Monday, December 26, 2005

Merry Christmas

Yay, It's Christmas and It's Sunday. But you know what is even better? Someone commented on my blog! And although I appreciate the comment and all. I do have to say I'm a bit confused by it.

My anonymous friend said that they had almost given up on me and that they were surprised to have seen three posts since they last checked. Now on the surface this seems perfectly reasonable. But if you look at the facts closer you will see that the last three posts go back to Dec 1. and that the one before that was on Nov 30.

Now we can deduce from this that this person, if there statement is true, last visited between Nov 30 at 10:32 PM and Dec 1 at 6:06 PM. We can safely say this because if they last visited before or after this date then they would have seen that I posted either four or two times since they last checked being earlier or later respectively. Of course this is all well and good until you take into account the first statement which says they almost had given up on me posting at all.

Both of these statements cannot be true. For if my friend checked before they my last three posts they would have seen my Nov 30 post and had no reason to think I had stopped writing. But if they checked before it, which would give them reason to lose hope then it would be 4 posts ago.

So it is easy to conclude that there is something incorrect about this comment. It's simple enough in my opinion they just looked at how many posts and miscounted saying three instead of 4 and I suppose in my good grace I can forgive them for that. Especially after they commented and all.

Now for the good stuff

I suppose you wanted me to write about Christmas though so I suppose I'll indulge your whims for the moment. I got up bright and 'early' this morning 8'ish so I could get to church on time. But of course I opened my stocking before hand and actually opened all my presents too.

My stocking was most satisfactory with chocolate, peanuts and citrus for consumables. A toothbrush to save my teeth, a little flashing squishy green tentacle ball, a flexible wooden snake, large bills (fake :( ) and a cute stuffed puppy wearing safety glasses sticking out the top. No bubbles.

The presents I received that morning included a remote control car, Star Wars Trilogy (4-6) and a emergency kit for my truck. All very awesome gifts, played with the car (8 hours later after the batteries had charged), watched A New Hope and will put the kit in my truck later.

Of course after the merriement of gift giving we rushed off to church for sacrement meeting and singing and listening to the primary sing very uplifting and especially nice because I didn't have to teach primary, yay!

Later we had lunch with Bonnie and played some games. 2 rounds of Chinese Checkers (Fast Mode, Bonnie Won, I won), Phase 10 (I won) and Zigity (Bonnie won).

That's pretty much it other than talking to my awesome family some on the telephone (cellphone). Well goodnight must sleep now.

Friday, December 23, 2005

I want more Readers!

Yes yes that's right I said it. I want legions of readers dropping by my blog, hanging off my every word. Writing insightful and interesting comments that will inspire me to write even more and better articles.

In any case this outcome is entiriley improbably at this point. I would have to write much more interesting and engaging articles to begin with instead of just some rambling nonsense. And while I do write a little better than that, it isn't much better.

I'm not really sure why I want more readers. Or maybe it's just that I want more comments. Either way it doesn't matter since I don't have either. I suppose it's because I want to make this worthwhile to think that lots of people care about what I write and think. The overwhelming power is part of it too I'm sure being able to control the thoughts of the masses and influence them for good or at the very least encourage them to think.

But again to do any of that I would have to right interesting and thought provoking. I also would need to write it on a regular basis. And in addition to that I would need someone else to pick up my articles and link to them so I could have an influx of traffic to my blog. Otherwise no one, except for a very special and select few who mean much more to me than everyone else, would even know it was here.

So yes I want more readers for both selfish and unselfish reasons. But the truth of the matter is I'm not likely to get many but I'll deal with it for now.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Narnia and Stuff

I thought I had something to write about but it seems that my muse has fled in fear of actually being used. Oh well. I'm not sure why but typing in this box is a bit sluggish. I'm going to switch to a real text editor, TextEdit to be specific. Yes that isn't very exciting but now you know and I've written an entire paragraph.

Now for paragraph two!

Well technically this is paragraph three but more to the point, I just saw "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" the movie. It was really quite good. There were some significant differences but nothing major. The story line was pretty much intact and most of the key points I remember from the book were there.

It made me wish to read the books again, even though I've read them all at least twice and most at least thrice. It made me wonder why is it that these fantasy worlds are so fascinating? Not just Narnia, but books and movies and TV shows and plays and so forth. (Interestingly enough, Safari 1.0.3 takes %80 of my processor time when it's open. That's just weird and wrong, I really need to update that)

Anyway, I'm not quite sure where I'm going with this but isn't the world we live in interesting and exciting enough that we don't have the continual desire to forget it? Or maybe that's just me. When I really get immersed into a movie or a book, I'm not really here at all and then it's kind of sad when it's over and I have to come back.

This world should be just as good as anything that we can dream up. So why isn't it? Everyone wants a better world so why don't we just get together and do it? Make a better world that is.

A better world? I say that as if something is wrong with this one. I mean it works we live, we breath, we sleep, we eat and so forth but... I don't know, It just seems that there wouldn't be such a desire to escape into fantasy if it was better here.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

A *Real* Post

I've got a question for all the bright minds out there: What do you do when you are too tired to work and too stressed out to sleep?

The obvious answer is of course post to your blog! Actually thats about it, do lots of little things that aren't really that important by not sleeping and not taking care of the things that are stressing you out.

For instance, I need to set up some subscription stuff and website stuff at work, did that get done? No. I also need to finish a website for both work and school. Did I do that either? No. I have a couple other large projects to take care of but did I start on any one of them? Do I really even need to say?

I was just to tired to do anything that required thinking and so while I did get some stuff done I really didn't get anywhere and about a million things are due next week and I really can finish them all. I do have barely enough time but not if I'm to tired to do it and if I'm to stressed out by what I need to do to sleep...

Well you get the picture. I know I'll be fine I just wish I was better organized and motivated and not so tired from staying up too late and then getting up the next morning. (Yes if I could just sleep in that would solve my problems :)

So what is my point in all this? Well I guess simply put is that I really need to stop worrying, relax go to bed and then get to work. It isn't that hard.

The question is why don't I do it?