Archive for August, 2008

26
Aug
08

Are You An Elitist?

I learned a new word today that I’ve never heard before. Elitist. What is an elitist? An elitist is someone who feels that they have enough knowledge or skill at something to belong to a special group of people for that particular subject. Elitist’s usually think they’re better than everyone else and looked upon as arrogant… whatever. The reason I talk about this today is because of a conversation I was having with a co-worker. Here’s how it all went down:

So my co-worker Matt and I were talking about the word “telephone”. I was saying how it’s weird that it seems like nobody uses the word “telephone” anymore… instead we say “phone” or “cell”. During our conversation, I told Matt that I just call it “my iPhone” and just as I said that, another co-worker (Clay) said “That’s because you’re an elitist”. Hmm… am I? I returned to my desk and looked up the word “Elitist” and soon realized… yeah… I guess I would consider myself a “Mac Elitist”. The Mac has been a huge part of my life for a huge part of my life and I can honestly say, I am obsessed. Anyone who knows me can probably see this too. I am a huge Apple geek and I’m glad. I don’t just “like” Apple stuff… I live it, I learn it, I can’t help it… I’m hooked… and I’ve been that way for 12 years. So yeah, I’m probably an elitist.

Are you an elitist about anything?

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22
Aug
08

Everyone’s “Guy”

So, I was driving around the other day thinking about all my “guys.” You know what I’m talking about. Your “guy.” Like when someone needs something, anything, from a lawnmower to a sentator, someone always says “Hey, I got a guy that does lawnmowing,” or “Yo, I know a guy that’s a senator.” Either way, everyone has a “guy.” I have “guys.” For example, if I wanted to build a house, I would need a building inspector, electrician, plumber, concrete men, landscapers, framers, siders, contractors. I have a “guy” for each one of these. I just love listening to stories and when someone says “Hey, I got a guy for that,” I just laugh to myself, and you will too. Also, I feel like I have more “guys” then the average individual. What kind of guys do you have? Think about it.

19
Aug
08

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why does your logo say nochocolatemilk.com but when I try to go there, I’m taken to a Google page?

A: We’re in the process of transferring our domain nochocolatemik.com to our wordpress page, but due to our domain host’s policy, we have to wait. It’s coming, don’t worry.

Update: I fixed the logo so it only reads “nochocolatemilk”. I will put the .com back on once we get our domain forwarded. Stay tuned!

 

Q: I’m on an iPhone and I can’t click the links at the top of the page that say “about” or “quickies”.

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Q: Why is the sky blue?

A: It’s not. Your eyes are messed up, man!

 

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Jayson

16
Aug
08

Olive Garden

Olive Garden… more Italian than you think.

So, about a month ago, my girlfriend and I decided to eat at Olive Garden. For an appetizer we ordered a salad. Before the waiter left I asked him what kind of salad dressings he had. He replied with the following list: “Italian”. I paused for a second and said “Okay, I’ll have italian.” As he left the table, my girlfriend laughed at my decision. I guess Olive Garden is more Italian than I ever thought.

As a side note, they didn’t even say “Creamy Italian”.

15
Aug
08

Making New Friends

So I was watching a Wal-Mart commercial last night and it was about this mom who couldn’t go to school with her daughter on the first day of school, thus making it awkward for the new girl to make some new friends. Finally, she asked this group of girls to sit at her table and they accepted her as one of their own, and now they’ll be friends forever. That got me thinking, when we were in school, we chose who we were going to be friends with for the rest of eternity. We don’t have the option of finding out about every before we befriend them. We kinda just choose the first group that shows any interest in us, and alas, were friends.

So I got to thinking about it long and hard last night, and after about 5 years with my “regular” friends, I wanted some change. There were other people that I showed some interest in, but would they accept me? What would my other friends think? What if they accepted me for a while, but then I wanted out. Could I still go back and be friends with my old group? So many questions, so little time.

