Friday, December 31, 2010

Last Post of the Year

This is it. I'm not posting until next year. I'm sick with a cold and sitting home alone. I'm okay though because I have some Sunkist, Li'l Smokies, and Cookies n' Cream ice cream. Later on I'll be watching the new Karate Kid movie from Netflix. For now I'm flipping through channels and watching funny Youtube videos. Here's one I just found.

I've tried this. It's amazing! I never knew how inefficient I was at taking my shirt off. I'll be doing it at midnight to celebrate. Sorry you can't be here to see it.

The new Rocky movie is on. I can't remember anything about it. Does that mean I can watch it again, or does it mean it's not worth watching?

TV is really letting me down! When should I start watching Karate Kid? I think it'll have to be soon. Videos like these continue to entertain me though.

Rocky was pretty good! I am absolutely insane with amazement that a guy with a half paralyzed face, a beautician father, and the name Sylvester could create such notoriously tough characters like Rambo and Rocky. I also find it interesting that some of the few republicans in Hollywood are Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, and Kelsey Grammer. That's right. Join the Republican Party and you'll have Rambo, The Terminator, Walker Texas Ranger, John McClane, and Frasier Crane in your corner. Those are some tough cookies. If you prefer Sean Penn, well, good luck with that.

So far I'm loving the new Karate Kid. The age group is maybe a little too young, but I still like it. I think seeing teenagers beat each other up is more exciting than preteens.

Karate Kid is over. Now I'm watching Reba McEntire singing on Fox. Not really how I want to end this year. Hmmm... Ryan Seacrest isn't any better and Dick Clark makes me sad. NBC, don't let me down! Carson Daly? Well, I guess he's as good as it's gonna get. You and me Carson. Let's bring in the new year.



Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Decisive, Derisive, or Divisive

I need to be one of these three things, but I can’t decide which one. Oh wait, now I can! I’m decisive! I did it!

These phrases will no longer be common in my vocabulary when making a decision.

What do YOU want?
I’m up for anything
I don’t care
I don’t know

When making a decision that involves other people, my main focus is usually determined by what I think other people want me to decide. This is very considerate/annoying of me. If Becca asks me what I want for dinner, chances are she’s asking because she wants to know what I want for dinner. When deciding I need to first evaluate my wants and needs, then I’m allowed to ask, “What might Becca want?”, but if the answer to that question is I’m not sure, or I don’t know, it can’t be taken into consideration when making my decision. Too often I’ll debate in my mind for hours about whether or not Becca secretly wants to eat out, or stay in, or cook something fancy, or make some Kraft Mac n’ Cheese, that no decision is ever made by me. If; however, I remember that Becca has been wanting to try a new Indian dish, and that sounds like fun to me, I can say, “How about you make a list of ingredients for that Chicken Tikka Masala and I’ll run to the store and pick them up?”

My desire to please other people also results in me deferring to “I don’t know, what do YOU want to do?” OMG, other than “OMG” that is the most annoying thing I can say. It’s such a cop out! It says “I’m too weak and pathetic and lazy and unintelligent and indecisive and absentbackboned to think of anything. You do all the work for me instead” Here is a better way...

Scenario 1

Someone in group: “What should we do?”
Kyle: (First activity with positive connotations that pops into my head) “Let’s watch Seinfeld!”

Scenario 2

Becca: “Kyle, what do you want to do?”
Kyle: (First activity with positive connotations that pops into my head) “Watch Seinfeld!”

Okay, I see a problem with this method now. Seinfeld will ALWAYS be the answer. Let’s make it the second activity with positive connotations that pops into
my head.