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Relationship Woes

So I've been putting this off for some time now but I guess I need to put it out there.

Before I go any further let me just create the frame of reference that I'll be using during the course of this post.

Fantasy: 19 - 25, Ideal/Perfect: 26 - 33, Tricky: > 34

Ok, so I'm a relatively young man in my early 30s and of late I've been having these weird ideas of finding a companion (female of course), who was made just for me, and settling down. What's the problem you may ask, especially with so many women around?

I've interacted with a lot of females in the "fantasy" category and most are willing, sometimes too willing. They are young and impossibly good looking, as the category name suggests. Again you ask, what's the problem? Outside of physical attraction, there exists the possibility that there wouldn't be a solid connection. Females in the "fantasy" category are oft-times focused on the material things (cars, money, clothes, parties,…

I Hate Love

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.” ~Neil Gaiman

Possible Discovery

Ok, so it appears that I'm experiencing the effects of an extremely traumatic event in my childhood. The only problem is, I didn't have a traumatic experience.

Imagine Cup 2010 Update

The long awaited day has finally arrived. The day when Team EDUC8 gets to present their solution, eSCAPE, to a panel of judges in a bid to progress to the second round of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2010. The guys have been working nonestop since arriving to ensure that a viable solution is available. With little or no sleep the previous night, the team kicks off the day with a competition briefing at 8:30AM. We are expecting to present at around 12:00 but find out that we're going in at 6:00PM instead. Not a problem. That means some extra time to get some shuteye before the big moment.

The time to present is fast approaching. We're working out bugs that decide to pop up, and make final revisions to our presentation script. We move to the presentation room, quickly set and await the the judges entry. They arrive a few minutes before our scheduled time and as the clock hits 6:00PM we begin.

It was a shaky start but the guys quickly recovered and settled into their flow. There is 20…

Just saying...

Warsaw is quite the city. I've quickly gotten use to the fact that the sun sets at around 9:30PM in the summer, seeing that I rarely go to sleep before 1:00AM. What's really interesting is that the sun begins rising at about 3:30AM, that's about 6 hours of night yet despite this, the city never sleeps. I actually went out with the guys for some food, lamb kebab to be exact, minutes after 2:00AM. I really think I could et used to living in a country like this.

Ah well, no more random thoughts running through my mind so I'm gonna go.

Imagine Cup 2010 Update

So this year's Imagine Cup is officially here. Poland is a really lovely country. A country that has risen from the ashes and boasts having economic growth during a recession. Warsaw is sunny and cool and simply a wonderful summer location to visit.

In my previous post I promised photos of my journey to Poland:

The day of the Opening Ceremony:

Arrival in Poland

So I've arrived in Poland for this year's Imagine Cup. After traveling for over 19 hours I think I'm about to crash. As the competition progresses I'll give updates and photos.

But for now pożegnanie. ruguh...

Nokia N900


Cause to be Uneasy

"If the universe is not governed by an absolute goodness, then all our efforts are in the long run hopeless. But if it is, then we are making ourselves enemies to that goodness everyday and so our case is hopeless again. God is the only comfort, He is also the supreme terror: the thing we most need and the thing we most want to hide from. He is our only possible ally, and we have made ourselves His enemies. Goodness is either the great safety or the great danger - according to the way we react to it." ~C.S. Lewis

V for Vendetta

Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villian by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengence; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.