A Prize In Every Box

This is a place for the random musings and life experiences of one Fliven, who looks for life's fun little surprises, even when its in a giant box of stale, tasteless foodstuffs.

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Location: Sugar Hill, GA, United States

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Yes, do you guys have cans of Whoop @$$?

It has become my new quest to find the Jones Cola "Whoop @$$" (note the clever use of symbols in place of letters to achieve a lower rating) energy drink. I believe it was found by a friend at a random Sheetz in Virginia, but since then I have not found it anywhere. But can you think of any name for a product that comes in a can that's better than "Whoop @$$"?

Anyway...I am once again behind on my webring posts, and will get caught up as soon as I can. But first, a little on what I've been up to! Last week I drove to Atlanta to visit Behtia, which was a blast. The visiting, not the driving. But I did find an interesting fact...my car got better gas mileage traveling northeast than it did traveling southwest. What's that about? Let's hear science explain that.

Basically the weekend was spent hanging out with Behtia, laughing at the stupid dogs we house-sitted, wondering where Ishy was, and just generally having a really good time. We went hiking one day to Amicolola Falls, which was lovely, although if you go, park at the top of the falls, because then you won't have to go up 706 stair steps. That was not so cool. And one evening we stayed up til 4 a.m. watching 3 episodes of Celebrity Poker, 2 of which were the same. Which led to the inevitable result that the new feared arch-enemy Trifecta of Evil are Camryn Manheim, Oksana Baiul, and Dean Cain. They are all up to something...or seemed to be in my "just drove 600 miles and its 4 a.m. and I've seen this episode twice" mind.

Also, Million Dollar Baby was a good movie in the "I wasn't depressed but now I am and just want to huddle under a protective blanket of fear" genre. And what's the deal with Weather Man not being in theaters after a week at the box office?! That bummed us out, cause we both wanted to see it.

Still, it was well worth the trip! I remain quite smitten with Behtia. Or possibly even besotted. Take your pick.

Today's link: Victorian clothing at reasonable prices!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

This will be me next week, trying to catch up on blogging...and the boss looks REMARKABLY like my old boss...how odd...

Quickly Post

Ok, people...I know I haven't done this week's weblog entry, bad me, but we swears we will get to it next week after I get back from Atlanta.

That's right! I will be leaving tomorrow in the Soylent-Mobile to drive a zillion miles to see Behtia for the weekend. I will be driving the zillion miles back on Monday. Today is becoming mad with trying to get everything at work caught up before I leave.

And with that, I leave you with today's article about a lively young sprout in Norway, who, while attempting to learn to use the potty, finds a carnivorous lizard inside. Read all about it here!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Well before word processors, or even the internet, there was Blog!

Runaway Truck Ramp!

And now, faithful blog-readers, an update!

Since whenever I posted last about me...like, last Thursday or so...what has been going on? As always, counting down the days until my journey to Georgia (one week left!) and this past weekend, there was a marvellous trip to Deep Creek Lake, with many of my webring blog associates and other friends!

Q: Were there shenanigans?
A: Yes. And they were, in fact, "mad cap".

Q: Was there any pumpkin carving?
A: Yes! My Dark Force Padawan-at-Law and I carved a sweet Elvis pumpkin.

Q: What were some of the highlights?
A: Hot tubbing, singing in rounds, singing in rounds while hot tubbing, "real world!", doing a lot of reading and relaxing, portable sandwiches, Trivial Pursuit for hours...good times...goooood times.

Q: What was the funniest moment?
A: Three words: Memories Made Here.

Anyway, that was this past weekend. Since then I've been working, playing some Mercenaries on X-Box (very frustrating...I had stormed a fortress, killed everyone, destroyed everything, and the stupid General jumped into a tank and started shooting me...what am I supposed to do about that when you have to take him alive? Seriously), and just generally trying to kill time until next week's trip!

Yesterday I tried to go to the Amish Market, but it was unexpectedly closed! Which means I could not acquire the pie I am destined to consume. But today...perhaps I will try again.

Today's entertainment: Gangsta Dancing Yoda

Next year, I'm gonna be SGT. SLAUGHTER for Halloween...just wait and see!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Webring Post #14

This week's topic is:

Describe how you spent this Halloween. Compare/contrast with previous Halloweens.

Let's see...Halloween was on Monday this year, so there was less overall celebrating as if it had been on say, a Friday. I did wear a funny hat to work as a gesture of Halloweeny festivities; my Sherlock Holmes deerstalker hat that I bought at the Scottish Festival a few years ago. It was a hit.

After work, I sat around, kept the dog under control when the trick-or-treaters came, but otherwise didn't do much of anything special...which is really the major difference between this holiday and in years past. I always used to don costume for Halloween...it was my favorite holiday of the year for many years, in fact. But that's mostly because I was usually sick on Christmas for some reason. And many and varied were my costumes! I have been a Native American, GI Joe, Voltron, mad scientist, pirate, and others. Good times!

For more Halloween rememberances, please visit the links on the left-hand side of the page!

A very merry un un birthday to me...!