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Friday Afternoon Confessional: Week 2

I confess that life would be better if The Girlfriend were here, or at least if I had The Dog to keep me company.

I confess that this week I’ve caught myself procrastinating from things that I don’t even need to do right away — all that time could’ve been better spent actually relaxing. I confess that overall I’ve become much too task-oriented, perhaps due above all to the fact that I’m on the job market again and find the application process miserable and therefore want to “get it over with” (yet the miserableness obviously militates against me spending long stretches of time on it all at once).

I confess that playing poker on my phone reminds me of what it was like to be addicted to video games as a kid. So far, though, I haven’t had anything like the whole “stay up until 2 a.m. then sleep fitfully while having dreams about the game” routine.

I confess that sometimes I think that the internet is nothing but a venue for petty bullshit, pornography, and illegal downloads and that whatever worthwhile content it delivers is undercutting already-existing, better modes of delivering worthwhile content — making it a net loss for humanity.

I confess that I used the traditional chair example when talking about Plato and Aristotle in class the other day.


October 1, 2010 - Posted by | Friday Afternoon Confessional


  1. I confess I grabbed someone’s crotch at a bar this week so that they would lose a game of Donkey Kong. I confess I lost.

    Comment by ebolden | October 1, 2010

  2. I confess that, since moving, I have really taken to my girlfriend’s cats. I confess to not considering myself a cat person, but I love these little guys even though they have irreparably covered all of my possessions with cat hair.

    Comment by Hill | October 1, 2010

  3. I confess I often find that there’s nothing on the internet and that, hence, it is even more cruel nobody discovers me.

    Comment by Earnest O'Nest | October 3, 2010

  4. I confess that I goobered up Hinduism and Buddhism in that religion test everyone took, ruining a perfect score. I confess that I often goobered up reading comprehension sections on standardized tests out of impatience.

    Comment by k-sky | October 3, 2010

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