Sunday, December 28, 2008

The future

As a new year is coming up, I thought I'd put up a post about my future. The start of a new year seems like a good time to look ahead. This post won't have goals for the new year, nor speculations as to where I want to be by the end of the year. I'm not one to sit around and muse about what the new year will bring. I'm much more likely just to get on google and search for my answers. And that is exactly what I did. So yeah, no speculations here, just straight up facts about my future.

To know the future, some people get visited by the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, others use time machines. I personally, like to rely on good old fashion future seeing websites.

The first thing I learned was that I will be successful. I visited sites that promised me they could predict my future, and each one told me that. Some said I would be rich and famous, and generously help build houses for the poor in exotic places. Others told me I would be rich and famous, running a fortune 500 company. In fact, one went as far as to say I would invent glow in the dark office supplies right before a huge black out, which would make sales go through the roof. The point is, all websites agree, I will be rich and famous.

Let's your future I see success...riches...and is that a glow in the dark stapler?

I learned something else from these future predicting websites. While they are obviously pretty accurate with the longer term, they appear not to give many short term warnings. For example, it would have been wonderful if one of the websites had told me: "You will be rich and successful. Also, be warned, the next website you try and open is going to cause your computer to crash and all of the websites you have open are going to be lost." Sadly, no such warning. So I guess I've learned my end destination in the future, but I don't know all the twists and turns, bumps and potholes that the road leading there will have. If there are many more serious trials like computer programs locking up, I may just call it quits and just live at home eating junk food. I've been trying it out this last week, and it seems about as good as being rich and famous.

Where were you on this one, future predicting websites?


Jess said...

Looks like you have a promising future. Short term future advice should include-get a mac. It might crash but not from a website virus:)

Nathan S said...

Thats awesome Chet. Hey, remember me in your glow-in-the-dark stapler endeavors.

Katherine said...

Yeah, I think living at home eating junk food is the way to go. MUCH less stressful than being rich and famous. Though your arteries may not be so happy with that decision...

Elizabeth Downie said...

Bummer about the crash! I have the Back to the Future trilogy on DVD by the way and I'm thinking a marathon might be in order soon. I'll dress up as Doc. When I saw the picture of the movie that you posted, I was hoping there would be more in this post about BTTF. Maybe next time?

Mary said...

Um, Mike McMurtrey, why didn't you tell me you had a blog? I mean, Facebook had to tell me. That hurts. And it makes me look and feel like a stalker. Which also hurts.

Anyway, will you keep me posted on how that personal assistant of yours is treating you? I want to hear that you're keeping things under control. :)