about and some song comes on that really fits with the moment you're having whether it be alone or with friends.

3. Boobs. - I mean really is there anything better than a nice pair? No there isn't.

4. Guiness. - There are few things I enjoy more than sipping a good pint amongst friends.

5. Driving at speeds unsuitable for God and man. - I do have a lead foot at times.

I won't tag anyone. Do as you will.

"People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them." - Dave Barry

Mar 21, 2010


Over a year ago I posted about my colleagues and their bathroom habits, specifically those who are so frightened of people peering into a stall they hang toilet paper over the space between the door hinges insuring no one sees the activity. Yes my fellow coworkers are a bit modest while they poo and wasting restroom materials seems like a good idea to them. They don't exactly go green.

Sensitive to their plight of another guy possibly seeing their manhood the company responded. They installed metal trim on the doors to keep away the admirers of men who poop. Freedom is now ours in our small cube.

Sure I'll miss the fun of someone's eyes peering into the stall and I announce that my stance is indeed not wide, but is really giving guys that much privacy a good idea? Usually people behave better when they feel they're being watched. Just saying...

"Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men." - Ayn Rand

Mar 18, 2010

Thursday Music

My parents finally joined the internet community for the first time recently. Yes they've decided to have high speed access installed in their home much to my horror. These are people who call me for assistance in finding their 'My Pictures' folder on their operating system.

Yes they call for anything tech related hoping I can wave a magic wand and suddenly all electronic devices in their home will be operable and have easy to follow input devices. This is a typical conversation I have with my folks when they call:

Me - "Okay, can you click your start menu?"
Parents - "Right or left click?"
Me - "Left."
Parents - "Once or twice?"
Me - "Just once."
Parents - "Okay I have on the screen...(they'll list everything they see)."
Me - "Okay. Click the Control Panel icon."
Parents - "I don't see that."
Me - "You just named it in the list of everything you see."
Parents - "Oh yeah. Let me put on my glasses again."
Me - "I'll wait."
Parents - "Oh wait. The screen disappeared."
Me - "The screen disappeared? Is the monitor blank?"
Parents - "No. The screen just went away."
Me - "....wait. Do you mean the start menu is no longer there?"
Parents - "I think so. I now see...(they list all the icons on the desktop)...."
Me - "....wait....wait stop. It's okay. Just click the start button again."
Parents - "Right or left click?"
Me - (Slams another beer) "Left click."
Parents - "Once or twice?"
Me - (Cocks pistol and holds to head.)

So in honor of the elderly trying to work devices that are completely foreign to them I bring you this butt rock tune about mothers and Facebook:

"Sandra wishes all the boys would learn manners from Edward. --- Justin wishes you would learn portion control from Bella."
- My favorite Facebook status update and comment yet.

Mar 17, 2010

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Last month a number of couples were having sex thanks to a holiday named after a Catholic saint and today many will drink themselves blind in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland. I'm sure they wouldn't be incredibly happy about how their namesake is remembered, but I for one am glad to have fornication and alcohol as part of our collective holiday celebrations. Not that I need an excuse to do either....

About four years ago I posted about a news story in Mobile, Alabama where a large community believed they saw a leprechaun in a tree. A couple years later it finally went viral and major news networks were attacking the producers for airing the segment in the first place as it didn't exactly paint the black community in Mobile in a positive light.

It's worth repeating:

The staff at One Bad Apple wish you a safe and happy St Patrick's Day!

"It could be a crackhead dat got hold to the wrong stuff!" - Local skeptic.

Mar 16, 2010


You may recall a friend of mine who was once turned down a second date by a lady for being too fat. His misadventures in dating continue. His pain, our comedy.

"So I went on a date last week."

"How'd it go?"

"Not well. Turns out she is a he. No I didn't find out THAT way."


"Yeah. I walked in and I knew something was wrong from the beginning. He/she....."

"....wait. Wait. Back up here. How'd you meet her/him?"

"Met her/him/it on Craigslist."


"Well she...I'm going to refer to her as a she from now on just because it's easier....She sent a really cute pic. Nice eyes. Pretty smile. Turns out that was from five years ago and she gained a bunch of weight. Wasn't even cute for a guy."

"So you mean a photo on the Internet was not a good representation of her in real life? Imagine my shock."

"Yeah I know."

"So I'm afraid to ask, but I will anyways. What happened?"

"Well we were at her place talking and she said 'I'm not exactly a she honey'."

