Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Jumbles

--Fav quote of the week: "When a business or an individual spends more than it makes, it goes bankrupt. When government does it, it sends you the bill. And when government does it for 40 years, the bill comes in two ways: higher taxes and inflation. Make not mistake about it, inflation is a tax and not by accident." -Ronald Reagan (I know, more Reagan...I loved the man)

--I pretty much ignore everything in the margins of my Facebook page, including all the stuff you can "become a fan of", but I am not gonna lie...I feel so bad not becoming a fan of the Bible or of Jesus. How can you ignore the Jesus icon in the margin??? But I do. Because I don't like things that are cheesey and religious. I might need therapy.

--Just in case you are interested, our little weekend debacle ended in a new radiator for the Taylor family van. The fun continued on Tuesday when the one magical belt that apparently causes the van to run, shredded into a million pieces while we were driving on the interstate. Lucky for us, we were less than a mile from yet another mechanic that had the amazing capacity to look at us as if we were the dumbest creatures on the planet for not having anticipated this problem. Silly mortals that we are....

--If you haven't seen this clip from Britain's version of American Idol, you have to click over and see it. Extraordinary, I promise!!! I have never seen Simon look like this.

--I have been thinking about risk and the absolute absurdity of doing something that has no guarantees and no predictable outcomes and you know what I think? Even if you fail, it is worth trying. There is no chance of touching any deep waters when you only walk along the shoreline. Even so, there are times when I would like to just curl up on the shore for a short little nap. Oh, the enigma that is me!

And do have a wondrous weekend!


Kelly Bell April 17, 2009 at 10:12 AM  

I am so the same way about facebook. I always feel terrible "ignoring" or saying "no" to certain groups or causes that I agree with. But when I started it I thought it was better to just say No to them all and just use facebook to stay connected with people. Oh, and about the whole risk-taking...I will have to email you soon...

Mateo April 17, 2009 at 1:55 PM  

Two things...

1.) Hooray for other people who ignore the "Relgious Guilt Trip Groups". I don't even feel guilty. Maybe I'm a little too cynical, but I don't have much time for those things.

2.) On risk, "With no chance for failure, there can be no opportunity for success." I can't remember who said it and I'm probably paraphrasing. But I love it still.

Beth Brawley Taylor April 19, 2009 at 2:26 PM intrigue me! And Matt...I love the quote-really good.