Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Apologies to My Readers

Hey guys... gals... w/e. Anyway, I just thought I'd go ahead and write this up here to go ahead and apologize for the declining amount of entries I put into this site. There may be one or two of you, or more, who even knows?--that actually read this thing even semi-consistently, but I suppose that with the Summer and all that, I just tend to get a little lethargic and lazy sometimes. It's kind of hard to pry yourself out of bed, sometimes, even, when it's like 100 degrees outside and even when you're sleeping in nothing but a pair of loose-fitting boxers, you still wake up spread eagle on your bed with you covers as far away as possible, despite the 3 fans blowing (hot air) directly on you. I suppose things will be a bit better now that the air is fixed here, but yea... it's like... what's the point? I mean... for the first two or so months, I kept up with this thing pretty well every day just about--sometimes, two or three times a day--and well, it just doesn't seem to be being reciprocated at all by anyone.

At first, it seemed like I was getting some good responses on this site. I got a whole like... er... six? Yea... something like that. And that is just COMMENTS. Those take like 30 seconds to write up, a minute if you want to be nice, and you don't even have to sign up for the site to post them.

And then, I got like one two entries from the person who was supposed to be helping me with this whole website thing, but he seems to have dropped out of that scene, and I got one other entry from some person I pretty much BEGGED to write one for me that I barely new from some stupid web forum.

I've added people on facebook and created my own group. And I've even gone around town and to school and posted the site everywhere, and it's just a bit frustrating when you look at your visitors and you see like 3 visits a day after all that work, and you can't even get a stupid comment. That's all it would take to make this whole thing worth it. If just ONE person would comment on every other entry I made I could be satisfied. But you know what... it just feels like I'm writing to myself. Like I'm journaling or something. And I don't even do that anymore. Like if there's nobody out there to hear what I have to say, why say it?

Does that mean I'm gonna stop? No... definitely not. I'm gonna keep on writing because I have done my homework and I know that the longer you keep going with a site, the more likely you are to be found on google by people that actually want to hear what you have to say, but I just wanted to apologize for suddenly not posting every day, that sometimes it's every other day, or once every three days now. Because, you know, this isn't the only site I have either. If any of you ever check my "Other Sites" link at the top of the page, you'd see a whole great list of sites that I've made and occasionally update. But those don't get any visitors either and certainly not any comments.

My point is, if any of you actually do like to come here and read these things, don't be mad that I don't update more than I do because it's your fault for not, if nothing else, letting me know that you're out there and that you read anything I had to say, and for not contributing your own entries like I had hoped would become of this site.

Tata for now...

--Koi

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Things College Students Like part 4

Coffee!
Just about every college student loves it. If they didn't drink it in the past, they may just start. There is a huge scene surrounding coffee in college. In addition to the much-needed boost of energy that coffee provides for those late night cram sessions, coffee is also a great get-up-and-go for those early morning classes. Le cafe is also a popular place to meet up with friends, study, and what-have-you.

College students are undoubtedly the biggest consumers of over-priced lattes and double espresso mocha swirls. Some have crazy drinks they love to order at their local Starbucks with insane-sounding names like double mocha mochiado frapachino. What the hell does that even mean? While others prefer the small-town local scene of quaint little shops like Copper Star and a hot steaming cup of joe.

There is also much stigma associated with coffee. Where you buy your coffee could let the "cool" kids know if you're "in." If you come walking up to your group of local  liberals with a Starschmucks in your hand, they just might give you funny looks, while if you come strolling along to your bros with a cup of BK hot-n-ready, you might end up walking away to the theme song of laughter.

Myself, I don't really care. Coffee is coffee. If you're one of those kinds a guys that likes to get your caffeine fix from Starbucks and knows all the crazy and exotic-sounding ways of making a simple coffee a very complicated drink, that's great--more power to you! And if you're one of those coffee snobs that rants on about how Starbucks is an evil mind-controlling corporation bent on brainwashing impressionable young youth and stealing our women... sure... that's great. Keep it up... I guess. Or if you're one of those people that simply REFUSES to pay $6 for a simple drink that you probably could have whipped up yourself at home for a fraction of the cost, then I hope you have a big mug because you can't really carry your coffee maker around with you, now can you?

I like coffee. Coffee is great. Even bad coffee is good. I'll still drink it.

Also, wow! When you drink three pots of coffee at work, the time really flies!

--Koi