Honey… Honey… No really you want honey?

Sooo eating at one of my favorite restaurants here in the Sandbox I had the oddest thing happen to me…  We were finishing up with dinner of some Shish Tawooq sandwiches and this guy whom I’ve seen there a few times slides up to our table and starts miming something in front of his belly in the rough shape of a jar and then it gets weird, he starts asking if I like honey…  Now normally I’m not into guys or honey, but this was a moment in time you can’t just make a flash decision and go with the norm.  The dude was offering me honey!  So I did what any normal human would do when presented with a dude miming a jar of honey in front of himself, I said "no I’m ok?"  Which roughly translates into "Yes, I would like you to bring me a jar of contraband honey and shove it into my shopping bag."  He then proceeded to shove the jar into my bag and I gave him some QAR and we went out the door with my contraband honey…

I’ll have to report later if the honey is any good or if I’ve been arrested for buying contraband honey…

The randomness of my life

Right then, I’m here in Seattle for a job right?  A job that I’m into and like, the people I work with are weird in their own rights and for the most part I like them both.  But the randomness of my life may need to stop sometime soon. 

One of the more influential people in my life has resurfaced as of tonight.  Keep in mind, I’ve not seen this person since 1993 and the fact she has resurfaced tonight is interesting to me.  This is someone who could be part of the reason I am who I am today.  She was there for me at a critical point in my life and has been with me in the back of my mind for many years.  So as fate would have it I ran into my theatre teacher from my first year in high school tonight.  As it turns out she is part of the association that I’m now a part of, I have to stress now how influential this person was for me and how random meeting her tonight was.  I’m astounded by the fates and how they seem to be working together to bring people who’ve made me who I am today back into my life, both for good and bad.  Tonight was a good, and I’m glad to have reconnected with this person.  She made me want to exceed her expectations and I will always remember her attention to detail and how she made me want to perform above and beyond what I thought I was capable of.

How much more random can my life become?  Who knows, and if you do know then please give me fair warning.

country music…?

Ok so it’s true, I went to a country music festival on Saturday this last weekend… I had a surprisingly good time, the music really doesn’t do anything for me, but the most of the musicians were pretty good. the food was alright and there was plenty of beer to soften the blow of my being at a country music festival. I did have the choice between the country music festival and the beer festival… and I went to the country music festival, oh well I learned my lesson and next time I’ll hit the beer fest.

City Light… what a bunch of fuck heads!

I don’t know how they think this is logical… The previous tenant of my apartment owes Seattle City Light over $500 so they turn the power off to my apartment. The best part is they won’t turn it back on till someone pays the bill. Now keep in mind I’ve been living in this apartment for a few months and of course the first thing I do is call to try and start service, but given the crazy way the building is setup and the logical way the city works, I can’t setup service till the previous tenant “moves out”. So now I have an apartment, that my cousin is staying at while I’m in Tucson, with no power… I’m less then happy, even though I don’t really care since I’m not there, it’s bad form to have someone sublet your place and have your power disconnected.

What happened to me?

I’m sitting here in Las Vegas watching The Devil Wears Prada and I’m enjoying it… I think there must be something wrong with me… I will say though this is one of Meryl Streep’s best role I’ve ever seen, of course outside of Prairie Home Companion.

Ok there must be something wrong with me, I’m enjoying this movie way to much. Must be the photofag in me coming out!

One cannot have religion without humor…

The Pope arrives in heaven, where St. Peter awaites him. St. Peter asks the Pope who he is.
The Pope : I am the Pope.
St. Peter: Who? There’s no such name in my book.
The Pope : I’m the representative of God on Earth.
St. Peter: Does God have a representative? He didn’t tell me…
The Pope : But I am the leader of the Catholic Church…
St. Peter: The Catholic church… Never heard of it… Wait, I’ll check with the boss.
St. Peter walks away trough Heaven’s Gate to talk with God.
St. Peter: There’s a dude standing outside who claims he’s your representative on earth.
God : I don’t have a representative on earth, not that I know of… Wait, I’ll ask Jesus.
(yells for Jesus)
Jesus : Yes father, what’s up?
God and St. Peter explain the situation.
Jesus : Wait, I’ll go outside and have a little chat with that fellow.
Ten minutes pass and Jesus reenters the room laughing out loud. After a few minutes St. Peter asks Jesus why he’s laughing.
Jesus : Remember that fishing club I started 2000 years ago? It still exists!

I don’t know who wrote this originally, all I know is I found it on some Germans’ blog.

How to get excited when you’re not.

I like technology, I really do. After all it’s a laptop that I’m typing this post on right now, I have two digital cameras and I have multiple domain names. I’ve been a systems administrator for a company, I’ve even worked as a web developer for a short while. But as of the last year I’ve been disconnected form my usually source of entertainment / information about technology, the internet. Now I have an internet connection again and I almost don’t know what to do with it. I research some things that I’ve been wondering about, looking into a new laptop as this one is getting to the point it can’t travel any more and looking up places to go for the last two weeks in Australia. I’ve become less of a geek it seems, or maybe I’ve just decided to geek out about other things.

Of course the internet is a whole different form of technology that I embraced so many years ago and fell in love with, now it’s not as important as it used to be to me. Maybe I’m growing to be a more cynical person, but it seems everything I’ve gotten into over the years has slowly become less important to me over the last year. Now people are more important, interpersonal relationships, talking with them face to face, even god forbid talking about how I feel or felt about certain things. It’s amazing how far technology has come in just the last 15 years, but you know what? It doesn’t change the fact we’re still human and need human contact.

Life can be random… Right?

Lets talk about random…  Someone I really can’t remember just got in contact with me.  Now normally this wouldn’t bother me none, but I feel like I should know this person.  Their email was short and simple and just read “Is this Jude?”… Well it sure is, but who’re they?  The name doesn’t help me a whole lot, but then again my memory for names has recently been taken up with how to pronounce words in Arabic and such.  It’s these random moments I live for.