Whoops! How is there no “Are You Sure?” on the Publish button!? One mistake and I’m prematurely publishing all over the place! A Friday Top 5 on Wednesday! What is this Madness?!
My apologies for getting your hopes up. I guess this will act as a little teaser for what’s to come on Friday.
Sometimes in this world, you see things and just have to wonder what someone was thinking when they created it. I was driving down the street and saw a guy using a product that inspired that exact thought. What were you thinking, Dr. Medical Scientist?
Welcome back to another installment of the Friday Top 5. As you may have noticed from my previous posts, like Top 5 Snobs and Reasons You Got Defriended, there are a lot of things that annoy me. I’m going to use this week’s FT5 to continue that trend. While the other posts were more about the people we all hate – hipsters, facebook stalkers, and Apple snobs – this is going to be a little different. For this Top 5, it’s more about the little things, usually out of anyone’s control that just have a way of quickly and efficiently ruining my day.
5. Finding Out Your Coffee Is Cold
It’s 10 AM, you’re sitting at your desk working. You’ve been sipping on your coffee for the last 30 minutes which has allowed you to hold off on eating your breakfast. This, in turn, means you’ll be able to make it past noon before eating your lunch! That’s a great start to the day if you ask me. You can’t remember how long it’s been since you last sipped your coffee, but you’re yearning for more of that sweet, sweet nectar. You grab the mug, put it to your lips, and boom goes the dynamite – room temperature coffee.
Talk about a surprise that can ruin your day! Little known fact, room temperature coffee, or as I started calling it just before writing this sentence, RTC, is actually the leading cause of work place semi-upsetedness in America.
4. Noticing A Stain On The Way Out The Door
I don’t know about you guys, but in the morning I usually get dressed in the dark. As most of you know after reading, I’m Not An Adult and Here’s Why, I love my snooze button and I challenge myself to get ready as quickly as possible. So usually, when I’m getting dressed, I’ve only been up for about 30 seconds and I keep my lights off to be kind to my eyes. I throw on my clothes, run upstairs, pack my lunch, and breakfast and head out the door, only to notice a small little stain left behind from my buffalo chicken last week.
Time to rewind! I sprint downstairs as I’m ripping off my shirt, rifle through my closet looking for something that goes with everything I’m already wearing. Boom, blue striped shirt? Done! I sprint back upstairs, run to the car, slide over the hood Luke Duke style, peel out and make it to work with 12.3 seconds to spare.
I’m just glad I didn’t show up with the stain on my shirt. It’s impossible to be taken seriously when that happens. It’s just like there’s a poppy seed in your teeth or a boogs in your nose. I’ve got no clue what you’re saying because I can’t take my eye off it. But here’s the rub. That shirt I tore off this morning? There’s a 97% chance I’m going to forget why it’s there, hang it back up in the closet, and go through this whole ordeal again next week.
3. The Coldest Bathing Suit In The World,
Its Day #2 of your beach vacation. Yesterday was awesome; you grilled, you drank, you threw a football at a group of girls and made a diving catch to impress them and convinced them to come back to your epic beach party to wrap up the summer with Stifler and the gang.
Anyway, after a long day of swimming and and relaxing, you toss your bathing suit on the bathroom floor and pass out. The next morning, everyone is ready to go at it again. You grab your bathing suit, slide it on, and then it hits you like a ton of wet bricks.
Your bathing suit is still wet. There is honestly no piece of clothing that is worst to wear than a wet bathing suit. It’s cold and it’s heavy and it’s just terrible. Honestly, I assume death just feel like one giant wet bathing suit.
2. You’re Missing An Ingredient
In some of my posts, I’ve made it clear that I am not the best cook in the world. I’m still learning my way around the kitchen, but one mistake that I have made dozens of times and I’m sure you have too is starting something without being properly equipped. A couple nights ago, I decided I would treat myself, so I poured a bowl of my favorite cereal in the world,
Grape Nuts Fruity Pebbles. Unfortunately, I didn’t put the in necessary leg work. I soon realized, as I opened the refrigerator, I had no milk! No freaking milk!
Ever wonder what it would be like to run down stairs on Christmas morning and see no presents under the tree? I did, then I poured that bowl of Fruity Pebbles. Now I know exactly what that would feel like: epic disappointment, utter failure, and a tiny bit of your soul dying. It doesn’t even matter that you get milk the next day and eat that bowl, it’s too late, that was the worst day ever.
PS I’ve also done this with PB&J (forgot the J), made meat for a spaghetti meat sauce (forgot the sauce), and made a hotdog (no buns or bread).
