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Kung Fu Creator of the Internet

So a few things that are bouncing around in my mind and they HAD to be put in the LiveJournal….

First, I saw Kung Fu Panda last night with Larry – that movie is freakin’ AWESOME. It is soooooo sooooooo funny and amazingly animated. I saw it at the AMC megamovieplex in Times Square, and the screen was huge, so you could really appreciate the animation. I highly recommend you all go see this and laugh your self silly. It also helped I got to go see it with a great guy. A fantastic guy, actually…but that’s enough talk of that. Just go see the damn movie.

Second, that damn Creator of the Internet won’t leave me alone. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please go visit this post in my site and scroll down to November 19th. Yeah, I guess I ended up meeting one of the Inventors/Creators of the Internet, Lawrence Roberts, at an earlier meeting I was part of at NBC. Back then, I was skeptical. Then I was proven wrong, but it made for a good story. But now, and especially lately, I can’t stop seeing this guy’s name all over sites and magazines that I read. First, on Arstechnica.com, there was an article about Larry Roberts’ assertion that internet traffic should (and can) be metered by user statistics rather than type of traffic statistics. That type of bandwidth management would make it more fair for everyone who has to share bandwidth. Then I am reading my Vanity Fair with Angelina Jolie on the cover (I’m now a proud subscriber) and lo and behold, there’s Larry Roberts and his fellow ‘Internet Creators’ in an article with his picture right there. Okay, Larry, I get it, you’re the Creator of the Internet and I should have recognized your greatness upon first meeting you…..and apparently I slept through Internet History 101…..stop making me pay for it, dammit!!!!!! STOP!!!!!!!

Okay, that’s all. Just wanted to say that Kung Fu Panda is awesome and Larry Roberts needs to leave me alone. Good night, and good luck.

Inventor of the Internet! Pshaw.

So while my foot wasn’t really in my mouth, my mental foot was definitely in my mental mouth, if that actually makes any kind of sense.

We had a meeting at work today with some folks from various companies that deal with telecommunications technologies. From one company there were three guys who were telling us about one of their upcoming really groovy products that may be a great tool for our use in the future (I have to be intentionally vague in the details of what company and technology we were talking about, sorry!) but the main guy talking kept throwing things into the conversation like, “well, when I was designing the Internet…” or “when I designed that into the Internet, I was thinking that….” and seriously, I kept secretly rolling my eyes back into my head because I was like, “PuhLEASE stop claiming you invented the Internet”. Honestly. I think we all know that Al Gore was responsible for that (Okay, that’s an old joke, my bad). But seriously, he kept tossing these little bon-bons of fun out into the conversation and I definitely picked up on them. So after the FOUR HOUR Meeting finally ended, me and my boss eventually had a chance to sit down and talk about what our thoughts were. I actually had some smart things to say about things and my boss agreed with my assessment. But then snarkyHobie came out…and I started joking with my boss about this guy’s frequent claims about inventing the Internet. I went into full-on mock mode, doing my snobby voice and saying things like, “Well, yes, after I invented the Internet I had a chocolate sundae…” and “if you had invented the Internet, you’d understand things sooooo much better”…. yes, I was totally in my groove as I can only get when I’m mocking someone…especially behind their back. My boss and I had a good laugh…until my boss decided to do some googling of ‘Creators of the Internet’….which I wish he hadn’t. Because on the very first fucking page of results, THERE WAS THIS GUY’S NAME. I literally met one of the creators of the Internet today, and had the tenacity to mock him (at least it wasn’t to his face). There’s not too many people who can actually claim they’ve changed the world…but this guy has every right to say he did. I am such an asshole.

So I’ve been gone for a bit from the website, haven’t I? Well, it’s been kinda busy around HobieLand lately. A week ago I was in LA to see one of my best friends Mila get married and of course dance the Hava Nagila. I took pictures but I haven’t downloaded them yet from my camera and I will totally do that probably tomorrow (don’t you love that sentence – totally and probably are so totally probably related). It was such a great time to not only go home and see my family and their home and get some awesome food (In-N-Out Burgers and the illustrious meal of roasted chicken, italian sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes and broccoli are beyond compare) and to see some of my great friends from high school was awesome. When i put the pictures up tomorrow (after getting home I’m sure late as work has definitely picked up) I’ll explain more. But just know it was a lot of fun.

And my social life has been a lot more fun than I would ever have hoped after getting out of the military. It’s a relief to have this part of life finally.

Anyways, I just wanted to finally throw out an update before Thanksgiving and to tell my ridiculous story above. I should have some pictures up tomorrow once I get home (I’m staying up way too late for YOU!) so stay tuned!

And finally, I have to say thanks to everyone who’s not let the fact that I’m gay change things between us. You can probably imagine the fear and nervousness I had in finally being truthful (or at the least, not being untruthful…?) about things, but I guess let’s be honest, it wasn’t exactly hard (sts) to figure out. I’m no different than I was when you knew me before and don’t let my hot pink daisy dukes tell you any different….JUST KIDDING. They’re yellow. BWAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAA.

Remember, pics tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed.