Saturday, November 29, 2008

Battle of the Boot.

Arkansas 31, LSU 30

Okay, Arkansas hasn't been the greatest team this year and aren't going to a bowl this year, but the Battle of the Boot is always important to Arkansas and LSU, even if it solely a matter of pride. As I was listening to the game last night with Casey Dick's wild 4th down pass play turn to a touchdown pass to London Crawford, I was elated that the "Boot" would stay with Arkansas for another year. The play call was definitely questionable with only 4th and inches, but Dick showed that he knew his teammate's capability. After that touchdown, the announcers began talking about MVPs of the game, and I would have to give the game ball to the Arkansas defense. They really stepped it up in the second half and were able to give the offense a chance to get back in the game and ultimately win. Good job, guys! Congrats on the win!

Leia Mais…

Terrorists and the Like.

So, this guy posted this picture as a funny, ironic illustration denoting the overgeneralization of terrorist fashion and profiling of Arabs based on headwear and a beard.

Now, in response to this picture was this comment:

"What in the f--- do you expect? I mean come on…you look like a f---ing terrorist."

Really?! I guess I can see the resemblance to these other terrorists.

Leia Mais…

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Curbside Take Away.

Really? Now, look, I know as well as anyone else that teenagers can be a bit self-centered or self-absorbed at times, and they can definitely do some stupid things. I mean, I am the guy that, as a teen, backed into a dumpster one night and then the next night, popped a tire and decided it would be a good idea to change the tire on a hill with a 20 degree slope. Stupidity runs amok with teens, that's why their bodies are built to last. They are meant to fall and break things, but this one takes the cake. It takes the cake with all the icing and left not even a crumb. How inconsiderate and senseless! Anyway, read the story for yourself, but I will say that ordering fast food at the site of a wreck where you just caused a man to die is one of the lowest things you could do.

Leia Mais…

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day

To all the named and unnamed men and women who have ever stood to defend this nation of ours:

Thank You.

Leia Mais…

Ackward Moment between Two Men.

Is it just me, or does anyone else see the tense look on Obama's face and the shift away from Bush? Obama seems just really tense overall. Maybe Bush should offer to give him one of those good ol' shoulder rubs to help him relax.

Leia Mais…

Friday, November 7, 2008

Les Stroud. Is. Survivorman!

Tonight is the night! Les is back and Bear will have to step it up or go back to the UK. I actually just got done watching the first new episode. It was great, but the one thing I brought away from it is this: it can be scary on your own, even in your backyard (and I do count the Sierras as a backyard of sorts). More of a man than I'll ever be, Les, keep it rockin' and keep those new episodes coming!

Leia Mais…

Scary, scary Virus.

Okay. Enough of the sentimental for now. I came across this at Digg, so I thought I would share the wealth:

images from here and here

Apparently, this guy had one of the most unfortunate cases of a computer virus known to man. I dub it, as did another forum poster, the Miley Cyrus Virus. Whatever inspired the evil genius/bastard to do this, we may never know, but one thing is certain: it is pure evil enjoyment. The virus doesn't do much in the way of malicious damage to one's computer. All it does is disable headphone usage and play Ms. Cyrus song See You Again (thanks YouTubers) over and over on a loop as Vista starts up (after you log in). Insanity and unsanitary thoughts soon grow more numerous than fangirls at a Twilight premiere. Sheesh. I'm glad this hasn't happened to me (and, knock on wood, may it never). So, to the poor soul who may have to end up re-installing Windows: Get a better antivirus or go back to XP. We don't need this thing spreading. For the sake of humanity, kill it off now!

Leia Mais…

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Getting Over the Past.

Many people use the adage "an image is worth 1000 words," but rarely is that truer than this:

So, Mr. Obama, whatever people may say, I say thank you. Thank you for the hope you have inspired in me and my circle, and in the unifying force that hope will bring. May it drift into the deepest corners of our nation and into the most backwards of backwoods. May we once again become a United States of America and bridge the racial gap once and for all.


A Grateful and Believing Citizen

And to first my wife and secondly my friends:

Thank you for staying with me long enough to get my own head out of those backwoods.

Leia Mais…

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

History in the Making Folks!

So, I'm sitting here, 11:28 p.m. Central Standard Time, wringing my hands, fighting back tears, and wondering what to write. Then I found this. It speaks volumes. More than I could ever write. A must read. Truly.

Today is a great day for America.

Leia Mais…

November Fourth

There once was a man named Obama,
but he does not own any llama.
This man, who's in it for president,
And trying to set a new precedent;
Well, he needs your vote now,
So go find out how,
And do something good for a change.

Leia Mais…


Writing Prompt for Today:
What would you tell an 18-year-old American to encourage them to vote today?

