Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Get off my internetz

There is more than one thing I regret to have ample experience in. Discussions over the internet seem to be a recurring nightmare in my various escapades through the interweb. I always seem to get wrapped up in some pointless argument, which I did not understand until now. If anything, I liken online discussions to car crashes. You can't help but rubberneck. It's chaotic, disorganized and ridiculous. I think it's safe to say that the internet brings out the worst in people. Discussions almost always turn into slug fests and all out bashing. I've been witness to the "very best" turning feral in an instant. It's insane. I think part of this stems from the fact that you aren't having a discussion face to face. If it were that way, you'd definitely have inhibitions about saying whatever it is that you please. Seriously, Saints turn into douches when you add internet to the equation.

I wish someone would make me moderator of the web. I would throw down the ban-hammer so hard and so often that industries would cease to exist and trolls, lurkers, and spammers alike would quake at my passing. In any case, I'm tired of getting into that kind of CRAP. I mean seriously, some of the stuff being said is scuffle worthy! Long story short, there exists a code of conduct in proper discussion that apparently did not translate into the interweb. It's a real shame. I mean if you want to talk smack of that caliber, at least man up and say it in person...and possibly prepare for a smack down/ your inevitable demise. People turn into bullies man! Seriously! I'm convinced that you cannot state a compelling argument via the internet. Further more, intelligent discussion is not possible. Somebody getting digitally butt-hurt is inevitable.

Then there is always bickering whether someone was intentionally being a jerk or hurtful or what not because the text can't seem to express the subtle facial expressions/tone of voice. I HAVE NO EMOTICON TO EXPRESS WHAT I'M FEELING RIGHT NOW! (well, it was something along those lines at least) Seriously, I wish we would leave the in depth, pissy-fit-worthy discussions for in person. In any case, Get off my internetz. Now! Your local internet provider are belong to us!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Follow up on Changes

So here's an update on things:

Got my truck back. Runs pretty well, the acceleration is still a little dodgy and making turns is something to be desired, but I think I just need to break in the new transmission. Put it through it's paces yesterday night driving to Vanguard via streets from CSUF. It actually wasn't a bad drive at all. I didn't realize that Angel stadium and the block of orange are like 10-20 minutes down State college. It was pretty cool.
The volleyball game was pretty intense. Am I right to assume Vanguard and Loma are big rivals? It was crazy in any case. It also happened to be the 2nd time I've had the urge to assault a game official. Going for 3 on the 25th? I also got to see some friends I don't see on a regular basis. It was good times.

I think the stress has subsided now, which is so great. I've been working on what was listed on the last post. Not easy, but it's been pretty good so far. Anyway, Is any one else psyched that halloween is on a friday this year? Meh, I'll probably end up editing this anyway. I'm tired, so here it is for you all.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


So this week has been pretty eventful. It's involved a lot of thinking, doing, and just crap happening. Let's start with something that should touch any one regardless.


My poor truck began to suffer from some transmission trouble Tuesday afternoon. I can't shift gears properly and can only accelerate at a snail's pace. $1400 to get the transmission dismantled and put back together (Including labor). So far I've been getting around with the family vehicles. I so feel like a tank operator driving the yukon around, but we'll see how long those cars are available to me. So there goes some of my freedom. I miss you truck!

I also have been evaluating some of my investments lately; intrinsically and relationally and whatever else I invest in even! There are just some things I can't afford to spend money on because it's practically useless/expendable. Not really the hardest decision to make for me. I've also 86'd some video games/console. It was a hard decision to make, but I think I'm going to get rid of my Wii system. I just never really got excited about the system and the games. I'm sorry to say, but the new Zelda game didn't even get me into it. So there goes that.

So there are a number of relationships I need to re-evaluate my investments in. God comes to mind as the top of my list. I think having a relationship with God gets lost in the day to day business of going to school and coming home and doing work and so forth. Sometimes it seems hard to sit down and "chit chat".

I must confess that I've never been good at sustaining relationships. It's really tough for me actually. I think a lot of it is having someone who is concerned about you on the other side of the table. That's the great reason for working to keep a relationship going, and after understanding that about God it makes the whole thing worth while. I've got a book to basically tell me that God is concerned about me and wants to be involved in my life. It should practically be a no-brainer to put some time into developing that. Things like to get in the way, but it's something I've been working on.

I think I've been neglecting a couple of other relationships too. Sometimes I get too busy or too lazy to sit down and chat with some people or even pull up the aim window. Half the time I have no idea what's going on with everyone else. Good information to know for sure. Something I want to make a habit out of. Changes for the better for sure.