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I need some answers. Why do people work in the suburbs and live in the city and vice versa? I have done a city to suburb commute for just TWO days and I already want to slit my wrists. You would have to pay me 500 million dollars to commute in this kind of traffic to work everyday. And it better be the best job known to man, like kitten babysitter or full time sleeper. 

I would only work in the suburbs and live in the city if I was DAMN sure there was some sort of commuter train I could take. Because after two days, the drive is already wearing thin.

You may be thinking, well hey, at least you can listen to music or do other fun things like smoke in your car  mid-commute. There are two problems. I no longer smoke (although by the end of this job assignment complete with commute God knows I may have started again…) and NO ONE PLAYS MUSIC. I’m sick of all my CD’s, so I try to listen to the radio. Well, there’s only so much sports radio I can listen to. I can only listen to how awesome the Blackhawks are, how much the Cubs and Sox suck, and how Lebron James is the greatest thing since sliced bread so many times. Find something new to talk about. Like why people choose to commute.

And FM radio? Yeah, I’m thinking, well of course they’re gonna pump out the hits because rush hour is their bread and butter. But no. I have to listen to FM DJ’s talk. I thought they were paid to play music. The last thing I want to hear about is the many places you enjoy having sex. You are a radio DJ, therefore ugly, and I do not need to picture you having sex. Please do your job and play me some goddamn Miley Cyrus.

So what am I going to do to pass the time? My GPS lady only has so much to say. And I think it’s kind of sad that the highlight of my drive is when she tells me to “take the motorway.” (I mean really, “motorway?” That’s fuckin legendary). So if you have a hidden Chicago radio station that plays music or discusses interesting topics such as The Real Housewives of New Jersey, please let me know.

Pet Peeve of the Day: See above

Quote of the Day: “It ain’t no sin to be glad you’re alive.” –Bruce Springsteen

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05.10.2010

Good Weekend


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Two awesome things happened this past weekend. First, I got my first essay ever published. In the Chicago Sun-Times. Fuckin sweet.

And second, my new hero Spencer Pratt had two hilarious clips featured on The Soup:

Simply amazing. I think I may have to start watching The Hills. Is there anyway to just watch the Spencer parts?

Pet Peeve of the Day: People who do not love the endless entertainment that Speidi provide

Quote of the Day: “Facts are meaningless – you could use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true!” –Homer Simpson

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Shit.  Okay, here we go…

I am kind of ashamed.  But I must admit, I have joined Twitter.  Well, not I per-say, but my blog has (@how2Bawesome) so follow it up!  That was how I was able to make my peace with this whole thing–I will not be telling you what I had for lunch or what location I “checked in at,” but you will know when new blog posts are up.  And obviously awesome things of note (but only worthy of  a maximum of 140 characters) will be featured.  And it’s an additional way to connect to my readers and/or gain more! 

I have been thinking about it for a few weeks because at my internship where I blog, we use Twitter to get more readers.  It’s another way to transmit our information and connect with others, so I have witnessed firsthand the benefits of Twitter if used carefully…

Okay, I think thats enough justification for one day.  See you on Twitter…

Pet Peeve of the Day: Italian Beef with no au jus.  Honestly, who serves it that way?  And in CHICAGO?  Damn you un-named restaurant, damn you.

Quote of the Day: “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

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A crazy cat I used to go to grade/high school with is releasing his first album today entitled “New Peace.”  And before you get all what-up-with-you-blogging-about-this-amateur-shit let me tell you this isn’t like “yo come see my friend’s band play at a bar.” 

Arlen Hart is legit.  And how many awesome pianists do you know these days?  Exactly.  If you need more convincing, check out this legendary piano interpretation of Outkast’s “So Fresh So Clean,” Talib Kweli’s “Hostile Gospel,” and Snoop’s “Gz & Hustlas”  (yeah, you read that sentence right):

So do yourself and your ears a favor and pick up his new album! 

For more on Arlen and to hear some music off his debut album, visit his blog!

Things I Live For: When Arlen would make scrambled eggs at 1AM when he was hanging out with Biggie and my young mind would wonder what kind of tomfoolery required eggs so late at night

Quote of the Day: “I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame.  I simply follow my own feelings.” –Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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…if you want my respect.  (In honor of opening day at Wrigley today, woo hoo!!)

1) A knowledge of baseball 

2) Clever heckling lines (read: not “you suck”)

3) A willingness to boo the home team

4) A thirst for beer (read: not mai tais)

5) A hate for any unofficial mascot (read: Ronnie “Woo Woo” Wickers)

6) A couple quarters to use the payphone (read: because you will not need to be on your mobile during the game, standing up and waving at people across the field)

7) A jersey in which you commit to a team member (read: not blank, and not your last name)

8 ) An interest in baseball

9) Sticky hands (read: if you catch a ball in the bleachers you will not throw it back)

10) A pen (to keep score with)

And bonus points if you bring the day’s sports section! 🙂

Pet Peeve of the Day:My incessant need for socks because otherwise my feet become ice

Quote of the Day: “I don’t wanna end up in a room alone–don’t wanna end up someone I don’t even know.” –Tom Petty

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