February 14th, 2010

Ice King, Adventure Time

Writer's Block: To Make Me More Interesting

Are there any must-have traits, such as intelligence, humor, and integrity, that you look for in potential friends? Have you ever made exceptions? How did it work out?  I look for intelligence, humor, and reliability.  I have made regrettable exceptions.  Read the last sentence.

People often focus on the things they'd love to change about their lives. What parts of your life would you choose to keep exactly the same?  My sense of humor.

Have you ever said something to an online friend that you would never say in person? Do you think it's easier to discount real feelings when a relationship takes place largely online? Can the emotional disconnect become habit-forming?  I have given several online friends my bank account information so that I can be given part of my rightful inheritance from relatives I didn't know existed.

If humanity were to become extinct, do you think another animal species would evolve to take our place? What lessons do you think they'd learn from our successes and failures?  Monkeys will take over and will fight the penguins....so...no.

How do you think online dating has changed the way people meet and form relationships? Do you think it's increased or diminished the superficial emphasis placed on looks and financial status?  I think online relationships have taught us that most women online are either prostitutes or peverted men.

What is the worst movie you've ever seen? Did you sit through it or walk out? What made it so dreadful?  Any Hallmark Hall of Fame feature.  I walk out on them.

What's the most unusual food you have ever eaten? Have you ever consumed anything without knowing precisely what it was and gotten sick when you found out?  Hot dogs.  Well, one time in history class our teacher fed us hot dogs while reading Upton Sinclairs "The Jungle" about the meat processing.  Most people ran out and threw up.  It was awesome.

If you were forced to live forever at any age, what age would you choose, and why? What if your memories stopped at your chosen age? How would that impact your decision?  These questions are a paradox within themselves.

If you could experience being dead for one day to learn what happens in the afterlife, and were guaranteed to return to life the following day, would you do it? Why or why not?  I wouldn't do it because I would be a raving lunatic afterwards.  Moreso than I am now.

What is the absolute worst song ever written? For what amount of money would you consider listening to it over and over again for 24 hours?  Any song by James Taylor.  97 Gazillion dollars.

Do you get offended if someone repeatedly checks their mobile phone when you're out for lunch or dinner? If so, do you usually say something?  No, because no one eats meals with me.  *Sad panda*

Has anyone ever unfriended you without explanation? Did you ask why? Have you ever deleted someone from your friend list without saying why? Yes, on Facebook.  I didn't ask why because she's my ex.

How do you feel about human cloning? Do you think the long-term societal impact will be positive or negative? Why? My answer would depend on how much maintenance a clone would need.  If not much at all, then heck yes, so it can do my job while I stay at home and make love to my hot wife who hopefully isn't a clone.

What's your favorite cult film of all time, and why? What are the essential ingredients for a cult classic?  Monty Python and the Holy Grail because of the absurdity of the comedy.  An essential ingredient would include not being popular at first.

What was your last random act of kindness? Do you believe in karma?  It was back in 1993, when I gave a monkey some banana bread from my lunch at a zoo.  Since then all monkeys have loved me.

If you could wake up and spend 24 hours in an online game with any weapons/powers, would you do it? If so, what type of game would you choose, and why?  I would be the guy who gets nothing but "draw four wild cards" on online Uno.  I would be champ in no time!

Do you believe the groundhog can accurately sense the approach of spring? Even if you don't buy it, are you happy when the little guy doesn't see his shadow? I believe the groundhogs are more accurate than a meteorologist is.  Either way, weather is weather.

Have you ever had a nightmarish roommate? What made you incompatible? How did you eventually resolve your conflicts?  I had a roommate who demanded that I snuggle with her and that I wouldn't move a muscle while she slept on me.  I'm of course reffering to my cat.

What animal best represents your inner spirit? If you had to wake up as an animal, which one would you choose, and why? Are your two answers the same? Why or why not?  I think my favorite animal has been well documented on here, so figure out the answer yourself.

Given the choice, would you rather sleep in or eat a delicious breakfast? Is there any food you love so much that you'd wake up at dawn or travel a great distance just to eat it?  I would rather sleep in and go somewhere that advertises "Breakfast 24 hours".  Seriously, you can have bacon and eggs at 3 in the afternoon if you wanted to.

What is the one simple indulgence you could never live without? Would you consider giving it up permanently for any amount of money?  The Internet.  No amount of money would be enough.

Have you ever made up an excuse to avoid a social obligation so you could spend the evening by yourself? Do your friends and/or family understand when you need some quality time alone?  Yes, I have avoided people and event before.  Usually no one understands that I need some "me" time every once in a while.

Have you ever had a crush on another LiveJournal user? If so, did you confess your feelings? What happened?  Yes, I do.  I don't think I've ever expressed my feelings due to my own incompetence.  Nothing happened except for that unsightly singleness part of my life.

Thank you, LiveJournal.  Now I have no writer's block.

The Allengator

Ice King, Adventure Time

New Vault Flavors!!!!!

Yes, this post warrants five(5) exclaimation points. Possibly the best news I've gotten in a long time I got today...well, more or less stumbled upon.

