Thursday, February 5, 2015


I feel like I'm having the opposite of an old man, get-off-my-lawn moment. It's a civic pride, stop-being-an-asshole thing.

I can't stand people who push the snow from their driveways into the street. It is so blatantly disrespectful to their neighbors. Half of the streets in South Buffalo right now are one lane roads. Plow crews are busy and people are trying to get to work and school, but some are too lazy to turn the nozzle on their snow blowers to the side so it stacks on the lawn. The selfish and petty nature of some people is astounding. It should not surprise or disappoint me but I guess it conflicts with my nature so much it probably always will.

It's like the people at my daughter's school who pull in the driveway to pick up and drop off. Paperwork went home at the beginning of the year saying do not pull in the driveway. There are kids walking through and buses trying to get in and out in a timely manner. And trying to get a spot on the street can be a pain in the ass. There are hundreds of kids all trying to get in the school at the same time. Add together all the cars and buses, plus normal morning traffic and the front of the school is chaos. Now, there are handicapped spaces in the lot. So before I continue this rant, I'm perfectly ok with people utilizing the handicapped spaces. What makes me wish death upon them is when its just a mom or dad in a hurry that don't feel like looking for a space in the street, or walking a city block to drop their kids off. And worse are the people who do it everyday.

In order to strike a sense of common decency in people it requires someone to speak up. And doing so is usually met with "Mind your own business asshole!" You're right, it's not my business, IT'S EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS! Be a neighbor. Participate in this society!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

My 25 Most-Listened-To Songs

Since I started using Google play music about a year ago these are my top 25 most listened to songs:

1. A Living, Breathing Piece of Defecating Meat - Cattle Decapitation
2. Dead Set on Suicide - Cattle Decapitation
3. Blodtørost - Kvelertak
4. The Firat Commandment of the Luminaries - The Ocean
5. Firmament - The Ocean
6. Mjød - Kvelertak
7. Mesopelagic: Into the Uncanny - The Ocean
8. Forced Gender Reassignment - Cattle Decapitation
9. Offernatt - Kvelertak
10. Sightless Wisdom - Arsis
11. Killing Birds with Stones - Intronaut
12. The Welding - Intronaut
13. Fossegrim - Kvelertak
14. Your Disposal - Cattle Decapitation
15. Kingdom of Tyrants - Cattle Decapitation
16. The Axe - Gojira
17. Bathyalpelagic I: Impasses - The Ocean
18. Behold (God I Am) - Allaegon
19. Steps - Intronaut
20. Milk Leg - Intronaut
21. Ulvetid - Kvelertak
22. Sultans of Satan - Kvelertak
23. Swallowed by the Earth - The Ocean
24. Metaphysics of the Hangman - The Ocean
25. Rumbrave - Murder by Death

I find the list interesting, The Ocean and Cattle Decap were bands I discovered shortly after using the app. I'm confident saying that a few years ago not one band, with the exception of Gojira, would have appeared on this list. I wish there was a way to both keep the tally running and reset it so I could do a similar list next year while also maintaining an all time play count.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Black and White World

This morning on our way to school Audrey asked me if I knew what show was on on Mondays. I guessed three or four times and gave up. She told me she didn't remember the name. So I said give me hints. These are the hints:

-He lived in a black and white world.
-He had brown skin.
-He died from a killing thing.
-He won a medal for helping people.

So I guessed Martin Luther King Jr. YEAH! That's it. She said they watch a show about him every Monday.