March 31, 2011


I have joined the new millennium and have started to use a BlackBerry.

It is green. It’s a GreenBerry.

Green wasn’t my idea. This is something of a hand me down. I’ve had it for awhile now and it worked fine as a phone, but now I’ve got it set up with e-mail, maps, games, Twitter, Yelp, and so on. I don’t want to become one of those tools who is always got their face buried in their BlackBerry, but it has become quite handy in recent weeks.

My favorite thing, though, is the simple “Memo Pad” application. Of course, I can use it to wright little notes to myself to remind me of things I need to get done, but I’ve mostly been using it to keep track of how insane I am. I created a list called “Secret Ideas” and whenever a strange thought occurs to me, I type it out so that I have it saved forever. Most of these thoughts are about monsters, robots, and weird characters. Some are very specific, others are quite vague, and the list has gotten quite large. Here are a select few the bizarre things I’ve come up with.

  • Turkey robot
  • Walrus God
  • Garlic creature
  • Skatebording pizza robot
  • Robot space squid
  • Ham super hero
  • Kid in ghost costume piloting robot
  • Doom Clown
  • Octopus police
  • Gorilla in Gorilla-mech
  • Banana in Banana-mech
  • Computer cake

Just think, these multi-million dollar gems could have been lost forever had I not been able to quickly jot them down on my BlackBerry. I don’t know how or why these ideas occur to me, but for whatever reason, they do. Now I can save them and do something with them.

This is a lot more fun than playing BrickBreaker or whatever.