Archive for April, 2002

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Here’s something kinda neato that I found. It’s your birthtree based on the date you were born.

SG, signing off.

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I was waiting for the train this morning and saw this Pacific Bell van-truck parked. This guy was grabbing one of the 2 ladders which was attatched to the roof. The thing is, every time I see a truck of sorts with stuff tacked on to their roof, it makes me a little nervous when I drive behind them. I mean, what if suddenly the ropes or whatever becomes undone and the ladder comes flying at me? Perhaps I’ve watched way too many movies, but I HAVE seen mattresses on the highway before.

Then last week when I was washing my car with M & P helping. P drove up in his car with his bike still attatched to the roof. As he drove up, I could see the bike wobbling about. I decided to check out the attachments and such. Geez, it’s held down with some thin straps to the wheels and a clamp of sorts on the pedal area. Yeah, those bikes make me nervous too because they’re so tall when they’re sitting on the roof of a car. I’m sure they’re secure, but I just can’t help but wonder sometimes.

Anyways, I inspected the other ladder which was still on the roof and noticed that the only thing holding it on to the rack was this strap. It looked like a belt. You know, the kind that you wear. I was thinking “THAT’S IT??” Perhaps there was something else to keep it strapped down that I couldn’t see from where I was standing. Yuck. I think whenever I see a car with stuff attached to it, I’ll continue my habit of cutting over to the next lane.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Dang fools… somebody moved my car from the garage and parked it outside while I was away.

SG, signing off.

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Woah, I’ve missed lots of days of writing. Heh, I guess it was somewhat of a busy weekend. My girls’ team had a 3-day tournament for a national qualifier. It started on Friday and yesterday was the last day. More on that later though. The quick story is that we didn’t win the tournament. We did pretty much go undefeated for 2 days and were eligible to play for a bid to Nationals. We came close, but unfortunately, lost in yesterdays’ single-elimination bracket play. Oh well, we still have a chance.

Oh yeah, and I never really gave details about the 5-hour car washing thing. Heheh. More details on that too.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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I’ve totally forgotten about the Relaxing Ritual:

Puzzled:
“Wake up your brain! Nothing is as distracting as trying to solve a complex word or number problem. You can buy a book of them, or find them in newspapers and magazines. Keep a thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle around as an ongoing relaxation project. Puzzles of all kinds are absorbing, distracting, relaxing, and entertaining.”

Oh yeah, here’s yet another guy’s response on the hitting on someone who’s already with another person:

[insert email]

“i think if you are really interested in someone who isn’t hitched, you owe it to them and yourself to let them know. Now, i won’t go into timing, because i don’t really know at what point you have to speak up…

Anyway, the fundamental belief behind this view, one which i was convinced of by a close female friend, is that we are all active, independent participants in search of that ‘right’ person. A woman that is someone’s GF, has a right to know her options just like a guy does. The woman isn’t there to be won and defended. Plus, all she has to do is communicate no, and it is over.”

[end email]

So there goes another vote in favor of approaching a girl who’s already in a relationship. This reminds me of a friend who said that a the boyfriend won’t stop him from approaching a girl. In fact, an engagement ring doesn’t stop him either. The only thing that’ll stop him is the wedding ring. Now, my question is, what happens between your relationship with the person? Does it get weird? Can you still be friends? Is it worth risking the friendship in case things get too weird to get over?

The weather’s been really nice. I hope you’re all getting out there and catching a few moments of sun. Tomorrow is a new day.

SG, signing off.

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I just wanted to clarify that I didn’t mean to compare women to pie or car lanes, in case any of you out there might have interpretted it that way. I meant to say with my analogies that people’s behaviors can be reflected with those examples. My appologies.

Anyways, I had my interview today. Whew, glad it’s all over. I had to speak with 5 different people. They were all very friendly and asked me many of the standard interview questions. I tried my best to answer these questions as best as I could. I know that I fumbled a bit, tripping over my words here and there as I was caught off guard once or twice.

The toughest part was with the big boss-woman. She had an agenda in mind, and pretty much rapid-fired the questions at me. Just when I thought it might be over and could relax a bit, she turned her monitor over so I could see it, and asked me what I would do about such and such. I’m fairly inexperienced when it comes to interviews. I haven’t had many in my lifetime. I guess the few that I did have, landed me jobs. Lucky me.

I have no idea if I bombed the interview or WAS the bomb, but if I had to guess, I’d say somewhere in between. The search continues.

