Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Too Lazy to Research, Too Ethical to Fake It

Today and tomorrow are uncharacteristic... I finish work today at 8:30AM and don't have to be at work tomorrow until 4:30PM. It's kinda weird to be working two consecutive days with a thirty-two hour period between shifts. Our major summer fundraiser begins on Saturday, and I'm scheduled to work the event, then stick around for the graveyard shift (I think I'm going to have to bring this nuttiness up to the supervisor). The first weekend of the fundraiser shouldn't be too crazy, but next weekend will probably be hectic.

I have to confess, I should have been writing my geeky purslane post throughout the wee hours of the morning, but I've been a bit discombobulated because I had to trek to another job site at 2AM to handle a problem that, though small, could not be ignored. I should have been researching photosynthetic pathways and summarizing them, but I just couldn't be arsed doing it. Not today. It's a pity that I don't feel comfortable pulling stuff out of my ass. Damn, I'll never get any government grants at this rate. I promise that I'll put up a geeky purslane post in the next week or so. Like most of my purslane-related writings, this one will be inspired by a comment from Jennifer:

OT- the 4+ days of 90+ degree weather has brought on the purslane!

UNRELATED POSTSCRIPT: Vacuumslayer's blog hates me- I have been having problems posting comments there, so I'm posting my comment on her latest post here:


GRRRRR... YOUR BLOG HATES ME!!! Let me try this again:

“Masturbatory navel-gazing crap” seems more than a little hyperbolic to me. There’s navel-gazing, sure. I’m not sure where the masturbation comes in.

I think it involves a belly-button fetish.

I have no idea what a “faux hipster” is.

Hipsters are faux Bohemians (fauxhemians), ergo, faux hipsters are real Bohemians. It's AXIOMATIC!

I think he got huffy because you characterized his critique as "stupid". Some people are thin-skinned.



If you're not reading her blog, read it now. It's a heaping helping of awesome, smothered in awesome sauce. Hopefully you will have the luxury of being able to post a hilarious comment there. GRRRR!

13 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Maybe you need to put up more posts about pixies?
~

Laura said...

Are pixies fairies thunder? Cause if they are then I'm ALL FOR a post like that!
Laura loves fairies!!

I hate researching stuff. It makes me tired. Whenever I have to do something I don't want to... I get exhausted .. to the point where I can barely keep my eyes open.
It happened last week.. when Seb wanted me to pick a new paint colour for our shutters and front door.

((Hugs))
Laura

vacuumslayer said...

I'm really upset you're having trouble posting at my blog. What the hell is going on? If anyone has any insight, I'd appreciate it.


I think he got huffy because you characterized his critique as "stupid". Some people are thin-skinned.


Well, when I see someone saying dickish things, I like to do the mature, diplomatic thing by escalating the situation and also being dickish.

Thanks for the shout-out, B^4. I had a horrible morning that ended with--I shit you not--surprise poop-playing...so your post cheered me a bit.

Brando said...

TBogg is a dick and Girls was fantastic. I wasn't sure after the first couple of episodes but it found it's voice about halfway through. I like it much more than Veep, which I had much higher hopes for.

vacuumslayer said...

So it gets even better? I may have to hang in there then.

Brando said...

My wife and I both thought so. By the fourth episode, we loved it, especially Hannah's relationship with Adam. For all the dismissal of it being about shallow 20-somethings, there's a lot of depth to the characters.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Some people are thin-skinned.


WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Laura said...

P.S. I had a lot of trouble posting comments on Wordpress accounts and actually have to sign into them with my Facebook account. I literally cannot post a comment any other way.

:(

Substance McGravitas said...

I posted $30000 dollars at Vacuumslayer's place - doing a favour don't you know - and the site ATE IT.

I'll spend the next $30000 on, I dunno, gum or something.

vacuumslayer said...

Let me give you my PayPal addy, substance. I'm nothing if not helpful.

vacuumslayer said...

Brando, Dan Coyle said almost the exact same thing on my blog. I think I'm gomna hang in there.

bbkf said...

what the hell is purslane? i'm assuming it's a green leafy thing that you harvest, but i also, cannot be arsed to look it up...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Maybe you need to put up more posts about pixies?

I love pixies!

It happened last week.. when Seb wanted me to pick a new paint colour for our shutters and front door.

Does the Pantone catalogue list "purslane" as a color?

I had a horrible morning that ended with--I shit you not--surprise poop-playing...so your post cheered me a bit.

I could have been worse- it could have been planned poop-playing.

TBogg is a dick and Girls was fantastic.

I don't read him that often, and I don't have a T.V. so I can't rebut your assertions. BTW, your profile pic is awesome. So nerdy, so badass.

So it gets even better? I may have to hang in there then.

It gets better!

My wife and I both thought so. By the fourth episode, we loved it, especially Hannah's relationship with Adam.

Some things take a while to hit their stride.

WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Some people have to toughen up!

P.S. I had a lot of trouble posting comments on Wordpress accounts and actually have to sign into them with my Facebook account. I literally cannot post a comment any other way.

I don't have a Facebook account, so I may be S.O.L.

I'll spend the next $30000 on, I dunno, gum or something.

That's only because p0rn is free!

Let me give you my PayPal addy, substance. I'm nothing if not helpful.

You may need a "helping SMcG" tag.

I think I'm gomna hang in there.

They owe you the entertainment, so bail if you don't find it fun.

what the hell is purslane? i'm assuming it's a green leafy thing that you harvest, but i also, cannot be arsed to look it up...

It's a weed that is almost impossible to get rid of, and it's delicious, though most people don't even know it's edible.