Everything Old Is New Again

...Or at least most things are, and the rest are trying to be.

My ex texted me today. We're still texting, as a matter of fact. Here are some of the things I have learned in the past half hour:

Her friendship with her best friend (who hated [hates?] me) is over.
Her friendship with her "big brother" is over.

Her former best friend
my former best friend

She wants closure.
If we can be friends again, great. If not, oh, well. If we can, but not yet, that's cool, too. This is all subject to the approval and involvement of our respective fiancées. Drama at its least likely to ever see a video camera.

What with Echo's ex only recently having left the picture, and mine now back in it, not to mention the fact than my ex (henceforth called "C") once ran in the same circles as A, this should prove to be quite the "interesting" summer.



There aren't words to describe just how good it felt to visit Grandma and Grandpa today in city-about-an-hour-South-of-here. We sat and talked for awhile, and the word "engaged"was used in front of Echo's family for the first time; we had the best chicken soup I've ever had; Echo and I taught Grandma and Grandpa how to play Mexican Train dominoes; and we had TURTLE TRACKS ICE GREAM!!!!!!

It's truly amazing the degree to which spending time with family and having fun can outright remove any Devlin that may be going on in your life from the realm of the conscious (Echo and I just recently saw Just Go With It).

It is now late and I am desirous of sleep. Maybe I will tell you ("you" meaning the ONE person who both reads this blog AND doesn't know) about the Devlin that's going on lateer. Like in the next post I make.


Seriously, stop reading now.

Oh, right.

That WOULD be easier if I stopped typing, wouldn't it?

I'm tired...



"A reads WEBCOMICS?!"

I have been repeating that uncomprehendingly for hours now, both aloud until it got annoying, and inside my head after the fact.

Until tonight, I had thought A was an individual with whom the only things I would ever have in common would be Echo, B, and music, in which we have very different tastes. Then the unthinkable happened.

In the middle of a conversation between the four of us, relating to technology, A pipes up with a reference to Control-Alt-Delete!!!

Now, I don't know if I have emphasized, or even mentioned this here, but the extent of A's gaming is Wii Sports, Kinect Adventures, Dance Central, and some Super Mario Bros 2. So to hear undeniable proof that she reads CAD is like finding a forum post on foxnews.com signed "President Barack Obama" from an IP backtraced to the white house. WTF in a very good, but nonetheless colossal way.

This means that not only do we have something in common that Echo and B don't as much yet (when time allows, Echo and I will be reading the archives of some of my favorites), but that said "something" is something I not only like but love.

It's true. I'm passionate about webcomics.

Now I know that any future SDCC plans won't have to be just Echo and me, nor Echo, B, and me, with A running around and screaming at cosplayers (although, she's entirely likely to do that anyway). No, there is a possibility, no matter how big or small, or how far into the future, that she'll be as excited for her second time as I am for my first.

And that sounded a lot less dirty in my head...

"Scotch Tape"
Bond With Someone at Least a Little
REWARD: Eventual ComiCon tickets


How To Be A True American: Step 1: Be PROUD To Be An American. Step 2: Paperwork. Step 3:... THAT'S ALL THERE IS!!!!!!!

This was sent to me by my mom, who got it from my dad, who got it from a guy at work:


'My Fellow Americans: As you all know, the defeat of the Iraq regime has
been completed.

Since Congress does not want to spend any more money on this war, our
mission in Iraq is complete.

This morning I gave the order for a complete removal of all American forces
from Iraq . This action will be complete within 30 days. It is now time to
begin the reckoning.

Before me, I have two lists. One list contains the names of countries which
have stood by our side during the Iraq conflict. This list is short . The
United Kingdom , Spain , Bulgaria , Australia , and Poland are some of the
countries listed there.

The other list contains every one not on the first list. Most of the world's
nations are on that list. My press secretary will be distributing copies of
both lists later this evening.

Let me start by saying that effective immediately, foreign aid to those
nations on List 2 ceases indefinitely. The money saved during the first year
alone will pretty much pay for the costs of the Iraqi war. THEN EVERY YEAR


The American people are no longer going to pour money into third world Hell
holes and watch those government leaders grow fat on corruption.

Need help with a famine ? Wrestling with an epidemic? Call France ..

In the future, together with Congress, I will work to redirect this money
toward solving the vexing social problems we still have at home. On that
note, a word to terrorist organizations. Screw with us and we will hunt you
down and eliminate you and all your friends from the face of the earth.

Thirsting for a gutsy country to terrorize? Try France or maybe China .

I am ordering the immediate severing of diplomatic relations with France ,
and Russia . Thanks for all your help, comrades.. We are retiring from NATO
as well..

I have instructed the Mayor of New York City to begin towing the many UN
diplomatic vehicles located in Manhattan with more than two unpaid parking
tickets to sites where those vehicles will be stripped, shredded and
crushed. I don't care about whatever treaty pertains to this. You creeps
have tens of thousands of unpaid tickets. Pay those tickets tomorrow or
watch your precious Benzes, Beamers and limos be turned over to some of the
finest chop shops in the world. I love New York.

A special note to our neighbors: Canada is on List 2. Since we are likely to
be seeing a lot more of each other, you folks might want to try not pissing
us off for a change.

Mexico is also on List 2. Its president and his entire corrupt government
really need an attitude adjustment. I will have a couple thousand extra
tanks and infantry divisions sitting around. Guess where I am going to put
'em? Yep, border security.

Oh, by the way, the United States is abrogating the NAFTA treaty - starting

We are tired of the one-way highway. Immediately, we'll be drilling for oil
in Alaska -which will take care of this country's oil needs for decades to
come. If you're an environmentalist who opposes this decision, I refer you
to List 2 above: pick a country and move there.

It is time for America to focus on its own welfare and its own citizens.
Some will accuse us of isolationism. I answer them by saying, 'darn tootin.'

Nearly a century of trying to help folks live a decent life around the world
has only earned us the undying enmity of just about everyone on the planet.
It is time to eliminate hunger in America . It is time to eliminate
homelessness in America . To the nations on List 1, a final thought. Thank
you guys. We owe you and we won't forget.

To the nations on List 2, a final thought : You might want to learn to speak

God bless America .. Thank you and good night.'

If you can read this in English, thank a soldier

Must... Not... RAGEQUIT!!!!!!!

So yeah, I haven't blogged in awhile. Sue me.

This week's assignment in my intro to psych class has three parts: give an example from Remember the Titans of each of six prejudice-related psych things, tell of two times you've seen prejudice decrease, and tell how you're prejudiced now and how you could work on fixing that. Sounds innocuous enough, except for the fact that I don't have any prejudices.

I am fully aware that everyone you see has eir own life and is going through their own struggles, most of which are probably at least as bad as yours and similar in nature. Some stupid people have blond hair. Some also have red, brown, black, green, or purple hair. I apparently can't get better than a 70% this week unless I'm an asshole.