Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Vote for me.

While discussing the future and politics with some of my friends, I thought of what I would do if I were president.  
First off, I would campaign on a platform of truth, justice, and the right to tazer idiots at will. I feel that we have been to lenient with the idiocy running rampant in our society. If idiocy was more likely to be swiftly and painfully punished, less people would choose to engage in it. 
I would create a new position, The Secretary of Offense. He would make sure that nobody wanted to mess with the U.S. 
Violent videogames would now be considered training so we can drop individuals into combat zones and let them run wild. On a side note, most of them would be convicted of violent crimes. It's more like aggressive expulsion. 
In general, I would be a bad president. But you should still vote for me, because at least America would seem strong and crazy. It will be a time of great peace.

Out of touch

Okay, I've been gone a long time. I apologize to people who might have noticed. (all one of you.) Anyway. This is just a quick shout to let you know that the mind of me is back on the air.

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Mask of Disappointment

I hide disappointment. I think many people do. Somehow, hiding it makes it easier to bear. Recently I traveled somewhere for my cousin's wedding. Beautiful ceremony, great reception, good times were had. While I was out there, however, I had hoped to be able to meet up with a friend of mine. Circumstances conspired against me and I left without seeing her. I was rather disappointed because, as a friend, she is important to me. I am now wondering if I should have been more honest about my disappointment. I fear that by brushing it off, saying "no big deal" or "no problem", I have lied to her about our friendship. The truth is, I was upset about it. I wondered if she actually wanted to meet, if she had lied to me, if I was being played. These were merely the musings of a despondent mind. She has never lied to me before and I have no reason to believe she would. It was a simple matter of too much to do and not enough time. Nevertheless, I feel that by masking my disappointment from her I am, in some way, lying to her. I tell myself that I am trying to protect her feelings because I don't want her to think that I have been hurt. The problem is, if she had sent me a text saying no big deal, I would think that she didn't really care. I would think that our friendship meant more to me than it did to her. If the same holds true for her, then by masking my disappointment I am also masking how much I value her. By brushing it off, I lie to both of us. I was really looking forward to seeing her. I had been for months. I was very sad that I could not see her. I consider myself lucky that she is my friend, and I wish events had occurred differently. It was nobody's fault. I lied to her because I didn't want her to blame herself for my disappointment. I am an idiot. I made a choice for her based upon my assumption even though I am constantly reminded of how exceptional she is. I cannot assume anything for other people. I should have been honest. It would have shown how I value her friendship.

I tell you all this to make a point. Do not hide your disappointment. Your disappointment can show others how much you value them. I know what it is to want to be tough, to be seen as strong. But denying your feelings can hurt others. Be honest with yourself, and do not make choices for other people.

Monday, June 7, 2010


I hate drama. I have avoided some relationships because I felt there would be too much drama. Somehow, it hit me. The reason I don't like people in general, is because the majority of people seem to exist purely on drama. All these TV shows and comics and such, they are all about drama. Now, I don't mind drama too much if their is spies, superpowers, or paranormal phenomena. But making a show about normal people with insane amounts of drama? It drives me insane. I never really got into friends. It had its moments, but the comedy could not overpower the stench of drama for me. Heroes has so much drama, I watched the first season telling myself that eventually the superpowers would outweigh the drama. It didn't. Even the coolness of well-done and well thought out and original super powers couldn't save the show for me. It all comes down to one thing. I hate drama. I would capitalize hate, but even that would not sufficiently convey my level of loathing. And its not just TV. I hate drama in real life too. So many problems have simple solutions if everybody would just cut the drama. The problem is that people create drama, sometimes unintentionally. A guy cheats on you? Dump him. Move on. Yeah, it'll hurt for a bit but you'll be better off. Oh, but you love him? GTFO. I can't talk to you, I don't want to see you because you are creating drama. You don't love him, you love the drama. If you loved him, and he's a cheater, you wouldn't be whining about how he is cheating. And guys, jealousy? Yeah, your girlfriend is awesome. That's why she's your girlfriend. Other guys are gonna be attracted to her. She chose you. If she goes and chooses someone else then she probably wasn't in love with you in the first place. There is no need for drama in life. Drama is entertainment. That's why there is the theatre. Leave drama on the screen. Efficiency experts should have this as a motto. CUT the DRAMA! Sometimes people I care about get dramatic. Ok, it happens. I love 'em anyway, but I can't help think that they're being idiots. And terrorists are the biggest freaking drama queens on the planet! They attack and then hide in their holes because they want attention. Some of them may truly believe they have a higher calling, but the leaders just want the drama so they can seem more important than the average person. Drama does not make the world more interesting, it makes it annoying.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Love over and over

