March 21st, 2008

Don't Worry Be Happy

Over the past few days I've noticed that a lot of shit on my friend's list (and a lot of my own posts) have been bitching and moaning and complaining about what we don't like or what makes us annoyed.

But, you know what? Life, in general, is more happy than sad. So let me create a meme.

Post 10 things that make you happy. Then tell 10 of your friends to do the same. Maybe we'll all read about happiness and all feel a little better tomorrow.

Here's my list:

1. Naughty comments from girls on Gawker.

2. Fleshbot's Best of Babelogs.

3. When freelance clients actually fucking pay me.

4. A cold gin martini.

5. Getting a blow job from my girlfriend after I do the dishes and clean the toilet.

6. The nearing of the end of the Bush administration.

7. Watching my cat sleep.

8. Making up fake news stories for my blog about Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica characters entering the presidential campaign.

9. Cuckold/Cheating Wife pornography.

10. Bad bar bands playing George Michale's "Faith" when I'm really drunk. (Note, I hate the original song, I just like the way it sounds when done by a bad bar band.)

From The Freelance Job Boards

Project Description:

I need 12 Articles on a very specific subject : playing video games as a way of personal development. In other words, the work will consist in writing about the similarities between the Spirituality paths (from recent forms of self help, astrology, etc... far to the ancient religions like Bouddhism or Shamanism) and the "Video game" gameplay experience (from the old fashion 70's games up to the next gen MMOGs).
Each Article consists in 500-1000 words (ilustrated by 2-4 pictures), focussed on one spiritual topic argued by two or more examples of video games which are closed to the topic.

Five Things

Imagine you won a billion dollars in the lottery. Other than the obvious shit like your own island or a mansion, what are five "normal" things you'd buy. You know, stuff you probably could buy now, but don't because it would be a silly way to waste money. In other words I'm not talking about famous paintings or gold mines. Just shit that you've always wanted (say costing $5,000 or less.)

1. Vintage Metallica Master Of Puppets Tour T-Shirt

2. An Original Coin Operated Arcade Version of Galaxian

3. A Black Armani Custom Tailored Suit

4. The Life Size Darth Vader Replica They Used To Have At FAO Schwartz

5. Vintage Pulp Fiction Movie Poster

Banks Suck Part Two

When my bank hits me with a $175 "international overdraft charge" for one dubious overpayment to my electric company it makes me wonder if I'm simply helping them cover their loses for making bad mortgages to idiots.