This blog is where I post stuff I’ve thought about with some depth, things I try to connect thematically, and/or items I want to expand on somehow. But I come across lots of other stuff too, which I usually share on Facebook (or, if it somehow didn’t come from there, Reddit).
But Facebook stuff is hard to search through, and lately I’ve found myself really hoping to find something cool that I posted last year. Thus, I’ve started a Tumblr (which is quick and easy for posting, which this blog — for all its awesomeness, and for all of WordPress’s excellence — is not), which I have linked into my Facebook and Twitter profiles. So it will all stream through the Tumblr and into those outlets.
You are hereby invited to visit this new thing of mine, which will collect the shallow ebb and flow of online consciousness, memery, and lolz. Bookmark and/or add an RSS feed today!
On Tuesday of this week I left school with a wicked headache. I shan’t bore you with the reasons why, but I was desperately looking forward to a little nap before my appointment with the optometrist.
Imagine my anger and annoyance when, as I attempted to merge onto WI-30 (using an entrance ramp on which the construction workers appear to shift the barrels around daily, as a way to tease motorists and try to kill me), my left-front tire caught a flat. whap whap whap went the floppy rubber, and I pulled over.
I got out my little hand-powered jack and began lifting the car, at a very very slow pace. I nearly had it up enough to move the wheel when an enormous flatbed tow-truck (see picture) pulled up behind me. The following exchange then took place:
Truck Guy: Stop. You can stop with that crappy little jack.
Truck Guy: You’re being filmed right now. That’s why I’m here.
Ten minutes later he used his pneumatic jack and hi-power lugnut tool to slap on my spare tire and I was on my way. It was a totally awesome experience watching my tax dollars help me out when I actually needed it. How cool!
Now I love Big Brother. More cameras in the street signs, please!
And maybe don’t refer to the handheld jack that I’ve been sweating over for ten minutes “crappy”? I mean, I know it is, especially compared to your fancy thing that my tax dollars bought for you, but I had a hard freaking day, aiight?
Watch Chinny’s breakdown of the new GTA V trailer. Good stuff!
Today I’m listening to: Lotus! (I just discovered they’re playing in Madison tonight, but $27 for a ticket? What. Ever!)
Jason Gol!@%!er : About time, thanks, gobble gobeeehueeeeh
Jason Gol!@%!er : Where is our show? We demand it!
stulec52 : hey buddy, too busy playing PC games for a new podcast ??
Guest_4412 : Great syncast this week! About fifteen seconds in it sounded like you almost said :"synesthetic.". As a person who has synesthesia, I got very excited for half a moment. Oh, and thanks for the link to Philosophy Bites!
esp : Hey Bob good to hear from ya. I assume everything got worked out?
Bob : Hey Eric. Thanks for the hour of entertainment. You'll be happy to know your podcasts are not yet contrary to the values of the Sultanate of Oman. Maybe by next week...
esp : GEEZ! I'm supposed to be blazing through ME3 today, but instead I'm writing diatribes about politics.
BygoneApprentice : As a former student, I am thoroughly impressed.
Guest_752 : I like what you said about loyalty day. It seems to me Loyalty day is all about being a servant to the government, rather than the principal of liberty.
esp : Leave comments about the show, why dont'cha?
GH Rocker : wasson?
esp : Thank you for being my friends
esp : Yay people in the chatterbox
oldspicy : Hello!
Skulduggerer : ...on facebook chat
Skulduggerer : Been getting me some more Eric in my ears! Posted some interesting links from this side of the pond