Tuesday Nov 03, 2009

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My sweetie has been ill with the swine flu.

It sucks watching someone you care about suffer because there is only so much you can do. In my case, I have been reading to her. Of course, the book I've chosen--Eat Pray Love--is one I've wanted her to read for a long time. Naturally, I'm seizing the opportunity to force feed it...
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shadowblade:

I hope she gets better, I had H1N1 back in July, I was just lucky to visit the doc when the symptoms started to show, I got a lighter case because of it.

Refusing to admit to mistakes is probably the worst thing you could ever do to yourself. But, half the problem that comes with mistakes is the responsibility to the problem and the charge to rectify it, and sometimes it is impossible to rectify your mistakes and some people make it difficult to wear.

But, you need to make mistakes... you have to learn somehowwink

realistic67:

Merry Christmas!...I keep forgetting to check out your lifestyle posts...

You should take on one those Pick up artists seminars an report back on that.. that would be cool.

Wednesday Oct 14, 2009

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I love ideas. There seem to be as many ways to perceive the world as there are people to perceive it.

However, when it comes to the various -ologys and -isms--be they capitalism, feminism, compassionate conservatism, or even...gulp...Buddhism--I try to write myself a memo.

Memo to self: Horse first, cart second.

There are a lot of interesting ways of looking at the world...
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shadowblade:

Why oh why did I have to read your blog. Now you got me started (it does not help that I actually study Social Science at university either), if I was inclined to say anything (I am not but I will anyway), us humans tend to structure our world in order to be able deal with it. We use stereotypes, Concepts, theories, codes, stratagems, etc in order to deal with each different situation that we are in.

The only time that we tend to "come un-done" is when these frameworks spill out from own personal boarders and are forced onto others. Racism (or any other "ism") is an example of this, Racists tend to cling very tightly to their personal Stereotypes of different races and most of them are bolstered by peers and social groups, but, because they do so does not equate that "All Stereotypes are bad". There IS an kernel of truth to most stereotypes, they ONLY become bad when we use them to generalise them to other individuals that we encounter that fall within that category. Neither is socialising for that matter, but, it can be a bad thing in some situationswink

frameworks do serve their purpose, as they can help us to avoid hypothetical danger (if I encountered a dark alley, I sure as heck would not walk down it unless I had a torch), and situations that we are not fond of and like or not, we are taught how to act because of them (some of choose to break them in one social circle, but that does not mean that we do in another). what it boils down to is learning the limits of these frameworks and what is appropriate for them.

...well, um, yes... great blog post Dan, keep on Philosophising, it is good for the soul!

aepaul:

Well, when you get that Giant Robot Army going, let me know. Not insulting your manliness by any means, but I don't think you'll be able to handle more than a million. So let me know if you need some help. smile

Monday Oct 05, 2009

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I'm not a joiner. Never have been.

Even with causes I believe in, I'm more attached to the work or the people than the organization. I'm too socially restless to identify with any one group. I get what I need, give what I can, and move on, looking for new experience.

Groups are interesting though.

I've reconnected with a group I...
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shadowblade:

... looking like a comedian... maybe it is a reference to the way you dress? Hairstyle?
whatever
Probably a comment that was based on a whim.

It is always good to catch up with people that you have not seen in quite some time.smile

Saturday Sep 19, 2009

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Latest article is up here"

http://suicidegirls.com/news/geek/23790/Dan%20Brodribbs%20Geek%20Love%20Problems%20No%20Problem/

In Other news, here's an editorial:

A Facebook friend of mine posted <a href="http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/note.php?note_id=159653134739&ref=nf">this note</a>. If you're too lazy to look (or not on Facebook), here's the short version: it's on...
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Sunday Aug 30, 2009

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I've revisited the topic of leading in my latest Suicide Girls article. Leading tends to be a controversial subject on this site, so I'm interested in reading what people think

Article is here:

http://suicidegirls.com/news/geek/23782/Dan%20Brodribbs%20Geek%20Love%20Leading%20Love/
realistic67:

I hate to say it but your pretty much waiting for the Ice burgs to refreeze before even one tenth of women start being the lead past drunken telling you your hot. (see my journal...)

I think it's a loss cause..... I'd say work on being more out there and outgoing. It's a skill, like comedy... I mean if you can do that... charm and seduce a crowd into laughing you should be that bad with women.

Then again who am I to talk... I'm kind of enjoying my escape from sexual desperation.

Saturday Aug 15, 2009

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urielquinn:

I was starting to think you weren't doing them anymore...
Now I'm off to read it.

Thursday Aug 13, 2009

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It would be a lie to say every bad decision I've made recently has started with a phone call from Heavy Metal, but it seems like a significant number of my misadventures are marked with the fingerprints of the reigning OSCW champion.

Last night, I was feeling very smug, self-satisfied, and proud of how responsible and mature I was being by going to bed...
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urielquinn:

Hahaha.
What an entertaining evening.
Kudos to Brent, what a champion. smile

realistic67:

Hey, I gotta ask... Why three blogs?