Sunday, March 16, 2014


On my accustomed day off I read books, watched movies, played games, cooked, and went for a walk with my wife. This is instead of what I sometimes do on my accustomed day off, which is to write a blog post or two and then wander around the Internet and ask people to read my blog post.

"Hey, Mister, will you read my blog post? No? Okay."
"Hey, Lady, will you read my blog post? I just wrote it myself. No? Okay."
"Hey, Mister, will you read my blog post? Part of it is sort of funny. No? Okay."
"Oh, hi. Excuse me. Will you read my blog post? No, it doesn't have any bunnies. I could go write a new one with bunnies? No? Oh, okay."

But even though I was just watching movies and reading and stuff, I did not forget my blog. I set aside my two favorite quotes from my entertainments on this day. The first was from the movie Catching Fire. Someone, maybe Finnick, says "When you're in the arena remember who the real enemy is." I thought that was terrific and got pretty worked up about it. I fancied I'd make a very righteous post about it and about how when you work with a terrible co-worker and they're driving you crazy, it's your manager and your manager's manager you should get mad at.

Then, later, I was reading The Red Box by Rex Stout. Archie says this: "...but now that it was over there was an inclination inside of me to feel righteous, and that made me glum and in a worse temper than before. I hate to feel righteous, because it makes me uncomfortable and I want to kick something."

I liked this one even better.

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