ATM Fees

Last bitch of the day.

ATM fees. In the UK (back in 2002 anyway) they didnt have any fees to use thier ATMs. My bank only charged me a fee. Now here in the US its everywhere. If you want to take money out the atm charges you a fee if its not your bank. If there is going to be a fee, they should only make it $1 and the banks should pay it. They get enough money at the start. Some banks charge $2.50 in addition to your own bank's $1.50 so a $80 withdrawl becomes $84.

Really pisses me off.


Another thing I have been thinking about is the over use of Handicap parking. Its getting a bit out of hand recently. I feel sorry for the people who are genuinely disabled i. e. amputees and paraplegics. Because of the over use and abuse of these disabled designations, by people who are FAT, there always seems to be no parking available to genuine disabled persons. It really jeezes me off -these fat fucks. If you can walk, then fucking walk! I don;t care if you run out of breath once you get to the front door. That only means you need to walk some more. Leave the handicapped parking for the war vet who lost his leg you inconsiderate twats!

Black Smoke

I am going to start bitching for a bit. I was driving on the way to pick up my daughter some food at the store. A very big and offensive truck was moving slowly. About 20 miles under the limit. Then I noticed that every time it accelerated from a stop thick black smoke poured out the top of it. This pissed me off greatly. I wonder who in the world thinks its ok for black choking smoke to just start pouring out into the atmosphere. Sadly, I thought, there probably is quite a lot of people who think it's perfectly ok to spew black smoke into the air. I use my Car's air conditioning cause it already is hot as hell here. I use the recycle option cause of offensive and foul odors and gasses. When I used to run on the streets I would always choke from trucks passing by.

Just one more thing that pisses me off.


Cool Shite

I must take the time again to plug a podcast called "Cool Shite on the tube". On their webforums I suggested a film a good favorite of mine, "Shaun of the Dead". Must have been a favorite of theirs as well cause they made a review in their latest podcast. And, although I doubt many people will ever read this, I encourage everyone to give their podcast a listen. You don't even need an iPod to listen. Just go to the website. They also mentioned me (dogstar1288) in the broadcast which was cool. I believe it was because of my comments on podcastalley.com

Today has to be one of the hottest days on record. I haven't spent much time outdoors. It is one of those days that when you stand idle, you still sweat. So, all I have done today was wash dishes, vacuum the carpet, sweep the kitchen floor, clean the bathroom, and sweep the grass clippings outside off the sidewalk.

So my favorite podcasts are

Benjamin Walker's Theory of Everything -haven't had an update in a while. Maybe he is taking the summer off.
Cool Shite on the Tube
Triple j's Hack
Triple j's Dr. Karl
Triple j's Sunday Night Safran
Al Franken
CBC Radio 3

The air conditioners set for 65. And I am sitting here in my boxer shorts with the blinds shut. Maybe this heat will subside. Its currently sunny, 91ยบ F with 59% relative humidity. The wind speed is a nonexistent 1.3m/s And the air pressure is 1016.6 hPa

I know my Australian friends would love to trade places with me since they were talking of how it was cold and rainy over there now.



Unfortunately there was a place back in Boston that had contacted me within days of my losing my job. Down here in Nashville all they have is construction, manual labor, minimum wage, hot sweaty factory work etc etc etc. I applied for shipping/receiving at a local company. We will see how this one turns out. Right now I am not going to find anywhere that paid as much as I was being paid in Boston. I am also not going to find a job as good, I am better than that! I am educated, I have skills. I am better than an entry level lackey. I am better than an underling :( Looks like I am going to have to go back to college if I want to excel any further.


I wish I had seen it coming, but unfortunately they don't make roadsigns. I fell into a deep depression. It went with the whole "moving to a new place" deal. A failure. Benjamen Walker's The Greater Depression Podcast -LISTEN


Flake Chocolates

So My friend Andy used to bring me back some Flake's from Birmingham each time he would go back. Once We both had work to do in Tennessee. He had given me two-four packs and when I got back to Boston, I had thought I left them in the hotel room. I found those two today hidden in my bag.

You can't get these anywhere around here. :( They blow American chocolate out of the water.


Non Electronic Music

Back in late 1995 I bought a CD from The Amps called "Pacer" As far as I know this is the only album they came out with. I saw it on Overstock here.

