Monday, January 25, 2010

How Long Will You Hide Your Face From Me? (Psalm 13:1)





I try to put myself in your shoes, as a reader who drops in to see what's up... Would I want to read fun, random stuff that is passingly amusing, in the hopes that my mood is improved a smidgen, and I can carry on about my day a half-step higher in mood? Or do I want to read about the contents of the matter that has hit the fan in Dave's life in the past 24-48 hours, knowing I can do nothing about it but hope/pray that it improves, and sneak back out the blog door, a half-step lower than when I arrived?

I know I've dropped the whole "Gee, I wish I could just uncork here and let all the dirty laundry out, along with all the questions I agonize over, both recent and long-term," and that you all seem to reply "Go for it, Dave! It's your blog, let 'er rip!" and I appreciate that. Still, I can't help but think most of it is much ado about nothing (or at least, much ado about nothing you should be concerned/burdened with), and so the risk of ultimately driving you away from here completely compels me to keep a lid on the vomit I'd spew in here if it were just me...

That having been said, here's a Funny Picture...



Come on, admit it... that's pretty funny.

I will ask you this: Complete honesty in relationships... Possible? Preferable? Ill advised? Avoid at all cost? Is there supposed to come a time (say, after 20 years or so!) when you should be able to talk about anything with your spouse, and answer any question with complete honesty, regardless of the topic? Or will there forever remain the need to heavily edit (i.e. lie) about many/most in-depth, sensitive issues? If you could ask your significant other absolutely any question and know that, for better or for worse, you'll get a 100% honest answer, would that encourage you to ask, or scare you away?

While you chew on that, here's a video of "the one that got away"... if you hate spiders, do not watch this clip...




O_O

Got a jam-packed week ahead of me, work-wise. Two Piranha Marketing projects (newsletters & interview edit/format) and a long list of things to do for the Rug Shop website. Plus, I have to prep for the "writer's club" meeting on Tuesday night. I have sample chapters from two out of the three other group members at the moment... I've started reading both, and man, these chaps can write! Makes me feel self-conscious... I've been re-reading some of what I sent them, and my old inferiority complex (which I actually thought was dead) has peeked its head in to say hello again...

I'll definitely let you know how it goes. What my writing lacks in polish, it makes up for with fart jokes... actually, I'm very happy with the progress made thus far on my fantasy novel. I'm going to put my thick skin on and go to the meeting with an open mind. I really do want to improve as a writer; I'm hoping this is a big step in that direction.

Well, Avatar has officially become the highest grossing movie ever. Took it about a month? That's crazy. I still haven't seen it! Dangit, I need to go check it out before it leaves the theater... though I'm pretty sure it will stay in at least through the Oscars. Don't know if it will stay in IMAX that long... I want to check it out in 3D IMAX... especially since I have 2 free passes right here in my desk drawer... won't cost me a dime...

Think of what I could do with the money I'd save, not having to buy IMAX tickets! I could get that porkpie hat I've always wanted! Really, the only reason I want a porkpie hat is because it's so fun to say. Here, try it... "Porkpie hat"... cool, eh? Although "derby" is fun to say as well...

Still hooked fairly strongly on Gardens of the Moon, by Steven Erikson. In fact, I think I'll go prepare for bed and read into the wee hours.

Until we meet again, adios!

Dave

PS Oh, what the heck... go ahead and ask me any question at all, and I'll answer it with complete honesty! I'll consider it research. ( O_o If it's embarrassing to either of us, I'll have to email you the answer!)

8 comments:

logankstewart said...

You sure can post some heavy stuff, dude. It's like you're toying with us. In the end, though, I'd think some things should be said aloud (be it in the blogosphere or in real life), and other things should be said in private (be it to your spouse or your journal or your bosom buddy). And those things can only be judged by you.

I've been dying to ask you one question, Dave. Just one simple question. When you eat a grapefruit (let's be honest here. Everyone eats grapefruit. If you don't, then you're not really human) do you eat it plain, with salt, or with sugar?

Anonymous said...

In a perfect world, yes - complete honesty. Where we all live, it's not lying. It's accepting people at the level that they are at and not loading them up with more than they can handle. No expectations. You wouldn't be angry at a handicapped child for not being able to run a relay, right? God can handle your honesty, pour your heart out to Him. Look for the great things your spouse brings to the relationship and don't focus on the things she can't do. Death to self...never easy, always painful, but eternally worth it!

Abbie said...

awesome spider video :D i like... that thing is ginormous!!!
Go see Avatar! You'd prob like it better if you did it free, instead of paying for it... but it was a pretty good movie! Corny, but good :)

Avari said...

Have you ever farted and held your wife under the covers?

Vye said...

*DEEP BREATH* Legends tell of a legendary warrior so powerful it is said that his enemies would go blind from over-exposure to pure awesomeness! No one has ever seen his weapon, but it is believed that he alone possesses the invisible dutch oven of destiny, with AUTHENTIC BATTLE DAAAMAGE!

She would have either died of asphyxia or having survived the ordeal, proceeded to strangle Dave. The fact that they both still live is a testament to the reality that he has never used his invisible weapon. (IMHO) :-D

David Wagner said...

Logan: I'm not toying with you... I honestly don't know what I'm going to write about day to day, even up to when I hit the "new post" button... I just wing it.

Grapefruit, when eaten, is eaten plain.

Ann: I hear you about expectations and honesty with God. I feel lame having to constantly be on guard sometimes, when it comes to keeping a leash on my words, and my editor's hat on at all times. I guess that's just part of being a grown-up, eh?

Abbie: yeah, that is one seriously big spider. Makes me glad I'm not an Aussie...

Shannon: Never. As Vye said, I would be destroyed. Heck, I get in trouble when I'm in the other room and I pass wind loud enough for her to hear it... I do it anyways, of course, but I still catch grief for it!

Vye: Very astute observations...

Avari said...

Really?? I totally thought that would be something you would do. lol, but then again, I guess you are too nice. I hear so many guys say that they are going to do that when they get married.

Oh and Vye! --- How can we ever repay you? -There is no charge for awesomeness, or attractiveness.

Claudette said...

yes, i can ask my husband anything and he is honest with me. sometimes, dave, he's more honest than i'd wish. but if i have to choose, i'll take the discomfort of total honesty to the ache of finding out i've been lied to.