Random musings of the "off" guy

Friday, April 28, 2006


Sorry guys for the lack of posts but stress of various factors has dwindled my blog.

Well here are the final names for all the gaming consoles!!

Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and the Wii

Wii?!?! (Pronounced We)

Aka revolution, Nintendo has really been on something when the final name was chosen. My take on it is that they were trying to be clever when trying to come up with a name that labeled their system as fun to play with others and they were also stirring up some controversy and news about their system. All this for the expense of being the butt of MANY jokes to come... but hey, at least their name is out there. When's the last time you heard some news about the PS3 that wasn't about how outrageously expensive it is going to be?
David 11:32 AM | 0 comments |

Monday, April 24, 2006

Life is crazy

My "Going overseas to Iraq" day is looming closer and because of the job I am assigned I am giving myself an 80% chance I am going. I also have to sell a house and will be extemely poor until I do. Add on to the fact my enlistment will be over when I will still be there and everything I own will be across the country, sigh.... Life is crazy

Everyone in life has their story. Walk down a crowded street and look at faces. Everyone single person has their own particular situations and stressors and stories; Billions of stories and/or problems. That is kind of mind boggling for me.
David 9:07 AM | 1 comments |

Thursday, April 20, 2006


I like trying new places to eat. I went to In-N-Out recently just to try it out for the 1st time. For all of you who don't know In-N-Out is the epitome of "simpler is better" mind set. All you can get are burgers, fries, sodas and milk shakes. No chicken sandwiches, no kids meals, no onion rings or tater tots, no breakfast items, no extra fancy stuff. There are actually only 3 meal deals, only difference between them are number of patties and cheese. It was ok but the simplicity of the menu was a little short for me.

Then I got this email about secret menu items. Apparently there is a secret lingo to get actual variety in your meal

"3-by-3" = three meat patties and three slices of cheese.
"4-by-4" = four meat patties and four slices of cheese.
"2-by-4" = two meat patties and four slices of cheese.

*Note: You can get a burger with as many meat patties or cheese slices as you want. Just tell the In-N-Out Burger cashier how many meat patties and how much cheese you want and that is what you'll get! For instance, if you want 6 pieces of meat and 10 pieces of cheese tell them you want a "6-by-10."

"Double Meat" = like a Double Double without cheese.
"3 by Meat" = three meat patties and no cheese.

"Animal Style" = the meat is cooked and fried with mustard and then pickles are added, extra spread and grilled onions are added.

"Animal Style Fries" = fries with cheese, spread, grilled onions and pickles (if you ask for them).

"Protein Style" = for all you low-carbohydrate dieters, this is a burger with no bun (wrapped in lettuce).

"Flying Dutchman" = two meat patties, two slices of melted cheese and nothing else - not even a bun!

Fries "Well-Done" = extra crispy fries . . . even better than the regular!

Fries "Light" = opposite of fries well-done, more raw than most people like 'em

"Grilled Cheese" = no meat, just melted cheese, tomato, lettuce and spread on a bun.

"Veggie Burger" = burger without the patty or cheese. Sometimes we call this the "Wish Burger."

"Neapolitan" Shake = strawberry, vanilla and chocolate blended together

Pretty strange to have a secret menu in a chain that boasts simplicity but this is enough to make me go back and order a 2x3 and well-done animal style fries (no pickles)
David 8:05 AM | 0 comments |

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

To get a laugh...

I did something kind of dumb. I was riding on my motorcycle around a corner, slowly speeding up and I accidently pushed down on the gear shifter putting me into 1st instead of up to 3rd. So the engine winded up really fast and I lurched forward on the bike. I was glad I wasn't on a liter bike!!

Which leads me to my profound question of the day.

Why do we tell embarrassing stories to other people to get a laugh? Just to ge a laugh? Maybe on some level it is to help prove to them and yourself that you are still human.
David 3:04 PM | 0 comments |

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Other bloggers

Clicking the "next blog" button is a fun way to pass time.

Seeing other peoples' blogs is pretty fun.

About a lot of them are their personal lives and family (skip), some of them are thoughts for the day or jokes, a few of them are obvious commercials, some are informative, a good amount is in another language.

But there is one type of blog that baffles me. Bi/trilingual blogs. There are many many blogs out there for 1 person to read. People will flip through blogs pretty fast and only stop at the ones that catch their attention. Making your blog bi/trilingual is REALLY narrowing down the amount of people that will read it. What percent of the population is fluent in russian, french and english? Like .0001%? Why even make it public? People will skip over your blog faster than the commercial ones.

Thats my $.05 (I happen to be worth more)
David 11:07 AM | 8 comments |

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Not making a lot of noise when blowing your nose, not making a mess while eating, opening a door for someone with full arms; they all have a purpose, they all make sence... except one.

"Bless you" after someone sneezes

Why? I am sure back in the day (1600s) someone needed blessed when they might be sick because you had a high percentage of dying. Today’s medicine and inoculations ensures all of mankind will be able to survive any minor disease.

What is the purpose of saying it now? Are you acknowledging them sneezing? Are you forgiving them for sneezing? A cough is exactly like a sneeze just from a different orifice; why not forgive them for coughing too?

I hate doing something that makes no sence because society says it should be done... so I don't
David 2:46 PM | 0 comments |

Monday, April 03, 2006


Just a quick heads up, I will be traveling to Wa for spring vacation next week so I will not be able to blog that week.

On the way there we will be stopping at Ariel's company... I hope I can see one of my dream cars despite the fact they do not reply to my emails
David 1:49 PM | 4 comments |