And the number 1 way to ruin my day…
1. I Try To Impress You With A Stat And You Crush Me!
Me: Hey! So guess how many pounds I’ve lost this month on my diet.
Day Ruiner: I dunno, like 15?
Me: No… 6. Whatever.
Here’s a breakdown of what just happened. I asked a question with an answer that I assumed would impress my friend. My friend realized that so he, in turn, guessed an answer that would impress him. Unfortunately, the real answer has not broken his “I’m impressed threshold.” So now I’m just a loser for thinking I’m impressive when Im not and on top of it , I’m mad at myself for not losing 15 pounds this month.
Day = Worst Ever!
So as part of the WordPress analytics, which I think are amazing, they track all of the places where your visitors come from. Most of mine are from Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress. Once in a while, I’ll get a google search for “Adam T blog” or “It’s your world,” but today, I got a bomb dropped on me.
Seriously? I don’t even know what to say about this. I mean, traffic is traffic but I am seriously concerned. I think the biggest question that comes to mind is whether or not my blog was actually what this guy was looking for? Like, did he search that, find my website and think to himself, “That’s the one! Google, you have done it again you sly son of a gun!” More importantly, is this the audience that is reading my blog, fans of aging gay porn stars with mustaches?
I guess there’s only one way to find out.
It’s not like a write about mustache clad porn stars all the time. Unlike my other blog, www.MustacheCladPornStars.org where that’s all I talk about, I barely ever write about them on It’s Your World! I mean one time I write about porn mustaches and I become the king of “gay aging porn stars with mustaches!” You know what else is perplexing? Where the hell did “gay” and “aging” coming from?! Now you’re just twisting my words and I won’t stand for it.
I think one of the most amazing things about this whole situation is that this guy must have been doing a serious deep dive into this Google search. I mean, I went through the first 20 pages of google when I searched this and my blog was no where to be found. I would’ve kept going but my eyes were starting to burn after reading some of the titles of the pages I was passing. BTDubs, who knew gay guys loved Twinkies so much.
I mean, there’s got to be an easier way to find my blog than to troll through dozens of porn sites dedicated to old gay mustachioed men. But, as I said earlier, traffic is traffic, and if this is what has to be searched for my blog to get big than so be it! All I can do is thank you for reading and hope you’ll follow and share.
Oh and just for fun. Here are just a few more interesting google searches that for some unknown reason have produced my blog as a result:
- “guys says something girls get mad girls do something wrong girls get mad” – uhh… what?
- “u talking on my back because u are jealous of me” – i can’t even picture what it means to talk on someone’s back. Unless back is new slang for phone. Then it makes sense.
- “zack morris dead” – What?! NOOOO!!!!
- “mustache do you recognise me now” – I dunno about you, but I read this one like he was talking to his mustache, asking if it recognized him. They’ve been best friends for years, but last week he got a nose job and the mustache had no idea it was coming. Now he’s curious if the mustache knows it’s still him. No?
First of all, I’d like to give quick hello and welcome to my new readers. Whether you found me on Freshly Pressed, your friends told you about it, or you just stumbled randomly onto my blog, I appreciate your readership and I look forward to giving and receiving some virtual high 5’s.
Now for the reason we’re all here. Today is Friday which means it’s Friday Top 5 time! I’ve decided this week we will showcase some people that 99% of the population can’t stand. They’re snobs. And not snobs because they’re rich. But snobs because they love something so much that you’re an idiot for not loving it like they do. So let’s get it started.
5. “I’m too busy reading to watch TV” Snobs –
Listen, I get reading. I finally started reading this past summer and I love it. That being said, I’ve been watching TV for 26 years and I love it more than the day I started. I don’t watch as much TV as I used to but I still have about 10 shows a week that I DVR. And as a TV person, I’m always curious what other people are watching and what they think of my shows. One night at a bar some girl made a statement that made gag and vomit at the same time. That’s right, I was gavomitting.
“I don’t own a TV, I read books.”
Here’s the thing, you all know how to read this too. She didn’t say it politely or sweetly. She said it with poison in her voice. Like I’m the scum of the earth for owning a TV and I should be wiped off her floor with a Swifter WetJet Mop. You know what lady? You’re the worst and there’s no two ways about it. (I’ve literally never used that saying before until now. Me – 1, Underdeveloped Vocabulary – 0). What kind of psychopath doesn’t like TV? That’s almost as bad as not liking bacon. Speaking of not liking bacon…
4. Vegetarian/Vegan Snobs –
There’s actually two kinds of these snobs that bother me.
