I'm a big fan of the resurgence in popularity of the vampire mythos.
I think it all started with the movie, The Lost Boys, and Buffy and Angel
are two of my favourite shows. Still, there's something that bothers
I can understand why they would go all evil after being bitten--after all,
they don't have a soul anymore. What I can't understand is how they
all managed to suddenly become martial arts masters. I mean, I had
to study hard for years to learn what I know. Why should a terminal
hickey put them on them fast track. Of course, I guess it's not any
worse than the mummy suddenly developing the ability to stumble along at
a snail's pace and still catch the poor wretch who wasted all that time
sprinting for cover.
I've often heard it said that the secret to enjoying life is to live each
day as if it were your last. To me, that way of thinking is just
another product of the irresponsible "me" generation. If you really
want to get the most out of life, take a good look at your loved ones.
Then live each day as if it were their last.
What would you say to your wife if you knew it were the last time you would
ever see her? Suddenly, whether she squeezes the toothpaste tube
from the end or the middle seems rather trivial. How would you spend
your son or daughter's last day? At the office? I doubt it.
The secret to a happy life is in bringing joy to those you love, and remembering
why it is you love them. And no, the Jehovah's Witnesses haven't got to
Supposedly humans are the most intelligent species on the planet. We’ve
built massive cities and transportation systems, and we only had to cut
down about half of the rainforests and destroy a third of the ozone layer
to do it. We’ve concocted medicines to eradicate most diseases, except
of course for the ones caused by pollution and the lack of the ozone layer…and
those pesky ones that seem to have developed an immunity to our antibiotics.
We’ve harnessed the atom, thereby creating a whole new form of pollution
that lasts for millennia, not to mention the capability to destroy the
world about fifty times over. Scientists claim we only utilize about
ten percent of our brains. Imagine the damage we could do if we could
only tap into that other ninety percent.
Caroline recently asked me if I was going all philosophical lately because
of some of the things I've written in my journal. Heck, I've always
been that way. It's just that my philosophies up until this point
have always been so absurd you just didn't recognize them as such.
And here you thought I was just being witty.
There wasn’t really anything to do at work tonight, so they found work
for us. Well, it’s not like it was hiding or anything, camouflaged
and trying to blend in. All it had to do was ask; I’d have swept
it under the rug, or stuffed it under the sofa cushions with the loose
change where no one would ever find it. But no, there it was, standing
right out there in the open, waiving its arms and yelling, “Look at me!”