Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Knock it off!

I don't think I'll ever run out of people to be pissed off at, the number of people who annoy me seems to be multiplying by the second. Today it's vegetarians, militant vegetarians to be specific, which is odd because I am a vegetarian and have been for a decade.
It's not something I normally advertise. I don't like to, it seems stupid to me to call attention to it without reason. If I were diabetic or lactose intolerant or allergic to paprika I wouldn't go around announcing it every 5 seconds, so why would I feel the need to inform everyone I meet that I don't eat meat (yeah, it sounded stupid to me too). And I have to admit that part of the reason I don't bring it up much is because of the reaction I normally get.
When I say to someone "oh no thanks, I don't eat meat." I inevitably get the look, well one of a few variations of look. There's the "oh, so that's what a vegetarian looks like"/"that explains the piercing" look, the "oh no! Here comes the lecture!" look, the "oh no! She saw me eat meat! She's probably all offended!" look and the ever popular "vegetarian = leper" look - all of which are lovely by the way.
These looks are annoying, not because the people who they're coming from are way off the mark and should probably know better, but because I know why they're worried. They're worried because everyone's met the Uber-vegetarian before. Hell, I'm terrified of the Uber-vegetarian.
The people I'm talking about are these aggravating, self-righteous, overbearing, in your face, save you from yourself militants who want the whole world to know that they're right and you're wrong and if you don't get in line with what they believe then they're damned well gonna make you even if they have to do it by force. I'm talking about these people who want the freedom of choice that living in a country like Canada affords them but at the same time want you to know that your choices are shit. I'm talking about these people who will go on at length about the evils of every single food item you may be thinking about eating and why you're a horrible person for eating it, but God forbid you should say boo about what they eat.
These assholes are giving everyone who decides to become meat-free a bad name and it's pissing me off. What makes you think you're so much better than everyone else? What gives you the right to prattle on and preach to people who you'd gladly rip a new one if they were to make comments about your diet?
I just want to know how fucking long it's going to take for people to figure out that the right to freedom of choice and freedom of speech isn't just there for you, it's there for everyone. That's why they're called human rights not asshole rights, if they were asshole rights it'd only be you and me talking and deciding and that'd get pretty damned boring pretty damned quick.
Stop trying to get people to agree with you by badgering the hell out of them until they give in out of exhaustion, that's no way to win a debate. With something like this you'll only end up convincing people who are already convinced and annoying the piss out of people who aren't. It doesn't work with smokers and non-smokers, it doesn't work with pro-lifers and pro-choicers, it won't work here either.
And to the serious fanatics, poisoning turkeys at Christmas* is fucking stupid. You haven't convinced anyone of anything except that vegetarians are insane. You want to save the animals so you're letting everyone know by killing people - good one, you really thought that through. (I'm not going to get started on pro-lifers who kill doctors today... I'll save that for later.)

*Sorry, I was wrong. It was Christmas. No one was ever hurt during one of the many "poisoned turkey" scares, but there sure have been a lot of them.

Happy Birthday!

Monday was my friend Kelly's birthday!
Happy Birthday Kel!
Love ya!

Sunday, January 22, 2006


I think I've found the most depressing site on the internet. You can sit and watch your life slipping away.
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2006

    Holy Shit!

    I've reached 1000 hits!
    Thanks to everyone who's stopped by to read all this shit, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one.

    Saturday, January 14, 2006

    From me to you 8

    Will there ever be an end to the things that piss me off? Not bloody likely.

    Here's the thing people, I know not everyone knows how to drive a standard, so maybe you're not aware - on an incline standards roll. Sometimes not much, but a little bit at least. Stopping three inches behind me on an incline is asking for trouble. Hit the brakes two seconds earlier and get the hell off my ass.

    Breaking plans because something better came along tends to make people feel like shit and piss them off. No one likes being a back-up plan.

    Making out and slobbering all over each other like a couple of drunk and horny teenagers is only marginally acceptable when you are, in fact, a drunk and horny teenager. When you're an adult in a "mature" relationship, it's just gross, creepy and unacceptable. Get a fucking room and grow the fuck up.

    Unless you are a really close friend or a family member that I like, are upset or need comforting or are in a relationship with me, hugs should never last longer than about ten seconds. And that's a ten second MAX, which means for most casual hugs ten seconds it too long, aim for about a two to three second hug. If you're not a friend, don't hug me unless it's absolutely necessary, actually you should probably ask permission before touching me. And lastly, if I don't know you, don't touch me. No touchy, got it? Especially if you're a carny.

    Sunday, January 08, 2006

    I love this...

    10 reasons Gay Marriage is wrong:

    1. Being gay is not natural. And as you know Americans have always rejected unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

    2. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

    3. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because, as you know, a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

    4. Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

    5. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed. The sanctity of Britany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

    6. Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

    7. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

    8. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

    9. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

    10. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

    Wednesday, January 04, 2006

    From me to you 7

    Alight, here we go again...

