16 June 2009 - 0:39Rain Delay
The weather has not been so nice to us this year. At least for those of us with cramped schedules that revolve around work and being a parent. I’m supposed to be riding right now, but mother nature seems to think we need more rain.
So I am here musing on a few things.
First (and most seriously) I want to talk about these hot new glasses form Oakley. They are the new Jawbone, a cycling specific set of glasses that come with an extra set of lenses for different light conditions. This set is the matte black frame with black iridium lenses, with a set of high intensity yellow lenses for poor light conditions. Both sets of lenses are vented, allowing any fog that may form on the lens to immediately vanish once air is passing over them. The lenses are also hydrophobic, meaning that water will not bead up on them. Sweat will not stick to the insides, and rain or puddle spray will not stick to the outsides. Pretty nifty I think. Changing the lenses takes about 30 seconds, and it’s so simple, maybe even a cave man could do it.
Second, and this borders on some kind of a rant, but it’s been a while. TV. What is up with TV these days? I mean, with the exception of movies, I traditionally only watch 2 things on TV, baseball and Clone Wars. When baseball is not on, or is held up by some act of nature, then the remote normally is relinquished, where I am subject to the worst kind of anguish anyone should bear. Reality TV. There is nothing real about it.
One of the favorite ones in the house is the “Real Housewives of ________”. Ugh. What total dross! Not only is it a poor representation of real life, it’s painful to watch the morally reprehensible behavior of these women as they flit about their shallow vapid lives, not having to worry about where the next meal may be coming from, spending their ape-like husband’s money on botox and other such frivolity and positioning themselves against the other cackling witches on the show.
Notice any similarities between these two pictures?
I’d much rather watch a reality show based on the life of the creatures in the second picture….
And the other one that really pisses me off is Millionaire Match Maker. I mean really? If the pursuit of riches makes you unattractive to the opposite sex, why the hell do you think you actually are attractive to what I would consider a normal person. By normal I mean someone that isn’t in it for the money. And so the twisted spiral of greed is revealed.
Besides having the natural ability to identify a potential trap, this lady has found a way to make her fortune off the people that have had the misfortune of making poor choice in life that have left them alone and otherwise uninteresting. And why the hell is this on TV?
Do we really like the circus that much? Is this really entertainment?
Guess I could always just read a book instead…