Snowmageddon from space!!!!

Picture taken from the Hubble Space Telescope of DC after the back to back blizzards... Oh NYC how lucky you are!

Uh oh... I might never be leaving the couch...

PS3 3D Technology is right around the corner... Imagine the possibilities of this:

Let's get it on!



This is how DC feels right... about... now...

Just had 30" of snow and about to get 16" more. CRIKEY!

Dallas Green
Best Musician Ever


The temperature's through the floor
Your fingers are turning black
There’s a crisis knocking at your door

You had better try to make it home
The snow is getting too deep to drive
your car might be your coffin

We’re never gonna see the summer,
This season is coming, long and hard.
Yeah this town is going under
This season's going to kill us all.

Catch the snowflakes little children
Count them as they bury you alive
Count them as they choke the road ways
A blizzard's coming in the year punk died

One nine seven seven

This season has left us all helpless
I can't see and even God is blind
And deaf to all your prayers

There’s nothing that you can do
The weathers stronger than us all
The sky is going to crush you

This season’s growing cold
I fear that this could be the end
There’s no sign of hope
We’ve got a crisis on our hands.


I'm snowed in... WHAT THE HELL DO I DO?!?!?!

Ok... it's about time for an update, haven't had too much time to let my finicky fingers fly freely on this fresh and fruity keyboard. OH!!!! There's a lil' rambling alliteration for ya! So I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to talk about so I'm just gonna let loose. Oh! I know! The ridiculous amount of snow that has just fallen in the metro/DC area.

If you want a hysterical play by play, head on over to The Jiggle's Puff for a full winter weather advisory report and some fantastic satirical comments in between - definitely worth a read.

So I thought I'd make a list of what I've learned to be quite the awesomely distracting things to do whilst snowed in via mother nature's finest:

1) Hot Chocolate and Ice 101 - A standard in this type of weather. Warms the soul, the body and the libido... Hemmy hemmy hemmy
2) Create as many hysterical and egregious movie drinking games that you can. Here's a list of some of the best I've come to know: Boondock Saints, Garden State, Transporters 1, 2 and 3, LOTR 1,2 and 3 (it's all about the trilogies... can you guess what's next???) Matrix 1,2 and 3. It's ridiculous how many times you'll drink for the retarded things Neo says. These should get ya started on this one. Then go ahead and create your own
3) Look in your fridge, freezer, pantry, fire up the oven and stove and let your imagination run wild. Make the most incredible dishes that you've always thought would taste good but never had the time to do it. Mix and match whatever your heart desires. You'd be amazed at what you'll come up with and how delicious it is!
4) Make sure that you are drinking large amounts alcoholic beverages during all of these activities as it will make them that much more fun and interesting.
5) Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

Just a few thoughts from the snowed in mind of a rambler...


"That's bullshit... You set your own high standards!"

So over the last 4 months I've been having a pretty large issue at work. I won't go into too much detail but I've just felt like a number, not a name and have felt next to no satisfaction in almost every aspect of what I do 8-10 hours a day. Monday night, the company took all us revenue peeps to quite an extravagant event that they probably shelled out 10k plus for. I went... slightly hesitant about how the night was going to go. I normally feel like a loner at these things since there are so many cliques in this company it's ridiculous. Consider it like high school. You've got the jocks, the funny/chill/laid back crowd, "plastic" esque cheerleaders, dorks, super uber dorks, druggies and alcoholics, etc.

I was never in a clique in high school. I tended to just float around and had a small group of friends that I depended on. Anyways, I learned an extremely important lesson from a buddy that night. For the most part, no matter what your job is, there are gonna be things that you simply just can't stand about them... it's just a fact. A favorite quote of mine is "I don't like work- nobody does- but I like what is in work-the chance to find yourself." Well that's exactly what this guy told me. He asked me, honestly asked me, how I was doing... and I put it on him. He listened with a very patient ear (like any good sales person) and when I finished my rant he slowly pulled away, looked me straight in the eyes and said, "Ryland... That's bullshit! It doesn't matter (insert what I said to him about what tortures and torments this job was putting me through), you're gonna get that no matter where you go. When this happens, you set your own high standards. You work for you and yours. I don't care if that's a hobby, a family or a fucking drug. You do it for YOU."

He said it with such conviction, such passion, such energy that I had to ask, "So... you've been here before?" His obvious reply, "More times than I can count."

It was in that moment that I realized he was utterly right. His words cut to my core. Not only had he been there, he'd made it back out... and not just back out alive, but thriving. It was one of those "eureka" moments us homo sapiens tend to have every once and a while where we just go, "I fucking get it!". So, I thank you fellow wounded soldier - you gave me just what I needed to press on.

Now... what should I eat for lunch today???