01 August 2006

Got a meme in the mail now i'm making it meme madness monday! (yes i know it's tuesday)

Four things about me:

A): Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Bouncer
2. Applebees Broil cook
3. Security guard
4. Barn Manager/all around evertyhing guy at an HJ barn in South Lyon MI.

B): Four movies I watch over and over:
1. The Big Lebowski
2. Boondock Saints
3. Billy Madison (or happy gilmore)
4. jaws

C): Four places I have lived:
1. Detroit MI
2. Findlay, OH
3. Ortonville MI
4. Livonia MI

D): Four television shows I watch:
1. Simpsons
2. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
3. Entourage
4. Boston Legal

E): Four places I have been on vacation:
1. Oz
2. New Zealand
3. Grand Cayman
4. Jamaica (heh, notice how i didn't put anything domestic in there. aren't i cool. i mean, look at me. i've been places. god i'm a jackass)

F): Four web sites I visit daily:
1. Fark
2. wikipedia
3. imdb
4. my yahoo

G). Four of my favorites foods:
1. Tortellini in cream sauce or pesto
2. Blackened Sirloin with crumbled bleu cheese
3. BLT Pizza
4. beer brats

H): Four places I would rather be right now:
1. On a boat somewhere in the pacific or atlantic.
2. On a golf course
3. out of debt
4. anywhere that the heat index isn't 104 degrees at noon.

I): Four people I tag:
1. if you want to do it, do it.
2. i'm not going to tag anyone.
3. and if you don't have a blog you can
4. simply do it in my comments.
Hehehehe, gary coleman is a wrestler now?

Wait... Windows Vista has bugs?? a whaa?

with a video title of "merry-go-pwn3d" how can you go wrong?

Some horrible prom outfits, and a poop costume. can you figure out which is which?

Reading this article angers me. the ignorance of the councilman, and the sheer attempt at overlegislation... grrr

The 50 greatest movie endings of all time? i tend to agree with a bunch of them. but, meh.


Scooter said...

Texas sucks. Death penalty and puritanism.

Drunken Chud said...

i like texas. sometimes i disagree with their politics, but other times i do like it. so, i guess, you take the good you take the bad you take em both and there ya have..

Scooter said...

... Pluralism?

Kristin said...

Oooohhh. Bouncer. You know I love boys who work in bars. I've been banned. From the bar boys (not the bars) but you can't help who you love. (I probably could help the alliteration, but I like it.)

Scooter said...

Alliteration is an alluring aspect, Kristin.

Steph said...

I can imagine you fitted right in down under :P

Drunken Chud said...

no scooter, the facts of life. the facts of life. When the world never seems, To be living up to your dreams. And suddenly you're finding out, The facts of life are all about you.

well kristin i had written a witty reply that had something about beautiful brides bemoaning their bar boy bannination and betrothed to be having been a bouncer. but it was put together a lot better. meh. anyhow. yeah.

steph, i loved oz. spent two weeks there and 1 in NZ. it was so great that as soon as i left i wanted to turn right back around and head back. i still miss it.

Cindy-Lou said...

I work in a bank and my coworker says "show me the money, Lebowski" on a very very (very) regular basis. It still makes me laugh every time though, just proving that I am way too easily amused.
(followed you from Scooter's place, because I was fascinated by your screen name)

Stickler said...

Chud, I'm glad you watch it's always sunny in philedelphia. It is a great show and I'm not just saying that because, well I'm sure you know why.

Also, those people should be beateb for wearing those outfits. I don't care if it's prom. Well excpet for the guy in the poop costume, I'm sure that was a hit!

Scooter said...

Ugh. "Sunny" is not funny to me. All of these people are shallow, crass, and utterly self absorbed. If any of them spent three seconds realizing how fucked up their co-dependent relationships are with the others, they would fake their death, move to Oregon, and legally change their name.

None of them, not one, has a single ounce of humanity coursing through their veins. In fact, after watching three episodes of that utter horror show, I hope the series finale plot goes like this;

The gang somehow initiate a firefighter strike. Realizing how dangerous this situation is, they try to inanely rectify it by setting fire to the bar. Unfortunately, they all argue and disagree on how best to start the fire, which prematurely starts with them still inside the bar.

The last five minutes would be a single steadicam shot of the five assholes growing ever desperate to find a way out, and their self-absorption causes them to sabotage the efforts of the others, which ultimately results in a 90 second barbecue fest, the ingredient; long pork.

I hope Danny DeVito gets raped to death by a syphilitic bear.

Drunken Chud said...

hehehehehehehe. it's ok cindy-lou, i'd laugh too.

stick, i love the show. but, i guess i already said that.

scooter... that's a mighty tall horse you're sitting on there. remember, it's just a tv show. they're acting. though, that is how i felt about the cast of seinfeld. meh.

Stickler said...

Ok, it may not be the best show but at least it has it's funny moments. Have you guys seen "How I met Your Mother?"

Drunken Chud said...

stickler, yet another show i love.

cylon said...

