This song reminds me of my best friend ever. Sadly, we drifted apart after he left to join the Marines and I moved to Georgia. I haven’t been able to catch up with him since. His name is Brian Garmen. He had a sister named Heather. So if by chance any of you should know him, please direct him my way. We had a lot of crazy times together. Ah, a bit of nostalgia on this day of Memorial.

Still the Same
Bob Seger

You always won everytime you placed a bet
You’re still damn good
No one’s gotten to you yet
Everytime they were sure they had you caught
You were quicker than they thought
You’d just turn your back and walk

You always said
The cards would never do you wrong
The trick you said
Was never play the game too long
A gambler’s share
The only risk that you would take
The only loss you could forsake
The only bluff you couldn’t fake

And you’re still the same
I caught up with you yesterday
Moving game to game
No one standing in your way
Turning on the charm
Long enough to get you by
You’re still the same
You still aim high

There you stood
Everybody watched you play
I just turned and walked away
I had nothing left to say
‘Cause you’re still the same
You’re still the same
Moving game to game
Some things never change
You’re still the same

In my dream I remember looking up stuff about the evils of communism/fascism. I was looking through a black and white photo book that documented the atrocities the communist dictators had committed. There were lots images of soldiers, death, beheadings, and torture. The pictures were still, but some of them played like mini movies. I remember one of a man who was a boxer. He had been beheaded and had his hands cut off for failing to do something in the rink. There was another scene where a Nazi general held a soldier above his head and kept slamming the soldier into the spike on his helmet.

I finally bought a 4×4 yesterday. I’ve been carrying on about getting almost since I first move to England and now, nearly 5 years later, I have done it. For the longest time I’d had my sights set on getting a Land Rover Defender, but when I actually went out looking for one and set in a few, I realised that the Defender matched my image, but didn’t match my lifestyle. I needed something that was compatible with my three lives – Clay the adventurer, Clay the family man, and Clay the business man. I stumbled across the Vauxhall Frontera. Though it’s not rated by the critics, it had the right look and feel for me, so I went for it.

Your brain: 100% interpersonal, 180% visual, 60% verbal, and 60% mathematical!
Congratulations on being 400% smart! Actually, on my test, everyone is. The above score breaks down what kind of thinking you most enjoy doing. A score above 100% means you use that kind of thinking more than average, and a score below 100% means you use it less. It says nothing about how good you are at any one, just how interested you are in each, relatively. A substantial difference in scores between two people means, conclusively, that they are different kinds of thinkers.

Matching Summary: Each of us has different tastes. Still, I offer the following advice, which I think is obvious:

  1. Don’t date someone if your interpersonal percentages differ by more than 80%.
  2. Don’t be friends with someone if your verbal percentages differ by more than 100%.
  3. Don’t have sex with someone if their math percentage is over 200%.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 85% on interpersonal
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You scored higher than 94% on visual
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You scored higher than 57% on verbal
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You scored higher than 44% on mathematical

Link: The 4-Variable IQ Test written by chriscoyne on OkCupid Free Online Dating

I’ve reached a waypoint on my journey where it’s time to meditate and reflect and then set course for the next waypoint. This is a journey, an adventure. And that is the key to understanding how all that I do fits in with my life structure.