Vote. Vote from your heart. Don't listen to anyone else around you. Don't mind the nay-sayers or discriminators. Do it for yourself. After all, the next four years are in your hands today. Make sense of the mud slinging and name calling and catch phrases, and then go and cast your ballot.

Conspiracies are for those with little hope and lots of time. I have no real need for them whether they exist or not. The best part about voting is that you feel like you personally are making a difference in the world. Regardless of the outcome, by voting you showed you believed in the system. A system which is not perfect but can be fixed. It needs help, and citizens everywhere are starting today.

So, pick your clothes, wash up, and get yourself to yonder voting station. You'll be glad you did. And relax, the older people there really aren't that frightening.

Leia Mais…

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Few Strangeties All Tied Together

1. Did you know that Joaquin Phoenix is retiring?

Yep, news has it that the man who has embodied Commodus, Lucius Hunt, and even the late great Johnny Cash is putting away his acting shoes and opening up his guitar case. You can read all about it by following the link above, but I cannot wait to hear his first CD. I really enjoyed both him and Ms. Witherspoon in Walk the Line, and he should be able to produce some decent music.

2. Speaking of tunes, I'm sure Phillies fans will be humming one for a few more days thanks to last night's Game 5 win over the Rays.

Too much man lovin' for me. Just kidding. Seriously, I personally do not watch a lot of baseball, and like many people did not catch a second of live World Series television. I feel a bit less American, sure, but neither the Phillies nor the Rays inspire me to watch baseball. Sorry guys, but congrats to the Phillies for a big win.

3. And since we're on the topic of nightmares: tomorrow is Halloween. Yay! Costumes, candy, and crazies! I enjoy Halloween, but it isn't my favorite holiday much to the dismay of the wife who absolutely goes fanatic over this Hallow's Eve business. I enjoy it with her, but not as outgoing and fun. But, to celebrate, here are 13 really frightening horror movie scenes (NSFW or kids): Enjoy!

Leia Mais…

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


So, I know that by now everyone has taken in pretty much all that McCain has to offer as candidate for President, and Obama himself has made the link to Bush with another four years of the same, but guys and gals, this is just plain CREEPY! But I enjoyed it as I'm sure you all will also.

And to even things out a bit here at Dementos Anonymous:

Arguably one of Obama's biggest gaffs. I'm sure the country can look past it though. We're all mature, rational human beings, right?

Leia Mais…

Monday, October 27, 2008

Standing Your Ground

A week from tomorrow the wife and I will be traveling to a small community building roughly two miles out of town here in south-central Arkansas to place our hopes and wishes on a single man. We will vote for President of the United States of America, and while we have both made our decision (and have for a bit), certain family members have made constant jabs and small comments in reference to our decision. Last night this all culminated the wife's parents open up a can and the wife soundly shutting it once and for all with a successful argument based on fact with a dash of talk points thrown in for flavor. Either way you looked at it though, she won the argument and ended up quieting her mother who is quite the debater (and an Irish Scorpio to boot!). It got a little bloody on both sides of the discussion, but I was quite proud of wifey. She stood her ground, listened with intensity, and above all, she patiently plodded along getting through a thick "No Spin Zone."

Now, some have asked me in the retelling of this tale what I did in the mix. To that end, I ask: have you ever seen a tornado form? It begins with a jet of air that begins spinning inside of a cloud. As the spinning air continues to grow inside, it begins drawing in warm air from near the ground, and if it continues this inflow, the funnel eventually takes shape and will grow so long as that inflow of air continues to feed the cloud. In short, tornadoes are dangerous because they essentially fuel their own fire. Last night was such an event as the energy between mother and daughter grew and began forming that funnel, and when you see the funnel, emergency services always warn you to seek the nearest shelter. So, I sat back and watched out for debris. Surprisingly, because the wife was able to present an actual, intelligent argument in contrast to her mom who resulted to Fox News catch phrases, there was little in the way of actual debris. Both ended the debate worked up, but they were at least able to continue in a friendly manner. I think this speaks volumes to the strength and maturity of wifey. Had she not been able to keep a cool head and think quickly, her mother would have simply pulled the "you don't have enough life experience to understand" card.

So, what does all this mean: it means my wife is great, I love her, and I'm proud to have married such an intelligent mate. Yay, Nerds!!

Leia Mais…

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Musings on a Day

Life is Fine
by Langston Hughes

I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank.
I came up once and hollered!
I came up twice and cried!
If that water hadn't a-been so cold
I might've sunk and died.

But it was Cold in that water! It was cold!

I took the elevator
Sixteen floors above the ground.
I thought about my baby
And thought I would jump down.
I stood there and I hollered!
I stood there and I cried!
If it hadn't a-been so high
I might've jumped and died.

But it was High up there! It was high!

