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I miss TDH…

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Anyone still read this site anymore? Is TDH destined to be but only a blur in our memories? It appears to be so. I guess I’ll just say,

Thanks for the memories TDH!

Thanks for being there to bring a bunch of nerdy kids together!

And tho we hardly use thee anymore, you won’t be forgotten on the connections you have helped us make.

“Don’t turn your computer on Bill – that guy can look into it”

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Ubuntu LogoWhy is it some people are still ignorant when it comes to computers? Aren’t we past the point where computers are a mystery to everyone? Do people still think they are a passing fad? I just read this short blog post that I thought was hilarious. Maybe some of you will enjoy it. It’s about a guy commuting to work and listing his top 10 things overheard while he was working on his Ubuntu loaded laptop. The #4 is the best one, enjoy.

If you believe in God then you must be dumb!

Friday, June 13th, 2008

So today on Telegraph, “Britain’s No.1 quality newspaper website” they had an article called “Intelligent people ‘less likely to believe in God'” . After reading this narrow minded, egotistical view of the world and its inhabitants, I can’t help but feel insulted. Believing in God has influenced my life because it was how I was raised and has helped me structure my value system and helps direct my morale compass. People are raised in different ways and are directed towards a certain way of thinking mainly because, at the time, we don’t know any better. Must be another idiot!

As adults, we can CHOOSE to continue to believe in God or not. I personally still use the lessons taught by the bible from when I was growing up and morales conveyed through sermons of the priests at mass whenever I occasionally go to church. I am not a BLIND believer and I will question things that I’m told to follow blindingly. That shouldn’t reflect on how intelligent I am or effects on how high my IQ is. I think that the Professor Richard Lynn of that university should be careful about simplifying his research like that. It makes him seem unintelligent.

Cubs VS Sox: An epic battle of Good VS Evil or just another Marketing Gimmick!

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

So on Sunday, I went to the Cubs VS Pirates game. They won by the way 4 to 3. I have to admit that having all those bars close by made the whole baseball-going experience better. The view of Wrigley from my seatNow, should I feel guilty for going to a baseball game and having a good time? No. Would I have enjoyed myself better if I had gone to a White Sox game? Definitely. Does that make me a trader for going to see the Cubs? No.

At the end of the day, I still prefer the White Sox. We may not have all the “cool” bars near U.S. Cellular Field but our team doesn’t require you to be drunk off your ass (which I was at the Cubs game) to watch them play. So I guess what I’m trying to say is…

GO SOX!

Growing Up: Does that necessarily mean growing apart too?

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Lately, it seems that our group has been hanging out less and less. Is it because we have even less time than we did before; Because of work and/or school? Is it because we have found new friends to hang out with? Or is merely just because we never really had any real interests in common, so we make no effort to stay in touch? Maybe we were never  real close to begin with? Add a little bit of guilt for some people and some embarassing moments for others and what we have here is what I like to call our “current state of friendship”. At least, that is what it seems like to me. I’m sure some of you aren’t as apart as others. Some of you guys prolly still hang out with each other every weekend.

So why care now? Why am I talking about this like it’s something new? I mean I’m sure most of you have seen this starting back when we ended our last LAN party. After people stopped bringing their computers to Greg’s. I am sure everyone’s lives have been filled with something new and exciting like jobs, friends, co-workers, girlfriends and other exciting life events and no longer have time to even COMMUNICATE (talk/text/email/IM) with old friends (if that was what in fact we were).

I just want to make this clear before people start offending other people. I’m not accusing any particular one person. I’m not singling anyone out. I’m not saying its any one person’s fault. As a group, I think we need to find more AND new cohesion for this group. Bring back dinner night, join a sports league together or something else. The past will always be filled with good times (Vegas was my particular favorite), and we’ll always have that. It’s what defines us as people. Our past experiences have, for better or worse made us who we are today. I just want people to know I may have pushed some of you away before but now I want to change that. I want to welcome you all to my home (well technically Dan’s, but you know what I mean) and stop by, for some (i want to say tea here but that would be kind of gay) beer or even a game of Wii. Let’s catch up! We might not have every interest in common, but maybe we can find one together? (wow, that WAS gay. LOL.) We can start with the upcoming social event, An’s Birthday. If we even put a little bit of effort, maybe we can have more good times and continue to create wonderful memories for all of us to share.

Thank you for reading and God Bless!

Remember when it use to be cool to post on blogs?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Well I see the TDH blog website has been getting lots of great posts in the past few months. So I decided to post something for you all to read!

Remember when it was cool when you posted stuff on your blog site?

Yeah, I don’t either. So here’s to posting less and less until TDH blogsite is no more.

Huzzah!

Spam – Not the tasty food in a can

Friday, July 27th, 2007

What is up with all this spam that hits tdh? I mean it use to just be in our email accounts but now it has seeped into our blog site. Shouldn’t there be someone monitoring this shit. It freaking ridiculous. I’m sure you already know the statistics on how much spam goes through the internet daily. But seriously this is out of control though and I think they should make a law or if they have, start enforcing it more maybe. Thats my two and half cents on that.

Life goes on…(is that a TV sitcom or something?)

