Month: April 2008


for the love of bean

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Lately I’ve been thinking about quitting coffee and as much as it pains me, literally, I think I need to give it a go. It’s not that I think coffee is bad for me but what I do know is it heightens my anxiety issues. Its bad enough I spend a good amount of time feeling anxious or nervous but mix in a little coffee and I’m a mess really. The problem with quitting is the headaches I’m sure to get but also the fact that I love the taste of a good cup of Joe. Lately though the good of coffee isn’t outweighing the bad. Even writing this is making me feel sleepy and nervous.

My plan of attack is to slowly wean myself off the been by drinking say 1 cup a day. I’m not opposed to drinking decaffeinated as long as it tastes good.

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Some two years ago I thought of a brilliant idea to design and market canned oxygen impregnated with various scents such as lemon, cherry, mint, beef, lime etc. Unfortunately someone must have found my notes as this product is not only available it’s available in several scents. As you can imagine this news was very hard to take but being the champion of the people I am I could not let this stop me from my quest to own the world and all it’s inhabitants. 

Not to be outdone I’ve come up with another equally, if not more, brilliant idea to become rich enough to buy the world and all its inhabitants. So you are probably asking yourself, “self, why is he sharing this idea with me?” To answer that question one must understand the basics of product marketing. I need your money. In return I promise you a portion of the world and its people once this idea gets off the ground.

Prospective investors I give you the following:   SECOND CHANCES COME IN A CAN



C up CUP

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David The Gnome

There was nothing better than hiding in the apartments behind the bus stop so I could purposely miss the bus knowing I would be able to go back home and watch my favorite lineup. A huge bowl of cereal on my bed, mom gone to work and nothing to stop me from a full day of television was heaven on earth.


OCD – the art of


 Sitting on the bus in fifth grade waiting for it to fill so we could be on our way I was preoccupied with counting 1234, 4321… this would incorporate my fingers and sometimes my toes.

Back then I didn’t even know what OCD was and to this day I wouldn’t say I have, or have ever had, a classic case of OCD but I do believe I’ve exhibited some signs of at least a mild case. This ritual would take place almost every day on the bus and it always had to be done evenly with each finger, or toe, getting its chance at being counted, So if I counted 123 on my left hand I had to count 123 on my left toes.Not that I would actually count out loud or even point to these digits but there was an ever so slight movement and more importantly and mind knowledge that these digits were in fact utilized.

Over the years this “ritual” eased off and matured in it’s variety to a form of OCD art. This morning while laying in bed half awake I found myself thinking/stressing about business and did the count thing not only with my hands but with my breathing as well. Don’t try this tactic yourself as it comes from years of honing and care. For some reason it brought to mind those earlier years when it would frighten me to be doing such an odd thing, and it is an odd thing, however now I realize it’s very common and for me it’s almost a way to get myself to focus. You would never see me doing this or even know it as the movements are so slight and inward they could never be detected, so don’t try.

Fortunately for me this “ocd” type behavior doesn’t prohibit me from carrying on with my every day life and has never stopped me from doing anything. Like I said it seems to be directly related to stress and happens only on rare occasion, at least as far as I’m aware of. I’ve heard of cases where people are so affected it takes them hours to get ready for work etc. or even eat. Washing the hands multiple times, turning lights on and off to be sure they are in fact off, checking the stove 10 times before walking out the door, making sure you take exactly five steps from the time you walk in the room till you get to the bed…. it goes on and on and I think while someone might be able to function with perhaps one or two of those rituals I do believe there are those who are limited in their daily activities due to the obsessive compulsive disorder.



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Large spider on basement wall of home I inspected today. It was about the size of a silver dollar.

The weather today way amazing to say the least. This weather is ideal for most people but I prefer in the 90’s.

These images have nothing to do with each other besides the fact they are from today.