Category: Miscellaneous

Thoughts in the Dark

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
Mark Twain

We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from
place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a
place where you won't do harm - yes, choose a place where you won't do
very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.
E.M. Forster — "A Room with a View"

On Monday of last week, I was among the — what was it, hundreds of thousands or maybe [……]

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Random Thoughts #3

  • It's not enough to care about people or to understand them. They have to feel understood and cared for. If they don't, you're not doing it right.

  • "A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who doesn't play has lost forever the child who lived in him and who he will miss terribly." -- Pablo Neruda

  • Apparently, being sappy has made me a sap. But that's a tale for a different time.

  • You know that guy who always parks at the far end of the parking lot for no reason? That's me. I've been doing it for nearly

[……]

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Random Thoughts #2

  • I suppose it's a good thing that I keep looking for another hole in my belt that isn't there.
  • In a related thought, I suppose it's time to buy a new belt.
  • It's true what they say, there's no such thing as a snooze button on a cat that wants breakfast.
  • With losing weight comes the need to buy some new clothes. I've recently purchased a couple pairs of button fly jeans which is what I wore in college. So far, this is as close as I've come to a mid-life crisis.
  • Well, except for one misguided can of mousse about seven years back.
  • And
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Random Thoughts #1

Just a collection of things that don't merit a full post all to themselves. This could easily become a regular feature where the mindless fluff and short bits of amazingly profound wisdom congregate and then present themselves to a weary world in need of their refreshment.

Or not.

  • I'm subscribed to way too many podcasts.

  • The thing I miss the most from my old life are the simple pleasures. I'm a big fan of the really nice moments that happen all the time but sometimes get overlooked in the search for the big events. I want to sit together with someone with a

[……]

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Remembering Luanne - Redux

This is a repost of something I wrote just over five years ago. I've edited it ever so slightly from it's original form to account for my life changes and to update some wording. Additional commentary follows.

 


 

A couple months ago I woke up at 4:30 in the morning thinking about a girl — a girl I haven't thought about in many years. For some reason, my mind wouldn't let go of her memory and I couldn't get back to sleep no matter how hard I tried. Eventually I got out of bed, fired up the computer and did a [……]

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Remembering Luanne

A couple months ago I woke up at 4:30 in the morning thinking about a girl - a girl I haven't thought about in many years. For some reason, my mind wouldn't let go of her memory and I couldn't get back to sleep no matter how hard I tried. Eventually I got out of bed, fired up the computer and did a quick Google search for her name. I was somewhat troubled that there was no information whatsoever about her to be found. None. I decided that there needed to be.

"Why?" you may ask. Keep reading.

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Stephen Fry is just too cool


I love it when someone you think you have pegged totally surprises you. The specific case in point at the moment is [……]

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GraphJam

Official Timesink Warning: If you've got some time to kill, check out GraphJam for a few good laughs. People submit graphs they have to explain pop culture ideas, everything from song lyrics to movie & TV plots to cliches. Some of them are quite funny.

So far, my favorites are Parental IQ versus Child’s Age, The United States According To Network Executives and words that Rhyme With Texas, but I'm only on page 4 so far.

Oh - and if they don't make sense, look at the Cheat Sheet if one's available for that graph.

An oldie but a goody...

I know this goes back quite a few years, but I love this song and was recently reminded of it.

If you've never heard it, read the lyrics and sing along at http://filkertom-itom.blogspot.com/2008/03/sounds-familiar-sheep-marketi....

If you heard it years ago, just relax, sit back and revel in all of it's sheepy goodness.

OK - It's official...



Those dudes in the Wendy's wigs freak me out more than that creepy, plastic-headed king ever did.