You know what I dislike, a lot (hate is such a harsh word)? People who have to MOLEST SCREENS!!!

I never used to complain much about other people, just usually about my life in general, but now for some reason I’ve found a reason to complain. Because people are CRAZY. Yeah, that’s right! You, me maybe, and everyone around us are just plain nuts? What drives me up the wall, are the superstitions at Casinos. I guess that’s why they get richer while we get poorer.

Over the weekend, as a break from all the studying and lab report writing, I went out with my friends to the “local” Indian Casino. I only say local, because its actually pretty far…err, anyway, so after another defeat at the bingo table, I go and play some slot machines. I sit there, win a few, lose a few. My only “habit” when playing slots is just to move on if you’ve won fairly big. I only gamble because its entertaining, and it helps pass the time before dinner, and hey, maybe I can win big.

ALL around me, men and women a like are playing the same machines I’m playing. But I guess why I don’t win is because I’m not RUBBING THE SCREEN! Okay, I get it, you think that if you rub the screen hard enough, the number you’re looking for will pop up, and bam…there’s the win. Even if you don’t have any other numbers or suits or whatever lined up in a row, that LAST little thing that spins…whatever its called, will some how help you get the jackpot. And then, oh, if they see what they want on the screen, they have to rub each and every little icon as if that’s going to make the difference.

Its gambling for a reason people! Its statistically impossible to determine what will happen next. Its all LUCK. All the rubbing in the world is not going to fix your addiction or win you any money!!! GAH!! STOP IT! ITS FREAKING ME OUT!!!!!!!!!

Okay, I’m done. Those Casino’s have it right! “Ugh” “FML”. I think I need to make me one of those Casinos and live the life fantastic!

Getting married is like a stock OS/ROM. Huh?

A celebration is occurring as my friend is not engaged, her boyfriend popping the question in beautiful Hawaii. So why am is marriage like a rooted Android phone. Well, because when you go from boyfriend and girlfriend to husband and wife, its like going from the sameness of the stock ROM to the adventurous, and customizable custom ROMs. Sound confusing? Well here we go. Bear with me, and you’ll see the connection.

When you’re an unmarried couple, there’s a sense of freedom and fear, just like rooting your phone and installing a custom ROM. You can pick any theme, any ROM, and if you don’t like it, you can change it. You also go into the new ROM knowing that it may not work, and it may even crash and burn on you. This makes the developers work harder to keep you around.

The same applies to an unmarried relationship because you know that any beak up is relatively simple if you’re unhappy, but there’s a fear that it’s just as easy for the other person to leave. The strings aren’t as tightly attached, and if you really want to keep your significant other around, you’re going to have to work harder to keep them. Like a developer.

Then there’s the married couple, or the stock ROM. Yeah, its comfortable, familiar, and the same thing ever day. Yeah, on occasion you’ll get that OTA update, or your spouse does something to spice things up, but its not necessarily all that often. After awhile, having the same thing every day, there is the chance of you getting tired of it. Why do you think there are OTA updates? To keep you interested in the OS and the phone. But you can’t do that in a marriage. There’s a comfortability in marriage that makes us lazy. You start trying less, you’re willing to settle with what you have.

Yeah, you can tell I’m in favor of one over the other. I have nothing against marriage, because A LOT of people have made it work. Just like I have nothing against whatever is stock on my phone. But, there’s a reason why the divorce rate is the way it is. Marriage is a dying institution, where divorce is slowly becoming the new norm.

Wow, I haven't seen this in awhile.

I was going to post something profound, but instead, after a random search for poetry, I found the stuff I wrote years back. I was really depressing when I was a teenager. Here’s an example of what I used to write.

Plain and Simple Soul

No messages are left to keep,
For only souls are worn to weep.
The blood that bleeds, and simply still
Is mysterious to our appeal.
And all the words that are never whole
Compose this plain and simple soul.

Geek Love Radio Official? Episode 1: I don't have a title for it.

Okay, so I really have to stop doing my podcasts in the middle of the night, because I’m exhausted. Either way, I finished and mildly edited my latest episode of Geek Love Radio. I apologize for the sound, I’m still trying to play with the knobs and the switches to get the volumes just right, so I’m sorry if its loud.

Show Notes:

This week I talk about the two types of people looking for relationships, one for just sex and the other for something long term. So I discuss Tom Leykis’ 101, which used to be a segment on his radio show, and how it applies to getting some.

Leykis 101

I also talk about where the worst and best places to meet someone, as well as using the Internet to find a significant other, with reference to Cnet’s article on Facebook and love.

Jasmine France’s Facebooking for Love

I would also like you, the audience to be my other host, and send in any questions, comments, or constructive criticism to Share any experiences you’ve had in any of the topics talked about as well as any other ways you think we can meet people. Like I said, I know I haven’t covered everything.

Thanks again for listening, and I hope you enjoy the show.

Date a "regular" person or a "nerd"?

Tomorrow I’ll be going for the official Episode One for Geek Love Radio. As I like to mention, I’m not stuck on the name. And to kind of start things off, I thought I’d talk about something that’s been kind of the bane of my existence. I am a hybrid nerd/whatever, but not a complete nerd/geek. According to some I’m supposed to be socially awkward, and I’m supposed to be incredibly knowledgeable about a plethora of different things. I always thought I fit the mold, and that leads me to wonder? Is being a nerd considered an affront, or is it more socially accepted and even…revered?

