Thursday, February 26, 2004

Music makes friends

I think it's interesting that when people are dating or trying to get to know one another that one of the first questions asked is "What kind of music do you like?"

It seems that people choose their friends that they hang out with and people they date by comparing favorite singers. I don't think I've ever gone on a date without asking the girl what kind of music she liked, or what radio stations she liked (well, back before I was married anyway). You seem to be able to learn a lot about someone by looking at their CD/MP3 collection or the presets on their radio.

Take my parents for example, they pretty much only listen to LDS music. Or Rich, my old roommate, that only listened to hardrock and country (and probably secretly liked Britney Spears but would never admit it, haha). Larry only listens to 80s pop. Jason prefers Trance. Brinkerhoff - Bob Marley and Saturday Night Fever. The music people like says a lot about them.

I think that I'm a mystery because I listen to everything - except reggae, polka, and hardcore mexican music (with the trumpets and bad singing), all of which I find highly annoying.

Monday, February 16, 2004

New Pads, New Proof

My wife is better than me at DDR (Dance Dance Revolution). I don't know how this happened. I remember about one year ago when DDR first came into my circle of friends. Adam and I were the best. Nobody could fathom how we could hit those arrows on a level 4, or even 5.

I brought DDR over to Belmont and Stuart quickly passed me up in skill. Then I got married and now my wife is even better than me. Last week she got like a 175 combo. Which is unbe-freakin-lievable.

I thought she was better than me because we had one good pad and one bad pad. So, just to even the playing field we bought two new pads so there would be no excuses. Sure enough, she slaughters me every game.

Post posted at wrong post

I was walking to Larry's house two weeks ago and was startled to see a big, yellow Century 21 FOR SALE sign in his front yard. I was thinking, "Man, the guy is moving and didn't even tell me!"

I asked him about it and he said that the family next door was moving and the real estate agent put it in the wrong yard! But what is even worse, he put it in the wrong yard on purpose!!!

Weird. Very weird. The guy said that he thought that if the sign was in Larry's yard that it would look closer to the neighbor's door than if it was in their own yard - which is completely insane. Larry and Krista are going to have people asking them why they are moving all the time - not to mention they have a huge hole in their little front yard now because those Century 21 posts are like 4 inches by 4 inches.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Slow Children

In the picture that I have attached to this blog, why do they have a ball bouncing off of the head of the kid?

On the way to work I drove by a housing complex that has a big yellow sign by the driveway. It read - "SLOW CHILDREN."

I'm not trying to be over critical here, but is this really necessary? Just because someone in the complex has some retarded kids, that doesn't mean that they have to put up a sign telling the whole world about it.


I just think that there has to be a better way to say the true meaning of the sign. Usually they say "Slow Children" and then down below "At Play". I think if they put the "SLOW" alone and then put "Children at Play" that might do the trick. Doesn't anyone else see the weirdness of these signs?