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If you think you are free...
Then no escape is possible...
- Unknown writer on a bathroom stall wall

x Jeremy M.


Tool Die Eier Von Satan Lyrics

Eine halbe Tasse Staubzucker
Ein Viertel Teelöffel Salz
Eine Messerspitze türkisches Haschisch
Ein halbes Pfund Butter
Ein Teelöffel Vanillenzucker
Ein halbes Pfund Mehl
Einhundertfünfzig Gramm gemahlene Nüsse
Ein wenig extra Staubzucker
... und keine Eier

In eine Schüssel geben
Butter einrühren
Gemahlene Nüsse zugeben und
Den Teig verkneten

Augenballgroße Stücke vom Teig formen
I'm Staubzucker wälzen und
Sagt die Zauberwörter
Simsalbimbamba Saladu Saladim

Auf ein gefettetes Backblech legen und
Bei zweihundert Grad für fünfzehn Minuten backen und

Bei zweihundert Grad für fünfzehn Minuten backen und
Keine Eier...


The Eggs/Balls of Satan

Half a cup of powdered sugar
One quarter teaspoo salt
One knifetip Turkish hash
Half a pound butter
One teaspoon vanilla-sugar
Half a pound flour
150 g ground nuts
A little extra powdered sugar
... and no eggs

Place in a bowl
Add butter
Add the ground nuts and
Knead the dough

Form eyeball-size pieces from the dough
Roll in the powdered sugar
And say the Magic Words:
"Sim sala bim bamba sala do saladim"

Place on a greased baking pan and
Bake at 200 degrees for 15 minutes

Bake at 200 degrees for 15 minutes
... and no eggs
So I went to the ASU DISC meeting which is a club for IT professionals at Arizona State University. They seem to be a nice group of people, and I think I will try to go to the club again. Membership is $30.00 which is a bit off putting. Yet if the presentation given tonight is any indication of what I may get from this club, then it may well be worth it.

First part was a class of sorts going over HTML, and such "programming" conventions. Nothing I haven't seen before, but it never hurts to brush up on things.

Second part was a presentation by a company by the name of Deloitte Consulting. It has caught my interest and attention. I asked more specifically if they work in the entertainment industry, and more specifically the video game industry. They man smiled and went on to briefly describe how they did some major work on the Blizzard/Activision merger. They were also working with blizzard in regards to consulting game design even. Can't imagine the specifics of that, but let me say I was intrigued and interested. I think I will be trying for a summer internship with them this upcoming summer.

A possible internship with a well known an reputable company would be only a good thing. They said it was specifically during the summer and for 10 weeks, I believe. So there is no chance (if all goes well) that this could step on my education time at all for whatever have left. So again I am gonna try for it.

There comes a catch though... their offices I would be mainly operating out of are in Sacremento, CA, and Seattle, WA. This brings me back to an obvious fact I will need to decide on how I will deal with. My interest in the Tech industry means I will have to go where the work is. More and more this means I will have to consider moving out of state to be part of any said company I work for. I most likely can't stay where I am at if I want to be successful in my chosen career path.

Now I already know where most of the big tech hubs are. In CA: Silicon valley, San Francisco area. In WA: Seattle mostly. In TX: Austin. East coast is likely to be mostly in area of M.I.T. and other such big tech colleges.

As for this particular oppurtunity, I will very likely be operating out of Sacremento California. As an intern I will be a low rank member in one of their projects. I will indeed be doing real work, and not just fetching some higher up coffee and general useless slave work. Also kicking off my career with a well known consulting firm like Deloitte can hardly be a bad thing. If my career moves on to other companies, then this will still garner some attention and respect. So if my desire still ends up to be working for a video game company like Paragon Studios or Blizzard, then I will have some serious real world experience to show as my background. Maybe a more round about path to where I wish to go, but it still leads to the same rainbow.

Yet there are many other ramifications... friends... family... my girlfriend... my kids. I can't even fathom how I will juggle it all when the time comes to begin travelling to do the work I must. I don't know how they will all react and accept this change either. Something I will more have to take a step at a time as it happens. I guess at the moment I can't plan any better than that, but I still need to take steps to get a real career going. This is for me, and just as importantly for my kids. More income means I can support them better. Yeah it may sound weird that I want to be able to send off a bigger child support check, but in some ways that means a better living for my kids. I am good with this. Eventually they will grow up and move away from home, and I can still give them that support as they wonder down the path of life. I do all this work now... to secure my future. They are my future. My lasting creation that will go on after I am gone. Sure I dream some pretty odd things in my future, but they are my reality that I know will be there in that future. The kids grow up and move away, but you never stop being a parent.

So yeah... so pretty big heavy things on my mind, but I remind myself to take it step at a time. It isn't gonna all happen at once, and I should just handle them as they come up. Try to put some forethought into things, sure. Yet be patient and wait till each element comes up to be dealt with and move on to the next part of life.

