Volunteers REALLY suck

(Random Aside: I am reasonably sure that the Featured Image for this post refers to the name of a Football team. There is a football team names ‘The Volunteers’. Really, they should put me on a fucking naming board or some shit.) I am starting to feel like I am beating a dead horse. I…

Joining the Brass Polishers Union of the RMS Titanic

Back in high school I took a bunch of drafting and technical design classes.  One day I came into the class and found along the back wall of the computer lab where the class was hosted was a vector design of the RMS Titanic. “Behold,” the teacher told us, “the symbol of this class!” It…

September Music Challenge 2020

Week 36 Control Machete – Solo Para Fanaticos Whoops! Well, shit… Ok, I probably should have figured this out. I mean, my Spanish is good enough to translate Solo Para Fanaticos, so the question really becomes whether or not I would have put together that Only for Fanatics would mean ‘Greatest hits’ album. I knew…

Fortune Favors the Bold! [Photo-Dump]

In my previous photo-dump I mentioned that I had gone to Meteora. Well, the plot is a little thicker than that. The first day I got to the town just outside of Meteora in the blazing heat of noon. The hostel matron told me I would be a fool to go up to the monastaries…

The coworker who brought her jeans to work – a conclusion (sort of, maybe not)

This is the conclusion to some previous blogposts, which can be found here and here. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ People think that hate is bad. They are not wrong, but I often find that one people talk about it they do so as if it is maximally bad, as if hate is the worse thing you can have…

August Music Challenge 2020

Week 31 Ratata – LP3 Ratata is another band that I think I am lying to myself about. I got into it while working a job back when because and only because my coworkers were into it and it got heavy rotation in the work place (before you think this is some kind of weird…

I did a tourism! [Photo-Dump]

Ok. I don’t know what was harder – four months of employment quarantine, or one month of self-employment. But after the both of those back to back, I need a vacation. So I took one. I went to the monasteries of Meteora in northern Greece. Fantastic place! More photos – and anecdotes – to follow…

Tiny victories

I love it when people are wrong. I love it even more when people are wrong by way of illogic and superstition. I have mentioned that I do not particularly care for my flatmate. I, in fact, think she is pretty terrible, so I enjoy it pretty heavily when she does something a bit off….

July Music Challenge 2020

Week 26 Queen – Greatest Hits This was pretty much just vengeance out of the gate. Last year (I think. I am exhausted and my life/ the last several months is all a fucking blur) I had Queen on my to-listen list. But the person who recommended it to me did it in a weird…