Living through an American Recession

Dealing with never ending life changes. Who says making lemonade is the best thing to do with those lemons life throws at you?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tao Te Ching 33

"If you understand others you are smart.
 If you understand yourself you are illuminated.
 If you overcome others you are powerful.
 If you overcome yourself you have strength.
 If you know how to be satisfied you are rich.
 If you can act with vigor, you have a will.
 If you don’t lose your objectives you can be long-lasting.
 If you die without loss, you are eternal.”

-Tao Te Ching 33

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Road Raged Nut Bag

I remember being my way to class a few years ago. I made my right turn onto a long stretch of road miles from the nearest highway in the Las Vegas valley. I swear it was clear when I turned as the vehicle I saw was unidentifiable being so far away and had no idea it was in warp 9. As I gassed the turbo to warp 2, 3, then 4 I realized this death star was still gaining on me. A large SUV growled at my bumper then pounced into the left lane. "What the shit?" I tried to stay calm fighting the urge to throw handfulls of change at "it", not knowing who was driving with all the dark tint. As it swerved in front of me playing with the brakes I was like, "This person is a nut bag." Resuming warp 9 they made off to the highway. As I approached the on-ramp the light turned red. "Shit, shit, SHIT!" And guess who was the victim of Murphy's Law? Yeah, warp 9 is no good when there is such a thing as STOP LIGHTS you dimwitted halfbreed! "Ok, stay calm. Crazy, yes, crazy. No body ever messes with the crazies." I thought franticly. As I pulled up next to the death star I turned up my radio as loud as I could and started singing. I didn't give a shit what was playing, I was singin' it. "Livin' la vida loca!" Ricky Martin, crap. The shitter of it is I actually knew the words. As she rolled down her window and proceeded to think she was going to be heard over Ricky Martin I just kept on singin'. The worst part was when the back seat window went down and it was full of kids between 5 and 14ish. Wow, power mom, you go girl.
So death star SUV gets the un-rolled model of the day award.