Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I spent the last 2 weeks debating on which cell phone I should upgrade to and my gf, a devout Apple consumer, spent 2 weeks trying to convince me to get an iphone. Having been a long time Motorola user I was inclined to continue the trend and buy the Motorola Droid. My gf's persistent demeanor had other plans however. She shot down my selection of smart phone preferences, calling them iphone imitator. Exhausted from her consistent pressure, I finally relented and got the 3Gs. You'd think she would be proud of herself for having converted me to an Apple user, or even excited for me but nay. Do you smell that...smells like jealousy.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Large Denominations

You know that age old excuse people use when they want their friend to pay for them. I'm sure you've probably tried using it yourself a couple times. For example, buying a pack of gum at the news stand you might slyly ask your friend "Can you get this for me, it's only $1.50 and I don't want to break my hundred dollar bill." This trick might work a few times on the same friend, but eventually they will catch on after the small purchases start adding up. The trick completely failed however, when my gf tried using it on me at the grocery store by saying "I don't want to break this $20 bill." Nice try Sweetie! Muah.

Friday, December 4, 2009


Back in March I decided to buy a Xootr MG kick scooter after researching about efficient and convenient alternative modes of transportation. When I brought the scooter home and proudly showed off my new purchase to my gf she laughed in my face and reprimanded me for acting like a child. I tried explaining to her that the Xootr MG was no ordinary kid's scooter, but rather what TIME magazine calls "the Rolls Royce of scooters." As usual my argument was rebuffed and my gf continued to mock me for the next few days. Little did I know, my scooter would soon become shared property as my gf asked to ride it whenever we went grocery shopping or walked to the car. Before I knew it she was monopolizing my scooter, which she had labeled as a "kid's toy." While outside together, the only time I was allowed to utilize it was with her clinging onto my back while riding tandem. Tandem meaning, her standing directly behind me with me pushing a combined weight of 280 lbs...I thought I was going to die on some of the uphill streets.

Maybe it was a blessing in disguise that my scooter was stolen.