Recent Things I have liked

Recently I ordered some dark chocolate from Amazon before Missouri had to start paying sales tax on our Amazon orders, heres a link to try out the Alter Eco Dark Brown Butter Chocolate, I highly recommend it.

Alter Eco Dark Chocolate Browned Butter

Also, we just had a baby, I highly recommed this great video monitor as well.

Video/Baby Monitor


High Five Awareness

You can’t make proper high five contact, you can’t make a 10 foot putt, it’s science.

You guys, we need to talk about something terrible I have noticed over the past few months. No, not the fact that the Bird Flu might go viral in real life, something much worse.

The horrifying thing I am thinking of is how bad we seem to be becoming at simple high fives. You know how it happens, it starts with poor high five technique, then you start missing lay ups, then people get angry.

From there it escalates to where missed high fives turn into missed hand shakes and everyone’s hand eye coordination goes blurry as we struggle to cope.

When high fives get missed, someone might take a slap to the head, or a fist bump to the nose, it could be anything and you know what blows to the head mean….concussions! Becoming concussed is one of the biggest concerns for athletes today. We need to protect the high five to eliminate the worry of concussions.

This small miss could have been a concussion, we all know how serious sports are taking concussions lately.

We’ve seen it a lot in golf this year, how is a sport where hand eye coordination is so important also so difficult to connect on a high five. Maybe it is because they grew up playing the game and keeping quiet, maybe we need to let golfers have more fun as they clearly don’t know how to high five.

And, we all know that if you can’t high five properly it then becomes difficult connect on a hand shake as well. You get confused and don’t know what hand to grab and when.

Evidence that if you can’t high five, hand shaking becomes difficult.

In Game 2 of the NBA finals we see Chris Bosh and Ronny Turiaf have a failed high five (see below) that could have been avoided with some simple communication. Turiaf starts with the palm out and up waiting for the five spot from Bosh. Bosh goes for the attempt too slow and Turiaf gets impatient. He switches to the high five, but it’s too late and things become a dangerous moment of hands swinging at nothing in the air. All could have been saved with someone saying “High Five!”

Communication could have saved this interaction.

Now, I am not here to fix this problem that is becoming more and more wide spread each day. I can only make you aware of what is happening.

Please watch the following video to help you with your high five etiquette and technique. And spread the word, because sharing is caring and awareness makes for careness… or something like that.


Nerds made Hipsters

Has anyone else noticed that with the increasing population of hipsters you rarely ever see nerds anymore? Don’t get me wrong, I am not judging at all as I ponder this situation, I am just giving words to an observation I had recently.

Have you seen this guy lately?

As I notice hipsters around town more and more, I also have noticed that rarely do I see anyone dressed in such a way that you might say they are a nerd.

I am under the belief that nerds knew about this hipster thing before anyone else, they get all the info first with their high IQ’s and super computers. I think nerds created this whole hipster nonsense that is sweeping the nation, that is why it is cool to care about not caring, by caring.

Nerds invented hipsters and made them this whole group of people where they could be the ones others want to be like.

Hipster culture has taken over and the nerds are loving it as they are now cool, but not cool, but cool. Don’t ask them.

Nerds are hipsters. Nerds made hipsters. Nerds are cool.

Too much of a stretch? Way wrong? I know, just over thinking a small thought I had and had some time to write it down.

Used to be nerds? Very possible.

Who do you think started this whole hipster dealio?

Disclaimer: I really like both the nerds and the hipsters as human people.