Blog .:. June 2007 2 Entries

I know I am, but what are you?

25 June 2007 Comments

“At the moment,” the mathematics announced, “I’m solving Schrodinger’s equation for every point on a grid of ten spatial and four temporal dimensions. No one else can do that.” — M. John Harrison, Light

Related only in the way one thought can set off another without much connection, why is it that people who behave abominably seem to feel that it is ok to, for example, verbally abuse another person — so long as they admit they are being rude?

“That’s just who I am,” they say. “I say it like I see it. Tough if you don’t want to deal with it.”

Which is as much to say: you must deal with me on my terms, because I refuse to deal with you on your terms. But it’s ok, you understand, for these people to be assholes. Because they admit their behavior. Because whatever it is they have to say is their opinion. Ergo: you can kiss or bite their ass, and it’s all the same to them.

And this is the world we live in.

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Toyz

15 June 2007 Comments

So, I bought a Subaru Forester. My old car wasn’t going to make it another winter, but this thing will last me ten years. Good deal all around, I think.

What’s not so good: the car is gray. Ugh. It’s getting a paint job next summer, I think.

This weekend it’s getting a new radio because while I can live with fugly gray, I can’t live without an iPod plugin. Well, I could. But I don’t want to. (My brother, when I asked him to help me drop off / pick up the car to get a new radio in: “But it comes with a new radio.” Me: “It’s the wrong kind of radio.” Him: “It’s a radio. How can it be wrong?” Me: “iPod.” Him: “You’re a geek.” Me: “Yes, yes I am.”)

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