Friday, June 28, 2013

Gay Marriage

So...  The Defense of Marriage Act has been found unconstitutional.

Of course, the news pretty much just said (to paraphrase) "gay marriage is legal." I was working that day and of course the inmates took it at face value.

The majority were really upset thus we had to watch out for possible acts of violence of inmates against inmates whom they saw as of an alternate sexual persuasion.  Yes, certain news stories will raise the risk that inmates may act in a certain way.  This "certain way" often involves violence, but not always.

So, the following sentance is about that "not always" part.

The day the news story broke, I was proposed to by a small number of inmates.

On the upside, apparently I appeal to 100% of the population.  I'm sexy and I know it!

Monday, June 17, 2013

TeleVenture watching!

I'm very disappointed in myself.

Apparently they started showing the fifth season of The Venture Brothers and I did not notice.

So, I've missed a significant number of the episodes!  Well, I've set it to the DVR.  Now I just have to find free time to watch the episodes when my wife is not using the DVR.

I can't really tell you the last thing that I recorded.  Growing up, we had a VCR.  That implement caused more fights, I swear.  We had one TV in the den, and one in my parents bedroom.  So us kids watched that den TV all the time.  We only had a handful of VCR tapes.  And they all got filled up.  When you have a tape that can only record about 4-6  hours of video at a time...  (This was before the big fancy 8 hour video tapes!)  Worse was when we would record over a program someone else was watching.

You can still use a VCR with a cable box.  You just have to have the cable box tuned.  I tried it a few times.  The DVR is the only way to record stuff now.  You have to pay the company to record it.  And apparently you can't record the Super Bowl, but I've never tried.  My wife is a TV junkie and she records and watches everything!  Our DVR stays full all the time, and my wife will watch all the programs as soon as she can.  It kind of kills me.  I hate the fact that most of the shows my wife watches, I can't stand.  Cooking competitions?  Mentally unbalanced dance moms?  Pretty much I hate most reality TV.  (The original Ninja Challenge on G4 was pretty cool.)  But she does like a lot of the crime shows and I can enjoy them, even if I find them pretty formulaic.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I need a hobby.

I need a hobby.

Well, I need a "cheap" hobby.  I used to have a lot of hobbies...  but they all cost money.

A lot of money.

I used to shoot competitively.  IDPA, IPSC, Cowboy Action, steel matches...  I can't afford the ammo if I could even find the ammo.  Plus I work every other weekend and the matches seem to fall on the weekends that I work.  I won't say that I'm a very good shoot.  As a matter of fact I'm pretty slow compared to the hard core match competitors.  But it's still a lot of fun.

I love computers.  Not just getting online with them.  I like to tinker with them and add components and try to upgrade.  I also enjoy running different programs and seeing what I can do.  But, components cost money.  Plus my hard drive is currently out of space so I need to increase the size of the hard drive...  But I don't have any money.

I used to enjoy driving.  I'd pick a destination, or even a road, and just go.  I've found old graveyards, Civil War monuments, turn of the century stores, and more.  I guess you can find all of this on the internet now, but it was fun to explore and find it on my own.

Currently, my life involves work, spending time with my daughter, taking care of the yard and house, and surfing the internet.  I've got Netflix, but I can't find much on it that keeps my attention.

Time to find a cheap hobby.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Король и Шут - Кукла Колдуна + текст песни

I found this neat little tune on YouTube.  Honestly, I could use a translation.  But, I enjoyed it.  And of course all the Google products are all neatly wrapped together, allowing me to post the cryllic alphabet up top.

Yeah, I think it's neat.  I doubt anyone else would.