Archive for July, 2008

The 2008 All Star Game

Posted in Philosophy, Phone Posts with tags , on July 16, 2008 by impliedmortality

After 14 innings of “All Star” baseball it was said;

“Sometimes when everyone is trying not to lose no one wins.”

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Ambiguous Advice

Posted in Philosophy with tags on July 11, 2008 by impliedmortality

Sometimes when someone tells you not to do a particular thing you just need to listen.  You may be thinking, this is just a silly thing and they are being silly for making such a fuss over it.  But it’s what you don’t know, and what they may not want to tell you, that makes it such a big deal.  You never know what may have happened in a persons past and you’re definitely going to feel like a huge ass if you push them too far only to find out why they told you not to do whatever it was you were doing.

I’ll not be sharing the details of what I did but know that on its surface it was totally innocent.  But when I finally pushed to hard the truth was told and, well, I’m a huge ass.

When it Rains, it Pours!

Posted in Misc. with tags on July 11, 2008 by impliedmortality

I wish I had some pictures to go with this but it was dark and my cell phone flash just didn’t have the oomph to get the shot.  It rained cats and dogs last night and swamped the west side.  I was in the precarious position of driving my very un-boat like car home from dinner during the worst of it.  At first the puddles were fun, drive through one and make a big rooster tail of water spray down the sidewalks…but then things got serious.  As I pulled out onto 51st Ave the water actually pushed up over my hood.  Very concerning.  Traffic was moving well enough though it was avoiding the curb lane in all cases.  I’d guess the water was a good 6-8 inches deep by the curbs.  At one stop light my car was actually being rocked side to side as the waves from the traffic going the opposite directed buffeted against the door. 

My sweet ride held tough though, the door seals kept the inside dry and I managed to avoid sucking water into the intake or submerging the exhaust for too long.  Gave the engine a good rev when I finally pulled into the garage just to be sure it sounded healthy and happy.  Seems no worse for the wear!

Implied Mortality?

Posted in Philosophy with tags on July 9, 2008 by impliedmortality

“What’s implied mortality mean?”

Well I’ll tell you.  It’s the notion that one’s mortality is only implied and not, as most would presume, guaranteed.  That is until you’re dead…

Of course once you die it seems obvious that your mortality was there all along.  But what if you don’t die?  What if you waste all sorts of time and energy trying to avoid what isn’t there? 

That would be tragic.  Almost as tragic as death itself.

It’s a fine line we must walk between protecting this seemingly fragile and intolerably short life and actually enjoying what little time we have.