Yesterday I wrote about conspiracy theories and learned that you guys aren’t real fond of that sort of thing. I think 10 people read it. I try to talk about everything out there not just my personal employment situation or my social angst. Posting everyday is hard sometimes subject-wise so when someone gives me something to write about I will usually write about it. I am a huge fan of conspiracy theories because honestly, I love seeing what people come up with to explain our world and the events that surround us. I am also fascinated with ancient cultures and their messages that were left behind that are completely lost to us or indecipherable at this time.
My post the other day, “Religion is Dangerous” got someone so riled up they called me a bigot and and atheist – I am a little offended by the bigot part and I don’t care about the atheist part. What people think my faith is or isn’t is really a non-issue for me. My faith doesn’t match up with any organized religion and if that makes me an atheist well I guess that guy was right (except an atheist has no faith so that guy was wrong). Also as many of you already know – if you ask me a question I will answer it. However I have decided to no longer waste my time with people who start off with personal attacks or who are so freaked out by some words on a screen that they feel name calling is an appropriate response.
Also, depending on the subject – I am not always writing about my personal belief system. Sometimes I play the devils advocate just to get people talking. I like taking the unpopular side of an argument and defending it even if it goes against what I actually think. One of my favorite things in school was debates. If I were a better student I totally would have joined a debate team and we would have won everything. People who know me, understand that I can talk with at least some factual knowledge about anything. Even if that factual knowledge is “I don’t know a darn thing about that” I will go find out about it and come back to the conversation later armed with at least some information and usually a perspective that is – well to put it nicely – unique.
Also, I’ve written over 100 posts now and someone yesterday read every single one of them. Who are you and how long did that take? Hell, I couldn’t even sit and read everything I’ve written in one day. My sleuth skills tell me that it is someone maybe trying to figure me out. Maybe it was the guy who called me a bigot. Hopefully it was someone who wanted to check out my writing skills and hire me (wishful thinking). Even when I find blogs I LOVE I don’t read every single post they ever wrote. So anyway – that makes me curious.
I had originally planned on writing today about my own conspiracy theories or how I have put several different theories together to make one that actually kind of makes sense (to me anyway). However, I decided to scrap that for now since it is no fun to write posts that people don’t want to talk about. So that left me with a writing black hole for today – which kind of sucks because I woke up early. It’s 4am and I don’t have anything to write about.
I have been maintaining my media blackout. I still haven’t watched the news and I have abandoned Facebook (mostly) to watch the Sopranos DVD set I got for Christmas. I know, I am a little late to the Sopranos phenomenon but I seriously love that show. I have an unhealthy love of mob and mafia stuff and the fact that this was a ‘modern day’ mob story – well I just love it. I had no interest in it until I met the guy who played Anthony Junior (Robert ller) at a poker tournament in Atlantic City. Everyone was whispering , “That’s Anthony Jr.!!” I mean everybody. This poor kid can’t get away from it and the show has been over for a while now. I had never heard of the kid so I was the only one out of hundreds of people who wasn’t star struck on some level. Hes a smoker and so am I so we had a nice cigarette chat – and I think he was relieved that I didn’t mention the Sopranos even once (until he did because of some other people who wanted to meet him came outside). We talked about poker. I asked him if it annoyed him that he can’t just hang out without the whispers, and he just shrugged his shoulders.
It was weird watching the Sopranos after meeting him – the guy I met was an adult and now I am watching him grow up on this show; he was like 10 when he first started. If I ever run into him again, which is possible (dude is a pretty good poker player) and if I ever have money again I will start playing tournaments again, but I think I would still just stand outside and bitch about the hand I should have won, rather than how much I enjoyed him in the Sopranos.
Anthony Jr. aside – I really miss my poker fixes. I love poker. I am good at it – not great; you will never see me on T.V. but I am good enough to go to A.C. play the cheap tournaments and finish in a place that usually covers my buy-in and dinner. I do love the game though. Maybe tomorrow I’ll write about poker and the joy that casinos and airports give me. Casinos and airports – the two best places to people watch and the two best places to talk to complete strangers without them thinking you are some sort of weirdo. If I tell Stephanie I need my “people fix” she knows that means an overnight trip to A.C. to play poker and talk to strangers. Also, I am not a crazy gambler. I play poker, and if I do well there I mosey over to some of the table games. I usually spend no more than $100 of my own money – most of what I play with belongs to the casino (or other poker players) and the casino usually gets it back – but I am just happy to play games for a while and talk to people. If I ever managed to win a huge amount of money I would probably pee myself right there on the casino floor. I wonder if that has ever happened.
So Dear Readers, I guess I am done rambling for today. Since I am up so early, maybe I’ll work on that book for a while.