Tuesday, February 09, 2010

10 Things I’m Thinking About Right Now

I’ve come to realize that when I’m sick as a dog, the LAST thing I feel like doing is writing something for this blog.

At least, I don’t feel like writing ANYTHING that takes any real kind of effort.

So, I thought to myself, “Sexy Self, what kind of post should I write when I don’t want to put that much work into it?”

And my Sexy Self Replied, “Why don’t you just do another lame Bullet-Post?”

“ A Bullet-Post, eh? Egads, it just might be crazy enough to work!”

So, without much fanfare, here are literally the top 10 things that just popped into my head while I was writing this.

1) I am still giddy with excitement over winning the office Superbowl Pool. I just got the money this morning, and I’ve already spend about 2 times what I just won on shit that I didn’t really need. Hey, I’m not impulsive…. I’m just trying to stimulate the economy!

2) Lately I’ve been obsessed with Wikapedia. In the middle of the day, I’ll stop whatever I’m working on and go there, and just look up some random celebrity or event that just happened to flash across my mind. “Hey, what the fuck is Tootie from the Facts of Life up to these days? I NEED TO KNOW RIGHT NOW!” (p.s. She’s doing well, by the way)

3) I noticed this morning that I am up to 99 followers. All morning I keep refreshing the page, hoping to see ONE OF YOU jump in and make it 100. I’m not sure why I’m obsessing on that, but it’s been driving me batty all morning. Please help put me out of my OCD misery and give me an even 100 followers. Of course, now that I’m looking at it, if TWO of you start following me, thereby pushing me to 101, I’m not going to be able to relax until it gets to 200! So, call your friends!

4) In that same vein, you might not have gleaned this from my posts, but I’m SLIGHTLY vain. I demand a lot of attention. This morning, after I looked at my number of followers, I scrolled down and noticed that no one has left me a phone message in almost 8 months. That just isn’t good for my self-esteem one bit. I’m fragile like that.

5) I can’t figure out people who USED to come here and comment on my blog all the time, but don’t come around anymore, even though I see them still commenting on other blogs. What the Hell is up with that shit? Did I suddenly start sucking more than I used to? No way, Jose! I’m pretty sure I’m at the same level of ‘Suck’ as I’ve always been. Maybe I need to stop saying ‘Suck’ so much?

6) I just got Valkyrie from Netflix. I’m about half-way through it. I like the movie well enough, but it’s REALLY pissing me off that Tom Cruise isn’t even TRYING to put on a German accent. He’s just talking in his normal voice. I half expect him to put on some shades and say “Hitler, you can be my wingman anytime!” or start sliding across the floor in his socks and underwear.

7) Sometimes I think about doing video blogs. Back in the day, I did I few of them, and it was kinda fun. And Lord knows the internet needs to see more of me. It makes everyone happy. I guess the main reason I don’t do them more often is that I’m just too damn lazy. It takes much more work to record myself and upload the video than it does to just type something and hit “post”.

8) “24” is starting to bore the shit out of me this season. It’s not “bad”, really….. It’s just “not exciting”. Maybe I’m just getting too used to seeing Keifer Sutherland have a cliff-hanger-inducing emergency every 55 minutes for it to phase me much anymore.

9) Speaking of Boring, me and Mini-Me sat down and watched Dr. Doolittle this weekend. I hadn’t seen it since I was a kid, and all I remembered was that I loved the Hell out of that movie when I was young. Holy Shit did that movie suck! I was bored to tears. What the Hell was I thinking when I was 7? Did I have no standards? No sense of quality? I guess it must be a ‘kid’ thing, because Mini-Me loved it.

10) Making this list was harder than I thought it would be. Yes, making this my #10 is kinda cheating. Bite me.


i am the diva said...

dude, i totally wanted a giant pink sea snail to ride around in when i was 7.

Mrs. Hall said...


My review of "let the right one in" is up.

All because you asked. Well, after I asked you if you wanted to know what I thought but whatevs!

Ok, good.

happy healing, drink lots of screwdrivers (the oj for the vit c and the booze to improve mood).

take care!!


PS I was obessessed with Facts of Life growing up. Glad to here Tootsie is doing well ;)

Verdant Earl said...

So what did you do? Read my blog and see that I did a bullet post today so you decided to copy? Copycat!

By the way, I had the same problem with Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder. Everyone was saying how he was unrecognizable in his fat suit, but he didn't make any effort at all to speak any differently. And that made him instantly recognizable. Bogus.

sybil law said...

Can we all just agree that Tom Cruise is a douchenozzle? I am so sick of him, and I have never liked him, or his bad acting.
You're still sick?!! Hope you're better soon!
And all I've done lately are bullet posts. I guess I suck the most!
Hmmm, that didn't sound right...

Slyde said...

no sybil, it sounds PERFECT!

mo.stoneskin said...

You have a sexy self?


I love Wikipedia too, spend far too much time looking up random information, particularly about bands at the moment.

Marie said...

