Saturday, February 1, 2014

2014

Well.

Yeah.

So...

I work in a call center. I've resigned myself to the fact that this is what my User wants me to be doing. It's not super exciting for me so I wonder how He could be enjoying it, but who can comprehend the workings of an immense yet obviously deranged mind?

I'm single. I have been for four years. It upsets me when I think about it. I cry, "I'm lonely! I'm bored!" to anyone who will listen. However, when I am not dwelling on it I feel that my life is pretty OK. I have some great friends and family who care for me. I am liked at work. My home is essentially a "storage closet", but I am comfortable this way. I have food and fun. I don't have a legitimate excuse to complain.

Still, you know, a nice, soft, warm female form to hold onto and caress would simply make my world! I sometimes think that is why I don't have a girlfriend. If I had romance then my life would be perfect and I might not ever try to do anything else. Love is the carrot my User dangles just outside my reach so that I keep going forward.

But again, that's just an idea. I love my User but I still think He's kind of nuts. Of course, He'd have to be. He made me, right?

Alright. See you again in two years!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Social Networking

So it has been about two years since I created this blog account. I completely forgot it existed. Now that I know, what to do? What to do?

I have been working on creating an "online presence". basically this means that if you go to Google and search for me (dworldmoney) you will find me. Maybe it's lame but this is how I am leaving my mark on the world. I am sharing my mind with anyone interested to partake.

The idea to have a place completely dedicated to my imaginary worlds has been rolling around in my brain lately. Maybe this would be a good place for that project?

I am also thinking that if I am going to go through so much trouble to be seen I ought to be doing something worth seeing. I will spend a little time considering "challenges" I can accomplish and document. The goal would be nothing more than to be able to point and say, "I did that."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Shane's Pez

My 9 yr old nephew collects Pez dispensers.  I will list them alphabetcally both by group and by name so most will appear more than once. For example "Buzz Lightyear" will be found both under "B" and "T" for "Toy Story".

Total Pez's owned as of 10/13/2010: 61

A.

Ahsoka Tano - "Star Wars, The Clone Wars"
Alex (the lion) - "Madagascar" (x2)
Anakin Skywalker - "Star Wars, The Clone Wars"

B.

Bambi - "Disney"
Bat, black - "Holiday"
Bat Man, blue cowl - "Comic Books"

"Beauty and the Beast" - Belle

Bee - "Bee Movie"

"Bee Movie" - Bee

Belle - "Beauty and the Beast", "Disney Princesses"
Buzz Lightyear - "Toy Story" (x2)

C.

C3P0 - "Star Wars, The Clone Wars"

"Cars" - Lightning McQueen

"Comic Books" - Bat Man, blue cowl
"Comic Books" - Iron Man, gold and red
"Comic Books" - Spider Man, blue and red (x2)

D.

"Disney" - Bambi
"Disney" - Donald Duck
"Disney" - Micky Mouse
"Disney" - Tigger

"Disney Faires" - Rosetta
"Disney Fairies" - Silvermist
"Disney Fairies" - Terence
"Disney Fairies" - Tinkerbell

"Disney Princesses" - Belle - "Beauty and the Beast"

Donald Duck - "Disney"

E.

Easter Bunny, brown face, pink body - "Holiday"
Easter Bunny, white face, lt blue body - "Holiday"

F.

"Finding Nemo" - Nemo (x2)
Football, Texas Longhorns

G.

Gloria (the hippo) - "Madagascar"

H.

Hamm, piggy bank - "Toy Story"

"Holiday" - Bat, black (Halloween)
"Holiday" - Easter Bunny, brown face, pink body (Easter)
"Holiday" - Easter Bunny, white face, lt blue body (Easter)
"Holiday" - Heart, transparent red (Valentine's Day)
"Holiday" - Jack-o-lantern (Halloween)
"Holiday" - Polar Bear (Christmas)
"Holiday" - Polar Bear, transparent (Christmas)
"Holiday" - Santa Claus, transparent (Christmas)
"Holiday" - Snow Man (Christmas) (x2)
"Holiday" - Vampire (Halloween)

I.

Iron Man, gold and red - "Comic Books"

J.

Jack-o-lantern - "Holiday"
Jack Sparrow - "Pirates of the Carribbean"
Jesse - "Toy Story"

K.

Kowalski (the penguin) - "Madagascar"
"Kung Fu Panda" - Po (x2)

L.

