Swimming In My Head…

diving in the deep end…

This One’s Gonna Be a ‘Doosey’

It has been a hot minute since I’ve written in my beloved blog and I’ve missed it.  Before I go any further…WTF, Gbu2, Brian, Sideon and Sammy – thank you for the emails and concern.  I’ve missed you guys too!

As Patsy said in AbFab ~ “I’m fine I’m just here with a sick friend” (internal laughter)

The reality is I’ve been absolutely consumed with a business retool/refocus and we’ve actually got some decent clients that require a good part of my time.  So, the reality is that I cannot complain because the good far out-ways the bad in this instance.

Now onto the all-important stuff…

Let’s see, I’ve been on Twitter so much that I dream in Twitter.  I literally have dreams where I’m responding to situations by tweeting a message in 140 characters or less.  It’s like a drug except that it doesn’t cause tooth loss.  The weight loss, sleeplessness, and paranoia are minor side effects that should simply be ignored due to the overwhelming good that Twitter can bring to one’s life.

I’ll admit that there are some real “ass-hats” (thanks Sammy25) out there that think they’re suddenly ‘Twitterstars’ or ‘Twelebrities’ (whichever floats your boat) and they’re really nothing more than hot-air filled pompous boneheads that like to hear themselves talk…except now they can see themselves talk.  But that’s what makes the Twitter experience what it is.  Can I hear a “block, block”?

I’m all about the visuals since I’m in the multimedia business and I thought that for every major point I discuss in this post, I’ll give you some visuals and some audio thrown in to keep it interesting.

For all of you that think us tweeters are crazy…here’s your proof that you’re only partially right.  If it wasn’t for our being crazy, who would entertain you?

Which now leads me to what I think should be the anthem (song) for all of us in the twitterdom on the pilgramage to the promised twitterverse…Don’t judge me!

Oh, I’m not even close to being finished…then there’s Facebook……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Sorry, I must’ve drifted off post while I was updating my Facebook status.

You know what?  I’ll save my ‘Facebookapades’ for another post.  In the meantime…one more good piece of media.  I’m completely addicted to this somewhat recent remix of an old favorite – “Silence (Niels Van Gogh Vs. Thomas Gold Mix 2008)” by Delirium featuring Sarah Mclachlan.  It’s been on repeat the entire time I’ve been writing this post and between my tweets, status updates, pings, diggs, stumbleupons, flocks, this blog and the damn beats – it’s time for me to bid you farewell until tomorrow for which I’m scheduled to write yet another post right before my nail appointment.  I’m having them optimized for enhanced keyboard use.


April 9, 2009 Posted by | Funny, Life In General | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Proof that we’re in a recession…

First of all, thank you to everyone who commented on my “Think Twice” post!  I happen to be one of those ‘think-out-loud’ guys and in order for me to get through my s#?t, I have to either talk about it or write about it.  Much better spirits and I appreciate all of you.

Now on to the subject at hand…

I knew that things were getting tight financially for awhile, but then last night I realized that I’ve sunken to a new low even for my standards.  While doing all of my Facebook updates last night, ‘the other one’, despite being down the hall sends me a message on Facebook.  I don’t even remember what it was about, but it struck me funny at the very moment when I was taking a sip of my cherished Seagrams Grape vodka & soda; ultimately forcing me to spit half of my drink onto the monitor.

Here’s where the ‘down low’ comes in…I licked the vodka off the monitor.  I know what you’re thinking…what a sick, sick individual and you know what?  You’re right…but it’s a recession dammit and we have to conserve our cash flow.

One more thing;

I have a bone to pick with ABC Liquor.  Today I was sent by ‘the other one’ to go purchase our stockpile booze for armagaddeon stash and had a horrible realization.

You cannot hide, no matter how much you try, how much of a ‘boozer’ you are in ABC Liquor.  Do you know why?  It’s because they have ceramic tile floors with these highway lane-sized grout lines that do absolutely nothing to absorb the clickety clack of the shopping cart wheels as you zip around the store sniffing the alcohol-laden air.

To add insult to injury, we’ve been reduced to buying ‘jugs-o-wine’ as opposed to normal-people bottles with a cork thanks to the ‘R’ word.  So that means that while I’ve got 2 Volkswagon Beetle sized, screw-off cap bottles of wine accompanied by a larger than life, but it’s on sale bottle of Seagrams Grape Vodka (with last number redial) in my cart, everybody knows I’m coming and everybody knows I’ve obviously got a problem.

