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Yikes! --or-- Tom Learns his Lesson (11 Jul 2005 at 00:04)
Ouch, BAD DAY! (This does not refer to the very early morning hours spent working on round 2 of the ICFP programming contest with my good friends in the cluster, although the sleepiness from that may be contributing..) In fact, since I didn't wake up until 2pm, this was actually a very short day, perhaps with one of the worst badness-to-time ratios of all time. I made some important realizations, at least.

To my friends (if indeed you guys ever read this): I'd like to apologize for the numerous times that I have been inconsistent over the years. Although I am very industrious with regard to certain things, I am posessed by an almost crippling lethargy as respects some small things like returning phone calls and e-mails, bringing food to parties, buying presents for scheduled holidays, offering rides, overpaying for dinner, comforting the gloomy, and others. Although some of this can be explained by specific hangups (e.g., my driving anxiety), it is mostly due to my intense laziness, which really is just selfishness, and for that I am sorry.

(Making this apology in a public forum might seem like a lazy cop-out itself. Although, since I am not apologizing to anyone or for anything specifically (at least, to whom I have not already extended this same apology in person), it's hard for me to know how to make it otherwise. But let me then just apologize for that, too, and we'll end the regress there.)
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Tom 7 (h-72-244-70-120.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 07.11.05 00:09:32
omg radar is totally livejournal now
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nothings (adsl-63-203-78-180.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net) – 07.11.05 07:40:00
22 readers! woot!
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Hock (adsl-67-119-9-126.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net) – 07.13.05 01:40:02
I'm unqualified to say this, and it will undoubtedly sound a little patronizing, but I will say it anyway. I think your intense laziness is what makes you such a lovable rascal. That, and your propensity to dig yourself out of jams at the last minute with your overwhelming intellect. The juxtaposition of the two makes you mythical, so extreme that you seem almost literary, like a tragic hero. But I think you are learning how to take a more balanced approach to life, thus avoiding tragedy, but inevitably making you a little less interesting. Good luck with everything.
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Tom 7 (h-68-166-177-68.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 07.13.05 23:41:12
Thank you Hock. That is a flattering perspective. Yes, this is part of my slow maturation, which will no doubt make me less mythological, but I don't mind that right now.
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