I use an app called ifont to change fonts.
Oct 15, 2015
I use an app called ifont to change fonts.
Sep 26, 2015
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The lady is on the bench next to the gate to the park and as I get close to her she pipes up and says "you know your dog pooped in the straw but you didn't pick it up" WTF? I'm thinking to myself. This fucking bitch is going to try to school me on Dog Park Etiquette while she eats a juicy cheeseburger around a bunch of strange dogs? OH HELL NO! I told her it was a false poop and nothing came out to pick up... she kept trying to dog-par-guilt me into going back but Bruce had his leash on and was ready. Fuck that bitch. She's lucky there wasn't a bigger dog with less self control and a less observant owner. I wanted to call her out on the burger but we gotta pick our battles. Why are people so shitty?
Sep 22, 2015
It was fall 2002 if my memory serves me. My band was on tour on the East Coast. We had just played the previous night in Atlantic City making our way back to Worcester Massachusetts. It was an overcast morning traveling on the New Jersey Turnpike.
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Now, what most people living on the West Coast dont know is that all over New England are toll roads. And being that every time you exit you have to pay a toll, they've set up these convenient highway oases (oasises?) that you can enter from either direction without paying to exit the road. These usually consist of a large gas station, one for each direction of traffic exiting and a bunch of fast food and mini-marts all under one roof. KInd of like if a truck stop and a shopping mall food court had a baby. Since it was morning we went for the Burger King but to our disappointment this wasnt an actual Burger King. It was a truck stop express BK with premade food under a lamp with no employees. Being that it was nearly 11:30am. There were only a couple stale breakfast sandwiches left. So we turned around and saw a Dunkin Donuts. Being from the San Francisco bay area, we'd never really experienced Dunkin Donuts or knew what it had to offer. I ordered a maple old fashioned donut and some kind of breakfast sandwich I think... and a coffee. The nice lady working there asked if I wanted cream and sugar. I said yes expecting to get a couple packets of sugar and maybe a powdered creamer packet, but to my surprise she just handed me a lidded to-go cup of coffee. I asked about the accoutrements and she just nodded and said "its in there" In my head I was like "WHAaaaaatt?!!!!!!!!!!!" How do they know how I like it? I'm very particular about my cream and sugar levels... she never asked me. I was VERY sceptical. Then... I took a sip. Temperature, perfect. Coffee flavor, perfect. Cream level, perfect. Sugar level, PERFECT. OH MY GOD. I couldn't believe it how did she do this? I made sure to tell the woman how perfect it was. I was very excited and probably freaked her out a little. People can be a little more surly in the Garden State. I will never forget that cup of coffee. I've had coffee from Dunkin Donuts since but it was never as serendipitous as the Turnpike Dunkins. A few years ago they started selling the coffee beans at the grocery store and everyone was hyping how good it was. It wasn't that good.
Which leads me to the Ramones in Piersons Building Center. I've on occasion purchased a latte or mocha but in the nearly 3 years working there I've never purchased a regular coffee from Ramones. That is, until yesterday. It was medium roast. I added my own cream & sugar but damned if it didn't take me back to that foggy morning on the turnpike.
Kudo's Ramones. This is the
Sep 13, 2015
Sep 6, 2015
Am I wrong here? It irritates me when places don't have a soda fountain for soft drinks but have soda in cans. If they're up front about it I can make my decision to get iced tea because I'm going to want the free refills. And don't get me started on places with no refills.
So when I'm looking directly at a soda fountain, studying the selections when I ask for Coke and you bring me a can with a glass of ice and you never thought to mention this when I was ordering am I allowed to be pissed?
I would have fucking ordered tea.
Jul 22, 2015
When I get back the kids are gone, but they left a pile of trash behind. As I park I see Frappuccino cups blowing around my yard and the sidewalk. Sticky green Starbucks straws rolling up my driveway and stuck in the blades of dried, drought stricken lawn. Even the cardboard drink carrier upside down at the epicenter of the debris. I also would like to point out that today was garbage pickup day and no more than 5 feet from where they were casually trespassing was a line of empty trash cans they could have disposed of their waste.
