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Blog title: Blog of an Optimistic Nerd
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I study a lot, and socialize not enough.  Changing my habits, slowly but surely.  I've come a long way over the years though.

My blog address: http://MillionaireMatch.com/blog/tivo_fiend
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The unoffensive blog post, I hope. 582 Views 04/02/15

I can really be dense when it comes to picking topics that get people's blood boiling.  I have friends that say I'm too negative, and I suppose I am too opinionated.  It was kind of how I ended up being with experiences I had.  Anyway, most importantly to me, I hope to be more positive about relationships of all kinds from now on.  My experiences on this site have been mostly positive, and I've learned that people are generally caring.  It's just that sometimes uncaring people or suffering people that lash out are louder than the people that sit by caring but say nothing at all.  I suppose those uncaring and suffering people need the attention most of all, and that's why they are so loud to begin with.  I do hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather (if you live in the northern hemisphere?) and find someone that makes your life better.   I'm going to have to remember to not post many other religion and politics posts, or if I do something that isn't so dramatically polarizing.

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Climate Change 446 Views 03/10/15

The local area went from -29 degrees F wind chill a few weeks ago and now it's 42 degrees F.  Climate change is in effect.  I hope the planet can withstand another 2 degrees up on average after this.

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Happy Singles Awareness Day! (tomorrow) 1265 Views 02/13/15

I would like to take this time to point out that anyone that is male and not a millionaire on this site is either 1) pretending to be a millionaire or 2) has a snowball's chance in hell in finding someone on here.  The average women are looking for millionaires and the millionaire women are REALLY looking for a millionaire.  So, anyway, I shouldn't feel too bad that I'm perpetually single if I spend time on a site like this, should I?

 

Anyway, as part of my duty as a single on Single Awareness Day, I would like to point out that single good guys do exist, we're just clueless about dating and don't commit lots of dastardly deeds like the rest of the conniving gender we are.

 

Duty over.  Back to video games or reading books, I suppose.

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Feeling better 312 Views 12/20/14

Part of my problem, as, probably uncaringly, people on my blog have pointed out, that I don't understand people's emotions and how to respond to situations.  I feel comfortable enough to say that that is a disability I have and I have even been discriminated and kicked out of places that are meant to help me with it.  That is the main reason I have been so angry and so bitter.  

 

For anyone I have offended, which is many I believe, I have been in a deep, dark place where noone understood me and the people that were supposed to help me hurt me instead.  Hopefully things continue to turn out better and better as I realize my potential and find better and more friends over time.

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Hmmm... 188 Views 12/01/14

It's been about a year since I started this blog.  I do feel better now.  I still can't figure out what women really want.  I have a better grasp on it though.  It's some weird thing where they say one thing but mean something completely different.  Women lie to you about it to make you feel better and then you spend years wandering around making the same mistakes. ha.

 

Oh well.  Sometimes I feel like if I did have a million dollars, a nice car, and a good job, I could be the same prick I acted like in this blog and women wouldn't really care.  In fact they might eat it up.

 

Maybe the personals site should do some #realtalk. 

 

Women's personals ads should read like this.

In search of... someone that reminds me of my father

                       someone who has enough money that I don't care he's not physically attractive

                       someone to be a father to my children.  (The real father is a jerk, but he passed on his genes, so who's winning?)

                       someone that tolerates all my bad behavior, because I never do anything wrong.

 

Ah well, you get the point.                 

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How's life? 177 Views 09/20/14

Oh well, I thought I'd stop in an apologize for being an obsessive prick about religion.  I was in a chat room for 2 years debating religion and it got to be a habit.  I'm a little better now.  I hang out with others that think the same as I do, and I'm not as angry.  

oh, and I'm still single, which wouldn't surprise some of the commentators on my blog, but I have to self-promote.  Any women interested, this is definitely the place to send me a hint.  I can't figure out dating if there was a million dollars on the other side of it.

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I could be like Socrates. 118 Views 03/17/14

(Disclaimer: I'm not actually going to do this.  It's meant as a joke.)

 

If I go down to the local library and tell the Catholic school kids there is no God, I could be prosecuted by the State for corrupting the youth against the God(s) and sentenced to death.  It is a Christian country here in the United States, they tell me so anyway.  Then, just like Socrates, I could refuse to flee the country (like Snowden!) and instead take hemlock and kill myself, thereby not giving the State the satisfaction of executing me.

 

Yes, if you understand this joke, you understand my warped sense of humor.

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Constitutional Law rocks! 230 Views 03/16/14

Oh yeah!

I'm not allowed to tell you where I'm taking my course, since MM doesn't like URLs being posted, but Constitutional Law rocks!!  Now I can tell people that they're breaking the First Amendment with authority!  Take that illegal displays of religion by the American government!

 

OK, I have a weird sense of humor...  Taking a Constitutional Law course for fun doesn't help in that regard either.

