Thursday, April 22, 2010

I just realized I should absolutely dress up as Hunter S. Thompson for this year's Eyore's birthday party.  Now I must find some passable glasses, bucket hat, and cigarette stem thing...  Oh and some type of horrible Hawaiian print shirt.  Then when I'm walking around with five local brewery beers, three held by me and one each by my wife and daughter, as I'm working through these while standing in line for charity food stuffs I'll just be "in character".  When I'm sipping from an empty cup and staring 10 degrees above the horizon of anything interesting I'll be wonderfully and creatively "in character".

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happiest Holiday

Douglas Adams was wrong by an order of magnitude

Friday, April 16, 2010

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.
Sun Tzu

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Formal Resignation

I resigned from my position as Design Team Lead this week.  I'm looking forward to beginning fresh efforts next month. What are they in detail?  Not sure yet, and that is one of the most exciting parts.  I've never felt more sure of anything this uncertain before.

Planning is always iterative
Never measure more than twice before you cut
You'll always do it better the second time, so get the first one out of the way quickly.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Salary Man Pride

We are the bent tree rooted into a cliff's edge
Scrawny and ugly to the eye, we stand alone.
Our bent backs point the direction of the wind
A witness to what has warped us
                                               Into these survival shapes
We have views the comfy forest trees will never know
We compete with no other trees
We compete with the forces trying to kill us
                                                                               Both within and without
We stand and suffer, bent and austere
We are the proudest of trees
        Our survival is our glory
        Our solitude is our pride

Monday, April 12, 2010

Readiness

I am a dormant god
in unremarkable circumstance
slumbering through the years
waiting to be called upon
waiting to be roused
while fully aware that waiting
may be all I ever achieve
that my potential may be bled away
in obscure readiness.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Living forever is expensive. Due to the expense, it is also quite complicated.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I feel wild tonight, frayed and blurring like the cuff that habitually slips under the shoe, undone by habit.

Friday, April 09, 2010

I don't believe in your promises
I won't give away my present
For your corporate lottery ticket
I don't care about your million dollar dreams

You may describe a better future
But it will involve a worse present
All the way up to the moment
I finally realize you've lied to yourself and others
And I won't be able to blame anyone but myself
For believing such obvious bullshit.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

I don't believe in your promises
I won't give away my present
For your corporate lottery ticket
I don't care about your million dollar dreams

You may describe a better future
But it will involve a worse present
All the way up to the moment
I finally realize you've lied to yourself and others
And I won't be able to blame anyone but myself
For believing such obvious bullshit.

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

What would I do if I was rich.  I would actually enjoy my work.
I would probably work harder and longer
I would probably smile and lose vices, and
some day I would create something
Something that you would want
That society craves from need
Not for puerile gratification or distraction
But for reformation and change
To enable us to suffer less
To make it more obvious why we don't kill ourselves
Freed from my dependence on wages
I would voluntarily labor
And strive
And risk
And enjoy each and every day.

That is the job I hope to land someday.
It is the only one I can imagine allowing
Me to do good work and to practice and perfect
My craft and my skills.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

She will either listen to me or not
That decision is hers not mine
All I can do is speak

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Please, do not speak to me right now.

If I wore a shirt that said, "Please, do not speak to me right now." It would be accurate for the vast majority of people coming into visual proximity. The sad part is that those who read it and don't speak would be more worth while than those who either didn't read it or didn't care and spoke to me anyway. So I'm not wearing the shirt due to concern that I would only really exclude myself from the more valuable parts of the populace.