"And you did what?"

"Well I was actually nice. I'm a nice guy. We sat and talked about it a bit and she told me about being a transvestite. She considered herself a third generation transvestite. Not that her parents were, but she believes now that she's liberated just like modern females."

"How did it end?"

"I finally got sick of it and told her I was leaving. She said she'd see me around. I assured her that wouldn't happen."

"I'm so sorry I'm laughing, but you went out with a dude."

"Yeah. This would happen to me."

I'm still in awe that this conversation actually took place.

I do feel sorry for people who have issues with their physical identity. The pain of hating how you look must be overwhelming, but still the guy could've been up front with it. Then again this is something I'll never let my friend live down.

Yeah I'm cruel.

"Your ethnic or sexual identity, what region of the country you're from, what your class is - those aspects of your identity are not the same as your aesthetic identity." - Stanley Crouch

Mar 15, 2010

True grit

While I'm not one to promote violence I do love stories of would be robbers getting their ass handed to them by the elderly. I grin from ear to ear when I read about some old person beating some thug who attempted to take someone's belongings or commit some random act of jack assery.

Everyone has seen the infamous video where some nutty old man on a bus took issue to being punched by some guy over an argument that I've yet to understand. It was entertaining for sure, but kind of sad that those two lads couldn't just act like adults and walk away before things got bloody.

The other day I watched another video where an older man was losing money to scratch tickets in a convenience store when some horses ass decided it would be a great idea to hold the place up while wielding a pistol. The nutty old man took a break from his lotto and pulled a knife, stabbed the robber, and chased him out the door.

Yes he brought a knife to a gun fight...and won.

Amazingly enough the perpetrator didn't shoot anybody and had a look on his face of 'sweet mother of god this is really happening' as he bolted out of there. The crazy fat man got himself a good dose of post fight adrenaline and scared the living hell out of everyone in the place. He finally got a good breath in and went into a rage induced speech which included "I'm a retired fireman and an ex-Marine sergeant. I like to fight....I like to fuck....and I'll kill some son of a bitch who tries to rob me."

I'm putting that line on my Christmas cards this year.

Godspeed you crazy old bastard. Godspeed.

Thank god no one else got hurt.

"If I have any appeal at all, it's to the fellow who takes out the garbage." - Lee Marvin

Mar 13, 2010

Wiwille has another fifteen minutes of fame

A friend of mine was searching for my blog and came across a news article in The Guardian, the U.K.'s famous news source. The story was concerning the International Day of Peace. Designed by a filmmaker to get the world community to have a one day cease fire the day is largely ignored as you might expect. Still it's a nice little dream.

The Guardian decided to quote bloggers regarding their thoughts on this day and they included your author amazingly enough. I'm not sure why as the post was largely tongue in cheek, but it may have been to offset the more serious quotes they pulled from the blogsphere.

First Time, now The Guardian, tomorrow....News of the Weird?

"Wiwillie has more personal qualms with it being the International Day of Peace today of all days: This really spoiled my plans to knock out the jackass at the gym who keeps singing Coldplay loudly, but alas I must do unto others today." - The Guardian

Mar 11, 2010

Thursday Music

You will hate me for posting this and I don't blame you.

I have finally found the worst song I've ever heard in my entire life. It's so awesomely bad it makes me long for the fine quality sound from a Winger album.

I'm not kidding folks. It's the 'Star Wars Holiday Special' of music. I know the Internet has given us some real gems such as Benny Lava, the guy singing about how Jesus is a friend of his, and the infamous Numa Numa, but this find is so awful my literary skills are too elementary to describe just how terrifying it is.

With that I bring you the worst song I've come across to date. If you make it through the entire video you deserve a medal.

"If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk." - Oscar Wilde

Mar 10, 2010


So I'm reading through my email and my friend decided to forward me another message she got from that Social Me application. Keep in mind she's never talked to this guy before. My commentary is in red. Enjoy:

This morning I woke up missing you even though we've never met. Is that crazy? (Yes. Yes it most certainly is.) I hope not because it's not the first time. (Apparently you have multiple instances of crazy.) I have been looking everywhere for you, sometimes wondering if you actually exist outside my dreams. I can't tell you how many times I've had to struggle to convince myself that the idea that you are out there hoping I find you isn't just sentimental drivel. (Here's to hope.) It's been hard almost every step of the way and I have to confess I even gave up a few times. (As they say, if at first you don't succeed quit, cause you suck at it.) Something keeps telling me you are waiting. Something keeps telling me you are lonesome. Something keeps telling me you need me as much right now as I need you. And that little voice has gotten much more persistent in the past months (My little voice keeps telling me to light my computer on fire and give up on online communication altogether. Sometimes the voices are right.), leading me to expand my search parameters (Beats cruising the high schools).

