Today, I’m going to go with hating Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart just isn’t as fun as it use to be when I lived back in Georgia. Wal-Mart had a totally different meaning. You could go to Wal-Mart 24 hours a day, buy groceries, it was the perfect 1 stop shop.

Then I move to California…24 hr Wal-Mart? What is that? And if you ask a lot of Southern Californians, they don’t even know what a Super Wal-Mart is.

I’ve ventured off track a little but getting back to what I was saying. Wal-Mart is still the place to go if you want to buy some things cheaper, say toilet paper or the Slim Fast Shakes I like to drink in the morning before I indulge myself in tons of Soda and Chocolate. (Slim Fast is merely convenience).

Today, I hate Wal-Mart. I go to the one near my apartment and it is crowded. But Wal-Mart has it’s own general population. Like in probably every other area of the world, it is full of the lower income, extreme breeders. Ask me where I’m going with this, and I won’t say for sure so no one can accuse me of saying anything prejudice, but there were tons of kids, with single moms. You know, you see the 2 year old, the mom pushes the stroller and a 9month about to pop belly.

It sucks having to fight your way out of that….today, I hate it.

Previously posted at http://www.rant-it-up.com

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It’s been awhile..

February 11, 2008

But I’m back! My year in California has had its ups and downs and I’m going to fill you in as soon as I get time.

Alabama
Heck Yes, We Have Electricity.

Alaska
11,623 Eskimos Can’t Be Wrong!

Arizona
But It’s A Dry Heat.

Arkansas
Literacy Ain’t Everything.

California
By 30, Our Women Have More Plastic Than Your Honda.

Colorado
If You Don’t Ski, Don’t Bother.

Connecticut
Like Massachusetts,
(Only The Kennedy’s Don’t Own It Yet.)

Delaware
We Really Do Like The Chemicals In Our Water.

Florida
Ask Us About Our Grandkids.

Georgia
We Put The Fun In Fundamentalist Extremism.

Hawaii
Haka Tiki Mou Sha’ami Leeki Toru
(Death To Mainland Scum,Leave Your Money)

Idaho
More Than Just Potatoes…
(Well, Okay, We’re Not, But The Potatoes Sure Are Real Good)

Illinois
Please Don’t Pronounce the “S”

Indiana
2 Billion Years Tidal Wave Free

Iowa
We Do Amazing Things With Corn

Kansas
First Of The Rectangle States

Kentucky
Five Million People; Fifteen Last Names

Louisiana
We’re Not ALL Drunk Cajun Wackos,
(But don’t tell the tourists as that is Our Tourism Campaign.)

Maine
We’re Really Cold, But We Have Cheap Lobster

Maryland
If You Can Dream It, We Can Tax It

Massachusetts
Our Taxes Are Lower Than Sweden’s

Michigan
First Line Of Defense From The Canadians

Minnesota
10,000 Lakes…And 10,000,000,000, 000 Mosquitoes

Mississippi
Come And Feel Better About Your Own State

Missouri
Your Federal Flood Relief Tax Dollars At Work

Montana
Land Of The Big Sky, The Unabomber, Right-wing Crazies, (and Very Little
Else.)

Nebraska
Ask About Our State Motto Contest

Nevada
Hookers and Poker!

New Hampshire
Go Away And Leave Us Alone

New Jersey
You Want A ##$%##! Motto?
I Got Yer ##$%##! Motto
Right here!

New Mexico
Lizards Make Excellent Pets

New York
You Have The Right To Remain Silent,
You Have The Right
To An Attorney…

North Carolina
Tobacco Is A Vegetable

North Dakota
We Really Are One Of The 50 States!

Ohio
At Least We’re Not Michigan

Oklahoma
Like The Play, But No Singing

Oregon
Spotted Owl…It’s What’s For Dinner

Pennsylvania
Cook With Coal

Rhode Island
We’re Not REALLY An Island

South Carolina
Remember The Civil War?
(We Didn’t Actually Surrender)

South Dakota
Closer Than North Dakota

Tennessee
The Edyoocashun State

Texas
Sí, Hablo Ingles

Utah
Our Jesus Is Better Than Your Jesus

Vermont
Yep

Virginia
Who Says Government Stiffs And Slackjaw Yokels Don’t Mix?

Washington
We have more rain than you do

Washington, D.C.
Wanna Be Mayor ?
(Crack sales a plus)

West Virginia
One Big Happy Family…Really!

Wisconsin
Come Cut The Cheese

Wyoming
Where Men Are Men… And The Sheep Are Scared

Saw this and thought it was funny..

Spells That Really Work!

Spell to Get Measles
1. Find someone who has measles.
2. Lick them.

Spell to Turn Day Into Night
1) Stand facing a large tree or wall.
2) Close eyes tightly.
3) Keeping eyes closed, run straight ahead as fast as you can.