Lightning McQueen - "Cars"

M.

"Madagascar" - Alex (the lion)(x2)
"Madagascar" - Gloria (the hippo)
"Madagascar" - Kowalski (the penguin)
"Madagascar" - Marty (the zebra)

Marty (the zebra) - "Madagascar"
Micky Mouse - "Disney"
Mike Wazowski - "Monster's Inc"

"Monster's Inc" - Mike Wazowski

N.

"Nascar Helmet" - Darlington 60 yrs
"Nascar Helmet" - Jeff Gordon, Dupont
"Nascar Helmet" - Kasey Kahne
"Nascar Helmet" - Matt Kensith
"Nascar Helmet" - Tony Stewart, Home Depot, orange

Nemo - "Finding Nemo" (x2)

O.

Obi-Wan Kenobi - "Star Wars, The Clone Wars"

P.

"Pirates of the Carribbean" - Jack Sparrow
Po - "Kung Fu Panda" (x2)

Q.
R.

R2D2 - "Star Wars, The Clone Wars"
Rex, dinosaur - "Toy Story" (x2)

S.

Santa Claus, transparent - "Holiday"
Shrek - "Shrek"

"Shrek" - Shrek

Slinky Dog - "Toy Story"
Snow Man - "Holiday" (x2)
Spider Man, blue and red - "Comic Books" (x2)

"Star Wars, The Clone Wars" - Ahsoka Tano
"Star Wars, The Clone Wars" - Anakin Skywalker
"Star Wars, The Clone Wars" - C3P0
"Star Wars, The Clone Wars" - Obi-Wan Kenobi
"Star Wars, The Clone Wars" - R2D2

T.

"Thomas the Tank Engine" - James, red w/# "5"
"Thomas the Tank Engine" - Percy, green w/# "6"

Tigger - "Disney"
Tinkerbell - "Disney Fairies"

"Toy Story" - Buzz Lightyear (x2)
"Toy Story" - Hamm, piggy bank
"Toy Story" - Jesse
"Toy Story" - Rex, dinosaur (x2)
"Toy Story" - Slinky Dog
"Toy Story" - Woody

U.
V.

Vampire - "Holiday"

W.

Wall-E - "Wall-E"

"Wall-E" - Wall-E

"Winnie the Pooh" - Tigger - "Disney"

Woody - "Toy Story"

X.
Y.
Z.

Unplaced:

There's a baboon whose origins I could not identify.  He doesn't appear to be from "Madagascar" or "The Wild". He's definately NOT Rafiki from "The Lion King".

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Adult Teenager

I have no idea what the future holds for me.  For the first time in my life I am not terrified by this.

For twenty years I worried about surviving, living well and trying to mimic the lifestyles of other people who carried the label of "success" on their clothes, houses and cars.  I made a sincere effort to be a "good husband and father".  When that life fell apart I picked up and tried to do it again.  The second attempt fell apart too.

I noticed the other day that at 36 I am still doing the things I did when I was 16.  I hang out in my room listening to music, drawing, collecting toys and comic books, and daydreaming about sci-fi/fantasy worlds I make up to entertain myself.

Why did I start to think that a romantic relationship was required for me to be happy?  I mean, I would certainly enjoy the company of an attractive woman who shared my ideas, values and sense of humor.  The differance is that I used to think that being alone was a dismal sign of failure.  I would go with any woman who would have me just so that I wouldn't be alone.

"Love" and money have failed to bring me happiness.  Planning for the future has proven to be a sure fire path to failure.  Wallowing in self pity over history that can't be changed doesn't do anything positive for me either.

I asked a friend if she thought I was merely weird or if there was something genuinely wrong with me.  She told me that she thinks I am a creative individual looking for a way to express myself.  I feel that is the best analysis I've been given since I was in my twenties and the actress Elmarie Wendel took my face in her hands and told me that I wasn't an evil thing of darkness, but a child playing in a dark cave, spooking himself for fun.

My body ages but on the inside I stay the same.  I guess that's why I'm so good with kids.

I am tired of feeling ashamed of myself for liking comics instead of cars, toys instead of sports, board games instead of one night stands.  Why do other people feel compelled to condemn me for being "immature"?  I don't condemn them for choosing to become boring old people. 

My life works for me.  The people I care about care about me in return.  When the situation needs to change I will rise to the occasion and do what needs to be done.  Until then it's action figures and rock-n-roll all the way!