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So think about other interests I
could develop, that are closer to the
traditional interests of women?
I could do some acting. But I
know what amateur actresses are like...
endless histrionics, life treated as a
series of scenes, infinite vanity, an PNASH
obsession with style, an absence of
substance. (Am I an actor? Not
really, but I can
Am I a writer? I don't work fake it really well
at it hard enough to claim to if I believe in the
be a writer. I used to lines I'm reciting.)
though. In some ways, I think
like one. At least like a
certain kind of writer. (I know, I know... my prose
style could use a little work.)
But then sitting at home,
banging on a keyboard, is not
really a great way to meet
chicks. Or impress them.
However much they might like
the idea of hanging out with
someone who's a writer, it
just isn't that much fun to go
out with someone who stays
home weekends to get the next
story in the mail.
Really: I am not the island,
the pure individual that
I'd like to be.
I care somewhat about what Just a regular guise. (Just one of the guise?)
other people think about
me, just not as much as other
people do? Is it all a matter
of degree? *merely* a matter A torrent of puns, none of
of degrees... which I can get to make sense:
Give them the third degree!
Looking for an extreme I can embrace, Treat them to third degree burns.
an ideal I can chase after, Master degrees.
a line I can definitely cross,
a side I can be on.
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