26 November 2008

We're All Gonna Die

No, I'm not depressed and I'm not borderline suicidal either.
Yes, I'm a big fan of Heroes. Although lots of people say that it's lost its edge, I still luh-huve it. Very much, very deeply and very fondly.

At the beginning of ep 3x10 (for the die-hard fans: at 9 min 4 secs) Brea Grant playing the character Daphne Millbrook says
We're all gonna die...
Yes, we're all gonna die. Someday. Eventually.

I can only speak for myself, but tomorrow will be the first day of the rest of my life.

So what is today? The day before the first day of the rest of my life? How long will my life be? Who knows, who cares? I once heard that TODAY matters. What about tomorrow? Too complicated? Too ethereal? And what does it have to do with HR? And what does "ethereal" mean?

[switch to HR topic]
Too touchy-feely pink-and-fluffy?

[now we're back to HR]
Yeah, HR is all about emotions and being nice to each other.

Oh wait, aren't HR peeps known to be tough as nails, emotionless and slaves to the corporate line? Yes, no, maybe, a little, a lot, very much, not at all?

In case you've been wondering: no, this post has no purpose.

I've been enjoying some time off the Interwebs. One year ago I would have felt miserable being away from the Net for more than 5 hours. At the moment I haven't been posting for quite a while, I check my emails once a week (usually) and have been ignoring Twitter completely (hey, is it true that Twitter rejected a multi-billion offer from Facebook?).

Tim Ferriss would probably call this a "mini-retirement" from the Web.

I'm too young to be a retiree, but it's never too early to retire.

Okay, I'm not sure if the last statement sounded cool, insightful, lame or whatever. Maybe some Net-addict will add it to some online quotes database?

Buddy, are you still checking my blog from time to time hoping that I will post something? If so, puh-leaze leave a comment ;-)

And now for the punchline:
I enjoyed my time being (more or less) offline. I miss being (actively) online. I love writing. Lately, I didn't have anything to write about. But the Bamby movie told me one thing: If you have nothing nice to say, shut the fuck up. Or in my case: if you have nothing interesting to write about, just read books, try out Ramsay's Broccoli soup (it's delicious!), watch Heroes and have a good time.

And that's the Word for today.


Anonymous said...

Every body deserves a vacation from the Intertubes. Nice that you do some cooking, though. The last time I tried Gordon's Broccoli soup my Blitzer broke down. Weeks later I still found pockets of dried broccoli soup in my kitchen. Not a nice experience.

G Neil said...

I agree. While it's nice to be busy and productive, we all need a little break every once in a while. I love Tim Ferriss' idea of mini-retirements. Wish I could say I've been able to take one already, but I can't. Fiji sounds nice right about now ...

Happy Employee said...

@Anonymous-coward-who-don't-want-to-reveal-his identity ;-)
Wish I had a blitzer...

Makes me think of Xander Cage: Bora Bora...

Anonymous said...

We are all gonna die, we just don't know when...

In the meantime have look at some motivational tips from Bob Parson's.