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November 15, 2004

Social skills…or more accurately…the lack thereof

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 10:49 pm

Do you ever feel like you have a “friend quota” in your life? Maybe it’s just me. It seems that in the last week I’ve inadvertantly (and advertantly) alienated a few friends and renewed a few neglected friendships. Hmm. It’s almost an even swap – person for person. It’s not like I try to only maintain a certain number of friends, it just seems to happen naturally somehow. Weird.

So according to what I’ve read and heard lately I really need to watch the movie Swingers. I’ve never seen it but it sounds like it’s very entertaining, maybe even educational, and it’s highly recommended. Apparently it’s got some good dating tips in it…. LOL. I’m learning more and more just how out of sync I am on dating knowledge. Things I’ve been told lately: it’s actually rude to pay for everything, never give options on dates (i.e. make all the decisions without requesting input from her), and if a date lasts for several hours then part of it BETTER be back at my place. What the hell? When did courtesy, tradition, and being a gentleman go out of style? I have a dark side too – maybe that’s what I need to start pulling from for dates. I swear, it’s almost that people are telling me to be arrogant, be a dick, assert your alphaness at every chance, expect sex, yet respect her by allowing her to pay for things otherwise you’re showing her she’s not an equal. I’m so confused. You may be asking, “what kind of people are you getting this information from?” (I would be). Men, women, friends, and strangers. It’s been very consistant advice on all platforms. I’m learning, but it’s some serious culture shock.

I started compiling my netbackup stuff but didn’t realize how much work it was going to be to organize and offer it up in a web format. I’m also starting the process of re-orging my mythtv and ps2_xbox pages. That probably won’t formulate for at least a few weeks, but I seem to have a few personal projects on my plate these days. If only I could find time for my guitar too.

Have I said lately how much it pisses me off that I’m listening exclusively to country these days? Pisses me off to no end….. I’m not supposed to like country but I find myself even singing along on occasion. A woman got me started on this – dang women.

I think this would classify as a rant post, what do you think?


  1. As a female, I would just like to say that if you took me out on a date and made me pay for part of it while not even being interested in my input AND expecting sex, I would tell every girlfriend I had what a complete and utter jerk you were and they would all agree with me. And I would never go out with you again.

    I would put that in the category of “bad advice”.

    Comment by Anonymous — November 18, 2004 @ 12:24 pm

  2. See, that’s what I thought too…. Thanks for the input =)

    Comment by Demented Penguin — November 18, 2004 @ 5:04 pm

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