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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Friday, December 12, 2008

A Day Off

I really don't have anything for today. Let's just say I am taking the day off. Since I am retired, you might say I have every day off but that's not true. I try to do something every day. Some days less than others, of course. Today, my goal was to get out of bed. I have accomplished that. I figured that's good enough. After all, I am on a fixed income so doing nothing is like getting extra pay for that day. In fact, the less I do, the more I get, relatively speaking.

I will probably have to mow the lawn tomorrow. Which means I will have to get gas for the mower. I saved probably $4 by putting this off for a month. That's a side benefit of procrastination. And procrastination is a great method of practicing laziness. I'll try to convince my wife that I could save even more by putting that chore off for another week. After all, the grass is not above my ankles yet.


Michael said...

Oh, to not have school and to be retired already... I would seriously read and read and read books all day. It seems like forever since I've had time to pick up a book and just read.

I hope you get to mowing that lawn though. How's the key lime tree, by the way? It's winter now, so I'm worrying about it.


Douglas said...

Michael - The lawn will eventually get mowed. Ah, but today I must go see my aunt for her 91st birthday.

The lime tree is also doing well. We don't have much in the way of winter here. In fact, it's more like Spring during the Winter months.

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Douglas said...

Willie - Thank you. Things are a bit uneven in your neck of the woods these days. I'll try to stay up on things with your site.

chris hale said...

A fellow retiree who's a procrastinator and careful with money! I wonder if we are related?

generic Brand said...

I don't know your wife's stance on environmentalism issues, but you could just tell her you are trying to collect more CO2 by letting the grass grow out. In fact, why cut it at all? For some reason my mom didn't buy that theory, which is why I'm against environmentalism now. Why support a cause that doesn't support me?

Douglas said...

Chris - my wife might disagree with you on that last part.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Procrastination.... such a lovely word. Ankle-deep grass is not a crime Douglas. I see that Chris Hale did arrive as predicted, so opall.


Douglas said...

Chris - my wife might disagree with you on that last part.