Not Taking Crap

Twitter Has the Wrong Idea About How to Make Me Look

My Nopetopus reaction is probably the opposite of what this email was hoping for.

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8 Ways to Save Big Money on College Books

It’s back to school season, so I want to tell the upcoming college freshmen — and those going back for another year — the real deal about your school books.  I kicked ass at the college book game and saved huge amounts of money, and here’s how you can, too. More

The Greatest Tweet Ever? Not Really, But Still…

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Things I learned from this:
1) You can be completely cordial with someone, but if you’re actively disagreeing with their opinion on something, you can (and often will) be seen as hostile and may be called a “troll.”

2) I apparently have a “career as blogger.” I thought I was just some asshole with a blog, but here we are with a career now.

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Thank You Cards Are Kinda Stupid

I went video style for this one.  I didn’t have much energy though.  Kind of boring.  But hey here’s me talking, I guess: More

A Line of Thinking That Bothers Me

Gamez Jarnalizm is a gold mine of dumb quotes and unsympathetic authors.  Here’s something that made me shake my head. More

“I’ll take a rain check”

No you won’t, because I don’t sell redeemable fucking tickets to my house.

No, Stupid, Caffeine Does Not Dehydrate You

I love when some asshole sees me drinking a caffeinated beverage and says, “You know that dehydrates you.”  This confirms that I’m talking to someone who gets his/her knowledge of the world from old wives’ tales rather that actual findings of actual scientists and helps me greatly in weeding out unhelpful sacks from my social circle.  More

Keep Learning That Foreign Language, Gramps

They say adults can’t learn languages as easily as children, and this is true.  It’s a total myth, however, to say that no progress or proficiency in a foreign language can be attained as an adult.  I didn’t start learning Japanese till I was 19 (and took like 2 years off from it some time later).  Now at 30, I bust that shit out by day and dream in it by night.  I’m not gonna overhype it and say I’m perfect, but I can hang.  My wife didn’t start till she was 20 or 21.  Now she can read a Japanese novel with no problems and completely understand JP movies without subtitles.  There are plenty of other similar stories out there.  If you’re dedicated, you can pull it off.  Plus, the learning process slows down the aging of your brain.  How about that?

Social Networks

“Hey Heath, why dontcha use Facebook and like Twitter and stuff?”

Twitter and Facebook are designed to become addictions with cheap little tricks that convince your brain to release dopamine.  I will therefore only use their services to remind you that I am awesome, and for no other reason.  Facebook is for people who are afraid of being alone and Twitter is for people who are afraid of dying.  I fear neither of these.  I therefore have no need to be an active participant within their services.

But since anyone successful has to do it, and you have to have it, here’s this.  Again, I’m not gonna be on there every day, so don’t get all upset or surprised if I’m not around for a while.  But if you want to follow me, I guess there’s that.

And she was all like…

“Blah blah blah you never listen to me blah blabbity blah,” or some shit.