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The World Line of the Horizon Star

Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world


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Montecristo Captain Quixote
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Flower petals.

Sometimes, life is a handful of flower petals. They smell nice, they're soft, with a wonderful texture and excellent color, and you know that if they were assembled correctly they'd make a really beautiful flower, but sometimes you just can't figure out how they fit together. Heh.

It's 4:30 AM and I woke up. I'm awake, and I don't know why. There's nothing in particular bothering me. I fell asleep with the bedroom light still on again. Sometimes I should just turn the light off, instead of thinking that I'm just going to read a little while. I was having a dream composed of very fragmentary images. In it, I saw the ex. She was at a picnic. The girls were there, and possibly others, but I didn't take note of anyone in particular. The ex was standing in front of a very cluttered picnic table full of food and other miscellaneous items. One of the items, at the end of the table, was her sketchpad. It was open and there was a work in progress, in pastels, on the page. I couldn't tell, or don't remember what the subject was. I wonder if she still sketches. Is it stupid to occasionally miss a woman after three years? That question occasionally vexes me, but it's just me, stupid or not.

I dreamed I was standing in my parents house, in their bedroom, looking out the window. My mother was outside the window, on a ladder, washing the window, or something. Somehow, the ladder tipped over backwards. I yelled, and my father, who was down in the driveway below looked up, but no one could move fast enough to catch her. She landed in the driveway, on her butt, and broke both legs. There's a goofy subconscious for you: it's my father who's going in for a consultation about getting his knees replaced today.

In the last couple of weeks, I've hung out with emmabovary a couple of times. We're very careful when we speak to one another. It strikes me as strange. I wonder if she's noticed. She's getting ready today to hit the airport for France. I hope she has a nice, safe, uneventful trip home.

Now it's 6:00 AM and I hear the alarm going off in the bedroom. Time to get ready for work.

"'Slimy mud-hole'? This is my home!"
-- Yoda

"You're not exactly 'Mr. Clean.'"
-- Luke Skywalker, from the Mad Magazine parody of Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back

Feng Shui: It means, 'Make More Money'. The inscrutability of Asians is a ridiculous Anglo-American pretense.

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commie invades your personal blog...

That Rothbard book about money you recommended several months ago? Reading it was extrememly helpful in preparation for my economics exam, in which I got 74%. Thanks.

Re: commie invades your personal blog...

Even Commie comments more than welcome. Some economics profs have a visceral dislike of the Austrian School and Mises's approach, called "praxeology". I hope you didn't lose 26% from a prejudice against Rothbard. Heh.

Re: commie invades your personal blog...

My lecturer seems to be a Keynesian environmentalist, don't know how he feels about Austrians but I know for a fact he's got no idea about Marxism.

It wasn't the conclusions Rothbard drew that helped me so much as simply having a readable history of economics - I like to start from the beginning. So I don't think I may have lost any "Marx" from his influence.

Re: commie invades your personal blog...

Not what I meant. I was meaning that your prof's potential bias against Rothbard's line of thinking may have unduly influenced his evaluation of your answers on the test. I was hoping that that was not the case.

Re: commie invades your personal blog...

Another recommendation:

Ludwig von Mises's magnum opus: Human Action. The beauty of this one is that it's available online in its entirety and searchable.

Re: commie invades your personal blog...

I'm getting round to finishing another Mises that I downloaded a while back, my main interest right now is in finding a non-Marxist alternative to Origin of the Familiy, Private Property and the State by Engels - looking at development from stone age to feudalism.

Is it stupid to occasionally miss a woman after three years?

I don't think so, though it depends what kind of missing you're doing. You don't seem like it's really consuming you, though what do I know?

The tricks of memory.

True. It's more of an annoying recurrence than something chronically constant. It just seems silly that it pops up at all.

In the last couple of weeks, I've hung out with emmabovary a couple of times. We're very careful when we speak to one another. It strikes me as strange. I wonder if she's noticed

why are careful when you speak to each other, and why does this strike you as strange?

Heh heh, because usually I'm an opinionated cuss.

There ya go.

Re: Heh heh, because usually I'm an opinionated cuss.

haha!!

ok...

and yes -
yes you are...

but that's what makes you so lovable!!!

;)

I've taken the liberty of adding you to my friends list.

I hope you don't mind, as I've always found it to be a little strange when perfect strangers add me.


Why would you find it strange when perfect strangers add you?

I like to think that MY journal, soccer_mom56 is interesting and people would want to read it. It really makes no difference if the people know me or even like me for that matter. In fact, I have a few readers that I know for a fact HATE me and they also just happen to be my most loyal readers (even though they don't/can't comment).

And if I only wanted my friends or associates to read, I could always make it "friends only".

I've read a few books on Feng Shui and I've never seen that translation.

You read LJ constantly, why don't you post?

Obviously, translating Feng Shui as "make more money" is not a literal translation, but a figurative one. Had you followed the link and read the article that would have been made clear. The author is attempting to bust the idea that the "Oriental Mind" is somehow inscrutable, by showing that the ideas behind the practice of feng shui make plain common sense, even to occidental sensibilities.

Why I don't post is a more involved question and would require more introspection on my part than I am willing to indulge on that question this morning. Mostly, I usually have more on my mind than I get into these pages. Heh heh, I don't think it much matters because of the people who osstensibly pull these ramblings onto their friends page, you are perhaps only the second or third person to ask that question.

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