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My Religious Studies Background 146 Views 01/16/14

Here's my Religious Studies background, for those that want to know

 

Open Yale Courses:

Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible)

Introduction to the New Testament History and Literature

The Great Courses:

Introduction to the Study of Religion

Philosophy of Religion

Great World Religions: Judaism

Great World Religions: Christianity

Great World Religions: Hinduism

Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies: (recorded lectures)

Hinduism One

Hinduism II: Yoga, Bhakti, and Tantra

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A Universe From Nothing 151 Views 01/11/14

I'm reading the book "A Universe From Nothing" by Lawrence Krauss.  There's a YouTube video lecture summary of the book if you want to take a look.  It's a perfect fit for the end of my "Philosophy of Religion" course.  Is there an uncaused cause?  Lawrence says the universe can come from nothing.

I also bought Kerygma and Myth which is out-of-print.  I take these courses for some reason.  I'm running out of ones to take.  I could watch courses from Dallas Theological Seminary on iTunes U for free next.  I'm such a weird atheist.

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I'm Doom-ed! (funny post) 177 Views 01/02/14

After subscribing to this site on Christmas to impress a wealthy lady (see blog post #1) I now realize that... well, I might've wasted that money! :-D

Statistics say that millionaire women almost always want a millionaire man and a prenup, while millionaire men almost always want a young woman non-millionaire and don't care much about a prenup.  While of course, me being not rich,  I am doom-ed, practically destined to not find someone on this site.  Though I worry more about all these lovely millionaire women, who will probably not find their millionaire men!  (Call me? :-) 

Funny, but not funny at the same time.  At least I met good friends here while I make a fool of myself.  I met LingLit and NovemberJuliett, wonderful people who I hope can look past my not have been a workaholic for 20 years or being born into money.  (try not to take that last sentence too seriously, people.)

Happy New Year, everyone

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How do you know? Part deux 110 Views 01/01/14

How do you know if a profile is real or not?

Well, if the pictures aren't flattering, the profile might be honest.  If the person is so honest it's unbelievable, it's probably honest.

On the other hand, if the profile is your fantasy woman/man that you've been always looking for, well... it could be fake.

As a skeptic, I couldn't help but say it.

Also for those "The Secret" people.  You might want to read "The Believing Brain" by Michael Shermer.  It goes into how people believe things, well just because they like it or other people do.

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New Year's Resolution 81 Views 12/30/13

I will lose weight and/or pay off debt.

I will enrich gyms by paying for memberships I never use, and they will manipulate me into getting year memberships.  Or I could buy/try some new(old) diet that doesn't work.

Then I will do something that requires me to control other people and is therefore impossible.  I promise to find a significant other.  I might as well be a hamster in a wheel,  never getting the cheese.

Sorry to be pessimistic, every time this year I feel the same way about New Year's Resolutions.

 

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Perfection 69 Views 12/28/13

"She's perfect for you. Man, there's got to be somebody for me." - "Mr. Jones" by Counting Crows

How many times have I probably thought that while singing at karaoke?  Countless times.

Perfection as usually conceived in modern times is unobtainable.  The epitome is the concept of God's perfection, omnipotent, omnipresent, and omnibenevolent.

"Can God create a boulder that even he cannot lift?"

"If God is omnibenevolent, doesn't that mean goodness exists outside of God?"

Perfection such as the perfect 100 meter dash at 0.00 seconds.

Perfection is impossible in the material, not religious, world when it's defined this way.

Instead you must look at the Ancient Greek theory of perfection, which is instead excellence.

Perfection is really excellence.  Excellence is being the best _____ given that you only have _____ .

There's a difference between a best luxury watch and a best alarm clock.  They do different things.  There's a difference when you start out with relatively nothing and are expected to make great feats with it.

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How do you know? 102 Views 12/27/13

 In my experience, I date, they dump me. That's the whole sequence, and it doesn't ever last longer than 2 weeks.  No, I'm not exaggerating either.  And I'm not a player.  I consider that not respecting people as human beings.

What I want to know is.. "How do you know?"  How do you know on so little evidence that it's not going to work out?  I can't figure this out.  There's no way in the world you have enough knowledge.  I mean... the people you women do seem to choose you fight with anyway!  And others just date for years and never find anyone.

I'll probably never understand this.

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Christmas over, Millionaire Match start 139 Views 12/25/13

Well, Christmas is over and I seem to have given myself the gift of Millionaire Match.  A captivating woman winked at me on here, and I couldn't wait until next week to 'wink' a second time.  I sent an email and will see what happens.  (Hopefully she's reading this and knows I'm talking about her.)  I had a standard membership for years, but didn't think the site was worth the money over the regular price of other sites.  

This site is a very strange thing for me.  People are actually worried about accomplishment and goals, while in my dating life until now, I find women end up with people like them, who like to drink and party and just plain like lots of bad tattoos.  It's worth noting that people here like quality.  And I see that they're just looking for someone like them, that understands them.  I can understand that.  I'm not a millionaire myself, but I do understand being different.

Of course, I'm speaking for people now.  I've looked through a lot of blogs and profiles, and that's just what it seems like.

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