Many people know the importance of self confidence and try to boost their own by using many different personal development models. Self confidence to most people is the ability to feel at ease in most situations but low self confidence in many areas may be due to a lack of self esteem. Low self esteem takes a more subtle form that low self confidence. So if you are tired of feeling not good enough, afraid of moving towards your desires and goals, feel that no matter what you do it is just never good enough, then your self esteem could do with a boost.

Every day we make decisions based on our level of self-esteem. We also exhibit that level of self esteem to those around us through our behaviour. 90% of all communication is non-verbal - it is not what you say but ho you say it that matters! Your body language, tonality and facial gestures can all tell a completely different story to your words. It is our behaviour which influences others and people react to us by reading our non-verbal communications. Have you ever met someone you just didn't like although on the surface they seemed polite and courteous, or you met someone who seemed to speak confidently yet you knew they were really frightened underneath and just displaying bravado?

Parental and peer influences play a major part in moulding our level of self-esteem when we are children and in our early years of adolescence. The opinions of the people closest to us and how they reacted to us as individuals or part of the group was a dominant factor in the processes involved in forming our self esteem.

As adults we tend to perpetuate these beliefs about ourselves and in the vast majority of cases they are ridiculously erroneous. It is time to re-evaluate our opinion of ourselves and come to some new conclusions about these old belief patterns.

Ask yourself some serious question:
Is your long-held view about yourself accurate? Do we respect the sources from which we derived these beliefs? Most of the negative feedback we bought into as we were growing up actually came from people we have little or no respect for and as adults we would probably laugh their comments away! Yet the damage to your self esteem was done when you were very young and you still carry it with you to this day.

Is it possible that even those people you respected, who influenced your self-worth, were wrong? Perhaps they had low self esteem also.

As adults we have the opportunity to reshape our self-esteem. Try to judge accurately the feedback you receive from people you respect. This process will allow you to deepen your understanding of yourself and expand your self-image. It will also show you were you actually need to change things about yourself and were you don't. Many people are striving to better themselves in areas where they are just fine or actually excelling and it is only because they have an inaccurate picture of themselves in their minds due to low self esteem!

Setting small goals and achieving them will greatly boost your self-esteem. Identify your real weakness and strengths and begin a training program to better your inter-personal or professional skills. This will support you in your future big life goals and boost your self-esteem and self confidence to high levels you didn't existed!

Learn to recognise what makes you feel good about yourself and do more of it. Everyone has certain things that they do which makes them feel worthwhile but people with low self esteem tend to belittle these feelings or ignore them.

Take inventory of all the things that you have already accomplished in your life no matter how small they may seem. Recognise that you have made achievements in your life and remember all the positive things that you have done for yourself and others. Take a note of your failures and don't make excuses like "I'm just not good enough" or "I just knew that would happen to me", analyse the situation and prepare yourself better for the next time. If someone else created success, regardless of the obstacles, then you are capable of doing the same! Remember everyone has different strengths and weakness so do not judge your own performance against that of another just use them as inspiration and know that what one human being has achieved so can another!

Surround yourself with people who respect you and want what is best for you - people who are honest about your strengths and will help you work through your weakness. Give the same level of support to them!

Avoid people who continually undermine you or make you feel small. These people are just displaying very low self esteem. As your own self esteem grows you will find that you are no longer intimidated by another's self confidence or success and you can actually be joyful for them! Do things you love to do and that make you happy. A truly happy person never has low self esteem they are too busy enjoying life! By getting busy living your life with passion and joy you will not be able to be self-consciousness.

If you find yourself feeling self-conscious in any situation focus on the fact that others can tell and many of them will be feeling the same. Be honest. People respond to someone better if they openly say "To tell you the truth I'm a bit nervous" rather than displaying bravo or fake confidence that they can see right through. Their reactions to you, will show your mind at a deep level, that there was actually nothing to be frightened of and everything is great. If someone reacts to this negatively they are just displaying low self esteem and very quickly you will find others noticing this! Really listen to people when they talk to you instead of running through all the negative things that could happen in your head or focusing on your lack of confidence. People respond to someone who is truly with them in the moment..

Breath deeply and slow down. Don't rush to do things.

Stop the negative talk! 'I'm no good at that' or "I couldn't possibly do that" are affirmations that support your lack of self esteem. Instead say "I have never done that before but I am willing to try" or "how best can I do that?". Which leads us to the last point - the quality of the questions you ask yourself s very important.
When you ask a question it almost always has a preposition in it. For example, "How did I mess that up?" presumes that something was messed up, a better way of phrasing the question would be "what way can I fix this quickly?", as this presumes you can and will fix it. Or "How am I ever going to reach my goal?" could be rephrased as "what way will lead me to my goal quicker" presumes that you are going to reach your goal! Get the picture? Change the quality of your questions and your results will change!

Practise these techniques and watch your self esteem rise day by day. hypnosis

Scooter said...

WHat the shit was that?!?!

Drunken Chud said...

i want to delete it. but it's so long and rambling, i think i may put it on the front page. i mean, that's spam GOLD!