*audrey don’t read this, its about killing a chicken
Completely off topic from the original post, but this reminds me of a story of the SFHS days when a certain friend (who has a fear of birds) and I were first starting to hang out. On our way to watch a hockey game starring Darren G., we ventured into the shopping center with Marina Foods in San Jose. That was the first day I was introduced to Avocado flavored Pearl Tea.
As we pulled into the parking lot, my friend from the passengers seat exclaims: OH MY GOD, THAT IS DISGUSTING! A pigeon had been hit and/or run over by a car and subsequently splattered on the parking lot pavement.
Not fully understanding this particular person’s ‘fear’, I drove closer to to it, attempting to scare her. Instead of closing her eyes and avoiding the gruesome sight, she pressed her face up against my car window, and covered her mouth as her jaw dropped to the floor. As disgusted as she was, she couldn’t look away. Then reality set in, and she started gagging, no longer able to look.
Then we got our avocado pearl tea, and went to the game.
This article is really really long and frankly I didn’t even read the whole thing yet. The section titled The Recession and America’s Youth is very interesting, here’s an excerpt:
"Examining national longitudinal data, Mossakowski has found that people who were unemployed for long periods in their teens or early 20s are far more likely to develop a habit of heavy drinking (five or more drinks in one sitting) by the time they approach middle age. They are also more likely to develop depressive symptoms. Prior drinking behavior and psychological history do not explain these problems—they result from unemployment itself. And the problems are not limited to those who never find steady work; they show up quite strongly as well in people who are later working regularly."
“The Wire, HBO. Ostensibly a cop series with a story to tell about the drug war in America’s inner city (Baltimore, in this case), “The Wire” over five seasons was really an insanely ambitious, intimately detailed historical document about institutional failure on all levels - cops, criminals, courts, politics, schools and newspapers. Dense, novelistic, painful, funny, real and transformative all at once. “The Wire” is the best television series ever made. Period.”—Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle
Joseph just won an autographed baseball from the San Francisco Giants after attending the Giants twitter meet up at FanFest. Two other people won game tickets and a mention on the scoreboard. All because of twitter….
Twitter is really something that can’t be properly explained. It’s usefulness is infinite and can only be properly shown through having an account. Anything that interests you, there are people tweeting and sharing information about. Video games, sports, food, fashion, CPA Exam tips, whatever. So much to learn and so much information to share. If you have a Blackberry, try Ubertwitter.
Quote from article:
"Twitter updates are used to communicate everything from birthday wishes to political opinions. But there are some special, shining cases where the status update has been used to do some extraordinary things, from marriage proposals to breaking news, and much more.
The following are 10 of the most extraordinary and creative uses of Twitter updates. These amazing updates have made the news, pushed the boundaries of what the status update can do, and have even fundamentally changed people’s lives.”
Noodling is fishing for catfish using only bare hands, practiced primarily in the southern United States. Many other names, such as catfisting, grabbling, graveling, hogging, dogging, gurgling, tickling and stumping, are used in different regions for the same activity. Noodling is currently legal in eleven of the United States.
The term “noodling”, although today used primarily towards the capture of flathead catfish, can and has been applied to all hand fishing methods, regardless of the method or species of fish sought. Noodling as a term has also been applied to various unconventional methods of fishing, such as any which do not use bait, rod & reel, speargun, etc., but this usage is much less common.
a. hold a longer, more interesting conversation with strangers
b. change a flat tire/jump start a car
g. troubleshoot common computer problems
h. ace an interview
A) I would talk about Italy, experiences abroad, and the comparison of interpersonal relationships amongst the Europeans…..lol
B) I can help you take care of those. I had about 6 flat tires (all in Tucson) and had to learn pretty quickly. If by jump start a car you mean with jumper cables I can help you do that too, I’ve had to do that a few times as well.
C) Have we ever played monopoly? Great game to practice negotiation skills. And as Charisse knows, I know the monopoly board by heart, backwards.
F) Good luck, I’m definitely not the person to talk to about this one.
G) I could say I know the solution to this, but I just google every single problem or error I’ve ever had and found a decent answer most of the time.