“…pure randomness.”

15 Jan

Question of the day:  Did you know they hold Air Guitar Competitions every year??  Yes, air guitar.  Not actual musicians but people who jump around playing a nonexistent musical instrument…in front of thousands of people who CHOOSE to attend these events.

I came across this discovery the other day when I heard a Dr. Pepper commercial on the radio.  It was a guy who was talking about being a champion air guitarist.  Have you heard it?  If not, it is basically the guy, Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard talking about playing the air guitar – he was the World Champion in 2012, yes they host world championships for this – and he says something along the lines of he has friends that are actual musicians that are jealous of him because he doesn’t have to lug around any equipment…BUT HE PLAYS THE AIR GUITAR!  A person who is musically talented is honestly jealous of someone who plays an air instrument? I doubt it.

Anyways, it intrigued me and I had to check out a video of said competition.  Here‘s a video of the top 3 finalist in 2011 – “Nordic Thunder” got 2nd.  It’s pretty lengthy but like a train wreck, I couldn’t look away.  Each of the top three finalists plays a clip of 2 different songs.  If you are just wanting a comical highlight I suggest fast forwarding to the 7 minute mark…hilarious.  To be quite honest, I find it all very disturbing.  It’s great that these people found something that they truly love to do but it’s just so odd to me.  But I guess to each their own – some people find athletic competitions weird (not most people, but some).

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So I have been working out and with that comes the wonderful blemishes around my hairline.  Everyone knows that people are self-conscious about breaking out so we tend to not mention it as common courtesy, right?  Apparently not at my place of business!  A girl I work with walks into my office yesterday and before she says hi or anything she says, “Oh have you been breaking out?!”  And I stare at her for a second in horror that someone just actually asked me that question and responded with, “No, this is how I decided to do my make-up today…with little red bumps all over my face…”  HOW RUDE!!  WHO ASKS SOMETHING LIKE THAT?!

And just for blogging purposes I will share a picture with you to see what made her SO inclined to speak up…

Break out

It’s not even that bad!  Yeah, it sucks and I am self-conscious about it because I get that way about every pimple or red bump I ever have but is it really so ridiculously horrendous that you feel the need to point it out to me like I didn’t already know they were there?!  NO!  Ugh.  Now I’m going to break-out more from the frustration and anxiety over this break-out…it’s a wicked cycle. sigh.

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Sunday night, when I checked the weather, the wonderful weather people tell me that there is a 10% chance of rain for Monday morning.  So I go ahead and pack my rain jacket (I stayed at Joseph’s house this weekend so I was packing my things to leave straight from work Monday to go back to my house) instead of carrying it with me.  When I walk outside to leave for work, what do you know?  It’s raining.  Wonderful.  My umbrella is in my truck along with my rain jacket stuffed into the bottom of my suitcase so I have to just get wet before going to work…maybe the rain washed away all my make-up, making my break-out more obvious to my co-workers…

Scumbag Weatherman

Scumbag Weatherman.
Every. Single. Time.

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I-45 has opened up the HOV to drivers without passengers calling it the “Metro Hot Lanes.”

Basically what you can do is pay a toll with an authorized toll tag to use the HOV lane even if you are the only one in your car…kind of like an EZ Tag.  The issue lies with the time periods in which single passengers can actually utilize the Metro Hot Lanes.  Here’s something pulled straight from the FAQ section of their website:

WON’T METRO HOT LANES MAKE TRAVEL IN THE HOV LANES SLOWER?
No. The METRO HOT Lanes program does not impact current users of HOV Lanes. Single-occupant, toll-paying vehicles are allowed in the lane only during certain periods of operation. If speeds slow, single-occupant vehicles will not be allowed in the HOV Lane. The lane is also closed to single-occupant vehicles during peak traffic periods – specific to each METRO HOT Lane corridor.

So let me get this straight, I can pay to use the HOV but only when I don’t actually need it?  The only times that someone actually needs a faster route is “if speeds slow” or “during peak traffic periods.”  Why would I pay to ride the HOV when I can take the same exact path and speed on the other side of the stupid concrete barrier and actually pass the person in front of me?  I just don’t get it.  Maybe I am missing something or misunderstanding this concept but something tells me I’m not.  If you do take the Metro Hot Lanes, I would seriously like your input on how this works and if it is actually worth it or just a waste of money.

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Anyways, I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far!  I totally have been thinking it is Wednesday all day so you can imagine my disappointment when I realized it was only Tuesday…womp womp.  This seems to be happening a lot more often to me lately…weird.  Just livin’ for the weekend I guess!

 

 

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3 Responses to ““…pure randomness.””

  1. Katie Trojacek January 16, 2013 at 11:02 AM #

    Hey Blair – I read this blog post the other day and had to share a story with you. I was just at the bank getting a check and the teller was asking if we were buying a house which I responded yes. Then she asked if we had kids and I said no but we have 2 dogs. Then she proceeded to ask if I was pregnant which I said NO then she said are you sure? Because your face looks like you could be. I was like um no that’s just called acne – bad skin made worse by the weather. WOW – couldn’t believe that just happened – reminded me of your story!

    • sweetsassyandabitsmartassy January 16, 2013 at 3:06 PM #

      OMG! I would have slapped that lady! How rude! How do people think asking something like that is okay?! What is wrong with people?!

      Congrats on buying a house though! That’s exciting! And thanks for reading my blog! I hope you are doing well (other than having to deal with stupid bank tellers)!

      • Katie February 6, 2013 at 1:55 PM #

        Haha I just saw your response…everything is good and I haven’t had another encounter with stupid bank tellers but if I do I will let you know!! LOL

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