Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Lights! Camera! Wake up and get to work!

Last night, I had the coolest dream I had in months. No, I wasn't alone on a Caribbean beach with a topless Tyra Banks.

I was playing my black Ibanez guitar in a sick heavy metal band fronted by a cute brunette in a wild party. I was wearing a huge fluffy hat worthy of Captain Jack Sparrow, black leather pants, and a white Mozart shirt.

The music was absolutely awesome and the crowd rocked back and forth. Unfortunately, the dream ended and I had to go to work.

Our buddy KP

The other night when we went out for Sushi, my real estate agent was telling us about our buddy KP. One night, his father came over to visit KP's house, turned on all the lights, turned on the stereo, and turned on the TV then left. So KP called his father and asked him why he did that. KP's father responded that that's what KP used to do back when he lived at home and he was showing him what it's like.

I don't know about you, but I thought it was funny. Kids, keep this in mind. Your parents aren't as dumb as they look.

What's with CNBC?

I'm not a big stock investor any more. Sold almost all my stock and have my money elsewhere. That said, when I wake up in the morning, my real estate agent has CNBC going on. He noticed that they no longer show the Volume in the ticker. Instead, they show the whole name of the company.

So CNBC has dumbed down to the lowest common denominator as well. If anyone from CNBC is reading this, you're idiots! You're contributing to the dumbing down of the American public by trying to dumb down stock investors.

One request

People, can you please do this? There are several posts of yours that I want to link that don't have your blog setup correctly so I can't link your posts. Do this:
1) Go to the Settings tab.
2) Go to Archiving.
3) Set Enable Post Pages to Yes.

This will set up individual links for each post, meaning not only can one set up a link to your website, they can also link each individual post. That way if there's a specific post of yours I want to tell someone about, I can send them the link to that post instead of telling them to go to your site and search for it.


Blogger Mr. Althouse said...

Got here early, beat the Christmas rush! Hey, where is everybody? Oh well, at least I'm first!

Nice dream. Beats the hell out of falling, falling, WAKE UP!

I don't follow the market much anymore, but I agree with the general premise that the media doesn't give us credit for thinking for ourselves. That's why we have FOX News to do it for us.

I CANOT wait until I can do that to my kids! Not to get even (that would take 18 years, at least), but just once to let them know how annoying it is. I'll leave the torture for their OWN kids to administer.

I understand that you are a MAC user. I have a question or two. How do you get different fonts, colors, bold, italics, and links into your posts? Can it be done through Safari? I know how to do it with WinXP and MS IE... even Word, but I do not want to post on a PC and use my MAC for everything else. Just wondering...


1/24/2006 12:12 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Oooh, nice dream. Next time invite me! Seriously. Guitars! RAWR!

Will do the post pages. . . Just for you, Slayer!

1/24/2006 4:27 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Wait, that was already done on mine.

1/24/2006 4:34 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

That is a wacky Dream... All I can say is "I don't wanna be a pirate!"

1/24/2006 6:38 AM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

i met tyra banks once. she was with 3 other people and sat near us in a restaurant called red cat. she gave me a big smile and said "Hi!" and then complained to her tablemates how no one was recognizing her or asking for her autograph. it was funny, i recognized her before my husband did. he thought she was annoying until i told him who she was.

1/24/2006 8:23 AM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

My settings are already that way, too.

1/24/2006 8:27 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Althouse - The bad dream I keep having is I'm in my car and it's in reverse and the brakes aren't working. :(

Yeah, definitely do this to your kids. My father can't do it to me because he knows I was the one who would turn off lights for other people. All he had to do was show me how the electricity bill worked, and I realized that the bill goes up when you leave lights on.

Okay, for your Mac question. Blogger accepts html tags. I can't type greater than and less than symbols or else this post won't post, so I'm substituting them with []'s.

[b]put something in bold[/b]

[i]put something in italics[/i]

[a href = "http://www.google.com"]a link to Google[/a]

I do it all manually, because I hate using the mouse when I don't have to. Yes, you can do it all in Safari. Blogger is Mac friendly.

Jenn - Yeah, I've linked to your posts at least once or twice before. So it wasn't you I was asking to do this.

And yes, I know you like good music. :)

Laura - Okay, you can be what you want to be when we get rich and throw that huge Masquerade Ball. But I'm going to be a Pirate.

Bearette - I think people were intimidated by her. She's supposebly a super nice person too.

