The Thoughts of Gunnar

The Truth About My Toplessness
September 21, 2008, 6:37 am
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Sorry…gotta blog about this.

So, right now, my back window blinds are set as to empower people walking around my apartment complex to see into my pad…and me, at my computer desk.  And what I am wearing?  Socks and shorts…but no shirt.

I have become what I have always feared.  Let me explain.

When I was 20 or so, and in shape, I probably wouldn’t have minded being seen in such a situation.  But now  that I am as pasty white as it gets, and not only have all the chest hair I desired as a youth growing up, but I have lots of hair  where I DON”T WANT IT, like all over my back, this is not as enthralling of a scenario.

Furthermore, my stomach is in such shape and condition now, that I would actually feel much better about it if I had a baby growing inside of me.  Instead, it is just fat.

Growing up, I would always be like, ‘Man, if I get like that, I NEVER will let anyone see me without my shirt on.  It’s just time to kiss goodbye to that  part of my life and not curse others by making them see it.’  Well, someone could right now…but here is my ultra-scary point–I realize that, and I am too lazy and just don’t care enough to shut the blinds.  I have a legitimate shame over my current exposed condition, but at the same time, I have a total carelessness in wanting to impress anyone with my physical self.  There  is a point on that scale that I think one can think of that as Godly…but I am afraid I have passed that point into simply not caring enough.

As a much younger man, I used to shop at expensive clothing stores, be REALLY into my dress and attire, etc.  Now, I get a kick out of getting a decent shirt that has been already used, and I don’t give one flying thought to what I wear.  If it matches, it is a huge bonus.  I am reflecting on this moment how I have pulled a complete 180…mindboggling.

Welcome to the inside  of my mind.


The Actual “Oregon Duck” is far from Wussie…
September 21, 2008, 6:17 am
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This blogpost title is more than sufficient to warn you if you don’t want to go here…so it is your fault if you end up dissappointed about it and wanted something more spiritual…

This week, My great Oregon Duck fan-friend, Eric McGregor and I, discussed the virtues and ‘downfalls’ of having our favorite team’s mascot be a Duck vs. having tougher sounding school mascot names, such as being a  Florida Gator, Michigan Wolverine, etc.

However, this point is abosolutely crucial: there  is a difference between having a tough name and actually being tough.

Case in point, this video:

Yes, from last year, this is a collection of infamous clips when the Duck mascot puts a literal beatdown on the Houston Couger.  Now, in the animal kingdom, anyone would agree that a couger would total obliterate a Duck.  But in the reality of college football mascots…it is way different.

Would I rather go around with a tough name and be a wussie…or go around named kind of weak, but be a serious weapon of kicking rear end.  Seriously, I’ll take option B…the way of the Oregon Duck.  Keep in mind, my whole life I have had a ‘tough’ name….Gunnar…but I have never really been a fighter.  And from my personal perspective, I would rather walk the walk than just have the tough name.  When was the last time your ‘tough’ named mascot backed it up with serious physical force and trauma?

As a side note, I would like  to pay some respects to Eric McGregor…I think it would be impossible to find a clear-cut, bigger Duck fan than Eric on the planet.  If I didn’t know any better, I half suspect that it was him in the Duck outfit that layed the smack down on that cougar.