Saturday, October 15, 2005

Friday into Saturday night: a marathon of web writing

Saturday, October 15, 2005 01:12:20

The following are some notes I took, some composition of my own, and some quotes. This was done in the span of sixteen

Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.
- Truman Capote
Glennville is like getting a whiff of some good barbecue, then remembering that you still got to pay the mortgage, you don’t have any medical insurance, and you forgot to change the oil for the last two months. And your vehicle needs new tires. But you go ahead and buy one order, take it home, and split it among two adults and two preschoolers.
- John-Peter Creighton

Questions and answers: from

How do you actually (make friends)? I think all through my life people have always wanted to be MY friend and they approached me. I honestly don't feel that I even know how I would go about it. Sad, but true!! — 3 hours ago 1:10 pm Friday, October 14, 2005

Many people are slow to be what is called proactive. Are you one of these people? You may fear taking risks. This may be part of your nature. On the other hand, you may have a potential to take a risk for friendship, to offer to share your self, to listen, to speak about your own experience. What sri kalki and cathi beth said are true, and as you follow their advice, you may also realize in your self that there are skills you didn’t know you could develop. Just give yourself a chance to learn something new.
Just because you’ve been say, for instance, shy, all you life, or not strong enough, or not brave enough—I’m just giving examples, I don’t really know you—this doesn’t mean that you couldn’t start to practice in small ways being bold, being the first one to say hello, being able to endure someone whom you might not have given the time of day to, or sticking your neck out to defend someone else.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how many friends you have. What matters is that you can say you honestly tried to live by your principles. And when you are more satisfied by this, you may find that it doesn’t matter how you make friends. There will be enough of what you really need.
Are your chances of winning greater if you pick your own numbers or get quick picks? — 11 weeks ago Friday, October 14, 2005 minus 11 weeks

Regarding whether it is better to guess your own numbers, or go with a random pick:

Probability theory. Hmmm… I think I can find a mathematical explanation of what Laura said. But right now, I’m about to scratch off the numbers on my Jumbo Bucks “Giant”ticket! I bought the ticket during the lunch hour, down the block and across the highway. My numbers are…
1 11 12 22
Let’s see what we have. Ready? (Drum roll)....
1st scratch…”Eighteen.” ($5,000)
2nd scratch…”Twenty-four” ($25)
3rd scratch…”Six. ($1.00) ...hmmm so far no luck… and scratch
4th … “three.” ( $1000)
5th… “twenty and nine. Nope” ($$100.00
6th…36-8-28-5-37-20-33-40-39. naaahhhh
7th and last, final drum roll “Four.”
So this one’s a bust. (musical notes…Wah wah wah wah waaaaaahhhh.”)

From Garrison Keillor, we could learn
that yesterday was the birthday
of the poet and novelist Sherman Alexie

, born near Spokane, Washington (1966) on an Indian reservation. His
first big success was his collection of short stories The Lone Ranger
and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. It was one of the first works of
fiction to portray Indians as Americans who watch all the same TV
programs as everybody else and eat the same breakfast cereal.

Sherman Alexie said, "All too often Indian writers write about the
kind of Indian they wish they were. So I try to write about the kind
of Indian I am. I'm just as much a product of The Brady Bunch as I am
of my grandmother."


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