|KHftCEA 1999-07.5 July|
KHftCEA 1999-07.5 July
"A young man asked an old rich man how he made his money. The old guy fingered his worsted wool vest and said, "Well, son, it was 1932. The depth of the Great Depression. I was down to my last nickel. I invested that nickel in an apple. I spent the entire day polishing the apple and, at the end of the day, I sold the apple for ten cents. The next morning, I invested those ten cents in two apples. I spent the entire day polishing them and sold them at 5 pm for 20 cents. I continued this system for a month, by the end of which I'd accumulated a fortune of $1.37. Then my wife's father died and left us two million dollars."
Holy Cow- 5 in one month!
STUFF SAVED IN SCHOOL FOLDER:
"What's the matter, Miss Quinn? Have we forgotten the words to 'Eeny meeny miney mo'?"
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth...
--John Gillespie Magee, Jr., start of "High Flight"
"Find The Pattern"
(10th Grade Geometry with Mrs. Roberts)
Beuys and Warhol: the artist as shaman and star
December 7, 1991 - March 8, 1992, MFA
(This is a mesuem program I saved- maybe a visit with R.? Beuys was very cool, into felt suits and survival sleds and a lemon powered light, but the curators never replace the ancient lemon....)
"Harry certainly knows how to motivate his kids for the state band contest, doesn't he?"
"Boy, I'll say! ... I've never seen *anyone* take a bite out of a music stand before!"
Puzzle from January 1991 Discover: On the one acre desert Island of Row, with a population of liars, truthtellers, random, and repeaters, you don't need any of your two questions to find the 100-foot Tower of Schmooze
A Gorbachev Lick 'N' Stick Tattoo from Spy Magazine
Chanting against Nazism is like drinking for sobriety.
In a dream, it occurs to me that DFP is worse than BTL because ooking at someone else's BTL, you have to figure out what they're doing and how they're doing it, but with DFP, you have to figure out what they're doing, how they're doing it, AND *when* are they doing it.
It's so odd walking around Home Depot with Uncle Bill- he has such an odd gregarious, customer is usually right demeanor. (Getting a plunger for an unfortunate toilet situation.)
I have more dreams I remember with Rebekah than with Mo. This bothered me until I realised Rebekah is more of an archetype, and Mo is more of a person.
Unch: a unit of measure for grapefruit juice
--from a typo of Mo's
"I love everything that flows"
-is that a quote by Henry Miller? It's been in my head lately.
"Man is a god in ruins."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jimminy Friggin' Crickets I've been putting in some long hours on sportsman's. I worked third- to half-time both days of the weekend, and 'til 8 or so today and yesterday. But I think we have a solid chance of hitting the Thursday turnover date. I'm trying to figure out what my motivation has been. The looming deadline? The end of the tunnel? A shift in the tasks?
V. wrote today, saying her tests seemed to go well and that she was looking forward to seeing me in person, not just via e-mail or phone. I dropped an innuendo (well, a little more blatant than that), pointing out that her travelling as a foursome even further eliminates the chances of any other combinations.
Two Belgrade residents are having coffee together. One says, "How do you feel about the bombing last night?" The other takes a long sip of coffee and replies, "Well, I feel I was missed."
--Joke from the Former Yugoslavia
Jim Thorpe- athlete of the century?
"Good looks aren't everything. It's also important to have loose morals."
--Culture Time: 20 Pat Midnight 99-7-28
"If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error."
--John Kenneth Galbraith
"I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted paychecks."
--net.humor: "Sarcastic Remarks"