Monthly Archives: June 2011

Trolling For Chicks

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If you decide where your night leads based solely on the ratio of TNA:CNB, then my friend, you’re probably not my friend. In addition, you probably don’t care about the underlying privacy issues related to using facial-recognition software in public places. UPDATE: SceneTap actually uses facial-detection software, not facial-recognition. Your privacy is safe, your gender is not. SceneTap will soon be offering its ratio-ranking services to establishments interested in providing patrons with the amount of males and females currently trolling their bar. SceneTap uses facial-detection software, (similar to iPhoto and Facebook), to identify: Number of people Number of female people Number of male people SceneTap then uses an advanced algorithm to determine what’s called a “ratio” of male people to female people. It’s all very confusing and I’m not a scientist – I’m a sentence-ist. Basically, you get a meaningless figure, as SceneTap’s software currently cannot identify d-bags. If they could, the ratio’s colon, (males:females), would be represented by an…

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Surviving Away From Home

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Stress can literally kill us. (This is a bad thing.) I try to remain as stress-free as possible. Especially when I travel for work. When I travel for leisure, I usually don’t get stressed because I don’t have deadlines. Regardless what you’re traveling for, it’s important to stay healthy when doing so. Tony Schwartz, of The Energy Project, has outlined the six key ingredients to staying healthy while traveling. Here are a few, which I will definitely be practicing for my upcoming trip to Chicago for ACT’s Enrollment Planner’s Conference. Get enough sleep. Start your day with 20-30 minutes of exercise. Take a few calculated breaths between scheduled events. In addition to those, I am usually very conscious about what I eat. In fact, out of the last 100 meals I’ve had, I can honestly say only about three of them were fast food.1 [1] Lunchables do not count as fast food and I definitely had two last Saturday.

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Another Reason To Dislike Hospitals

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I must say, my reasons for disliking hospitals are somewhat legit: In general, the people there are sick.1 People die in there all the time. The food is gross. I’ve never once heard of a hospital party. In addition, I recently learned how dirty hospital pillows are. This is taken from an article I read online this afternoon: …within 2 years of use, one-third of a pillow’s weight comprises dead skin cells, bugs, dead dust mites and their droppings… And I thought hotel beds were gross. The next time you have a hospital-sponsored sleep over, I recommend you bring your own pillows. [1] In General Hospital, the people are too dramatic. Yet another place I can’t see myself liking.

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Hot Garbage And Other Simple Things

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June 5 – I woke up Wednesday morning and while waiting on my ride I got some chores taken care of, listed below in order of least favorite to less-least favorite: – Scooped the cat poop – Bagged the cat poop – Threw the cat poop in the trash – Cleaned the toilet – Made my bed – Ate a banana Let’s face it. Eating healthy is sometimes a chore. Regardless, go time was rapidly approaching and my ride’s phone was off. Initial thoughts included a barrage of four-letter words. Not wanting to miss my flight, I waited thirty more seconds and: – Took the trash out Then, headed downstairs to my car, put the trash bag in the back seat, returned upstairs to grab my luggage and lock up, and finally went back down to my car to leave for the airport. I arrived at the extended-stay parking lot with the same white, cat-poop-filled trash bag in my back…

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Old People Play With Themselves

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Responsibility matters are more prevalent the more you age. You’re required to plan and manage every aspect of your life, from health to wealth. However, when it comes to toy choice, it’s no longer a question of responsibility – it’s a question of how much fun will you have and what are you actually capable of grasping – not only due to a weakened grip, but also mentally. First off, I’m not trying to sound like an agist. I’m a realist. On your sixtieth, you clearly lack the majority of the mental “sharpness” present at your sixth birthday, when you probably started the gaming phase. My dad is nearing retirement, but still feels it’s necessary to own a gaming system. So, via text, he inquires, “PS3, Wii or Xbox 360?” Naturally, my first instinct is to answer based on my personal preference, in which case I would go with the Xbox 360. Then, I remember this is for a man…

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Mug Shots

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Flashback to two-ten…What I did during my weekend in Denver. Heard the dreadful tale of six-dollar Mike – a guy invites my friend, Natalie (aka “Nate”), on a date and proceeds to ask for $6, because he doesn’t have enough cash. Weak. Met several interesting people, all friends of Nate and Char[lotte], and toasted to good times with all of them. Taught some unfortunate souls (on non-marking soles) how to do the “Bernie.” Ate some yumazing carrot soup, scallops, and had my first experience with bread pudding. (Actually, it’s not a bad dessert at all.) Drank St. Germain cocktails and mojitos – standard mojitos and some different flavors, except peach. I only smelled the peach. Had a good burger, lots of laughs, toured the Coors brewery in Golden, Colorado and drank (literally) ice-cold Coors Light, which actually doesn’t taste nearly as bad as bar-temp Coors Light. Coined a term for prude partners: “Missionary Mary,” took lots and lots of pictures…

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