A special lady-friend of mine came to visit me in Arizona this weekend, and we went to Sedona, Arizona on Saturday, November 19, and then to the Grand Canyon on Sunday, November 20.
And people claim that God created this.
He wouldn’t have had time.
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I was lying in bed in my hotel room at about 12:20 in the night, lights off, thinking about my life and some various goings-on, and work and blah blah blah, and I was feeling kind of bummed out. I’ve really missed my friends lately, and work has been outrageously stressful, and I have been boozing too much and not really taking care of myself, so I basically just felt like hell, all-around. When that happens at night, I end up sort of trapped in my own head, looping a bunch of negative thoughts and replaying the things I’d rather not worry about. It isn’t how I want to spend my “relaxation time.”
Plus, my damn sheets are all messed up.
So, I was having a stupid night, and then my phone rang.
The first thing that I thought was, “Oh shit…Clay got murdered in Laredo.” I mean, when the phone rings at 12:30 at night, unexpectedly, it’s rarely good news, right? The number was totally unrecognized (area code 702), so I answered it and said hello, and a female voice giggled and said, “Coots? Do you know who this is?”
And I said, “KIRA???”
Kira Morris, good friend and exceptional snuggler, called me from Antarctica.
Kira currently works for the U.S. government, and last week shipped out from Colorado, and after a brief swing through New Zealand, arrived at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. In the brief time between her return from Europe and her trip down waaaay south, Kira and I hung out a bit in Texas, and after I came back to Arizona, we talked on the phone a little bit, and last week, before she got on her plane bound for NZ, she gave me one last phone call to say goodbye, and I thought I wouldn’t hear from her again for several months.
Kira is a considerate, caring, nurturing person (baha) and was thoughtful and gracious enough to pick up the phone IN ANTARCTICA and call me. She said, “my friend found out a way to make calls back to the States FOR FREE!!! I called my mom first, but she didn’t answer, so I called you because I knew you’d pick up!!!”
And damn right, I answer my phone. Good thing too, because I don’t get calls from Antarctica very often. My words were:
“I don’t, uh…don’t think…yeah…pretty sure I’ve never gotten a call from Antarctica before.”
So, all bullshit aside, Kira…thanks.
That call was more than fun and sweet for me…it brightened a pretty dark night.
For more on Kira, vist her extremely Coots-inspired wordpress blog: MYNAMEISKIRA
When I first found out several months ago that she’d be going to Antarctica, i told Kira, “You DO realize there’s a fantastic chance you’ll be the hottest female on the continent, right? Pretty big honor. I mean…i guess only like, what? Six other girls can say that?”
Old-fashioned, hand-crafted comedy right there.
You guys DO realize that polar bears are only found in the Northern hemisphere, right? So all those Coca-Cola commercials where Penguins and Bears share cokes? Those are bullshit. For a lot of reasons.
Could you imagine zoo keepers keeping penguins and bears together in the same exhibit? And just pouring coke into their water bowls?
That’d be one helluva sugar-fueled bloodbath.
UPDATE: The Nike Air MAG will NOT have power laces. They DO light up though, for up to 4 hours at a time. There are currently no plans to sell them at stores, and will instead be auctioned off on EBAY, and ALL proceeds with go to Michael J. Fox’s foundation to find a cure for Parkinson’s. Great move Nike…pretty awesome. I DO wish I could buy some though.
I bet Kanye will have a pair.
I’m not a shoe guy.
I mean, i AM…i like shoes as much as the next guy. I’ve bought two pairs of shoes within the last month, but that was mostly because I needed them. But, there are people in this world that are REALLY, REALLY into collecting shoes. People like the guys over a Nice Kicks, who run a website soley devoted to shoes. Which, i guess is pretty cool. But that’s all besides the point.
News is breaking today on all my Nerd News websites that Nike is planning on unveiling something BIG tonight (9.8.11), and links have been placed around the internet very cleverly that point to what the unveiling might be:
Matt Halfhill over at Nice Kicks has a just posted a story telling how he was randomly called by Nike at midnight, and received a request to be flown out to Los Angeles TODAY for “a big announcement.” As he points out, when they won’t tell you what it is you’re going to see, “you know it’s something bigger than a new colorway of Dunks.”
When Mr. Halfhill arrived in his hotel room, he found something waiting for him:
An invitation, one that says, “It’s about Time.”
A saying usually used to concede that something has been supposed to happen for a long time. But in this case, maybe it’s saying that the announcement is literally about “Time.” Hmmmm. What else is in the box?
Oh Wow. Are those what I think they are?
Yes. Yes they are.
If you still haven’t gotten it yet, kiddies, let me hit you with this:
All signs point to it. It looks like NIKE IS GOING TO RELEASE POWER LACES!!!
Geordi LaForge was born without eyesight, but luckily, he was born in the 24th century, and science gave him sight. Using his VISOR (Visual Instrument and Sensory Organ Replacement), Commander LaForge was able to see several spectrums of the Electro-Magnetic Spectrum, essentially rendering him super-human. If we only had that kind of technology now…
Let’s…let’s make this a thing.
It would be super easy to make a ton of jokes here based on the content of this image, but I think it’s much more appropriate to just let this speak for itself. I think there are a lot of people out there that aren’t really sure where they stand, and even more people who don’t understand where others stand.
Perhaps this will shed some light for you.
Since my cultural awakening, I’ve pretty much always identified with “Liberals,” and after looking this infographic over, I thought, “Yep. That is SO me. SO me.” Who knows…maybe you’ll find yourself?
See? Those guys on the other side of the fence aren’t so bad.
Please comment below with thoughts and opinions…this could get interesting.
Unbelievable. I can’t believe they let these guys get away with shit like this.