Thursday, February 14, 2008

Another one...

This time from The Girl|

Archive meme.

Go back through your archives and post the links to your five favorite blog posts that you’ve written... but there is a catch:

Link 1 must be about family.
Link 2 must be about friends.
Link 3 must be about yourself, who you are, what you’re all about.
Link 4 must be about something you love.
Link 5 can be anything you choose.

Post your five links and then tag five other people. At least TWO of the people you tag must be newer acquaintances so that you get to know each other better...and don’t forget to read the archive posts and leave comments!

So that's how it goes. As you may be aware, I havent't been blogging on here for long, so I'll do my best and maybe just provide you with some text in place of links, should I not have anything relevant.

Family Post: Pets. I think this paints an interesting picture of my family, at least while I was growing up.

Friends Post: I haven't really done a friends post yet. Maybe because all of my friends are back in Australia. My friends are awesome. I miss sitting down the river over summer, drinking beers, skiing, wakeboarding and sitting round a fire talking crap with them. I don't think I appreciated it so much until I came over to the UK and went from being surrounded by friends to being a face in a crowd. So friends rock. I hope you all have some.

The Me Post: I haven't really done a who I am and what I'm all about. The closest I have is this
I think I might do a bit of a 'me post' some time soon.

Something I love: Tough one... I don't think I've posted about anything I love. Mainly because I'm not sure what I love. I love trying new things and going new places and just generally learning about things. I love my girlfriend. Heaps. I love spending time with my mates. I love the sense of accomplishment that comes with things you've worked hard for. Be it a promotion, cooking an awesome dinner, landing a Backside 360, tackling two people and managing to grab the ball and handpass it off to your team mate, intercepting a fast ball heading in to the goal shooter or ordering a meal in Czech. I love to be able to do things. I hate things I can't do. Unless I can improve at them, then I'll stick at it.

Anything Link: I dunno... Maybe I'll just post some stuff I wrote ages ago for something else...
OK, this is something I wrote a while back when I was super-hating my old job and feeling pretty lonely, depressed and worthless.


Every day you're bombarded with useless information. Your available memory gets used up by trivial values like client ID's, urls, item codes, login details, phone numbers, street directions.
Do you ever wonder if your brain is glazing over?
Sometimes you feel like each empty piece of information you take in is like a tiny grain of sugar which along with all the other grains of sugar, melts to create the toffee which covers the apple, which for the sake of this particular analogy is your brain.
Now, if there's enough sugar (or enough information) and hence enough toffee, it's impossible for the significant or important or beautiful events that are worthy of remembrance to break through this glaze and register in your memory.
Thus, instead of remembering the name of the cute girl you met the other night, you remember a client's registration code. Instead of recalling an anniversary, your mind regurgitates a certificate number. Rather than reminiscing about the image of a mountain silhouetted against a burning sunset, you remember one of a thousand other utterly hollow pieces of data.
Eventually, your entire thought process becomes consumed by your requirement to absorb all these granules of detail and you're no longer able to recall anything that is of value to you.
You become completely numb and you only process what is given to you and nothing more. Not because you don't want to but because you don't know how anymore.
You're no better than the computer you're sitting in front of.
At some stage in your life, you reach that fork in the road where you have to decide:
Do I want to really use my brain or do I want a toffee apple?

Umm.. yeah, so that's it... Not much else to say... Hopefully I can do this meme again in a year's time and have all manner of stuff to link to... We'll see...

I'm not a fan of tagging people, so if you wanna do it, let me know in the comments so I can come read your stuff. Five of you do this and some good thing will happen for 5 years and the man/woman of your dreams will kiss a baby that will turn into a tasty biscuit that you'll eat and thoroughly enjoy. Alternatively, if you don't do it, a small starving child in Africa, that has to walk 5 kilometres to the nearest well and only gets a bowl of rice per week will stub its toe on a log.

Can you live with that on your conscience?
Do it.


Fever Dog said...

The last time I ignored a meme, the Gulf War started. Not making the same mistake again.

Also, do you have an email address? Enquiring minds want to know.

jiminycricket said...

Geez man... That's alot to have on your shoulders!
I do have an email address... I thought it would have been displayed somewhere but I might put it up as text.
In the meantime, it's at gmail dot com
Enquiring minds? How mysterious...