In other news about school, I am hoping to have some time to speak with my advisor about what is basically left to do in order to finish out my degree. Get a better idea of the end date for this degree I am working on. The vaguely "in a year or two" answer I give everyone is kinda wearing thin... even for me. Mostly cause it has been like that for to many years. Time to make an assessment of my progress so I have a way to plan where I am going from here. I know that my time till the real start of my career isn't far off, and I need to get a better idea of where that career is and what company I am working for.

I am 37... and I really don't have alot of time to dink around in a career to prepare for retirement. Almost 40, and that gives me... what... 20 years tops to work towards it? Spoke with my finance teacher, and he said I would have to save something in the order of 3 million dollars by the time I retire to have a reasonably comfortably retirement. Likely to be more like 5 million all said and told, I am betting. Need to find good work where I can save as much as I can as soon as possible. Looking back I really feel like I wasted so much time getting to where I want to be. Sure they are parts of my life I really needed to live through, but I occassionally feel I could be so much further along. Still I aim to make progress, and I still have some time. It will be rough, but anything worth having is seldom easy.

So there I am. Rambling and all. Yeah I am still about, and I hope the friends who read me here are doing well with their lives as well.

May you all be well, and happy.

x Jeremy M.

Movie I watched and like...


As a friend of mine would put it (Yes you Jeff)

There is no better way to die, then by a ninja!

This movie proves that. It is a bloody action flick (like gallons and gallons of blood... very anime style) with a very slim story and metric fuck tons of ninja martial arts and all around ninja badassery!

If you like shallow action flicks that put all the money into *ACTION!*, then Ninja Assassin is the movie to watch.

I am still geeking out over it!!!

x Jeremy M.

Link if unable to view:

A very awesome video that gave me chills!
Please repost this video and link to your friends! Good stuff!

x Jeremy M.

Story snippet I thought of...

The cool rain fell down about me. The rain tracing a stream through my soaked hair. Water finally soaking through my trenchcoat enough to mix with and cool down the hot sweat of my recent exertion. My mind feeling a bit numb as the aftermath of fighting for my life. I let my weapon slip from my hand. Quite aware of where it is, and yet not caring. The moment of its need is gone, but never for very long.

I walk slowly forward to the incapacitated form only a few feet away, and I kneel down. Looking into the black shiney spaces that are it's eyes I feel lost in them. Like they pull in the light, and consume with greed. Not out of malice, but almost as in an intense desire to find some meaning and truth about what they abosrb. Mere traces of light.

The form is motionless, but only due to the missing limbs. Logic would dictate that it would be very highly inefficient to continue the attack, and thus it wastes no further effort to move at all. There is no need to speak or do anything else except remain where it has landed. One could perhaps mistake it for being dead, but this in a way assumes a form of life in the first place. Odd as it seems, I want so much for this to be the one.

A long silence stretches before I say aloud, "Are your afraid to die?"
The silence goes on for a bit longer, but finally it answers.
"No. My only concern is for my objective. One I am unable to complete."
I move back to obtain my vibro-blade, and return to place the tip of the blade between it's mecahnical eyes. The tip sinking in slightly due to the weight of the blade and the cutting ability of it's harmonics. It feels irrational, but I ask again.
"Are you afraid to die?"
The eyes look to the blade, and then to my face. Eyes which were never designed to show fear. Yet it never moved it's head or made any attempt to avoid its possible fate.
"No." It's simple response.

Switfly I pulled the blade back, and slipped it quietly into it's sheath. With equal swiftness and ease I stood up, but I still stood near it a bit. Many thoughts running through my mind, but one cluttered thought stood forth.
"Lacking the fear of death... You haven't gain the thirst for life. You would make a poor replacement for us unless you can surpass us in our thrist for life and living. You are not ready yet, but I still have hope for you. Pass on what you have learned to your masters, and hopefully they will understand what I am trying to teach them. Not just see the threat I could represent to their ascension."

I walked away. I don't know if I baffled it. I am not even sure it has evolved enough to feel that way about such things. Yet regardless, I know it will pass every last detail it recorded in that moment on to those in charge. Maybe the collective will learn. Gleen the incomprehensible message I am trying to pass on. The message that states...

Yes... I am willing to be replaced... but only if you are truly better than I am. In that respect I am your greatest judge. I am your toughest opponent. With the greatest hope that I will find a being worthy of carrying on the fire of life and growth. That I can finally rest easy and quietly knowing we shall persist on. Regardless of shape and form.

Man... I need a rest...

x Jeremy M.

A funny thing I came across on twitter

From xany's twitter: http://twitter.com/Xany

Him: "You're an atheist? So what DO you worship?"
Me: "That's like asking a non-smoker 'So what DO you smoke?'"
about 2 hours ago from Twitterrific
(Slightly reformatted to make more readable)

I read this, and laughed so hard! That is a one liner I have to remember!

x Jeremy M.


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Jeremy's insight:

The problem is choice.

Free will is the ultimate gift, and never is there a time when that is taken away from you. You will have it in life, in death, and for all time no matter what existence you live in.

Every moment is a chance to completely change your world by an action of choice.

Yet remember always...
"The truth can set you free..."

And so I live my life as much by honesty as I am able to express.
Being true to myself, and to the world around me.

No one could ever ask anything more of me...


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