Aren’t there always more minor irritants?
Archive for Ventually
How much of what we are is predetermined, and how much is actually up to us? Some pony-oriented speculation ensues.
There are things which will make you tear your hair out, and then there are things which will merely make you drop your comb.
A look at some of some of the stuff my dreams are made of, and also some ingredients that were left out of the mix.
Not quite the same as being on the road to Damascus — but perhaps more similar than you might think.
It “splits a family in two, puts people on streets.” You don’t want to know what it does to me.
Have you ever wanted to scream “You’re not helping!” at someone? It’s like that.
It’s one thing to bewail the perceived emptiness of your life; it is quite another to demand a fucking subsidy.
This forgotten (though not by me) Lesley Gore track from the middle 1970s is perfect for the subject at hand:
Our days are numbered. Must they be?
“Computer, define the universe.”
“The universe is a circle approximately 800 miles in diameter.”
Some people simply should not be allowed near motor vehicles — even innocuous models like the 1999 Toyota Corolla.
Surprisingly, this Web site is still not old enough to drink.
(This being a blogiversary of sorts, an Open Thread is proclaimed.)
Dear Princess Celestia:
Is the possibility of unemployment tormenting you?
They’ve devoted their lives to Changing The World — but not, of course, to the extent that the change would put them out of work or anything.
That was how I, a carrier for the Charleston Evening Post, made money off newspapers in the 1960s. Simple, right? Let’s see how Warren Buffett makes money off newspapers (including his most recent acquisition, the Tulsa World) today.
On this, the shortest day of the year — a mere twenty-three hours, going faster than they have any right to — I find the story of an erstwhile kindred spirit, shifting regularly between formal seriousness (serious formality?) and sheer fun.
If this is supposed to be the story of my life, it needs a better editor or something.
And maybe a whole lot more, if it turns out that you weren’t listening in the first place.
So when you were younger, you were all that and a bag of chips. What are you now?
(Hint: Probably happier.)
The first time was in the middle 1960s. Why is it happening again?
They’re not actually lethal, but they didn’t exactly save my life either.
Dear Princess Celestia:
Population: always an odd number. Please have exact change.
I am told that this is the, or at least a, look nowadays:
In only a handful of seasons, Olivier Theyskens has successfully established Theory as a sought-after downtown label composed of cool items that girls really want to wear. A major highlight for Fall 12/13 are the WINTER SHORTS, ranging from trouser styles to even hot pants. And although they were spotted elsewhere this week [mid-February], pairing them back to sheer black hosiery is just the look that Theyskens’ girl will be spotted in 7 months out.
Um, thank you, Mr Theyskens. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. But that’s not at all what I was thinking when I said “winter shorts” — at least, not when I wrote this.