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The place where thoughts get thought out. Or something like that.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Updatage

It's been a bit of a chunk of a while since I've taken the time to update this thing.

Stuff's happened in the interim.

I should probably go over it. I should probably do some detailed thing that recaps the events that have happened between then and now.

I probably won't.

It's a lot of writing, and I don't think I'm up to it.

Well, maybe a little. I've been to Texas and a few other places in that time. I had nearly a month of hell in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

But, onwards into the future!

I'll be heading back to Houston, Texas, this coming week. In a way, I'm looking forward to it.

At least I won't have to go to the office.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

I Am A Leaf On The Wind...

Watch how I soar.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Probing My Mind For The Useful Parts

At the moment, I feel like I don't really have anything to say.

Well, anything that's useful, anyways.

Things are progressing as normal. Work is happening. Life is going on.

I was originally going to post about how it feels like my life has no direction at the moment, how it seemed that outside influences were making the decisions of my life, and the events of my life, uncontrollable.
I was going to talk about ennui, and boredom, and being in something of a rut.

I was going to, but then I gave it some thought.

I realized that things just seemed that way because I'd let them get that way. I'd been taking no real active control in the things around me, and been allowing them to settle naturally where they wanted to be.

I didn't actively participate in my life. And it's been that way for a couple of months, now.

Realizing this, made everything in my life feel much better. I've taken active steps to change what I feel need changing, and put my life back in order.

This made me wonder... why is it my friend lets her life do this? I mean, I can see it in her attitude towards things, as well as the way she lives her life.

Ah, well. I can't make people's choices for them.

Nor would I want to.

Friday, July 22, 2005

What to Say Today?

I've been thinking about and discussing with some people the nature of Free Will in the human condition. How do choices that we make matter in the grand scheme of things?

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

C.S. Lewis Once Said:

"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man, I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."

That's my message for all of you out there that feel like you NEED to be adults.

Monday, July 18, 2005

San Diego Comic Con International

So, I'm at work now, but I had the best weekend.

I went to the San Diego Comic Con.

It's not the fact that I went this last weekend that makes it so good; it's just the amount of fun that I had there this year.
The costumes that people were wearing were amazing, well designed and well worn. The con exclusive toys and such were great: I picked up quite a few of those. I didn't get as many sketches done this year as I would have liked, but the ones that I did get were fairly memorable (as were the conversations that I had while getting them).

Coolest of all was going to the masquerade. This year my friends and I actually got to see the masquerade from the sixth row of the hall sitting with Stan Sakai!

It was the best!

I'll get some pictures up as soon as I can.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Flatland

So.. I'm in Minneapolis. (Or is it St. Paul, I'm not exactly sure where the line is)

It's a very nice place. Not to humid. People seem nice enough. Things are (relatively) quiet and easygoing.

But I'm struck by how everything seems so... flat.

It's really nice, though.

I've been working here for a couple of days, and I have to say: I really do enjoy it. I could see myself maybe retiring here someday. I know that I probably don't see the bad things about the city here, when I'm staying in a nice hotel and working at a nice place, but the skewed view of the city that I'm enjoying makes it seem like a great place to me.

Went to an Irish pub today. Just for lunch; didn't have the time or incllination to get anything alcoholic. I know that you're expecting the part where I describe it as loud an raucus.

Couldn't be farther from the truth. (of course, this might just be because it's during the day)

I've just come back from checking out War of the Worlds again at a local mall theater. It wasn't the movie that really stunned me, when I finally sat down and thought about it. It was the mall itself. It had such an... 80's feel, I suppose I have to call it. It made me feel like malls did when I was young. Maybe it was the appearance, or the mystery of not knowing any of the stores, but it did make me feel like I was in a strange new place.

Hell the theater did that too.

A quick aside: living in Los Angeles, most of the theaters that I visit are of the Stadium Seating Variety (you know, the kind where the person in front of you has to be 10 feet tall to block your view). I've really gotten used to it, and truth to tell, I've not been in a theater outside of the Greater Los Angeles Area in close to 7 years.

So, going to the theater here was kind of different. Shocking, almost.

The theater itself was a blast from the past. The popcorn was kept in the glass cases in the front of the counter, while the snacks and such weren't really displayed (counter to the usual, popcorn machine in the back, with candy with LOUD and OUTRAGEOUS advertising in the cases). The theater itself had the traditional theater seating (wherein a man with an overly tall haircut could block the screen for you). To top it all off, there were only 8 people in the theater itself (counting me, of course). It was a nostalgic throwback to my youth.

Makes you realize how old you're getting. But you know what?

I loved it.