Monday, December 27, 2010

#10 - Double Digits

A few days ago I spent my first christmas day completely on my own. It makes you realise that it is just a standard 24 hour day when you are not with family or friends. I went to work, just like any other day. The regulars were still there, drinking and gambling. Which is depressing because you see them there every other day doing the same thing, not an ounce of change in their lives.

"Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders." - --  Friedrich Nietzsche 

A memory jogger for a book I read a while ago (Beyond Good and Evil) was "The eternal sunshine of the spotless mind". All in all it was a very predictable film but it had some important themes, maybe it was just important because I don't forget very many things often. They just stick.

"The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd"

 - Alexander Pope

Sunday, December 5, 2010

#9 - Chuck

"If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?" - Chuck Palahniuk

I am not sure of what thoughts I have of the afterlife. But what does it matter? My thoughts will not alter the outcome, although it could be true that observation will alter the outcome. But why drivel when someone else has said it better already.

"What you don't understand, you can make mean anything." - Chuck Palahniuk

#8 - Spoiling the magic

Here are a few beginnings for sentences that shouldn't exist.

1) I have grown up a lot.

This should be plain obvious through your actions. If you need to point it out in an effort to make people  realise then maybe it just isn't that obvious.

2) Here is something funny & variations

It is really just one big let down from the very beginning. If something is funny part of the humour comes from  the build up anyway so you have spoiled the climax before it has even occured. Or it just isn't funny and turns out to be a bigger let down.

3) I am different & variations of self professed eccentricity and individuality.

If you are odd that is ok, most people will figure this out on there own without being told and if they need to be told, maybe you are just not that much of an individual or and odd ball.

There are plenty more. But the majority of them are things that people will be able to work out for themselves, so why not let them? It it is like being told the answer to a riddle. I hate spoilers.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

#7 - No use for a name

Today I learned how to use the postal service. I wonder if it will be received. I have a concern that mail just gets lost, similar how every time you do the washing you always feel like you are missing at least one pair of socks. I looked at my time table for next year. It actually seems as though I may just have the best time table going. I will just have to see how things go though. I rode my push bike to work, which happened to be in another suburb. The ride to work was a little warm but on the way home it was quite pleasant. There is something very serene about riding in pitch black, only just being able to make out your path, taking your time.

Yesterday I spent a rainy day climbing indoors. I climbed and climbed until I was unable to grip the wall. It is an incredibly satisfying feeling to be so worn out that you can't manage to do one more thing. A day well spent.

I best go to bed before I work myself into the worst sleeping pattern imaginable.