Long time readers know about my absolute love for all things Vault, the hybrid energy soda. I was a huge fan of its Surge-type citrusy flavor. I freaked out when I saw the cherry version "Red Blitz" come out in stores. I nearly spazzed when I not only saw it in a fountain at a gas station, but it came with cherry flavoring to make my custom "Red Blitz". I did a dance when I saw the Vault Icee. So imagine when I found out that there are not one, not even two, but THREE NEW FLAVORS of Vault out there in the vast wilderness. I jumped, screamed, ran laps around my house, and burned the local library down. Well, all but the last one.

We can now have Peach, Orange, and Grape Vault!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is only one tiny problem. They aren't available yet, at least in my area, but you're in luck if you live in the Orange County/Atlanta area. You can get this deliciousness as well as other semi-exotic flavors. Allow me to explain.

Coca-Cola is marketing a brand new fountain drink dispensor called the Coca-Cola Freestyle. Each machine has 100+ flavors of their sodas, including many that have never been released in America. Fancy yourself some Coke Orange? Then get it at the Freestyle. Fanta Grape tickle your fancy? Get it at the Freestyle. Think you can handle Diet Coke with Raspberry? Get it at the - okay, you get it by now. This has to be one of the greatest innovations in American soda since the addition of vanilla and cherry despinsors at soda fountains.

What are all the flavors you ask? Well, according to the official Facebook page they are:

Coca-Cola
Cherry Coke
Coke with Lime
Vanilla Coke
Raspberry Coke
Orange Coke
Diet Coke
Diet Cherry Coke
Diet Coke with Lime
Diet Vanilla Coke
Raspberry Diet Coke
Orange Diet Coke
Coca-Cola Zero
Vanilla Coke Zero
Cherry Coke Zero
Caffeine-free Diet Cherry Coke
Caffeine-free Diet Coke
Caffeine-free Diet Coke with Lime
Caffeine-free Diet Coke with Orange
Caffeine-free Diet Raspberry Coke
Caffeine-free Diet Vanilla Coke
Sprite
Sprite with Cherry
Sprite with Grape
Sprite with Peach
Sprite with Raspberry
Sprite with Strawberry
Sprite Zero
Sprite Zero with Cherry
Sprite Zero with Grape
Sprite Zero with Peach
Sprite Zero with Raspberry
Sprite Zero with Strawberry
Vault
Vault Red Blitz
Grape Vault
Orange Vault
Peach Vault

Barq's
Diet Barq's
Pibb Xtra
Pibb Zero
Dasani with Cherry
Dasani with Grape
Dasani with Lemon
Dasani with Lime
Dasani with Orange
Dasani with Peach
Dasani with Raspberry
Dasani with Strawberry
Dasani Sensations - Cherry
Dasani Sensations - Grape
Dasani Sensations - Lemon
Dasani Sensations - Lime
Dasani Sensations - Orange
Dasani Sensations - Peach
Dasani Sensations - Raspberry
Dasani Sensations - Strawberry
Fanta Cherry
Fanta Fruit Punch
Fanta Grape
Fanta Lime
Fanta Orange
Fanta Peach
Fanta Raspberry
Fanta Strawberry
Fanta Zero Cherry
Fanta Zero Fruit Punch
Fanta Zero Grape
Fanta Zero Lime
Fanta Zero Orange
Fanta Zero Peach
Fanta Zero Raspberry
Fanta Zero Strawberry
Hi-C Cherry
Hi-C Fruit Punch
Hi-C Grape
Hi-C Orange
Hi-C Raspberry
Hi-C Strawberry
Minute Maid Cherry Lemonade
Minute Maid Lemonade
Minute Maid Light Cherry Lemonade
Minute Maid Light Lemonade
Minute Maid Light Orange Lemonade
Minute Maid Light Raspberry Lemonade
Minute Maid Light Strawberry Lemonade
Minute Maid Orange Lemonade
Minute Maid Raspberry Lemonade
Minute Maid Strawberry Lemonade
Powerade ION4 Fruit Punch
Powerade ION4 Grape
Powerade ION4 Lemon
Powerade ION4 Lime
Powerade ION4 Orange
Powerade ION4 Raspberry
Powerade ION4 Cherry
Powerade ION4 Strawberry
Powerade Zero Cherry
Powerade Zero Fruit Punch
Powerade Zero Grape
Powerade Zero Lemon
Powerade Zero Lime
Powerade Zero Orange
Powerade Zero Raspberry
Powerade Zero Strawberry

More are also being added all the time. Also, another major plus is that these are not a forced dispensor, meaning you can mix and match flavors to your heart's content. You can have a Vanilla Rasperry Coke, or a Cherry Coke with Barq's root beer. Seriously! The sky is the limit! The only problem I have seen so far is that Dr. Pepper is not being included in the beta tests so far, but they would have to be silly not to put it in there. They are including Mr. Pibb, but it isn't the same, ya know.

My weekend has gotten significantly better.

The Allengator