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Pessoptimists Must Stand In The Middle Of The Road


Is the glass half-full or half-empty?

I don’t know.

My bathtub is usually half-full.

I must be a big optimist.



note: baths are never fat, rotund, obese, or heavy-set; they are always tubby. hee hee!

double note: every time I walk by this bathtub, sitting out in a farmer’s field, I think of Donald Diddams‘ post here:

triple note: I’m tired of paying the reality check … I’ve been ignoring the unreality check … or should I still be doing that?

quadruple note: thanks for all the notes and well wishes about the tragedy in Japan. THANKS!


Today #153

Today was a beautiful sunny day … somewhere: it rained here though.



Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

Is the glass half full or half empty?

My glass is half full of cynicism.

I guess that makes me an optimist.


note: people who don’t have glasses … need glasses … or something like that.

double note: I’d rather go to an optimetrist than a pestometrist when looking for/looking at glasses.

triple note: people with commuter mugs must be in the middle somewhere.

quadruple note: my glass is half full … but it’s a pretty big glass, so it doesn’t really matter.

quintuple note: I guess this one kind of goes with this other one.


notes to myself #140

You always look on the bright side … of the sun.

Stars And TVs And Stuff

technology ends up here


When I look at the stars I think of my TV.

It will end up somewhere that I will never visit.



note: I’m not trying to be pessimistic … maybe I will visit the stars one day … but I’m sure I’m not going to visit my crap TV.

double note: when the space shuttle Challenger blew up everyone was shocked, but my mother said, “What a way to go.
I don’t know what that has to do with anything, but it’s something.

triple note: I may have put on 4 entries today for some reason that I can’t explain easily.


notes to myself #59

You will become a lot of things you rebel against, but it’s not all bad: time is a harsh mistress … but fair.

Not Inconsequential Ordering

I haven't taken any good food photos lately, so here is another flower.


People who eat dessert first because they like it the best have no anticipatience.


 note: eating dessert first by rationalizing that you could die before the end of the meal is kind of pessimistic.

double note: on Planetross you can order whatever you like first, but you’re still going to get it in the same bag at the drive-thru window.

triple note: yes, I actually wrote “drive-thru” window. I can’t believe it either!

quadruple note: I should install a drive through window at my house. I wouldn’t have to clean up when people came to visit: how convenient!

quintuple note: on Planetross everyone chews everything 32 times: even ice cream.
… the ice cream isn’t very good really.


notes to myself #45

When you go to Osoyoos for summer vacation as a kid, you will discover something amazingly delicious: licorice ice cream.
… and it gives you a cool black tongue too!!!!