Sunday, September 17, 2006

When I'm Sixty-Four

which is just around the corner, really. Assuming I make it that long. Doubtful, since I already know my mind is going. I try to keep my brain active, since I have nothing to do during the day (aside from downloading porn... I make time for that). I am getting back into day-trading, since daddy wants a new pair of boots (I know, I know, those are ropers... sue me) for his birthday. I also got a new high (low) score on evil sudoku (8:52, suck it!) which I play often to keep my mind... umm, I forget.

Oh, I know. What I meant to add to yesterday's discussion about world leaders and people who hate us is that at different times in our history, just about everyone has hated us. We've been to war against virtually everyone at one time or another and it usually seems to work out ok. The first people we came together and collectively hated as a nation were the British. 230 years later, they're our best friends (US + UK = BFF) and we call them whenever we (read: our army) want to go out and do something. In more recent memory, we've fought with the Germans, Italians, Japanese, and Vietnamese. Is it any coincidence that we're on good-to-very-good relations with these countries now and their native cuisines happen to be delicious? The decades-long cold war with Russia has ended, but it's an uneasy peace and I'll tell you why: Russian food sucks. This to me is proof that we can predict the outcome of current hostilities based on food, and the outlook for post-Castro Cuba is very tasty. Unfortunately, this does not bode well for our current animosities towards North Korea and Iran/Iraq. (It was Clooney who said 'God bless the chickpea' not me.) Similarly, Syria is going to have to do better than goat cheese and baklava if they want to get off the State Department list of state sponsored terrorism.

I'll leave you with one more profile of a world leader. Bashar al-Assad (President of Syria) and Ken Jennings (all-time Jeopardy! grand champion):
Separated at birth?


At 3:22 PM, Blogger Sass said... i need one more thing to spend my day doing. Myspace and blogging are enough however, if atari comes back around - i rule at cannonball

At 3:52 PM, Blogger Beth said...

The mind's not the only thing you need to keep active at your old age and the way you've been downloading porn, I don't think you'll have any problem in that respect. Of course, should you ever need help.....

At 5:07 PM, Blogger tinyhands said...

Sass- You say "cannonball" and I think of the scene in Caddyshack. A cross between Kentucky Bluegrass and Northern California Sensemilla combined with the family-size jug of wine. Cannonball comin' through!

Beth- To tell the truth, I have my pornography emailed to me in a plain brown wrapper. So much easier than mucking about with the commoners on the "web" (which is really just a series of tubes, you know)

At 7:30 AM, Blogger Allie#3ga said...

although love disappears, it often re-appears.

sometimes as porn.

At 11:22 AM, Blogger Jack said...

Yes, they are ropers. But they're Luchese ropers, and damn nice ones at that. I like most anything Luchese. The shirt I wore in H-town was Luchese, in fact. They make good stuff.

You should always buy the best pair of boots you can afford. Never take the cheap route when it comes to manly footwear. They'll last a lifetime and be your feet's BFF. The Noconas I wore in H-town are 12 years old and on their third pair of soles.

And you've been badly miinformed in regard to Korean grub, mi amigo. While the North Korean masses might be dining on roaches and sticks, in the south they know how to throw down the chow. Korean food is a carnival meats and fresh vegtables and rice, spicy and exotic. I know there's some good Korean joints in your neck of the woods. Next time I'm there I'll sow you what I'm talking about.

At 12:57 PM, Blogger tinyhands said...

Mimi- All of which is true when you're not here.

Jack- Lucchese, Nocona, and Justin: The holy trinity of boots (they're all Texas companies, for you furreners). And you caught me- I had Korean food in Shanghai (bulgogi and galbi, I think) and it was good. But kimchi? I'll pass.

At 6:25 PM, Blogger Leese said...

Thank goodness for soju. There is hope for peace. Alcoholic drinks can be classified under cuisine, right?

At 10:30 AM, Blogger Inanna said...

I like Sudoku... sometimes.


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