Don’t get me wrong, if you’re a vegetarian, all the power to you. I don’t know how you can go without a nice ribeye or a McDouble, so good for you. But here’s where we start to have a problem – when I’m the bad guy for eating meat. Listen Mr. Berkenstocks, I don’t get mad at you for eating kelp, so don’t get mad at me for eating that cow over there.
The other vegetarians that make me want to go drink a steak smoothie are the people that say, “Meat is disgusting.” Is there a dumber statement than that? And not just because they’re out of their minds either. I mean granted, there is nothing better in this world than bacon. NOTHING. Bacon makes everything better, no questions asked. But also because there’s no way they’ve eaten every meat in the world. And even if they had, they’re just being stubborn little d-bags if they say they’re all bad. You would think someone was nuts if they said, “All movies are bad,” or “All pictures of Winnie from the Wonder Years are ugly.” So why is it acceptable to say, “All meat is disgusting.” Speaking of meat being disgusting…
3. Too Cool For School (And/or Everything) Snobs – AKA Hipsters –
First of all, yes I know that was the all-time worst segue into anything ever and I’m proud of it! K so back to hipsters. Listen, I know people have written about them til the cows came home, and yes they did come home, mostly because they were so sick of looking at those idiotic mustaches, they’re stupid bright colored skinny jeans, they’re disgust towards you for having any sort of emotion about anything ever, and they’re freaking scarves! OMG Those scarves, it’s 90 degrees out, your neck is dripping wet, yet you stick to your stupid, pathetically skinny guns, and keep that stupid scarf on! AHhhh!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10… Ok and I’m relaxed again. Moving on…
2. The “I drive a ferrari, date models, have an 8 pack, own 3 houses and a villa, and I smell like liquid awesome” Snobs –
Okay that might just be a little jealousy but whatever.
and the Number 1 Snob That We All Hate…
1. Apple Snobs –
Everyone knows at least one of them. Let me paint you a mind picture. White ear bud headphones in 24/7. iTouch, iPhone, iPad in his messenger bag at all times. That iPad he just had in his messenger back 3 seconds ago? He just threw it in a lake because the newer version is out and he’s running to get it right now. He’s got his Mac Book Air connected to his ultra thin wireless keyboard and mouse and he sits down at night to watch his Apple TV which is seamlessly synced to his iTunes, iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and his iToilet. And somehow, he’s got a date tonight with Siri.
We get it, you like Apple products. We get it, Apple products don’t get viruses. We get it, they’re sleek and hip. We get it, they put on cool webcasts that you skip work to watch and find out how the new OS is going to change your life. You know what Sir Douchealot, no one cares. People care as much about your love for Apple as people still care about Occupy Wall Street. In case you’re not sure, that would be not at all. And that’s all I have to say about that.
Wow… okay I need to just breathe a little bit. I just got so fired up with hatred writing that. I need to go play with a puppy or something. Don’t forget to sign up to get these posts in your email.
Okay, why don’t we rewind a little bit so I can try to explain where this title is coming from.
My good friend Brenna has a blog, How I Met Ted Mosby, which is a great read. The other day she posted on her G-chat status, “Which TV character would you like to date?” According to her most recent post, the responses poured in. So much so that she turned the responses into a TV Boyfriend Bracket (on which the voting will begin soon).
Now, as a straight male, I have no desire to date any men, fictional or real. BUT, I am also comfortable enough with my sexuality to admit that if I were interested in dating some fictional men, I know who they would be and why. Which brings me back to my title.
If you checked out the bracket by now, you’d see that Zack Morris is a 6 seed. Let me repeat that. A 6 SEED. This is a joke right? You’re telling me that there are at least 20 guys you would date before Zack Morris? No way. Unacceptable. Here are a few that made the list higher than the Preppy, from top left to bottom right going across : 1 Seed – Coach Taylor (no clue who he is), 2 Seed – Marshall Eriksen (seriously), 3 Seed – Chandler Bing (straight up goober), 4 Seed – Ben Wyatt (I’ll be coming back to him later).
You’re telling me that all of these guys (and 16 more!) are ranked higher than the Zackster in a dateability contest? I’ll believe that when Jessie Spano gets addicted to caffeine pills again (which will be never because we all learned a valuable lesson that day.)
I mean, let’s think about this for a few minutes. Putting aside the acid washed jeans, high top sneakers, striped button downs tucked in with no belt, and the most famous cell phone ever, Zack Morris is the catch of a lifetime. Just look at his resume.
