Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Brealing Loose!

Breaking dogma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My third story is about death. When I was 17 I read a quote that went something like "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "no" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
-steve Jobs (At Standford Graduation). read the speech

He ends by saying, "Stay Hungry, Stay foolish". For real, you will start seeing the changes in me.

A dew more sweet stuff from the page above...
"When you come to the fork in the road, take it" - L.P. Berra
"Always make new mistakes" -- Esther Dyson
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic"
-- Arthur C. Clarke
"You Gotta Believe" - Frank "Tug" McGraw (1944 - 2004 RIP)

Monday, December 12, 2005

Heaven has no rage

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
That was William Congrieve.
Yvonne Chevalier was particularly interesting. She killed her husband the day he became a minister in France. She had been a lowly nurse and Piere, her husband a Doctor and decorated war hero. It turned sour somewhere along the line and despite her efforts to improve herself and her social bearing, she meets serious rebuke from her husband.
He started having an affair, calls his wife a cow...
Well, she shot him 5 times I read, 4 times after he made an obscene gesture after a lot of abuse.
The public called for her head but had a change of heart when they saw and sorrow and mask of a feature. Piere had openly been keeping a lover whose husband seemed to be content being cuckolded by a decorated war veteran (Piere), a male complascent I think they are called in france.
The jusry fell so sorry for her they were going to give her just 2 years but one of the wanted to know what obscene gesture Pierre had made which earned him the shots. The jury acquited her when they she showed them the gesture in private, It must have been bad.
There was another who got a light term for stabbing a lover. The public evidently felt sympathy for her. Crime of passion as they are well known in France. Other parts of the world are not known to be so lenient.

Barely 42 Days

Another plane crashes in Naija (10th Dec 2005), 42 days after the ill fated bellview crashes (that was more like a bomb on board from what was "not left" of the plane). In between a little plane crashes in Kaduna killing about seven. How are we going to commute in this country?
God, and it took Pastor(ess?) Mrs Bimbo Odukoya, 52 school children (3 kids from same mother who is well past her menopause) among others. About 103 dead again. Save us Jah.
For the many whose faith suffered from Bimbo's death, you might want to see from my (proxying her) point of view, "God, I know how much you love children, why spare me then?". Not convinced? its left between you and God.
May God help the leaving lead a good life.

Monday, December 05, 2005


Nasty Tayo drove Dapo's new Acura Legend into a ditch, now Dapo's playing cool and putting me to torture. He won't mention the car, he won't even veer close to the topic. At least he is talking and I'm the one who is reserved. I'm using my last dose of anti-frustration and anti-worry.
I'm paying a lot to get th car fixed up and Tayo's folks ain't responding too well. I will get over it anyway, I always do. Never allow stuff like this to worry you, get on, keep on moving; I've syched myself up but is it working? :)
For real, the only thing thats making me feel bad is that Dapo probably went out of his way when he dropped the key as he was leaving for Abuja. I feel terrible.
Life goes on...never worry your butt about the inevitable.