The Force Is Strong With This One

So once again the fiancée has left me to my own devices again this weekend. (YEEAAAAHHHH PAAAARRRRTTYYY). No not really. Worst case scenario I hit the airsoft arena for an all day session followed by sitting at a friends house till the wee hours of the morning shooting the shit and having a couple of cold ones. I know….a real ragger.

However, instead of fighting with her not to bring me something home I relented. ONLY because she sent me a picture of the make your own light saber stand in the place she was shopping. Needless to say with zero objection from her and some help from my future brother in-law a custom light saber will be in my position in a few short days.  (Squeeee.) (Yes, I am knocking on the door of 30 and no I don’t give a shit what you think of me. It’s the Wars bro and that’s all you need to know.)

Gentlemen please take note here. If you find a woman who is willing to put up with you AND WILLINGLY BUYS YOU A CUSTOM LIGHTSABER. SPRINT your ass to nearest jewelry store and buy an engagement ring. I’m more than certain you won’t find anyone better.

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And then there were 10….

Every couple of years ever since I had starting helping with the Shrine Circus we would loose a member of the unit. However within the last few years we have been losing someone every year. Such is the way with old age, but its starting to take its toll on the rest of us.

It sucks for a lot of reasons. For every unit member we loose that’s actually two people because of the ladies auxiliary that is involved with each unit. So basically when the male unit member passes we normally won’t see his wife anymore either. Logistically its starting to hurt.

For me its a little more personal as well. Yes, I have to put a little more hustle in my shuffle to pick up the slack a little more, but I have also lost something as well. The men and women that have watched me grow up and taught me a little bit about life each year will soon no longer be around to give me a hard time, but also be the mentors and elders I looked forward to seeing each year. I’m not sure what else to do other than to say thank you for making me a better person.

On a more personal note a special thank you to my fiancée for helping this past evening. Made working the snack a little easier.

Facebook Friends

At the moment I have 177 friends on Facebook (FB). 180 is the number I can never seem to break and I am perfectly fine with that. People add me as they interact with and inevitably we will connect on social media. However, as time goes and we stop interacting in the real world or cyber space I will purge people from friend/contact lists. I honestly just don’t like to have a litany of people to go through.  For the people who have anywhere north of 300 friends/contacts I call bullshit.

There is no way you possibly interact with all of those people on a monthly basis especially when we are talking about 1,000+ individuals. In that case I hope your profile is a fan page. After many months of coaxing I finally got my fiancée to start clearing out some of her friends on FB. She was pretty close to 1,000, but I figured out a few things.

1. People will either deactivate their account or just become inactive so over time the webmasters will begin shutting them down so essentially you are friends with non-entities.

2. How many of them are actually someone you know and not just robo accounts?

3. Finally when is the last time you interacted with some of these people. My personal belief is that if I haven’t interacted with you in the last 6 months even if it was you just commenting on something I posted to break my balls I have no reason to maintain contact with you. Especially if your news feed is nothing but drama and unwarranted bitching.

Now she does have  a small side business so having more than 300 contacts is understandable, but 1 & 2 are holding true.

What I am trying to say here is think about purging your friends/contacts list. Clean out non-active profiles, get rid of the robots so your personal info is less vulnerable, and start thinking about if you really need to continue being in touch with some of the people. You’ll have less BS to sort through and you’ll see more things from people you actually want to interact with.