Thoughts while at work today…

So I sit here all day at work, hearing all kinds of things. I’m on the phone, I’m hearing others on the phone. I thought today I’d get with it and write some of this stuff down. Here are some quotes from the day:

“Her name was Peach. Wow, that’s a name you don’t hear everyday.”

“You still have a rural route address. Is this 1974?”

Thing 1. “I’ll try to get that for you.”
Thing 2. “I need that to even call your customer, without it the job won’t move forward.”
Thing 1. “Oh, well I guess I’ll work on that then, they are expecting this to go quickly.”
Thing 2. “Only as quick as you get me the info.”

“We’ll be there tomorrow around noon. OK. Great, thanks, bye.” – This one is here only because it’s the best conversation I had all day, short and to the point. No BS to deal with.

So then I got totally distracted at work, what with the driving all over creation and dealing with over dramatic events. One was even called a travesty. Drama doesn’t go away when you leave high school folks, it just gets more personal and less important to getting anything done.

My decision to leave Facebook

I have decided to leave Facebook. I have been a member since October 10, 2005, about a year and a half really. In that time I’ve amassed a mere 97 friends, all of which I know in real life. I’ve coordinated events and gatherings, joked with my friends about life. Posted blog entires, seen pictures from all over the world of just about everyone doing just about everything. I keep up on my friends’ comings and goings, joys and tears, and I’m leaving. Soon.

I’m leaving because I can’t see a need for it anymore. The friends that I want to talk to have my cell number, my email address or know how to contact me through my website. The other people that I know, those that I rarely talk to or haven’t talked to in years really aren’t going to contact me anyway, I have no real desire to contact them either. I would have already if I needed to.

I stayed this long honestly because of the NCAA pool, I thought I was doing well, and honestly I didn’t do too bad, just not enough to win anything really. I have become annoyed by Facebook’s constant need for my attention, events, pictures, pokes, requests… Random phone calls at 2am about Dave Matthews. All of it. I don’t need it anymore.

I’m tired of the invites to things I have no interest in. I’m tired of checking the site to check on pokes or friend requests. It’s a big rumor mill. Who’s doing what with whom and when. It’s more drama than I need in my life. I’m happy using phones, email, and even face to face conversations to stay up to date on people that I care about.

To those of you who are my friend on Facebook, check my profile fast, get my website, AIM, and cell info, if you need to contact me do so. I have no problem talking to any of my friends, I just won’t be participating on Facebook anymore. To those of you who don’t know me on Facebook. Thank you for your continued reading on my site and I hope you’ll continue to do so.

To Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook, I wish you well my friend. I wish you would have seen the light and sold out when you could have, I predict a mass exodus of Facebook soon. Not solely because of me or even partly because of me, because people are looking for better ways to do things, they want to be connected to those around them both literally (school friends) and figuratively (some guy in Vancouver with a D&D guild similar to yours, or something like that). I cannot say that I won’t be back on Facebook (no one really knows, but most likely I won’t), I may show up on some other social networking site, Virb has been sounding like the next big thing lately. I’m there but just as a placeholder for now. Friendster should be your case study of what not to do. If you can innovate and keep people happy with your features and not turn out to be the next MySpace, you might do OK, otherwise I fear others will write the same post I have.

So long my friends, buddies, and network companions.

MOVIE REVEIW: Closer

CloserCloser (2004) Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Clive Owen

An intriguing story of passion, drama, love, and abandonment involving two couples, which only gets more complicated when the man from the first couple gets acquainted with the woman from the second coupling.

OK so this was my second Netflix movie. It arrived right on time as expected. Unfortunately it wasn’t as good as expected. Natalie Portman just always seems like a little girl to me, the thought of her being a stripper is not quite right. Julia Roberts seems to have smaller and smaller parts each time I see her in a movie, she appears to be a main character here and I just don’t think she’s really in the movie enough. Clive Owen and Jude Law are also in the movie, they both have those annoying accents that just drive me up the wall. Does jude law’s hair always seem to look totally wrong to you. Clive’s accent is just over the top for me, plus I think he needs a shave for most of the movie.

