Tuesday, April 25, 2006

In 15 years....If you have already viewed this, please do so again. There were a few technical difficulties...they are now corrected.


So I was talking to my dear breast friend Arwen yesterday about my blog. Her comment to me was this..."Now don't take this personally or anything but..." (First off, if you have to start a conversation this way, you know what you are going to hear might be a little troubling.) "If I didn't know you, after reading your 'about me' section, I would think you were a real nerd." After much discussion we decided that in no way is it cool to be interested in brain development or to enjoy conversations with people about who they are, but in every way, it is who I am.
I have been thinking about this ever since then. Do I change my 'interests' to things I think will gain me a higher status then "nerd"? (thus representing a false portrayal of self) Or do I run the risk putting down my real information and open the eyes of all who I have tricked into thinking me something more? From here I find my thoughts progressing even more...
I am thinking about everything in the past which I have deemed "cool"...and then I picture what I think of it 5, 10, or 15 years later. Does it really matter what image I portray now? Because in fifteen years I will look back to this point in time, when I can potentially be at the peak of my perfect image and realize that I really looked like this...
Hmmm...

16 comments:

arwen said...

I'm not sure, but I think I see David Bowie's trunk falling out of his junk...

Ty said...

[I hope that doesn't mean what Arwen's dad thinks it means]

As a super-elite-Tesla-class- nerd of the Fifth Order, I say, and I quote (myself): "in that space reserved for self description, care not overmuch for truth or reputation, write only what causes you happiness when you see it in print. Afterall, truth and reputation are relative but you can know happiness."

Ty said...

Post fact check addendum: Sorry, it wasn't Arwen's dad but "another dad," actually in the previous post but referred to in Arwen's post of this evening.

dodyb said...

Jess...
As someone who has the years of experience here...You are so right!!
I wish I had learned it so much earlier that I did. It would have made life soooo much easier. I would have learned which battles to fight and those not to fight. That it really doens't matter how I look today because in a few years it won't matter. I will just look back and wish... really does it matter? No. Life is so fleeting, too much too fast.
You know, I sound like I am getting old doesn't it? I guess I am :)).
I hope this all makes sense.

arwen said...

I'm glad you fixed your links... we can be friends again. Do you think we'll be living in hyperbaric chambers and flying in cars in 15 years? Cause that'd be so cool. Except for the chambers. I don't think I really know what they are, it just sounds cool and futuristic...

Mrs. Andrea Wood said...

First of all-
Please PLEASE Don't EVER get dressed like David Bowie in that picture!

Secondly-
We all know you are a nerd, own up to it like the rest of us.

Jess said...

Don't worry anrea, I don't have any junk to fall out...it's all good.

arwen said...

you had some junk to fall out one time and you named it Meatball. Sorry. I'll never again refer to your son as the junk you had to fall out of your junk.

RoniZee said...

I believe right after she got the Meatball out of her, she then had lots more "junk" coming out of her "trunk".

Jess said...

Actuallt Ronizee, that was poop...blood and poop...

arwen said...

sick. is nothing sacred with us? And I know... I heard aaaalllll about it....

tabitha jane said...

i saw part of david bowie's lower cheeck in that last picture!

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