Andy Meade Mini-Profile

Ahh… what to say about this strangest man.

Andy Meade is an excellent chess player, which is to say he beats me once in a while when he’s having a brain day. Andy Meade also enjoyed sailing until the evil goblins at the WAC took away his license for sailing a boat on the 4th of July after they gave him permission to do so. Andy is a very sharp kid and has lent me some excellent books. Conversation with Andy Meade is always entertaining and he can actually cook some pretty decent Ethiopian food. And no Ethiopian food isn’t just rice mixed with sawdust.

Ashley Morgan: The Legendary Amazon

Let me start by stating the obvious: Ashley Morgan is a personal hero of mine. She is one of only two other bloggers I actually link to. That really says something.

Ashley Morgan is a 6’2” bicycling fanatic who has recently completed the 12 steps of AA.

As soon as I can get ahold of her, I would like to interview her as I have Fletch and Jeremy. I think she would be an excellent head to add to my growing collection.

Shawn Wang Mini-Profile

I met Shawn Wang via Craigslist when I was looking for a roommate. I had to find a place immediately and so I moved in with him and his friend, Jake. Both of them were really chill, nice guys; however, they were pretty messy. Shawn Wang had a sincere appreciation for appointments that were made at 4:20 am sharp- he was a very early riser. Shawn also had a predilection for going outside at odd times of the day and night to pick weed, which i thought was strange. 😉

Bobby Clarkson Mini-Profile

Bobby Clarkson is a pretty sharp guy. He was a member of my pledge class back when I was in the fraternity. Last time I checked in with him, he was some sort of an Analyst for a tech company and before that he worked at Scottrade as an Intern. Bobby, if you see this send me a message or call me and let me know what you’ve been up to.

Trey Wattson- Quick Profile

Trey Wattson was on of my roommates when I lived in the fraternity for a year and a quarter. Trey was a freshman and I was a sophomore for the year we lived together, along with Undui Redner and Richard Schreiber. Trey Wattson transferred from UW to USC after his freshman year. He was the person who introduced me to the “Wheel of Time” fantasy series written by Robert Jordan. I have read all the way up to the current book (13 I believe). Each book was an enormous tome containing an average of 1200 pages. Trey Wattson also really enjoyed military history and military movies such as Braveheart, BlackHawk Down, etc. Trey contemplated joining the military, but I don’t believe he ever did. Trey, if you ever read this, send me a message and let me know what you’re up to.


No, I’m not rooting for a massive ecological disaster… but a little one might be nice. On the advice of a certain unnamed friend, I purchased a LOT of stock in various companies that clean up after hurricanes. His advice has made me money in the past, but the lack of hurricanes this year is KILLING them… I am now over $5,000 down from where I was a mere three months ago. Shit. Hurricane Katrina, SUPER-SIZE ME!!!

Plato Interview

Plato and I had a bit of a rough night out on Friday night and so yesterday we didn’t feel like doing much. After our workout in the afternoon, we went and had dinner at Cedar’s followed by a viewing of The Simpson’s movie at the Metro. The Simpson’s movie was exactly like the show, but stretched out over an hour and a half… decent hangover entertainment. Both of us were bored and so we decided to go play a game of chess at the Trabant cafe and I brought a notebook in case of the advent of an idea. My chess game was off and after getting my ass kicked twice I started to ask Plato questions and writing down his answers. Here is what I found:

Joel: For or against gay marriage?

Plato: For

Joel: If there was a woman who was your perfect match emotionally and intellectually, but was ugly, would you date her?

Plato: No

Joel: Should we have the death penalty?

Plato: No

Joel: Are you into Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering?

Plato: Yes

Joel: Hahahhahaha

Joel: Who would you vote for for president, based on what you know right now?

Plato: Probably Hilary.

Joel: What is your opinion on universal healthcare?

Plato: Everyone should have access to medical care

Joel: Would you rather live the rest of your life with no testicles or having testicles, but never able to have sex or masturbate again?

Plato: No balls

Joel: Be 7 feet tall or 5 feet tall?

Plato: 7 feet

Joel: What about 8 feet versus 5 feet?

Plato: 5 feet. 8 foot tall people are sideshow attractions.

Joel: What will be your last drink on earth?

Plato: Excellent scotch, straight.

Joel: If I was going to put you in a box for the rest of your life with no music, but told you you could listen to one final song, what would it be?

Plato: “Help” by the Beatles. Really, really loud.

Joel: What should we do about the homeless? Put them in concentration camps? Light them on fire?

Plato: The government should help them.

Joel: 🙁

Joel: Would you rather have Stephen Hawking’s life or Michael Vick’s

Plato: Stephen Hawking

Joel: What is the meaning of life?

Plato: I don’t know.

Joel: Jebus!

Other things learned about Plato: He likes pain during sex, thinks the government can put people in gimp boxes, would rather have sex with Thomas Jefferson than Karl Marx, only likes sports he won’t get hurt in, believes being dumb is worse then being bad at sex/ physically unfit/ poor /unhappy, Native Americans should have no tribal rights or sovereign nations and he is a fan of prostitution. He exercises to look good naked. Only parents should be allowed to have the right of corporal punishment. Strangely, if given the choice, he would put a coma victim in a gimp box.

Eastpak Backpack Review

I have owned my Eastpak backpack since my junior year of high school. The trusty Eastpak bag has seen me through my final two years of high schoo, my four years of college and one year in the working world and has never let me down. That’s 7 years of daily hard usage put onto one backpack and it has held up extremely well. I have one small tear in the bottom of one of the pouches and that’s it. Other than the regular wear and tear and some stains and a funny smell (that is mostly due to me), the Eastpak bag is in great condition. I recommend anyone who is looking to buy a backpack give Eastpak backpacks a hard, long look. I sure would love to purchase another one in the future.