So then I was thinking, on the first day of school, they should do like some kind of mock election. Everyone could write down they likes and interests on an index card, and the new kids could kind of choose who they want to befriend. They would have a “lame duck” period, where if the person you choose doesn’t meet your expectations, you can swap for someone else. This gives all the power to the new kid and he/she doesn’t have to be thrown into the first group that accepts them. Now on the other hand, the group that the new kid chooses can also “impeach” him from their clique if hes not fitting in.

Now, if the new kid is a jock or a cheerleader, then they will already have friends. There is no choosing new friends for them, because that will just take away from the “regulars” that don’t already have preset group made for them. Now, as for the geeks, they are geeks by choice and they don’t have to be. You can still choose this group if you enjoy the same things geeks enjoy, but you don’t have to be labeled a geek. If you choose this group, we are leaving it up to you to make this new group of your non geeky.

So, I think I covered most people. So please tell me what you think about my new idea of friends!

Thanks

Seth

15
Aug
08

iPhone Fixes a Flat Tire

Tonight on the way to my girlfriend Sarah’s house, we saw a man standing on the side of the road waving his flashlight at us. Being good people, we pulled over. The man explained to us that he has a flat tire and was on the phone with AAA. He had no idea where he was so he asked us for some info. Without blinking an eye, I pulled out my iPhone and opened the Maps application and used the location features to find out where we were. What really made me smile is when he told the lady on the phone that a gentleman showed up with an iPhone and has the Google Map pulled up. He then thanked us and we went on our way. It’s amazing how much power the iPhone has. It never ceases to amaze me. I have to wonder if he’ll get an iPhone soon… hehe.

14
Aug
08

Finding a Job

As you may assume, I’m writing this blog as a reminder to myself that I need to find a job. Now, many of you out there may be saying to yourself “How hard is it to find a job?” But I remind you, when was the last time you looked for a job? Did anyone help you? Did you know a friend of a friend that hooked you up? If you answered 2008 to any of these, then we’re on the same page here.

I started looking for a job about 3 weeks ago. Yes, it’s been 3 weeks. Anyways, I looked in the most common places, the newspaper, online job sites and did the ole’ drive around town for 6 hours. So far, I still have no job. So I thought, let’s spruce up the old resume while I wait for the job offers to come pouring in. I recommend using a template resume as an example and create/edit your resume with that. Remember to put any new accomplishments and achievements on your newly defined resume.

Resume completed, time to go back to work. First up, online job sites.

These sites usually require you to sign up for an account with them. Don’t worry, it’s usually free. After you have signed up, you can search for jobs. You can search for something you’ve been doing for the last 10 years or if you’re looking for a new line of work, you can search for that too. These employers that use these sites usually require you to email them your resume and a cover letter. Some will have an online application you can complete and send to them. Either way, just follow the directions as advertised on the site or wait for offers to come pouring in (I have emailed 4 or so employers online and have receive responses from each of them).

The second way is the old fashion way- The Classifieds.

I have looked through the newspaper the past couple weeks and have found the ads to be very blunt. They don’t really tell you about the job. They usually just say “Full time work. 10/hr. Call 555-XXXX.” I always call and ask what the job entails. If after that you are still interested, then ask how you would complete an application and submit a resume. If possible, talk with the hiring manager. When it comes straight from the horse’s mouth, there are usually less surprises.

And lastly, the drive-around.

We’ve all done it, just driving around, looking for those “help wanted” signs hanging in the window. I found this technique to be the least effective. With all the technology nowadays, employers are using the Internet to seek employees. And the way I look at it, if a company is too cheap to pay a website or the newspaper, what’s going to happen when you ask for a raise? Think about it.

With that said, I hope you now have a job. Wait, I still don’t have a job. Back to the drawing board with my resume I guess.

Take Luck!

Seth Brown

P.S. DONT APPLY AT SEACOAST MAZDA IN PORTSMOUTH! Horrible interview process-after 2 hours, both managers left me alone in the shop as one went to Hampton and one went to Keene. Needless to say, I left. If they do that at the interview, they’ll probably do it if I worked there. Just a head’s up.