Five Things

Five things I have, but do not want:

An increasingly insurmountable level of debt. While I believe that in this day and age, with all our crass consumerism and living beyond our means, that some level of debt is inevitable it certainly would be nice to not have to worry about it affecting me.

A bothersomely nosy family. I love my family dearly, don’t get me wrong, but I’d love them all the more if I could just not have to see them regularly or justify my life to them on a daily basis. I like my personal space and solitude and it’s long past time that I had some of it.

Bad eyesight. I hate having to put my contacts in to practically do anything these days. There was a time when I could putter around the house comfortably without any sort of ocular assistance (and despite the relative blindness I still do on occasion) but when you have to squint to watch television that’s only a meter and a half away you know those days are long done. Oh for a pair of brainy specs…

Insomnia. While I love being a night owl and find that I am much more productive during the hours of 5pm and 3am than any other time, it currently doesn’t lend itself well to socialization with the rest of the world. Even when I want, nay, need to get up early my sleep habits don’t often approve and I end up going to bed around sunup regardless.

A dog whose gaseous discharges smell worse than the deepest, dankest Hadean pit imaginable.

Five things I want, but do not have:

A job. Currently this is my highest priority. I’d love to be doing something I enjoy and getting paid well for it but barring that I’d be satisfied with having something that will keep the debt collectors off my back for another month or two.

A significant other (a.k.a. a girlfriend). Odd as that may seem with my penchant for solitude but I really would like to have someone in my life that actually understands me, has similar interests, is easy on the eyes and isn’t going to disappear like mist come morning. Any takers?

A talent for writing. I can write, as the archives of this blog can readily attest to, but I have no illusions as to my ability. I’m mediocre at best and I really wish I wasn’t. Is there such a thing as having perfect pitch and range in writing?

Somewhere to store all my stuff. While I’m sure cluttered disorganization and precariously stacked piles of books are all the rage in clichéd descriptions of academia everywhere, I’d much prefer to have a series of shelves to store and display them on. It’d be nice to also have drawers to put clothes in as well instead of the five or so packing boxes that they currently exist in. A place for everything, and everything in it’s place. Wouldn’t you agree?

The ability to travel in time. Honestly, I’d love to be able to go back and experience (and change) history. I’d love to see how events unfolded, how things were made and how people interacted.

Five things I neither have, nor want:

Infinite power. As the adage goes, power corrupts and I know full well that I’m of the corruptible sort, regardless of how rose-coloured my self perception may be at times.

Fame. I don’t even want my 15 minutes (or seconds these days). I’ll just continue to hover anonymously in the background and laugh at the rest of you.

A Macintosh. Honestly people, what’s with the perceived elitist crap attitude? It’s just a computer. Get the fuck over it and yourself.

A kitten. Cats are all well and good, but I’ll take a big, idiot dog any day of the week (despite his gaseous nature).

A sexy underwear drawer. Yeah, scary thought isn’t it. Let’s not go there.

Now With 65% Less Emo!

After my little emo filled wall of text from the other day I decided that I wasn’t going to post anything more until after my birthday or until I had something useful to say (read: I found work). It seemed like a fine sentiment to live by but it’s kind of frustrating when your own website is your startup page and you keep sighing because the twat who runs it hasn’t updated the content and then you remember that it’s you. Okay, I know the reason is simply that I haven’t had anything to say but it still irks me. Hell, even the stupid memes that I usually get attracted to during these bouts of melancholy haven’t held much appeal this time around and I’ve really just been posting them out of habit rather than having any real conviction in the humourous nature of their content. Until now that is…

I have discovered one that I can wholeheartedly get behind and it has not only cheered me up a little, I managed to change the poll to coincide with it.

I challenge you all to find out what your viking name is! It’s fun, or my name isn’t

Gríss Foemangler

Your Viking Personality: You’re a doughty, stalwart Viking. You have a thirst for battle, and tend to strike first and think later. You’re not a “berserker”, but you’re among the toughest sane Vikings around.

You might grumble a bit at the lack of amenities on board a Viking longboat, but you can handle it. You possess some skills which other Vikings respect.

You have a fairly pragmatic attitude towards life, and tend not to expend effort in areas where it would be wasted. Other people tend to think of you as manipulative and conniving.

You can find out your own Viking Name here.

In other news, I watched BSG: Razor tonight on Space and I was a little disappointed. It was fun and all just for being BSG but it didn’t satisfy me. I liked seeing more of the old toasters and ships and hearing “By Your Command” again but the story itself lacked in my opinion. I never really cared for Admiral Cain when she was in the show to begin with so more of her and her “maverick” crew wasn’t something I was looking forward to. Even the brief glimpses of the rest of the fleet just didn’t sit well with me though so it wasn’t just her.

I found the flashbacks to be muddy and they always seemed to be placed at the wrong point and managed to break up the tempo of the story each and every time. Irritating to say the least. I suspect I would’ve preferred either a wholly flashbacked episode without any reference to the current arc (though with my distaste for Cain — which I’m sure is shared — I can’t seeing that one being popular) or one that was just bookended by current events and told the story in one piece.

Meh! what do I know. I still haven’t even finished watching Season 3 yet. Maybe it’ll all make sense and I’ll “see the light” then but right now I think I’m going to go and watch the Children in Need Doctor Who Special again. I got more sheer joy out of the 8 minutes of it than the 2 hours of BSG.

Oh yeah… I suppose I need to change the poll again like I said I would…


Et Voila! Enjoy