I was watching an old war movie for a class and two of the characters brought up an interesting point. The mother said "How many times did we have to fall in love all over again?" And it hit me. What if that's what love is. What if it's not just falling into it once and then maintaining it as you both grow and change? What if the truth is that you keep falling in love with each other over and over? Then you both end up growing into someone the other person can still fall in love with. Maybe the divorce rate is so high because people think it should be a one time thing instead of a lifelong pursuit. When a man tells a woman she looks beautiful in the morning, maybe it's not because he feels obligated, maybe it's because he fell in love with her again. When a woman does something equally weird and gender specific (I have no clue what girls do) maybe it's because she fell in love again. Every day you fall in love again and the love changes and grows with you. All things change in time. Maybe love grows just like a living being. What if the key to happiness is realizing that even love will grow? What if finding the person for you isn't about finding someone who loves you, but finding someone who loves you over and over? Maybe the truth is that love is easy, it's loving again that is hard. If I'm right (purely hypothetical reasoning on my part) then I can only hope that those of you out there who love each other realize that love is not something that you are always in, but instead it is something you fall into every day. May you wake up every morning next to the person you loved yesterday and fall in love with the person they are today.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday Afternoons

I get so bored on the weekends. The week is full of things to do. You can go shopping, there are good shows on, summer activities with your friends, and pretty much everything else. The weekend is a lonely time. There's nothing to do, everybody usually has plans, and I sit in my room and be bored out of my mind. The problem is that when I get bored, I tend to get a little antsy. I'm not a genius, but I'm pretty creative and smart. Those traits along with boredom can equal a problematic combination. Of course it can also be the source of much amusement. It is during boredom that I come up with things like downhill-bed-luge-skijump-fencing and the Flying Cheesecake Fortress of Doom. I would try to gain access to my schools chem lab so I could experiment,but they lock up all the fun stuff. Liquid nitrogen ground-surfing. YES! Another brilliant, yet potentially dangerous, idea from the boredom of me. I should patent these.Of course, then someone will try it, get injured, and sue me. Maybe patenting these is not a good idea. Of course, people say that about the Flying Cheesecake Fortress of Doom. But they'll see, they'll all see, MUAHAHAHAHAHA! whew. ah sundays. A deliciously bland smoothie of  boredom and crazy. Sunday is the mother of all emotional ups and downs.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My Lair

In order to fulfill my desire for world domination I realized that I need a suitable headquarters. A head quarters that is essentially me, while still refraining from the classic villain mistakes named in the Evil Overlord List. After some thought, I chanced upon the perfect combination of menace and hope. I will have a FLYING CHEESECAKE FORTRESS OF DOOM! It's a combination fortress and confectionery. That flies, and is capable OF DOOM! Those who submit to my benevolent rule will get cheesecake, cookies, cake, chocolate, etc. Those who resist will get the OF DOOM! It's your classic carrot/stick thing. It will have a castle with beautiful gardens and a balcony so I can laugh maniacally when applying OF DOOM! It will also have a top-notch hospital for my henchpeople (It's the21stcentury after all) and their families (why can't world domination be a family business). I will have a school so that my support staff can make sure their children receive a quality education. Realizing that I may be attacked by those reluctant to give up power, their will be emergency escape chutes located every 50 ft. It'll be a family friendly and family fun flying fortress of menace. Also, their will be lots of  gyms and required fitness times (the fat henchmen always die first). It will also possess an obscene amount of explosive, laser, and mass based weaponry. When someone thinks about attacking, I want to be able to point everything I have at them and have them go "Eep". All my fighter squadrons will be drones. 1 fighter per pilot, but the pilots will remain safely inside the walls of my Fortress. That way, I don't waste pilots and I don't have to tell families that daddy is gone (or mommy, 21st century). My goal here is to make the surrender of the world an appealing choice. On the one hand, there is cheesecake. On the other is OF DOOM! However, certain people *cough*McKenna*cough* will be heavily watched regardless and will not be allowed to be anywhere near me without heavy security. Some people are just crazy dangerous.