I'm sorry I haven't been there to hold you when you cry (Yeah you seem so cuddly with that goatee that went out of style in 1997), to take your hand, warm your feet, stroke your hair, to make you laugh (Trust me, this email is comedy enough), to kiss you softly and make you feel like the most special girl in the world. I'll make it up to you, I promise (You can start by complying with one of your multiple restraining orders). My greatest fear is that you gave up on me and settled for something less because we both know we were meant to be together. (We do?) It's my fault if I let you down (Damn right it is. Now move to Boring, Oregon and think about what you've done.). I guess I let the world get in the way.

Do you wonder about me, wonder what I'm like, what I do, what I look like? (I wonder why you're allowed in public.) I'm sure you have a pretty good idea who I am, but maybe you want to know a little more about the man who thinks about you day and night (All I need to know is that you have no idea where she lives). For starters, I don't feel worthy of you (then stop emailing her and date a girl you found on, that much is for certain. I haven't done or accomplished nearly enough to possibly warrant your affections, but I will spend my life trying to become all you deserve (So get back to her when you become dictator of a small third world country). I think who I am as a person should go a long way, because I know you value honesty, integrity, intelligence, a sense of humour and a soft, kind heart (She values not being bat-shit crazy too.). But, I hope you also find me to be romantic, handsome, talented, interesting, articulate and successful.

The problem is I am lost without you. And I'm tired. I'm tired of going to bed alone and waking up alone (Get a cat, or seventeen). I'm tired of going for walks by myself, looking into every face I pass to see if I recognize the warmth, kindness and grace that I've been looking for (Well he is kind of articulate, but seems to have the mindset of someone who cries while they masturbate). In spite of how hard I try to hide it, I'm sure it must show, the fact that I am pretty much sad all the time. Funny because no one really knows that. (Yeah it must be hard for people to guess you're a real downer.) It's probably because, rather than being a boo-hoo kinda sad, it's more of a fundamental melancholy. The world is a cold place when there is no one around to help you keep warm. It is difficult to have a spring in my step and pursue all the good things in life, when I am so preoccupied with wondering where you are and if I'll ever find you.

This year I have decided to get ready, to find my smile again and get interested and interesting. (Oh you are interesting I'll give you that.) Learning some new tricks like playing guitar, writing more prolifically, language lessons... (How about social skills?) Over the past couple years, I've all but stopped dating (Was it you that stopped or was it the fact that you scared every female into buying mace?) because I was just going through the motions when I knew in advance I only wanted to be with you and couldn't possibly have feelings for anyone else. I'll continue that path, because it's hardly fair to lead someone on who has no chance. When we do meet, (When?) I want you to meet the real me, the one who has been buried beneath the weight of the world (Yeah, it's so tough living in a first world country.) for the past few years. I know we'll recognize each other and in that instant so many layers will just melt away forever.

So, who am I and what is my life like? (Oh please do tell. I can't wait to hear about the life of the emotionally unstable.) Well, I was raised in a safe and stable environment by parents who instilled me with unwavering morals and ethics. If there is such thing as a functional family, mine would be the one by which all others are measured. (And your mental stability is proof of how much influence your family has.) Writing it this way makes it sound boring, but every one of us has such a ridiculous sense of humour and craving for fun that life was never boring.

My favourite thing to do is to write. (And I'm sure your readers are thankful.) It is also one of the things I dread the most and find the most exhausting. I think I am very good at it but, at the same time, I am often plagued with protracted writer's block of biblical proportions. (And yet it didn't happen in this novel sized rambling you decided to send to my friend. Lucky her.) I have written a couple books (What fascinating reads they must be.), one self-published, along with several other shorter pieces and have foolishly committed myself to achieving some measure of success as a storyteller. That has been a bit elusive and led me to suffer through some pretty long, lingering periods of self-doubt. (I have a feeling this gent may be losing an ear at some point.) To be honest, that persists to this day. I am realistic, however. Or maybe I am just hedging my bets. Either way, the point is I do have a real job while I pursue my dream. (So how did you happen to find a career in being the Mitzels bear?)

