Sunday, August 27, 2006

If the Universe were fair...

...I'd probably have to be reincarnated as an animal and slaughtered once for every animal I've ever eaten. Fortunately (in this case) I've seen very few signs that the Universe is fair.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

I always find it interesting... see what other people are buying in the grocery store. It amazes me to realize that it's possible for people to buy a full week's worth of groceries and not buy a single thing that I would buy.

People make me nervous.

Probably, I make other people nervous, but it's not an even exchange: I'm still outnumbered.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

The first obstacle... have to overcome (if you're not a reckless narcissist--and a lot of people are) is the idea that nobody cares what you think. It's almost certainly true, but you have to ignore it or you will never write anything--on a blog or anywhere else.

I wonder what it would be like to be a reckless narcissist. To be so sure of your own greatness that you simply didn't care what other people thought of you. Everybody would hate you, but you wouldn't care. Wouldn't be that be better than worrying that nobody likes you and only being wrong about .04% of the time?

Of course, I just spent the last 10 minutes taking pictures of my own right eye, so maybe I don't have any room to talk.

In the beginning...

Well, I've never wanted to do something just because everyone else is doing it. Far from it; I tend to avoid things that are too popular. But that still leaves you at the mercy of the mob, doesn't it?

Lately, I find myself wondering what I would say if I had a blog. I'm not a particularly interesting person, really. Just an average mildly creative white American with a middle class background. I may have had a few ideas in my life that I think might be worth sharing. But I could be wrong.

Every day I feel more and more anonymous; more and more invisible; and less and less like I have anything in common with the rest of the world. I'm sure *everybody* feels that way, but maybe not that sure.