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Undeterred by an Impotence of Intelligence and Significant Lack of Foresight

Undeterred by an Impotence of Intelligence and Significant Lack of Foresight

I’m going to do something I’ve only attempted a few times on this blog:  predict the outcome of a sports event.  The last time I did this, I tried to predict the top 10 picks of the 2006 NFL Draft.  How brilliant were my predictions?  Ummm….what had happened was…I mean…ya never know…umm…flip happens…ya know?  My predictions didn’t exactly lather themselves up with the soap of profound accuracy.  I only predicted 2 out of the top 10 picks correctly.  I had Matt Leinart going to the Tennessee Titans (mostly because of the Norm Chow-USC connection) and I had Jay Cutler being drafted by the Arizona Cardinals (among a slew of other asinine conjectures).

Nevertheless, undeterred by an impotence of intelligence and significant lack of foresight, I set my sights on the the 2011 NFL Divisional Playoffs.  At least I ain’t nearly as inept a soothsayer as my friend The Hamster who predicted that the Seattle Seahawks would get anally raped by at least 2 touchdowns last week against the Saints.  Now…everyone and their 3rd cousin’s sister were predicting similar outcomes for that game, so I’ll dice that man some slack.  However…

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It’s Like Mother Nature Trotted Out Mariano Rivera in the 9th

It’s Like Mother Nature Trotted Out Mariano Rivera in the 9th

The snowstorm that has hit the city ironically referred to as Hotlanta has rendered me crib-ridden for the past 3 days.  This is crazy stuff.  The city of Atlanta at the mercy of…snow?  This, folks, rarely happens here.  More often than not, on the rare occasion that it has snowed down here, it has normally melted away the day after.  We’ve rarely been subjugated to any post-traumatic weather consequences.  However, this time around, we’ve had ice on the roads for the past 3 days (and will probably continue to have it for the next day or so). This is the first natural catastrophe over the past 5 years that I’ve actually been present for.  The snowstorm we had on Christmas Day in The A a few weeks back?  I was in Macon – where it didn’t snow nary an inch.  The tornado that hit downtown years ago and caused damage to buildings throughout Downtown?  I was in Savannah for St. Patty’s Day.  The flood that hit the city that had most of Buckhead submerged beneath inches of water?  I was traveling for business on the Left Coast.  So, I’ve finally experienced a natural disaster in this city.  You may be smirking in reticence…but…

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I’m on That Madeleine Peyroux Ish

I’m on That Madeleine Peyroux Ish

Panera, as previously written, has become my preeminent hotspot of incremental progress.  As I wrote before, home is where complacency festers more fervently than the stench of inedible fruit in the fridge.  So, I get out of the home to draw some sort of inspiration or at least to feel some sort of satisfaction that I haven’t sat fermenting on the sofa all day.  Not exactly mankind leaps…I know…but…hey…baby steps done gonna have to suffice in the meantime.

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The Phone that Drove me to the Brink of Infidelity

The Phone that Drove me to the Brink of Infidelity

I’ve learned that I’m infinitely more productive outside the confines of my cozy crib.  Maybe this explains why everybody and their 3rd cousin’s coffeeshop is jam packed with degenerate java geeks all the time.  A word to the wise, steer away from any and all Starbucks.  I remember driving around one day a few weeks back looking for a sweet spot to study at for the PE exam I took last month – only to come up grasping the acrid aroma of disappointment.  

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Do NOT Friggin’ Dare Dismiss The Peppered Cashews

Do NOT Friggin’ Dare Dismiss The Peppered Cashews

Absent of reason nor cognizant of rhyme, I blog again.  Purpose?   Do I ever really have one?  My thoughts are an independent contractor freelancin’ for mere flips and wiggles.

Ademas…months…nearly years ago…I pined for the alleged luster and shine of the unemployed life.  I often wondered then if indeed the grass was truly “greener on the other side”.  Well…

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An F5 Refresh of my Mental Browser

An F5 Refresh of my Mental Browser

Amid scarce fanfare and scant publicity, I’d like to formally announce my temporary resignation from engineering. “Temporary”, say you? Well…I suppose so. Could it be permanent? Perhaps. Likely? A shrug of the shoulders “I dunna know”. In a few months, I very well could find myself on the figurative corner begging for enough change to hail a cab to pay the professional succubus of engineering a late night visit. For now though, I’m a week and a half removed from the only career I’ve known for the past 5 years.

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Some Inconsiderate Cat Will Get Sucker Punched

Some Inconsiderate Cat Will Get Sucker Punched

25 hours, 2 stops, and two 5 hour layovers in between. That pretty much encapsulates my Labor Day.

Actually, as of right now, I’m actually writing this from CDG (Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris). The flight to Atlanta departs in about 3 hours, so I got nothing but time to kill. I’ve been to this airport a few times…and…the Airport Nazi is impressed. At least as far as the terminal that I’m in (2E). Not too shabby…not too shabby at all.

More airports need to offer free Wi-Fi. Seriously. I understand the business of making money…

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My New and Updated iPhone Mobile Site

My New and Updated iPhone Mobile Site

If you so feel inclined, check out my new and updated iPhone mobile site layout.  It’s definitely more sleek and user friendly than the previous template I was using.  Check out the screenshot below. Comments are welcome. Let me know how it displays on other mobile phones as well (Wackberries, Androids, etc.).

If you so feel inclined, check it out on your mobile phone.


Enlightened Times of Juno Email

Enlightened Times of Juno Email

Buckle your chastity belts folks…I’m about to penetrate the born-again virginity of randomness like no other before.

Here I am, a few days away from finishing another 3 week stint out in the Middle Easy. Prior to this visit, I had been back in the States 2 weeks following a previous 3 week stint out in the Easy. Needless to say, the past few months have been a blur. It’s difficult to explain…but…

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A Few Undercooked Falafels

A Few Undercooked Falafels

So, my reward for my 3 week servitude out in the Middle Easy is this. Is it worth it? Maybe. I’ve been out here on the coast for 4 days and this is the first chance I’ve gotten at actually sitting on the beach and relaxing. Every night this week, I’ve been getting home past 9 or 10pm, so I haven’t had nary a chance to let my toes get a little O2 and my mind some fresh air. This right here, my friends, is THE glamor life. I’m glad I at least got a chance to get a few hours out here and appreciate the scenery.

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