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, July 10, 2014
The title has nothing to do with this post. I just like the word... even though I do not understand it. I looked it up just so you won't laugh at me.
lol·ly·gag ˈlälēˌgag/ verb North American informal gerund or present participle: lollygagging spend time aimlessly; idle. "he sends her to Arizona every January to lollygag in the sun" dawdle. "we're lollygagging along"
It's weird, a "lolly" is a nickname for "lollipop" and one might reasonably think "lollygagging" is choking on a lollipop. Only it isn't. It's something entirely different and it has nothing whatsoever to do with lollipops and everything to do with laziness and sloth. Now, laziness and sloth are terms near and dear to my heart. I have been practicing these from my earliest days. That's right, I'm a lollygagger. I have always been one. My mother said I was a month late being born. Apparently, I even lollygagged when it came to that. I can't be sure, even though I was there, I don't recall the event.
Over the years, I became quite adept at it... lollygagging, that is, not being born (that came naturally, I suppose).
Everyone is good at something, they say, and lollygagging is my forte'.