Juxtaposition Of Generational Botches

I saw a kid today wearing this shirt:

Clearly this is what Charles Schultz was thinking.

And as I sighed, knowing that we – as a society – have begun to associate something as wholesome and pure as “Peanuts” with Internet memes, I realized that this was not necessarily a bad thing.  Honestly, this may be the ONLY way that the upcoming generation will be able to understand Lucy’s cruelty and Charlie Brown’s gullibility, clumsiness, and direct descendance from Murphy.  But at least they will still know what “Peanuts” is (are?), which means there is still hope for them yet.

… I am getting old.

Free Spirit Or Wastrel?

Today while walking around a shopping center with a friend, I noticed a particularly peculiar stretch of sidewalk:

Foreman Silly-pants must've had some spare concrete.

I don’t understand this design.  At all.  There is absolutely NO REASON for this sidewalk to look the way it does.  None of the trees are positioned in such a way that one would have to construct a path around them ( the trees were probably planted after the sidewalk was installed).  There are no gardens or benches or any other such attractions back here to enjoy.  In fact, this walkway is at the far end of the shopping center, almost to the back of the whole complex.  Who is going to see this unique path if it’s so far out of the way?  What patrons of this market place will wander so far from the attractions and shops near the center in order to admire this abnormality (well, aside from us, but we’re rather odd)?

It doesn’t make any sense!  It doesn’t save any vegetation because the design actually uses more concrete.  This also makes the path’s distance longer, thereby taking more time to traverse.  What happened back here?  Is this the signature of the landscape architect that was paid to draw up the plans – a single squiggly line of sidewalk off in the forgotten corner of the vast city of shops and boutiques that allows him to say “See that there?  I did that”?

Just… what the hell, people?!

There: fixed it for ya'!

Everything Is Insane And Hectic

So, yeah… haven’t updated here in a while.  Sorry about that.  We haven’t quit or anything.  Promise.

Everything in the non-internety-reviewish parts of our lives are just BLEARGH right now.  I’m finally done with school (woo and stuff!).  Like, for good.  Well…. as far as I’ve planned, which is the past week, which has been great and school-free, but the future?  I dunno.  I have also found a couple of part-time job-like activities that will provide me with currency in exchange for my time, talents, and skills, which I am beyond cool with.

As for Brighton… well… she is – how do you say? – SWAMPED!!  Good Lord does she have the everything to do right now!  Every day is just a gauntlet of “ohcrapohcrapohcrapohcrap”, followed by a half-hour of breaking down at the apartment, and then picking right the hell back up with grad school nonsense.  But she’s been like that since she was in utero (I assume as much at least).  As long as I’ve known her she’s been full-throttle, twenty things going on at once, don’t have time to sleep, gogogogogogo!  So, at least she’s consistent with the pacing of her life, but I get exhausted just from catching proximal waves of insanity that fire off from her as she rushes from one project to the next.

That girl needs a vacation.  Badly.  Like, hella badly.

In the realm of things that don’t pertain to our IRL lives, we should be putting a new TSotSC review and skit next week.  Also, I am working on a rather overwhelming project that will keep me busy for quite some time.  I don’t want to say what it is yet (unless I already have in a previous post, in which case, yep – that’s what it is), but it should be ridiculous.  Y’all will hopefully get the first installment in early November.  “Why early November?” you ask.  Because a vital cable that I need for this project should be arriving in late October (yay free-but-slooooow shipping on ebay!).  If it shows up sooner, then the whole rigamarole will start sooner.

Anywho – until next time!