January 23, 2007

A Bit o’ Nuttin’.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 6:05 pm

I am having one of those days where I cannot think of anything I feel like writing about, and I am convinced that I will never again have anything to write about. So, rather than simply submitting to the mush that is between my ears at the moment, I will give myself a few minutes to do a bit of stream of consciousness, at your expense of course.

1. 24. I thought I was the only person in the United States who has never watched “24” on television. Funny thing is that I said that to four people I was having lunch with and three of them had never watched “24” either. That made me feel better.

2. The Sunday Blowhards. This past Sunday I tried to watch Meet the Press, <,I>The Chris Matthews Show (whatever it’s called) and The McLaughlin Group. Big mistake. I thought I might need an ambulance.

3. Disgusting Food. Elisson blogged about a sandwich, the mere thought of which almost made me throw up in my mouth.

4. Sock Drawer. It wasn’t easy, but I finally threw away my olive drab Army socks (the ones that I wore under my combat boots). I figure they have been sitting my one of my dresser drawers unworn for thirty-five years, so maybe it was time. I’ve been to blogmeets where I tell peeps, “I have socks older than you.” I don’t know what I’ll tell them now.

5. College Sweatshirt. I also threw away a college sweatshirt that is older than my Army socks. Boola boola.

6. Department of Irony. Scooter Libby is on trial for not being able to remember stuff and Hillary is running for President. What a country.

7. Nostalgia. I feel like taking a ride to the town where I grew up, and cruising around a bit, just for the hell of it. I don’t know why I don’t do it, because it’s only about twenty minutes away. Maybe I’m afraid that I’ll be bummed out by the changes. Then again, maybe I’m just farookin’ lazy.

8. My High School German Teacher. I wonder if she’s still alive. She’d be pretty old by now. I wonder if she met me would she still say, “What the hell is wrong with you?”

9. Political Fatigue. This week I have been Hillary’d and Obama’d damned near to death. There’s nowhere to hide.

10. Techno-Revelation. I learned that I can take pictures with my cell phone and send them to my e-mail address. I figure that by next year I’ll be ready to hook up a DVD player.

That is all.


  1. Re: #1 – I’ve never watched it, either. And don’t plan to start any time soon.

    #3 & #9 – Ditto.

    Comment by Pammy — January 23, 2007 @ 7:09 pm

  2. Your line about the high school teacher meeting up with you today and “still” asking “What the hell is wrong with you?” is hitting me as the funniest damned thing I’ve read in a long time.

    Comment by dogette — January 23, 2007 @ 8:03 pm

  3. Ich weiss nicht was soll es bedeuten…

    Also, what’s 24?

    Comment by Erica — January 23, 2007 @ 8:16 pm

  4. Nice streaming!

    p.s. I haven’t seen “24” either.

    Comment by Jean — January 23, 2007 @ 8:30 pm

  5. Hillary and the Sunday Morning blowhards make me throw up in my mouth, a little.

    Comment by Cappy — January 23, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

  6. Re #10, betcha yer VCR still flashes 12:00. Admit it!

    (But at least ya got Great Farookin’ Hairâ„¢.)

    Comment by Elisson — January 23, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

  7. Hillary and the Sunday Morning blowhards make me throw up in my mouth, a little.

    Comment by Cappy — January 23, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

  8. I’ve never seen 24 either. I’m a dedicated House fan.

    Comment by Kate — January 23, 2007 @ 9:06 pm

  9. Jimbo,

    I have never watched 24. I did buy both seasons of Carnavale, only to be disappointed they stopped the Season. I am now watching Rome..

    I am watching the State of the Union address watching Speaker of The House lick her dentures…..over and over ewwww…..

    Comment by armywifetoddlermom — January 23, 2007 @ 9:23 pm

  10. I watched 24 for the first time last year. I adore the gratuitous violence and the total non-pcness of Jack Bauer. It’s fun. The more outrageous he is, the more fun it is. Then of course we get to bitch about the rest of the show which can be pretty sucky. (the writers failed Interpersonal Relationships 101).

    All in all it’s a lovely way to kill one hour a week. Otherwise I don’t watch much of anything else except maybe football at playoff time.

    Comment by Teresa — January 23, 2007 @ 10:17 pm

  11. ummm….

    so why would you wear your socks UNDER your boots? Wouldn’t you get mud all over them? why not wear them in your boots? Just wondering.

    As to the DVD player, um YO? who’s your AV geek on call?

    Comment by rsm — January 23, 2007 @ 11:13 pm

  12. Finally watched 24 for the first time a few weeks ago…but it was the DVD of season 1. Now I’m trying to find season 2 and all they have to rent is season 4 and 5. Figures….
    I’ve solved the “Hooking up the DVD player” thing…I have a TV with it built in.
    Talk about being just a tad lazy….

    Comment by Mick — January 23, 2007 @ 11:38 pm

  13. Elisson —

    A strategically placed piece of duct tape solves the blinking 12:00 problem.

    Comment by Jim — January 24, 2007 @ 12:34 am

  14. It always amazes me that older dudes who can probably re-solder the insides of Marshall amps can’t figure out the red-goes-to-red, white-goes-to-white, yellow=video interface of modern components.

    Of course, sitting on the bus watching The Kids Today send messages on their phones with their thumbs at 60 words a minute scares and frightens me.

    I guess pretty soon I’ll be joining the ranks of unfrozen cavemen with Jimbo.

    Comment by Rube — January 24, 2007 @ 7:27 am

  15. I got hooked on 24 back in the spring, at the end of the last season. Spent the whole summer, fall, and up until January 3 or so catching up on DVDs of seasons 1-5, so I’d be “ready” when season 6 started a few weeks ago. I didn’t watch TV for most of the last 11 years, but this year also got addicted to House and Grey’s Anatomy. What happened? I’m a slug.

    Comment by Shamrock — January 24, 2007 @ 9:40 pm


    Comment by Pixie — January 24, 2007 @ 10:06 pm

  17. I’ve never watched 24 either, Jim.

    I couldn’t even tell you what it’s about…


    Comment by RightWingRocker — January 25, 2007 @ 1:28 am

  18. “I figure that by next year I’ll be ready to hook up a DVD player.”

    Whoa, whoa, whoa there big boy. Let’s not get carried away here. Baby steps my friend, baby steps. 😉

    Comment by Randy — January 25, 2007 @ 10:46 pm

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