Friday, March 31, 2006

Hit By Sticks

A few days ago, Sticks hit me with a meme. As rarely as I get to post these days, it has taken me a while to get to it. For that, I apologize.

Also, yesterday was my 5th wedding anniversary.
The traditional gift for the 5th is wood... *(leaving alone the punny comments)*

On with the meme.
Here's the instructions:
1. Choose a search engine (e.g. Yahoo!).
2. Pick 5 random blogfriends.
3. Think of a word or phrase that you describes each friend.
4. Do an image search of that word or phrase.
5. Pick an image that makes you say, "Aha! That's it!"

That 1 Guy


Sarah the Penguin

GA Mongrel


That was fun.
But I realized... I reeeeaaallyy need to reset my page size.
I got my first look on a regular sized screen the other day... this page does not look like it should - certainly not like it does on my laptop. Sheesh... whay didn't ya tell me?

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Ignorance Is Bliss

In my younger years, I wondered exactly what that meant. It didn't make much sense. How could being ignorant be a good thing? It wasn't until adulthood that the full scope of this cliche became apparent. Just for grins & giggles, allow me to expound on the simplicity of what this means to me. No wise philosophical statements... just drizzle.

If you don't know what you're missing, you'll be happy with what you have. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you can only be happy if you're ignorant. Nor am I saying ignorance insures happiness. I am saying it's harder to be happy with simplicity, once educated in complexity.

The "Tree of Knowledge" and its forbidden fruit are very simple (and direct) symbols of this saying. When the fruit was eaten and eyes were opened to knowledge, bliss was forever lost.

Much like finding out Santa wasn't real - after a few years of happily anticipating the fat man's gifting spree. The magic was lost - luckily, the gifts weren't.

Once you find out how close you are to having the life you are no longer ignorant of - but can never have - that happiness will disappear like the ignorance that gave birth to it. As ignorance is bliss - so education is its assassin, thus is torture.

How we long to return to our more innocent days. Not knowing was never a thought. We simply lived.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Just Alittle Odd

My wife bought some new underwear for me.

Then she threw away my old underwear. However...
Prior to throwing them all out, she washed them.

Monday, March 13, 2006

... Or Get Off The Pot

I learned a great many things from the A.A. meetings I attended some years ago. Among them is a biblical lesson, perhaps you remember it too. It goes a little like this: "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

As Christianity goes, it's one of those things many non-believers call a weakness, and many believers call divine. I would prefer to call it common sense.

It seems only right that you should not dwell on things you can't change. It seems only right that you should muster up the courage to change the things you can. And to know the difference... C'mon. If you can't tell the difference, you should look at it from the outside - perspective is everything.

Change what needs to be changed. If it doesn't need to change, leave it alone. But you must make a decision. And if you're too lazy to do that... Shut up!

That Last Post...

...was number 69.


Been a while since I've seen that one.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Job Offer - Turned It Down

After all this time... I found a job I really wanted... One I was really wanted for... One that was a perfect match for me...
And I turned it down. No... Not because of complications from my ex.
The insurance cost.
It would cost me 5 times the amount I currently pay for health insurance.
In the end, I would be left with less than $300 after taxes and insurance each month. That's not including food, gas, house payment, electricity... You get it.
These tears are not of joy.