SG, signing off.

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Back to the stealing a girl topic. I received a response from B, so I thought I’d post part of it here. He touches on points that are totally true. He does it bluntly, but he’s got a point there.

[insert email]

“The way I see it, any girl who is not your friend’s girlfriend is up for grabs. If the guy is not your friend, then who really gives a shit about him? If he can’t keep his woman in line, that’s his problem, not mine. There are a number of reasons why I think stealing a girl is legitimate….

1. Most guys would turn around and do the same to you.
Don’t let anyone try to tell you different b/c it’s the cold truth. It’s a dog eat dog world out there, and if you’re not keeping an eye on your woman and keeping her happy, and keeping her in-line, there are about ten guys lined up ready to pounce on the opportunity…Sometimes you gotta be the jacker instead of the jack-ee. No one should only get the short end of the deal.

2. Most women are emotional weaklings who prefer to stay in a shit relationship than end it and deal with the loneliness of being single.
What should a guy do when he likes a girl that is taken? Sit around and wait? Don’t hold your breath - a lot of women don’t bother being single - they line up the next guy before they ditch the current guy…

3. Life is too short to wait around.
If you see something you want, you do what it takes to get it. I don’t know about you, but I don’t see an overabundance of women out there who fit my exacting standards. Why cockblock myself just b/c she has a boyfriend, especially if she isn’t really happy in the relationship? If she’s unhappy, and the relationship really isn’t a good fit, it will eventually fall apart anyway…”

[end email]

I’ve always thought that you shouldn’t “invade” on other people’s “territory” (I’m using this term LOOSELY). I always thought it’d be disrespectful and outright rude. The thing is, LOTS of people out there are TOTALLY rude. I mean, just look at the drivers out there. You can be as courteous as you damn well please, but you know what? Somebody else is gonna be rude to you. It doesn’t matter if you let someone cut in front of you, because eventually, some day, somebody will most certainly cut you off. Not to be all pessimistic and all, (actually, I am being like that right now) but I’m being realistic.

In a perfect world, people would respect each other. They would treat others as they would want to be treated. Unfortunately, we don’t live in “fantasy-land” where that can be a reality. Instead, we live in a world where everybody is trying to get ahead. We live in a world where people will do as much as they can to make themselves happy so as long as their conscience would allow them to sleep at night.

Dog eat dog, kill or be killed, survival of the fittest. Hmm… I think it’ll take a while for me to actually think trying to steal a girl is a good idea, but at least after all I’ve heard, I no longer find these types of guys to be scum of the earth.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Errands, errands, errands… but first I wanted to mention that I got a response from what I said about the A&F thing as well as the guy stealing some other guy’s girl. I’ll post them up later.

SG, signing off.

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I’m pooped. Spent the day cleaning my brother’s car…5 hours… an hour for every year that it was neglected. More details tomorrow.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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I’ve been wondering about this topic because I know that I’ve talked about it with people in the past. Anyways, it’s about if it’s okay for a guy to make a move on a girl who has a bf already. Now, I’m sure there’s a different discussions of sorts for the opposite happening, but I’m just going to talk about this first one first.

Well, the question is, what do you think of it? I mean, here, we have a guy who knowingly is hitting on a girl who’s already taken. Is that sleazy or is that okay? Now, for the guys that I’ve talked to about this, they say that it’s okay as long as they don’t know the dude. What the…? What’s the difference if they know the guy or not? I mean, they’re still being rude or whatever to someone else.

I guess the reasoning for some guys is that they don’t know who they’re trying to steal from so it doesn’t matter as much. I mean, it’s just a faceless person. For example, say your work fridge has a yummy-looking strawberry pie. (I like strawberries, heehee). And say it was unlabeled. Does that mean it’s up for grabs? I mean, OBVIOUSLY, someone put it in there with the intent of having it later. The fact that you don’t know who it belongs to makes it less of a posession and more of a free pie. You would have no idea who you’re stealing the pie from, so it’s not SOOO bad.

Okay, so then what if there was a name written on it? All of a sudden, there is a face that belongs to this pie. In fact, it turns out that it is your co-worker who is a few cubes down. Wouldn’t you feel way more guilty stealing from someon you know?

Okay, I’m not saying that women are like pie, but you get the gist of what I’m trying to say right? Hmm.. I didn’t really explore the topic so much. I only offered a guy’s perspective on trying to steal away someone else’s gal. Hmm.. perhaps next time I’ll stick to what I plan on saying.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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