I was driving home last night and thumbed through my iPod, trying to keep myself going even though my head was splitting. And there it was. Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." And I listened to it. I always listen to it. There's something about this song. I don't know what it is, but it's a … Continue reading #049–Why is “Stairway to Heaven” THAT song–THE rock song many can’t ignore or stop listening to?
The Universe strikes again with something I can work with. I have excellent hearing. Even now I can hear Starbucks' sound system through my wrap-around headphones, which are on to diminish the noise so I can write. Also, it was to tune out a whole different noise that I couldn't define (but I assume was … Continue reading #048–Why do some people play music on their phones without headphones or earbuds in public places?
Seriously, they're best buds, they belong together. Okay, I'm sure the basic question has cropped up a lot in the past few decades. Heaven knows there are already a million pages google can find for you. Correction, 86 million give or take a few. So what's one more? My basic research has come up with … Continue reading #047–Absurd Sunday Blitz Q: The Hot Dogs vs. Hot Dog Buns Question…good business or stubborn tradition?
(Image from theconversation.com) I am one of those people. I am a true crime book reader, and a fan of movies, miniseries, documentaries, and t.v. shows about true crime. I find myself watching, fascinated, by what's going on, or what happened in a particular case. It's not about a fascination with the killer exactly; it's … Continue reading #046–How much would the conversation change if the media focused on the victims instead of the killers?
I think we're all in a pretty lousy place this past year. There was a meme people passed around that became my mantra on New Years Eve, 2016: "The first rule of 2017: do not talk about 2016" What sucks is this year is shaping up to be more of the same, if not worse. … Continue reading #045–What do you do when you need a mental health day, but can’t get off work for it yet?
(Photo Credit: nbcnews.com) I am so sick of this crap. I'm sick of these killings. I'm sick of these "woe is me" stories of a guy who can't hack it and says "screw the world, I'm taking you all down with me." I'm tired of white men (NOT BOYS, DAMMIT!) who haven't figured out that … Continue reading #044–Why don’t they call white male mass shooters “terrorists”?
You probably noticed I haven't written in a week. Too many 14 hour days of work and crises have infiltrated. Add some horrible "sleep" to that, because now I ONLY seem to dream about work. I've touched on this problem of working in my sleep already, but I haven't really had much luck (or much … Continue reading #043–Can we really change and control our dreams?
I'd love to know this one, because though I'm happy I'm getting plenty of hours, I'm wondering if there's going to be anything left of me by the end of this new month. And how I'll deal with a suddenly reduced paycheck when I'm back to two jobs instead of having that third one that's … Continue reading #042–How do people work multiple jobs, 12 or more hours a day, and not go crazy?
My 1st Absurd Sunday question, which may be a bi-monthly recurring feature (after all, we've had months of Dump making Monday through Saturday pretty damned mind-numbing enough). And those with 90s cartoon nostalgia might want to flex those memory muscles once in a while. Damn, I miss those days. Those cartoons were the best! This … Continue reading #041–My Absurd Sunday Blitz Q: Who would win in the superhero battle of Freakazoid vs. The Tick?
I am a big believer in pockets. I love pockets. I love them so much that when it comes to my weekend workplace, I wear my men's cargo shorts because they let me carry my flashlight, keys, utility knife, phone, radio and other equipment I might need. They let me do my job. I was … Continue reading #040–Why don’t women’s pants have useful pockets?