1. I Need An Audience To Write For
At first I thought I was just having a problem writing, but I am realizing that the reason why I haven’t been able to successfully put my thoughts to words yet is because I have no incentive to. Ars Technica recently wrote a piece on why Microsoft needs to cut out OEMs and make its own Windows 7 phones that I disagree with - and have an outlined list of reasons as to why I disagree. BGR wrote a WP7 Preview in which he nitpicks the OS and talks about how the platform lacks any “killer apps” and how far it is behind the iPhone and Android - points that I extremely disagree with and find relatively ignorant. I have been mumbling for weeks about writing an Anti-iOS manifesto because I generally disagree with the principles behind Apple’s platform and the notion that it is the “future” of computing. ALL of these ideas floating around in my head and scribbled on pieces of paper here and there, but none of the have made it onto any of my digital outlets in any way, shape, or form. Why should I spend time writing about this stuff when nobody is really going to read it? While I know that I have friends who would read it just to entertain me, like Chris, but they wouldn’t really get it… they wouldn’t really digest it. I also have 1 or 2 friends who are actually interested in technology and would appreciate it… but is it worth all of the passion and effort to produce a piece for a grand total of 2 people to enjoy? I feel like my passion would have been wasted. If this is the outcome… why write?
2. I Need More People In My Life Who Are Into The Mobile Computing Market
Not just people who know what an iPhone is… but people who know what iOS is. People who understand what the Android OS is and know that it is much more than Verizon’s line of Droid phones. People who actually care about this technology as much as I do and are willing to hold a meaningful discussion about it. People who I can debate with. People who I can share interesting articles and news tidbits with. People who bounce my own mobile tech theories off of. People who appreciate and share my passion. I feel alone in my obsession… and its painful.
 Over the last year technology (mobile technology in particular) has grown from being a distraction to an interest to a passion and has currently reached a level that can only be described as obsession. I find myself regularly reading tech blogs and news sites and checking in hour just to gobble up every drip of new information on the topic - no matter how miniscule. This has led me to the conclusion that I no longer want to be a sociology professor. I am abandoning that “dream” (more of a security plan than a dream… but I digress) in favor of trying to make my mark on the mobile computing marketplace. How exactly I am going to go about doing that… I am not sure. How that affects my education plans… I am not sure. But I now know that THIS is the field that I want to be in - and I am determined to make it somehow.
 Contrary to what I imagined… I am not actually becoming increasingly nervous about my relatively huge gamble that is on the horizon. Maybe it is because there is really no turning back at this point given that it is so close… or maybe it is the fact that I have managed to immerse myself completely in my own romanticized fantasy world… but w/e it is I am not shaken nor stirred at the fact that I am plunging into the relative unknown yet again with a 0-1 record and the financial stakes through the roof. Wish it was simple and straightforward… but this is the real world and shit just doesn’t work that way so I guess we shall see how it plays out… all I can do is hope for the best - or at the very least just not the worst.
[2.5] That last post just made me realize that trying to talk about something without actually talking about it is a lot harder than one may think - here is to hoping I did a good job lol!
 94 Posts in… my Tumblr is looking more like an aggregate of media I have consumed and less like the digital manifestation of myself that I had initially planned for it to be. While one is what they eat in a sense (meaning the media I consume does represent me in some way)… I need to place a stronger emphasis on content production. To those who follow/read/care I will be starting to post more of my own commentary, thoughts, opinions, quotes, etc…
[3.5] Given that Tumblr isn’t exactly formatted to handle intense/lengthy posts, I am currently in the process of creating a more serious, tech-focus WordPress blog. All of these posts will be linked to my Tumblr… so think of it as more of an extension than an entirely separate entity - at least thats how I plan on using it.
That is all for the day.
So my little brother and I were playing the ‘Life’ boardgame and it came time to ‘get married’ and pick out another small plastic peg person to stick into the car beside your own small plastic peg person. I naturally picked out a blue person to be my husband, and went on to describe what he looked like and his pretend name and such. Well, my little brother looked at the pile of blue and pink peg persons for a minute, and all of a sudden grabbed a blue one and stuck it next to his own. He said “I don’t get why the pink is the girl and the blue is the boy. I like the blue, so I want a blue person beside mine.” As I looked at the two little blue peg people sitting in the little plastic car on the “Get Married!” space, I agreed that it shouldn’t matter either.
If only everyone else thought like a nine year old. You like what you like, and you shouldn’t judge anyone else for liking something different. You should get to marry whomever you want to, be they pink or blue.