September 24, 2006

SO...we backpacked through Guatemala in April. Thought you might be interested in some of the photos we took during our two weeks of roaming. Soon enough, the piece I'm writing on our adventures will be done and posted. :)

September 20, 2006

"In the meantime, waste as much time as you can while falling in love with someone or something beautiful or involving yourself in some nice combinations. Keep reading and wasting time and keep your head down. With any luck, things will all work out all right."

Closing Paragraph, Robert Sullivan, How Not To Get Rich

September 17, 2006

"Unfortunately, you can't just not invest to not get rich; you have to spend unwisely. A great way to do this is to make occasional shopping sprees on behalf of family members or loved ones-purchases of gifts that you can't afford but that will touch that person forever, the way you will be touched forever by the payments on your credit card."

Robert Sullivan, How Not To Get Rich

September 14, 2006

"Money and happiness start out like a team, like peanut butter and jelly, but end up being like peanut butter and motor oil, a tasteless, self-defeating concoction."

Robert Sullivan, How Not To Get Rich

**A little farce on "why being bad off isn't so bad." With chapter titles like, "HOW TO CULTIVATE THE ATTITUDE THAT WILL LEAD TO NOT GETTING RICH," it's hard to turn a single page without laughing. Definitely worth the $3 and 2 hours of time. And in case you don't pick it up, this won't be the last of the quotes.

September 6, 2006

A confident 82 year old woman came into the theatre today and bought a senior discount ticket for Half Nelson. She wore a sluggish looking ring. It was silver with a black statement emblazed on it. It read "True Love Waits." I wondered how long she was planning on waiting.

September 1, 2006

"And what about God? Where was he? Or She? Or It? Beginning at a young age I had a tendancy to look for God in the oddest of places. It all started when the preacher said God was everywhere, he was even there when you were sleeping. Especially when you were sleeping. This kept me awake for years.

I would eyeball the inside of decaying fruit and peer down gopher holes. I would search birds' nests, spiders' webs and ant colonies. Sometimes I'd follow my brother when he sleepwalked onto the lawn. That seemed otherwordly."

Bill Carter, Fools Rush In