August 23rd, 2002

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Woke up this morning...

Was originally planning to take a "mental health day" from work today, but ended up deciding against it. I actually got my desk cleared off before leaving yesterday, but at some point last night realized that there were a couple things that needed to get taken care of that weren't necessarily "desk items." Still might leave early -- I've had a really rough week (the first couple of days anyway) and I really need time to decompress.

Aside from that, as I was coming into work this morning, the theme from The Sopranos popped into my head. While I'm not the violent type -- a bit of a pacifist pussy actually -- there was something to "Woke up this morning, got myself a gun" that put a smile on my face. See, deep down inside there are times that I wish I could be like Tony Soprano. Sure there are down sides to his life such as the anxiety attacks, the psychopathic mother, the uncle whose trying to kill him, and the need to cheat on his wife with plasticly-enhanced women, but I think I admire the fact that he doesn't take shit from anybody.

While I am not a pushover, there are times that I often let questionable things slide because I am more interested in keeping the peace. Unfortunately, doing so sometimes causes me additional stress, but I've always done so knowing that whatever damage I was experiencing was lesser than the damage done by flying off the handle.

However, a recent event has changed that to some degree. Without getting into details right now, my brother, Justin, went too far in a recent dispute and this time there's no papering it over. We've had a lot of problems over the past 8 years or so, and in the interest of peace I've put up with a lot of his shit without saying a word. When my brother committed his virtually unforgivable act earlier this week, it made me feel like Worf in Star Trek: TNG when he realized that accepting dis-commendation to save the Klingon Empire from civil war didn't actually save the empire, it only delayed the inevitable. Well, Justin has started the civil war and I will not let it stop until all issues are resolved.

In the meantime, "Woke up this morning, got myself a gun..."
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Cartoon Me

My "picture"

That cat you now see in my journal is Falstaff. He's been living with me for nearly 7 years, mostly good. Before I got him, I always wished to have a cat of my own -- I have since learned just how true it is to be careful about what you wish for.

I don't plan to put a photo of myself up anytime soon. For starters, the only scanned photo I have of myself is a year-old, and it was taken when I weighed about 70 pounds more than I weigh now. Secondly, I've already found the love of my life, so there's no need to advertise.
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Cartoon Me

Slow day at work

Boy, you can really tell that I've had a slow day today here at the PwC homestead. Although, quite honestly, I thought I would score much higher than this...

You are 27% geek
You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important role and one of which you should be proud. In fact, you can make a good deal of money as a translator.

Normal: Tell our geek we need him to work this weekend.

You [to Geek]: We need more than that, Scotty. You'll have to stay until you can squeeze more outta them engines!

Geek [to You]: I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain, but we need more dilithium crystals!

You [to Normal]: He wants to know if he gets overtime.

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