What the fuck is wrong with stupid ass fucking kids? Does this make me the grumpy old man on the street? I mean, I tried to be cool and not shoo them away and this is the respect I get in return? I get a "fuck you and your free shade" from some ungrateful, rude, piece of shit mini-humans? I wish I could follow them home and let their piece of shit parents know what the fuck is up.
God damn this generation of fuck-offs that we have to depend on for the future. THIS... THIS is why the old grumpy guy tells you to get off his lawn. Because you have no respect for anyone else's property other than your own... and since you probably will never work or earn anything that is truly yours, you'll just be a shit head with shitty things fucking off and not giving a shit for the rest of your life.
I hope they all die in a school bus fire. That might have been a little too harsh.... but was it? Fuck those fucking kids.
Jun 29, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
Also, they have one of those new menus that's several big flat-screen monitors. One of them looks like Barry Bonds fouled one off on it. It's been like that for a while. But even after a recent full indoor and outdoor corporate remodel of the place, the menu screen is still broken. Priorities I guess. It's like the Applebee's here that got all new signs but they didn't repaint over where the old bigger signs were.
I cant say for sure or not but I can't blame the major food conglomerates for fucking up details like that. I think it's either lack of communication from the local franchise or that the morons that run the place don't notice or care.
You never see McDonalds or Taco Bell fucking shit up. And the Wendy's here nailed it. Their new restaurant is perfect.
May 26, 2015
I thought it was good. I'm not a scientist so I couldn't say whether the science was bad or not but most of it pretty much made sense to me the way it was presented except for a couple little things.
When they realized that because of the time difference that the doctor on the water planet had probably just crashed when they got there I thought that they should have been something they took into account before they wasted the fuel/time to go there. also, why were a handful of planets next to a black hole ever even considered viable homeworlds?
And when you come in for a landing and crash into ice clouds and see nothing but tundra I figure it's a safe bet to count your losses and head for the other planet. Sorry crazy Matt Damon. Also, you think there would be the technology to communicate somehow with the base camp before they land. Initiate the deep sleep wake up routine remotely, then have open comms with the doctor and even be able to upload research data. without even landing. Or even leaving orbit. They're sending video messages through a fucking wormhole from earth still but they have to land in an unknown environment and physically find the doctors? They should have set up an unmanned orbiter that they could have been beamind the research data to in real time. Then beam that out so it can be received as soon as they come through the wormhole
. Seems like the data they DID get was minimal and useless if they actually had to physically go there just to see what's up.
Also... wheat died out but they're kicking back drinking beers. There's a plague but trees line main st. It didn't seem that dire.
Also, while he's sending the data on interdimensional gravity manipulation via dots and dashes, which, and again, I'm no physicist, would probably fill 5000 notebooks and take a a million hours to transcribe he could have included "Hey Murph, this is your dad.." somewhere in there.
Basically, Plan B works, she goes to the other planet, sets up a baby factory and the human race flourishes on the new planet who I assume studied the black hole that is nearby for many years and figure out how to manipulate gravity and created the wormhole... which made their own existence possible in the first place? I think I just found a time travel paradox...DAMNIT! I know it's not real time travel but it kind of is since he's communicating with his daughter in the past. Time travel never works!
But otherwise I thought it was entertaining.
May 13, 2015
I left him to his spectacle shopping and walked away but kept an eye on him as he continued through the store. He still had the glasses in his hand but his other hand was hidden by his jacket sleeve and it looked like he was trying to conceal something in his shorts. His right hand was under his shirt as he walked around. It was time for my lunch break so as I left, I asked another employee, we'll call him Jason, who has sort of become our unofficial, self appointed theft prevention officer. It's not his job, and isn't qualified for it and it takes away from his normal responsibilities so I probably shouldn't encourage him but he's into it.
"Oh come on man!" Jason exclaimed and then tells him to pull up his pants and get out of the store.
The rest of the day all the employees are recalling him from earlier and taking mental notes of all the things he touched in the store with his dirty butt zitt hands. As a general rule I do not recommend testing out the whistle key chains. Ever. I once saw an old homeless woman pick up one of every color and blow into them one at a time. Add reading glasses and several other things to that list.