in other news. There must be something a little not right with me. I'm constantly amazed how much of an unsolved problem politics on the global stage is. I mean, really. I'm slowly coming to the realization that everything I was taught as a kid about the differences between adults and children was utter crap. and it's a really depressing realization. As one gets older (and maybe gets more power/influence) egos get even more bruised than they ever did when everyone was throwing tanbark and pinching the girls they liked. I'd always thought when you get to that level, you know, that level, ego was set aside as something which could serve no useful purpose. I guess I'm no different than anyone else, and that might be what's most depressing.
spent christmas and new years in canada with the girlfriend. stayed at her parents place, in her bed no less. not married, not engaged, and her folks are ethnic. I guess it was sort of a coup d'état last year the first time we did it, but this year it was sort of expected. It still gets raised eyebrows when I tell friends about it. it was mostly good, but it's hard to be "on" for two solid weeks; her family did about 6 family dinners and there was a family brunch/lunch in there too for good measure. Add a giant friend/former-coworker reunion in there for good measure and you've got hours and hours of forced smiles and stupid jokes. it got a little bumpy towards the end there to be sure. next time, plans will have to be made to prevent.
I wrote this a few days ago, but since it's taken me so long to actually post it, more has happened and I feel like sharing.
1, I got sick for the first time in 07. this is like the 5th time in as many months that I've gotten sick. my immune system is either busy fighting other things (something I'm considering, more insider knowledge), or it's on a fucking vacation. work is like pre-school, everyone comes to work when their sick and I always seem to catch it. last time (right before the break) it was one co-worker who shares the same cube area. this time, it was the other. ugh.
I went to eb games/gamestop today to by rainbow 6 - las vegas. I swear, I've given them a chance. I've given them many chances. those cock-suckers always make me feel like a nimrod. they had one copy left, but it didn't have the cover/box. all they had was one of those retarted anime drawing that said "rainbow six - las vegas" and the game. the guy said that he'd give me a small discount b/c they didn't have the rest of the stuff that's supposed to come with it. "ok", I said, "thanks. if for some reason, the game is unplayable w/o the manual, can I come back for a straight exchange and get another game? I don't usually look at the manual, but it's nice to have and it helps the resell value too." whinging, "no. I'm going to put a sticker on the box and if you come back and the sticker is broken, I can only take the game back if it's defective". "what? you're putting a sticker on now, a sticker that you can just as easily put on if I bring the game back and I'm only talking about doing an exchange, not a full cash refund, and you can't do it?". whinging, "no". "bye"
the poll is about trying to get some random company to use a product produced by the company I work for. assuming I write, "disclaimer, I work for X".
alright. time to go play some r6.
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