If that’s the case, then maybe this woman was ahead of her time. I came upon this little list randomly looking things up for the show, and its from a woman’s point of view on why a woman should date a nerd. Oddly enough, I don’t think you can switch this around, as I still think men find it a faux pas to date a woman who is smarter than them, or a nerd. I also believe that nerd women are stereotyped negatively to where “regular” men would not be interested. We have to face it, we still live in a sexist world.

But “regular” men also have a stereotype that makes them look bad. There’s nothing wrong with men who aren’t nerds or geeks, but when you think of men and dating, a lot of times you come to an unwarranted conclusion. That they’re of the Tom Leykis mindset and men really only wanting sex, and how to achieve it as quickly and as easily as possible. There’s nothing wrong with that, because there are plenty of women out there who are probably ready to oblige. Sorry, have to mention the sexist thing again, with men being accepted for their sexual appetite and women…shunned to some degree.

Oh man, that’s probably all common knowledge. Okay, so…now for something completely different.

A mushroom walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a drink.

The bartender tells the mushroom that he doesn’t serve their kind here.

And the mushroom replies, “Why not? I’m a fungi!”

Happy Geek Pride Day

Geek Pride DayI think I celebrated my geek pride day well, by awkwardly talking to an attractive woman today. I stuttered, stammered, and she was being nice, allowing me to be a big dork. As a result, I can tell, I was getting nowhere. Oh well, I know I can make her laugh at least. Update: Well, I found out she has no interest. I guess we can always be friends? Haha.

So this brings up a good point. When do you know enough is enough? How do you handle rejection? I for one, admittedly, am still struggling with that idea. Not that I think I’m irresistible, but she does send me mixed signals. Not my problem though, but in a sense its rejection. An emphasis on how women have power.

You need to look at every woman or man that rejects you in some way as a stepping stone. Maybe its a lesson on what to do and what not to do. Either way, you have to take it for what it is and move on. Some people may say not to dwell on it, but I believe you have to (but not forever). You need to learn from your encounters and correct mistakes. No matter why you’re flirting or what you’re interested in, whether it be for a one night stand or a long lasting relationship, you have to look at your flawed tactics and improve on them.

Please note! A smile, a laugh, a touch means nothing unless they say it means something! People, for the most part are polite, and women are subtle and beat around the bust to a fault, and men need it spelled out. We men cannot speak your language! *sigh* I need a drink…too bad I hate alcohol…

I appreciate a little more what women go through.

Okay, so I got my first manicure ever, and I have to say, I kind of like it. Shiny nails and clean looking fingers are pretty good. Now…I did chat with a woman beside me and asked her how often she got her nails done and filled. Every two weeks? That’s incredible. A guy takes five minutes in the shower, and they’re done and gone. A woman has to make sure they’re shaved well in all the right places, that their eyebrows are even, their hair shampooed and straightened or styled. All I can say is wow, I have so much respect for women and all you have to go through to look pretty for us men.

Waxing? I’ll pass. Plucking? No thank you. Landscaping? Well, men do have manscaping, but anyway. Of course, when I got my manicure, it wasn’t a painful experience. A nice hand and arm massage, and the feeling of being pampered, I can dig it. I don’t know if I’d do it regularly, but I’d do it again.

To ALL the women out there, I have to give you all a gigantic thank you. I’d never trade my five minutes to look decent to the hours you all do to look as perfect as possible. So in conclusion? I think most women I find attractive, are natural beauties and don’t need to do any of this stuff. But if you don’t want to, I’m not going to fight it.

An official rant on PDA (Public Displays of Affection)

The other day, I was minding my own business, making my way to a Java Programming Final (big mistake taking that class), and I was observing all the people around me. Its a warm day, I’m sweating as I normally do, but I notice something out of the ordinary. All around me, fairly attractive to very attractive people are lip locked, either blatantly unaware or unashamedly aware. It was like a punch to the head, because I have never seen so many people kissing and entwined all at the same time.

To my left and right, people are appreciating their relationships openly, and it made me think back at my own relationships. I was very aware of the affection I gave and received, and I couldn’t, for the life of me, bring myself to do what these people were doing. Kissing so openly, holding each other so intimately. Its like Cupid threw a grenade, and love shrapnel was hitting people everywhere.

Is it just me? Is this the Spring of love? Am I making a big deal out of it? I mean, I kind of liked watching these people. It was like Improv Everywhere was punking me in some way. I don’t know why they would do that, but you never know with those guys. So in conclusion? Every day that passes I notice more and more “new” couples. I have to assume they’re new couples because…why else would they be so lovey dovey, touchy feely?

Heh, I think I like this set up better

Well, I guess you get what you pay for with free web site management and all. I think I may move here, because I like how it looks, and I like the power I have over making it look pretty decent. Anyway, so from here on out, this will be the place to go for my podcasts, my blog…I guess this is my blog….and anything else I happen to find interesting in some way shape or form.

So, I’m going to transfer my content and pretend that the other site never existed. Starting with my Microbiology video. Haha. Remember, that video is about Bacteria Making Sustainable Bricks. Is there nothing those prokaryotic microorganisms, can’t do?

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