Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Nemesis Required!

Thanks to Wade Hodges for this really great idea off Craigslist. Someone posted this last month:

"Nemesis required. 6 month project with possibility to extend:
I’ve been trying to think of ways to spice up my life. I’m 35 years old, happily married with two kids and I have a good job in insurance. But somethings missing. I feel like I’m old before my time. I need to inject some excitement into my daily routine through my arm before its too late. I need a challenge, something to get the adrenaline pumping again. An addiction would be nice, but, in short, I need a nemesis. I’m willing to pay $350 up front for you services as an arch enemy over the next six months. Nothing crazy. Steal my parking space, knock my coffee over, trip me when Im running to catch the BART and occasionaly whisper in my ear, “Ahha, we meet again”. That kind of thing. Just keep me on my toes. Complacency will be the death of me. You need to have an evil streak and be blessed with innate guile and cunning. You should also be adept at inconsicuous pursuit. Evil laugh preferred. Send me a photo and a brief explanation why you would be a good nemesis. British accent preferred."

Isn't that great? I wonder if I have any nemeses? I wonder if I am someone's nemesis? Mmmm? Who is your nemesis?


A.H. Jordan said...

I too am short a nemesis at this time. In my teens it was Forney High School. Then I got out of the nemesis business for a few years in college. While I was working on my JD it was Baylor Law School. After that I got to have former district attorney Ed Walton as a nemesis (Ed, by the way, makes a great nemesis if someone would like to use him) for four years, but now I'm once again in a nemesis vacuum.

I agree that we all need one to be more productive. The Cowboys have the Redskins. Superman had Lex Luther. And the Roadrunner had Wylie Coyote.

I'm egotistical enough to believe I'm always playing the Batman role. I never wondered if maybe I'm someone else’s Joker. Interesting.

Charles North said...

And don't forget - Austin Powers has Dr. Evil.

casey said...

your blog entry is interesting in theory. however, i can't help but wonder, when did we stop being in control of our own lives. if you have become bored with your life because of the daily choices you have made it seems pretty simple to me to make different choices. i think life should be a balance of taking initiative and letting come what may. what i mean is don't plan your life down to the minute in a daily schedule. always leave room for things that just come up and if nothing does happen to come up that day, guess what you now have some free time. has it been too long since you used those words?
if you want to start changing your life because of boredom or whatever. i would suggest make a list of things you want to do. such as sky diving, bungee jumping, ride a motor cycle, deep sea fishing, whatever you want just do it. and if this is too bold for you, start small with the daily decisions you make. such as do you always order the same thing at starbucks, order something different, sit in the same booth, sit somewhere else, drive a different road to work. i think you get the point.
God did not create us to have a boring meaningless existance. so for heaven sake get out there and do something!