Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Cyanide and Happiness

Thought this was kinda funny

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Kite Runner 2

Ok. So I finished the Kite Runner the other day. At first, I was thrilled with it. I found it to be exhilarating and was, at first, pleased with the outcome. However, after a few days pondering the happenings I have become upset. When Amir and Soraya take Sohrab in to their family, Sohrab acts like a little bitch. Let's be real; yeah, Amir made a promise that he couldn't keep (though it was done with good intention). But he also saved the Sohrab's life twice. Once when he fought Assef (though Sohrab reciprocated the favor, I am well aware) and also when Sohrab slit his wrists.

So, Sohrab, who knows full well that he has no immediate family and that his only true hope for survival rests in his accepting Amir's offer, doesn't have the decency to converse with his aunt and uncle. All because Amir made a promise that he eventually made come true! Ungrateful little bitch.

Sometimes pride really pisses me off. Let me rephrase, pride without understanding pisses me off.

A YEAR! without talking to the only family he has. Asshole.

A Refreshing Idea

SO, I believe I have always had a fairly entrepreneurial mindset. I have held a number of jobs working for small businesses up through the corporate managership. It comes as no surprise that I don't want to work for anybody anymore. Granted, I do realize that in some context we are always working for somebody (if you own your own business then you are always working to serve and make happy your customers), yada, yada, yada.

But let's veer from the business ownership aspect and focus on the entrepreneurial side. There is a sense of innovation in all of us. An idea that nobody has come up with yet that would just make the world of difference to everybody who tried it, or to yourself in the least. My idea, however, would benefit all mankind. From the jungles of Brazil to the great African plains and back and around again, this invention would surely make you...juicy.

Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce to you (drumroll, please) the BANANGO!!!! That's right. I want to successfully crossbreed a banana (my all-time favorite fruit) with a mango (simply delicious). The result, a Banango, or Mangana. Whichever you prefer to call it. Anyway, doesn't this sound divine?

Monday, October 29, 2007

DUIs Suck

So I have two more driving classes left before I can drive freely once again. I wish people would just learn from me. I knew people who got a DUI, I knew people who died from being hit by drunk drivers. It really pisses me off that I didn't listen. I don't know why I didn't, but that's how it happened. I just didn't give a care. Here I am, 11 months and $8200 later waiting for Wednesday to come around so I can drive again. I hope I reach at least one person with this message. If you think I am full of it I will personally show you my bills, not to mention the fact that I broke a rib and have to face the humiliation in my family's eyes day after day. Anyhoo, don't drink and drive! a $30 cab ride is much cheaper than never-ending legal fees. Believe me.

World Series

So, the expected has become a reality. I was neither a Rockies nor Red Sox fan, but I enjoy watching for the sake of the game. So with that, kudos to the Red Sox.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?

What a stupid question. You know what I want to be? A dinosaur. Not realistic enough? Um, how about I want to own the Boston Celtics. I mean, who really cares what I want to be? We all want things we don't have. But sometimes what you want takes a backseat while you do what you need in order to get by. That's one of the hardest parts of life - going through day after day, doing things you don't want to do with the hope that someday you can do those things you do want to do. Many times complacency gets the best of us and we find a certain comfort zone in a position we find extremely uncomfortable to begin with. Sometimes that seems like the easier path, and sometimes we choose it. And that truly is a shame.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Kite Runner

OK, so I just finished The Kite To be honest I hadn't even heard of the book until about a month ago. I don't typically expect much from books, but I was totally engrossed in it until the end. At one point near the middle of the book I found myself integrating myself into the story. It happened so naturally and unexpectedly that I realized how powerful his writing was. I hope one day to have that power.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Relational Conundrums

    We are, by nature, a social people. It is inscribed deep in our genetic code that we must seek acquaintanceship of another, as interpersonal interactions are necessary for our sanity. This is easily verified in those situations when we are given the almighty "silent treatment". When somebody does not respond to a question, statement or otherwise, we feel a sense of inadequacy. We ramble on nonchalantly hoping to be given some form of verbal acknowledgment. But as we wait with bated breath, nothing. We ramble on more, spewing useless information in a pathetic attempt to justify whatever action may have brought about this unforgiving silence. But, nothing. From an argumentative standpoint, this is the simplest and most effective method for resolving, or at least addressing, an issue. In this silence we are forced to question our actions, and more so our reasons for those actions. We are forced to examine ourselves.

    But what about too much interaction? Is there such a thing? Can we possibly be so enamored by somebody that we spend every spare moment thinking of them? If we do, is it absolutely necessary to incessantly make yourself part of their daily routine by text messaging and calling whenever spare time allows? I think not. It is a hard balance to find, though. The harmony that holds our entire universe together is seemingly always out of tune. As we grow tired of continued failures and shortcomings, we seem to focus primarily on that perfect chord that will let our lives continue in theoretical correctness. And it is hard for us to grasp the concept that there will never be a perfect harmony. We are born with flaws into a flawed world. It is even harder for us to understand that the chaos and inconsistencies we despise more with each day we live are really the only truths to our lives. You can always expect something to go wrong, so try to not be so surprised when it does.