Wednesday, June 22, 2011

T-291 : Perseverant Payoff

I hate my life.  I am a failure.  I'm 22 years old and I'm a lowly cook at a fast food joint.  This is the only job I've ever had and I will probably never get a better one.  My coworker harasses me verbally all day.  If I told my boss, he would just cut my already low salary.  All he cares about is money.

Outside of work, I don't do anything.  My best friend is handicapped, but I suppose that's better than nothing.  I am in love with one of my neighbors.  She's a gorgeous southern belle who just moved here, but I'm sure she hates me too.

I'm stuck in my home town because I never learned to drive.  I fail the driver's license test every time I take it.  Worst of all I live in a pineapple under the sea.

Did you cry before you laughed?  I did.

T-292 : Jacob Reciter

Jacob started taking piano lessons in January.  He had his first recital at the church the other night.  About 10 kids played 2 songs each.  Here's a bitty from his ditty:

I never did play an instrument.  I was in middle school band for a couple of days before my friends switched to choir and I followed suit.  Tara got me an acoustic guitar for my birthday a few years ago.  I've been very lazy about picking that up more than a couple of times.  Got any ideas to motivate me?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

T-293 : Bibliobibuli Balance?

Somewhere the other day I came across the word "bibliobibuli".  The meaning is basically a person who reads too much.  In trying to bring balance to my life I'm attempting to give 25% each to:
  1. Physical
  2. Spiritual
  3. Social
  4. Educational
I think it's scriptural.  Luke 2:52 says that Jesus increased in wisdom (4), stature (1), and in favor with God (2), and man (3).

Am I on the right track?  Are you?

T-294 : Small Talk

I am still learning the fine art of small talk.  For a long time I've thought it as meaningless banter.  I guess that's why I've gravitated toward being a tech guy; computers need no pleasantries.  Meanwhile I'm slowly coming around to the realization that a bit of babble with folks goes a long way to making the life of the computer-fixin' customer-service givin' agent more pleasant.  You?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

T-295 : Meat History

Apparently during the German siege of Paris in 1870, residents had to eat whatever animals were at hand. That meat loaf we had for dinner tonight suddenly doesn't seem so bad when viewed in the big picture of meat history:

The taste of cat, donkey, dog, and rat meat - Boing Boing