21:28 Saturday, January 08, 2011 – Apropos to Nothing
You know how the television program Seinfeld was “about” nothing? Well that is sort of what I think this blog is about. I really have no idea what I am doing with this. There was the sudden need to create, and not so much a need to share, but . . . I’m not really sure what the purpose of this blog is supposed to be. I only started the WordPress account, just so I could post a single comment on Rohan Shravan’s blog – that was a few weeks ago . . . and I still think my comment there is waiting for moderation. Maybe it’s a blog about everything. I just know as part of a New Year’s resolution, that came a week late, I’m going to commit to keeping up this blog with three real posts (no fluff) each and every week for at least one year, and see where it goes from there. Never really considered what to actually write about, so maybe I can get away with writing about nothing at all. Stay tuned and see how that turns out . . .
02:09 Sunday, January 09, 2011 – Here I Go Again . . .
It’s a weird thing. Back in the day before web blogging became a thing, I used to blog all the time. But once everyone else started doing it, I kinda lost interest in it. From time to time I try and start a new blog, but the bug just never seems to bite me any longer. So it is with some trepidation, that I am going to see just how long this newest foray into the blogosphere will last.
08:47 Thursday, January 13, 2011 – I’m So Incredibly High Right Now
For the last couple of weeks, been battling the flu and pneumonia (not that anyone would know as I haven’t allowed it to negatively impact my schedule). Woke up at 4am today feeling like warmed over, hammered shit, and finally could not take dealing with the symptoms any longer. So along with my other meds, I took one of the Percocets I had left over from the dentist visit a few months back. Even back during the wisdom teeth (plural) extractions, I only took half of one of these at a time. But this morning, I felt shitty enough to take a whole one – and did. Followed by the longest, hottest shower I’ve taken in ages. Not exactly the cure for the flu, but man does it make you feel human again . . . well actually, more than human, because I’m definitely beaming up with Scotty right now. Okay, wrong user metaphor, but you know what I’m talking about. Currently doing a choreographed dance routine to Huey Lewis and the News’ “If this is It”, so the Percocet must be doing something right.
05:13 Friday, January 14, 2011 – Saltwater
We light the deepest ocean
Send photographs of Mars
We’re so enchanted by
How clever we are
Why should one baby
Feel so hungry she cries
Saltwater wells in my eyes
09:13 Friday, September 30, 2011 – This Is Not Winning
Alrighty then. Started this blog, made a few posts, made a commitment to actually blog on it . . . and then promptly abandoned it for almost ten months. I don’t know whether that is a statement about me, or about commitment, or about how my life is completely derailed currently, or even about my feelings about blogging in general (my feelings about blogging is generally not favorable), but I am sure there is something to be gleaned from my actions.
What the fuck am I doing?
21:07 Wednesday, October 05, 2011 – Steve Jobs In Memoriam
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
12:10 Wednesday, October 12, 2011 – Perspective
Should you find yourself the victim of other people’s bitterness, ignorance, smallness, or insecurities, remember this: things could be much worse. You could be one of them!
12:00 Friday, October 14, 2011 – It’s the End of the World as We Know It . . .
Hast du etwas Zeit für mich, dann singe ich ein Lied für dich von neunundneunzig Luftballons auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont. Denkst Du vielleicht g\’rad an mich, dann singe ich ein Lied für dich von neunundneunzig Luftballons. Und das sowas von sowas kommt.
16:15 Friday, October 14, 2011 – Backlogged!
Ach du liebe! I actually have a growing backlog of over half a dozen posts, in varying degrees of completion. It’s weird. I’ll find this really interesting something to comment about, I’ll actually start the initial write up, only to realize(?) that it is not worth the effort writing about . . . or that in order to make a decent post about, I’ll have to create too much filler, or something like that.
I think my problem is, I have some really big subjects that
I want to coveram covering actually; stuff that requires a bitlot more research than your average post, and when I start working on the lesser posts, well, they just seem so inadequate next to the larger material. Does that make any sense.
Maybe it’s a risk/reward sort of thing – well not really risk, but . . . Each posts requires a certain level of work to go into each. Perhaps I’m just not, or maybe I’m too lazy to invest in the smaller posts. Which is kind of odd, as the larger ones require so much more work to accomplish. But maybe it’s because when those are finished, they do feel like an accomplishment worth having stuck it out for, having put the extra effort into them.
I don’t know, maybe I’ll just stop being lazy and crush those smaller posts out there anyway.
*SIGH* I could really use a bottle of red right now.
18:14 Monday, October 17, 2011 – This Time, It’s Personal
Got drafted by some former colleagues several months back to start a pro site (or three or four, if all goes to plan), set to launch in 2012 . . . this on top of my (for now) day job. We are doing some really exciting stuff (some of it has never been done before), which I cannot talk too much about. But it has begun to give me some perspective about this place. This place is really turning into a more personal blog space. Something to get things off my mind when they pop up, or just merely to share something cool maybe. Still not 100% what this place is supposed to be about, but maybe everything is a good place to start. I know a musician, a singer/songwriter/bass player/busker by trade. His name is Tom; 24-Hour Tom, they call him. And Tom can compose a song on the spot about exactly everything that is going on right in front of him in the moment – in realtime, as they say. It’s pretty awesome to watch when he does. This place I am beginning to think, is going to become something similar – just whatever happens right in front of me at the time.
18:39 Friday, October 21, 2011 – True Grit
“I’m thankful to all those who said, ‘No.’ Because of them, I did it myself.” – Albert Einstein
12:41 Saturday, October 22, 2011 – Silence is Golden
People think that I am quiet because I’m shy. But really I’ve been silently judging them from afar, and determining that they’re all fucking retards.
19:22 Saturday, October 25, 2011 – A Good Start
When we reach out to others who are different from us with genuine kindness, we make friends out of strangers, and our world becomes a more peaceful place to live.
09:34 Saturday, October 25, 2011 – Deeper Perspective
People are made to be loved, and things are made to be used. The confusion in this world, is that people are used and things are loved.
12:40 Monday, December 05, 2011 – A Word of Warning to All
3.2 million years of evolution doesn’t go away, simply because we have had 10 thousand years of civilization.
15:02 Friday, January 13, 2012 – A Word of Warning to All
The Great Depression 2.0 was not narrowly averted in 2008. It was merely put on hold.
14:26 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 – Words From the Dragon
‘To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.’ – Bruce Lee
11:38 Thursday, June 14, 2012 – Running on Empty
‘I look around for the friends that I used to turn to, to pull me through. Looking into their eyes I see them running too…’ – Jackson Browne
16:27 Thursday, July 17, 2012 – The LIMBO Axiom
‘you’re never going to create anything interesting by listening to what people think’ – Arnt Jensen
20:16 Saturday, August 11, 2012 – Yoruban Proverb
‘Ori la ba bo, a ba f’orisa sile’ It is the inner self we ought to venerate, and let divinity be.