Ok, most of you by now have realized how dramatic I can be when I write. Why do I do it? Well, it comes naturally. That doesn’t mean I like it when I realize my blog sounds like angsty teenage drivel. But I’ve spent most of my life thinking, hey, negativity is everywhere. I can see it!
It makes for a good career in incremental process improvement. I can take just about any technical business into which I’m thrown and help make it better. But the trick I learned in the business world – to present the good things and to praise them, and to present the bad things in a constructive manner – are hard to apply to myself.
Why? Because I’m so used to being down on myself, to criticize myself before someone else does. That’s a good way to never be happy. So everything comes out like drama. In the end, though, every single one of those entries represents something I’ve figured out about myself. It’s made me happy! And why not wax eloquent about it? I think I will continue to be poetic, but I’m gonna be a little bit less dramatic. ;)
Still, I miss posting silly stuff here and sharing the best with you guys. So here’s a collection of great links:
- CRIME + Google Maps = teh win! (thanks wt)
- Pope Raisin for auction on da bay!
- Insane old women in Canada (thanks dys)
- And, if you haven’t seen it yet, Leeeeeeeeeroy Jenkins! (Warning: MMORPG humour)
Find me on IRC if you want some decidedly more off-colour links. I’m trying to keep the website a bit more family-friendly these days.
Don’t forget Urban Dictionary‘s defintion of Leeroy!
Comedy can be fun. It is by far more entertaining. But a good drama queen can be hilarious.
I don’t want to qualify as a good drama queen. If I do, please have the decency not to call me one to my face.
No you don’t.
“…the trick I learned in the business world – to present the good things and to praise them, and to present the bad things in a constructive manner – are hard to apply to myself.
Why? Because Iâ€™m so used to being down on myself…”
I have a different opinion (as to why that trick is hard to apply to oneself). Because “presenting bad things in a constructive manner” requires an outside point of view — a (somewhat) detached perspective.
There once was a girl from New Orleans
Who astounded all Torontonians:
The amount of drama
In her blog-o-rama
Was sometimes almost felonious!
Hah! That’s great!
It’s a definite shift in my thinking. I’m listening to others’ criticisms of myself and applying where necessary. As the drama queen assessment was my own alone, it took many external viewpoints for me to realize that it’s just my own fabrication.
Still, it’s good to do sanity checks from time to time.
You now owe me a limerick!
(or even two — considering that “Orleans” refuses to rhyme properly with anything)
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