August 26, 2010 at 7:04 PM | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

It’s always a little awkward when they do x-rays at the dentist office. You know, when you’re sitting there in a chair, biting down on some flat piece of plastic-y thing, with a big black tube aimed at your head, point-blank. And that’s not even the worst part! It’s when the dentist or hygienist leaves the room and swings an arm back in to start the x-ray cannon. And I’m thinking to myself, “Should I be wearing a lead vest?” That’s probably the worst part.

Most Overplayed Songs of 2009/2010

May 10, 2010 at 9:36 AM | Uncategorized | No Comments

2009: Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
2010: Train – Hey Soul Sister / Lady Antebellum – Need You Now

That’s right, it’s not even halfway through 2010 and I’m already calling it.

The Short TV Show Intro

April 1, 2010 at 8:16 PM | Uncategorized | No Comments

You know the ones I’m talking about. Too short to fast forward… I end up watching them every time.


February 28, 2010 at 12:01 AM | Uncategorized | No Comments

Apparently, I only identify 1 and a half constellations: the Big Dipper and Orion’s belt. That’s right, I don’t even know what’s up with this Orion fellow, can just recognize the dude’s belt–thus the “and a half”.


February 8, 2010 at 4:10 PM | Music | No Comments

You can’t tell me that I’m the only one who was surprised when they saw an image or video of Ke$ha for the first time and saw a white girl!

Nutcracker / The Beef Song

January 27, 2010 at 10:51 AM | Music | No Comments

Does anyone else get Tchaikovsky’s Trepak (from The Nutcracker), confused with Aaron Copland’s Hoedown from his Rodeo ballet (used in the Beef It’s What’s For Dinner commercials)? Yes? Me too! I was thinking this during the Christmas music season not too long ago.

The Faint – The Geeks Were Right

January 26, 2010 at 2:18 PM | Uncategorized | No Comments

Probably wouldn’t be a very difficult track, but I would love to see this song on Rock Band as DLC. I remember submitting this as a suggestion to them a while back via http://www.rockband.com/request, but nothing ever came out of it. A few weeks later, it shows up on the Guitar Hero platform as DLC. WTF. I’ll settle for any track by The Faint, really.

Mary Jane

January 25, 2010 at 11:09 PM | Uncategorized | No Comments

“I got some new shoes today”, Lauren says. “Tennis shoes that aren’t really tennis shoes… they’re cut like Mary Janes.”

To which I replied, “Whaa….?” Her statement made no sense to me at all.

You see, there’s only 2 Mary Jane’s that I am familiar with. One is Spider-Man’s love interest, Mary Jane Watson… as in “Face it, Tiger, You Just Hit The Jackpot!” The other Mary Jane that I am familiar wi… er, what I mean to say is, the other place where I have heard the term “Mary Jane” is in reference to marijuana. Makes sense, right? Even though it does not have a similar pronunciation, you can tell how it got that nickname. How does this all relate to tennis shoes?

For the uninformed (just like I was), here is a link to the Wikipedia entry on Mary Jane (shoes): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Jane_%28shoe%29. Chances are, you’ve seen them before, just never knew they had a name. I had always thought they were just shoes with straps. People gotta go and be naming everything, I guess.

Interestingly enough, Lauren had not heard of the latter Mary Jane context. Turns out, we both knew the Spider-Man one, though.


January 25, 2010 at 10:56 PM | Uncategorized | No Comments

I recently created the subdomain http://software.lloydskoyd.com as a home for my software development blog. But just the stuff on the side when I have time. The motivating factor? I published another app for webOS, TangramPuzzle.

Dentist Billing Shenanigans

January 22, 2010 at 9:15 AM | Random | No Comments

Dentist office: “You owe us $x, and you are 90 days overdue on payment! Pay up!”
Me: “Huh? For what?”
Dentist office: “Lemme see… wait, this computer just booted me off. Let me try this other one… all of these computers have been acting up. OK, let me see… Wup, just kidding, you don’t owe anything. Thanks! :)”
Me: “Thanks…”

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