Whorled View

July 7, 2008

Tagged – part 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — lullabyman @ 6:42 pm

4) I married way above myself.

5) Just because I don’t blog about something doesn’t mean it isn’t important to me. Case in point: my kids are at the core of my life.  Don’t let my blog fool you … I started this blog a few years ago simply to satisfy my social and political conscience, doing so under the obnoxious presumption that a bunch of people who don’t even know me (and couldn’t care less about my kids) would want to read it.  It seemed a better idea than wasting time arguing in forums connected to opinion pieces where nobody gets any respect.  The world would probably be a better place if I just stayed quiet, but I can’t.

That said, I do however love to read blogs from friends and family about them and their kids.  Melissa, my wife, does that at sunshineysoul.blogspot.com, and does an awesome job, as do most of my family members (see the links at www.lindasnook.com).  In fact, with my widely disparate interests I’ve thought about doing several different blogs – one on www.beliefnet.com , another on www.popsci.com or sciencenews.org, another on www.treehugger.com, and another on www.townhall.org and maybe a private one which I’d make available to family and close friends.  Yeah, right … like I have the time.

6)  If I’m not allowed to develop creative solutions on a regular basis I get very restless and dissatisfied with whatever it is that I’m doing. I see this as a weakness rather than as a strength, and I greatly admire those who have the discipline to stick with important but mundane details (like honing in a process, making sales calls, or doing accounting) even though it’s mind-crushingly boring and often seems hopelessly futile.  Staying interested in something and having the discipline to completing an important yet boring task or project are skills I’m currently working on and it’s a daily struggle for me.  Fortunately owning my own business gives me the option to branch out to new areas when this happens, but I find myself missing out on some opportunities simply because I don’t find them interesting – and that’s something I regret.

7) I’m loathe to either buy replacement things or pay someone to repair stuff for me, and as a result I try to fix everything. Melissa has been kind enough to say I can fix anything, but the truth is I fix only about half of the things I try to fix, and I ruin the other half.  Those things I fix I often spend far more time on it than the time-value equation justifies.  That said, I do love fixing something that either ends up saving me lots of money in the long run, or provides us with a better product than what any amount of money can buy.  Stay tuned for my “pimp my push mower” post to see what I mean.

8 ) For long-sleeve shirts I wear Perry Ellis “Portfolio” exclusively. I don’t know why shirt manufacturers think this but they seem to be of the conclusion that if your neck size isn’t that big (I have about a 16 neck) then your shoulders are pretty much non-existent.  I’m not sure why they make that assumption, but it just makes being a pencil-necked geek that much more emasculating.  I think their logic must go something like this: small neck = completely shoulder-less wimp.  Anyway, Perry Ellis Portfolio shirts are roomier in the shoulders, which is great when you’re an otherwise pencil-neck geek like me.

So there it is … 8 things that will make absolutely no difference in your life.  I can now be satisfied that I’ve permanently embedded this largely useless info in some of your precious brain cells that could have otherwise solved life’s most perplexing questions.  Your welcome! 🙂



  1. I don’t think you married above yourself. Not at all.

    This is what a like about blogging, it fills a different “need” for everybody. I like what you blog about. I like your social conscience. 🙂

    Comment by Melissa — July 9, 2008 @ 5:25 pm

  2. I’m so glad you got tagged! It was really fun to read. Of course, you already knew that, seeing as how you know everything.

    Comment by Sally — July 9, 2008 @ 10:28 pm

  3. I’d tag you Sally, but you’re blogless.

    Comment by Dave Austin — July 10, 2008 @ 2:49 pm

  4. ummm…I saw the pimpmypushmower pictures and you were using a BIG hammer on it. I don’t think hammers and lawnmowers go together.

    Comment by robin — July 10, 2008 @ 11:50 pm

  5. Stay tuned for “pimp my push-mower” for explanation.

    Comment by lullabyman — July 11, 2008 @ 2:24 pm

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