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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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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.

a wise man once told me not to trust anyone with well manicured facial hair. i am twenty-four, and this has proved to be very among the wiser things anyone has ever told me.

if you ever want me to get angry, use the words 'i' and 'me' improperly. example: "he told john and i..."
comma misuse, really bothers me too.

i like computers. well, more specifically, i like apple computers. if i had a zillion dollars, i'd invest a lot of it in apple.

i genuinely think i'd be happier if i never had to use microsoft windows ever again.

i often use the term baseball to disguise the topic of sex. it is also my default conversational piece when i want to change the current topic.

if "peter pan" had been written around now, they wouldn't have said a fairy dies every time someone says they don't believe in fairies." they would have said "some good in this world dies every time someone uses internet explorer." there are few things that aggravate me more than microsoft internet explorer. i try really hard not to judge people, but if you use IE, i can't help it. please start using a real browser

'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.

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 like to consider myself a jack of all trades, and in my years i've learned well that i'm a master of none.