I also love to read and pretty much qualify as a bookworm. The Power of One, From Here to Eternity, Immortality, the Kite Runner, Garfield Takes the Cake (Okay ladies. If you find a guy who reads Garfield I want you to run. Don't walk. Just pack your belongings and move to a different state. It's for your own good.) ...all stirring and memorable. I also like to be aware of what is going on in the world and am drawn to political science and history books (Dan Brown doesn't count pal.) that help bring everything into focus.

I get a lot of exercise and usually go to the gym 4 or 5 times a week, but not because I have something to prove, I just enjoy it. I like to run, play whatever sports, but don't take any of it overly seriously as far as competitiveness.

What else...I like subtle perfume. (What perfume do you wear then?) I'd rather go for a long walk on Sunday morning than watch sports. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition makes me get misty and I don't care who knows it. (Now I do like me a rom-com every now and then, but reality television gets you to tear up?) I watch boxing and mma. (Damn it we have something in common.) I love a wide variety of music from hip hop to 60's rock and roll but prefer silence. (I prefer your silence.) I think the only thing pugs are good for is baiting a hook with. (WTF?) I'm a cat person (Most pansies are.) but find some dogs to be exceptionally charming...but not charming enough to pick up after. Anyone who says a kiss is just a kiss isn't doing it right because a kiss is magic that makes your head swim and the more the better. (Like how he went from dog crap to kissing? Interesting seqway there pal.) I have calluses, (Most lonely men do.) can fix basic mechanical stuff, (I bet you're proud of the day you fixed your Ewok catapult toy) have worked construction, (Dressing up like one of the Village People on Saturday nights doesn't count) like to wear jeans and a t-shirt and go without shaving, look good in a suit and will never lose my hair. I don't know when the 'guy code' in this world went from chivalry to bros before hoes. It hasn't for me. Sometimes I am an opinionated hothead, but I am never mean. I'm mature but a big kid and little kids love me for it. I'm shy until I get comfortable. (So shy you don't mind writing this nonsense to a stranger.) My friends and I trust each other with our lives. I've broken four bones in my life but never worn a cast. (So you're deformed?) I hate watermelon. (Now that's information she really needed. She's spent her entire life looking for someone who's against fruity melons.) Aliens, Goodfellas, The Princess Bride, Better Off Dead, The Sound of Music, Lord of the Rings and Jaws are some of my favourite movies. (Damn it. More we have in common. If I find anything else I might have to kill myself.) Impressions of Bill Cosby and William Shatner crack me up. So does Bugs Bunny. I've been in three fights, all involuntary and lost one badly. I think babies are neat but I'm afraid of them. (Way to show off your fine parenting skills. When girls hear babies are 'neat' they just melt.) The phrases "at the end of the day" and "make no mistake" drive me crazy. I like to say "great caesar's ghost" and "for the birds". (That must make a few panties wet when girls hear that.) Spiders freak me out, but not as bad as they used to. (Oh christ another thing we have in common. Goodbye cruel world.) Tigers are my favourite animal. I think mankind has a lot of explaining to do. (As do you apparently.) Ron Paul would make a better president than whoever either party nominates. (Oh gee a Paul-tard.)

In writing this, it occurs to me that I spend too much time alone; (This occurred to you just now?) some of that is self-imposed exile because I just enjoy doing things by myself. (Forget to take your meds again?) I'm an introvert, there is no denying that. At the same time though, I often wish I had someone there to really talk to and get to know me. (You do have a cat.) I have a small circle of very good friends, but even that connection has its limitations. It's been a long time since I have allowed someone to get really close and I can't wait to have that feeling again.

There are a lot of things I can't wait for. (Like sanity?) I can't wait to feel your warm fragrant skin against mine, to see you wearing one of my shirts, to spend an entire day on the couch beside you, hear you laugh, (wear your skin as a shirt) listen to your secrets, know your past and plan a future. I can wait to serenade you, to sing in the car with you, (give you a doll made out of my hair) run you a bath, hit you with a snowball, write your name in the sand, be seen with you, kiss you in public, (rub myself in Vaseline while you pour hot wax on me) pour you a glass of wine, watch you sleep, have you put your cold feet on me, get scrutinized by your friends, make you happy, tell you I love you and share a beautiful life.

Wow...just wow.