Been doing some fishing online for it and found a bootleged liveset from Minneapolis:

First Revival
Bragging Party
Empty Glasses
Breaking the Split Screen Barrier


heh Im dumb...

looked up the root site

Has the whole set



I am starting to really get pissed off about the way people drive here. Once you have driven in Boston you can drive anywhere (in America anyway). I was just driving today and some dumb bitch was driving a huge ass SUV and she was on the cell phone stopped in the middle of the parking lot driveway. I had to give her the horn. Then some twat pulled out onto the road that I was already going 35 on almost hitting me. The dumbass wasn't even looking at me.

Fuck this. I am going to be rude from now on. Fuck these dumbasses. I am going to now be more liberal with my use of the horn. Motherfuckers should learn to drive. That's what a car is for, to drive, not to eat in, have conversations in in the middle of the parking lot. Just shut the fuck up and drive! Motherfuckers!




The first podcast I ever listened to was Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything. I first thought it was a science show in reference to the Theory of Everything. But it is an excellent show. This show is really good. It reminds me of Boston. I can picture every single landmark and place he talks about.

Give it a listen if you have an hour.

Another great one is Cool Shite on the tube. It is an Australian production about media i.e DVDs movies, TV shows, etc. Unedited. Funny and good stuff.

Al Franken, iTunes new music Tuesday, CBC radio 3 new music. I can't seem to find JJJ yet.

The beauty of the podcast is that you can listen to it at anytime. While in the car, or at home whenever.


Podcasts I recommend.

The buffet

I have made the decision again to continue this blog. That probably hasn't gotten any traffic since June. I saw something the other day that absolutely made me sick.

Firstly I will say that I could place some belief in Karma, but my criticisms of others in this post is only to bring awareness of a growing problem. I currently am overweight. I weight 204 lbs. I have gained roughly 10 lbs. Since moving here. I am currently working out and am trying to move forward and get back to my goal weight of 180. Having said that I will continue on with the story:

Sunday I went to a Mexican restaurant for lunch. I ignored the five box-shaped individuals sitting in front of me. This restaurant had a special "Sunday Buffet" which no doubt spelt disaster to the restaurant's bottom line.

These people were eating when the host had seated us. I got my food and ate. It took me about fifteen minutes for me to feel full. I stopped eating and was forced to stare at the table of people. I call them people but they were no longer people. They stopped being people when they exceeded the weight of 300 lbs. These "people" were at least 400 lbs each. What struck me was that they were a family. An older couple (obvious by the hair color) were huge (400 lbs or more each) And then there was what looked a son with his wife (again 400 lbs or more each). And what looked like a younger brother. This younger brother was the lightest of the group. I assumed his age to be about 13-15 years. He looked like he already weighed 300 lbs.

The biggest of the group (the first son) went up to the buffet the most. Every time he made the effort to get up -that is lifting his body out of his chair -he would get a plate, fill it up, return it to the table. Then he would remain standing so he could make two more trips to the buffet and return with two more filled plates for an eating session. So by the time he sat back down he would have three filled plates in total for that eating session. In the space of fifteen minutes I waited for my great aunt in law and my grandfather in law to finish their food, this guy made four (4) such trips each having three plates. Having eaten a total of twelve (12) filled plates of Mexican food. These actions were mirrored by the other members of the family. These five people must have put away enough food to feed a village of Ethiopians. I sat there trying to focus elsewhere but I just couldn't. Their table was perpendicular to mine and so they were sitting lengthwise to me -so that I could see five pair of hands almost simultaneously shoving food into five still-hungry mouths.

More shocking is that when the older man -let's call him "the father" was shoveling cheese sauce onto his already stacked plate full of enchiladas another big woman from another table gave him a bad look as if to provoke him into fighting for the food. Then it dawned on me, as we were getting up to pay, I noticed the rest of the restaurant was completely filled with huge people. The combined total weight of the room must have been equal to a large sea vessel or perhaps maybe a 747 jumbo jet. Our family of five was still eating upon my exit. It made me wonder if they ate like that all the time or if it was a special "buffet eating adventure" in which they would chow down for 30-minute eating sessions like competitive eaters.

It is a sad state of affairs when in this country there are more people dying of having eaten too much than there are people dying of starvation. And will soon surpass smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in America. Some of these people had to use canes to aid them in walking. I bet if you followed them into Wal Mart you would note the use of one of those motorized scooters. They probably scammed the state into giving them a disabled permit so they can wrongfully park in the handicapped parking spot. Exactly what they need, less work to do so they can't ever work off their fat.