Dear Slyde,
I am such a lazy commenter here lately. I am still reading the same blogs just to lazy to go the extra couple of steps.

I didn't follow because I didn't want to be that ONE person that puts you over 100. I will check in and see you get to 100+ and THEN I will follow mmkay?

Hope you get to feeling better.

Oh and the 7 things. Two words.


SK Waller said...

I remember once when I took my kids to the cinema to see Pinocchio, I fell asleep. I loved that movie when I was a kid. WTF?

Vinomom said...

Holy shit how cool is that? I just became your 100th FOLLOWER! What do I get for that? Cash money prizes? That was awesome. My day is totally fulfilled now. Nothing left to do but get drunk and watch the next foot of snow drop.

Slyde said...

vino: thanx! My OCD also thanks you!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

You definitely don't suck lately.
the comment you left on my blog today was pure genius.


Kirsty said...

Ha! This made me laugh. Frankly, anyone who says "Egads" gets my vote.

Anonymous said...

I was watching the show 24, but stopped in the middle yesterday, it's too hard to follow and it's hard to understand the foreigners.


Michelle said...


Evil Twin's Wife said...

Great post for being sick. I am too (sick that is). I hope you feel better soon!

Faiqa said...

I'm a little taken aback by the fact that Earl didn't catch the fact that you spelled it, "Wikapedia" instead of "Wikipedia." His self righteous douchiness is obviously on the wane. Mine, however, clearly at an all time high.

Feel better soon.

AlleyCat Runs said...

Hey Mr Cheeky Bugger.

What's ailing you to be as sick as a dog???

Funny you should mention your phone message - was thinking about leaving a message the other day, but couldn't think of anything terribly interesting to say. Soon....

Anonymous said...

Yah...Wik*i*pedia...not Wikapedia.

It's a WIKI not a WIKA, and it's a pedia of Wiki.

(And, I haven't done a bullet post yet...just saying...)

Nat said...

Wow, you have been ill for ages now...get better soon!

honeywine said...

Maybe his fake German accent was so bad they redubbed him using his old movies... Nah. German accents can be very subtle. I've noticed that being around the kids. I expected them to sound a lot more like Fritz from Hogans Heroes.

The Peach Tart said...

Well I see that you got to 100 followers so congratulations.

I'm kind of digging 24 this year.

Susan Higgins said...

Even when you are sick, you are entertaining!

GiGi said...

I totally agree about this season on '24' - this could be why I keep falling asleep for the last 20 minutes of every damn episode!

badgerdaddy said...

I only comment when I have something to say.

Except this time, obviously.

meleah rebeccah said...

Congrats on winning the office Superbowl Pool!! That's terrific!

I've never been able to get into the show 24.

And I see you ARE up to 100 followers right now!!

Kate said...

You rock Slyde.
And I thought The Fiddler On The Roof was the most boring movie my 7 year old self got dragged to see.
gotta go

Verdant Earl said...

@Faiqa - hehehe...Wikapedia. I didn't catch that. Very nice! Then again I only read about 20% of the drivel he writes here. :)

Chris H said...

It constantly amazes me how you can crap on about just about anything!
And for someone who has NOTHING TO SAY .. you say it well... *sigh*

I just got to 150 followers. Doesn't it just RUIN your bloody day when SOMEONE stops following you? That shit drives me nuts.

Chris H said...

Oh and while I'm being insulting, I freakin CAN'T STAND Tom Friggin Cruise. Ikkk.

terri said...

This is twice in two days that Tootie has been mentioned on blogs that I read. That is just weird. It's got to be some kind of omen or something...

2abes said...

i'm shocked you weren't thinking of me in your top ten

Unknown said...

100 followers? I'm seriously jealous. I have 10. Most of those are people that I know or are related to so I don't think they should really count.

I just my first video blog. I think I'm now obsessed with them.

P.S. I love Netflix.

Lifeofkaylen said...

I can't do a video blog because i'm not as insanely beautiful to look at as you. I also sometimes hate my voice.

Yes, Dr. Doolittle was great when I was little too, but when my son was little and I was excited to watch it with him, I found myself trying to get him excited about it so that my talk of how great it was wouldn't seem foolish.

Bruce Johnson said...

The only thing that worried me was when you made mini-me watch Dr. Dolittle and I thought..."Ow please, not the Eddie Murphy remake...please god know!".

Then I realized it was the Rex Harrison version. And yes it is awful by today's standards, but it is best for mini-me to work up from the bottom until he is old enough to watch the good stuff like 'Caberet' (which I just got on LaserDisc).

Nej said...

I have this thing with hitting the "mark all as read" button...I just can't do it. So I'm slowly moving through the 300 some posts I'm backlogged on. Today, I skipped to the bottom of the alphabet....and there was the letter "S"...and here I am!!!!

My Netflix Valkyrie is sitting on top of my TV. For some reason I just can't bring myself to watch it. I'm not convinced it's worth a couple hours of time just yet. :-)