Sunday, June 19, 2005

Errata, et. al

I don't really have that much to say, because I think studying for the bar is slowly killing me. At the very least, I'm quite certain that for each day of bar-review class that I sit through, I lose at least six original thoughts from my head. That makes it hard to blog. In any event, here are two random thoughts that I'd like to get out of my head before I learn any more about parol evidence.

First: I was reading the Sportsguy's mailbag column on's Page 2 the other day and one of his readers wrote in with this question: "At what point in your life do you stop thinking about taking a cop's gun everytime you see one?" The Sportsguy didn't really respond, but that particular question struck a nerve with me. Why? Because I had that thought many times (the thought about what age and also the thought about taking the gun).

I know at first thought it sounds like only a crazy person would think about taking a cop's gun, but that isn't exactly accurate. The difference between a crazy person and a sane person is how much the person allows the thought to germinate before deciding that it would be crazy and then thinking about something else (or in the extreme, trying to actually take the gun). I know I always think about trying to take the gun. Of course, I would never actually attempt that sort of thing because I fear both jail and death, but I still think about it for a second. That's normal right? I don't know that this is necessarily the proper forum to be asking this question, because most of my readers are exactly that: my readers, and as such I already question their (your) grasp on sanity.

So, dear readers, at what point in your life does the thought of taking the gun stop automatically popping up in your head each time you see a cop? (This phenomenon is actually perfectly illustrated in Requiem for a Dream when Jared Leto is sitting at a diner counter and a cop sits down next to him. He goes into a dream sequence where he takes the cop's gun. In reality (or movie reality for that matter) he doesn't actually take the gun, but it's the process I'm talking about. . . .)

Second: Cocoa Krispies are fantastic. I haven't eaten cereal on a regular in about 8-10 years. I actually haven't eaten breakfast on a regular basis in about that long, but I've decided to start doing so. Anyway, I figured cereal would be a good start. First I got Pops, which were very good. When I finished them, I decided to try Cocoa Krispies again for the first time in a decade. All I can say is "wow". I was shocked at how good they were. Anyway, I don't have any sort of point other than praising Cocoa Krispies, so I'll stop now.

Seacrest out.


circe said...

I don't think that fantasy ever goes away.

And as for the Cocoa Krispies..

Amen! You have seen the light.

NegativeMode said...

I wasted a whole bowl this morning by using bad milk. It was very sad.

dj skuggs said...

i ate cocoa krispies every day for years as a kid. before that, i wasn't allowed to have cocoa krispies, so i just ate regular rice kripspies and put nestle quik powder on them, which was actually pretty good (at least to a kid.) but now i'm an adult. i have other concerns. so i don't eat cocoa krispies anymore. i eat something significantly less interesting, but something that, in my opinion, performs a highly valuable service.

circe said...

that is the saddest thing ever.

A life without bad-for-you food.

I was advised to switch to a macrobiotic diet for my health.

Yeah, that lasted for about an hour. In the end all I gave up was garlic, pasta, and onions. Though I cheat on the garlic...mmm garlic...

NegativeMode said...

DJ Skuggs, why don't you just take a metamucil pill with your cocoa krispies? That solves both issues.

dj skuggs said...

i'd like to co-opt this blog to write about something i find a bit perplexing. i bought some grolsch last week. the grolsch came with a coupon for $3 cash back. the interesting (and bewildering) thing is that no purchase of grolsch is necessary to get the money, but a purchase of beef is required. the coupon says that to receive my rebate, i only have to complete the form and mail it in "with the Beef [since when is beef a proper noun?] purchase cash register receipt." it says that any beef purchase is sufficient. what do grolsch and beef have to do with each other? why are the makers of grolsch paying me to buy beef?

Anonymous said...

They got drunk and got a little too friendly with their cows. Now they want you to eat the evidence.