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If You Were Suddenly Blessed With a Ton of Money...

Word of the Blog - Extremophile. Pronounced \ik-STREE-muh-fyle\: an organism that lives under extreme environmental conditions (as in a hot spring or ice cap). An example of an extremophile would be bacillus infernus. This type of bacteria can survive in the most extreme of environments: It was discovered by Dr. David Boone in a deep-drilling project in Virginia, and it was thriving in temperatures as high as 140 degrees Farenheit. Nifty. _____________________________________ Moving on. What if you were given enough money to live comfortably (even on the opulent side of comfortable) for the rest of your life? What would you do? How would you spend your time? I was thinking about this today, and my immediate thought was NOTHING. I would do NOTHING, which is perhaps because I'm just horribly overstretched at this juncture in my life. But anyways... I'm sure that doing nothing would get really boring after about, oh, 2 hours, so after that initial 2 hours of blissful nothing

The World Wants to Know: What are Britney Spears and Obama Going to Do Next???

First let me start out with a new addition to my blog: the Word of the Blog. hehe I would say Word of the Day, but seeing as I don't post every day, that would be a bit ridiculous. :) I'll try to find words that are applicable and usable in every day life, but to kick off today's first installment of Word of the Blog, I've found a silly word that I simply cannot turn down. And the Word of the Blog is ... (drumroll, please) ... omphalopsychite (pronounced Om·pha·lop·sy·kite) - one who contemplates his or her navel. heh I thought that was silly, so I felt the need to share it. Try to use it today (I also felt the overwhelming need to say that, as well...). And now onto something completely different... Now, I'm sure a lot of people are wondering why I've lumped Obama and Britney Spears together in one sentence. They're on complete opposite spectrums of the "circle of fame," right? I'm not so sure anymore. I have become increasingly aware of t

Offended. There are no other words to describe it.

Now, there are few things that get me so raving mad that I can't see straight. This is one of them. I was perusing my sister's facebook notes (She frequently "tags" me in them, and I read them not only because she's a good writer, but also because most of the things she writes about are thought-provoking and need to be said... or written.), and I came upon her most recent post entitled " If you hear about a murdered Top 10 List writer, I know nothing." Apparently, posted an article called "Top 10: Subtle Ways to Tell Her She's Fat" (Feel free to visit for the article, for I will NOT post a link on my blog.). I'm not kidding. This article focuses on the masturbatory, self-involved pursuit of arm candy. Is your woman gaining weight? Easy answer: be an absolute jack-ass and subtly sabotage her chairs, buy her too-small clothes, etc... I have not been more offended by a single article in a very long time. My siste