Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Awesome Road Trip

10,000 miles... I enjoyed the company of people I love, scattered across North America.

Shepard Smith, I strongly urge you to follow in Robin William's foot steps.

The title says it all.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

People I should be thankful to... Part 1

Some people encountered in life are unethical, immoral, and flat-out sleazy; but even they can bring about changes that are beneficial and even essential to happiness.  This post is dedicated to them.

I had a lot of loser friends in High School.  This was so because I was awkward and therefore not among the popular ones.  One or two of my friends were truly good people.  Paul H. comes to mind.  However, most were not.

Of my High School friends, one stands out as the biggest loser of them all.  I say this not in reference to how his life turned out.  As best I can tell, it turned out well.  In a society where sleaze, greed, duplicity, backstabbing, and shallowness pay off, a person like Jim C. is likely to do well.  Don't get me wrong, he didn't do spectacularly well, but he did OK for a person of less than impressive intelligence and a complete lack of understanding of anything worth knowing.  Jim, as you might have guessed, is a banker.  Bankers are only marginally intelligent people.  They create nothing.  They contribute in no way to the world.  They are nothing more than parasites, not unlike tapeworms.

I don't intend to go into great detail about Jim, especially his negative qualities (which are pretty much all he has).  I am writing this to thank him.  You see, Jim saved me from marrying an unintelligent sociopath.  He did this by giving me bad advice.  Jim was determined to steal my fiancee away from me, back in 1982.  He fed me lots of bad relationship advice while secretly convincing my fiancee that he was trying to help her relationship with me.  When she wanted me to give her more breathing room, he told me she wanted me to give her more attention.  When she wanted me to go slower, and told him this, he told me that when women say “No” they mean “Yes” (I'm not kidding about this).  He had his sister, a friend of my fiancee, pump lies and disparaging remarks to my fiancee.  By following his advice, I broke her heart, she dumped me and then he took her away from me.  Along the way I should have known what he was up to, but I have never been good at detecting false friends.  I did not realize just how much he played us until I spoke with my ex-fiance many years later.  Her view of me and my intentions were 180 degrees off, thanks to his brainwashing.  She even came to believe I was many years older than her when I was not, in fact I am younger than Jim.  She came to believe I was from Texas when I was from her neighboring town.  How she went from knowing my age and origin to having false beliefs about such basic things is beyond me.  However, in that conversation with her, I also found that she had a shallow understanding of religion, that she was anti-intellectual, and that she bought the deceptions of this false friend wholesale.  Had I stayed with her, I might have ended up married to her.  He saved me from a life of being chained to an unintelligent woman with anger issues.  Thanks Jim.  I owe you.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Spring Cleaning

Throwing lots of useless shit away and getting exercise via frequent trips to the dumpster.  I need more space in my home... too many useless items crowding up the place!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Russian Red

I love the Spanish sense of reality.

Nice Voices

Had a great time in California

I had a great time running around Southern California.  Though I've been in LA not too long ago, I hadn't been in San Diego for a while.  I still very much love the area.  I do not plan on returning permanently, but I may choose to live there part-time once my daughter graduates from High School.  My primary reason for avoiding the place is that I do not want to see my ex-wife again, given her involvement in the harassment I suffered online.  However, I no longer care one way or the other.  Basically, I'm indifferent.  Likewise, I chose not to visit a lot of people in the area I used to know because, well, they are people I used to know, in contrast to people I actually do know.

I had a great time with a friend visiting Tijuana.  I also had a great time visiting close friends in Orange County and Los Angeles.  I will be returning soon.