Virgin mobile or mobile virgin

There are a lot of virgins putting out these days. Oops, I mean being put out by Virgin Mobile. I won’t pick on this company too much. Their CEO, Richard Branson, is actually a cool looking hippie. Maybe he will hire me as a social media manager someday. As soon as I get better at pretending to know what I am actually doing.

A little story about my intercourse with Virgin Mobile, um, I mean my experience; I went through a divorce and heard about phones through Lifeline since I didn’t have a job at the time. Rather than wait two weeks to be approved for a free phone, I traded my first smartphone in and ended up with a the same phone at Radio Shack, during their death throes. I remember that little flip phone with its 1500 minutes and text messages.

I used to like the flip phone better, but now with GPS and all the TV apps, I have to have a smartphone. They don’t cost that much more than the flip phones if you want a cheap one with limited space.

People seem shocked that someone would pay $1000 for an Iphone, but most people finance, I’m sure. Something like $20-30 a month for two years; basically pay at cost over that period of time while Apple makes their money off the plan. People with lots of money will pay $600-1000 for one of these phones just for the status symbol.

Me personally, I can get a top of the line LG phone for $200 or less after it’s been awhile. I like the free music app that it comes with.

I find it ironic how I found Virgin Mobile after a divorce. I was like a virgin reborn. Or perhaps a mobile virgin?

The Killing Series by O’Reilly

What is with former Fox news anchorman Bill O’Reilly in recent years? I used to see a whole bunch of books by him where he was always talking about killing someone off:

  • Killing Jesus
  • Killing Lincoln
  • Killing Patton
  • Killing Kennedy

Bill is apparently on the warpath again. But maybe I need to actually read his books before I assume anything. I probably won’t, I just said I probably need to before I judge.

I can think of a number of people who probably wish to see Killing O’Reilly. But I am going to leave that one alone. I never have been a fan of O’Reilly. Although I don’t have much of a problem with Glenn Beck. The latter is most likely too conservative for me though.

Quote of the day from India

Quote of the day from an old friend and someone I follow on the internet.

He has a point. Why be real when you can use technology to make you look better than you really are.

Once it’s on the internet, it becomes truth. You can be anything you want to be.

My other favorite quote by this guy named Taz in Bangalore is:

If you’re going to be sheep, be a badass sheep.”

How to break bad

I always find these cool t-shirts. It wasn’t till I had this one for six months that someone told me it was Heisenberg, or Walter White, in AMC’s Breaking Bad. I started watching the show on Netflix shortly after that and eventually binge watched all 62 episodes within six months. Then I realized the lead character was the father on Malcolm in the Middle.

This is not a blog post where I am going to cook meth or anything like that. Recently I just spent about six months binge watching Breaking Bad on Netflix. This was about five years or so after the show ended. I heard about it from a lot of people. But I never really knew what it was about.

So what made me decide to watch the show? It started when I found this cool T-shirt with a man’s face on it (displayed above). I took a close up and used it as my profile picture on Facebook. It was a few months after I bought the shirt when someone told me that it was Walter White, aka Heisenberg, on the hit AMC show; now shown in reruns on Netflix.

It took me six months to watch all five seasons. Then I was surprised that all of that action took place inside of one year. Somehow I felt inspired to not want to be an underachiever like I have been the last few years. I am not intending to start a meth lab or anything like that. Maybe an escort service.

To briefly sum it up, Walter formed a company called Gray Matter when he was in grad school. He mistakenly sold his shares early; had he not done so, he would have been a multi-millionaire. Instead he settled for being a high school chemistry teacher; all the while watching his colleagues surpass him in every way.

Then he hooked up with former student, Jessie Pinkman and started cooking the purest meth. Walter finally created something that was valued that made him rich. Never mind that it was illegal, and deadly. Along the way, he killed 169 people throughout all five seasons. Keep in mind the action took place within one year. He didn’t kill them directly as some were rather indirectly. This just shows how interconnected our lives are.

In the end, Walt did seem to show regret for what he did to his family. But of course it is difficult to get out of the drug trade once you get into it. In the end he finally gets out of it, though his brother in law DEA agent found out who he was. Thus Heisenberg became a fugitive.

I guess Walter wasn’t totally evil with what he did with the remaining $10 million that he had leftover before he accidentally shot himself. I gave how he died away, but you would have found out by asking Google. I didn’t give away what he did with the rest of the money.

In closing, I like the show and am currently caught up with the prequel with Saul Goodman, Walt’s attorney in Better Call Saul. But I was binge watching Sons of Anarchy and actually liked that show better.