Friday, December 16, 2005

merry christmas

No, not happy holidays... MERRY CHRISTMAS! This winter (which according to the calendar does not start for another 4 days, but I think everyone can agree that snow=winter, unless of course you live in utah, in which case it can snow in any season... not sure all of this should have gone in parenthesis but I am sure you will get over it) has brought cold and hibernation like any other. Natural instincts to grow more hair and eat more to stay warm have slowly overtaken my daily activities. There has to be a way to exercise during the winter. Any ideas? Let me know because heaven knows I cannot gain all the weight back that I have been working so hard to lose. Speaking of Christmas, there are some great posts on the holiday on this blog that I have been reading lately. Looking at Christmas, it's traditions, and it's media spawn from a different perspective.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

ENG 320

Moments after emerging from the birth canal, I was given a label, a label by which I am still known to this day. That label is Benjamin Edgell. Much like this label, which I took no part in choosing, other labels are applied to me each day. Some of my current labels are newlywed, procurement manager for Lockheed Martin, Accounting Major at Strayer University, and music participant.

I have a great interest in applying labels to other people and the things around me through writing. Affixing labels to the things around me allows me to understand them more fully. In this course I would like to take the time necessary to explore my labeling rather than hurrying through the task merely to achieve the approval of a professor. I would like to learn to write for personal enjoyment and expression.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Interesting Study

There is an interesting study going on currently that you might want to keep an eye on. A colleague of mine has begun research on an interesting species in Provo, Utah.

Friday, August 26, 2005

category 2

I am not in the office due to tropical storm Katrina. I will check my e-mail if at all possible.

Thanks, Rob

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


i am bothered by those who call completely logical events 'random' and i say enough already! few events, if any, are random and even fewer people are random. autumn is back and so is the soul. does anybody read or write out here anymore? let's talk again friends.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

some like it hot

every winter i trick myself into believing that i like warm weather better, but then god throws me a day like this. 200 degrees and it feels like 300, Celsius and Fahrenheit, what do i care. i really do like cold weather better. as a colleague of mine stated, at least in the winter you can put on more and more clothes until you obtain a satisfactory level of warmth, in the summer you can only get down to nothing, then you still die from the heat. the problem with winter is the sunlight. we have got to solve the problem of daylight during winter. i cannot do darkness, it eats at me. makes me nuts.

slightly shifted

i woke up yesterday and everything had changed, not some great 180 degree turn but a slight shift. people at work showed up 21 minutes late. my boss called to say he was coming in late and i swear i heard video games in the background. he did not come into work until 1:43 PM. they are doing construction in my building so everything is still in the building but in a different location. as i have recently been married, new things are all over my living area. i share a bed with someone... every night. even my work area feels as though someone shifted everything slightly to the left. it seems as everyone has new feelings for or against other people as well. none of my relationships seem the same as they were last week. they've all shifted slightly for the better or for the worse. nothing is constant. these events would not even be worthy of publishing except for the fact that the same things happened today. who shows up 21 minutes late to work? 5 or 10 i can understand, i can even deal with 1 or 2 hours, but 21 minutes?! seems as though life itself is screwing with me.

Friday, May 13, 2005

a cackle

i escaped the hibernation. 15% of unneccessary hibernation weight has been shed and i'm ready for warmth. welcome back you say? well thanks. it is good to be back. surprise of surprises tis eventide. i have made the decision to allow a member of the female species to enter my life for good. she will have several functions, like a lion she will be used for gathering food and like most species she will be used for the creation of an entire revolt of militantslaves. oh? what was that? a revolt is like a pod or a murder or any other cool name for a group of things. like a stack or a platoon. i hear that congratulations are in order. well thanks...

Monday, January 03, 2005

"And on the third day, God created the Remington bolt-action rifle, so that Man could fight the dinosaurs. And the homosexuals."

I love it when my expectations are totally exceeded. Happy New Year from the hibernation cave. Hope you are having a wonderful season.