Saturday, April 09, 2005

Sympathy

Alas, my poor bloggers, I am a bit under the weather today. Indeed, as I sit here typing I am drinking a coffee laced with brandy and as you may know, I really hate drinking alone. Drinking should be social. As a result, this will be a brief entry.
I was looking for an illness quotation but couldn't find anything quite to my liking on the subject. I did however find this...

If hooking a car battery up to a monkey's brain will help find the cure for AIDS and save somebody's life, I have two things to say... the red is positive and the black is negative.
-Nick Dipaolo quotes

Maybe I feel better tomorrow and bless you all with a longer but equally pointless blog. Huzzah!

Quotes

I forgot my quoting, so here goes...

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.
--Spanish Proverb

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
--Lao-Tzu

Perfection does not exist. To understand this is the triumph of human intelligence; to expect to possess it is the most dangerous kind of madness
--Alfred de Musset

Courtesy of http://home.att.net/~quotations/index.html#link

Rambling

Reading my previous posts, I have noticed that I tend to ramble about something and then foget my original point. Well, it is the taking part and not that outcome that matters.
My day today consisted off an early rise (11am - the 3rd time I have been up before midday this week!) and a trip to the dentist. What joy. I got my teeth scaled. I am not quite sure what this has to do with my gums, which he also scaled. For most of the day I have had a mouth full of blood. Very jolly indeed. On a brighter note, I also had a minor filling which meant I had an anaesthetic. This made it impossible for me to move half of my top lip and so resulted in me being able to do an uncanny Elvis impression.
I have just finished doing a whole set of kung fu stuff including something that involved me standing very still for 20 minutes and something that involved me trying to suck up my scrotum for about 4 minutes. Apparently very good for my kidneys and my kung fu. I will let you know if either of them work...
Not much else to report, accept invasion of the body snatchers. Very good film, in fact the best film most of the actors (Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum and Leonard Nimoy) have ever been in. I say most as I beleive Brooke Adams may be from the superman films which obviously rule. I thing this is the only film I acyually like Donald Sutherland in. Not meaning to be rude, but I just don't like his face.
Well, time for a coffee and some sort of cake.
Until we meet again...

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Priorities

I sit here with the cat on my lap purring away, and I find myself thinking about priorities. Happiness - yes. Getting aggrevated by pointless little problems - no. Being relaxed - yes. Being stressed - never. Yet I find myself being much more prone to being stressed these days. Why is this? What has changed in my life to make me worry about things that I know are unimportant? The answer is that nothing has changed, only my perception of things. Now I am starting to see consequences and deadlines looming all about me. Now they are getting closer, and I don't like it. Soon I will have to grow up, be responsible, make my own way and make everyone proud. I guess for the first time I am concerned about failing and letting people down. This is not something to which I have ever had to experience before. Even with the minimum of effort I have managed to sail through 21 years of education. Now at the end of it all I find myself thinking maybe I should have paid more attention. Maybe I could have learnt something of the people teaching me. Well, in a word, bugger.
However, contrary to popular opinion, I am not a miserable person. While hindsight is a wonderful thing, it does not change the past. It just makes you a bit more careful in the future. You could say a bit older and wiser. In truth it is a less youthful, less carefree.
Anyway, I am getting side tracked. As I was saying, the past is all done. To be happy, you have to look forward. Otherwise you are caught in the trap of regets over things done/not done or by memories of things that were better than the actual events. So what to look forward to? A long and happy life? Doing something worthwhile? Ruling the world with my iron fist from my moon base? A nice cup of coffee and a kitkat? It doesn't matter. Something to look forward to, no matter how small, make the world a nicer place. And little things can make all the difference.
I am currently looking forward to a nie cup of coffee. I think I may go and realise that dream. Little things...