Random Solitary Thoughts

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Random Football-Related Conversations

kalamari: i'm getting sleepy...
friend: hahah
friend: so?
kalamari: what time is the match? 3 am?
friend: yeah
kalamari: damn damn damn... an hour to go...
kalamari: I don't have enough porn to last me that long
friend: hahahaha
kalamari: ...
kalamari: I'm gonna have to kill myself for the crap that I write...

Monday, June 26, 2006

Random Stupid Thought

"Life is like an urinal. The boys piss on you all the time and the girls just ignore you."

I gotta stop thinking these thoughts when I'm pissing.

Monday, June 19, 2006

The Hamster Theory

Hamsters apparently have an attention span of three seconds. I tried to confirm this apparent fact, but could not do so from an accomplished source. Therefore, it has to be assumed that hamsters have the attention span of three seconds.

Imagine having the attention span of three seconds. Actually, it's not that hard to imagine with the sort of people I hang out with. Forget what I typed earlier.

Anyway, imagine having the attetion span of three seconds. One moment you'll be like 'Hey, what's that? It's round and brown. I shall call it a nut. Yum...' Then turn around and wonder, 'Hmm... what was I doing again? Hey look, it's that nut thing again. Yum...' You get the picture. Besides, not all nuts are round and brown.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Personality anyone?

And who would have thought that this would be rather accurate? Sometimes I wonder...

Your Personality Profile

You are dependable, popular, and observant.
Deep and thoughtful, you are prone to moodiness.
In fact, your emotions tend to influence everything you do.

You are unique, creative, and expressive.
You don't mind waving your freak flag every once and a while.
And lucky for you, most people find your weird ways charming!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Man on Fire

I watched 'Man on Fire' on Sunday. It was a good show, deserving the praise and whatever mentions the film got. I enjoyed it thoroughly. And like all good shows, the movie connected with me in some way.

I once had a discussion with some friends. We talked about how a director or an artist, tries to convey the message through the film. The artist reaches out to capture the emotions that he/she wanted to portray, but can never really achieve that moment in time where the feelings, emotions are forever embedded in his or her own mind. Therefore, what the artist can do, is to bring the audience as close as possible to the emotions and thoughts that he or she has in mind, and let the audience fill in the rest themselves.

That might be why any good movie will leave you feeling something at the end of it. It connects with you in a way you can't quite describe. And it is different for each individual.

And so 'Man on Fire' connected with me on that cool Sunday evening. It made me think of the way I used to carry myself, pretty much devoid of emotions, a machine. Life was easy then. I just did my job and went back home.

But things changed. I changed. And somewhere along the line, I found myself.

'Family' is no longer just a word.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Pride and stupidity

This post may very well be the result of a rare display of emotional turbulence that has been plaguing me for some time now. Gathered, I have tried to move on from being totally emotional and baseless, to more of an intellectual discussion on certain issues which may affect the general population as a whole instead of my selfish little hide.

Here goes...

I have often felt a certain distaste to the plain cold face of pride (I may have actually blogged about this before), but a recent display of such had me needing to put those issues to rest. Preferably on 00000s and 11111s, than a pen in between the eyes. And so it goes, the ugly face of pride and stupidity. The endless cycle of idiocy that permeates both qualities. So similar yet so different in their own impeccable ways.

A recent someone had drawn that line, and blurred it in a single time-stopping defining moment of the greatest display of imbecilicy (if there is such a word), combining the two dangerous elements into the worlds' (not first mind you, there are plenty of candidates in this area) real Weapon of Mass Destruction.

It was pride that took down nations and killed millions. It was pride that made able men hungry. It was pride that some refused the help they are given, and suffered for it. It was pride that made idiots out of seemingly wise men. And it made an idiot out of this one person who took pride over something worth much much more.

And I thought to myself, why so much pride? What does pride give in return? How much do we gain by putting up a front? By holding our head up high? Wouldn't it be better, wiser to be humble and accept certain misgivings on our part? Even if we have to sacrifice that little bit of pride. Wouldn't we benefit more in the long run? We would have learned so much more by being humble. We would have gained so much more, by keeping quite. We would have another chance to make things right.

So does that make one stupid to be giving up all of that, for the sake of proving to others that you will absolutely not that shitte from anyone? Even if you're wrong? And you know it!

I have my own pride. And I believe a little bit of pride is necessary. But if things ever go out of hand, please remind me. For I do not want to do the stupid thing, and let pride make my decisions for me.