Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Guilty Pleasure: Forever - Drake, Kayne, Lil' Wayne & Eminem

I would like this even better minus Kanye...he's just not necessary and his bit is pretty lame (as is he). I don't pretend to be a hip-hop connoisseur or anything, but Eminem killt this...seriously.

"I'm Hannibal Lector, so just in case you're thinking of saving face, you ain't gonna have no face to save by the time I'm through with this place..."

Good stuff...

I do appreciate Wayne's Space Jam reference... video

Facebook, Virtual Aggression & An Awkward Moment


"did u get rid of your facebook or just delete me as a friend?"

Awkward...

I got this text last night from someone that who had acted a little shady with me...so, yes I had deleted them as a friend. This is what I do when you irritate me or otherwise transition to my "not-so-good side." You will get deleted from my facebook friends' list, my cellphone address book, my gmail chat list and sometimes, I will even stop following you on twitter.

However, really..."it's not you, it's me." I find deletion cathartic. I'm not a person that cusses others out or that is comfortable acting actively aggressive and I usually try to keep passive aggression under wraps, but modern social-networking technology makes it oh-so easy to satisfy one's spite...virtually.

By deleting you as a friend I am cutting you off and I don't really care if you realize I've done it or not. It is a mechanism by which I signal to myself that I am done. However, I'll admit that done doesn't always mean 'done', done...rather it means I have relinquished the ball and put it the other's court. If they amends, okay. If they don't, that's okay too.

So they made amends and asked nicely and they were re-added (why this was important to them, I don't know), but it's probationary...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

An introduction...

You will notice that I like ellipses...
They leave a sentence open-ended in a way that is comforting to me. Sometimes periods are appropriate, but many times ellipses are the only way to communicate the fluidity of a thought - that it may or may not be complete...

The name of the blog, "The Capricious Devotee," is a oxymoron of sorts, but not. It is true that I am devoted to many things, one of which is being unapologetically capricious. After 25 years of life fighting to remain constant and faithful to something - a hobby, a style, a favorite music or color, a philosophical posture - I've given up on all but the crucial. I have finally accepted the fact that I am inherently fickle and should just learn how to deal with it. 

Thus, this blog will be a hot mess - meaning that it will have no rhyme or reason to speak of. One day I may blog something akin to political genius and the next, Benefit lipgloss.  My apologies, but go with me...