Thursday, January 25, 2007

Really Practical Things That Should Be Invented

-White shoes that don't scuff. Coming from Houston, mud could be a problem, and I looked forward to the mudless, snowy walks I could take and not worry about my "ice creams." Well, as it turns out, Utah holds a most vicious evil in its snow- that dirty snow that gets your shoes scuffed to where you can't wipe it off. Examples? I have two pairs of shoes- both prominently feature white, both scuffed with dirty, dirty snow.

First, the Converses

See how normal they look? Well look closer. I've circled in red the most prominent scuffs and dirt for the less discerning readers.

And now, the Adidas.

A nice overhead shot. Nothing too suspicious, except upon closer examination

I realize some of you at this time may be left in need of serious help to deal with these shocking images. Snow isn't quite as clean as it seems.

This post was originally going to contain a lot more, but I had to find a decent photo editor, take the pictures, upload them, etc etc. So here are a few more ideas:

-Shorts that don't rip. I've noticed a lot of my shorts rip weirdly. Other guys have had this same problem.
-Carmex that has the same effects but doesn't make everything seem terrible because of the- and I use this word loosely- flavor.
-Better places for me to put this apple sticker. I had two, and one went on my external hard drive. I'm all out of ideas.
-A cheaper Bluetooth mouse for my computer- Apple's is $70, and I’m in college. I may get it. It's a big debate between what I want, and what I really badly want.
-Machine based bench presses that don't stink. My max according to the one I did was 202- which is about my workout weight. Granted, I do an 85% workout, but still, getting 85% of your max as your max is sad.
-A simpler way to learn Arabic. There's so much I want to do without learning the words for big (kibiir) and small (sugayarr).
-Well, it's not an invention so much as a return to the original formula for Redline- this new one (in the non-metal cans) isn't quite up to snuff.

And now I'm off to go buy some drinks. No wait, I've got water. Yay water. This water bottle, by the way, in addition to being stylish and awesome, was cheap and has already paid for itself when compared to smart water, Fiji water, and all that stuff I used to drink and will, on occasion, indulge myself in.

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