Monday, April 08, 2013

Goofy Confessions Used to be Thing

Confessional Mondays or whatever used to be one of those go-to joke posts or go-to emotional posts that people would use for inspiration in the days before Facebook consumed all everything.  To remind myself to attempt to live up to my own ideals, here is a hopefully funny, but probably lamely egotistical posts.*

I often confuse Cracker Barrel with Crate and Barrel.

I thoroughly enjoy and support high school robotics competitions, but worry about the use of drone technology by any entity.

I don't read as much as I'd like, but I am playing video games much less than earlier times in my life.

I can barely keep up with the pace of the New Yorker's print schedule, mostly because I spend so much time in my garden during the day.

I have not applied to jobs because I was worried I would be offered those jobs.

I find mowing my lawn tedious, but will spend hours weeding around my roses, hyacinths, irises, and lilies.

I am willing to shoot a deer, but almost cried when I ran over a hiding rabbit with my lawnmower. 

I refuse to look in medical textbooks, unless I am forced to perform surgery after the whateveralypse.

I have many books on my shelves that I haven't read because I want my guests to think I have read them.  This desire has greatly lessened since Lady Chemisty joined my life.

I like to think advertising doesn't work on me.

I have yet to finish writing a single story.

* 90% of this sentence is redundant.

5 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I have yet to finish writing a single story.

The obvious solution is to write several at once.

Pinko Punko said...

I has a sad, chuckles.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Moar goofy confessions, quotes from the Empire (now broken beyond repair):

This year, climbing the pyramid is worth so many points that it would be almost impossible to beat someone that climbed it by shooting the frisbees. You would have to nail the smallest goal more than 6 times to beat a good climbing bot. Given the rules about defensive play, there are going to be sturdy robots that aim only to disrupt accurate bots on the other team. If you had a team of one sturdy rambot, one mediocre or worse shootybot, and one excellent climbing bot, you will probably win by preventing the other bots from shooting, and then ascending the tower.

As I think both of us observed, this is experientially incorrect. In St. Louis, we saw several bots that I referred to as "climber-dumpers" but due to the time involved in collecting four collector discs, then climbing the pyramid, the most they could trigger was 50 points. But I will tell you that in matches that didn't have one as such, the scores often were over 100 points, without the 50 point feeder-dumper.

You (and we, I have to admit) made some clearly inaccurate analyses of the game. That's how it goes.

FWIW, in the finals matches in St. Louis, almost all the alliances scored 200+ points. Amazing and so much fun to watch.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I also have to admit that our strategic analysis WILDLY overestimated the importance of picking up frisbees from the field.

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