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Memories of My Future's Past

living vicariously through myself

Dave, the part-time Ruler of the Universe
These entries are the life and times of me, Dave. I am neither great nor too modest but I'd like to think I'm just a guy trying to get through life. If you wish to read the minutea, then you are welcome too. No one forced you to read it in the first place.

My life hasn't changed too much over time but there certainly are unique events that mark its passage. I am neither happy nor sad. I am much more an observer of things though I do get into the middle of things as well. My entries do tend to ramble as well but they do make sense to me.. sort of. smirks

There are a few people who I do mention. My parents are also important to my life. Sadly my Dad passed away in early 2012. Its been tough dealing with the loss but my family is dealing with it. We all still miss him dearly. My sister and her hubby and their three kids always visit me and check in on me. My brother does make an occasional visit but he's become estranged to the family. Its a bit of a sad tale that I won't get into here.

And of course Laura, has been the love of my life for a while now. I have become a better person with her. I can't think of my life without her in it.

I do write about sports, U2, collecting concert bootlegs, scifi, finescale modelling, computer gaming, my tv and dvd viewing, my job, goofing off, cooking, and a whole host of other topics. My interests are so varied. I sometimes wish I had more focus. But that would be boring. My life maybe too quiet and subdued for some people but its my life. If they can't handle it too bad. I'm happy with it.

I maintain the following communities....
bostonceltics, ljmass, nepatriots, and u2setlists.

my U2 bootleg collection

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"Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot."
Mark Twain
Huckleberry Finn

"Our life is what our thoughts make it."
-Marcus Aurelius

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possible not born until they arrive and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born"
-Anais Nin

"Half of all Americans are now using the internet to get their news... but don't worry experts say that before you know it, we'll all be back to using the internet for it's primary purpose - downloadin' porn."
-Conan O'Brien

"I don't think the Earth needs me at all, but I need it."
-Andy Goldsworthy

"Keep your feet on the ground and reach for the stars."
-Casey Cassum

"...pain, the damage, don't end the world. Or dispair, or fuckin' beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man. And give some back."
-Al Swearengen,
from Deadwood

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."
-Douglas Adams

"We adore chaos because we love to produce order"

"Once something is said, it cannot be said again in other words."

"Self consciousness is never sexy. I've seen myself being interviewed on TV and I've thought 'what an a**hole' "

"Never regret. If its good, its wonderful. If its bad, its experience."
-Victoria Halt

"We love those who know the worst in us and don't turn their faces away."
-Walker Percy

"If the pen is mightier than the sword, in a duel I’ll let you have the pen.”
-Steven Wright

"You're young only once, but you can always be immature."

"Beware of false knowledge, its more dangerous than ignorance."
-George Bernard Shaw

"You know the greatest danger facing us is ourselves, and irrational fear of the unknown. There is no such thing as the unknown. Only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood"
-Captain James T. Kirk

"Just when you get comfortable with the present, the future's about to happen. And the past is just hanging out around the corner, ready with a 2x4 to slam you in the nuts."
-Simon Oliver

"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it."
-Mark Twain

"Success is the happy feeling you get between the time you do something and the time you tell a woman what you did."

"A man does not mind being blamed for his faults, and being punished for them, and he patiently suffers much for them; but he becomes impatient if he is required to give them up."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday night. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?"

"We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones."
-Francois La Rochefoucauld

"I would like to direct this to the distinguished members of the panel: You lousy corksuckers. You have violated my farging rights. Dis somanumbatching country was founded so that the liberties of common patriotic citizens like me could not be taken away by a bunch of fargin iceholes... like yourselves."
-Roman Moroni (from Johnny Dangerously)

"Life goes by pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once in a while, you might miss it."
-Ferris Bueller

"Bah-weep-Gragnah wheep ni ni bon"
-Universal greeting by Roughrider of the Transformers

"Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought"
-Henri Bergson

"I am the sole author of the dictionary that defines me"
-Zadie Smith
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