Not that I'm inclined to get a tattoo, but if I were, I don't believe I'd allow someone to put those symbols on my body. Not that I don't appreciate the sentiments they're supposed to represent, but that's just it . . . supposed to represent. Chinese symbols seem to be very popular among the tattoo-loving crowd these days, but just my luck, I'd get a wise guy tattooist who'd decorate my body with some obscene Chinese insult just for the fun of it. I mean, how would I know? Best if I got a tattoo of a butterfly.
- Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two holes.
- Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
- Forget injuries; never forget kindnesses.
- He who will not economize will have to agonize.
- It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
- Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.
Brilliant, right? But suppose there were some other things he meant to say. Y'know, things he would've said if he were sitting around, sipping wine, and chilling with his pals? In the best interest of furthering your education, it's only fitting that I share with you what some of them might have been. If he'd only thought of 'em . . .
- He who sling mud at neighbor will lose ground.
- He who live in glass house better dress in basement.
- War no determines who is right. Determines who is left.
- Man who sit on tack get point.
- He who laugh last not get joke.
- The early worm catch fish.
- When you angry at neighbor, walk a mile in his shoes. Then you be a mile away from him, and you have new shoes.
- Crowded elevator smell different to midget.
- Passionate kiss like spider's web. Soon lead to undoing of fly.
- Man who run in front of car get tired.
- Man who run in back of car get exhausted.
- Man with hand in pocket feel cocky.
- Man who scratches butt should not bite fingernails.
- Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.
- Pregnancy happen when woman take seriously something poked in fun.
- House without toilet uncanny.
- Man who cut self while shaving lose face.
- Man who fart in church sit in own pew.
OK, one last thing before I say sayonara. (Sorry, I know that's Japanese, but like I said, uncultured . . . )
The lovely Julie from Empty Nest Insider has given me an award. I know, right? Two in a row here. And this one, too, is incredibly adorable. It's the AWWWWW
And this one's pretty easy to "earn", too. She says all I have to do is name a book I've read recently that I would recommend. Since I read books like some people gobble peanuts, this should be a piece of cake. I'll simply name the book I finished most recently, and that is The Varieties of Scientific Experience--- A Personal View of the Search for God, by Carl Sagan. It's a compilation of the Gifford Lectures he gave in Scotland in 1985, including the Q&A sessions held afterwards. A bit heavy, perhaps, but fascinating, nonetheless. And lest you think I always read such thought-provoking stuff, if I were to be answering this question next week, I'm sure I'd be recommending Tawna Fenske's book Making Waves. I don't even have to READ it to know it's gonna be fabulous. (My Barnes & Noble order hasn't come in yet, but I'm gonna go ahead, sight unseen, and recommend her book, anyhow.)
Instead of me officially passing this award on to a handful of people, how about if you all tell us in the comments about a book you read recently? Then you can all take that cute puppy back to your blog with you. Actually, the originator of this award started out by asking for book, movie, OR TV show, so if you aren't a big reader, how about a movie or TV show you'd like to recommend? After all, we could all use a little more culture, eh?
Until next time, take care of yourselves. And each other.