Friday, March 28, 2008

Cellphone Golden Rule

Don't be an inconsiderate prick! I will admit that from time to time I even catch myself talking too loud on a cell phone but the difference between me and most cell phone users is that I make a point not to annoy the crap out of the people around me. I know there have already been lists made on cell phone etiquette but judging from the people around me I don't think they have A) Read the lists. or B) Taken the lists to heart. Here is a quick review of some common courtesy things people should keep in mind when using their cell phones:

1) For the love of God please limit your usage while driving your car. There is a reason it is easy to spot someone talking on their cell while driving. Ex. When I'm driving into work I can predict who is on a cell fairly accurately because if someone is driving slower than the speed limit or can't keep there car in their lane its a good indicator. If you saying to yourself "I'm one of the people that doesn't have a problem driving while one the cell" you are more than likely wrong.

2) When you have the choice take your call to somewhere private. Ex. If you at a restaurant take the call outside or to the bathroom area, don't sit there and have a conversation at the table. No it is not the same as having a conversation someone at the table. 99.9% of people talk much louder when they are on their cellphones.

3) Get rid of the obnoxious ring tones! No, your cute little song is not entertaining to anyone but yourself. Your friends might have laughed the first time they heard it but I bet if you asked them to be honest now they would tell you your ring tone is annoying.

I was going to make a longer list but I realized if people just keep these few things in mind that would be a great start. Now for the second part of my plan. This is what I think has been missing from previous lists and rants about cellphone usage. If you catch someone doing these things (I know its harder in the case of the drivers),

Punch them dead in the face!

I really think if people punched other people dead in the face when they were being inconsiderate it might get the point across. Hey I didn't say it would be easy.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Free PDF of the entire Infected book!

You can download the entire PDF of Scott Siglers new book by clicking on the above picture. It will be available for three days. (until the release of the hard cover April 1st) Get it while you can! Then go buy the hard cover April 1st.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Is dissing something worth defacing your car?

OK I'm probably going to piss some people off with this one, but I can't contain it anymore. Why do people waste their time/money on stickers that single out an opposing school and deface their mascot. For that matter why do people do the same thing with rival car manufacturer's? I'm all for putting stickers on your car showing support for something you like or are proud of, but to actually go out of your way to put down something is just plain sad. On a related topic, how many stickers about the same thing is too many? I see on a regular basis people that have three or four stickers proclaiming there school allegiance and then a metallic emblem doing the same and then a license plate frame with the school on it and then a trailer hitch with the school logo on it and to top it all off the color of the car is the schools color. Yes I do realize that just by taking the time to write about this I am being almost as bad as the people that take the time to do these things , but I had to write about something.

If this made you mad you could always get a sticker made that puts down my blog. (I could use the free advertising)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Badass Leading Ladies

I was listening to a Lost Podcast this morning and they were doing a Top Ten cool/tough guys list, which inspired me to do this. I did a quick search and didn't find a list like this (I'm sure there is one) so I figured it would lead to a fun discussion. This is by no means a definitive list and is meant to invoke controversy. Have fun!
These are in no particular order:

Selene (Underworld, Underworld: Evolution)

Ripley (Aliens)

Clarice(Silence of the Lambs)

Sarah Conner(Terminator, Terminator 2)

Lara Croft (Tomb raider)

Jen (Zhang Ziyi, Crouching tiger Hidden dragon)

Charly Baltimore (Long kiss Goodnight)

Trinity (The Matrix)

The Bride (Kill Bill)

Jackie (Jackie Brown)

Alice (Resident Evil)

LeeLoo (5th Element)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Hello World!

Hello world. Not sure why I'm doing this. I guess I don't want to put my ramblings on my Family blog. This is mainly a place holder until I can come up with some really cool and witty stuff. I am also working on the look and feel, so I need stuff to look at.

First official order of business, I AM NOT A WRITER! My grammar and spelling suck, I know this, so I don't need you to tell me.

As you may have noticed in my links section to the right, I have a link to Scott Sigler's site. He is "The" Author and Podcaster. Go here to read his bio. If you like Horror/Sci-fi/techno-thrillers, I would give him a try. His stuff also has a really good sense of humor. He writes some of the best character banter I have ever heard. I am constantly LOLing, (yes I actually laugh out loud, not the poser LOLing, you know people that constanly type LOL when they are not actually laughing) which gets some looks since I usually listen to his stuff when I'm at work.