Friday, June 8, 2012

Sharing is Caring

I don't really think this is news to any of you, but there are some pretty cool things in this world. Be it great restaurants, funny YouTube clips, great beaches or funny comedians, there are plenty of people, places and things to experience in this life, and we all have seen different things. 

Every now and then, a sudden wave of nostalgia passes through me, transporting me back to kindergarten to remind me of the all-important lesson we learned:

Sharing is Caring.

So today, I give you the most random list of "Things I Enjoy" that you may or may not be aware of. And there is absolutely zero semblance of order or sorting on this list. It runs the gamut from websites to sporting events.

DISCLAIMER - I do not claim to have discovered all of these things. I'm not that cool. Also, these are not new things. Some of them I've never discussed on here and felt compelled to mention.


I start every day by visiting this site. It is a very simple premise which the author sums up best: 

"My dog sends me texts. I post them here. Yeah, it's weird." 

This guy somehow manages to convey tons of emotion and humor just through well-timed capitalization and punctuation. After 2-3 texts, you easily pick up on the attitude and personality of the owner and dog, and their relationship is hilarious. This makes every day easier for me.

Similar to "Text From Dog", this website is always good for a bit of comic relief, this time of the inner-city kid variety. Again, the author's explanation of the site nails it: 

"I'm 28. I have a full-time job leading urban kids (of all races) on nature hikes. I simply write down the shit they say."

This website kills me. Some of the kids are ridiculously smart, and the combination of wit with invariably bad grammar and syntax makes for a hilarious juxtaposition. The best part about this site is you can tell these are all first-time experiences out in nature for these kids, and their reactions are priceless.

Oh 'Bron-' definitely have the flair for the dramatic. I know people who watched last night will say he still didn't sink a big shot cuz the game was a blowout, and that he's still bad during clutch-time. But I will fight any one of you. He didn't hit a "big shot" last night because he gave himself and the rest of the starters the entire fourth quarter to relax cuz he scored 45 points. At one point, dude was 11-12 from the field, and drilling everything from post-ups to fadeaways to dagger an ELIMINATION GAME. Backs to the wall down 3-2, on the road, and dude pulls out a 45-15-5 game? I don't care whether you like him or not...that was one of the single best playoff performances we've seen in our generation. And I watched every minute of it. Game 7 is going to be a slugfest. Marc's Prediction? Paul Pierce has shot to win in final 10 seconds...and misses.

Sent to me this week from good friend Branden. This has to be the coolest, most intensely difficult, brain-teaser-scavenger-hunt I've ever heard of. I want to go do this really bad now that I've read up on it. Please take the time to read what this is, and be sure to look at the examples of questions and tasks they had to perform at this year's event! Talk about outside-the-box thinking! So cool!

I feel like everyone should know this site by now, but I felt the need to mention it anyway. Great time killer at work (not that I'm not always working...sorry boss). Test your knowledge in every category imaginable: geography, sports, entertainment, math, etc. I could take quizzes on this all day. And what's awesome is that it ends up turning into an educational tool. I taught myself all the countries of Europe and Africa just by repeating these tests until I got every one right!

 My god-son Paxton is a stud. Look at how he chooses to drink from his bottle. He knows what's up. I'm obsessed with this little man. He's so chill!

You lookin' at me?!