bowled over

February 15, 2005

"Business Casual" at work today, there's a client about.

Always an interesting little bit of deception, that. Unlike, say, dressing up for a job interview, I think we're supposed to project the idea that "oh, we always dress like this."

Prayer of the Moment
God, let me play well but fairly.
Let competition make me strong but never hostile.
Forbid me to rejoice in the adversity of others.
See me not when I am cheered, but when I bend to help my opponent up.
If I know victory, allow me to be happy;
if I am denied, keep me from envy.
Remind me that sports are just games.
Help me to learn something that matters once the game is over.
And if through athletics I set an example, let it be a good one.
--Gregg Easterbrook's idea for an "athlete's prayer" in his Superbowl-Wrapup Tuesday Morning Quarterback. Nice counterpoint to that whole "want to thank Jesus for this victory (but I don't blame him for that interception I threw.)" line of thinking.

Quote of the Moment
"We don't lose games where they give you a free hat and T-shirt!"
--Tedi Bruschi, New England Patriots...I'm not sure if that's the exact wording, but I love the sentiment. There was a good description of how miserable the Patriots used to be at

Image of the Moment
--Crick's first DNA doodle ...such a historic thing, where we started the long process of figuring ourselves out...