Random ramblings of a mind damaged by years of disuse and abuse. Also a place to go to be bored to tears.
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Words to live by...
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."
(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.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
It's the Little Things...
Everyone has a quirk. Mine is detail. I notice little things and these things interfere with my enjoyment. Like reading. I wasn't fully aware of this until I was reading a book and a character couldn't get dialtone on his cell phone. It ruined the book. I could not get it out of my head. No cell phone ever gets dialtone.
So, today, I am reading a book (Lee Child's "Nothing to Lose") and the main characters are riding through town at night in a black car, doing their best to avoid being noticed, with their lights off. They stop when they realize there are people some distance ahead of them. Oh, you think, lights off will prevent them from being seen. What about the brake lights giving them a glowing red aura??? [sigh]
I wish I could turn this off. It's like being told, at a dinner, that people's ears move when they chew their food. From that moment on, all you can think about is people's ears.