I sold my car.
And you know what? It wasn't so bad really. Once I left the lot with my $1,600 check (I found a dealer who gave me $1,000 more than another offered, which is always nice), I realized what I had done, and more importantly what I can now do, which is move away from here.
My mom came home shortly after I did, and burst into tears because it finally "hit home" that I was going to be leaving Winnipeg.
Moms++ # cuz they're moms
In the ensuing kaffufle (which probably isn't a word), she said something interesting: Well, it seems like you're trying to find something, so I hope you do.
I feel like maybe I am looking for something.
I don't want to live an oridinary nine-to-five standup joe type of life. I want to be and do good, party hard, hack Perl, do stupid things, travel around the world, date Playmates (did I say that or think that?), break up with Playmates (ok...I did say that...) and be someone that people won't easily forget.
What's the point of living if you can't change the world?
I sure as hell do not want to be one of those people who tells me "Yep Brad, if I was your age now, I'd be moving outta here too".
I say, if you really wanted to move, you would have.
In other news, I've stumbled onto an insane problem with pack(), whereby lexical variables in a calling function are getting modified because of the fact that the callee is making a call to a Win32::API function. I'm almost sure it's to do with the way I'm packing the structure though, so I'll refrain from submitting a bug report.
Back to hacking...