I seemed to have moved beyond manic depression into just straight depression. I can’t decide if it’s a step up or a step down. The problem with depression is that it’s like a hydra. Whenever I cut off one head, another springs up in it’s place.
These are the times when I like to play a game of Magic Eight Ball with Google. I’ll type in a vague question and see what comes up. Sometimes I get things that fit the question. Sometimes I get things that are way off base but offer a bit of entertainment value. At the very least, combing through the search result keeps my mind busy and allows me to forget, if for an hour or two, how depressed I am.
So today I typed in “What’s the Point?” and got these results:
A Youtube video of Bill Hicks talking about life being like a ride on roller coaster.
A partial transcript of a question and answer session where the questioner asks “What is the point of of living in a universe with no purpose?” wherein the responder offers a pretty damn good answer.
A page on Global Voices Online discussing “What is the point of MBC Persia?” which is apparently is a new television station launched by satelite television company MBC that offers news and movies translated into the Persian language.
Angry Bear asks “What’s the Point of Credit Default Insurance?”. At first I thought he was talking about that credit insurace credit card companies want you to sign up for when you get their card that supposedly will pay your credit card balance should you lose your job. Only it wasn’t. I’m not sure what the post was about as the entire post flew over my head. Maybe you’ll have better luck.
Also on the list was a book on the UK Amazon.com site called “What is the Point of Being a Christian?” Good question. One that I asked myself some years ago and you all know the result of that.
And last but not at all least, Humphrys Family Tree answers the question of “What’s the Point of Family Trees?”. Fascinating stuff.
So the moral of this post is that anytime you are feeling lost, depressed or just plain bored, play a game of Magic Eight Ball with Google. You might get some interesting answers in return.
I’m going to start this post off with an apology to Rolando who gave me this award over a week ago. Unfortunately the Incident happened soon after that and I wasn’t really in the mindset to accept the award. But now I’m back and ready to roll and what better way to kick off a great weekend than to accept and pass on this wonderful award.
Rolando thinks that my blog is inspirational which means a lot to me. I’ve come to feel like my purpose in life is to help others in their journeys. So if my blog in some way, shape or form does that then I’m happy to keep plugging away at the keyboard.
The best part of the award is that I get to pass it on to other blogs I think are great. So without furthur ado, I pass this award on to
James and Karen
Congrats and enjoy 🙂
…to read my follow up article about the debate over sponsored themes.
A little background:
Over the last six months or so, there have been arguments going back and forth about the appearance of sponsored themes in the WordPress community. A sponsored theme is a theme in which a theme designer has been paid to insert links to a website. This is just another form of link buying. I personally have no problems with this, as long as the theme designer is up front and honest about the fact that the theme he is distributing for free does include paid links.
Anyway, please keep in mind that this is only once side of the story and I encourage all of you to do a search and see what other people have to say. The Blog Herald has a post with a good set of links to start with.
So I’m going to pass on a tip to everyone that I, myself, learned about recently. Thinking about it, I can’t really believe I hadn’t thought about this before but I suppose it’s just a matter of getting the information you need when you really need it.
I’ve been a member of StumbleUpon for about a year now but I never fully appreciated this wonderful time waster until now. I actually came upon this video over at Noob but I had to download it from Youtube in order to post it on this blog. I think I watched this like 20 times. It is so funny.
I wonder if this hamster is any relation to the Derek Zoolander.
Some things are just more fun naked 😉
Cyanide & Happiness @ Explosm.net
So I’ve been trying to get a handle on all of this SEO business and making sure that my website is pretty enough (read optimized) to attract the major search engine robots. So far, only Google is showing me any sort of traffic love and I’m beginning to feel like even that is nothing more than a mercy flirt.