Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Voices in the Dark

I am actually more used to other people telling me about their paranormal encounters than in experiencing the supernatural directly. I have had acquaintances tell me about their haunted house, or about having been haunted or even possessed. (A few acquaintances have also claimed to have been abducted or at least contacted by aliens, but that is a different article.) And while I'm convinced there really was something down in the basement and had a terror of the grates and heating vents of one of the houses I lived in when I was a kid, I haven't "seen" anything like the sort of phenomena my acquaintances talked about.

Of course, that was because it was dark.

You've Heard This One Before...

Note:This story is more or less true, though events have been conflated and condensed due to my having a very bad memory for exact dates and times. Also, I am very sarcastic about what happened. Those involved, particularly my parents and other relatives will claim that I made this up. Sadly, they are mistaken.

Or maybe you haven’t heard this story before. Maybe you were lucky enough to be raised by parents who were also into playing Dungeons and Dragons. Maybe you didn’t have relatives who sincerely believed there was something insidiously evil about “pretending to be something/one you aren’t.”

Friday, June 18, 2010

All I Want is the Last Word

Cross posted from A Wicked Convergence of Circumstances

I have been in numerous ridiculous arguments about ridiculous things. Occasionally it happens that I am right and someone else is wrong. I am not very good at arguing , and I tend to lose most debates because I tend not to be very well spoken, and I am generally not considered a font of wisdom or even common sense by the folks I have argued with in the past. These are a few examples of arguments I have been in, where I have been right, and the other person persisted in being wrong (and not even wrong on the Internet, but in meatspace).

Monday, June 14, 2010

Maybe You Should Just Chillax: Reasons Not to Call Him Back

It can be difficult to choose the right time to call, or knowing when you should not call someone at all. There is a lot of advice on both of these subjects. Some of it is good, and some of it is bad. All you can do is sort through it, and find out what works and what doesn't for each individual person, including you.