Spell to Breathe Under-Water
1) Attach concrete block to your feet.
2) Jump into water.
3) Breathe normally and sing the tune to “Flipper”.
4) Takes about 5 minutes for lungs to adjust.

Spell to Commune With Pink Elephants
1) Pour glass of vodka or alcoholic drink of choice.
2) Drink.
3) Repeat steps 1-3.

Spell to Attract Lightning
1) Cover yourself in metal: jewellery, chains, golf clubs,
nails, nuts & bolts, hub-caps, etc.
2) Go out into a thunderstorm and hold a long TV antenna high
in the air.
3) Wait.

Spell to Stop a Runny Nose
1. Get two cotton balls.
2. Shove one up each nostril.
3. Tape them there.

Spell to Make a Person fall in Love with You
1. Call person at least thirty times a day.
2. Park outside their house and shut your headlights off.
3. Leave sweet tokens on doorstep (i.e.-roses without petals,
a nice headless Barbie doll…)
4. Follow them everywhere they go–careful, they’ll try to
lose you!
5. Don’t worry if they get that silly restraining order, that
means the spell is working!

Spell to Make Your Computer Fast
1. Open Window.
2. Throw Computer out window. (If the computer hit ground
really fast, the spell worked.)

Spell to Save on Gas
1. Cut holes in floorboards of car.
2. Remove shoes.
3. While still seated, pedal feet really fast.
4. Scream “Yabba Dabba Do!”
Optional: Invite passengers to join in the fun!

A Spell to Go to the Bathroom
1) Drink so much water that you think you will burst.
2) Drink another glass anyway.
3) Wait ten minutes, then guzzle a can of Pepsi.
4) Repeat step 3 as often as desired to increase the spell’s
effect.

Alternate Spell to Go to the Bathroom
1. Eat a bushel of prunes.
2. Take a dose of Exlax.
3. Wait. Stay close to the bathroom!

depressedWe all get down sometimes. Some of us more than others. Most of the time it’s situational. We get overwhelmed with responsibilities. There just aren’t enough hours in the day. We put pressure on ourselves to succeed at everything, or in some cases to over-achieve. Things aren’t working out the way we had hoped. Or maybe things are just taking longer to work out than we had hoped. Maybe it’s just been a long time since you’ve given yourself a break and everything is piling up.

When we start feeling down it’s best to head it off at the start so it doesn’t get worse.

I found this list of things via Zen Habits that I thought might be useful for those times when we need to pull ourselves out of the blues.

  1. Make a list. Sometimes we are depressed simply because we are overwhelmed with all the things we have to do that we haven’t gotten around to doing. You might be into GTD, but sometimes every GTDer falls behind with his system, and sometimes you just don’t have the energy to do so. So all the “stuff” that’s in our head can overwhelm us. Start simply by picking up a piece of paper and a pen, and making a list of the most pressing things you have to do. Sometimes it’s work stuff, sometimes it’s stuff around the house that’s bothering us, sometimes it’s goal tasks, or a combination of these and more. Simply making a list can be a big relief — you’re getting things under control. You can see, right in front of you, what you need to do, and that alone can pick up your mood.
  2. Take action. You’ve made a list, and you still feel overwhelmed? Well, get started on the first thing you need to do. Is it a big task? Break it down and just do the smallest task, something just to get you started. Once you get started, once you get into action, you’ll feel better. Trust me. You might still feel overwhelmed, but at least you’re doing something. And once you start doing something, you’ve got momentum, and that feels much better than lying around feeling sorry for yourself.
  3. Exercise. I know, you might not be in the mood for exercise. But just do it! Taking a walk, going for a run, going to the gym, whatever it is you do for exercise — get out and do it now! You don’t need to do a real hard workout, but the simple act of exercise can lift your mood immediately. Just do it!
  4. Shower and groom yourself. Laying around in your underwear, smelling bad, is not going to do you any good. Simply showering, and feeling clean, can do wonders for your mood. Brush your teeth, comb your hair, shave, do whatever it is that you need to do to feel clean and good about yourself. Instant pick me up!
  5. Get out of the house and do something. Sometimes, if you stay home lying around, feeling depressed, just getting out (after showering and grooming) will change your mood. Staying home all the time can really get you down, and you may not realize this until you go out and do something. Preferably something on your list (see No. 1).
  6. Play some lively music. I like Brown Eyed Girl, the Kinks, the Ramones, or an upbeat Beatles tune, but you might have your own brand of feel-good music. Whatever it is, crank it up, and let yourself move to the beat. It may just be what the doctor ordered.
  7. Talk about it. Got a significant other, best friend, family member, co-worker you can talk to? Bend their ear. That’s what they’re their for. If you don’t, there are hotlines, or professionals, you can talk to. And then there’s always online forums. These are great places to find someone to talk to. Getting things off your chest makes a big difference, and can be a huge lift. It can also help you work out the reasons you’re feeling down.