July 2006 Archives

TV addictions


I've kinda gone about the last 3+ years without TV. It's not really a moral thing - just that cable is way too expensive IMO. Plus it's been nice to have time to read (yep - people still do that) and do other things. Before I lost my TV, there were about 3 shows I watched: Smallville, CSI, and Without a Trace. I liked them all. In the last few years, I was also blessed to get hooked on 24 and have seen all 5 seasons. I even did a "24 in 24" party with Season 1. In addition to that I've watched the 2 seasons of Lost and 4 of 5 seasons of Alias.Now that I have my own place, I have a Netflix account and have been catching up on some things. I recently watched 3-4 seasons of Scrubs and I'm currently catching up on Smallville. I just started season 4. I have the first 3 seasons of Seinfeld on DVD at home waiting to be watched, and I'm just wondering if there are any other shows out there I should be "enlightened" with.

Finding new topics


The fact that I have my website as my home page on multiple computers means that I see it a lot. I also see that not much has changed each time I look at it. No mysterious author has created new prose, nor have any breathtaking events been documented. The fact is, I just need to write more. However, things in my life either seem too personal or don't seem substantial enough to write about, so I don't. But I'm thinking I can post more about any number of things. It doesn't need to long and it doesn't need to be deeply profound. So what's on my mind now?Well, I just got back from a 2-week work trip and several people have been welcoming me back and asking me about the trip. My boss told me I need to take more time off. I got excited about a note I recieved from a certain female someone, and I received some stunning and tragic news that a coworker was just killed in Germany. One of the sobering parts of that is that I would have been with him had I not been pulled off the project a little while ago. I can't help but think about what happened and I feel really bad for his relatively young family. Life really is fragile and easy to take for granted. I like to follow the simplistic motto of always being prepared.

EOL at 30

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EOL is one of a plethora of business acronyms I've picked up that means End of Life - as when a product has been discontinued and we move on to something else. Well, I turned 30 a few days ago, my first birthday that I wasn't too excited about. Why? Because I'm still single and in the LDS culture, 30 and single is kinda old. I have the feeling that not being in my twenties anymore disqualifies me from potential dates, not that I want to be going out with girls 10 yrs younger than me. Anyway, I've been assured by others and can see for myself that my feelings were unfounded and life isn't over, yet. In fact, it's been a bit of a weird experience in the positive. For much of my dating life, I have not been attracted to girls older than me or even those my age. Why? I don't really know. It's not like I see their age and therefore they're unattractive, it was something subconscious, so-to-speak. But recently, I've met a several girls about 29-31 who I have been attracted to. In fact, I find myself very attracted in a number of ways to the most senior one. I've gone out with a couple of the girls and hope to continue long enough to see if there's anything there. While I still hate dating, I'm happy that there are still possibilities and that the intangible obstacle I encountered before isn't there. Now wish me luck :).

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