Swizec Teller - a geek with a hatswizec.com

Senior Mindset Book

Get promoted, earn a bigger salary, work for top companies

Senior Engineer Mindset cover
Learn more

    Girflriend doesn't mind my love affair

    Just why is it that my bird doesn't mind my having a love affair with Merrick? How could this be? Don't girlfriends usually get terribly upset when their toy has a love affair with someone else?

    Well no, apparently it depends greatly on whom said love affair it's with. We can probably postulate that a girlfriend would get quite greatly upset if you were to fall in love with, say, her best friend or someone of similar ilk. We probably would not be far from the truth even if we were to say that she'd be upset over your falling in love with pretty much any woman other than herself. Girls have this weird notion implanted in their brains that it's impossible to love more than one person at once ... or simply put ... us regular human males just aren't great enough to be shared and so the whole man is needed to support the desires of a single female.

    But it does seem to make it all alright if Merrick happens to be a computer rather than an actual person. Sure, call me a geekity geek for naming my computers and abiding by use of their proper given names but what the hell. I spend more time with them than with actual humans anyway, so why not personify them? Writers do it all the time, hell, we oft do it in regular speech as well!

    So scree you all! My laptop is called Merrick and my desktop computer is called Lestat and I don't care what you say think or do.

    Published on February 19th, 2008 in food for thought, funny

    Did you enjoy this article?

    Continue reading about Girflriend doesn't mind my love affair

    Semantically similar articles hand-picked by GPT-4

    Senior Mindset Book

    Get promoted, earn a bigger salary, work for top companies

    Learn more

    Have a burning question that you think I can answer? Hit me up on twitter and I'll do my best.

    Who am I and who do I help? I'm Swizec Teller and I turn coders into engineers with "Raw and honest from the heart!" writing. No bullshit. Real insights into the career and skills of a modern software engineer.

    Want to become a true senior engineer? Take ownership, have autonomy, and be a force multiplier on your team. The Senior Engineer Mindset ebook can help 👉 swizec.com/senior-mindset. These are the shifts in mindset that unlocked my career.

    Curious about Serverless and the modern backend? Check out Serverless Handbook, for frontend engineers 👉 ServerlessHandbook.dev

    Want to Stop copy pasting D3 examples and create data visualizations of your own? Learn how to build scalable dataviz React components your whole team can understand with React for Data Visualization

    Want to get my best emails on JavaScript, React, Serverless, Fullstack Web, or Indie Hacking? Check out swizec.com/collections

    Did someone amazing share this letter with you? Wonderful! You can sign up for my weekly letters for software engineers on their path to greatness, here: swizec.com/blog

    Want to brush up on your modern JavaScript syntax? Check out my interactive cheatsheet: es6cheatsheet.com

    By the way, just in case no one has told you it yet today: I love and appreciate you for who you are ❤️

    Created by Swizec with ❤️