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THE Lowly Peon


User Name:thelowlypeon
Visits:9912
Member Since:28 July 2006
Birthday:May 5
Website:petercompernolle.com
Hometown:wilmette, il
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'tis i, THE lowly peon! i am a computer geek for a ginormous manufacturing company based in houston. houston is surely not my favorite place on earth, but the company is soon sending me to china! i am very excited about this. i like apple computers, and i like web development. i like good music. if you're curious about specifics, just know that no one has better musical taste than i, unless, of course, it is identical. i'm a big sap for cheeesy love songs. i also like good movies. people tend to disagree with me about what movies are good. i'm also a sucker for sappy love movies. i have an idea of my "best self" (to use ethan hawke's words in before sunset), and sadly, nearly every aspect of that "best self" conflicts with every other aspect. thus, my mind tends to be all over the place. i like to think i'm a jack of all trades, and i'm surely a master of none. and just remember: the sun's not yellow; it's chicken.

i just purchased an iPhone 4. which means i will have a super new mobile device. even more super, perhaps, than the one i had before. and it's 32gb!

my favorite fictional vampire, spike, described love as follows: "you'll never be friends. you'll fight and you'll shag and you'll love each other 'til it kills you. love isn't brains, children, it's blood. blood screaming inside you to work its will. and i may be love's female dog*, but at least i'm man enough to admit it." right on, spike.

i am a crumpler. i don't trust folders.

there are two facts that i am trying my best to accept, but still break my heart:

  • i will never be an old chinese man
  • i will never be able to grow a beard
in time, i hope will be able to come to accept this.

i like being happy.

i play guitar. i could not bring my guitar to china, but i hope to find one while i'm here. playing my guitar makes me happy.

i think it's a shame that most americans really believe that the word "atheist" is synonymous with "evil". just because we don't believe in some mystical being doesn't mean we're bad people.
and religious freedom does not mean freedom between various forms of christianity.

some of my friends say i'm self deprecating. what they don't know is that i generally only tell them the best things about myself.

i don't eat meat. but i eat fish. and dairy. so to say i'm a half-assed vegetarian would be an understatement. but i often do just to avoid the whole explanation.