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That burning feeling

Recently, I’ve had this bizarre little voice nagging in the back of my mind. At first it was a whisper, then a gentle nudge, and now I have full-fledged conversations with it during the ritual morning shower. Since it only says one thing, the conversations are usually short, and muffled by a mouthful of Wash & Go, but it’s hard to ignore it when my brain is invaded by this pervasive thought:

Do something great.

What? What should I do? What can I do? Cure cancer? Run for prime minister? Soup up my Delorean? Make the most kick-ass video game ever? Watch a really, really great movie? I really have no clue what it is I want to do, but I think I want to do it. I’m going to give myself a bit of time to stew it over, though. With burning desires like this one, it’s always hard to tell whether it’s just a passing phase or a lasting force, or perhaps a simple case of gonorrhea.


3 Comments so far

  1. Stoner McCharlton November 12th, 2006 10:01 am

    Duuude… You wanna be great, duuuude maaaan?
    Make a videogame about… duuude… making VIDEOGAMES. Oh ho ho hooo my mind is like a plateau of knowledge maaaan, just reach in and pluck it ouuut.

  2. Grandma November 12th, 2006 4:37 pm

    Stop taking a shower … or use antibacterial soap.
    Realistically assess your actual capabilities (none of which you have mentioned) – I know you can make ugly faces.

  3. Alex November 12th, 2006 7:21 pm

    Whoa, but man… there IS no videogame… whoa… let’s get tacos

    Realism is for the weak. Idealism is from where all greatness abounds. And also great failures.

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