Apr 21, 2010

This turkey is SOOOO good!!!!!!

I couldn't think of a title for the post and as my hands were perched over the keyboard, the kiddo said, "This turkey is SOOO good." After Pizza for dinner and a pop-tart, he wanted some turkey. Mom is a fanatical baker with an insane sweet tooth, and the kid opts for turkey. Go figure.

I like quotes. Not quotation marks. Not stock quotes. Not Hall and Quotes, I mean Oates, but quotes. I receive a "Quotes of the Day" email and have several quote applications on my Droid. And, while I haven't done it in long time, I've spent hours reading through Bartlett's Book of Quotations. For those that know me, it's probably not surprising that I like quotes. What is so nice about words is that there's always something new to say and/or a new way to say it. 


When I was in college, I worked in a bookstore. One of my co-workers wanted to invent something simple, but practical. He didn't have anything in mind and said, "Everything I can think of, like a paper clip, for instance, has already been invented." That is very true. I would say the same thing of thumb tacks and Magic 8 balls. The great thing about words is that they are infinite combinations of words than can create new thoughts or just a new way to say something that's been said before.

My favorite quote from today's batch is by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi:

"A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind."

In thinking about it, it's kind of why, I think, there are themes to poems or music lyrics. Even though each person has his/her own experiences, there are certain basic human truths that we experience and express in our own way. I know. I know. That sounds horribly trite and boring, and perhaps even obvious. But, this is my blog, right?

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OK, enough of that. Well, this has certainly been a whole lot about nothing tonight, huh? I actually had a really good idea while I was driving to work this morning, but now it escapes me. Perhaps, it will come back to me when I'm on 355 tomorrow morning in front of NIH.

Before I sign off, I was reminded today of the beginning of the end of my marriage. Actually, it's more like it was the end of the beginning of the end of my marriage. Even though that was a really rough and horrible time in my life, I look back now and say "Who was that person?". And, it wasn't even like who I was then was different from who I had been up until that time. It has more to do with who I am now. I've changed more in the past four years than I have at any other time in my life (early development years not inlcuded). I finally was able to move past who I was because I wasn't looking to others to define me or perhaps more accurately, I wasn't letting other people's perceptions of me define me. I had spent so many years trying to make other people happy that I didn't focus on just being happy. And, I know this has been said many times, in many ways (no, I'm not wishing you all a Merry Christmas), but sometimes you have to lose it all or hit "rock bottom" before you find the wherewithall to just get your butt in gear.

And, of course, just as I'm ending this blog about nothing, I remembered what I wanted to write about. So, stay tuned for tomorrow's entry about my wonderful serendipitous 9 year journey with a bunch of amazing women.....

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