Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
There were many things I could have told you about today, but I narrowed it down to three:
1. I actually saw that sign about landfills on the side of a garbage truck! Wow, talk about spin! I bet the "wildlife" is very grateful that they now have a gigantic, wretched hellhole to live in: "Thank you humans! We were getting so tired of living in pristine wilderness!"
2. Speaking of wildlife, I saw four raccoons climbing up a tree on my bike ride home tonight.
3. I was making an omelette for dinner, and when I flipped it over superheated butter splashed into my eyes and pretty much all over me. (Maybe it wasn't superheated, but it was hot I tell you!) Anyway, my eyes probably needed a good scalding after having seen that sign equating landfills with wildlife preserves.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
So, I was riding my bike home at 10PM tonight, and in the span of two blocks I encountered EVERY stupid, careless person in Burbank. So, I thought to myself, "A good way of approaching the world is to expect everyone you encounter (outside of those people you already know) to be stupid." And, a moment after thinking this, I saw a black cat chase a white cat across the street in front of me.
Not that I think that the universe or God or whatever arranged to have those two cats cross my path just to illustrate a point, but it did seem rather serendipitous that my black & white thinking would be so immediately mirrored in the physical world. Cool, eh? It just reminded me that putting the brain on autopilot is not an authentic way of living. There just isn't an easy way out.
That being said, when riding a bike on city streets you'll live longer if you adopt the mindset that everyone else in the world is an idiot.