On to the plot, Natalie with Jude, Jude falls for Julia, Clive ends up with Julia (with a bit of a twist) after she rejects Jude. Jude leaves Natalie (why man, why?) for Julia and Julia leaves Clive for Jude. Nothing works out, everyone hates everyone that they’re not currently in love with. As I said, not the greatest. It’s not a love story, not a drama, Natalie plays a stripper and Julia looks more and more like… well whatever someone who always wears long amish-esque dresses looks like. Don’t see this movie.

MOVIE REVIEW: Crash

CrashCrash (2004) Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Matt Dillon, Ryan Phillippe.

Several stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles involving a collection of inter-related characters, a black police detective with a drugged out mother and a thieving younger brother, two car thieves who are constantly theorizing on society and race, the distracted district attorney and his irritated and pampered wife, a racist veteran cop (caring for a sick father at home) who disgusts his more idealistic younger partner, a successful black Hollywood director and his wife who must deal with racist cop, a Persian-immigrant father who buys a gun to protect his shop, a Hispanic locksmith and his young daughter who is afraid of bullets, and more.

This is a movie that totally hits at the racial prejudices that I think almost everyone has. There are Asian-Americans that some of us think we can’t understand, there are African-Americans that feel intimidated to be in a white part of town, just before they steal a car. There are African-Americans who are racially profiled by police. There are police officers who are so scared to admit that they are really prejudice deep down that they end up shooting first and asking questions later. There are… well alot of people who don’t realize how prejudice they are against everyone else.

I think this movie was actually really good, the story was a bit weird at times but all in all a good flick.
If you’re into having your own prejudices towards people of other races and ethnicities questioned this is a movie for you. If you’re into movies with a little bit of action and a good bit of drama, check this out.

Changes ahead?

The words “I’m feeling analytical today” just popped into my head.
I’m not sure what that means really, it just popped up.
It’s overcast and a bit rainy today, its got my sinuses messed up and generally has me in a poor mood. I need sunlight poeple!
A new school year bring all new drama right? Nothing new here. Friends, relationships, and social things in general are causing drama lately. I feel like I should exclude specifics right now, but suffice to say that I feel like great changes are due anytime. I’m just not sure what.
I guess I’m just going to stick to my thing, school, work, extra-work, Sudoku, poker… that takes up everything now, except weekend, nothing is going to come between me and those, that’s my “me” time.
I need to just win the lottery and then I coudl deal with all new problems. $92 million this Saturday.

A prayer

Philippians 4:6 (NIV) Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

For those of you who don’t know yet, I was told this week that my company will eb closign at the end of the month and I have to find a new job. That coupled with all the drama with my friends and family lately has made life pretty horrible. I feel like crap lately, just tired all the time and not motivated to do much. I’m getting ready to go to bed, but thought I should post something in case anyone didn’t know…

Monday is over… kinda I guess

This is our theme for the week so far...It’s late we just got home from clubbin… well we went to go clubbin downtown and didn’t find anything. We did end of at one place… some electronic piece of crap bar thingy… Then we walked around town and junk… Orlando isn’t a bad town, just a bad one for spring break I guess… We’re going out tomorrow to check out the town a little better in the day time and see if we can’t find something that will be better. Today was kind of a dull day I guess you could say. It rained… but I hear that at home they are getting 3 to 5 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow so it’s all good. We went to a mall and junk, I bought a new coat which I really like but it’s probably something I could have gotten at home. I think one thing that we’re all forgetting is that we’re here to just have fun and goof around, we don’t’ have to plan everything and all go the same place all at the same time, I think I’m just going to start realizing and going my own way with stuff… too much drama tonight that’s for sure. I could write more probably and I probably should but I need to go back and join the gang now I suppose, I’ve kind of enjoyed just sitting here alone with my music on and enjoying a frosty beverage… 🙂 anyways though I’ll write more later when I have time… Most likely tomorrow night…