So since I'm still here livin',
I guess I will live on.
I could've died for love--
But for livin' I was born
Though you may hear me holler,
And you may see me cry--
I'll be dogged, sweet baby,
If you gonna see me die.

Life is fine! Fine as wine! Life is fine!

Yesterday was one of those days...

You know the day. The one where nothing can go right and the gods seemed to have picked you as the target of the day for ridicule and merriment. Yep, I know that my life probably isn't nearly as horrible as the worst day of the guy who has it worst, but all things are relative, right? Yesterday was not my personal worst, but it was a day where I just wanted to go home and not see another living soul. I know, I'm evil. I shouldn't want to be like that, right? You know what I think though? Well, if you're reading this, I assume you at least wonder what's inside my deranged thought box, so what I'm thinking about this is that all people everywhere have, at the very least, small glimpses of insanity. Most of us on this planet quickly recover from these, but a select few of us tend to fall prey to the small glimpses and those spurts prolong themselves to minutes and hours and longer if we are not careful to inoculate ourselves to them or if they are simply allowed to grow. And as Stephen King has noted, some of us are just able to hide that insanity better than others.

So, that was a fine example of one of those bits of insanity, or tangents if you should so label them. Anyway, I know that my world will go on, and yesterday will pass as all other bad days have. Besides, today is a great day, and no day will be so bad that I can't keep on living. Life is good, the sun is shining, it's cool outside, the leaves are changing colors, and I'm going camping. Everything will be alright. Even the co-worker throwing toilet paper at my back, not even he can deter my enjoyment of the day. May the gods and saints preserve us, and for the wonderful wife:

May you all enjoy your "chubby cuppy cakes!"

Leia Mais…

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Collegeland and Happiness

So, this week marks the beginning of yet another year at Henderson State University, and I am actually excited for my classes. I start out with Logic and Argument and proceed to science and math with Physics, Organic Chemistry, and Precalculus (took Calculus in High School, but not quite brave enough to traverse it here just yet; that'll be next semester). The crazy thing is, most people cringe at the thought of these classes, and maybe I ought to, but I think the difficulty of any subject is 90% a mental block. If I think "I can do this," then, with a little luck, lots of studying, and perhaps a few d20 rolls, I'll do well, right? Right.

On another fantastic note, I've decided that if one is to enter med school, one should at least try his best to live a healthier life. I have struggled with being over weight all my life, and while I'm my own worst enemy, with the help of Calorie Count, my wife and I are turning over a new leaf. We have started working out at least three times a week to a Jillian Michaels Biggest Loser video, and once the school pool opens, we'll be swimming two or three times a week. My biggest problem. The accursed lure of that sweet and sticky beverage: Mt. Dew. Yes that same drink which has long been venerated as the drink of the gods will lead to my downfall if I let it. So, it is with sad departure and a great wailing and gnashing of teeth that I will leave that beautiful green ambrosia behind as of this week. It will be hard, and take an iron will (or at least reinforced aluminum), but I can do it. Yes! I will be victorious and break my chains...err, I mean, there is no emotion, there is peace. :)

So there you have it. I wish all in school best of luck with their studies as I hope to have in mine. And remember, read the books before questioning the professor. It's rough otherwise.

Leia Mais…

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Michael Phelps

So, I know that I just started this blog, but with it being Olympics time and all, I just have to say I am very impressed with the show the United States is putting on for us back here at home and for the rest of the world. I've been catching various events off and on between work, sleep, and other things, and I have seen Michael Phelps swim in most of his gold-medal-winning events. The guy is incredible! I've been very impressed by the way he turns on the jets going into his last 25 meters. It's just a great display of athleticism to watch. A great win with Phelps giving a great perfomance down to the last one-hundredth of a second! Congrats!

Leia Mais…

To start things off, my co-worker, Josh, decided to send me a lovely picture as a blog-warming gift. Here he is in all his glory. World meet Josh. Josh meet the World. This will be all for now as I must sadly get back to work .

So, besides that, I guess I'll tell you a bit about myself. My name is Seth, and I'm a happily married 25 year old guy. I currently attend Henderson State University, a small Liberal Arts university in Southwest Arkansas, where I am working on a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Upon completion of that degree, I hope to enter into UAMS, the medical school here in Arkansas and work towards an MD with focus on psychiatry.

I have a wonderful wife, Helen, who is the light of my life and couldn' t be a better wife if she tried. She's awesome! She has her B.A. in Psychology and is currently finishing up her Master's in Community Counseling and become an LPC (licensed counselor). We have been married a little over three years and are still cheesy - acting like newlyweds. It's great!

This blog is my current attempt to keep some semblance of a journal...a recording, if you will, of the mundane-ness which is my life. If it weren't for the wife, life for me would be a lot less exciting. Anyway, this will be it for now. I really must return to doing some work.

Leia Mais…