Thursday, April 05, 2007

No-one Ever Told Me

"No-one ever told me!"

This is one phrase that makes my blood boil at times. There are things that in my world I have thought are ordinary knowledge only to find that some people are blissfully ignorant?
Here is an example, I had a friend who told me that they never watch video on youtube because the videos never flow smoothly but always stop, I asked them if they ever waited for the video to finish buffering before pressing the play button; all I got was a blank look.
There was this other pal I used to hang out with. We once had a bash and I left some beer in her fridge, this girl doesnt drink beer so I knew my beer was in safe hands. So one afternoon I go over to her house to pick up the beers and I find one missing, so I asked her what happened. She told me that she was feeling thirsty, drank half a beer and then poured the rest down the sink. Now if you know Kenyan men, you know that you don't mess with our beer! So I asked her why she was drinking beer when she was thirsty and told her beer is a diuretic and will actually do more harm than good. She looked at me like she had learned the earth was round, when I told her that the dehydrating nature of alcohol was on of the reasons for hangovers, I got the wonderful statement....."No-one ever told me!"
I am sorry, how can you be drinking for 4 years of uni and one of grad school and not bother to find out what alcohol does to your body?!
Last but not least was this chic who thought that I had made up the existance of pubic lice aka crabs. And no I was not sleeping with her!
Maybe it's me who just expects too much from people in terms of everday knowledge, I think people reserve the right to be clueless and I shouldn't let it bother me!

Is it me or does Jon B look like Artur Magaryan? Look at the picture of him on the Thursday Standard and look at this pic, take some hair off Jon B and they look like they were separated at birth I tell you! Sorry Movie Buff but I had to say it!

Late Edit! I found a pic of him!

Have an Armenian free weekend people!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Banned, Babies and other things

I came across this wonderful site that lets you know if your url is can be accesed in China and you can find out by doing a test run. Sadly 25% of the world have been knocked out of my potential fan base by the Chinese government. That is a vile human rights violation! I am going to picket the Chinese Embassy as soon as I finish this spring roll. On a serious note maybe all blogger hosted blogs are blocked to shield the people's eyes from the work of dissidents and inciters. But as long as they keep on supplying cheap electronics and goods, Uncle Sam isn't going to say anything; that much I assure you.

Moving on, I was looking at my yahoo messenger friends list and I saw the name of a friend I hadn't heard from in eons, so I decided to drop her a line; you know the usual "Hi, how are you doing?" email. So she answers, "Still working in the same place. No husband, no baby."
When I read that mail I was like wtf?! I didn't ask you that but you decided to share the info anyway. I knew this chic from my church days, yes The Acolyte had a church phrase before he went to the darkside. She was wifey material so it was sad to hear that she had broken up with her boyfriend but back to the crux of the story. I'm just sick and tired of people invalidating someone's other achievements in life because they have gotten to a certain age and are single and childless. I do believe that we exist on this earth for more than just popping out brats. Here is another thing that makes my blood boil. Anyone on this earth who knows me well knows I am anti-kids. Yes this seed here is never going to be planted (that has been the cause for some relationships in my life not really taking off). So whenever I start talking to someone, they ask my opinion on having kids and I give them my answer. I get inane replies like;

" You are going to change your mind just wait....."

" When you have your own kids you will fall in love with them...."

"What kind of life is that? Just living for yourself?"

and the classic........"Who will take care of you when you grow old?"

First of all, I know myself. I came up with this resolution when I was around 17-18 and it is still strong as ever. It's my mind and I try to follow the example God gave in the good book, " I changeth not," let's see if you can find that in the Bible. I have a 4 year old niece, she is cute and all but if I had to go through everything my sister goes through in the name of rearing kids; I would take a sledgehammer to my nuts (after having an orgy of course). The other answer is like telling someone, you can't stand meat but give it time, after you buy some you will become a carnivore of sorts. I'm sorry but I sure am not that pliable. As for living life for myself, I do intend to make the world a better place but anyone will tell you that once you have kids; that is the end of your life as you know it. You have to make sacrifices, so let me stick to bettering the world and enjoying my life while I am at it. As for who will take care of you when you are old, I know loads of old people in Kenya who have loads of kids but nothing to show for it; so kids are a poor investment policy better have a good pension plan and put yourself in a good old age home or live hard and die young. Anyway I just had to get that off my chest, these baby-holics do get to me at times.

Soon I am going to share some of the foibles that make me very undate-able but let me share this interesting but disturbing thing that a girl I was dating once did. Many bloggers ie Nick aka photo lover, know that few pics of the Acolyte are in active distribution and this is because he dislikes being taken pictures of despite him having some skills behind the camera. Anyway there was this girl I was dating who hounded me for some pics so I referred her to this networking group online where we were pals that I had some pics on, and asked her to help herself as I had no new pics to share with her. So one day I go to see her and she says she has something to show me on her laptop. I then sit next to her and wait to see what this gift is. Well she logs into her account and shows me the wallpaper she made, she had taken her favourite picture of me, made it into a motif/pattern playing with the colors in some while having it alternate with some picture of the mara I had sent her, with two large mirror images of my pic in the middle. And yes I had told this chic time and again that I do not like being taken pictures of (only for official purposes) but she went ahead to do what she wanted to do. Yes, I was told she had the best intentions at heart but that was just a bit too much enthusiasm for me. There were no long term prospects for me there so to prevent feelings from being hurt, I began Operation Fast Fade a few months earlier than planned. Better safe then sorry is what I always say!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Monday Malaise 2

This was a good weekend for Liverpool fans world over.............

Moving on, this story hasm shown that there is a silver lining when things look hopeless. The
law is supposed to treat everyone equally irregardless of race and class but sadly in the States that isn't always the case, so it was good to see that girl's excessive sentence over-turned. Let's hope they clean up the Texas penal system, and while they're at it; why don't the pass by Kenya and build us some new prisons?

I have waited and I have ngojad and finally it's hear! The new season of The Shield begines Tuesday! Woo hoo! Let's see how Vic will try and find out who killed Lem aka Curtis Lemansky (we all know!) while keeping Kavanaugh off his back! This should make for great TV.
Anyway I have had a long weekend, I spent the last 3 days helping a friend move; that is always my idea of hell.
So let me curl up into a bundle of strained muscles and sleep, be good while I'm gone!