Archive for March, 2014

It's Me Again [click to watch the video]

You see beauty, I see pain. You see sky, and I see acid rain. It’s me again, It’s me again.

I am not the smartest person, but I’m often the smartest in the room.  I’m more of a geek than most people I know, but the one time I attended comic-con, I was in the minority of people that didn’t attend in costume.  My music is heavier than yours, but there are plenty of people more die-hard than me.  We probably have beer in common, but if you’re drinking Bud Light, then you are not on the same level I am. I’m don’t brew my own, tho, and there are still plenty of beers I have yet to try.

My point is that you probably think that I’m a hardcore fan, but I know that there are plenty of other people that would put me to shame.  I know that on the fan spectrum, I’m usually somewhere in the middle.  Much of the reason for that is that I don’t wholeheartedly dedicate myself to just one passion. I have many.  I may not be able to quote every song lyric like you can, but that doesn’t mean I love the music any less.  It just means that I love a whole bunch of music, and there is no way I can memorize it all.  It’s fine that you remember more movie quotes than I do. I know that I’ve probably seen more movies than you.

It’s also about balance for me.  If the majority shares one perspective, then I’ll be over here checking out these other perspectives.  Everyone’s all riled up about politics. I have no interest.  Everyone is super excited about movie X coming out this summer.  I may wait and rent it.  If you’re being overly negative, I’m going to think of something positive to say.  If you’re all bubbly and cheerful, then I’m going to remain calm.

Tyler Durden -

At this point in my life I know more Jewish people than I’ve ever known.  Occasionally, I find myself a witness (not a participant) to political conversations.  Once I remember someone saying that they didn’t support a certain candidate because he was not a supporter of Israel.  My only thought was, “What the hell does that have to do with anything??” (more…)

'Romantic dinner in the cabana' photo (c) 2010, Jenny Mealing - license:
I hope that, if I ever find myself in a relationship on Valentine’s Day, I still won’t buy into that whole mentality.  People that are only romantic on Valentine’s Day are no better than “Christians” who only worship on Sundays.

For me, I prefer to go out on Thursday nights and stay home on Friday nights.  There are just too many people out at once on Fridays, where on Thursdays it is more relaxed and less crowded.  I don’t want to go to a crowded bar or restaurant. I want to be able to easily find a seat, sit down, and relax.

While everyone else is struggling to make last-minute reservations or fighting over parking, I’m happy to take you out on February 15th or 16th.  How does that sound?