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The First Post of 2006

Happy New Year. I'm back. I just spent a week up in Maine helping my cousin as I mentioned I was going to. It was a good time although most of what we did doesn't translate into good blog reading.

I didn't really see any movies this time except for walking down to see Narnia again but, now that I think about it, I guess the straight to DVD "movie" Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story also counts. That was so good. We watched it once then we watched it again later in the week with the audio commentary on and it was just as funny.

I also got the chance to watch a bootleg copy of the new Doctor Who series which was very good as well. They've done a good job speeding up the action and dialogue.

I left there Friday afternoon. My father arranged to stay at my mother's step-mother's before driving back down here. My cousin who just turned six was there unbeknownst to me. If I had known I would have stayed downtown. I ended up playing a lot of rather boring videogames. The problem with kids this age, though it's possible it's just the ones related to me, is that they don't understand you aren't interested in the same things he is. I was glad we left early Saturday morning.

I'm trying to write about only happy things but this update must be made: There was no contact from any future employers while I was gone unless they called and my father just assumed they were telemarketers but that seems unlikely. I'll have make some calls tomorrow.

This quiz makes me wonder what the difference between white and black is unless it's the good old standby good and evil:

A Black Knight
You scored 3 Power-Finesse, 2 Leader-Follower, 3 Unique-Ordinary, and 2 Offense-Defense!
The rules don't really apply to you, do they? Impediments for you are opportunities, not obstacles. You are dashing and flamboyant, and you like to be right in the middle of the action. You like to protect your team and your King and Queen, by fighting off those who would dare to threaten them. In the long run, however, you cannot win the game alone. It is impossible for you to checkmate your opponent all by yourself, so you appreciate and value your teammates.

The What Chess Piece Are You Test written by Gundark27 on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


kittyluck said…
The problem with kids is parents.
Likestrek said…
My uncle was like the full time parent for the first two years of this kid's life and now is totally burned out. Sad really...
kittyluck said…
I wasn't insulting your cousin's parents, but no matter what, every child is destroyed by their parents. I can attribute almost all of my faults and mental disabilities to some detail in my childhood, though I had both of my parents. It was the way they pushed for a strict academic atmosphere and kept me inside all the time. And some middle child syndrome.

I'm trying to convince myself I can do better with my future children although at the moment my cynicism forces me to believe it's inevitable.
Likestrek said…
Well, most parents mean well, though some may not frankly, but that's why we love them, right?

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