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silence is golden

I’m a man of few words.  If you don’t know me in real life, you can tell this because my posts are never much more than 350 words.  And no, that’s not because I’m not smart enough to come up with more to write about.  Stop thinking that.  Stop it!

It’s because there isn’t a lot to say.

Things About Life can be summed up a lot quicker than most people think.

Person: “How do you feel about the continuing war in Iraq?”

Me: “Bad idea.”

Person: “Tell me about your childhood, what was your relationship with your father like?”

Me: “I drink a lot.”

See?

There is no need for lots of words.

Life is really not that complicated.  Sometimes it sucks and sometimes it doesn’t.  That’s really it folks!

Because I’m a man of few words, I cannot stand people who talk a lot.

It drives me fucking crazy – especially in the morning.

Just a couple minutes ago this guy came into the office just blabbing about complete nonsense.  Well, it wasn’t really nonsense – it was just stuff that I didn’t want to hear about – which to me meant it sucked.

He started talking and all I could think was this:

Shut the fuck up!  No one cares about your wild experience at Starbucks on your way here!  No one!

I didn’t say that, but I did say, “Wow!  Someone took some fucking energy pills this morning!  Let’s take it down a notch, okay?”

It got my point across because the room got silent right after I said that.

This moment illustrates my point – there is usually no need to talk.

When you think you have something to say, think about it for twenty seconds and you’ll probably realize it’s dumb or you can say it with a lot less words.

Now let’s all play the quiet game.

First one to speak gets a fist in the eye.

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another

well, it’s another blog. I have a sports related one that I’ve had for a little over a year now, but I wanted something where I could just hash out the crap that isn’t related to sports, yet somehow relevant to me. And maybe (hopefully) some of you. I’m not good with computers or anything, so don’t come here expecting any fancy things. I just like to write, and I usually have some things going in my head that I need to get out – so here you go.

I chose the picture for the blog because this is my stop on the c. Brilliant and creative right? Also, my picture/username is Apollo Creed, because I like Rocky and I thought it’d be fun to name it appollocreed. Then, after I made it that, I find out you can’t change the name. Which I was going to once I figured some witty thing to put in there, but since you can’t change it – there you go again.

Let’s see. Oh, I live with my girlfriend of about 4 years, and we just got a puppy named Jack. We got him from a shelter on LI, and he’s 5 months old. He’s a bit of a bitch, so you’ll be hearing about him I’m sure.

Also, I’m a cynic and I tend to make fun of lots of things. I have been called a “grumpy old man” more than once. So I might make some of you mad when I rant about something that I hate. Please take it all in stride, as my gf says, I am a lot like Larry David – you just have to get to know the real me.

But really, the real me isn’t that nice, so it is what it is. Anyway, first post done, and work is winding down (finally) so I hope to get the normal stuff rolling tomorrow.

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