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Old 01-18-2003, 11:05 PM  
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I can't be what I'm not.

Some people are jocks. Some people are preps. Some people are sluts. Some people are popular. Some people are all of the above, or a combination of one or more.

Some people are nerds.

I am a nerd.

Nerds don't go to parties. Those other people do.

I'm not those other people. I don't do what they do.

After covering my basketball games (which put the evening at 7pm) I went to the library and got on the computer until it closed at 8. Then I went to a mexican restaurant and ate dinner. It was then 9 pm. I was led to believe the party was starting at 9:30 or 10 pm. I drove over to her house and parked in a nearby lot. I waited. I felt sick. I went to the university center, and looked in the mirror. I looked like a nerd. I went back to the parking lot, ended up circling the house five times and parking again each time.

The last attempt I actually got out of the car. Guys I was so scared my entire body was screaming for me to get back in the car where it was safe. I got in there and left, and tried not to turn my head to look at that apartment building and the people outside it as I passed it.

Two songs played in the car as I began that trip home. Joe Walsh's "Life's been good to me" and AC/DC's "Hell's Bell's." Those are two of my favorite songs, and they are never played on the radio.

Those were my mp3s, calling me home.

I had a good cry on the way home, but I'm here now, where I belong. With you guys, my geforce 4 and no one else.

To thine own self be true.
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Old 01-19-2003, 12:43 AM   #121
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WTF? The two guys I sat with and went to the press room with were pretty cool.
Well, yeah, compared to YOU.
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Old 01-19-2003, 12:43 AM   #122
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Yeah, the Raider fan.

Although if they lose, I'm not riding home with him.
Raider fan? who cares.. there's ur boy. If nothin' else you guys'll party together and have some fun. It's not NEARLY as scary if ya have a wing man.
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Old 01-19-2003, 12:43 AM   #123
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Who said sportswriters are cool? I said they can't be afraid to talk to people.

I should know. I was one once. And I wasn't cool.

Now, editorial writers, those guys are da bomb!

My mistake. I thought I had read it earlier.
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Old 01-19-2003, 12:43 AM   #124
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Old 01-19-2003, 12:43 AM   #125
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Who said sportswriters are cool? I said they can't be afraid to talk to people.
I'm not afraid to talk to anyone. When I have to talk to these people, I can do it.

But I don't HAVE to go to a party and talk to people. So I don't. There's nothing to fear from NOT going, but there is everything to fear from going.

Fear motivates me.
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Old 01-19-2003, 12:43 AM   #126
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I love Cameron Crowes stuff...coolest thing is he lived that story....

It's all happening.
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Old 01-19-2003, 12:44 AM   #127
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Old 01-19-2003, 12:45 AM   #128
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I'm not afraid to talk to anyone. When I have to talk to these people, I can do it.

But I don't HAVE to go to a party and talk to people. So I don't. There's nothing to fear from NOT going, but there is everything to fear from going.

Fear motivates me.
here is another for you gochiefs--



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We are uncool.

Women will always be a problem for guys like us--most of the great art in the world is about that very problem.


Good looking people they got no spine--their art never lasts.



They get the girls--but we're smarter--

That's what great art is about.

Guilt and longing and love disguised as sex and sex disguised as love...


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Old 01-19-2003, 12:46 AM   #129
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someone to play "goose" to your "maverick"? don't tell me ya didn't like Top Gun.... I'll think ya don't like girls in the first place.
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Old 01-19-2003, 12:47 AM   #130
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someone to play "goose" to your "maverick"? don't tell me ya didn't like Top Gun.... I'll think ya don't like girls in the first place.
Man I LOVE Top Gun. The scene where Maverick sings to the chick in the bar is like my NUMBER ONE GOAL in life.
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Old 01-19-2003, 12:49 AM   #132
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It's all happening.
"What, are you like the star of your school?"
"They hate me."
"You'll meet them all again on their long journey to the middle."

That movie instantly became one of my all-time favorites the first time I saw it. Have you seen the director's cut DVD with the commentary track by Cameron Crowe and his mother? Terrific stuff.
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Old 01-19-2003, 12:50 AM   #133
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Man I LOVE Top Gun. The scene where Maverick sings to the chick in the bar is like my NUMBER ONE GOAL in life.
Yeah see...? Ya just need a little swagger. Ya don't hafta sing..lol Just have that kinda confidence. And a bit of charm.
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Old 01-19-2003, 12:51 AM   #134
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"What, are you like the star of your school?"
"They hate me."
"You'll meet them all again on their long journey to the middle."

That movie instantly became one of my all-time favorites the first time I saw it. Have you seen the director's cut DVD with the commentary track by Cameron Crowe and his mother? Terrific stuff.

I haven't---I saw it came out a few months ago---thanks for the reminder.
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Old 01-19-2003, 12:51 AM   #135
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I think I could sing to a chick in a bar like that if I had two things going for me:

1. The rest of the bar singing.

2. I know the song.
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