    Ladies, for the last time, why do you think everyone can read your minds? WHY?
    Maybe I missed a meeting or a memo or something, but I can't read minds and somehow I don't think you can either so why this crazy assumption that everyone else can? If you have something to say, say it for fuck sakes!
    You get mad, you don't tell me that you're mad, I don't change what I'm doing that's pissing you off and then you get mad because I don't change. Am I the only one who's seeing the problem?
    If you don't tell me why you're pissed off I'm not going to try and guess and no one else wants to have to guess either. Tell me what your fucking problem is or let it go. This also applies to times when I don't even know you're pissed off. I don't take hints very well, I hate playing games and I'm sure as shit not going to work to try and figure out what crawled up your ass if you're not willing to share with the class.
    All I ask is that you tell me when and why you're mad. I won't change or feel remorse if I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

    If you don't have an opinion on something and you're just regurgitating what you heard on TV or read in the paper, shut the hell up. No one wants to hear you prattle on about an opinion that a) you can't support in any way, shape or form and b) isn't even yours.

    If you call at some ungodly early hour and wake me up, like you damned well knew you were going to, don't act all surprised that I was asleep and don't get pissed off when I grumpy. You woke me up, I'm gonna be grump and unpleasant, trust me. And don't say you're sorry and you'll call me back later, you woke me up, talk now and you'd better make it damned good - especially if it's my day off.

    Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.

    Monday, January 02, 2006

    Yay Food!

    Naiomi recently introduced me to Chapaghetti and holy shit, am I ever glad she did. This stuff is awesomely good, it kicks the shit out of ichiban.
    It's an instant noodle thing with black bean sauce and it's meat free. I found cases of it at Seoul Mart on Broad and at $5 a case I'll be buying more. (they also have lots of other delicious food and a ton of Hello Kitty stuff) The only part of my trip to Seoul Mart that was a bust was that they didn't have any Muumallaengi.

    Stuff to keep yourself amused.

    I came across Altering Time the other day and found myself going back on a regular basis. They've quickly become one of my favourite places to go for one simple reason - Asylum. Asylum or Political Asylum is a game they've got on their site and I enjoy it a great deal.
    Basically, there is a country with two ruling political parties that have become horribly stagnant. When you join the game you start up your own party, hire advisors, try to keep the different religions and special interest groups happy with you, run commercials knocking or endorsing different issues, run smear campaigns against your opponents, gamble, hire assassins, buy yourself a HQ building, pay for signs, security, appearance, and logos and fight for power to rule the country.
    I'm not an overly pollitical person and I still love this game. I'm also excited that they've got a new game coming called Engeneering Faith. It sounds like it should be great, but I'll keep you posted once it's up and running.
    If you want to check out Asylum or the rest of their site (I'd suggest at least checking out their WTF sites found in the features.) go to

    Stuff I got

    Well, for as much as I hate the holidays, I did get some nice shit.
    It was an appliance heavy year, but after 3 years on my own I suppose I should have bought some of these thing for myself ages ago. I now have a blender which I'm very excited about - how I went this long without one is beyond me.
    My brother picked me up the complete Mission Hill, which I love. If you don't know what I'm talking about, Mission Hill was a short lived cartoon series that I sorely miss. Unfortunately it was on the WB and the half-wits who watch the WB didn't get it, so it was cancelled. Any half intellegent person should check the show out.
    I also got Johnny Cash: live at Montreux. Kick Ass! (I loves my Johnny Cash, I loves him good.) and Rammstein's Reise, Reise which also kicks much ass. (Yes, I like Johnny Cash, Rammstein and Flogging Molly... and many more I might add.) In fact I loved Reise, Reise so much that I went out a bought their latest, Rosenrot.
    Rosenrot is amazing, really different from their older stuff but just as great. Unlike their older stuff, this new CD doesn't have the same heavy marching beat. This one also lost some of it industrial edge, thought I was a fan of the industrial sound, it's still really good. Rosenrot might be good to check out if you're not a huge fan of their old stuff, and even if you are I'd still suggest it.
    And for the second year in a row I've got a new Casket. I'm really excited about this one, but like last year I have to decide how I want to finish it. I'm leaning toward painting it completely black and fitting it with some glass shelves (this years model is a display case), although I had been toying with the idea of lining it with red silk. It's been suggested that I do it the same as the Coffin table, but I doubt that will happen.

    Celtic goodness

    I realize that I'm probably the last person to hear about them, but I've just recently discovered Flogging Molly. I'd been listening to one of their songs for ages, without really knowing it, as it's featured on Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4 (Drunken Lullabies).
    I have a fairly eclectic taste in music and these guys fit right in. They've got a celtic sound I love and their songs are all really well done. Over all the music is pretty upbeat.
    Anyway, if you like that Celtic-y, Ska-y, Punk-y kinda sound I would suggest you check them out if you haven't already.

    Thank the pagan Gods.

    I hate the holidays and I'm glad they're over.
    Now can everyone please take down the decorations, the lights and for the sake of every sane person left, enough with the music.
    And don't bother asking why I hate the holidays because my reasons won't satisfy the pro holiday-ers anyway.