You're so lucky. I've been crazy about Ms Banks for years now.

1/24/2006 9:13 AM  
Blogger lime said...

i LOVE what you friend's dad did. that is hysterical! long ago when we were having trouble with table manners exhibited by the limelets we decided to eat they way they did. we squatted on our chairs, stood up on them and reached across the whole table, grabbed stuff from other's plates, chewed loudly with our mouths open, ate everything with our fingers, and interupted anyone who wanted to speak. the kids were appalled but it got the point across.

1/24/2006 9:23 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Lime - That's awesome! You should do a post on that. "Gettin' back at the kids"

1/24/2006 9:37 AM  
Blogger Thomcat said...

i dig the dream...i had a bizarre one where i opened my closet and it was loaded with disco shirts ... and here's the worst part ... I was excited for that!

something things are better left unsaid i guess ... hehehe

1/24/2006 10:03 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Thom - Don't tell anyone, but I love the song "Dancing Queen."

1/24/2006 10:05 AM  
Blogger Slade said...

I didn't read anything after "jack sparrow" cuz I started to drool all over the keyboard and couldn't scroll down the rest of the way...hehe JK

1/24/2006 10:45 AM  
Blogger Miladysa said...

I love the outfit from the dream!

KP's father sounds a riot! One day I intend to take a leaf out of his book!

You cannot beat a bit of Dancing Queen :)

1/24/2006 3:37 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I'm always threatening SME with what KP's Dad did. I would also leave the hot water running and stare into the fridge whining: "There's nothing to eat."
I haven't felt the need to do this as she has stepchildren doing it for me. mwahaha Now I hear her telling the kids the same things I told her. What goes around...
Gotta LOVE those Grandkids!!

Lime, I did that to both of my kids when they had a foot stomping, screaming fit as toddlers. I only had to do it once. They said I looked funny and never had a fit like that again. Whatever works. ;)

1/24/2006 3:43 PM  
Blogger bsoholic said...

I've been having pretty bizarre dreams lately now that I think about it. What's with that I wonder?

I agree with the enabling posts to be linked, it's a great idea and I hope people will all eventually do this.

1/24/2006 7:27 PM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

Do I have to do your request on my blog? I don't like going into my settings that much so if i can avoid it...

I hate waking up from great dreams. I wish there was a way to control what kind of dream you wanted to have each night.
I try to fall asleep thinking of something cool just in case my dreams like to pick up on my last thoughts but that doesn't ever work.

1/24/2006 7:36 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Slade - Heh. I could see you being in love with Captain Jack Sparrow. I'm currently looking at clothes from here. I'll probably buy a full outfit from there. :)

Miladysa - They played "Dancing Queen a lot on the Caribbean cruise I went on with my wife a lot. Good memories of that song.

Tshsmom - I would also leave the hot water running and stare into the fridge whining: "There's nothing to eat."

Heh. My son does that. Looks like I'll be doing that too when he moves out and buys his first house. ;)

Bsoholic - I'm glad you do it now. I've linked you a few times, but I don't think it's ever been a serious post. By the way, do you even do serious posts besides when you burned your hand?

Sadie - Do I have to do your request on my blog? I don't like going into my settings that much so if i can avoid it...

Yes, please do. You were actually one of the people I've had in mind when I wrote this. You've had a few posts that I wanted to link to, but you don't have it set so I could link to those specific posts.

1/24/2006 9:38 PM  
Blogger bsoholic said...

Nah, I'm not a serious type of poster. Usually just post stuff that I think about or is going on in my life. Pictures too, I like posting pictures that I take. That's about it really though.

1/24/2006 9:50 PM  
Blogger lime said...

tshmom, too funny. what a good idea. i had a freind who when her son threw a tantrum in the supermarket she let him and stood in the aisle calling, 'hey , everyone come see the tantrum jon is having. it's a really good one. come here look! he'sthrowing himself down and everything' hehehehe. i was in awe

1/24/2006 10:12 PM  
Blogger lime said...

oh btw, zombie.... i may do just that. if i do such a post it will be on insane asylime likely. check the latest post there. i was pmsl over the conversation i relate. i hope it comes across as funny

1/24/2006 10:14 PM  
Blogger Kurt said...

KP's dad is pretty funny. Of course, there are more devices plugged into the power grid in my living room now than there was in the entire house when I was growing up. Which just means I'm old, I know.