"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you." - Rita Mae Brown

Mar 7, 2010


At times I empathize with those looking for love. Some people just aren't socially gifted at finding a mate while others may have difficulty making it happen. It's a laborious process when searching for the one, but there are people online who seem more than willing to assist.

I posted a while back about a friend who uses some Facebook application called 'Social Me'. I'm largely unfamiliar with it as I've never used it, but apparently its main purpose is for strangers to meet and interact online. As you may expect she runs into some interesting characters. Take for example the gent pictured here who wrote her the below message out of the blue:

"I'm not rushing into being in love. I'm finding fourth grade hard enough.
Honey, I know I am not perfect, just like everybody else, but I am looking for pure love and ready to devote my life for it like nobody else can. I want a divorce � to divorce myself from all my worries and focus entirely on you and our love. I will be where your troubles end and your happiness begins. I will help you not just to touch the sky, but to reach beyond it � to cast away all your chains. Nothing will be impossible for us, my dear, just give it a chance

See you later."

Okay I'm stealing that first line.

"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw." - Fran Lebowitz

Mar 4, 2010

Thursday Music

I need more excitement in my life. Sure I can complain about my existence being dull with all the crazies I encounter, but I want something more. But what?

I figured this morning my life would be much cooler if the Top Gun anthem played in the background after every accomplishment I make. If I happen to beat a yellow light through the intersection, the song will be played. The sweet melody of the guitar would echo throughout after cooking a dinner, getting a kudos at work, or an orgasm. I would raise my fist triumphantly listening to the amplified wail accompanied by the soft piano....wait a minute. This song kind of sucks.

Yeah it's bad, but damn if it doesn't stick in your brain for hours.

"Every single time I start to do a picture, without fail, I feel as if I don't know what I'm doing." - Tom Cruise

Mar 2, 2010

More weird dreams from Wiwille

So after a good night of drinking Australian black beer and eating a doner I rest my head to sleep. Oddly enough I had one of the weirdest dreams I've ever had in my entire life.

I was a Rider of Rohan from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I was a sergeant at arms and my job was to lead a squadron on a special mission. We rode along with thousands of other horsemen ready to attack a village that was gearing for war with us.

Apparently the people of Rohan were being attacked by a neighboring nation who's state sanctioned religion was telling them that their God was ordering genocide. The soldiers went out on horseback to quell this.

We came upon a village that seemed prepared for us. As we stood on horseback a top a hill overlooking the town we all drew our swords and yelled "ONE, TWO, WE DECLARE WAR ON YOU" for whatever reason. We charged the gates and I hacked every body I could see.

My job was to destroy the church in the center of the town. I ordered my men to follow me into the building, horse and all, and we were met with short looking men in robes with devilish grins. They were brandishing spears and started to attack, but we quickly dispatched them. I knocked over a row of candles which set fire to the place. I told the men to get out of the building and burn it to the ground.

As we watched the flames engulf the church the general approached me and congratulated me on destroying their faith. I told him I was hesitant on feeling that we accomplished anything of real value, but he got angry and spoke about how important it was to eliminate the 'religion of death'. We then started riding to our next destination across these large plains when the dream ended.

"All war is deception." - Sun Tzu

Mar 1, 2010

What is a yute?

"Well I'm off," I said to her. "Wish me the best of luck."

"Good luck," Flavia said to me. "Hope to see you again."

I was about to have my first driving experience in Australia. After spending days riding with Kelly and Mark and catching my breath every time they turned into the left lane I decided it was my time to brave the roads.

I step into their Ute (Yoot) and get prepared. A Ute is very popular down under. Basically it's an El Camino with the bed removed and fitted with a utility like back end. I check the gauges and play with the manual shifting for a bit. It was odd having to switch gears with my left hand, but I decide it's time to test my skills on the road. I turn over the engine and pull into the left lane.

I was on the road, illegally I might add, but surprisingly it went better than expected. Driving on the left hand side of the road didn't feel that awkward. I mean it felt kind of uncomfortable. It's sort of like waking up with hangover and not showering nor shaving then you hit the grocery store and run into an ex-girlfriend who's there with your boss and they're buying supplies for a weekend road trip.

Ok it wasn't that weird.

Every time I turned right I ended up flicking on the windshield wipers. Other drivers probably thought I was drunk.

As with most countries outside the US there were roundabouts everywhere. They became kind of a challenge, but I didn't eat up too much of the clutch. I pissed off a few Aussies by going right with the wipers on instead of my turn signal.

"And suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension." - Ayrton Senna