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Issue #19: Rendered Otiose

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“Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy-ass weights.”  ~Ronnie Colema
 

Jeff Howardz | facts of my existence

May 7 · Issue #19 · View online
Weekly digest of things I find interesting, useful, funny, thought provoking or absurd... mixed with some wise ass short observations of my own.

“Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy-ass weights.” 
~Ronnie Coleman, eight-time Mr. Olympia

Wabi Sabi
Every language has words for emotions. Some languages have words that don’t have very good English translations. Previously, I brought you hygge, the Danish feeling of being cozy. Now I would like to introduce you to Wabi Sabi. In Japanese, wabi sabi is the feeling that things that are imperfect and transient are beautiful. It is the acceptance of impermanence and incompleteness. It is the idea that a broken pot glued back together is equally, if not more so, pleasing than one that is brand new. 
One Line Wisdom
Proper credit to whoever said it. Wuddn’t me.
  • Expectations are disappointments waiting to happen.
  • Don’t always choose situations of comfort over courage.
  • Between stimulus and response, there is a space, and in that space is the power to choose.
What does he Meme?
In response to last week’s Baby on Board rant, Ethan provided me with this:
Thanks in Advance
Every time I write an email I get anxiety over how to end it so as not to sound like a total tool. “Sincerely, Regards, Warmest Regards?” How? Gag. Now there is research that shows how to end an email if you truly want a response.
I used to just put “Thanks” until I read this.
The Wisdom of Norm Peterson - Cheers!
Coach: “What’ll it be, Normie?”
Norm: “Just the usual Coach. I’ll have a froth of beer and a snorkel.”
Something I didn't do but wish I did
Put up a “Lost Dog” poster with a picture of a cat on it.


May your high school letter jacket fit you at some point in the future,
Jeff

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