Dang it All
Trials and Travails of a 20-something
Thursday, April 14, 2005

My biggest current fear:
That my father will try and give me the sex talk we've never had before I get married in June. I can't imagine how uncomfortable that would be for both of us.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Wonder of wonders, on Wednesday night I was inducted into Lambda Iota Tau, the national literature honor society. The induction took place at Newman University's Academic Honors ceremony. In the triune ladders of interest, meaning and usefulness, I believe my honor was a rung below the Occupational Therapy Spirit Award also presented that night. It was a little pathetic. I trooped down to the stage past the 100 or so people feebly applauding with their courtesy clap and accepted the piece of printed copy paper I paid $30 for. I am truly one of the lucky few.

Of course, because I showed up at all, I was forced to sit through the myriad honors, awards, certificates and gifts presented to other winners of academic honors at Newman. Naturally, I got jealous. I sat up by myself (because I showed up a bit late) near the top of the tiered seating and watched person after person get up and receive their award for volunteer service, or outstanding chemistry work or amazing scholastic achievement. And I thought to myself, "She looks like a bitch," "I could beat that guy at chess," "I wonder if his parents know he's addicted to speed," etc.

But despite my disdain for the people receiving what really are just pieces of paper, I kind of wanted a few kudos myself. On the drive home, however, I started to question myself. What do they have to make me jealous? A prize for a history essay? C'mon, Dan.

I've got a beautiful fiancee, who will soon be my beautiful wife, two steady jobs, a loving family, and I'm graduating in May. All of those people should be jealous of me. I've got almost everything I've ever wanted. No wonder I'm not getting nursing awards. I don't care about learning about nursing. I've got Kelsey, good books, friends and enough money to eat. Why would I need the lauds of some old nuns who I don't even know? I'm better than that. I don't have any need to be jealous of others when I have so much.

I'm golden, baby.

Friday, April 01, 2005

If men are dogs, women are great handlers.
Music I would be playing right now if I weren't at work: Ben Lee - Catch My Disease

I made a resolution a while back to ask a woman to marry me every year on New Year's Day until one of them finally said yes. It was supposed to be some sort of grand gesture, where I would live out the futility of finding a mate in today's post-modern world. Needless to say, it didn't really work. I got turned down one year, and by the middle of the next, I was engaged. Life is laughing at me.

About Me

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Days since Dan entered into wedded bliss:

::Required Reading::
My beautiful wife
The Slot
A Capital Idea
eegah, eliot!
Practicing Myrtle
Obscure Store
The Plug


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