December 31, 2008

Now, Devil in Georgia (Not New York), Next Year

  1. Now. What more do you need?
  2. Why did the devil go down to Georgia? Did he think New York was already picked over?
  3. Next year, we do it all again. Differently. Better.

December 30, 2008

Character of Coffee Drinkers, Good Books, Dixie Cups

  1. Coffee drinkers are better people than tea drinkers. Proven fact, sort of, if you count me as an irrefutable source of truth.
  2. Good titles are hard to find. Good books to back them up? Almost impossible. Invest wisely.
  3. What is a 'Dixie'? Why are they so obessed with cups?

December 29, 2008

Vowel Counting, Just Do It (Without Fear), Espresso Lanes

  1. Have you ever counted all the vowels in modern spoken languages?
  2. Much of life is spent wishing instead of doing. Fear not.
  3. There is no espresso lane on the coffee highway.

December 28, 2008

28th of December, Aging and Lying (Try It), People Taller than 20 Feet

  1. What is it about the 28th day of December that causes us to think about July?
  2. There is little that can be done to stop aging. Lying is a good, but ineffecient start. So is denial, make-up and hair coloring. Give those a go, and report back.
  3. Remarkably few people are taller than 20 feet. If you find one, know that they should not be trusted.

December 27, 2008

Coffee Philosophy, AntiRain Prayers, Cardamom

  1. Drink coffee. Let others take care of things. They're on it. Why should you step in and muck it up? Carry on.
  2. No matter how hard we squint out the words, "Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day," we will still be all wet if we stand outside. Unless, of course, it wasn't raining to begin with. Then we'd be all wet no matter where we stood. Then again, Noah's neighbors might disagree.
  3. Word of the day: cardamom. It is when your friend's spicy mom still looks too close to 21 when ordering a drink.

December 26, 2008

Charlie Brown Is Missed, Coffee Buzzing, Snow of All Colors

  1. Charlie Brown never has had what it takes to lift a sheet of paper, being a comic strip character without flesh and all. However, he lifts the quality of my paper daily, even in reruns. I miss Charles Schulz.
  2. How come when I drink so much coffee, they call it a 'buzz' when what I hear in my ears is more like ringing?
  3. Snow remains a renewable resource. Make sure it is white before consuming.

December 25, 2008

Christmases Are Like Weddings, Funerals and Lotteries

  1. Christmases are like weddings. Sometimes they are so much fun we forget how important the day is.
  2. Christmases are like funerals. Sometimes we spend so much time looking at each other that we forget the main life being celebrated.
  3. Christmases are like lotteries. No one deserves what has been given.

Merry Christmas to one and all.
Celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Have fun, love your fellow man, but realize it isn't about us.
It's about Him.

December 24, 2008

Sages Rhyming, Cigars, God's Economy

  1. Parsley, sage, rosemary and rhymes...
  2. Sometimes a cigar is just a cancer-laden biohazard.
  3. Christmas has more to do with God in charge than retailers. Proven, with certainty, per the economy of 2008.

December 23, 2008

Tennyson, Swindler's Mother, Jack of All Trades

  1. Did Tennyson eat venison?
    Did Keats eat meats?
    Did Blake eat steak?
  2. Swindler's mother... could she whistle?
  3. Who is Jack, as in jack of all trades? What if he changed his name to Bob?

December 22, 2008

Conscription, Rock, Epitaph

  1. Conscripted in confliction, and often contradicted.
  2. I'm Be Rock.
  3. Epitaph: Here lies what's left of a body.

December 19, 2008

Pendulum Living, Mythical Peace, Splaying and Laying

  1. Life is a pendulum. Everything swings.
  2. Peace is a myth. No one really wants it.
  3. Roots quickly laid are quickly splayed.

December 18, 2008

Nothing (or Something), Christmas, Petite Madeleines.

  1. Nothing is so different than something that should've been nothing.
  2. Christmas: The most celebrated and the least remembered holiday of the year.
  3. Angling is not when a British citizen tells a Frenchman that scones are are better than petite madeleines.

December 16, 2008

Chex Mix, Nietzsche, God

  1. Chex Mix®. It's what's for breakfast.
  2. "Fred is dead"... why I cannot believe in Nietzsche.
  3. There is no tease of God like weather in the 50s in Chicago.

December 13, 2008

Brockeim Obama, Agnostic Couch Potatoes, Heaven

  1. There is no Brockeim Obama.
  2. We only do what we believe in. Couch potatoes are true agnostics.
  3. There is no popular vote in Heaven.

December 12, 2008

Math, Love, Fridays

  1. All is math. Math is all. Except for that other stuff.
  2. Love is all you need... with a good cup of coffee.
  3. Fridays do not exist. They are made up. Really. Ask the question next Monday... "What happened to Friday night?" It'll be long gone.

December 11, 2008

Unorthodox Orthodoxy, Coffee and Bob Dylan, Cell Phones

  1. My writing? Paradoxically unorthodox orthodoxy.
  2. How many times must a man drink coffee before he can say he's a man? (Bob Dylan, had he asked me about his lyrics).
  3. Cell phones are not toys? Yes they are, yes they are.

December 10, 2008

Enough Isn't Enough, Frasier Crane, Synergistic Details Are Truth

  1. Enough is never enough, though sometimes close enough is enough.
  2. Frasier Crane? Not me. Leaning, lifting words, but never craning phrases. (shout-out thanks to Amazon commenter K. Wolf who believes I think like Frasier Crane)
  3. Details are half of the truth. The other half involves their synergy.

December 09, 2008

God and Coffee, Funny Names, Cold Feet

  1. Coffee is God's way of saying, "I got your back."
  2. Your name sounds funny to someone somewhere.
  3. There's really very little positive to say about cold feet.

December 08, 2008

Coffee Cup Philosophy, National Do What Brockeim Says Day, Indiana Dunes in Winter

  1. There are two kinds of coffee cups: those with coffee in them, and those needing coffee. Fill your cup.
  2. Today is National Do What Brockeim Says Day. And Brockeim says to buy lunch for a friend you've never bought lunch for.
  3. Say what you will about winter, but I can guarantee you that you can walk on the Indiana Dunes barefoot and not wince in pain from the hot sand.