Bay Side High School – Class of 1993
1502 SAT Score
California University – Class of 1997
Girls of Bayside Calendar
Zit-Off Acne Cream
Zack Attack (Band) – Hit Song “Friends Forever”
It doesn’t really get much better than that. He’s a savvy businessman, a varsity athlete, a rock star, and he keeps his friends off drugs. Every girl’s soulmate ever much? And if you’re not convinced yet, then consider this. If Zack was able to keep the unforgettable Kelly Kapowski wrapped around his finger for 6+ seasons, I’m pretty sure he can lock up a measly 1 Seed in this TV Boyfriend Bracket.
It doesn’t end there though. 64 guys. 64 guys and no Shawn Hunter from Boy Meets World?!? That’s like having a list of the top 64 Best Hair Guys and not including Shawn Hunter. This has gone from a travesty to a travesty squared. He’s a bad boy who writes poetry. He’s the 1990’s version of the Fonzie but with better hair and less jukebox punching. For God’s sake, they called him “Lips” when he was on the quiz bowl TV show!
Oh, and I mentioned I would be coming back to Ben Wyatt. His real name is Adam Scott and he was actually on a few episodes of Boy Meets World as Griff Hawkins (such a sick name BTDubs). He became the school’s new badass for a while when Harley Keiner (his first name was actually Harvey but he never told anyone that) got shipped off to military school.
So that’s my take on TV guys and their dateability. I know you’re all going to have your own opinions. Well bring it on, that’s what the comment section is all about. Don’t forget to follow the blog so you can get each post in your email.
As some of you know, I created a list of 32 things I want to do before I’m 32. I’ve done 7 so far, mostly easy ones – water skiing, visit Denver, eat a 5 lb lobster – things like that. But it’s time to step it up and get crackalackin on this list. Things like cook dinner for 10 friends (I’m currently sitting at 4 friends, almost there!), go to Australia, go camping in a tent, and learn to do the windmill. I’m loving this list; it’s got me doing things I’ve never done like salsa dancing and reading! I know, reading?! Crazy!
I plan to keep crossing things off this list over the next 5 years but there are also a bunch of things I’ve never done before that are on a much smaller scale. Not life-altering things (not that eating everything on the dollar menu at McDonald’s is life-altering which is also on my list) but things that are easy to do that I haven’t done before. So I’m making a 31 before 31 list to supplement my 32 before 32. This will be 31 things that I want to do before December 31, 2012. I’ve got a few of them figured out so far but I need a little help coming up with a list and that’s where you guys come in!
Here’s what I’ve got so far.
- Watch the Star Wars movies
- Eat really hot buffalo wings
- Go to a movie by myself
- Order an omelette
- Shut my phone off for an entire day
- Don’t use the internet for an entire day
- Go for a walk with no destination
- Go into Banana Republic and actually buy something
- Eat Indian food
- Go to a Rockies game
So that’s where I get stuck. I’m sure more things will come to me if I put some effort in but I’m not that kind of guy and I’d love some input from my readers. I’m just looking for simple, easy things that I may not have done before in my life. Just something little to spice things up a tad.
Feel free to fill up the comment section below and help compile solid 31 before 31 list.
For those who have read my blog so far, you realize that I post on a bunch of different topics like mustaches, coffee, and job hunting and sometimes it seems a little random. You never know what you’re going to get or what kind of tangent I’m going to go off on, and I kinda like that.
That being said, I’d like to add a little consistency to both your life as well as mine so I’ve decided to add a recurring post theme. And if you can read blog titles, which I assume you can, you know already that I’ll be starting a Friday Top 5. Every Friday, I’ll post some sort of Top 5 list with a range of different topics. Here are a few I’m kicking around right now.
- Top 5 ways to lose friends on Facebook
- Top 5 reasons to watch Boy Meets World
- Top 5 dance moves to pull out in a dance circle
- Top 5 ways to avoid giving a homeless guy change
So I think you get the picture. I’d also like to offer up an opportunity for you guys to do some writing as well. If you think you’ve got a great idea for a Top 5 list, send it over to me and if it’s funny, but not funny enough for me to just claim it as my own and take all the credit, I’ll post it for you.
That is all for now!
I have so much to say about mustaches, I don’t even know if I can get it all out in one post but I’m going to try. Mustaches are nothing new. Everyone has seen some great ones and some terrible ones in their lives. I’ve learned a lot about them in my 26 years on Earth and I’ve come to a pretty obvious conclusion.
If you have a mustache and you are under 40 years old, you look RIDICULOUS.
That’s the absolute truth and it can’t be made any simpler than that. Now, I will admit, there are three exceptions to that golden rule. The first one is pretty common. The second two are not. If you are one of the people who think you fall under exception 2 or 3, I can say with almost 100% certainty that you are wrong. If you are 100% positive you fall under exception 2 or 3, I can say with almost 99% certainty, that you are wrong.
