Sunday, April 11, 2010

Casual Hiatus

You know what's really casual? Taking a break from life in the digisphere for a while, Soakin up some sweet sweet rays and a few drippy droppy rain drops.

Main Entry:hiatus
Part of Speech:noun
Definition:pause, interruption
Synonyms:aperture, blank, breach, break, chasm, discontinuity, gap, interim, interval, lacuna,lapse, opening, rift, space
Antonyms:continuation, continuity

Soon we shall be indulging in the for-stated antonym and returning to the casual duty of blessing leisurely knowledge into the mixing pot known as the interweb. For now, the weather is warming here in California so get yourself one of these:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

3 day weekends

For as long as we have been casually living, everyone has enjoyed the benefits of a three day weekend. You get that extra day of relaxing after a hard weeks work. How you spend this extra day is up to the casual individual. You can choose your own adventure will it be a extra friday of half work half play? A saturday as full on play , or sunday a more modest relaxation day.

No matter how you choose to spend your adventure it is a treat.

Over the course of the year (in the US) you get at the very least 10 opportunities to make a 3 day weekend happen. Depending on how casual your office is you might get more chances i.e flag day, columbus day,st patty's day ect...

Friday, January 1 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 18 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 15* Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day
Monday, July 5** Independence Day
Monday, September 6 Labor Day
Monday, October 11 Columbus Day
Thursday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 25 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 24*** Christmas Day

Dont make the mistake of showing up to work on these days.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Casual Creature: Casual Coconut Carrying Octopus

When a Casual being envisions the meaning of the word Casual, an octopus is hardly what comes to mind. It is quite popular to assume that an Octopus doesn't have the ability to live a life of leisure, but this assumption is debatable. The Casual Octopus has 8 useful limbs, allowing it to accomplish tasks that the regular Casualteer would deem impossible...
For instance...

The Casual Octopus can sip up to 8 mojitos simultaneously.
The Casual Octopus can dip 8 cookies in milk at once.

The Casual Octopus can play casually complex vintage synthesizers with a great deal of ease.
The Casual Octopus can hold 8 balloons at once, allowing it to casually glide.

The Casual Octopus can dip 8 Casual chips into Casual guacamole.
And most importantly...
The Casual Octopus can carry a Casual Coconut...
All Hail the Casual Coconut Carrying Octopus!

Stay Casual...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Casual Cool: Planning

There was once a time when it was widely believed there was nothing less casual than planning in your life. Going with the flow and couch surfing through your weekend hoping to catch the epic wave of good times seemed to be the right thing to do. But as a great casual man once said, "Times, they are a changing".

It has recently come to my attention that planning in many aspects of life greatly increases your casual libido. Especially when those plans involve oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, boats, floats, ice cream cones, turtle rides, sack lunches, intermediate snacking, and good friends. Live and love and plan on it. There's not much else to it.

Planning expedites your obligatory work load, leading to enjoyable productive days, and making for more efficient use of leisure time (guilt free i might add). Planning efficient use of your time now simultaneously enhances the chance of casual times later. It's pretty much a guarantee of goodness. Plans make things happen. Good things.

All plans are subject to change including late departures and arrivals as well as full fledged cancellations. Change of plans are always acceptable and no party should be held accountable for such. Accountability is not casual in this case nor are the grudges that persist following a hold of accountability towards any singular party or parties. To plan on not planning nullifies the planning process and all plans are therefor void. Do, however, plan on making other plans if it be that the original plan, by nature of its sloppy planning, fails to materialize into a real plan. Do not intentionally make plans that are not meant to be fulfilled, for these plans are not really plans and do not fall withing the qualifications of successful planning. What was once a plan, is not always a plan and may never be a plan until planned again. All plans are eligible for re-planning. Plans are not to be confused with planes, though plans on planes and any plans including flight are good plans but should be made well in advance. Plans exists in plants, who follow natures plan, which happens to be the best plan of all. I plan you plan, we all plan for plans. After all, we do live on a planet, but we are not sure it was planned that way.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Casual Snacking: Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ah yes the Original Ice Cream Sandwich , A casual must!

