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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, June 4, 2010

Ho Hum...

It's a Friday. A day which no longer has that magical connotation for me. I am, of course, retired. The only thing Friday means now is what TV show, or shows, I might watch tonight. It's just another day in my life.

In a way, I miss that old feeling. Friday was something to look forward to, to anticipate, and to celebrate once it's arrived. I celebrated often when I was young, often and hard. Now, I don't do much celebrating at all. Can't handle the hangovers anymore.

A friend was to have shoulder surgery today but it got scrubbed. I hobble around due to one knee not being ready for prime time yet. All my friends seem to have aches and pains and various maladies.

And you were thinking retirement age is something to look forward to.

I have become such a cynic that I no longer look forward to waking up in the morning. Which might explain the depressing dreams I have been having lately. I won't bore you with them. I don't want to relive them anyway.

In the interests of creating some interest in my dull life, I picked up a copy of Flash Forward by Robert J. Sawyer. This is the novel upon which the TV show "Flashforward" was based. Loosely based. Very loosely based. There is a flash forward but it is some 20 years ahead, not one year. So far (several chapters in), the story seems to be centered around the CERN complex on the Swiss-French border. And also about the scientists.

The book is good, I recommend it. It's light reading, like most science fiction, but interesting enough to hold your attention.

All of the above was the result of my wanting to simply announce I didn't feel like writing in my blog today. Not interested. I've got the blahs... And I am just tired.

Time for a nap.

5 comments: said...

Here's a thought: get a job. Then Friday will have a special meaning. The kind of job that's hiring will mean Friday means you have to work LATE! :)

Douglas said...

A job? Moi? No, I have found my life's calling. I was born to be retired.

Retired Syd said...

And don't forget what you're trading for the lack of excitement over Fridays: no more dread over Mondays!

Douglas said...

Syd, another benefit. I never really did dread Mondays much, I enjoyed my job. But now I look forward to Mondays because it is the first of my 3 golf days. Thanks for stopping by. I like your blog.

Retired Syd said...

I look forward to Mondays now too, when all those people go back to work, it makes doing my errands a lot easier.