I am an avid fan of flying. Ever since I took my first flight when I was just a toddler running up and down the aisle screaming, I knew it was for me. As for flying a plane I’m not that big of a fan, being a passenger is a good alternative. I actually flew ‘alone’ for the first time this summer. It was pretty fun and not very different than flying with people you know, you just sit next to strangers.
On my flight up to Tennessee this summer I was next to a 30-something year old woman who had never flown before. She was physically shaking and wanted to talk to me the whole time to try and get her mind off of the flight. I would normally be fine with this, I love meeting new people, but I had gotten up at 3:30 in the morning. I was so incredibly tired, I felt bad for falling asleep while she was talking, I couldn’t help it. I did however wake up before landing and helped coax her fear down.
On the flight back, I had been at a music fest for the last 4 days without a shower. Luckily I was next to a very nice new mother. The problem was she had brought her son along; all one years old of him. He was a good kid really, but for some reason on this flight there were an abundance of little babies and toddlers– even the flight attendant took notice. Anyway, my new-to-the-world little neighbor was sleeping the entire flight until the captain told us we were about to land. Little neighbor-baby was not happy about this and let everyone on the plane know. [Via]
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Finally, an infographic I supply in which y’all can use on a daily basis. Now I know you’re excited, but hold on, you have to read what I have to say first.
The first time I watched the Rock Paper Scissor World Championship I was in the most beautiful place on earth: Turks and Caicos. A tiny white-beached island chain only a hop, skip and a jump from Fidel Castro’s homeland. Some of the best pristine reefs and a huge abundance of sea-life make Turks and Caicos one of the greatest dive spots in the Caribbean.
Yes I was inside my hotel room watching the RPS Championship on TV….. Don’t get mad at me, I kinda was just roped into it. My cousin was watching and I sat down (my first mistake) then my attention was engulfed by the ridiculously serious RPS competitors.
In the beginning of the competition there are goofy amateurs who dress up in costumes and get destroyed by the real players. One competitor nicknamed ‘The Rock’ made it to the third round. The kicker? He only played rock. Somehow the first two competitors were too dumb to counter The Rock’s thought-out attack plan. (Two, too and to were used in that sentence. I’m cool.) The Rock lost of course, just demolished by ‘The Paper’ in the third round…kidding.
So the winner of this competition gets to be on TV (Even broadcasted in Turks and Caicos) and a check for $10,000. Yeah, where is this competition held, cause I’m in. [Via]
By the way, I wasn’t inside all the time on this holiday, here’s a pic of the shark I dove with — cause it’s Sharkweek.
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I was moseying around the Internet today trying to find a graphic for y’all and I got hung up on Chart Porn. No, Chart Porn is not a site with a chart of porn on it — actually it has some of the most interesting, compelling data visualizations on the web.
With a creator who has a passion for design and information, Chart Porn is not strictly infographics. Anything that is visually and mentally appealing can and will be posted on that website. Today I got this interesting poker infographic, but I also saw one of the funniest data visualizations of all time there.
As for today’s infographic, I totally agree Texas Hold’em is a skill based game. Sure, there always seems to be beginners luck, but after the first game whenever you play with experienced people, you will almost always lose. I feel I am a pretty good player at Hold’em, but hey, I am from Texas….. [Via]
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I’ve been consuming ice cream for as long as I can remember. I also loved root beer when I was young, and a root beer float was the greatest thing that has ever graced my taste buds. Although you may think ice cream isn’t healthy, it isn’t all bad. Because it is so cold your body expends calories to warm it up. Too bad it isn’t enough, an ice cream only diet would rock.
I worked at Marble Slab Creamery for a year and I’ve learned about some of the best flavors that exist. I’ll rank my top 3 favorite flavors for you if you ever end up at The Slab.
1. Coconut – Like a blast of AC when you walk into a store on a hot day, and an awesome texture when mixed with strawberries.
2. Black Cherry – Creamy, the perfect balance of sweet and tangy mix in cherries.
3. Butter Pecan – Very rich, refined pecan taste
Popsicles, I don’t understand them. Why don’t we just call them sticky-hands. I know it is nice to eat ice cream with one hand, but when your popsicle situation goes south and you can’t catch all the melted sugary goodness, you may have second thoughts. The jokes on the popsicle sticks also need improvement. They may have Laffy Taffy beat, but there’s room for improvement.
A skunk just sprayed out by my air-conditioning unit. I am not sure how much longer I can continue writing. I must go now and try to battle the stench. Ice cream doesn’t even sound appealing anymore. [Via]
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You ever been to jail? I haven’t, and it isn’t on my to-do list. I bet you didn’t like it very much. Just a guess… Maybe if you weren’t in America you wouldn’t have been locked up. We Americans seem to think hard time equals model citizen. The rest of the world disagrees.
The US, China and Russia have over half of all prisoners worldwide. I think it is time for a change on how we discipline our criminals. I heard Denmark just sends their murderers out to a logging company where they’re forced to be a lumberjack for a few years before they can be let loose on society. The 50 states could try that, or just make our millions of prisoners power our country with hamster wheels. I’ve also always been a fan of rehabilitation by way of Outward Bound. You know those kids won’t be missing their curfew anymore after that adventure.
Prison looks so scary. We all have those days where you wake up and no one is home, you make lunch, head over to the telly and flip it on to see Nat Geo’s Lockdown is playing. They interview some of the creepiest killers in our fine nation. These people will never see the light of freedom ever again, yet they live on; adopting the prison lifestyle because it is all they have left.
The prison system is one of the greatest unmoral and inhumane in America and somebody needs to do something about it. Not me, I’ll just blog about it. [Via]