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Memoirs of a Lunatic

The title almost says it all. I'm a little insane, like all folks, and I'm just putting down what I think about. Maybe some of it is funny, maybe some of it isn't. Just come read and find out for yourself.

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Diet Time

For those of you who know me, it won't come as a surprise that I have begun restricting my caloric intake in order to drop a few LBs. To those who don't, believe me, I need to. For what its worth, I am down 5 solid LBs since Monday (6 days). So, root for me.

Funny story. My co-worker, Chad, who eats correctly and excercises and all of that stuff, has decided to help motivate me along. We were at the mall for lunch from work and I decided to have some cheese pizza (Domino's has 188 calories a slice, so cheese pizza isn't too bad). I was considering having 2 pieces, but Chad had a different idea. He told me, "You'll have one and you'll like it, you fat fu*k!" Needless to say, I only had one piece and I probably owe at least one of those LBs this week to Chad's diligence.

Thanks man.


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Sunday, June 20, 2004

Father's Day

Why do you think that it is that Father's Day isn't a big deal? Mother's Day is HUGE! Father's Day is sort of "ho-hum". It is an excuse for Sears to sell some tractors and Best Buy to sell some gadgets. Father's Day doesn't get the build up or the reverence of Mother's Day.

Don't get me wrong. Let me be honest... I AM a father, so I have a vested interest, but I don't mind the indifference to the holiday all that much. I just wonder at what point that dads began to be thought of as irrelevant. But, they are not. Dads provide a feeling of comfort and safety in the home. Dads teach boys how to be men and how to treat women. They teach girls self esteem and offer up a role model of what their future husbands should be like. The relationship between the mother and father model to either sex of children what marriage should be like.

If the holiday never blows up, I won't mind so much. What I would like to see though, is dads get a better rap in society.


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Saturday, June 19, 2004

Ronald Reagan Tribute

I tried to write this a week ago, but it ended up being long and very rambling.

I will always remember Ronald Reagan as one of my favorite presidents, if not my favorite. It may or may not have anything to do with the fact that he guided the country while I was growing up.

But, I will say this... I agree with what he stood for. I appreciate the dignity that he brought to the office (i.e. never being in the oval office without a suit, not being caught up in a personal moral scandal, etc.). I appreciate his recognition that there is good and there is evil, and good needs to win out. He was dedicated. He was a visionary. I've never met him, but I will miss him.


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Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Know What's Funny About Blogs?

Blogs are supposed to be kind of like an online journal. A place for you to say what you feel and get things off of your chest.

The problem is that people can read it.

I know that may sound obvious, but follow me. In a real diary/journal, you can put down your private thoughts with the notion that no one will be able to read it and you won't get embarrassed.

I can't put down everything that I am thinking or going through, because people I know might (and do) read this. It is an interesting catch-22. I want to blog, I want to be interesting and provocative, but I don't want <anonymous web user> knowing all of my personal business. Am I weird for this? Do I need to get over it? Or, with the exception of Beth here, do most people just not get personal?

Bottom line... I'm a crackhead.


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Saturday, June 05, 2004

Harry Potter 3

Okay, so I'm a bit of a nerd. I went and saw The Prizoner of Azkaban on Thurs. / Fri. at midnight so that I could see it as early as possible. I thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn't imagine where the time got to. The movie was wrapping up and I couldn't believe that almost 2 1/2 hours had passed.

I'm not an artsy type, so while I noticed some difference in the director's style, I didn't hate what Christopher Columbus had done with the first two movies, so that didn't weigh on my thoughts when I saw this one.

A couple of critics liked this movie being scaled down by about 15 mins from the 1st two, and enjoyed the lack of quidditch scenes. I, however, love the quidditch scenes, and if it was a real sport, I would be one of its biggest fans. I was glad that he spent less time at home, and more time being Harry.

I took a personality quiz to see which character from HP that I am most like and here it is:

Pirate Monkey's Harry Potter Personality Quiz
Harry Potter Personality Quiz
by Pirate Monkeys Inc.

I have always thought that I act kind of like Hermione (can you say know-it-all?), and now I have the proof.

Take the quiz for yourself by clicking the picture and then feel free to come back and post who you are... I dare you.


At 6/06/2004 1:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too loved HP3. I could have been longer to include more quidditch and school time. The movie also needed more of an explanation of the relationship with Lupin, Pettigrew, Black, and James Potter.
And just so you know, I accepted your dare and took the Harry Potter Personality Quiz. The test came back with the personality of Severus Snape! Me, Severus Snape, of all people! I couldn't believe it. Anyway, all ready looking forward to HP4!


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