Archive for the ‘Social’ Category


Posted in Socialon Aug 2, 2008

Lori claimed that I mentioned Sandy twice in this blog, but I can’t find where. But as soon as I hit the publish button, both Lori and Sandy will be mentioned, twice in this very post!

The truth is though, that I like to mention people who leave comments. Bruce, Justin and Britt tend to do a reasonable job sometimes at leaving comments.

Oh, and I just thought I would share my motivational plan which has had some limited success in certain markets. Maybe I should try this again. If any one catches me saying something bad about someone, that is, bad mouthing someone else, and they bring it to my attention… I’ll give them a dollar. This is to provide a financial dis-incentive against speaking bad of others. Because it really is something that I want to do better in.

I got a friend request on Facebook today from someone I haven’t really talked to since the 4th grade. All I could say is “Woah.” I guess it just surprised me that someone remembered after all those years.

You and I, a reply

Posted in Socialon May 13, 2007

You wrote me a message,
I wrote you a song.
You asked for forgiveness,
I told you, you’re wrong.

You wanted a hero
I gave you a friend
You required perfection
Things came to an end

You lost ordinary words
Just to say hello
I lost control
And let the tears freely flow

You were far, far away
When I needed you most
Now I think I lost you
and days when we were close.

Dropping like flies in a frog tank

Posted in Socialon Apr 25, 2007

I don’t know what it is about this time of the year and people getting engaged. I think it must be the flowering trees. They release a psudo-toxin that makes newly returned missionaries pull out rings and propose to the first freshman girl they find. Maybe it is cupid trying to get in as much extra business to pay for the taxes he owes. Maybe something about the sun being directly over the equator causes a shift in the earths magnetic field causing an excess of marital hormones to be generated in college co-eds. I’m not sure what it is, but it just seems like a lot of people are getting hitched. Maybe one of these years I’ll join them in the craziness.

If you are one of the accused, you might want to check out which has worksheets for planning weddings and other pre-marital information.

I love you

Posted in Socialon Apr 13, 2007

I love a lot of people. I love my friends, I love my family. I love my roommates, and I love many of my classmates.

The problem is, I can’t say so. The word love is so tightly tied to romantic interest that it makes it difficult to use it in any other context.

I was looking back at a post that was never made public. There were a few brief phrases in the post that I think I’ll share. They are about crushes and dates.
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Lost, are they gone forever?

Posted in Socialon Jan 29, 2007

I have a few friends which have recently started dating people. It is funny, because they tend to loose contact with the rest of the world. They stop blogging. They stop posting to facebook. They don’t call you on the phone. If you see them on campus, they get all excited and say, “we should do something,” but what they really are saying is, “I’m going to spend time with my significant other, but if I ever come back from dancing on the moon, you are welcome to wave at me.” I don’t really get what that means, but it generally goes something like that.

I brought a liter of water back from Oregon, and it tastes so good.

If any one sees the fire department racing toward the chemistry building tonight, don’t worry! It was probably just me forgetting that I left my bagel in the toaster a little too long.