Monday, September 20, 2010

Evan 2.0

I just had to post that picture, because it's awesome. And I would love to blow it up to a poster size and throw it on my wall. Anyway...

Step aside, Tosh. It's time for me to post videos that I like and become famous. So here's some videos that I like.

1. OU football intro video. Always.

2. Bud Light Beer Falcon

3. Bud Light Swear Jar

4. Where Amazing Happens

5. Bruins Hockey Rules

6. Only One

7. What I've Done

8. History Will Be Made

Now, for 3 inspirational videos to finish up.

9. Vladimir Konstantinov- 2 videos for you, good sir

10. Free Hugs Campaign

And finally, the best video without a doubt. Most inspirational video I've ever seen.

11. Rick and Dick Hoyt- Father and Son

I'm happy with my layout change, by the way. I hope it is more readable now. Also, if you have time, feel free to feed my fish at the top of the screen. Give one a name if you want. Do whatever.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

a little (fried) slice of heaven

It's that time of year again. The state fair of oklahoma. I don't know about you, but there really isn't a thing I don't like about it, besides that it doesn't stick around all year. In honor of this glorious event, I would like to share a few questions it brings to mind, and then I'll go ahead and list the top 10 things i love about it.

Some questions the fair presents:

1. Where do these people come from?

Jorts, jerseys, face covered in grease, and some camo article of clothing. Yeah I know it sounds like the typical Stillwater resident, but it bothers me to think of this scenario. What if some European person had ONE day to see Oklahoma, and they went to the fair. What would they think? I won't explain everything else..just know that this explains our reputation as rednecks.

           2. Is there one single type of food at the fair that is healthy?

Think of all the food you have ever eaten at the state fair. If you can honestly say that you have eaten something healthy there, please comment below. I just know I haven't, and I know my family hasn't either. Yes, that includes Emily.

          3. How can anyone feel safe letting their kids ride those rides?

I won't do much explaining here. Tell me those rides are tested monthly. Yeah right. The laws of nature just don't allow those rides to safely function forever. I just like watching those parents wearing the clothes described above, holding a beer, taking pictures of their kids while that ride is hanging on by a thread.

Top ten things at the fair (with no explanation, in no particular order):

1. The food (specifically corn, tater twirls, and fried cheese)
2. The lesser-seen Oklahomans
3. The pressing need for seating around the food areas that will never be satisfied
4. Christian music on the Native American pan flute
5. Fair celebrities (Tiny Tina, Bozo the clown, the one hit wonder band they always bring in, etc.)
6. Deep fried soda. I saw it this year. Amazed me so much, I'm giving it recognition.
7. Seeing the not sold in stores! things from television
8. Dippin dots. They're not the Ice Cream of the Future as promoted, but it's the one time of year I eat it.
9. Telling yourself, "this will give me a reason to go to the gym" but instead, you go back to the fair one more time before it closes for the year.
10. The feeling you get amongst the people wearing jorts and wife beaters, that "wow, I feel so out of place" sort of feeling.

Make sure and get out to the fair this year. And enjoy.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Well, I'm going to give the blogging thing a shot for the time being. Who knows how motivated I'll be throughout this semester and further into the future. I'll just go with it.

I gave this blog its name because I recently read Don Quixote. I thought it was interesting on a few levels. The thing I thought that was so great about the character of Don Quixote was that in a serious world, he was the one taking life lightly and running around conquering windmills. Idiot? Maybe. Probably. But that guy loved what he did, even though he really thought windmills to be some sort of enemy. I just thought it's something we all should do a little of : have our own windmills to chase in an otherwise serious world. Great book, thankful I gave it a chance.

I don't really plan on writing deep, deep thoughts on this blog unless I feel like something needs to be said. In fact, that short paragraph preceding this one is about as deep as it'll ever get. Generally, this will be a very sarcastic blog. So as my first post, I'd like to bring to your attention a pressing problem in society today. Something that could very well affect your health in the future, as it already has affected mine.

The subject? Optical illusions.

 Apparently, you're supposed to stare at this black dot until the gray starts to disappear. I tried this 1,000 times earlier at work, and it works. Congratulations. But to get to that point, I had to stare at my computer screen at singular black dot until I couldn't see anything at work but black dots. It was like everyone was made of little black and white pixels. But....that gray area disappeared! Awesome.

...are you kidding me? Before I even start to rant about that, I feel uncomfortable looking at this anyway because it looks like someone's eye is staring at me through the computer. Anyway, I'll just go ahead and quote the instructions for this vortex, circle, disco party decoration thing.
"Stare at the center for 10 seconds and begin moving your eyes around the outer perimeter..."
"Does it appear to be moving, shimmering, or just making you dizzy?"

Well actually, if you stare long enough it'll spin until you feel like you'll fall into it. AND I'm dizzy. Now I won't sleep at night because this eye will be looking into my soul while I sleep. Thanks.

I just bring this up because I cant fathom how looking at things like this is healthy for any human being. We're supposed to stare at a single image for an extended period of time until our body tricks us into thinking what is in front of us is actually moving. That sounds like a horrible drug trip, not something that should be in a magazine. Last time I checked, staring at anything usually isn't the right thing to do. Don't stare at the sun. Don't stare at the crazy soccer mom screaming at her kids in Wal Mart. But hey, stare at this freaky image until you feel like your brain will shut down or you start seeing things that aren't real.

Anyway, this post has been really long for something that really doesn't matter. But still, I feel like I don't need to be Evan, M.D. to know that this is really unhealthy for the human psyche. All I need is to stare at my ceiling fan long enough at night until it appears to turn on and start spinning.