Thursday, March 20, 2008
You're A Prayer for Owen Meany!
by John Irving
Despite humble and perhaps literally small beginnings, you inspire
faith in almost everyone you know. You are an agent of higher powers, and you manifest
this fact in mysterious and loud ways. A sense of destiny pervades your every waking
moment, and you prepare with great detail for destiny fulfilled. When you speak, IT
SOUNDS LIKE THIS!
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
( ht to Marty for posting this first )
Friday, March 14, 2008
Here is a screen shot from my laptop around 2-o-clock this morning...
I'm planning to grab another screen shot of my menu-bar clock at almost 2-o-clock this afternoon if I can remember.
UPDATE : I got the screen shot this afternoon!
Happy Pi Day everyone!
Some assorted links to help you cope with this little-known holiday.
What the heck is pi ?
Pi Day ? You're joking, right ?
The official Pi Day Website
A movie called Pi ( W's page on same movie )
Thursday, March 6, 2008
So I have one of those tracking things that is supposed to tell me how many people are reading my blog, and how many hits I'm getting and all that good stuff...
The truth is though that I'm such a procrastinator when I do have good ideas, and so busy all the rest of the time that I don't ever go to look at it...
So, I often post blogs, and then wonder ( sometimes for days ) if anyone read it, what people thought, how it came across, should I give up this hobby, etc, etc, etc... ( Yeah, I could go look at the tracking thing, but I've already pointed out that I'm too lazy, and I'm not sure I trust it anyway... )
And then earlier this week something hit me... I was reading one of the many blogs I follow in my RSS reader, and came across a FANTASTIC post! I thought to myself, that I must go on over to the page and see what comments people have made and no one had posted anything!
As I sighed and went back to my RSS reader, I realized something fairly profound
( for me at least ).
I SUCK at leaving comments!
So! ( You were waiting for the point, weren't you?? ) I have decided to be a better commenter. I am making a concerted effort, in the midst of all my blog reading, to leave comments for the other writers who pour themselves into their blogs.
Be it a "Great Post", "Very interesting", "What the heck?!?", or a quick but heart felt response... I want to let the folks who's blogs I'm reading that someone is reading them.
I guess the point to all of this ( does there really have to be a point ) is that if something someone posts on their blog strikes you... ( good, bad, warm fuzzy, what the heck?, whatever ). Let them know!
Marko posted this a while back, and it seems to fit along with this rant so well that I couldn't help but borrow it.
(click for larger)
[ht to lee's things, via marko ]
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
He just posted this post, which inspired me to jump in and say something...
I am not enjoying the politics at all. Bigger than the issue that I am sick of political TV commercials, sick of being bombarded on all sides by scare tactics and trash talk, and completely sick of people asking me "Who do you support"... I am really just at a point where I'm really thinking that NONE of the candidates are good candidates.
and this is why....
WHAT THE HECK WOULD CAUSE A PERSON TO WANT TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES?
Bear in mind that as the POTUS, no matter how hard you work, how sincere you are, and how passionately you pursue your political agenda that people are going to be angry with you, bad mouth you, make fun of you, threaten you, and that you will be in the spotlight 24x7!
It's not that I don't like some of the candidates, or even respect some of their ideas... I think I'm just waaaayyyy to cynical to believe that ANY of them REALLY have what is best for someone other than themselves at the center of why they are running for president.
If you've spent any time around me at all, you've heard me quoting this chapter over and over in the past few months... If you haven't spent any time around me, then this is for you.
"The major problem - one of the major problems, for there are several - one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.
And so this is the situation we find: a succession of Galactic Presidents who so much enjoy the fun and palaver of being in power that they very rarely notice that they're not.
And somewhere in the shadows behind them - who?
Who can possibly rule if no one who wants to do it can be allowed to?"
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
Chapter 28 - 1995
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President
should on no account be allowed to do the job!
Amen to that.