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Had a great day at Summerfest yesterday.

We went to see Troy today, which was fun. I really enjoyed the movie, even though I knew the general gist of the story. I want to reread the Illiad now, and brush up on my Greek mythology. I was ashamed to say I couldn't remember who Hector was until we were in theater.

After reading a recent entry of saribou's regarding the usage of the term 'fanboy', I've been making efforts to exclude it from my vocabulary. I've found, to my chagrin, that there are a couple of folks of my aquaintance that.... well... no other word sums them up quite as well. I don't mean it in a derogatory sense; I actually feel sorry for this particular friend.. but... yeah. Being with him is sometimes unpleasant due to his.... lack of proper socialization.

I've been in a bit of a funk since we got home. We got to talking about dietary issues after lunch (I ate waay too much today and yesterday) and.. after the movie, my mind just started zeroing in on negative things. I don't think it helped much that my own efforts for better health have pretty much stalled since I saw the nuitritionist. I don't know if I was always this way, or if my body and tastes have changed as I've gotten older, but... geez this is really getting annoyingly hard. :P

Added to the self-depreciation, I found myself angry about a situation that's out of my control. I want to scream and rant and rave at the source of the frustration, but I know that it would be counter productive, and the best thing for me to do is just let it go, and let that person make their choices and deal with the consequences thereof. Even though it's really hard not to yell at them, 'Is this what you really want? Do you see what you're doing?!'


I wish I had a more up beat entry tonight. I think stress and fatigue are just catching up to me to the point where I am just not really myself lately. I've been sleeping alot, but I don't really feel like I'm resting. (And yes, I know I'm a very good candidate for sleep apnea. I just.. don't have the energy to deal with another medical problem right now)

I really need this vacation.



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Jun. 27th, 2004 08:06 pm (UTC)
I use "fanboy" to describe anybody that is so obsessed with a particular interest or hobby that they become socially undesirable or are obsessed with that interest *because* they are already socially maladjusted.

Either way, they're generally not people I am comfortable around.

There was this person at AC one year, generally shaped like a bowling ball that lugged around this HUGE, and FILTHY teddy bear that dragged on the ground sometimes. He came *dashing* up to me at least FOUR times on the course of Saturday afternoon, bellowing quite forcefully "SKORZY!". Each time he had my attention, he'd just stare at me unnervingly then silently amble away... Until later he finally asked to take my picture, then sat there for about 10 minutes, taking snapshot after snapshot like I was modeling for a magazine.. It was just goddamn DISTURBING. Oh yes, let's not forget the time a friend of mine found him in the hotel bathroom, his filthy teddy bear LAYING ON THE GROUND while he stared into the corner muttering curses and swears randomly under his breath...

You know, I think I earned the right to call that guy a "fanboy". I do not think it is a "good thing" to have to put up with people like that while I'm trying to engage in something I enjoy with the 99% other fans that aren't social maladjusts. I don't like feeling I have to "accept" these people in order to participate in fandom things. I'm a human being that will use his judgement to discriminate in favor of things he *likes*. :)

I'll just have to disagree with our much beloved Saribou on that one! Though, she does bring up some entirely valid points on how easily that title is bantered about, I just don't agree that the title "fanboy" is 100% unwarranted. Though, I have been restricting who earns that title in my mind to the most extreme examples.

OH! WIth regards to the sleep apnea. Get yourself a box of those nasal strips. They really *do* work. They don't kill your snoring, but they do attenuate it . In my experiences with L, the nasal strips eased her apnea enough so the snoring was less harsh and much more rythmical, making it much easier for yours truly to fall asleep. :)
Jun. 28th, 2004 04:41 am (UTC)
Hang in there Hun. Things will get better. If you ever need to talk or vent you know where I am.
I'm glad you liked Troy and 'Fest. Say Hi to the "gang" for me. ;-P
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