Your roads are horrendous! I almost cannot even fault your citizens for their poor driving. First of all, ON and OFF ramps should really be more than 3 feet long. You are not even giving them a chance to merge. As frustrating as it is to be behind someone that chooses to STOP on the ramp before entering the highway I’m not sure it’s really their fault. I almost have more room in my kitchen to maneuver my car than what you give to a ramp. Passing lanes! What are those? This is how I imagine a conversation that might be had with some fellow travelers on the Pennsylvania roads. Not even breaking the speed limit I find myself driving is a zigzag pattern while I pass the slower motorists. It’s not all bad, for a time I was able to feel like a professional race-car driver, the underdog coming up from behind unexpectedly to win the race!
Why does Facebook become a JOB? At what point is it on your TO-DO list to review your Facebook feed to make sure that you are up-to-date on everyone else’s business? What about the life you are living? I am disgusted how real life, real friends, real Family are taking more of a back seat to the drama of Facebook. You might think that you are not on there much an you own posting activity might show that but spending every free second on your phone looking and messaging takes time away from the people that should really matter. This is why we fail! Our own greed to have something of our very own leads to secrets and lies. We pretend everything is innocent but we know if our significant others saw what we did on-line it would be the end to whatever relationship you might be hanging onto. Why is it so hard to just be happy with what we have rather than painting a fake picture of your life for the world to see? It’s not the real you at all. Why be fake? How can you pretend to care so much in one way yet the online profile of your life looks so very different? Who is it to impress and whose attention are you looking for?
It’s a new definition of honesty where sleight of hand can make you into anyone you want. But with anything that easy it will never last. You will create wounds that cannot heal, lose the most basic trust from those around you. You will not see it coming… But one day you will wake up alone and ask yourself what happened with no understanding that YOU DID this.
In time the truth will become clear but it will be far too late. Only then will you understand the frustration and pain that you caused living behind a mask.
From time to time I get the feeling that the world is spinning too fast. Out of control and about to crash, overwhelming feelings of helplessness fill me. What are we doing? Why the rush to see our ends? Bitterness, selfishness, entitlement… The distance from human to human is growing and our connections are being cut while the elutions of connections are painted in virtual space.
Step back for a moment and see how alone you have become. Now pause, look around. This is your life. Smell the air while the clouds slowly drift by. You’re experiencing life. In this moment while your virtual mask is off new experiences are yours. Take them.
Living is not the picture created from a keyboard. Fractures of them and us and you are all anyone sees. It’s all getting lost in the cliff notes of life.
It’s almost too late.
There is something that is bothering me. Lazy emails! What are you allowing to happen here? Why are you not reacting to this ever spreading epidemic? You have all become slaves to your personal device and social network and your overwhelming believe and expectation that communication need to be quick is damaging the fabric of basic human interaction.
Email is not a text message. Your single word responses are not acceptable. I expect you to think before sending or responding to an email. Have you clearly expressed the point that you need to make? When responding have you answered all the questions? An email should not have to go back and forth 20 times to solve simple things and if additional information is required then you pick up a phone.
The bottom line is that shortcuts do not always save you time as repeating yourself will fill any void created.
As the end of the school year closes in and the classes wrap up their remaining events I feel that a public service announcement is long overdue. We all want to capture the memories of our children as they give their all while they sing together and while the band plays. Families gather into the auditorium to prepare for their children’s performance. The video cameras are recording and the cameras are clicking. Or a smart phone that can do both.
That brings me to my point. As fantastic as smart phones are they only real limitation is the owner. I am absolutely beside myself with what I saw this evening. Those of you that think the mini LED flash is going to carry light much further then 1 or 2 rows are sadly mistaken. While you continue to record video on your phone, that mini spotlight just makes you an inconsiderate jack ass. And to the women who was using you video chat to share tonight’s event. Part of me wants to give you some props. The other part of me wants slap the shit out of you because the person on the other end of your phone would not shut the hell up!
Do you remember America Online (AOL) in the early days when it was just AOL with a limited connection to the rest of the web? It offered games, chatting and a forum to congregate with your online friends. It was really a single point to communicate with others. But that was not enough was it? We wanted more of the internet and more websites. We did not want to be STUCK in a single system. AOL grew and gave us what we wanted and the World Wide Web was ours for the browsing. We were no longer confined to the chat rooms of AOL and we were free to explore. Today the AOL of the past is gone, a thing of the past in it oh so obsolete way.
So many great websites come and go; each day was a new web adventure. Wow the internet is big and only getting bigger. If only there was a place where we could go online and keep in touch with other, chat or start a group. a single place we could go to do it all…
Well played Facebook! The lemming are ready to receive you now.
So it’s been some time sense I’ve addressed you all but you need to understand that my time is valuable. You are indeed richer now if you are reading this. The feeling of warm joy floods you as you brows this site.
We need to talk! I have a very bad taste in my sole right now. A taste of filth and lies and politics. Yes, politics! It’s time ones again for you all to filter through the propaganda and smoke being blown. It’s not even a question of the truth any more, or what they will do for you. It’s selecting the lesser of the evils.
The Fact is that I do not take sides. One party is not better then another and one person is not entitled more then another. Life is not about political agenda and it’s not about the petty drama created by small minds.
I am truly beside myself. It seems pretty simple. Life is doing the right thing, being fair, help each other… If that’s too complicated then you do not deserve this world.
… So much bad in this world all because humanity was given an ego.
Someone asked me to measure and rate a geek but the numbers were meaningless. How do I quantify the Geek / Nerd ratings on a scale that is strictly speculation and basically pretend. If you feel that you have reached GEEK level 20 does that make me level Awesome? To me the answer is YES. Contrary to what you believe your public self image can quickly send you to GEEK level “Creepy”. Sweatpants outside of the house with an ALF, pit stained t-shirt can quickly rip you of any respectable GEEK title and forever tag you as “Creepy”. Spending your evenings at the local comic book store does not make you the Dungeon Master, or close to cool.
It should also be known that dressing up as your favorite character is a fine line of Awesome and social outcast. If you do not know whether or not you fall into the outcast category don’t worry. We know! Actually it’s fairly clear to everyone around you. I recommend you pause World of Warcraft and come up from the basement and ask your mother. Enough said.
These levels are based on knowledge of many (but not all) things GEEK. Social health. And ability to not live at home (over the age of 25).