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Archive for September, 2004

Regression

Stormbringer

Picked up a “new” game this week…


Yep, an actual roll-the-dice D&D-style role-playing game, for the very first time. Whereas a normal person would move from a text-based BBS game over to a graphic MMORPG, I on the other hand, regress to archaic handwritten role-playing… Go figure.

Sarcastic self-flagellation aside – IT’S FUN!

September 15th, 2004

Do-Be-Do-Be-Do

Frank

We all know I’m a big Frank fan, so it should come as no surprise that when Uncle Phil sent me this link, I found it doubly amusing. Help yourself to a free chuckle by clicking on the image above.

September 14th, 2004

Summer Reflection

Summer

Preparing 50 water balloons: 27 minutes

Exhausting them in battle: 2 minutes

Summer memories: Timeless

September 12th, 2004

Thoreauly Marvelous

Who would have thought I’d find a kindred spirit in a tree-hugging transcendentalist like Henry David Thoreau.

Here are some of my favorite quotes…

Love is the profoundest of secrets. Divulged, even to the beloved, it is no longer Love. As if it were merely I that loved you. When love ceases, then it is divulged.

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.

Things do not change; we change.

We do not live our life out and full… We live but a fraction of our life. Why do we not let on the flood, raise the gates, and set all our wheels in motion?

The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the law free.

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea… News which I seriously think a ready wit might write a twelvemonth or twelve years beforehand with sufficient accuracy.

Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by them.

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.

I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.

My life is like a stroll upon the beach, As near the ocean’s edge as I can go.

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

The perception of beauty is a moral test.

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance: they make the latitudes and longitudes.

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.

The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.

Men have become the tools of their tools.

I am sorry to think that you do not get a man’s most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.

If misery loves company, misery has company enough.

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.

It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all.

I love you not as something private and personal, which is my own, but as something universal and worthy of love which I have found.

The heart is forever inexperienced.

When it is time to die, let us not discover that we never lived.

What you get by achieving your goals is to as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

September 10th, 2004

The Essentials

Ten products I prefer not to be without…

  1. Diet Coke… The Elixir of the Gods
  2. Philosophy Pure Grace Fragrance
  3. Reflect Custom-Blended Mascara
  4. Second Skin Powder from MMU
  5. Charles David High-Heel Shoes
  6. Clean & Clear Blotting Tissue
  7. Creme de la Mer Moisturizer
  8. Kiehl’s Lotion in Grapefruit
  9. Rosebud Salve Lip Balm
  10. Extravagant Handbags

September 9th, 2004

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