Month: January 2012
|Now This is the Kind of People I Could Watch!|
I made a joke earlier today about the concept of people watching (implying that the only time I watch people is at strip clubs.) Personally, I find the idea of people watching as an actual pastime rather galling. Sure, most anthropological & behavioral research is essentially people watching, but that’s done under controlled conditions or with a rather specific and educated focus.
Wouldn’t it be funny, or at least just weird, if some insane people watcher decided the people around him were just too boring and took to engineering situations so that what he watched would be more entertaining?
I did, at the very least, accomplish a couple of things last year. First, I managed to read a book and complete a video game at a rate of at least one per month. Sadly, since I continued buying books and games throughout the year this did not eat into my backlog at all. Second, I managed to land a full time job after the disastrous 2010. Third, I got to knew a handful of awesome new people by more aggressively pursuing connections through Meetup.com. No romance to be found, though.
Hopefully this year has some more significant gains for me. Or at least I get to maintain the status quo for a little while before the next big life-ending event.
It was weird. I was in some weird office-like environment and it was filled with people who I worked with at my last full time job. I was so happy to see them. I hugged them and we talked about my career and I was so positive about how things have turned out even thought what I was talking about was no different than my real life experiences.
I’ve seen a lot of science fiction stories about dopplegangers or evil twins, but what if somewhere out there is another me who’s just so damned chipper?
I’d need to find him and kill him.