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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Oh, Silly Congress

So, I realize that I work for the United States Government, so really it's a little faux pas and ironic to be criticizing it.

But I mean, come. on. I have a bone to pick with Congress as a whole. (Once again, I'll refer you to the footnote disclaimer found on the bottom of every page on this blog.) Can't you guys just, oh, I don't know... do your job? Didn't we, as the American people under a federal republican (small 'r') government, elect you people to represent us and, you know, govern?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Boy with a Coin

I'm a big fan of Iron And Wine, and the music video to their song "Boy with a Coin" has me quite simply enchanted.

I don't know exactly what about this video has me so captivated, but I swear I've watched it more than 20 times in just a few days. Perhaps it's the dancers, the choreography (that's flamenco, right?), or maybe just the pairing of the song with something so visually enthralling.

In any case, I share it with you here (turns out, they won't let me embed the video here) here's a link to the video for your own enjoyment. Que se divierta.

Until next time...peace.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

How to Enjoy A Weekend

Step 1: Leave work promptly at 5pm on Friday afternoon. Make sure that when you leave work, you really leave work. Promise yourself that you won't do anything related to your job or your daily Monday to Friday routine once you get home.

Step 2: Receive a great gift from a great friend sent via old-fashioned snail mail.

Step 3: Ride your bicycle a few blocks over to the public park to enjoy watching the annual Motorcycle festival held in your local town. Make sure you're there to watch the Esfera de Muerte, or Sphere of Death, and marvel at how these people don't die every few seconds.