Here are my 3 exceptions to having a mustache before 40.
1. It’s Movember. Reason being, you’re not doing it to have a mustache. You’re doing it to support a worthy cause and I’m down with that.
2. You have an absolute glorious mustache. I’m not just talking about a full mustache. I’m talking about a mustache you can store food in. I’m talking about a mustache that you can shave and donate to the All Bald Community of St. Sebastians to create 10 wigs. (Totally made up that community. I wonder if there’s an all bald community somewhere. I bet Gillette is killing it there.) I’m talking Ron Swanson mustache. A mustache so thick, I’m questioning whether you even have an upper lip. A mustache so thick, your lower lip is concerned about an invasion. A mustache so thick each mustache hair has a mustache that would put yours to shame.
3. You are a 70’s porn star. No, not you look like a 70’s porn star. You are a 70’s porn star. No, not you were a 70’s porn star. You literally, are a porn star in the 1970’s right now. It’s a quantum physics impossibility so there’s literally no one that can ever claim this exception. I just don’t know everything there is to know about quantum physics or time travel so I thought I’d add it anyway.
So, I’ve explained all of the exceptions to the 11th commandment. Do you have any questions? If so, I have a created a flowchart for you to clear up any confusion.
I’m sure this flowchart has cleared up any questions that you may have had. While writing this post, I decided I am going to spread this issue out over two posts because there is just so much to say about mustaches under forty.
If you have a mustache and you are under 40 AND you believe you don’t look ridiculous, I’d love to hear your reasoning in the comment section. Keep in mind, no matter what you say, you are wrong.
Just giving you guys a heads up. This is mostly for my thousands and thousands of email followers. I will be changing the name of the blog from Oh Hey! to It’s Your World, I’m Just Living In It. I just didn’t want you to be freaked out when you saw the email and start wetting your pants and things like that. Thanks for your time. You’re all swell. Oh and if you’d like to join the thousands of people reading this via email, you can sign up right over there →
So I think I’ve come to a decision. Recently, it dawned on me that I’m apart of the real world now. No more school. No more cafeterias. No more recess. No more living the easy life. That means growing up. Trust me, I know what you’re thinking, “that sounds awful!” And you’re right, but I honestly think it’s going to be okay.
This blog will be dedicated to this difficult, exasperating, and sometimes futile endeavor. I’ll talk about my exploration into the world of fine wines. (Upgrading from $6 bottles to $10 is considered fine wines right?) I’ll discuss the challenges/excitement of looking for a job, with the focus on the challenges. Guess what else?! I started reading! Yes, me. The same guy that, 5 months ago, rather than read the whole thing, skimmed half of an 80 page book that was written for 15 year olds. So maybe I’ll impart some of my new found knowledge on you through a book review here or there and if you’d like, I’ll include a diorama , 3rd grade style. Not really sure what else being a grown up entails but as I figure it out, I’m sure I’ll write about it.
If this sounds terrible, then well, this blog isn’t for you. If you’re already classy, cultured, sophisticated, and well-traveled, well I don’t even know how you found this blog because we’re probably not friends.
Thanks for checking in guys. This is going to a good time…I think? At least this whole grown up thing isn’t permanent.
Hello World. Yes, it’s me, Adam. I am back to blogging. I can’t even imagine how you guys have survived without me, but its okay because your days of suffering are over.
Ok now that I got that out of the way, it’s time to get down to business. I created this blog. I paid for this domain. I’m ready to write. I’m ready for you to read and laugh and comment and, who knows, maybe even learn. There’s only one problem. I have absolutely no idea what this blog is about. For God’s sake, the name of this blog is Bloggy. (I plan to remove creativity as a strength from my resume as soon as I’m done here.) Anyway, I don’t know why it exists. I don’t know why you want to read it. I just know it’s going to be awesome and you’re going to be awesomer for having read it.
I’m going to spend the next couple of days trying to figure out what this behemoth is going to be all about. If you’d like you can make suggestions as well and I may even take one. In fact, I’ve already gotten a few suggestions like:
- Adam Explores Cooking – (problem is I don’t. I just make chicken and rice and you all know that)
- What It’s Like to be Armenian-American – (once again, I honestly don’t know what it’s like)
- The Challenges of Getting Hired – (It’s true. This I have mastered. Problem is, it’s just going to be me bitching and no one wants that)
- Where’s My Gyro – (a breakdown of every place in NYC to get a gyro)
- I’m A Self-Writing Blog: A self-writing blog that blogs about the challenges of self-writing (I’m not big on paradoxical situations)
So that’s what I’m working with right now. If you’ve got anything better I’d love to hear it. Until then. Farewell and godspeed.