April 30, 2006


Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 2:51 pm

A newly found habit. I will attempt to blog at least once a week, and sunday will be my upload date. If you expect me to give you a time, then you asking for more then i can give.

I wish i could blame my lack of blogging on lack of interesting activities, but i really must blame my lack of blogging on having too many interesting activities in which leaving very little room to actually document my life. Which was one of the reasons of having this blog. The other was to clarify ideas. I enjoy the later more then the former.

SO what have i been up to, you might ask. my answer is as follows formatted in bullet style for your viewing pleasure and idealic cohesion.

– Well it is official. The seven cases that went to trial a long time back, settled before the first plaintiff spoke. Our client was exceptionally pleased. And the partners who handled the case were pleased with my work. So i was given more cases going to trial.
– Our most senior legal assistant (paralegal) resigned three weeks from last friday, and had his last day a week from last friday. I was given all of his cases that were with LIRR, who was our client in the above mentioned bulletin.
– Another para resigned on the same days respectively, giving me some of her LIRR work, primarily IME billing. Inane work, time absorptive.
– Girlbean started around two weeks ago and i’m pleased to say she doesn’t hate her job yet. Since she has started, i have enjoyed eating lunch and talking about interesting non-tv-related items, and even psuedo-intellectual items as well. Also it is interesting hearing her interpretations of the work place.

Personal Life
– Two weeks ago we went to Niagara falls. It was awesome. Best vacation i’ve ever had to date. Well let’s be honest, it is the only vacation i’ve had where i was an adult able to make up my mind where i wanted to go. (Scratch that, i guess going to bloomington, i had freedom to choose, but very little money also.)
– last night i saw two movies that i enjoyed.
First: The City of God: It was an exceptionally beautiful film. The editing was excellent. The cinematography was gritty and realistic. The angles were gorgeous. The story was vivid and real, due to it being based on a true story. The city is exceptionally fucked up, like a city with the pretense of God should be. Overall: I highly reccomend viewing this once. It is like Hotel Rowanda, in that you have to see it at least once to truly understand life in all it’s facets.
Second: Thank you for Smoking: Cute, slightly witty. Not as witty as the trailer makes it out to be. There are some strange lines in the movie that irk me. I hate the use of rhetoric to bypass truth, but then again i knew i’d hate that part of movie. His use of rhetoric was exceptionally well planned and executed. The editing was very sharp. The story was a bit awkward. He never really questioned the moral judgements he made on a day to day basis, and there certainly wasn’t a character change over time. It could be interpreted as an ironic movie, and perhaps it was. There just were too many truthes to make the irony stark. Overall: Not a big reccomendation, but it certainly was a “pleasant and enjoyable” movie if that suits your mood.

-okay enough typing. That feeling is coming back.. the feeling that forces me to abandon so many entries as drafts. It is the feeling of a lack of progression.

LSAT update: I’m studying, its june 12th. I’m scared.

April 12, 2006

Happy Birthday MARY!

Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 8:22 am

Today begins, and all the surprises are in wait. Let the goodtimes begin. I love you Mary.

Also happy psuedo anniversery.

Best 2 years of my life…

Here is for more to come.

BY the way. I will be incommunicado for the next four days as i’m fleeing the country, in the same vein as many vietnam vets. I’m going to Canada. WOO HOOO!

April 11, 2006

my birthday is kind of kewl.

Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 8:49 pm

Instructions: Go to Wikipedia, type in your birthday, but not the year, and select three events, births, and deaths that share that day with you.

Events.. does it just have to be three?! I CHOOSE FOUR! One is of a personal note. So much shit happened on my little bitty day.


1939 – New York City’s La Guardia Airport opens. -> This is a nice personal point. I used this airport a lot. I’m glad it opened on my b-day. Used to fly in and out of this place on a regular basis. Long distance relationships. LGA has a soft spot in my heart.

1942 – Manhattan Project: A team led by Enrico Fermi initiate the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. -> Arguably the birth of the most destructive device in the world. Can’t beat that.. And no it wasn’t ME! MWHAHAHAHAHA!!! or was it. .. …

1954 – Red Scare: The United States Senate votes 65 to 22 to condemn Joseph McCarthy for “conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.” -> The United States Senate wakes up after allowing one of the most dishonorable actions in american History. Hey this is a good thing.

2001 – Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. -> Perhaps the end of corporate greed and malicious activities?! One can only hope.

ALL THE BIRTHS SUCK!…………………………………………………………


I must scrub myself now. Cleanse myself of my hated day.


Had some famous deaths on my date.

1814 – Marquis de Sade, French writer (b. 1740)

1859 – John Brown, American abolitionist (hanged) (b. 1800)

And finally, I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but it is true.

It came as a shock to everyone, i know.

On december 2nd 1957, Harrison Ford died.

Yes , yes we all know. He was a great actor. Who could forget his most memorable films and works? He made movies seem more special. We will miss him.

April 4, 2006

Would the real Arglor please stand up?

Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 12:01 am

Let me begin with a warning. A caveat if you will. Buyer Beware.

This post will have questions. More questions the answers. It will be a mild intellectual foree with the intention of making progress, but i forsee failure.

The cause of this failure? Identity.

The confusing black whole that is identity. Honestly what makes identity so difficult? One word, change. Heraclitus, well known philosopher is quoted as saying, “No man steps over the same river twice.” The point is that our world is in a constant flux, or steady cycle of progression/regression.

Let me stop here for a second. There is a difficulty when you work with philosophy, language gets in the way. Vagueness creeps in with the use of metaphor and similie, while contradictions arise with direct assertions. Language always tends “muck” philosophy up. Without too much mucking about, lets attempt this.

So Identity lets begin by identifying indentity……………… fuck it happened way to soon.
Identity seems to be linked in some way with change.
– Without identity, would there be change? This is a difficult question. This is due to the nature of change itself. One definition of change is the process that occurs between object A in time state 1 and object A in time state 2 where object At2 is different from object At1. I know, I’m getting technical. But it actually illuminates something. It illuminates the necessity of indentity. How can something change, if something cannot be defined or identified? If we are working with nothing, then who is to say it changes?
– If there were no change, would there be identity? This seems plausible. We can have a singularity that simply exists, but never changes. And yet we understand it is a singularity and so identity does exist.

Thought experiment:
So imagine two globuals that make up all of existence. Globual A and globual B. A has only one property, the property of not being B. B has only one property, the property of not being A. Here we have identity at it’s most basic existence. Identity exists simply as the negation of another identity. Doesn’t that seem to beg the question though? I feel a riddle being born, which came first the indentity, or the identity of identity. Can identity truly exist as a self-referential entity?

And so we breach the theory of knowledge. Foundationalist theories abound. So there must be a foundation, if not it is absurd. If something is self-referential then it is self-defeating. No new knowledge can be obtained by explaining something with itself.

So then why do we identify objects in the world so clearly and readily? Why is it i can say, my car, my existence, your child and therefore your problem? These all deal with calculated statments summing up the existence of objects within the world.

Pragmatisim that is why. We need identity to make it around in our world. If i can’t identitify the ground from the sky, what would stop me from attempting to fly? How would i even understand the concept of flying? So we adopt a quick and dirty understanding of identity while wreaking havoc and spurning confusion left and right.

But there is one part of identity that i failed to describe. (actually there are tons, but one big part). That part deals strictly with the thought games.

Thesius’s ship.

see also Identity and Change

Have fun with this… It was simply a mind explosion on the page. I didn’t clean up aftermyself either. Excuse the mess.