Hi, I’m Derek and I have to buy cheap wine and vodka thanks to the recession…

Now how many steps do I have to go?

February 20, 2009 Posted by | Funny, Life In General | , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Pay it forward…

I received the nicest award from fellow ‘funny blog buddy’  The Good the Bad and the Ugly yesterday (see below) and I have to admit, it made my entire week!  So, before going any further into this, gbu2 – thank you from the bottom of my heart!


As I understand it though, receiving an award comes with some responsibility and a few rules to follow.  So here they are:

  1. List 6 things that inspire your creativity
  2. Pass the award on to 7 more ‘kreativ’ bloggers
  3. Link back to the person who gave you the award
  4. Link to the people you are passing it on to and leave them a comment to let them know


6 things that inspire my creativity:

  1. My partner
  2. Music
  3. Television/Movies
  4. Friends
  5. My pets
  6. Social Media

7 ‘kreativ’ bloggers I would like to award:

This part is hard for me as well because there are so many blogs that I absolutely love.  I will however, limit my choices to regular people’s blogs who don’t have loads of money backing them (eh-hmm HuffPost – you know I love ya, but big money backing forces the rest of us to actually work for our readers).

  • The Good the Bad and the Ugly – 1st for becoming a blog buddy, 2nd for always showing support in comments when I’m begging for readers’ support, and 3rd for always making me smile on a daily basis
  • WTF – 1st for being a great friend in person, 2nd for having the courage to make a foray into blogging despite some apprehension, and 3rd for saying it like it is
  • In Repair – 1st for inspiring me to stop being a self-proclaimed news ‘regurgitator’ and be myself, 2nd for becoming a true blog buddy, and 3rd for sharing his personal journey so openly
  • Sideon’s Sanctuary – 1st for becoming a blog buddy, 2nd for making me feel sane despite some interesting religious background baggage, and 3rd for not mincing any words and saying it like it is
  • Presque Isle Files – 1st for becoming a blog buddy, 2nd for speaking up, and 3rd for being funny and managing to make me smile
  • Whisper in the Void – 1st for becoming a blog buddy, 2nd for being as real as real can get, and 3rd automatic brownie points for living in Florida
  • Catch the Spin – for always being creative

Here is your award:

So, thank you to all of you guys, Happy Friday and Happy Blogging!


January 16, 2009 Posted by | Funny, Life In General | , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

So last year – videos I still haven’t seen…

I admit it.  With each passing year, I’m finding that I’m less and less in touch with what the latest trends are.  A perfect example?

The whole “2 Girls 1 Cup and 2 Girls 1 Finger videos.  I have not seen either of them despite some prodding from some of my younger friends and I probably won’t ever see them.

Let’s face the music…I gag too easy.  Sometimes you have to admit your weaknesses and deal.

I stumbled across the video below last night and I heart the girl in the starring role.  She gets me.

Ok…I had to add one more…because it makes me laugh to the point of tears…this is a reaction to 2 Girls 1 Cup…

December 16, 2008 Posted by | Funny, Really? | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

These shoes are made for throwin’

I personally think that Nancy Sinatra should cover her old one hit wonder with revamped, fresh lyrics that fit the times.

How I would re-write the lyrics:

You keep sayin’ you’ve got something for us
Something you call weapons, but confess.
You’ve been messin’ where you shouldn’t have been messin’
And now someone else is givin’ all their best.

These shoes are made for throwin’
And that’s just what they’ll do.
One of these days these shoes are gonna throw all over you.


You keep lyin’ when you oughta be truthin’
And you keep losin’ when you shoulda never bet.
You keep samin’ when you shoulda been changin’
Now what’s right is right and your gettin’ what you should get.

These shoes are made for throwin’
And that’s just what they’ll do.
One of these days these shoes are gonna throw all over you.

You keep playin’ where you shouldn’t have been playin’
And you thought that you would never get burnt.
Ha!  That journalist just got a brand new pair of Pradas
And what he thinks is that you have never learned.

These shoes are made for throwin’
And that’s just what they’ll do.
One of these days these boots are gonna throw all over you.

Are you ready shoes?  Start throwin’

Hope the dude got his shoes back.

December 15, 2008 Posted by | Funny, Politics, Really? | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments