Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Monday, January 30, 2006

So I'm making the rounds on the Internet this morning...

I don't even know if I have words for all this. Forget it.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

One of the things that for the most part goes unmentioned about the holiday season is how for about a 2 week span, you start running into people you haven't seen in ages.

I have mixed feelings about this phenomenon.

It's pretty noticable living in the town where I grew up. Being on the edge of what his considered the San Francisco Bay Area, Vallejo is close enough to Oakland/San Francisco to be a highly desired residential area, yet far enough to cost merely an arm to live here(as opposed to the arm, leg, and first born son people are paying to live closer), so there is a lot of population retention. The kids move on with their lives but there their parents stick around. Holiday season is pretty much the season when all the youngin' come back to the nest.

It's cool running into people sometimes, because the surprise and happiness is genuine. You're really happy to see them and they're really happy to see you. It feels good. You give them a hug or you firmly shake their hand. You look them directly in their eyes so you can sense your genuine happiness and you and see theirs. You stand there for a while catching up, and when you finally walk away, a faint sense of nostalgia overcomes you. It's awesome.

But then there are other times when you run into people you really didn't mind not seeing for the last few years. Your face is like "Oh wow! I haven't seen you in ages! What's goin' on with you?" Your mind is like, "Fuck this guy. He hasn't made an effort to say shit to me for the last 7 years and now he's blowing sunshine up my asshole because it makes him feel benevolent during the holidays. Fuck this guy."

I've had a couple of those, too. It's weird, though how quickly we hop back into our normal lives after the holidays. But it is, afterall, time to catch up on the debt we were set back with buying all those presents for other people, plus the present you treated yourself to for being so generous. Tax time is coming soon, and I bet some people have already alotted the money they might get at tax time.

I know I have.

Oh, and just a word of advice. If you're on Limewire (Or any Gnutella P2P for that matter)and get the urge to download the Colin Farrel Sex Tape, don't. It's not the Colin Farrel Sex Tape.

It's, umm, something else.