Today I'm writing on the original, not the cookie based ice cream sandwich.

In the United States, an ice cream sandwich is a slice of ice cream, commonly vanilla although other flavors are often used, sandwiched between two rectangular wafers, usually chocolate.

Now these call back to everyones childhood where you would hear that magical ring of the ice cream truck roaring down the street, your ears perk up from playing NBA Jam and you run to your mother get a dollar and tear out the front door in hopes that this magical truck that only serves sweets has not left your street yet.

Some people like the frozen pops and those have there place in the world but I was a classy young lad and as far as i'm concerned the ice cream sandwich is the most classy of items you can buy from the truck. You can go original vanilla or if you are feeling a bit picky you can go neapolitan and get 3 awesome flavors combined into one tasty treat.

Now as you unwrap the wrapper some people might complain that the sandwich is messy cause the chocolate wafer tends to stick to ones fingers but do not be mistaken by rookies telling you this is a bad thing, its actually a blessing in disguise as when the wafer sticks to your fingers its actually making your fingers into tiny lil brownies as a bonus its like the dessert after the dessert.

One might ponder what type of Ice Cream sandwich the Snowbear eats?
Well the answer is the type that has a Snowbear on box!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Casual Seating: Hammocks

Hammocks are one of the most casual ways to enjoy yourself while laying down.

Hammocks were developed by native inhabitants of tropical regions for sleeping. Later, they were used aboard ships by sailors to enable comfort and maximize available space, and by explorers or soldiers traveling in jungle regions. Today they are popular around the world for relaxation; they are also used as a lightweight bed on camping trips. The hammock is often seen as symbol of summer, leisure, relaxation and simple, easy living.

Hammocks are very casual as you can place them between two points where ever you are they are available in all sizes and weights so you can take a travel hammock with you in your adventures in wooded , tropical or urban areas. But you must be somewhat ok with balance you dont want to pull a rookie move and fall off of your hammock mid siesta.

Everyone likes hammocks so much that we are striving as a human race to find new ways to make everything a bit more casual and relaxed.

I personally rest my casual fruits i.e: The Banana the most casual fruit of them all in hammocks as I see this is the only way to display them in my kitchen.

Now a casual person is not greedy, they are mindful of there companions and should also provide a hammock for the casual creature as these lovely animals love hanging around as much as we do.

From the Casual Cat

To the Sleepy Bear

To the leisurely Chimp

We all enjoy hanging out and having a nice nap in our hammocks buy one place it in the shade have a beverage with a bendy straw and take in the view.

Stay casual my friends

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Casual Science: Bubbles

Yes that's right I said it..

Bubbles: A thin, usually spherical or hemispherical film of liquid filled with air or gas.
Bubbles come in many forms for alot of different uses and enjoyment.

Bubble Liquid
The First bubble you come across usually is coming from the use of this magical solution.

This stuff was created purely for the enjoyment of blowing bubbles, There are so many people trying to blow bubbles to see them float in the wind that companies are manufacturing this stuff around the world for peoples amusement. I don't think there is one casual soul who has not blown a few bubbles in there day.

Soap Bubbles:
We love bubbles so much we wash not only our dishes and maybe blow a bubble or two in the kitchen..

That we totally love to bathe and just chill in the tub with bubbles while we relax after a hard days work.

Spa bubbles:

Now not all bubbles have to be soapy some can just be made with air & water in the last 50 years or so we have created devices known as hot tubs/jacuzzi/whirlpools not for washing but purely for sitting and enjoying bubbles in water. Want to have a nice evening? Invite some friends and have some beers and chill in the bubbles.

Carbonation Bubbles:

We love bubbles so much we created drinks that simply just bubble for long periods of time. Some are just sodas or juices but for special occasions people always want to "pop the bubbly" and enjoy such delights as a glass of champagne.

Travel Bubbles:

Yes you can even technically travel in a bubble though I would not suggest this as a priority as it makes you dizzy try some other casual travel tips such as the Escalator or Hot Air Balloon.

Bubble Boy:

Yes some people have even been depicted in movies from living in bubbles , Bubbles are a safe place to be and live if you really wish to.