Saturday, August 27, 2005

Issues

A friend asked me the other day, "Are you a writer?" It reminded me of this anecdote about John Cusack; he was at a bar with Cameron Crowe, and a young lady came up to him and asked, "Are you Lloyd Dobler?"

Cusack replied, "Well, yeah, on my better days, I am." It's exactly what I should have answered my friend when she asked me her question.


Last week, several friends and I were out for drinks. Rico started his rant about how going to Pisay for high school screwed him up pretty badly, and how he would have been better off attending other schools.

We all have issues about high school, I said, but at the very least, our neuroses have made for very funny blog entries.


Which would explain the popularity of blogs, I guess: more and more people with issues now have access to the Internet. Here in the office, for example, most of the members of my team already have blogs. There's Ian, our graphics designer, who often writes about his cool hobbies; Kage, one of our content managers, who writes about her fascinating travel adventures; KC, who puts on her poetry hat for rainy afternoons; and Daryl, whose presence makes me not the most lovestruck person in the office; and even Sir Joe, our team's most senior member, a multi-awarded journalist (and all-around good guy).

And that's only in my row, so you can imagine the fun we have here at work.

A handful of other colleagues have blogs as well. You've got Darwin, copywriter by day and bard by night; Wanggo, who shares with us his indulgences; Berna, who tells us about the episodes of her life; and the lovely Fay, who finds freedom from her eternal business to share with us a piece of her mind.

For me, it's quite refreshing to see these people, or at least read about them in a context other than what I see at work. I find it fascinating, and think to myself, Wow, it's good to have issues.

Comments:

OOOOH~

more ways to stalk the nmi pips.

just kidding :)

i've met and know all the pips you mentioned more than twice, except for sir joey. i don't remember seeing him T_T

my poor memory.

anyway, here's to the fun you guys have together!

 

hey, everybody's got issues. If we didn't have issues, we'd be dead.

:-D

 

The older you get, the more issues you have. And I have a lot of issues. It's a good thing that with age comes slipping memory. I'll forget all these issues soon enough. ^_^

 

This post reminded me of what it was like to be carefree. I know I'm old, but so what? Cameron Crowe deals with aging in such a natural way that aging itself means no more than a receeding hairline or a trip to the morgue. Umm. Maybe my point got lost in the translation. Sorry. Great post!

 

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