Once upon a time...

What happens when you can't keep track of a real diary.

Thursday, April 19, 2001

The Secret To Success Is Knowing Who To Blame For Your Failures.
There Are No Stupid Questions, But There Are A Lot Of Inquisitive Idiots.
The Only Consistent Feature Of All Of Your Dissatisfying Relationships Is You.
It's Amazing How Much Easier It Is For A Team To Work Together When No One Has Any Idea Where They're Going.
When You Earnestly Believe You Can Compensate For A Lack Of Skill By Doubling Your Efforts, There's No End To What You Can't Do.

And my personal favorite...

Every Dark Cloud Has a Silver Lining, but Lightning Kills Hundreds of People Each Year Who Are Trying to Find It.

All these and more you can view at this address: ThinkGeek.com

You know, sometimes, when I take a step back and think about all the awful things I take pleasure from (i.e. other people's stupidity/failures/etc), I think...

Bite me, plebes!

Sunday, April 15, 2001

Allow me to climb up on a cross for a moment...
I have been paying my own way since I was 14.
Beginning with my clothes and luxury items, at 15 it became everything except my food and shelter, then, at 16 everything but shelter, and finally at 17, I moved out and paid for anything.

Through stages, I have had the fact that 'the world owes you nothing' drilled into me.
Beginning with my fathers humiliation with the loss of his business to creditors, mere months before all the debts would have been paid off, moving through the loss of his job at age 14, and his realization that he would not be able to payfor me to go to state college, let alone the ivy league college I was accepted into (luckily I found a way, through scholarship and loan). Progressing through my mother's diagnosis with Cancer, the same thing that killed her father, and my series of revalations in New York (poverty quickly clears up who your friends are).

All in all, I have grown to HATE relying on anyone. Now I am living under my in-laws' roof. I simply cannot stand it. Unfortunately, through a series of financial blunders of my own, and omissions in the updating of credit reports, I and my wife are currently unable to get an apartment. That situation should be rectified within the month. I, however, may not be able to handle the situation that long.

The main reason for this is the fact that my in-laws know this is the issue that is keeping my wife and I from moving out, and seem incapable of letting the issue be. Little statements like 'So, are you ever going to move out of Mom and Dad's house?' and, after the situation is explained, again, 'Well, that's what you get.

I need to take a walk.