Friday, August 24, 2007

Random Friday

-I have two laptops on my desk at work right now because of a project I’m working on. They are the same make and model, so it’s like having twins. I’ve begun to feel guilty when I work on one more than the other. I don’t want to start some sort of cyber-sibling rivalry, you know. I’m considering giving them names.

-I’m allergic to cats. My friend sent me a picture of her new kitties and I was thinking about the fact that I miss having cats. I’ve heard about these allergy free cats they have, now. Apparently they are some sort of bio-engineered genetic mutations that don’t make you sneeze when you pick them up. You can order them online and have them (get this) shipped to you. I want to get one, but they’re like $2000 so I don’t see that happening any time soon.

-I was playing some online games last night on my Playstation. I joined a game where I was the only American…the other people were all Japanese. This was funny for numerous reasons, the biggest being that I don’t speak Japanese and they didn’t seem to speak English (there were headsets involved so we were talking back and forth). We played anyway, and every now and then, they would talk to me specifically. I know this, because all I could decipher was my own name (Shanshu). I can't fake Japanese very well, but it went something like this:

"Watashiwa hajime mash-dey, dozo yuroshky mishu SHANSHU domo origamo!"

For all I knew, they were cursing me out, saying hello…or possibly giving me a recipe for pan fried shrimp. No idea. I started saying random things back to them, too. “Wow, put that in your marzipan pan pie, bingo blue! The cat’s on the other neck now, horse testicle farmer.” It was funny to me.

-My new favorite drink is half Guinness and half apple cider. I’ve heard this called Snakebite, Moonbeam, and Black Velvet. I don’t know what the real name is, and I don’t care. I just like it. If you try one, be sure you get it in a glass, so you can see the cool chemical effect.

-I’m hung-over as I type this.

-I love The Far Side comics. I always get a Far Side desk calendar for Christmas. I’m dreading the year I don’t get one, and blow a gasket over the whole ordeal and cause a big scene.

-I had eggs, toast, and a rasher for breakfast.

-My favorite soda right now is Cherry Coke Zero. Try it out. You’ll be amazed at how good it tastes.

-I wish I could give out tickets for bad driving. I wouldn’t want to actually pull people over though, since that would take more precious time away from my life. I think the best thing to do would be to keep a log of all the bad driving I encounter on a daily basis and then send that list to the police, who would mail tickets out to the idiots in question. Sort of like a secret shopper, only with vehicular vendetta!

-You don’t know what a rasher is, do you?

-There’s a guy standing behind me right now and I have no idea who he is. I wonder if it’s a ninja. I’m afraid to turn around because he might be looking at me, and that would really freak me out.


Anonymous said...

I know what a rasher is. Irish blood does pump through my veins! ~Lindsey

cathouse teri said...

I love your bad driving tickets idea! That is so worth looking into!

I don't know what a rasher is and I dont care. I do however suspect you may suffer from a unique phobia. The constant fear that somehow, somewhere, a duck is watching you.

Crabby said...

Are those allergy free cats the naked ones? LOL! (I was too lazy to look)

Yeah, I know what a rasher is, I'm Scottish. It's yaka sumi yosuku mai.

And "that" is my very favorite far side cartoon. It was a sad day when Larson retired. The comic page hasn't been the same since.

Shanshu said...

Linds: I knew you would know what a rasher is!

Teri: Ducks? Dear God!!! Why would you say that? Crap...are there any in here? I bet there are. Sonofabitch.

Crabby: yaka sumi indeed. Larson is missed, for sure. I loved his comics.

Anonymous said...

just made a new post. left a video on it for you.

Think Frustrated said...

I love Guiness and I love cider. This looks good. I'll give it a whirl.

That, by the way, is my all-time favorite Far Side panel.

Callie said...

Larson was spying on me when he drew that panel.


Have no idea what a rasher is. Gues Italians don't get that.

Kay said...

Guy, those cats aren't 2000 bucks. That's the fee you pay to hurry up your order so you get them in one year instead of two. The cats themselves are $6000. Infuckingsane.

Being predominantly German, I have no idea what a rasher is. Being American, I have no desire to look it up. If it's important, you'll let us know...