1/25/2006 6:29 AM  
Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

I'm already enabled to link to posts.

I was the cute brunette fronting the band, BTW. I was wearing a wig.

1/25/2006 7:07 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Thom - Don't tell anyone, but I love the song "Dancing Queen."

I just went blind for a second! HELP!

Slayer, did you check out Dredg?

That might help you redeem yourself.

1/25/2006 7:50 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Bsoholic - That's cool. I know when I need a good laugh, I could depend on one of your many blogs. :)

Lime - Definitely would check that out tonight. :)

As for the supermarket idea, heh, more parents should try that.

Kurt - Reminds me of when Grandpa used to say "back when I was a kid." ;)

Then again, Junior does have a lot more toys than I did. Having a kid gives men a good excuse to buy toys.

Saurkraut - We need to hear you sing...

Jenn - I did. It was confusing. I'll have to give it another gander tonight.

1/25/2006 8:14 AM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

that's odd--it already is set to 'yes'


1/25/2006 8:22 AM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Lime, your friend's approach is PRICELESS!! LMAO
Isn't it amazing how creative our kids make us?

ZS, I did do the fridge thing at SME's house. I did it with the 2 grandkids and Z, so there were 4 of us whining into her fridge. I wish I had a video! ;)

1/25/2006 3:36 PM  
Blogger Notta Wallflower said...

I would prefer your dreams to mine, right now. My dreams are nightmares about work, which is a sign that I'm working either too much or not efficiently enough. :-P

1/25/2006 5:20 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Sadie - You're right. My bad. I think I'm losing my mind. :p

Tshsmom - And her response?

Notta - You're pre-occupied with work. You're thinking about it too much. Or maybe you're using work to hide from other realities in your life. Either way isn't good.

You might want to try losing yourself in a hobby. Or when the sun comes out, travel with your bf. You live in a gorgeous part of the country. So many nice places are close to you. Check them out. You want to do something that will clear your head. I'd even suggest martial arts, yoga or something along those lines.

1/25/2006 7:45 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

I once had a dream that King Diamond came and me and asked me to play bass for his band at a show at my high school. Unfortunately I woke up before the show started and I had to go to school.

1/25/2006 8:06 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Metal - Funny. In high school, I was scared of King Diamond. Now I like both of his bands.

Sucks you woke up before you actually got on stage. :(

1/25/2006 8:11 PM  
Anonymous zed said...

Mr zombieslayer- you had a wet dream-Mystic oriental say- man go to bed with problem -wake up with solution in hand.

1/26/2006 12:25 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Zed - Well, it would have been one if we would have gotten through playing a song. But the stupid alarm clock went off. That brunette was cute too.

1/26/2006 12:32 AM  
Anonymous gordon said...

like your blog...not bad for a southern septic...nice comments... but a few dumbos... ive just bin on another blog... paddled the can on a brit blog... a smart ass... filled it with cuss words... me and my kitty only like cuntry music...C ya

1/26/2006 12:43 AM  
Blogger clothosfate said...

That was a yummy dream... love the Captain Jack Sparrow hat bit... well actually I loved all of it.

Sometimes when my son gets whiney, I whine back at him in the same tone... he finds it really annoying, hahaha.

When he's older I am totally going to pull that stunt on him, also I will leave dirty dishes everywhere and throw my candy wrappers behind his couch.. oooo I can hardly wait!

1/26/2006 8:02 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Gordon - Not a fan of C&W music, but a fan of C&W people. I've never had a bad time in a country bar. Frequented them a lot in Texas. Friendly people, easy going, and you could have a wonderful time with strangers. I like that.

Clothosfate - Good idea. I think I'm just going to bring a bunch of junk over and leave it all over his family room. Then I'll leave food wrappers near the stovetop and use a bunch of dishes but not put them in the sink.

1/26/2006 8:15 AM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Rolled her eyes and said something like "Cute!" Then I wound up going to the grocery store to buy the kids peanut butter that they would eat. None of them liked SME's "greasy, gross, organic" pb.

1/26/2006 1:08 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Tshsmom - I actually like that organic greasy gross peanut butter. It does take a lot of work though, too much for the average consumer. I guess it's an acquired taste.

1/26/2006 6:53 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I don't mind it, but the kids insisted on "real" peanut butter. ;)

1/26/2006 7:07 PM  

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