Archive for the ‘Thoughts Profound and Otherwise’ Category

Usually One With Excessive Barking

January 27, 2020

Be it large scale (like an impeachment trial) or small, if the outcome of a trial is a foregone conclusion, then it’s not a trial, it’s a dog and pony show.

Make Of That What You Will

January 24, 2020

I’ve spent a decent amount of time making sure that, whenever possible, I’ve had the correct attribution to any quotation that I’ve ever used, and over time I’ve noticed something:

When there are multiple attributions, the attributions I find predominately superimposed over “inspirational” background pictures tend to be incorrect.

Yeah . . .

January 23, 2020

Much to my surprise, yesterday’s “falling iguana” warning got national attention.  This was, in part, due to the fact that some people starting selling iguana meat online because iguanas are (rightfully so) considered an invasive nuisance species here.  You’re not allowed to be cruel to them, but because there’s so much overpopulation, you are allowed to humanely cull them on your own property.

Iguanas are so prevalent, in fact, that yesterday I heard of a friend of a friend who, while predominately vegetarian, has ending up killing so many iguanas to keep his property clear that he feels that the only right thing to do is to eat what he kills.  While I understand and respect his point of view, I find myself hoping he never ends up having to deal with a human trespasser . . .

This Is Absolutely Not A Joke

January 22, 2020

You know the weather has changed around here when they issue the “falling iguana” warning.

So I’m Learning

January 21, 2020

While it’s true that even if I completed everything else, my first impulse is to feel a sense of failure if I fail to complete the last (and by definition, the least important) item on my day’s to-do list, I’m pleased to say that these days my second impulse is to not take my first impulse very seriously.

I’m Fine, Just A Bruise And A Scrape On One Elbow (But My Pride May Take Some Time To Recover)

January 20, 2020

Speaking of overconfidence . . . 

Here’s a pro-tip for you:  If you’re trying to sit in a hammock in the dark, pay more attention to what you’re doing than to the antics of the ecstatic happy puppy at your feet lest you suddenly find yourself “Gilligan’s Island-ing” heels over head to land on your elbows on the concrete beneath you.

Easy To Define, Also Easy To Do

January 17, 2020

The line between the virtue of confidence and the vice of overconfidence is actually easy to define.  When you’re so sure of your skill that you can’t see that you’re about to make a mistake, that is overconfidence.

So That Would Definitely Explain It

January 16, 2020

After I posted yesterday, someone reached out to inform me that there’s something like a flu going around that has symptoms similar to food poisoning, but lacking some of the traditional flu-like symptoms.  I haven’t had time to do my own research yet, but I will say that would account for some of the things I’ve been experience over the past few days (primarily a vague sense of fatigue and some achiness).

Mild, Unfortunately, Isn’t The Same As Quick To Pass

January 15, 2020

Me: (A couple of days ago)  Well, if this is food poisoning, all things considered, it’s pretty mild.

Me: (Today) Well, if this is food poisoning, all things considered, it’s pretty mild.

Either Way, I See Her Point

January 14, 2020

Two empty lakes can’t merge to form one full one.

– Anonymous someone explaining to me why she called off her engagement  (I honestly don’t know if this is a saying I am unfamiliar with, or if the person who said this has a gift for poetic imagery.)