Archive for April, 2012

Puzzle pieces that fit together

The #1 Mistake Men Make When Wooing Women

Or: The Frequent Flub Females Bring About While Fishing for Boyfriends

It is an all too common mistake.  Many of my friends have admitted to making it.  And I’ve been guilty of it on many an occassion.  Unfortunately, once made, it becomes a recipe for heartbreak.  So what is this heinous mistake?

Trying to change who you are for a particular woman.


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Endless cubicles!

So tired
If late
Get fired
Why bother?
Why the pain?
Just go home
Do it again
–Norman B. Colp

The above is printed on the ceiling of the Times Square subway station in New York City.

A quick caveat: I like my job, I do. And I do think making money is not only necessary, but also fairly enjoyable. It allows me to buy nice things and fund my many (mis)adventures. But let’s face it. There are times when Work. Just. Sucks. Big time!


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An anchor and lifesaver

The squall that has been my life over the last few months is finally starting to quiet down. What has heartened me considerably is to hang my mind on constants–things like my Japanese paper lantern, the only piece of furniture I brought with me from New York.

I remember watching a video in college about a psychology experiment done with orphaned monkey infants. In the lab, some of them were given a metal statue that was intended to act as a sort of surrogate mother. Others were given the same metal statue, but covered in artificial fur to imitate their real mothers. And the last group was given nothing at all.


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