The Gifted Underachiever

My life so far

Category: What was I thinking?

Some people should have no free time to let their mind wander.

The real cold shoulder

Remember psychology class in college? I exhibited every symptom of every mental disorder discussed. I was schizophrenic, manic-depressive, anal-retentive – a veritable psycho ward all inside my head. Last April I was given the diagnosis of prostate cancer, so I was still reeling from that reality when a new pain appeared. At first it was just a dull ache in my right bicep, but still strong enough to wake me […]

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Please save the puppies

As an online director I get my share of email requests to put certain things on our websites. Usually, when a request for ad placement comes along I forward it to the advertising staff, but something made me curious when I received a note from Pete Smith to place a classified ad: Subject: pet enquiry Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 08:22:43 -0400 From: peter smith <petersmith200@gmail.com> Hello, I am writing […]

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Plan M

I was just listening to one of my favorite podcasts, This American Life, and the episode was called Plan B. A question the host posed was how many people are still living their life according to Plan A. Plan A is the plan we formulated for our life when we were younger and encouraged to make plans. In a room of 100 people only one admitted they were still on […]

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It don’t get much fatter

New Orleans may be famous for their Mardi Gras, but it’s not even comparable to the Cajun version. Back home in Eunice there is the traditional “courir” or run. Here in Lafayette it’s sort of a hybrid with parades of real floats and costumes that… well, you’ll just have to watch the video.

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