Category Archives: Thoughts

Ramblings and rants about whatever.

Millennium Manifesto

I came across this old document the other day and decided to post it here.  It was written in 1999, just before the turn of the 21st century. It is every bit as true today!  Maybe more so.

Millennium Manifesto

We hold ourselves to be, above all, blameless in every thing. We shall not be held accountable for any action by ourselves or any other persons for any reason. We are not responsible for our children, our parents, our spouses, our friends or our selves.

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Road Rager

Road rager
Road Rager

Hi, I’m Barb, and I’m a road rager (the crowd answers, “Hi Barb”).  Okay, full disclosure, I’m  an EXTREME road rager.  To the point that I considered starting a YouTube channel with videos of me driving.  Everyone who’s ridden with me agrees that would be very entertaining.  But it’s too late for that, as I am now a reformed road rager (unless I decide to do dramatic reenactments).  Here’s my story.

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Stop Saying “I Didn’t Have a Choice”

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say “I didn’t have a choice”.  It seems we love to use that as an excuse.  “I stayed at my crummy job for 20 years; I didn’t have a choice.”  “I gave the robber my wallet; I didn’t have a choice.”  “I became addicted to <insert addiction here>; I didn’t have a choice.”  But that’s a lie.  The truth is:  we ALWAYS have at least two choices; usually a lot more than two.

Let’s look at the examples I’ve listed.

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Everquest Next was Canceled (2 months ago)

Everquest Next Landmark 2014
A night screenshot from EQN Landmark early beta.

I know this is old news now, but I’m still upset:  Everquest Next (EQN) was canceled on 3/11/16.  Even the EQN website was shut down and redirects to the Daybreak Games (DGC) home page.

The announcement was here:  https://www.daybreakgames.com/news/daybreak-president-community-letter-everquest-next-2016 and it upset me on many levels.

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