actuality.log


Friday, November the 28th, 2003

It’s been all rainy and snowy all day. But that hasn’t really dampened people’s spirits (unfortunately?). We’ve been running around like maniacs all day to stores and malls. Haven’t bought anything terribly exciting. Carried my camera, which has become a bit of a permanent accessory, but didn’t really want to take it out in all the rainy wet mess outside. Interestingly, stopped for lunch at this food court, and I ordered from a Chinese restaurant. It was quite good, though I am not exactly a big fan of “asian” (south east) cuisine. Anyway, the fun part, here’s what my fortune cookie read.

My fortune cookie

It was apt. (But then again, I am sure if I read anyone else’s, it would have been general enough to fit into my life too.) Anyway, this hit me quite hard. You can screw up doing something. That’s normal. It takes real talent screwing up things not doing anything. Yes, I need to do something about my life.

And I also happened to read on some billboard or some such somewhere that “laughter is the shortest distance between two people”. I just knew it, being the lazy person that I am, I’ve obviously realized this at some point in time and that’s why I handle situations the way I do. Sheesh. Even more indications that I need to do something about my life.

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2 Responses to “Cold, wet, and realizations”

  1. Puli says:

    Haha sure… remember shoot anything that moves and isn’t you!

  2. wahgnube says:

    Technically, that fortune was a piece of paper and wasn’t doing too much moving. More importantly, I seem to be getting really affected by small things. Like that fortune. I don’t know of another person who does “as much nothing” and goofs up as much in life.


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