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Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
This is one of the quotes that come to mind for me when people ask why I'm doing something, usually something public and out of character. If I fail, I'll be remembered by many as a fool, an incompetent, but at least I'll be remembered as opposed to forgotten. The more contemplative form of Nike's motto, encouraging consumers to "just do it."
One of the many bad parts about not posting for a long time(aside from the constant bitching from everyone) is the fact that I am left with a seemingly endless amount of ground to cover in my first post, delaying it further and further. It ends up being kind of a Catch-22, I don't post because I have so much stuff I imagine I have to write, I have alot of things to write about because I don't post. So, in any case, apologies.
Since my family has been cast to the winds recently I've gotten my Christmas gifts early from my mother. I now have a leather jacket, innumerable other clothes, and iPOD, and a belly full of fine food. Armed with these, my father and I are going down to West Palm Beach to visit my aunts(the two of them that live there who are my aunts Diane and Patty, my aunt Linda living in California, and my aunt Wendy living in Maine). I like my aunts and all but I don't see them much, that whole wing of my family has been removed from my life for a good while now and it can be a bit awkward sometimes, as nice as they are. How Christmas will go over down there, I'm unsure. In a few hours my father and I will drive down and stay until the 27th.
In other news, I now have a car, a white 1998 Chevy Malibu to be precise. As far as looks go for those of you who haven't seen it, it's the quintessence of the teenage car in every respect, so just imagine that in white.
I feel that I should write more, and I will when I get back from Palm Beach in a few days, but in the mean time I with two things. The first is an article on Christmas that should make alot of sense to all my more level headed readers by Dr. Peikoff and can be read here: http://capmag.com/article.asp?ID=2254
Secondly, I've decided that my favorite Hindu god is Ganesh, the god of general ability and production(basically the capitalist god). He has the head of an elephant, complete with probiscus, as well as four arms. If you'd like to know how to better worship Lord Ganesh(including his birthday, favorite offerings, best day of the week to have a chat, etc.), feel free to go here. Also, he is pictured above.