Why I HATE “have your cake and eat it too”

“Have your cake and eat it too” is a phrase fail. I hate the phrase, I hate people who use the phrase, and I hate cake.

I get it, I just don’t like it.

“Have your cake and eat it too” means that people want something in two conflicting ways. Here are some examples:

  • “I like having money, but I don’t like working.”
  • “I like being fit, but I don’t like exercising.”
  • “I’d like being a professional hit man, but I don’t like doing target practice.”

I am a film and television connoisseur

I love this definition of connoisseur: an expert able to appreciate a field.

“Connoisseur” is commonly used when referring to wine experts. They’re knowledgeable on the variety of wines available, which ones are good and which ones to avoid, and even the types of glasses that you should use to maximize your drinking experience.

I am a film and television connoisseur. I’m knowledgeable about a variety of films and television series, I know which ones you might like based on what you already like and which ones you should avoid, and I even know how to best recreate the intended viewing experience (blackout curtains, anyone?)

10 years later, the Matrix still has me

It’s been 10 years since the release of the original Matrix film. Happy Anniversary. While watching the Matrix trilogy with some friends this past week I realized a few things:

  1. They’re still my favorite movies (yes, all three of them).
  2. I’ve never met anyone who fully understands all three movies and doesn’t like them, though I’m sure they’re out there.
  3. No one that’s watched all three movies with me has ever walked away not having enjoyed them (yes, all three of them).

Blockbuster Online has the worst customer service ever (and Netflix doesn’t)

Blockbuster Online carries DVDs and Blu-Ray discs. I configured my account to automatically send Blu-Ray discs if the movie was made on Blu-Ray, and if not, to just send DVDs. However, on multiple occasions, DVDs were sent when Blu-Ray discs were available. I decided to contact the Blockbuster Online customer service department.

I’d like to share with you the series of emails between myself and Blockbuster Online.

Why I hate email forwards (forward this to 10 people)

Five years ago, I would have gone into a rant about how Little Suzy doesn’t have cancer, Bill Gates will not give you money for forwarding emails to ten people, and how that new computer virus you’re hearing so much about stopped going around 10 years ago. Ironically, most of these rants don’t make sense anymore because those forwards aren’t very popular nowadays. Besides, we all know that the real viruses of today are Facebook applications.

The Village at Science Drive in Orlando, FL (and why you should never live there)

Never mind the horrible roommates I had – living at The Village at Science Drive has to be the most consistently aggravating living experience I’ve ever had. And yes, I’ve shared a small bedroom dorm at the University of Central Florida (UCF) with a roommate who felt the need to put up a wicker-weaved tri-fold privacy screen down the middle of the room. Freshman year is fun.

Read this post to discover why living at The Village at Science Drive may be the biggest college-housing mistake you’ll ever make.