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Da Bruver

The order of life is really screwed up, if you ask me. You finish high school and are forced to figure out what the heck you’re gonna do with the rest of your life. At eighteen most people aren’t prepared to make that kind of monumental decision… You don’t know yourself yet!

My one and only sibling, a younger brother, just got out of the Navy last fall. He joined up the night of his Senior prom and apart from a nine month stint on our sofa has worked for the military ever since. It was a decent place to hibernate for a while.

Heck, I’m a few years older but I still haven’t figured out what I really want to do with my life. I’ve only come close to figuring it out in the last six months. All the things that I’ve accomplished in my life, so far, were for the sake of survival. I don’t know what it means to live.

I’m amazed by people who grew up so well-adjusted that they knew what they wanted early on, went for it, and then spent the rest of their lives happily enjoying their chosen profession… But then again, I don’t know any of those people. Do you, or is it all a myth?

Poor kid, he’s done with the Navy but still has so many personal issues to sort through – How can he make an effective decision about what to do when he hasn’t even dug up who he is? Impossible. He looks to me for direction, but I know better than to steer him in any direction other than introspection.

It’s a sad system we’ve got going… By the time you figure out who you really are and what you’re here for you’ve already created an alternate self for the sake of getting by. There should be a better way.

12 comments January 19th, 2005

Quiz Time

It’s been a while since I put up any quizzes and since I’m down for the count with a nasty flu, today provides as good an excuse as any…

The Rogers Indicator of Multiple Intelligences

You have highly developed auditory skills, enjoy reading and writing and telling stories, and are good at getting your point across. You learn best by saying and hearing words. People like you include poets, authors, speakers, attorneys, politicians, lecturers and teachers.















6 comments January 18th, 2005

Break Free

Take a truly stupid product: Coke with half a billion carbs instead of the usual billion, then spin a brilliant marketing campaign around a hot rock ‘n’ roll song and a therapeutic scene that any office worker can identify with – And what you end up with is something that really pissed me off.

Okay, so I’m a closet Queen fan… And when I heard the opening of “I Want to Break Free” in the theatre as the C2 commercial began, not only did I recognize it immediately, but I couldn’t help softly singing along in what was to be a rudely interrupted moment of bliss.

Everything was just fine until the line “….God knows…” at which point Coca-Cola put on their politically correct hats and dropped the lyric in an inappropriate bullshit fashion that nearly made me growl out loud at their pathetic pussification.

Let me get this straight: Coke finds it best to drop a meaningless reference to God – while thinking nothing of perverting the creative genius of a gay man we lost to the effects of the AIDS virus.

Bleh… I should have resolved to give up soda at New Year’s.

10 comments January 17th, 2005

Weekend Update

This was one geektastic Sci-Fi and Fantasy weekend!

On Saturday night, I saw my girlie from Alias kick yet more boo-tay as Elektra – Definitely worth the price of a movie ticket, in case you were wondering. Then spent all day Sunday watching Battlestar Galactica – Which I also happen to highly recommend.

This new trend of replaying television shows to death really works for me… Gives me a fighting chance to keep up with good shows. I had missed out on the original 4-hour BG miniseries that came out a year ago, so it was fantastic to catch up before watching the first two episodes of the new series.

Speaking of fantastic – I also got to see the preview for the new “Fantastic Four” movie coming out… Looks good. Something to look forward to. However, Keanu Reeves as “Constantine” doesn’t seem quite as promising. Maybe it’s just me, but after that third Matrix I kinda burned out on the guy.

You know what would rock? A second Punisher movie. Did you see the first one yet? Talk about underrated, I could kick myself for not seeing it while it was in theatres. Thomas Jane did a wonderful job in the lead role, and the whole tone of the movie was just perfect.

But I digress… Elektra and Battlestar Galactica = GOOD.

15 comments January 16th, 2005

Geek Tunes

Finally got around to uploading a newer version of iTunes and figured I’d put together an official Nerd Girl Playlist since I’m home today waiting for one of those appointments with a 5-hour window… But it seems I’ve gone brain dead and can’t think of any more decent songs.
I could use your help finding some good stuff to fit in with the theme.

Here’s what I’ve got so far:

Anything from Devo
and Weird Al Yankovic
Rockit – Herbie Hancock
Opportunities – Pet Shop Boys
Computer Love – Roger & Zapp
Star Wars Overture – John Williams
Blinded Me w/Science – Thomas Dolby

Go ahead, make me kick myself by reminding
me of some good ones that I forgot!

11 comments January 14th, 2005

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