March 14th, 2005

Jet (Cowboy Bebop)

Cut...Let's Reset And Try That Again

Other than a load of loud idiots outside my window at 8am, the day is starting OK. Wrist isn't hurting, that's a major bonus.

Must do some major CD burning today. I've snagged a bunch of stuff lately, and I just realized last night that I'm down to about 9% free on my harddrive...yikes!
  • Current Music
    Lords Of Acid - Out Comes The Evil
Worship Chaos

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.

- Max Ehrmann, Desiderata
The Mask (Laughing)

And, Hot On The Heels Of That Bit Of Philosophy...

A man dies and goes to Heaven. He gets to meet Jehovah and asks Jehovah if he can ask him a few questions.

"Sure," Jehovah says, "Go right ahead".

"OK," the man says. "Why did you make women so pretty?"

Jehovah says, "So you would like them."

"OK," the guy says. "But how come you made them so beautiful?"

"So you would LOVE them", Jehovah replies.

The man ponders a moment and then asks, "But why did you make them such airheads?"

Jehovah says, "So they would love you!"
Use Your Brain

Expand Your Mind

Well, let's see here...at least half of you figured out the the ball will fall faster through the 40 degree water, since 20 degree water is frozen; almost everyone figured out that you'd be standing back-to-back with your father (though, I like the couple answers I got which said that you stood behind your father while he verbally defended you, I.e. :"I stand behind my child."); and everybody figured out that the correct phrase is "The yolk is yellow". Well done, ready for today's?
Heidi Bush has a cottage situated on a well treed lot in Northern Ontario. She enjoys keeping her lot in top condition by fertilizing, pruning, and removing deadwood and broken branches. However, Heidi has a rather strange habit regarding her little forest. Every once in a while, she'll chop down a perfectly healthy tree and put it in a large pot. She'll continue to water the tree and fertilize it, etc., and a short time later, when she grows tired of it, she burns it. Could there be any rational explanation for this weird behaviour?
Other than schizophrenia, of course. ;)
Dark Baby

Feelin' Frosty

This bike thing is working, by gum. Today is the second ride I've done and not been so winded at the end, nor in as much pain. Granted, it's still a short ride, but when you are as out of shape as I am, you gotta take it slow and enjoy the little victories, and build up from there.

I sent out an e-mail to those that said they'd burn me a CD...there were others, but you have my address, I do believe. If you still want to, and don't have my addie, let me know...you all rock.

Check it out, today is pretty good so far.

ADDENDUM: Mmmm...leftover sausage spaghetti is just as good heated up. It's always nice to think "oh, damn, I may have just added too much cheese and garlic", and then to remember "Oh yeah...there's no such thing."
Worship Chaos

(no subject)

California Gay-Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

This is great, and I really wish I could get excited about it. However, we all know what the American Legal System is like...this will just get challenged, AGAIN, and sent up to a higher court, and it all starts all over AGAIN.

So, tell me: why exactly does someone else's choice of lover make any difference to anyone else? Fuck, people, this isn't that hard. Stay out of other people's bedrooms.

Ever notice that the people MOST obsessed with sex are those that scream against it being any fun? Man, talk about needing to get laid...