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

The new year of 2007 is a new beginning for most. For some, like myself a recent college grad, it’s a new chapter in my life.  I get to look for a job where I will no doubt, spend the better half of my middle age life. What’s next for me? Who knows? Certainly not Fate, God or even Me. But I do know this. The next few weeks I will spend time reflecting on what matters to me. Loved ones like friends and family are not always going to be around forever. Sometimes you forget that wrapped up in your daily so-called life. So before you skip the next family gathering or even just lunch with your friend, think twice about going. Because Life is just a series of moments. Go out and make one for yourself.

Become a U.S. Citizen in less than 10 minutes

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Today, the sky cried as Bolivia lost another of her citizens to the United States. Today was the day I swore allegiance and took an oath to become an American Citizen. What does it take to become an American Citizen, you may ask. Is it a magic incantation recited over a naked virgin covered in blood? Is it a baptism that cleanses your soul which absolves you of sins past by a priest that has powers unimaginable to mere mortals that can only be described as god-like?

The answer is YES. When you go to swear in, you go to a holy temple to perform the ritual called a “Dirksen Federal Building.” This ritual can only be performed by a highest of the local priests sometimes referred as “jugdes from the U.S. District Court Northern District IL.” The high priest is so sacred that she cannot be photographed only looked at. Not even the ground she walks on where the miracle is performed is allowed to be photographed. Before the high priest can perform this sacred of rituals, she requires the canidates to be kept in a certain order so as to not to have chaos on her sacred ground. So she designates helper altar priests called “INS Officers” who confirm who you are and verifiy that you are indeed holy enough to stand before the high priest. They do this with varies tests. One of which is a questionaire of ten questions. One question asks you if you joined a communist party or nazi party in the last 30 days. Only after completing this test and mark it with your signature may you enter the sacred ground of the high priest. Once everyone is seated in the order you entered the temple can the ceremony begin.

Although the canidates need to arrive at 8am the high priest does not actually need to be present for the preparations so she arrives about an hour and fifteen minutes later to ensure that we are commited to the ceremony. Once the baptism begins, we are kept quiet as she receits some incantations to prepare for the actual conversion.Me recieving my American Citizen Certificate

When she finishes speaking, as if possesed by some great spirit, everyone raises their right hand and begins to recite an “Oath of Allegiance” spell. In this “Oath” spell, there is stuff about renouncing previous states and sovereignties and to support the new tribe and its laws by taking arms against all enemies, foreign and domestic. After all said and done you awaken to a feeling of a passion for your new home. You feel compelled to say a little prayer of your own called “Pledge of Allegiance.”

Once all this is completed, the high priest’s job is done and she retires to her cavern of darkness. The altar priests rush to the newly joined brethern and give them a holy piece of a tree that signifies that you have been freed and now everyone must acknowledge your new freedom. It also serves as proof to all who doubt you of your religious experience so you may obtain another one that is used for traveling.

The whole ceremony takes less than 10 minutes long. Afterwards, you feel like going to your home to reflect on your experience. Trying to leave the sacred temple is a lot harder than getting in because you find yourself surounded by other bretern who want you to join their group for “Voting” for some new leader. They inform you that you can now participate in future holy events like “jury duty”. After doing this, you may leave the temple and walk back into the dark and stormy weather outside where you only have your thoughts left wondering whether this was all worth it. I will keep you posted.

Written on: July 20, 2006 @ 17:08 Edited on: Post Date

Ways of the Anti-Social Hermit

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

I know once in a while we like to keep to ourselves. Sure we have a busy work/school week interacting with others and being social so its okay for us to want to take a night off from people we don’t know. Yes, it does require us to put on a social face to be out of our comfort zone. To act a certain way, to keep our comments tasteful, and in general pretend to be that “normal” person society thinks we should be. All this so that others may want to stick around and become friends with us. Maybe even find that special someone you can spend the rest of your life with, Man or Woman. Then maybe one day, after we get to that level of comfort, show them our true selves. A sick, twisted, disgusting, grotestic, pesimistic, unhappy, hateful, gross, and overall a disturbed individual. So why even bother putting up with this? Why should I even care whether. I have friends and family who I can talk to. Friends come and go and lets face it. Family may not be around all the time seeing as our lifespan is 100 years or so. Sometimes families send their old folks to a retirement home early just so they don’t have to deal with “Grandpa”.

In life, there are two certainties: Death and Taxes. The closer you get to death the more you ache to be surounded by people you can call friends and your family. People you have known for years since you started to hang out in High School, College or even Work. Not that you can’t make new friends in a Nursing home but if you’re set in your ways of staying home more than trying to be social. You are on your way to spending your remaining years ALONE with a nurse being the closest thing to a piece of ass. Life can be filled with regrets. I myself, already regret not being more social in high school. I am not saying I am the most social guy you can meet. I sometimes enjoy a night of vegging out watching tv or playing computer games online. But now, I know that I can’t spend my life being anti-social I need to try to go out to meet new people. So that one day, when I do meet that one female that complements me and we can spend the rest of my lives togther NOT BEING ALONE and I can write my own happy ending.