11/11/09

Random Snippets . . .

I've decided to just give in to some of my more random "urges" lately. While that doesn't mean maxing out my credit card on on-line porn (again - argh) it does man carrying around a note pad and a pen at just about all times for a very simple reason.

No. Not bettering myself. Not keeping track of my to-do list. Not making my "correspondence" a wee bit easier on the day to day. Not even using the note pad to as a way of gathering clues to solve the latest Scooby mystery I'm involved trying to solve while cruising around in my windowless van. Nope. The note pad is to keep track of random quotes and snippets from life as I intersect it.

Literally - just "stuff" that I hear or see or read. It could be on a web site including a Facebook status. It could be a Tweet. It could be an e-mail or the opening sentence of an article in GQ. It might be the angry outburst of a co-worker who had their unattended Starbucks coffee stolen from the brewing machine in the kitchen. It is just "stuff" that amuses me.

Here, in no particular order, are twenty things I heard in the last week that made me happy. I will not give any context, citation or color because - to be honest - I am not keeping track of that crap myself. I only write down the snippets.

1 - "Ignore tradition. More over, make a new one."
2 - "Just put the f*ck@ng thing on my desk and walk away. It is not even that hard."
3 - "That's what I said, slick."
4 - "Conspiracy theories are born out of confusion, chaos and fear - nothing any darker or more sinister than that."
5 - "Inspiration is free."
6 - "Buy two get one free."
7 - "I'm not so sure that is what was intended but go with it if you have to."
8 - "Red"
9 - "Blend for three minutes or until hardened peaks form."
10 -"His repeated homophobic slurs were certainly his ultimate undoing."
11 - "I'm just really stressed about the bake sale. Okay?"
12 - "Send it to my Jews. We'll look it over."
13 - "Try not to confuse his confidence with arrogance."
14 - "Go. Now. Do."
15 - "These people are all concerned with where you have been. The only thing that matters is where you are going."
16 - "Change is always necessary."
17 - "Yoga IS a lifestyle change."
18 - "There are no second impressions or third chances that actually change opinions."
19 -"Weakness is petty, small and naive."
20 - "We sometimes do bad things for good reasons, I suppose."