Saturday, December 20, 2008

Origami

I want to get some origami paper, I guess because I don't have enough frustration in my life already. I think the worst part of origami for me is not the fact that I suck at it, but the fact that I suck at it despite the fact all it entails is folding paper. What a slap in the face that is! Anyhow, I have the feeling that I will be saying the following two sentences a lot in the near future: "Look, it's a sort of abstract bird" and "Look, it's sort of an abstract flower". That's the one good thing about origami I think, as long as you just call something a flower, people act like it's really good and patronize you. And I am not above being patronized.

Life Lessons

For about the past year, every now and then I have this idea that I should keep a little notebook and fill it with advice for any kids I have, should that ever happen. I think that in my life so far I've picked up a few pretty helpful nuggets of wisdom that really aren't covered anywhere else, and I'd like to record them before I forget them. Mostly though, I have forgotten them before I ever writing them down, so it's not worth really starting a notebook, but I do remember a couple and I'm going to store them here, and maybe add any others I remember in the future, until I remember to buy a notebook. So here are the most important things I have learned in my life so far:

1. If you are outside and you're really cold because you're not wearing a warm enough jacket, the best thing to do is just to relax your muscles. You'll be amazed at how much warmer you feel. Tonight, I was out in the cold without a jacket and I remembered this and it made my day. I kept tensing and then relaxing my muscles to feel the difference, and it was fantastic.

2. When you order any meal that comes with fries on the side, eat a lot of the fries first, because they taste pretty crappy after a few minutes, but a sandwich or a hamburger still tastes pretty good after cooling off a little.

More to come when I learn more life lessons.