Thursday, March 28, 2013

I got nothing today...

but I need to post something, anything! So I'll think out loud about my old blog gags. In theory my original plan was 5-7 weekly gags, 4 monthly ones, and then a post every day about whatever I felt like or whatever was going on.  I see no reason why this plan can't still be the goal.  30-60 minutes of writing a night plus a binge on weekends and as with any skill speed comes with practice.

I'd end up with just over 60 posts a month.

The question becomes what gags to revisit and what new ones to develop?

For example TTFN is a lot of work, but it's fun and I like doing it. I will be doing this on Friday so if you have a Listicle from the last 2 weeks, send it along!

Songs to get stuck in your co-workers heads needs to come back. I can milk KBTuesday for a few more stories. Yesterday shows that TTT can still work, especially when I tweet the replies and people get confused. Silly Game Saturday is an easy one. Thursday was always a cop-out and I'll have think of something for Sunday. Maybe I can Storify something for Sundays....yes I like alliteration, and puns.

But the reality is I'll take this one day at a time and use it as a tool to keep my brain working on something positive.

If you have any ideas or suggestions, pass them on!

Thanks for reading,
your favorite delusional binge blogger,

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Twitter Twailbag twednesday

Did you really think, I'd go this long back into blogging without picking up an old gag?

What can I say, boys can be golddiggers too.

No! You just want free shit. Pay up sucka!

Did you lose your keys again Sparkle?

I'll state it again for the record, I'm flattered but uncomfortable with people naming their pets after me.

*Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurp* And I can't wait for lunch!

I can't tell you, the Illuminati are reading this!

A more true statement about me has never been uttered.

I did no such thing! You take that back right now!

Thank you! No one ever wants to admit how funny I am.

Thanks for reading,
your favorite tweeter,

PS- Duh! I'm @PipsBadIdeas.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New Year's Resolution: 2nd chance

April Fool's Day is quickly approaching and if you know me, then you know that it is a Holy Day of Obligation for me.  But beyond scrapping the idea of poking everyone I'm friends with on Facebook, I realized it can be turned into something very positive.

Some believe that April's Fools day had it's origins as New Year's Day was once celebrated on April 1st. Let's talk about the tradition of New Year's Resolutions. By now, if you made any, you've broken them or abandoned them. So we combine these two ideas and turn April 1st into a Second Chance for our New Year's Resolution.

Stop and think about it. The Gym will be far less crowded. There will be less pressure to diet, yet summer is around the corner so you have motivation. If you want to be better with your money, or spending time with your kids, whatever it is give it another try.

Let's use me as an example: I had a simple resolution to give a shout out to everyone who followed me on twitter. I was using #FF365, and I made it to about Valentine's day. Not bad, but still not what I wanted. In the past I've tried to donate blood 5 times in a year. And I've thought about shooting for 1,000 blog posts (between here, 3SQB, LBI, GeekCubed, and a couple other blog ideas I'm letting my brain work on).

Why don't we give this a try? The rules are simple, just give your New Years Resolution a Second Chance, or start one if you didn't have one. I'll start giving shout outs again, maybe until the end of the year or maybe until I hit 365 people. I gave blood Saturday and I'll count that as 1. If I run a tight schedule, 5 can be very possible by the end of the year (June, August, October, and December).

What resolution are you going to give a second chance too?

Thanks for reading,
your favorite un-quitter,

PS- A quick googling has yielded that this is not the most original idea. With people suggesting Lent, or Chinese New Year as second chance opportunities.  Well those have passed, so I'm going to move forward with April Fool's Day and, as always, you are welcome to play along.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Random Mission: Dishwasher Pictures

A comedian I love, Kurt Braunohler just had a spectacular failure with his Kickstarter.  Oh he raised the funds, but when he went to execute the project it failed! Horribly. Embarrassingly.

And I realized, I am a stone cold PROFESSIONAL when it comes to horrible, embarrassing, failures!

So as I dive back into blogging, with a cat on my lap, I will embrace the damn title and theme of this blog and go forth releasing my uncontrollable thoughts so they don't clog up my life.

Today I ask a favor. Take a picture of your dishwasher right now and send it to me. Send it here, via email, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr G+, or where ever else you see me online, or text it to me if you are a sarcastic co-worker/friend. If you do not have a dishwasher do not send me a picture of your roommate or a significant other. Take a picture of you dish drying rack.  If you don't have a drying rack, skip this one and play along next time. You can leave the racks in or have them extended out, I do not care. I also do not care if your dishwasher is clean or dirty

Thanks for reading,
your favorite dishwasher photographer,

PS- I have no clue what I'm doing with these yet.

Monday, March 11, 2013


I've been playing around a bit with Storify. I believe it to be an invaluable archiving tool for Twitter. I love twitter, but it is very NOW. And it's easy to miss things, easy to forget where you found something. It's very hard to do research via twitter to find something you saw a day or two ago.  Storify can be used as a tool to save the "good" stuff or record where you found that link.

That being said, here's an awesome "Songs to get stuck in people's heads" fight I got into on twitter, curated via Storify!


I hope you hit play on every one of those songs. Because man, the pain from one can only be washed away be the pain of the next. :D

Thanks for reading,
Your favorite annoying song guru,

PS- At one point my wife did threaten my life if I did not use headphones. I started using headphone.

PPS- This fight may not be over yet. And astute readers of my blog, know that I have not yet resorted to big guns like Mahna Mahna, the Song that Never Ends, nor Mambo #5.